Author Topic: LIVE: Progress MS-05 (Soyuz U) Events – Feb 22, 2017 onwards  (Read 18270 times)

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Launch - and docking - of Progress MS-05 coverage:
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Cargo Vehicle Progress МS-05 is admitted for propellant fueling

February 10, 2016

Today, on February 10, the Technical Management and the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome confirmed the readiness of transport cargo vehicle Progress МС-05 for propellant fueling and compressed gases filling.

In accordance with the decision announced at the end of the meeting, the cargo vehicle combined propulsion system (CPS) and fueling system are admitted for operations on the fueling station. The fueling station equipment is ready for operation.

The launch of TCV Progress МС-05 under the International Space Station (ISS) program is scheduled on February 22, 2017. The vehicle will deliver about 2.5 tons of various cargo items to the ISS, including dry cargo, propellant in CPS and refueling system tanks, water and compressed gases. Dry cargo was stowed in the vehicle on February 6. A logo dedicated to S.P. Korolev 100th birthday anniversary was stuck on the launch vehicle payload fairing.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-10.html
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A logo dedicated to S.P. Korolev 100th birthday anniversary was stuck on the launch vehicle payload fairing.

As indicate by the logo, it's Korolev's 110th birthday.
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Progress MS-05 was fueled with propellant and compressed gases.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/23238/ (in Russian)
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RSC Energia: cargo vehicle Progress MS-05 has been filled with propellant components

February 14, 2016

Today on February 14 specialists of RSC Energia (is a part of SC ROSCOSMOS) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome successfully completed a set of technological operations for filling cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress MS-05 with propellant components and compressed gases at the filling station.

After this procedure the cargo vehicle has been delivered to Spacecraft Assembly & Testing Facilities (SC A&TF) and installed in the jig for further prelaunch processing.

The launch of the Progress MS-05 CTV under the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled on February 22, 2017. The vehicle will deliver to the ISS about 2.5 t of various cargo including dry cargo, fuel in CPS tanks and refueling systems, water and compressed gases.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-14.html

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RSC Energia: cargo vehicle Progress МS-05 is mated to the Transfer Compartment

February 16, 2016

Specialists from RSC Energia (being part of SC ROSCOSMOS) successfully performed a set of processing operations in Baikonur cosmodrome on mating transport cargo vehicle Progress МS-05 to the transfer compartment.

The vehicle prelaunch processing under the International Space Station (ISS) is under way in the spacecraft assembly and testing facility in Baikonur cosmodrome.

Per the preparatory work schedule for the nearest days the designer’s inspection of the vehicle, encapsulation and transportation of the payload module with Progress МS-05 from SC ATF to the launch vehicle integration and test facility (LV ITF) for final assembly with the launch vehicle are planned.

The launch of Progress МS-05 under the International Space Station Program (ISS) is scheduled on February 22, 2017. The vehicle will deliver to the ISS about 2.5 tons of various cargo, including dry cargo, propellant in CPS and refueling system tanks, water and compressed gases.

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I believe that is Progress MS-06 to the left and Progress MS-05 to the right. There are three boxes around the middles of Progress MS-06 which could be cubesat deployers.
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There are three boxes around the middles of Progress MS-06 which could be cubesat deployers.

No, it is protection covers for DPO engines. They are visible on each spaceship before it enters final preparation...
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February 17, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-021
NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 12:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Launch of the unpiloted Russian Progress 66 is scheduled for 12:58 a.m. Wednesday (11:58 a.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft is set to dock to the Pirs docking compartment at 3:34 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 2:45 a.m. Progress 66 will remain docked at the station for almost four months before departing in June for its deorbit into Earth’s atmosphere.

This is the first launch of a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur since the Progress 65 supply craft was lost Dec. 1, 2016.

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Designers inspection of Progress MS-05 took place on February 17: http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-17.html (in Russian)

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Orbital module with Progress MS-05 was transported to the MIK 254 on February 17: http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-17_1.html (in Russian)

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Progress MS-05 was integrated with the launch vehicle on February 18: http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-19.html (in Russian)

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Soyuz-U with Progress MS-05 was transported to the Gagarinskyi Start launch pad on the early morning hours of February 20: http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-20.html (in Russian).

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So are there any indications that there will be more orders for the -U rocket version? Or has it been decided that this is really the final one?
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So are there any indications that there will be more orders for the -U rocket version? Or has it been decided that this is really the final one?

There are no more Soyuz-Us.  The program was terminated in April 2015.  This is the final one.
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Does anyone have any information on the timeline for the third stage's engine replacement?  When the engine replacement took place?  What engines are on the third stage now?  When was the stage returned to Baikonur?  Writing up the launch article, and would like to include this if we have it.  Thanks.
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Does anyone have any information on the timeline for the third stage's engine replacement?  When the engine replacement took place?  What engines are on the third stage now?  When was the stage returned to Baikonur?  Writing up the launch article, and would like to include this if we have it.  Thanks.
It is now using an engine and stage from the Soyuz-FG production line.
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Feature article by Chris Gebhardt to mark this rocket's swansong:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/02/soyuz-u-progress-ms-05-launch/

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The engine replacement is also being carried out on the third stage of the Soyuz-FG rocket, which is used to launch the crewed Soyuz missions to the Station.

It is understood that this engine replacement was made with an 11D55 (RD-0110) engine built in 2016, instead of the previously installed 11D55 engine that was produced in 2014 with the engine that failed on MS-04’s launch.

