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Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« on: 07/24/2008 12:56 PM »
According to the Roskosmos press service, the 11A511U Soyuz-U launch vehicle that will be used to launch the Progress M-65 in September, has arrived to the Tyura-Tam train station tonight. After passing the costumes procedures the rocket will be transported to the Area 112. In the same train was the launch vehicle for the Soyuz TMA-13 launch.
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Re: Progress M-65 Soyuz-U September launch
« Reply #1 on: 07/25/2008 12:57 PM »
Today has arrived to the Tyura-Tam train station a train from Korolov, Moscow, with the Progress M-65 cargo ship. After the fulfillment of the costumes procedures the composition was converted to a intra-spaceport train and transported to the Area 254.

The craft will now be unloaded from the transport car and will be mounted on a stand where will be prepared to the flight.

Launch is schedule to September 10, 2008.

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Re: Progress M-65 Soyuz-U September launch
« Reply #2 on: 07/25/2008 01:13 PM »
After the fulfillment of the costumes procedures ...

That is actually customs procedures...

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Re: Progress M-65 Soyuz-U September launch
« Reply #3 on: 07/25/2008 01:19 PM »
After the fulfillment of the costumes procedures ...

It's like Halloween for spacecrafts ;)
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Re: Progress M-65 Soyuz-U September launch
« Reply #4 on: 08/14/2008 07:13 PM »
http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153457981

Progress M-65 cargo ship is in the vacuum camera for the checking of leak integrity.

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Re: Progress M-65 Soyuz-U September launch
« Reply #5 on: 08/15/2008 04:44 AM »

Now I'm curious - What's involved with the customs procedures and does it involve customs officers?!

I recall that Apollo astronaunts had to go through something similar right down to filling out declarations of goods they brought back when they returned from the moon.......!


Progress is launched from Baikonur, which is located in Kazakhstan, independent state. The ship and the rocket are manufactured in the Russian Federation, another independent state. There is a regular customs procedure when you ship products (in this case ship and the rocket) from one state to another state (thanks God, no customs dutes - we have a customs union with Kazakhstan).

No more Soviet Union, fortunately or unfortunately... ;)

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Re: Progress M-65 Soyuz-U September launch
« Reply #6 on: 08/20/2008 03:18 PM »
According to http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153458544 the checking of leak integrity of Progress M-65 cargo ship in the vacuum camera is finished.

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Re: Progress M-65 Soyuz-U September launch
« Reply #7 on: 08/27/2008 06:54 PM »
http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153459165

The assembly of the second stage of Soyuz-U rocket was performed today. Progress M-65 cargo ship is preparing to the fuelling of its tanks by propellants.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #8 on: 09/02/2008 05:39 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4085

Tanks of Progress M-65 cargo ship were fuelled by propellants and compressed gases yesterday.

Progress M-65 will deliver new Orlan-MK (# 4 as per my source) spacesuit for ISS.

Two other Orlan-MK (# 5 and # 6 as per my source) spacesuits will arrive aboard Progress M-66 in February 2009.
« Last Edit: 09/02/2008 05:47 PM by anik »

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #9 on: 09/03/2008 05:55 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4097

The installation of fairing onto Progress M-65 cargo ship is planned tomorrow.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #10 on: 09/03/2008 08:47 PM »
MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-167

NASA TV TO AIR THE NEXT SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP ARRIVAL

HOUSTON -- The residents of the International Space Station will
receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies next week. NASA
Television will broadcast its arrival live.

Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineers Oleg
Kononenko and Greg Chamitoff are awaiting the arrival of the
unpiloted ISS Progress 30 resupply craft, which will automatically
dock to the aft port of the Zvezda service module at 4:01 p.m. CDT,
Friday, Sept. 12. NASA TV coverage of the Progress' arrival will
begin at 3:30 p.m., with commentary and any downlink television that
is available.

The cargo ship is carrying more than 2 tons of supplies for the
station's three crew members. The Progress is scheduled to be
launched at 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA TV will not broadcast the launch.

