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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #40 on: 11/04/2016 09:36 AM »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #41 on: 11/07/2016 01:11 PM »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #42 on: 11/07/2016 01:11 PM »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #43 on: 11/07/2016 01:25 PM »
Here's a rather silly question:  Does each cosmonaut/astronaut wear a Sokol LES custom to them and them alone or are they reused suits?  If they're custom, is Peggy Whitson wearing the same suit she previously wore given her history of flying on Soyuz?

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #44 on: 11/07/2016 03:00 PM »
Here's a rather silly question:  Does each cosmonaut/astronaut wear a Sokol LES custom to them and them alone or are they reused suits?  If they're custom, is Peggy Whitson wearing the same suit she previously wore given her history of flying on Soyuz?

The Sokol suits worn during  flight, are custom made for each crew member, and are flown only once. Each suit has a limited certified safe life expectancy, which would not permit it to be reused, so presumably Whitson, like dozens of cosmonauts before her, has a brand new suit.

There are dozens of training suits at GCTC, in all shapes and sizes, and conditions. I am not 100% sure of their origin,  but I'd imagine that they are a combination of former flown suits and generic training suits, made to fit multiple users, by Zvevda, for the very purpose.

The total number of Sokol suits manufactured, over the last 45 years, must run into many hundreds.

 

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #45 on: 11/07/2016 04:38 PM »

The Sokol suits worn during  flight, are custom made for each crew member, and are flown only once.

People from NPP Zvezda told me that, if cosmonaut's body has not changed between two flights, the Sokol-KV-2 is reused.
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #46 on: 11/08/2016 02:09 PM »
Press Release 
N°38-2016

Paris, 8 November 2016

Call for Media: Press events for ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet's flight to the International Space Station

On 17 November ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will become the 10th French astronaut to be launched into space, alongside Roscosmos commander Oleg Novitsky and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. 

Journalists and representatives of social media are invited to watch the launch in France at La Géode, Paris, and La Cité de l'Espace, Toulouse. Both events are organised in conjunction with France's CNES space agency. 

Thomas will be the first French astronaut to visit the Space Station since ESA astronaut Léopold Eyharts helped to install the Europe's Columbus module in 2008.

A former airline pilot, Thomas will travel with his two crewmates to arrive at the Station, to be welcomed by the current resident crew of three. They will travel in a Soyuz MS spacecraft, a recently upgraded version of Russia's workhorse that has
been in service for almost 50 years. 

The trio will blast off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 20:20 GMT and will arrive at the Station two days later. 

Science is an important part of the mission. Thomas will conduct a wide range of experiments on the Station, an out-of-this world research outpost that serves as a stepping stone for human exploration. 

His Proxima mission is the ninth long-duration mission for an ESA astronaut. It is named after the closest star to the Sun - continuing a tradition of naming missions with French astronauts after stars and constellations.

During Proxima, Thomas will perform more than 50 scientific experiments for ESA and CNES as well as take part in many research activities for the other Station partners. 

Education and inspiring youngsters is another important part of his mission. Thomas is determined to make Proxima an exciting adventure for all his followers and work as an ambassador for science- and space-based careers. 

School activities running alongside Thomas's mission include elements of science or technology, from computer coding, growing crystals and maths demonstrations to fitness and nutrition.

Accreditation

Media wishing to attend one of these events, should register as follows:

La Géode 
ESA: Nicola Firth
nicola.firth@esa.int

CNES: Pascale Bresson
pascale.bresson@cnes.fr

La Cite de l'Espace
Florence Seroussi 
f.seroussi@cite-espace.com

Social media reporters should check here http://www.esa.int/ESA/Connect_with_us/Application_for_ESA_Social_Media_Credential 
that they meet the eligibility criteria and register at https://myconvento.com/public/event_register/do_register/1493157 by 11 November. 

For these purposes, social media representatives are defined as bloggers or other social networking users who actively collect, report, analyse and disseminate news and information on digital media platforms. 

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Webstreaming: 

ESA will cover the launch live on www.esa.int.

Subscribe at http://livestream.com/ESA/ to get notified ahead of the event about when streaming starts.

