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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #240 on: 12/31/2015 06:07 PM »
Even more ST-A rockets?

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Сертификация РН «Союз-СТ-Б» (30/136)
Сертификация РН «Союз-СТ-А» (6/137)
Сертификация РН «Союз-СТ-А» (23/137)
Сертификация РН «Союз-СТ-А» (24/137)
Сертификация РН «Союз-СТ-А» (25/137)
Сертификация РН «Союз-СТ-А» (26/137)
Сертификация ГО 81КС (30/136)
Сертификация ГО 81КС (6/137)
Сертификация ГО 81КС (23/137)
Сертификация ГО 81КС (24/137)
Сертификация ГО 81КС (25/137)
Сертификация ГО 81КС (26/137)
http://www.samspace.ru/upload/iblock/bfb/План%20закупки%20товаров%20(работ,%20услуг)%20АО%20РКЦ%20Прогресс.xlsx
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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #241 on: 05/14/2016 03:57 PM »
« Last Edit: 05/20/2016 09:52 AM by Stan Black »

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #242 on: 05/14/2016 09:06 PM »
A Soyuz-STB and fairing delivered for VS16. Rocket 24/136 for mission 20. Only one rocket this time? Also first delivery of Soyuz by MN Toucan?

http://www.csgpreparationlancement.com/soyouz/vol-soyouz-16-arrivee-des-elements-du-lanceur/
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/download/download.html?id=21478981
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/documents.html?noticeId=3650503

Not sure if its the first, I've seen MN colibri a couple of times, ST-B is mainly used by us or O3b, we are switching to A5 so less ST-B needed (although we will probably use them again...)

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #243 on: 09/26/2016 06:51 PM »
It looks like the next two rockets, to be sent to the launch site, will be a Soyuz-ST-B with a fairing from a different rocket; and a Soyuz-ST-A with matching fairing.
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РН «Союз-СТ-Б» (РН 30/136), ГО 81КС (ГО 6/137) и
РН «Союз-СТ-А» (РН 7/137), ГО 81КС (ГО 7/137)
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?noticeId=4258157
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/download/download.html?id=25269874

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #244 on: 01/27/2017 04:48 PM »
Rocket delivery dates to the launch site:-

1st Shipment November 2009                                                   
  Soyuz-ST-A  SZ01  25М133С  Ш15000-001  81КС  Ш15000-003                    
  Soyuz-ST-A  SZ02  26М133С  Ш15000-002  81КС  Ш15000-004                    
                                                                             
2nd Shipment June 2011                                                       
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ08  16М135С  Б15000-001  81КС  Б15000-011  VS01 Galileo-IOV  
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ09  17М135С  И15000-002  81КС  И15000-012  VS03 Galileo-IOV  
                                                                             
Delivery by air, December 2011                                               
  Third stage SZ04   2М134С  Б15000-004                                      
                                                                             
3rd Shipment October 2012                                                    
  Third stage SZ01  25М133С  Ш15000-001                    VS04              
  Fairing     SZ04                       81КС  Б15000-006  VS04              
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ11  19М135С  Е15000-003  81КС  Л15000-014  VS05              
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ12  20М135С  Е15000-004  81КС  Е15000-015  VS06              
                                                                             
4th Shipment July 2013                                                       
  Third stage SZ02  26М133С  Ш15000-002                    VS09 Sentinel-1A  
  Soyuz-ST-A  SZ04   2М134С  Б15000-004                    VS09 Sentinel-1A  
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ13  21М135С  Е15000-005  81КС  Е15000-016  VS07 Gaia         
                                                                             
5th Shipment                                                                 
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ14  22М135С  Е15000-006  81КС  Е15000-017  VS09              
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ15   5М136С  Т15000-007  81КС  Т15000-020  VS10 O3B          
                                                                             
6th Shipment November 2014                                                   
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ16  10М136С  Т15000-008  81КС  Т15000-021  VS11 Galileo-FOC  
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ17  11М136С  Т15000-009  81КС  Г15000-022  VS12 Galileo-FOC  
                                                                             
7th Shipment May 2015                                                        
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ18  13М136С  Р15000-010  81КС  Г15000-023  VS13 Galileo-FOC  
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ19  21М136С  Р15000-011  81КС  Р15000-024  VS15 Galileo-FOC  
                                                                             
8th Shipment November 2015                                                   
  Soyuz-ST-A  SZ22  14М135С  Р15000-005  81КС  Р15000-029  VS14 Sentinel-1B  
                                                                             
9th Shipment May 2016                                                        
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ20  24М136С  Р15000-012  81КС         025  VS16 HISPASAT-AG1 
                                                                             
10th Shipment                                                                
  Soyuz-ST-B  SZ21  30М136С         013                                      
  Fairing     SZ24   6М137С              81КС                                
  Soyuz-ST-A  SZ23   7М137С              81КС                                
                                                                             