For NASA TV downlink, schedules and streaming video information,
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For more about the crew's activities and station sighting
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http://www.nasa.gov/station 

       
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #12 on: 09/04/2008 09:22 AM »
NASA TV will not broadcast the launch.

Any Russian broadcast?
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #13 on: 09/04/2008 06:02 PM »
http://www.energia.ru/rus/iss/iss18/Progress-65/photo_09-04.html

The fairing was installed onto Progress M-65 cargo ship today.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #14 on: 09/08/2008 01:29 PM »
http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4120

08-09-2008 [RKN] “Soyuz-” with [TGK] “progress M-65” it is exported to the launching pad

At the spaceport Baikonur continues the work on launch preparation of space rocket “Soyuz-” with the transport cargo ship “progress M-65”.
   
Today in 5:00 in accordance with the operating schedule it was Moscow time produced removal [RKN] on the area of №1 of spaceport. [RKN] “Soyuz-” with [TGK] “progress M-65” was established on the launching pad. After which the calculations of the enterprises of rocket-space industry began checkings of spacecraft and carrier rocket (general tests and survey of telemetry).
   
The launch of space rocket “Soyuz-” with the transport cargo spacecraft “progress M-65” is planned to 23.49.59 Moscow time on September 10 of this year.
 
 

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #15 on: 09/09/2008 02:48 PM »
September 6, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-65 spacecraft was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility.

photos:

http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss18/progress-m-65/photo_09-06-01.html

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September 8, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Soyuz-U launch vehicle was rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad. Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Progress M-65 transport vehicle is installed on the launch pad. L-2 days activities have been started.

photos:

http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss18/progress-m-65/photo_09-08.html
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #16 on: 09/10/2008 04:22 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4144

The State Commission at Baikonur has decided to approve the fuelling of stages of Soyuz-U rocket by propellants. The fuelling should begin at 16:00 UTC. The launch is planned at 19:50:02 UTC.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #17 on: 09/10/2008 07:20 PM »
This should be going live pretty quick.
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #18 on: 09/10/2008 07:46 PM »

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #19 on: 09/10/2008 07:50 PM »
Soyuz-U rocket is launched.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #20 on: 09/10/2008 09:46 PM »
Soyuz-U rocket is launched.

Andrey, do you have the exact launch time and the 11A511U Soyuz-U serial number?

Thanks!

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #21 on: 09/10/2008 10:05 PM »
Live webcast is on http://www.vesti.ru/video1.asx?vid=onair

Dang, I lost it! But thanks a million for the link, it seems Progress launches are at last starting to get transmitted, good move by Roskosmos' PR. Will Vesti be providing coverage from now on? Only of Progress/ISS launches or can we also expect some less common ones? I know, I know, getting to excited  ::)
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #22 on: 09/11/2008 04:05 AM »
mms://video.rfn.ru/rtr-vesti/149844.asf

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10-09-2008 Soyuz-U Successfully Lifted Off and Placed Progress M-65 into Orbit
    Perfectly in line with the schedule, Soyuz-U launcher lifted off from Baikonur pad 1 at 11:50:02 p.m. Moscow time (19:50:02 GMT), on Sept. 10, 2008, thus initiating Progress M-65 supply mission to the International Space Station. In appr. 530 s, the space vehicle was successfully placed in the orbit.
   Russian Progress cargo vehicle carries propellant, food, water and consumables essential for the station and the crew. Progress M-65 docking to the ISS is scheduled for Sept. 13, at 01:01a.m. Moscow time (Sept. 12 09:01p.m. GMT).
   
   Roscosmos Press Office
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #23 on: 09/11/2008 04:19 AM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4085

Tanks of Progress M-65 cargo ship were fuelled by propellants and compressed gases yesterday.

Progress M-65 will deliver new Orlan-MK (# 4 as per my source) spacesuit for ISS.

Two other Orlan-MK (# 5 and # 6 as per my source) spacesuits will arrive aboard Progress M-66 in February 2009.

