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RE: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #20 on: 09/11/2007 04:31 PM »
Foton-M3 mission to launch European experiments
11 September 2007

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMN5ZMPQ5F_FeatureWeek_0.html

"An unmanned Foton-M3 capsule, carrying a payload of around 40 European experiments, will launch onboard a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 13:00 CEST (11:00 UT) this Friday"

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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #21 on: 09/11/2007 10:39 PM »
I have posted this page http://www.yes2.info/?q=frontpage in the opening post of the thread, but I'll repost it again for anyone interested in seeing the last developments in the mission, told by the students involved in YES2. I didn't find any extremely helpful site about Foton, however.

Some amateur photos of the mission, the Soyuz integration buildings, the launch complex and "stupid things" (but always interesting to see for those of us who haven't been there) like everyday life in Baikonur, taken by the team, in here: http://public.fotki.com/fiabo/yes2-baikonur/
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RE: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #22 on: 09/12/2007 12:44 PM »
Below are three pages from Roskosmos website with images of installation of scientific equipment into/onto Foton-M No. 3 satellite:

http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2422
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2424
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2425

The assembly of the space head part and its docking with Soyuz-U rocket are scheduled for today's evening... Soyuz-U rollout to the launch pad 1/5 is planned tomorrow...

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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #23 on: 09/12/2007 07:19 PM »
Launch live web coverage ??????

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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #24 on: 09/12/2007 07:50 PM »
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Launch live web coverage ??????

Alas, no... :(

One more page with images of equipment installation has been published on http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2426

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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #25 on: 09/12/2007 08:03 PM »
ok,perhaps after launch on http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/ ;)

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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #26 on: 09/12/2007 08:18 PM »
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ok,perhaps after launch on http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/ ;)
Don't count it. John44 actually records those videos of Internet streams, so no live launch coverage means no video.
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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #27 on: 09/12/2007 08:26 PM »
ok  :frown:

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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #28 on: 09/12/2007 09:37 PM »
Maybe something will spring up in ESA's site between now and launch... but most probably, if we don't get to see it live, some video will appear in either that site or the YES 2.
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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #29 on: 09/13/2007 01:01 PM »
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anik - 12/9/2007  9:50 PM

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Launch live web coverage ??????

Alas, no... :(

The transmission will be webcast from 09:55 to 11:15 GMT from the following site:

http://www.viewontv.com/esa/2007-09_foton-m3/
Waldemar Zwierzchlejski (astropl)
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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #30 on: 09/13/2007 01:20 PM »
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astropl - 13/9/2007  8:01 AM

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anik - 12/9/2007  9:50 PM

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star2 - 12/9/2007  11:19 PM

Launch live web coverage ??????

Alas, no... :(

The transmission will be webcast from 09:55 to 11:15 GMT from the following site:

http://www.viewontv.com/esa/2007-09_foton-m3/

This is great! Thank you very much for this!!!

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Re: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #31 on: 09/13/2007 02:02 PM »
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astropl - 13/9/2007  5:01 PM

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anik - 12/9/2007  9:50 PM

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star2 - 12/9/2007  11:19 PM

Launch live web coverage ??????

Alas, no... :(

The transmission will be webcast from 09:55 to 11:15 GMT from the following site:

http://www.viewontv.com/esa/2007-09_foton-m3/

Waldemar, thanks for correction and finding!... :)

Big image of YES2 experiment is on http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2428

Today Soyuz-U rocket with Foton-M No. 3 satellite has been transported to the launch pad No. 1/5... Photos of rollout are on http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2429 (one of photos is below)...

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No webcast yet, but moved for live coverage.

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #33 on: 09/14/2007 10:18 AM »
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No webcast yet, but moved for live coverage.
Weired. ESA says that the webcast should have started by now as it was set to start at 12:00 CEST, some 18 minutes ago: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM7I713J6F_index_0.html
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #34 on: 09/14/2007 10:18 AM »
[email protected] needs to turn on the webcast!

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Chris Bergin - 14/9/2007  12:02 PM

No webcast yet, but moved for live coverage.
Weired. ESA says that the webcast should have started by now as it was set to start at 12:00 CEST, some 18 minutes ago: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM7I713J6F_index_0.html

Indeed. This is going to be the worst live event thread ever if they don't sort it out! ;)

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Well, I make it that we're under T-10 minutes.

Given ESA's site isn't exactly something that updates in real time, I have a sneaky feeling the launch may have been scrubbed. That or they are still linking to a dead webcast.

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #37 on: 09/14/2007 11:00 AM »
The list of experiments aboard Foton M-3 can be found here

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz launch with Foton-M3 and YES2 - 14 Sept 2007
« Reply #38 on: 09/14/2007 11:00 AM »
T-0, still no webcast...

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And there goes the T-0. ESA still with "Foton-M3 on schedule for launch" - but that's an old story. No webcast. Rather frustrating!

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