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http://www.arianespace.com/news-feature-story/2009/11-25-2009-soyuz-arrival.asp
http://www.aex.ru/news/2011/12/1/90760/
http://www.csgpreparationlancement.com/soyouz/vs04-arrivee-et-transfert-delements-du-lanceur/
http://www.seaport.spb.ru/press/release/179/
http://www.arianespace.com/news-feature-story/2012/10-11-2012-4soyuz-launchers-at-spaceport.asp
http://www.seaport.spb.ru/press/release/240/
http://www.arianespace.com/news-soyuz-vega/2013/2013-7-23-soyuz-update.asp
http://www.seaport.spb.ru/press/release/314/
http://www.seaport.spb.ru/press/release/349/
« Last Edit: 01/27/2017 04:59 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #245 on: 01/27/2017 08:00 PM »
VS16 fairing = Р15000-025
source: mark 1 eyeball
« Last Edit: 01/27/2017 08:01 PM by Jester »

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #246 on: 03/16/2017 07:54 PM »
http://samspace.ru/news/press_relizy/9734/

Блок III ступени РН «Союз-СТ» доставлен в Гвианский космический центр
16 марта 2017

15 марта 2017 года в Гвианский космический центр доставлен блок III ступени (блок «И») ракеты-носителя «Союз-СТ-А».

13 марта 2017 г. блок III ступени был отправлен из АО «РКЦ «Прогресс» рейсом воздушного судна ИЛ-76 по маршруту аэродром «Безымянка» - аэропорт «Ульяновск» - аэропорт «Вила до Порто» (Португалия) - аэропорт «Рошамбо» (Французская Гвиана).

В соответствии с графиком, 15 марта 2017 г. блок III ступени доставлен в Гвианский космический центр.

16 марта специалисты РКЦ «Прогресс» приступили к работам с блоком в составе РН «Союз-СТ-А», запуск которой запланирован на 4 апреля 2017 года.

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Блок III ступени РН «Союз-СТ» доставлен в Гвианский космический центр
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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #247 on: 06/27/2017 07:27 PM »
THE PARIS COURT OF APPEAL ISSUES A FAVORABLE DECISION IN THE SO-CALLED “YUKOS SHAREHOLDERS’ CASE”

27.06.2017
On 27 June 2017, the Paris Court of Appeal, ahead of the schedule, issued the verdict on the so-called “Yukos shareholders’ case”.

The decision of the court is rendered in favor of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation and its French partners allowing to release the amounts in the accounts of the French company “Arianespace” intended to be paid for the work of the Russian rocket and space enterprises under the contract within the Soyuz at the Guiana Space Center Program.

The amount of 300 million U.S. dollars was arrested by the French bailiffs in 2015 pursuant to the decision of the Arbitration Court of Paris dated 18 July 2014 about the exequatur of the decision of the Hague Tribunal in the case of “former Yukos shareholders against the Russian Federation”.

In 2016, ROSCOSMOS State Corporation successfully challenged the arrest in a court of first instance, but then the funds were not unlocked as opponents immediately filed an appeal which was considered by the Paris Court of Appeal on 19 April 2017.

In the decision published today, the court has recognized that, under its contracts with Arianespace, the Federal Space Agency and its successor ROSCOSMOS State Corporation were acting on their own authority and wherefore, the amount due and payable shall not be deemed to be property of the Russian Federation which the “former Yukos shareholders” claim to.

Therefore, the court has ordered to remove an arrest of the blocked funds while the expenses incurred due to the court of first instance and the court of appeal shall be recovered by Veteran Enterprises Ltd., the Cypriot company representing the interests of the “former Yukos shareholders”.

In this regard, Sergey Savelyev, ROSCOSMOS Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, noted: ‘The law and justice have defeated a politicized demagoguery and the desire to grab a large sum. I would like to congratulate all the people who supported Roscosmos on the victory and to thank our French partners for their assistance. Today’s verdict has become a clear proof of our position and proper reasoning, developed through a partnership between Russian and French lawyers. Now the way to further development of our joint commercial projects with Arianespace is open”.


http://glavkosmos.com/news/roscosmos-the-paris-court-of-appeal-issues-a-favorable-decision-in-the-so-called-yukos-shareholders-case/

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #248 on: 06/27/2017 07:57 PM »
THE PARIS COURT OF APPEAL ISSUES A FAVORABLE DECISION IN THE SO-CALLED “YUKOS SHAREHOLDERS’ CASE”

I wasn't aware this litigation was taking place. Was this affecting Soyuz operations in Kourou? Are they expected to pick up with this verdict?
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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #249 on: 06/27/2017 08:24 PM »
It did not impact the last launches at CSG as far as I know. They will indeed increase launch rate in 2018-2019 with OneWeb deployment.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #250 on: 06/28/2017 05:02 PM »
Cross Posting from my post in Information on Soyuz Rocket thread:

Russia to eventually switch fuel type of all Kerolox stages on all rockets from RG-1 to Naftil starting with Soyuz-2 series first then later Soyuz FG once the fuel type get approval for use on man rated flights. Other companies also plan to make the switch but they haven't revealed when they plan to make the transition.