Andrey, is this the first Orlan to be launched since M-27 on Progress M-49?
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #24 on: 09/11/2008 01:47 PM »
Andrey, do you have the exact launch time and the 11A511U Soyuz-U serial number?

19:50:02.093 UTC.

Andrey, is this the first Orlan to be launched since M-27 on Progress M-49?

Yes.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #25 on: 09/11/2008 02:35 PM »
I understand Friday's P30 docking will be postponed due to Hurricane Ike's closing of MCC-H.  Anyone have a new docking date/time?

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #26 on: 09/11/2008 04:14 PM »
I understand Friday's P30 docking will be postponed due to Hurricane Ike's closing of MCC-H.  Anyone have a new docking date/time?

Likely Wednesday.  But that is still being worked.  MCC-M is assessing how long they can loiter.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #27 on: 09/11/2008 07:44 PM »
I understand Friday's P30 docking will be postponed due to Hurricane Ike's closing of MCC-H.  Anyone have a new docking date/time?

Actually, you are a bit late here by a few decades.

Progress 30 actualy docked with the Mir Complex on May 21st, 1987.   It has nothing to do with ISS.
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #28 on: 09/11/2008 08:14 PM »
Launch Vehicle - Soyuz
Payload - Progress M-65
ISS Flight - 30P

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #29 on: 09/11/2008 09:06 PM »
Launch Vehicle - Soyuz
Payload - Progress M-65
ISS Flight - 30P

In fact 11A511U Soyuz-U...

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #30 on: 09/12/2008 01:37 AM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4085

Tanks of Progress M-65 cargo ship were fuelled by propellants and compressed gases yesterday.

Progress M-65 will deliver new Orlan-MK (# 4 as per my source) spacesuit for ISS.

Two other Orlan-MK (# 5 and # 6 as per my source) spacesuits will arrive aboard Progress M-66 in February 2009.

Would you know the stripe color for each one? (For my records  :) )

There's 3 photos here (scroll down a bit) of the MK at the Japanese "NPO Intercos" site (suit #3, red stripes, on display), and one RIAN photo here (#2, blue stripes).
« Last Edit: 09/12/2008 01:49 AM by Suzy »

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #31 on: 09/12/2008 10:52 AM »
An Orlan-MK was in exhibition during MAKS-2005. I've posted pictures here :

http://membres.lycos.fr/maks2005/maks/008.html
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #32 on: 09/12/2008 01:17 PM »
Would you know the stripe color for each one?

There is tradition of NPP Zvezda. If the serial number has last even digit, then the spacesuit has blue stripes, if last odd digit, then red stripes. So spacesuits #4 and #6 have blue stripes, #5 - red stripes.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #33 on: 09/12/2008 01:39 PM »
On another forum, we were wondering if Progress M65 already had the digital mods.
According http://www.friends-partners.org/pipermail/fpspace/2007-August/023644.html it was supposed to, but the news is one year old so maybe it has changed ...
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #34 on: 09/12/2008 01:45 PM »
As I know, Orlan-MK #1 was used in the series of destructive tests. Like 100kg hammer on helmet or high speed particles penetration, like micrometeorite hits. It should be sort of devastated now. So its stripes color doesn't really matter. :)
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #35 on: 09/12/2008 02:02 PM »
On another forum, we were wondering if Progress M65 already had the digital mods. According http://www.friends-partners.org/pipermail/fpspace/2007-August/023644.html it was supposed to, but the news is one year old so maybe it has changed

New TsVM-101 computer and new MBITS compact digital onboard informing telemetry system will be on Progress M-01M cargo ship, the launch of which is planned on November 26th, 2008.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #36 on: 09/12/2008 04:52 PM »
New TsVM-101 computer and new MBITS compact digital onboard informing telemetry system will be on Progress M-01M cargo ship, the launch of which is planned on November 26th, 2008.
Thanks. According the ISS Daily Reports, the 26th of November is the launch date of Progress M-66 so I guess Progress M-01M and M-66 are the same (different designations)
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #37 on: 09/12/2008 05:05 PM »
According the ISS Daily Reports, the 26th of November is the launch date of Progress M-66 so I guess Progress M-01M and M-66 are the same (different designations)