Social media
For live updates throughout the launch period, follow @esaspaceflight @esa and facebook.com/ESA. The official hashtag is #Proxima

Also follow Thomas on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

https://twitter.com/thom_astro
https://www.facebook.com/ESAThomasPesquet
https://www.instagram.com/thom_astro/


A Flickr album is available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thom_astro/

ESA TV
ESA TV will provide broadcasters with a live satellite relay of the launch. Several stories have also been prepared on the mission:
- ESA Astronauts training for ISS, 20 September
- Thomas Pesquet training at Star City, 25 October
- ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, 28 October
- Thomas Pesquet, Mission to ISS, 4 November
- Proxima : Latest from Baikonur, 17 November (tbc)

Details at: http://www.esa.int/esatv/Television

The latest high-resolution images can be found at:

ESA's Multimedia Gallery: 
http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Keywords/People/Thomas_Pesquet

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #47 on: 11/08/2016 03:31 PM »
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro

Success is when you're on a fridge magnet... oh wait a minute I haven't done anything! Still have to go to space #nothingelsematters

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L-9: Integration of the Soyuz is complete and our spaceraft is inside the rocket fairing. #Proxima


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #48 on: 11/09/2016 10:57 AM »
Soyuz MS-03 space vehicle is docked with the transfer compartment
November 7, 2016

Today, on November 7, RSC Energia specialists successfully completed the set of technological operations for the Soyuz MS-03 new modification manned transport vehicle (MTV) docking with the transfer compartment at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The vehicle pre-launch processing under the International Space Station (ISS) is provided in the spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility (SC ATF) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Earlier the vehicle was fueled with propellant components and compressed gases.

According to the schedule of preparatory operation the following is scheduled for the next week: the vehicle designer’s inspection, the fairing encapsulation and transportation of the upper stage with MTV Soyuz MS-03 from SC ATF to the launch vehicles Assembly and Testing Facility for general assembly with launch vehicle Soyuz-FG.

The launch of MTV Soyuz MS-03 carrying the crew of the next long-duration tour to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled on November 17, 2016 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Oleg NOVITSKY, ESA astronaut Thomas PESQUET and NASA astronaut Peggy WHITSON are prime crewmembers of the ISS-50/51. ROSCOSMOS astronaut Fedor YURCHIKHIN, NASA astronaut Jack FISHER and ESA astronaut Paolo NESPOLI are their backup crewmembers.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss50/photo_11-07.html

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #49 on: 11/09/2016 03:00 PM »
RSC "Energy": the spaceship "Soyuz MS-03" was held Designers inspection
 09/11/2016

 Today, November 9, RAC experts "Energy" held at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Designers inspection of the manned transport spacecraft (TPC), a new modification of "MS-03 Soyuz" and performed knurled fairing of the launch vehicle "Soyuz-FG".

Preparation of the ship for launch on the International Space Station (ISS) is carried out in the assembly and testing of spacecraft (Spacecraft Assembly) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

According to the schedule of preparatory work for the next week is scheduled transportation headunit with TPK "Soyuz MS-03" of the Spacecraft Assembly and in the assembly and testing building rockets for the general assembly of the rocket "Soyuz-FG".


http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/photo_11-09.html

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #52 on: 11/10/2016 03:58 PM »
November 10, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-131

Next Space Station Crew Set for Launch Nov. 17, Watch Live on NASA TV

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will launch Thursday, Nov. 17, for a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

Prelaunch activities will air through Nov. 16, and live launch coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. EST Nov. 17, on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The crew of Expedition 50/51 will launch at 3:20 p.m. (2:20 a.m. Nov. 18, Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

After launching, the crew members will travel for two days before docking to the space station’s Rassvet module at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. NASA TV coverage of the docking will begin at 4:15 p.m. Hatches between the Soyuz and station will open at approximately 7:35 p.m., and the arriving crew will be welcomed by Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko, who have been aboard the complex since October. NASA TV coverage of hatch opening and welcoming ceremonies will begin at 6:45 p.m.

During their stay aboard the orbital complex, Whitson will become the first woman to command the space station twice. Her first tenure as commander was in 2007, when she became the first woman to hold this post. Whitson has an advanced degree in biochemistry, and prior to her selection as an astronaut candidate in 1996, she served in prominent medical science research and supervisory positions at NASA.

The soon-to-be six crew members of Expedition 50 will contribute to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard humanity’s only microgravity laboratory. The crew is scheduled to return to Earth next spring.

Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Get breaking news, images and features from the station on Instagram and Twitter at:

http://instagram.com/iss

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http://www.twitter.com/Space_Station

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #58 on: 11/12/2016 09:41 AM »
RSC "Energy": space ship MS-03  has been sent to the assembly with the carrier
 11/11/2016

Today, 11 November, manned transport spacecraft new modification of "Union of MS-03" development and production of RKK "Energy" as part of the head rail unit transported on the general assembly with the carrier rocket "Soyuz FG".

General assembly is scheduled for November 13 in the assembly and testing of launch vehicles (LV MIC) in preparation for the start of the program of the International Space Station (ISS).

 Before sending your headunit with TPK "MS-03 The Union" at the general assembly of the second fitting was carried out, during which the main and backup crews familiar with the controls and in the test mode to check operation of different systems modernized ship.

 Start TPK "MS-03 Soyuz" with the crew the next long-term mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for November 17, 2016 with the number 1 site "Gagarin's Start" Baikonur cosmodrome.

http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/photo_11-11.html
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Good rollout readiness review.
 
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