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On June 27, the Chief Designer Council, overseeing the development of Soyuz rockets, met at RKTs Progress in the city of Samara, where this rocket family is manufactured. According to the official press-release issued a day later, the meeting re-confirmed two launches of the Soyuz rockets from the Vostochny launch site in the 4th quarter of 2017 with Kanopus-V No. 3-4 and Meteor-M No. 1-2 satellites. The head of the launch vehicle development at RKTs Progress Dmitry Baranov reported that the rockets for the two missions had been scheduled for shipment to Vostochny at the end of August and the end of October.

The same meeting also reviewed preparations for switching the Soyuz-2 series of rockets to a new fuel, known in Russian as naftil.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #251 on: 06/28/2017 08:44 PM »
Cross Posting from my post in Information on Soyuz Rocket thread:

Russia to eventually switch fuel type of all Kerolox stages on all rockets from RG-1 to Naftil starting with Soyuz-2 series first then later Soyuz FG once the fuel type get approval for use on man rated flights. Other companies also plan to make the switch but they haven't revealed when they plan to make the transition.

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http://russianspaceweb.com/soyuz_lv_2017.html#vostochny

On June 27, the Chief Designer Council, overseeing the development of Soyuz rockets, met at RKTs Progress in the city of Samara, where this rocket family is manufactured. According to the official press-release issued a day later, the meeting re-confirmed two launches of the Soyuz rockets from the Vostochny launch site in the 4th quarter of 2017 with Kanopus-V No. 3-4 and Meteor-M No. 1-2 satellites. The head of the launch vehicle development at RKTs Progress Dmitry Baranov reported that the rockets for the two missions had been scheduled for shipment to Vostochny at the end of August and the end of October.

The same meeting also reviewed preparations for switching the Soyuz-2 series of rockets to a new fuel, known in Russian as naftil.

This is the first I've heard of "naftil". From the name, perhaps it is a rocket-grade kerosene which has a higher concentration of double-benzine rings ("naphthalene")?
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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #252 on: 06/28/2017 10:51 PM »
This is the first I've heard of "naftil". From the name, perhaps it is a rocket-grade kerosene which has a higher concentration of double-benzine rings ("naphthalene")?

To my understanding the Russians differentiate Kerosene T-1 "керосина Т-1" and RG-1 Naftil "Нафтил РГ-1". The latter is slightly higher grade Kerosene with less aromatics.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #253 on: 06/28/2017 11:17 PM »
How do the cost and performance of these formulations compare?

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #254 on: 06/29/2017 02:53 PM »
THE PARIS COURT OF APPEAL ISSUES A FAVORABLE DECISION IN THE SO-CALLED “YUKOS SHAREHOLDERS’ CASE”

I wasn't aware this litigation was taking place. Was this affecting Soyuz operations in Kourou? Are they expected to pick up with this verdict?

This Yukos case has impects on nearly every project envolving cash transfer from somewere in the EU to a the Russian government or a state owned company. It has and is effecting the Soyuz form CSG from the start. And in my oppinion rightfully, I view this as a bad court decission.

Yukos was a private russian oil company. The russian government stole the oil rights from this company and gave them to the two state owned companies. The former owners of Yukos want the value back these oil-rights had. The EU court of Arbitrage (seated in the Hague) ruled that the owners have the right to claim payments from EU companies to Russia to get their money back.
I think the payments of Soyuz launchers and the launch services to Russian government owned companies are especially the cash transfers that fall under the Yukos cas
It's bad for the soyuz form CSG, but a state shouldn't steal from it's citizens.

About the launches for OneWeb:
Most of those will happen from Vostochny or Baikonur. I expect at most five of the launches will use CSG. Oneweb made a deal with Starsem, if I'm not mistaken. Before offering launches from CSG, Starsem arranged 26 Soyuz launches that lifted off from Plestsk or Baikonur.   
Also payments of this deal will have to deal with the Yukos case. So this tale hasn't ended, yet.

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Re: Soyuz-ST update
« Reply #255 on: 06/29/2017 04:12 PM »
Yukos was a private russian oil company. The russian government stole the oil rights from this company and gave them to the two state owned companies. The former owners of Yukos want the value back these oil-rights had. The EU court of Arbitrage (seated in the Hague) ruled that the owners have the right to claim payments from EU companies to Russia to get their money back.
I think the payments of Soyuz launchers and the launch services to Russian government owned companies are especially the cash transfers that fall under the Yukos cas
It's bad for the soyuz form CSG, but a state shouldn't steal from it's citizens.

Not to drift off-topic in political arguments, especially some that I only know superficially and don't have a clear opinion on, but that's a (financial) oversimplification of the argument that tergiverses the state of the matter just a few years prior.

Yukos was created by "stealing" the Russian state (and, some may argue, its people) from the State-owned oil&gas extraction assets, in what is widely regarded as rigged auctions - described right there in the Wiki article - which in the process gave way to the worst of the unbridled oligarchy that now rules the country. These companies were at least acquired, and possibly made to grow, through very questionable practices.

The similarly questionable stratagem used by the Russian government to shred Yukos in order to again attest control over its assets tilts the balance *somewhat less* against Yukos' big fish, but it's a far cry from starting the story saying "Yukos was a private company that out of the blue was illegally expropriated with no compensation".
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