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September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« on: 08/10/2005 01:07 PM »
Progress M-54 (factory number 354) cargo ship was delivered on Baikonur cosmodrome on July 31. Launch of Soyuz-U rocket with spacecraft is planned on September 8.

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #1 on: 08/10/2005 01:26 PM »
I love the reliabilty of Russian launches. They really do get it right in recent years despite not having as much money to do so.

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #2 on: 08/10/2005 01:31 PM »
Have the Russians recieved confirmation of NASA being unable to launch Atlantis on STS-121 in our September window? Wondering if that will affect Progress' cargo manifest?

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #3 on: 08/10/2005 02:52 PM »
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Have the Russians recieved confirmation of NASA being unable to launch Atlantis on STS-121 in our September window?

I do not know about reception of official confirmation, but, for example, MCC-M (Korolyov) experts guess or know about it already for a long time...

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Wondering if that will affect Progress' cargo manifest?

There is a month before Progress M-54 launch (on September 8 approximately at 13:07:48 UTC), therefore the list of itís cargoes maybe changed... But change of other Progress M launch dates for this reason will not be, I think...

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #4 on: 08/22/2005 08:41 AM »
So just a few weeks till we see a Russian launch?  Is there a webcast?
Let's go and explore space.

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #5 on: 08/24/2005 10:18 PM »
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Is there a webcast?

I think that, unfortunately, NO... :( However, Progress M-54 docking, as always, will be on NASA TV! :)

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #6 on: 08/25/2005 06:35 PM »
That's one thing then! :)

Any news you have on pre-launch of Progress will be great, Anik!

Thanks :)

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #7 on: 08/26/2005 12:53 PM »
Progress M-54 was in a pressure chamber for pneumovacuum tests on August 16-21. Unloading of Soyuz-U rocket blocks, intended for Progress M-54 launch, was held on August 17. Fuelling of Progress M-54 engine by components of rocket fuel and compressed gases is planned on August 31

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #8 on: 08/28/2005 09:36 AM »
Pressure chamber for Soyuz TMA and Progress M/M1 in the assembly-test building on the area 254 on Baikonur cosmodrome

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #9 on: 08/31/2005 04:05 PM »
Baikonur Cosmodrome
08/31/2005

Fueling of the Progress M-54 transport cargo vehicle with propellants and compressed gases was completed

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_08-31.html

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #10 on: 08/31/2005 05:44 PM »
anik

Whats the discussion all about, New Orleans and impact on spaceflight?

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #11 on: 08/31/2005 07:44 PM »
I think, that it's a meeting of specialists, which participate in Progress M-54 fuelling

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #12 on: 08/31/2005 08:36 PM »
great pictures. Thanks Anik.

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #13 on: 09/01/2005 12:16 PM »
Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/01/2005

Progress M-54 fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_09-01.html


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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #14 on: 09/05/2005 02:03 PM »
Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/02/2005

Progress M-54 cargo vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_09-02.html

Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/03/2005

Designers inspection of the Progress M-54 cargo vehicle was completed in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility. Payload shroud roll on to the Progress M-54 spacecraft was performed

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_09-03.html

Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/04/2005

Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-54 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_09-04.html

Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/05/2005

The orbital module was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_09-05.html

A meeting of the Governmental Commission and the Technical Management was held where a decision was made to roll out the launch vehicle carrying Progress M-54 to the launch pad

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_09-05_02.html


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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #16 on: 09/06/2005 02:36 PM »
Talk about Operational Space vehicle - Eh not test flights no more..

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #17 on: 09/06/2005 06:31 PM »
Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/06/2005

At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time (01:00 UTC - anik note), the transporter with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle and the Progress M-54 spacecraft left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress M-54 system was erected on the launcher. First launch day activities began

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_09-06.html

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #18 on: 09/06/2005 08:21 PM »
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anik - 6/9/2005  2:31 PM

Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/06/2005

At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time (01:00 UTC - anik note), the transporter with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle and the Progress M-54 spacecraft left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress M-54 system was erected on the launcher. First launch day activities began



This is far too simple... Its like clockwork... amazing, quite amazing with so little $$$.... You folks need a few more studies and enquires and a lot more meetings with contracted services to slow things down to a halt..  MAF could help, when they get back on line.

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #19 on: 09/07/2005 03:25 AM »
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anik - 6/9/2005  1:31 PM

Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/06/2005

At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time (01:00 UTC - anik note), the transporter with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle and the Progress M-54 spacecraft left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress M-54 system was erected on the launcher. First launch day activities began

http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/iss11/progress-m-54/photo_09-06.html

So they transport to the pad via a train! :)

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