Author Topic: FAILURE: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat-M – Meteor-M 2-1 et al. – Vostochny - Nov 28, 2017  (Read 66809 times)

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ECM Upcoming missions states that this launch is planned Q4 2017.
It shows a rendering of the payload stag.
ECM has a manifest of 10 cubsats and 15 micro satellites.  It looks like this l launch will h contain the first 16U Cubesat.

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https://www.roscosmos.ru/23971/

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ROSKOSMOS. SCHEDULE OF STARTING IN SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2017
08/29/2017 1:45 PM
The ROSKOSMOSA Commission defined the launch plan for spacecraft (SC) within the framework of the Federal Space Program (FCP), Federal Target Programs (FTP), international cooperation programs and commercial projects in autumn 2017.
 
ROSCOSMOS plans to implement in September-November 2017:
under the ISS program - 2 launcher launch vehicles (LV) from the Baikonur cosmodrome:
September 13 - Soyuz-FG rocket with the transport manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-06;
October 12 - LV "Soyuz 2.1a" with cargo vehicle "Progress MS-07".
 
on a commercial program - 2 launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome:
September 11 - RP Proton-M with Amazonas-5 spacecraft (Amazonas 5);
September 28 - the Proton-M rocket with the Asia-9 satellite (AsiaSat 9).
 
for federal and commercial programs - 2 launches from the cosmodrome PLESETSK:
September 22 - LV "Soyuz-2.1b" with spacecraft "Glonass-M";
October 9-12 (date to be confirmed) - LV "Rokot" with SC "Sentinel-5P" (Sentinel-5 Precursor).
 
according to the federal program - 1 launch from the cosmodrome EASTERN:
November 28 - Soyuz-2.1b LV with Meteor-M spacecraft.
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Any news of launch hardware or the payloads arriving at Vostochniy?

There's news of the launch vehicle in the thread for the following Soyuz launch from Vostochniy, for Kanopus-V #3 and #4.

EDIT: Answer, from above-referenced thread:

why is this 2.1A assembled and taken to the pad, isn't there supposed to be a 2.1B for Meteor or something launching in november?
the 2.1B is not yet delivered
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=17286.msg1718700#msg1718700
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A new processing image of Meteor-M Nº2-1 in final preparations in Energia prior to heading to Vostochny. Apparently, leak checks have been completed and it has already been sent on its way.
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« Last Edit: 10/11/2017 10:26 AM by Alter Sachse »

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I know, I was about to post it myself. It can't be Nº2-1 because it has never been integrated with the Fregat-M/Blok-I, being still in transit to Vostochny. You can also see the secondary payloads installed under it. The picture can be found, for example, here: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/meteor_m2.html
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I know, I was about to post it myself. It can't be Nº2-1 because it has never been integrated with the Fregat-M/Blok-I, being still in transit to Vostochny. You can also see the secondary payloads installed under it. The picture can be found, for example, here: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/meteor_m2.html
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https://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2017/news_10-10.html

"Corporation Energia performed successful leak tests of hydrometeorological spacecraft (SC) No. 2-1 developed by JSC VNIIEM Corporation.

The tests were conducted in a thermal vacuum chamber using a helium procedure in a 24-hour mode for three days jointly with representatives of JSC VNIIEM Corporation under the supervision of SC Roscosmos.

The use of the helium procedure ensures the highest sensitivity and accuracy of the leak tests in vacuum.

After the leak tests, helium was removed from SC with dry compressed air."

...and the noted picture

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https://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2017/news_10-10.html

"Corporation Energia performed successful leak tests of hydrometeorological spacecraft (SC) No. 2-1 developed by JSC VNIIEM Corporation.

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Leak checks for what?

Is there still a pressurized vessel for the spacecraft electronics, etc.?

Or do some of the instruments contain liquids or gases?
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https://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2017/news_10-10.html

"Corporation Energia performed successful leak tests of hydrometeorological spacecraft (SC) No. 2-1 developed by JSC VNIIEM Corporation.

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Leak checks for what?

Is there still a pressurized vessel for the spacecraft electronics, etc.?

Or do some of the instruments contain liquids or gases?
Meteor-MP will be first Meteor version to have a fully unpressurized bus minus propulsion system unless they scale back the project and stick with an existing bus design.

