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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #20 on: 12/19/2008 01:41 PM »
http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&aid=64292&cid=125

Today the loading of Russian equipment onto the Flinterland cargo ship has begun in Saint-Petersburg. The cargo ship will depart to Cayenne till December 22.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #21 on: 12/23/2008 04:16 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=5078

The ship has departed and will arrive to Guyane in two weeks.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #22 on: 12/24/2008 03:52 PM »
http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&aid=64461&cid=125

The first two Soyuz-ST rockets are almost ready. Their delivery to CSG is planned in summer of next year. The first launch is scheduled in the end of 2009. The last Russian over-overall cargoes will be delivered by Toukan ship.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #23 on: 12/24/2008 05:08 PM »
http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&aid=64461&cid=125

The first two Soyuz-ST rockets are almost ready. Their delivery to CSG is planned in summer of next year. The first launch is scheduled in the end of 2009. The last Russian over-overall cargoes will be delivered by Toukan ship.

It is the Toucan ship ! ;-)

Even if it is unofficial, the maiden launch is actually scheduled for 2010.

This year, in Kourou, there will be : Soyouz first launch, Vega first launch, the 200th Ariane and the second ATV ! It would be great year !
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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #24 on: 12/24/2008 05:48 PM »
It is the Toucan ship ! ;-)

Thanks for correction. I thought I have found right spelling.

Soyouz first launch

Soyuz :P

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #25 on: 01/13/2009 11:46 AM »
According to CSG website, Flinterland arrived in Guyane on 8 january.

http://www.cnes-csg.fr/

It brings 74 containers and 51 items which are not packed in containers because of their dimensions.

Along the items : the mechanical arms which will support the launcher on the launch table !
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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #26 on: 01/13/2009 07:44 PM »
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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #27 on: 01/16/2009 11:27 AM »

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #28 on: 01/18/2009 10:29 AM »

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #29 on: 01/23/2009 10:05 PM »
Arianespace and Roscosmos prepare media relations and communication policies for Soyuz
January 22, 2009

http://www.arianespace.com/news-soyuz-vega/2009/2009_01_22_soyuz_media_relations_communication.asp
 
Representatives of the Russian Federal Space Agency’s (Roscosmos) Press Office and Arianespace’s Public Affairs Office held their first working meeting of 2009 to discuss informational and communications policies for the upcoming operations of Soyuz from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

The January 20-21 meeting in Moscow covered such topics as procedures for accommodating the news media for Soyuz missions, along with the means of providing regular updates during launch campaigns for this medium-lift vehicle.  Joining the discussions on January 21 was Sergey Saveliev, the Deputy Head of Roscosmos.

Soyuz is scheduled to begin its operations from the Spaceport late this year, joining the heavy-lift Ariane 5 – which has been in service since the 1990s.  These two vehicles ultimately will be joined at the Spaceport by the lightweight Vega, providing a complete family of commercial launch vehicles operating from one of the world’s most modern launch sites.

Roscosmos is prime contractor for the Russian-built Soyuz, with responsibility for providing the workhorse vehicle that introduced the space age in 1957 – and which continues to serve for commercial, governmental and human spaceflight missions.   More than 1,730 Soyuz launches have been performed to date, including 21 commercial flights from Baikonur Cosmodrome under the commercial management of Arianespace’s Starsem affiliate company.  These missions serve as the precursor to Soyuz’ upcoming introduction at the Spaceport.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #30 on: 01/24/2009 07:07 AM »

Soyouz first launch

Soyuz :P

Союз !!!!

Quite! The English transliteration is Soyuz, the French transliteration is Soyouz. Neither is correct, just canonical in those languages.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #31 on: 02/19/2009 08:43 PM »
Installation of the Soyuz launch system begins at Europe’s Spaceport
February 19, 2009


Construction of Soyuz’ new French Guiana operating site has reached a major milestone with the installation start-up for its launch system – which will support and service the vehicle when it is erected for liftoff.

This activity began with the placement of a multi-segment steel ring inset – known as the support crown – on the Soyuz’ concrete launch pad. It was followed by the mounting of the first of two umbilical masts, which are positioned atop the crown.