In RSC Energia's internal plan of ISS flight the launch of Progress M-01M (#401) cargo ship is scheduled for November 26, 2008 and of Progress M-66 (#366) - for February 10, 2009.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #38 on: 09/12/2008 06:11 PM »
Thanks again for the update Anik.
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #39 on: 09/12/2008 09:28 PM »
Final assembly, roll-out and placing, 5 min, 34MB

http://tvroscosmos.ru/picture_library/video/Start/progressM-65.wmv

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #40 on: 09/12/2008 09:57 PM »
Would you know the stripe color for each one?

There is tradition of NPP Zvezda. If the serial number has last even digit, then the spacesuit has blue stripes, if last odd digit, then red stripes. So spacesuits #4 and #6 have blue stripes, #5 - red stripes.

Interesting bit of trivia, thanks!  :)

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #41 on: 09/17/2008 12:00 PM »
Is there going to be any live coverage of the docking?

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #42 on: 09/17/2008 06:12 PM »
TsuP has begun live coverage


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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #43 on: 09/17/2008 06:13 PM »
availble at:

mms://193.233.61.171/live

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #44 on: 09/17/2008 06:15 PM »
Closing in


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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #45 on: 09/17/2008 06:19 PM »

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #46 on: 09/17/2008 06:23 PM »
flyaround ending, lining up for staion keeping

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #47 on: 09/17/2008 06:26 PM »
now lined up with the Zvezda aft port

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #48 on: 09/17/2008 06:30 PM »
Zvezda thuster firings evident on the TV downlink
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #49 on: 09/17/2008 06:36 PM »
Looks like final approach has been initiated

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #50 on: 09/17/2008 06:36 PM »
sunset
« Last Edit: 09/17/2008 06:38 PM by spaceamillion »

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #51 on: 09/17/2008 06:39 PM »
Awaiting Russian Ground Station AOS an 0241 EST

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #52 on: 09/17/2008 06:43 PM »
TsUP coverage appears to have been lost - maybe too many users

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #53 on: 09/17/2008 07:03 PM »
Novosti reports docking was accomplished at 0243 EST (1843 GMT)

Coverage for me was lost from TsUp during approach

current scene at TsUP
« Last Edit: 09/17/2008 07:04 PM by spaceamillion »

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #54 on: 09/17/2008 07:07 PM »
TsUP Press release:

“The progress M-65” in the composition ISS

Press service TsUP, on September 17, 2008

On September 17, 2008 22 hours 43 minutes of 08 seconds Moscow time (18: 43: 08 GMT) is realized docking cargo spacecraft “progress M-65” with the International Space Station. Cargo ship moored to the attachment point of the service module of official module “Zvezda”. “Progress M-65” delivered on iss more than two and one-half of the tons of different loads, in number of which fuel-, oxygen, water, food products, scientific gear, auxiliary equipment for the Russian and American segments of station, and also message for the crew. Jointing was carried out in the automatic regime under the control of Mission Control Center also of crew iss.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #55 on: 09/17/2008 07:09 PM »
Progress M-65 now docked to ISS.

TsUP graphic

« Last Edit: 09/17/2008 07:09 PM by spaceamillion »

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #56 on: 09/17/2008 07:13 PM »
NASA update:

Progress Docks to ISS

A Russian Progress cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station Wednesday, after being delayed by Hurricane Ike. The ISS Progress 30 docked on time at 2:43 p.m. EDT Wednesday, to the aft docking port of the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module. Docking occurred one week after Progress launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The cargo ship brings more than 2 tons of supplies, including a new shipment of food and fuel, to Station Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Greg Chamitoff.

The next major ISS activity will be ESA's deorbiting of the "Jules Verne" Automated Transfer Vehicle on Sept. 29 followed by a Service Module engine reboost of the station on Oct. 2 to set the stage for the launch of the Expedition 18/Spaceflight Participant crew on Oct. 12.

