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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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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #21 on: 09/08/2005 05:20 PM »
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Nothing happening here:
http://www.energia.ru/english/index.html

1. Baikonur Cosmodrome
09/08/2005

At 17:07:54 Moscow Time the Soyuz-U/Progress M-54 Rocket and Space Complex was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome.
The launch objective is to deliver necessary cargoes to the International Space Station (ISS) to continue operation of the Orbital Complex and create habitation and working conditions for the crew under the ISS Mission Program and the Russian Side's commitments under the ISS Project.

http://www.energia.ru/english/index.html ;)

2. Space station cargo craft launched by Soyuz rocket
BY JUSTIN RAY

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0509/08progress19p/

3. NASA Space Station Status Report 8 September 2005

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=18013

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #22 on: 09/09/2005 10:21 AM »
I'll slip it into an ISS story today ;)

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #23 on: 09/09/2005 06:13 PM »

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RE: September 8 - Progress M-54 launch
« Reply #24 on: 09/10/2005 10:53 PM »
From Spaceflight Now:

Unmanned cargo craft safely docks to station :)

The International Space Station received a supply shipment from Earth today when a Russian cargo freighter successfully docked to the outpost. The linkup occurred at 10:42 a.m. EDT (1442 GMT) while flying 220 miles over Central Asia. The Progress is carrying food, water, air, thruster fuel and equipment for the station and its resident crew.

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