Our pictures detail the initial steps in the launch system’s installation, as activity progresses toward completion of the Soyuz launch site later this year.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-soyuz-vega/2009/2009_02_19_soyuz_launchsite_update.asp

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #32 on: 02/19/2009 09:15 PM »
Its interesting to compare the progress of this site with that of the similar class F9 site in Florida.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #33 on: 02/25/2009 08:22 PM »
Installation of the Soyuz launch system begins at Europe’s Spaceport
February 19, 2009


Construction of Soyuz’ new French Guiana operating site has reached a major milestone with the installation start-up for its launch system – which will support and service the vehicle when it is erected for liftoff.

This activity began with the placement of a multi-segment steel ring inset – known as the support crown – on the Soyuz’ concrete launch pad. It was followed by the mounting of the first of two umbilical masts, which are positioned atop the crown.

Our pictures detail the initial steps in the launch system’s installation, as activity progresses toward completion of the Soyuz launch site later this year.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-soyuz-vega/2009/2009_02_19_soyuz_launchsite_update.asp


This will be the first Soyuz launch site with a fixed ring. The digital Soyuz have roll control! The old Soyuz had to be pointed in the correct direction azimuth by rotating the launch platform.
« Last Edit: 02/25/2009 08:23 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #34 on: 02/25/2009 09:42 PM »
This will be the first Soyuz launch site with a fixed ring. The digital Soyuz have roll control! The old Soyuz had to be pointed in the correct direction azimuth by rotating the launch platform.

I have heard this for many years, but it does not seem obvious to me what benefit comes from twirling the Soyuz on the pad in terms of "pointing" the rocket.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #35 on: 02/25/2009 10:13 PM »
This will be the first Soyuz launch site with a fixed ring. The digital Soyuz have roll control! The old Soyuz had to be pointed in the correct direction azimuth by rotating the launch platform.

I have heard this for many years, but it does not seem obvious to me what benefit comes from twirling the Soyuz on the pad in terms of "pointing" the rocket.


The trajectory calculation is reduced to 2 dimesions if the rocket has already pointed to the correct azimuth.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #36 on: 04/01/2009 07:51 AM »
31-03-2009 Guiana Space Center is Looking Forward to Receiving the Mobile Gauntry

Mobile service gauntry is one of the components for the Soyuz launch complex in Guiana Space Center, Kourou, French Guiana. The gauntry is being assembled in Roscosmos test center, NITs RKP. The gautry is 55m high; the weight of its metallic structures is 560 t.

On March 28, Alexander Chulkov, Chief of Roscosmos Directorate, held test readiness review with the technical management in NITs RKP, Peresvet. The meeting concluded about gauntry`s readiness for the workshop tests to start on April 3.

After these tests, the gauntry is to be disassembled, outfitted in line with the tropical operation requirements and shipped to CSG.
 
 

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #37 on: 04/01/2009 08:39 AM »
This will be the first Soyuz launch site with a fixed ring. The digital Soyuz have roll control! The old Soyuz had to be pointed in the correct direction azimuth by rotating the launch platform.

I have heard this for many years, but it does not seem obvious to me what benefit comes from twirling the Soyuz on the pad in terms of "pointing" the rocket.


Is the launch platform rotated for Soyuz-2 launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk?

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #38 on: 04/02/2009 01:08 AM »
This will be the first Soyuz launch site with a fixed ring. The digital Soyuz have roll control! The old Soyuz had to be pointed in the correct direction azimuth by rotating the launch platform.

I have heard this for many years, but it does not seem obvious to me what benefit comes from twirling the Soyuz on the pad in terms of "pointing" the rocket.


The trajectory calculation is reduced to 2 dimesions if the rocket has already pointed to the correct azimuth.

How can a rocket be "pointed" in the correct azimuth? Is the nose tilted towards the right direction?

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #39 on: 04/02/2009 02:41 AM »
No. With rotating LV, you just set mechanically 'zero' for gyroplatform inside, hard-connected to the body of LV.
Of course, Soyuz-2 don't use it, because of different control system.

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