The Progress docking, originally set for Friday, Sept. 12, was postponed when space station mission control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston closed due to the approaching storm. The center is recovering and won't reopen until Monday, Sept. 22. The International Space Station continues to be controlled by NASA flight controllers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #57 on: 09/17/2008 07:50 PM »
Thanks for keeping us updated.  Much appreciated.
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #58 on: 09/17/2008 08:15 PM »
Progress successfully docked.  Kudos to the BCC team!

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #59 on: 09/17/2008 08:34 PM »
Today's NASA ISS status report says:

Launched on 9/10 (3:50:02pm EDT), the (Progress M-65) cargo vehicle was “standing by” since 9/12, orbiting independently in a holding position to await resumption of adequate NASA ground support after the Hurricane emergency.  For remote commanding of Progress, Russia has 12 RGSs (Russian Groundsites) spread west-to-east along northern Russia.  They up-command autonomously but are connected to TsUP-Moscow for real-time telemetry & video via fiber optic land lines and the Primyorka geostationary satellite (Molniya sats were not used for 30P).

First time I have heard of the  "Primyorka geostationary satellite " and Google doesn't recogise it.

Does anyone have any further info ?

TIA
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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #60 on: 09/18/2008 03:03 PM »
First time I have heard of the "Primyorka geostationary satellite" and Google doesn't recogise it. Does anyone have any further info?

It is not geostationary satellite. It is satellite communication system.

http://niir.ru/eng/page.php?trid=140

"SCS [satellite communication system - anik] “Primorka” is a highly automated system of trunk satellite communications, which permits to effect remote booking of channel resource by users of channel capacity with the help of software comprising the higher level automatic control system. The system is an ideal overlay network tool for automatic back up of trunk terrestrial communication channels. The maximal aggregate rate of all information channels of “Primorets” station adds up to 20 Mbps"

"Satellite communications stations “Primorets” intended for satellite communications system “Primorka” contains a full complex of redundant radio technical equipment with a developed structure of channeling equipment for transmitting all current types of information, including the TV video signal"

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #61 on: 09/18/2008 04:45 PM »
Progress docking video : mms://video.rfn.ru/rtr-vesti/151124.asf
Best regards, Stephan

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #62 on: 09/19/2008 06:20 PM »
First time I have heard of the "Primyorka geostationary satellite" and Google doesn't recogise it. Does anyone have any further info?

It is not geostationary satellite. It is satellite communication system.

http://niir.ru/eng/page.php?trid=140

"SCS [satellite communication system - anik] “Primorka” is a highly automated system of trunk satellite communications, which permits to effect remote booking of channel resource by users of channel capacity with the help of software comprising the higher level automatic control system. The system is an ideal overlay network tool for automatic back up of trunk terrestrial communication channels. The maximal aggregate rate of all information channels of “Primorets” station adds up to 20 Mbps"

"Satellite communications stations “Primorets” intended for satellite communications system “Primorka” contains a full complex of redundant radio technical equipment with a developed structure of channeling equipment for transmitting all current types of information, including the TV video signal"


Thanks for that Anik !!

Now I understand.

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #63 on: 09/19/2008 07:55 PM »
Just for completeness here are three frame grabs from the final approach and docking from the TsUP coverage

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #64 on: 09/20/2008 01:14 AM »
"Must see" video. Very close to LV POVs :)
http://tvroscosmos.ru/picture_library/video/start31.wmv

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Re: Progress M-65 launch - September 10, 2008
« Reply #65 on: 09/20/2008 01:38 AM »
"Must see" video. Very close to LV POVs :)
http://tvroscosmos.ru/picture_library/video/start31.wmv
Nice, thanks.  That's the closest I've seen.  On another note, it's kind of interesting to observe how the Soyuz's launch pad release mechanism works (with the counterweghts, and the rocket basically 'hanging' over the blast pit until thurst is built up)

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