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https://www.roscosmos.ru/24277/
The parts of the carrier rocket for the Meteor satellite are in Vostochniy arrived.
The spacecraft Meteor-M No. 2-1 arrived at the spaceport on October 11.

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https://iz.ru/664893/dmitrii-strugovetc-anastasiia-sinitckaia/novaia-orbita-vostochnogo
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In total, 17 sats are planned to be put into orbit from the Russian territory, among them LEO Vantage and AISSat-3 (both Canada), IDEA (Japan), SEAM (Sweden), two Landmapper-BC and 10 LEMUR (all USA), D- Star One (Germany).
As part of Roscosmos' commitments, the Russian student satellite Baumanets-2 will also be launched.

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https://iz.ru/664893/dmitrii-strugovetc-anastasiia-sinitckaia/novaia-orbita-vostochnogo
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In total, 17 sats are planned to be put into orbit from the Russian territory, among them LEO Vantage and AISSat-3 (both Canada), IDEA (Japan), SEAM (Sweden), two Landmapper-BC and 10 LEMUR (all USA), D- Star One (Germany).
As part of Roscosmos' commitments, the Russian student satellite Baumanets-2 will also be launched.

Has anyone an idea, what IDEA is? Sorry for the pun, but satellites having names corresponding to common words are difficult to find in internet recherches.

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Has anyone an idea, what IDEA is? Sorry for the pun, but satellites having names corresponding to common words are difficult to find in internet recherches.
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Sat builder @sslmda delivers #Telesat Phase 1 prototype LEO broadband sat to Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome for late-Nov launch.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/928010926850224128

Edit to add: here’s the SSL press release
https://sslmda.com/html/pressreleases/2017-11-07-SSL-Small-Satellite-for-Telesat-Delivered-to-Launch-Base-in-Eastern-Russia.php
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I think this is the correct launch based on timelines and launch site.  Please move if incorrect.

https://sslmda.com/html/pressreleases/2017-11-07-SSL-Small-Satellite-for-Telesat-Delivered-to-Launch-Base-in-Eastern-Russia.php

SSL Small Satellite for Telesat Delivered to Launch Base in Eastern Russia
Will be one of Telesat’s two satellites launching into Low Earth Orbit this year as part of company’s planned global constellation

Palo Alto, CA – November 7, 2017 – SSL, a business unit of Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), announced today that the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications satellite it recently provided to Telesat has arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Eastern Russia where it will launch aboard a Soyuz-2 vehicle provided by Glavkosmos. This will be one of two Telesat Phase 1 satellites planned for launch this year that will allow Telesat to start testing key performance parameters of its next generation global LEO constellation.

“Developing this innovative LEO spacecraft for Telesat demonstrates our strength in collaborating with partners to meet new space goals,” said Dario Zamarian, group president of SSL. “With this satellite for Telesat, we have taken an entirely fresh approach to designing a high performing smallsat that will advance Telesat’s plans to launch an important next-generation business.”

The launch of this Phase 1 LEO will be a key step in Telesat’s goal to accelerate the world’s digital transformation by providing, through its LEO constellation, high performing, cost effective, fiber-like connectivity anywhere on the planet for business, government and individual users.

“Telesat’s LEO constellation will deliver fiber-like broadband on a global basis to commercial and government markets, and the launch of our Phase 1 LEO satellites is the starting point in making this next generation system a reality,” said Dave Wendling, Chief Technical Officer of Telesat. “Telesat is grateful to SSL for their many contributions during the design and construction of this innovative spacecraft. We look forward to a successful launch and beginning testing on our Phase 1 LEO satellites shortly after.” 

SSL has worked with Telesat for nearly 20 years to expand its satellite fleet and there are currently two Telesat geostationary satellites in production at SSL’s Palo Alto facility, where the company integrates space proven building blocks with technology advances that enable better performance and more power and capacity for broadcast and broadband applications. 

Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO smallsat is expected to launch in late November from Eastern Russia’s newest launch base, together with a Russian weather observation satellite and several other co-passengers. SSL partnered with the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto, Canada to build the spacecraft and SFL is managing launch base mission operations.

SSL’s growing LEO business includes satellites for Earth Observation, Communications and Satellite Servicing, and demonstrates the company’s agility in implementing new technologies and processes to drive innovation.
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The launcher for the Meteor satellite is mounted in Vostochniy.
http://www.russian.space/1233/
« Last Edit: 11/09/2017 03:55 PM by Alter Sachse »

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