Have any of these suspect engines flown crew already? 
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http://tass.ru/kosmos/4042499

TASS reports that the Soyuz-U rocket scheduled for launch tomorrow will carry rocketcams to film the separation of Progress MS-05 from the launch vehicle. The cameras were developed by the Izhevsk Radio Factory. From now on all Soyuz rockets carrying Progress or Soyuz vehicles will be carrying the cameras. Rocketcams were also installed on the first Soyuz rocket to fly from Vostochny last April and will fly on the next five missions from Vostochny. Here is rocketcam footage from the first Vostochny launch :

 
At least one Soyuz rocket that flew from Kourou also carried a rocketcam.


The TASS report does not say whether shots from the rocketcams will be shown live.

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 Rollout video


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Feature article by Chris Gebhardt to mark this rocket's swansong:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/02/soyuz-u-progress-ms-05-launch/

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The engine replacement is also being carried out on the third stage of the Soyuz-FG rocket, which is used to launch the crewed Soyuz missions to the Station.

It is understood that this engine replacement was made with an 11D55 (RD-0110) engine built in 2016, instead of the previously installed 11D55 engine that was produced in 2014 with the engine that failed on MS-04’s launch.

Have any of these suspect engines flown crew already? 
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possibly yes the only year affected at this time is 2014. Stan Black might have the info on those.
I dont know
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Looking forward to (hopefully) more rocketcam videos.  Sometimes the Russians can be surprisingly open, as the very detailed documentaries about the Angara launch from Plesetsk and some manned Soyuz flights showed.  Excellent Chris G. article, BTW!

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What a great article today by Chris Gebhardt. I love it when authors teach me new things! Among a few from this article is this tid bit;
"Once erected on the launch stand, the launch table was rotated to align the Soyuz-U into the proper orientation so that its pitch maneuver will result in the rocket flying on the correct azimuth to orbit.
The veteran Soyuz-U rocket lacks the ability to perform a roll maneuver in flight; thus that element of flight must be accounted for by the launch pad."  Thanks Chris!
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Also from Chris's article today, in the third photo from the top what is the item on the outside frame of the third stage at about 5 o'clock? Maybe a electrical hookup with cover?
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Also from Chris's article today, in the third photo from the top what is the item on the outside frame of the third stage at about 5 o'clock? Maybe a electrical hookup with cover?
In simplistic language its one of the cable connection points between stage II and Stage III.
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Workers are busy performing final operations before gantry lowering.

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T-1hr and counting.  Guidance system activation is occurring & the pad is being cleared of personnel.

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We have a happy, venting rocket.

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Very hard to get a smooth stream and the aspect ratio is all wrong.
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Showing integration video.
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Back to the pad.
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T-45mins & counting. Flight computer software load is commencing. Lowering of the service tower should begin soon.

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The docking port.
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T-40 minutes.
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Business end of the third stage for today's launch.

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Happy 110th Birthday to Korolev!
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Gantry is coming back.

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Some winter weather.
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Gantry being lowered.
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T-35 minutes.
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There she is.  The 787th and final Soyuz-U.

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Nearly lowered.
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The two sections of the service tower are now fully retracted.

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Venting from third stage.
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I feel like I'm on Hoth!
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T-30mins & counting. Launch Command Power Activation is underway. All is progressing toward a 00:58:33 EST launch.

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T-30 minutes. Showing the rollout.
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NASA coverage should be starting soon.
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NASA coverage has begun.
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ISS Mission Control. -9.4 C in Baikonur.
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NASA getting a good Roscomos channel, although the picture is scaled down a bit.
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T-25 minutes.
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All is still good and tracking toward an on time launch.

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T-23 minutes. Nice clear skies.
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Crew have just woken up.
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Russian control room.
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T-20 minutes.
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Integration photos from Roscosmos.
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T-15mins & counting. Per the standard pre-launch timeline, the pad is being cleared of personnel & the service structure power system is being deactivated.

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Dragon berthing events.
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Returning crew.
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T-10mins & counting.

Internal Guidance System activation is underway. Onboard recorders have started.  Soyuz-U is in 10-minute readiness for terminal count (which begins at T-6mins).  Progress MS-05 is on internal power.

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Ground support systems and range tracking assets confirmed ready to support launch.

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Flight control system is ready.

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T-8 minutes. Reporting Progress data.
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T-6mins & counting. Countdown is now in auto-sequence.

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T-5mins 30secs.  Launch key is being inserted in the launch bunker.

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5 minutes for launch...

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T-6 minutes. The webcast seems to be a little behind. I will go with the webcast times.
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T-3mins.  Nitrogen purge of the the Soyuz-U's engines is underway.

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T-4 minutes. Purging feedlines with nitrogen.
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T-2mins.  LOX and N2 loading has terminated.

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60seconds and COUNTING.

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Umbilicals are retracting.

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Engine start sequence has commenced.

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T-1 minute. Automatic sequence has begun.
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Good pitch program.  Soyuz headed downrange.

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T+1min in flight.

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Liftoff!
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So far so good.

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LAUNCH!

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Fairing sep confirmed.

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First stage separation.
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The net has gone quiet.  Graphics continue to show nominal ascent (per programming).

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Fairing separation.

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Core stage shutdown.  Hot staging.  Third stage ignition.

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Good vehicle stabilisation reported.

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2-3 staging.

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Second stage separation.

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Third stage telemetry is nominal.

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2.5mins of flight remaining.

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All telemetry is still good.  The vehicle's stability is "excellent."

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Third stage is nominal.  Less than 1min of powered flight remaining.

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Third stage shutdown.

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Progress MS-05 separation confirmed!

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Progress solar array and KURS antenna deployment CONFIRMED!
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Good video feed from Progress.
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Cutoff and separation.

Confirmation of deploy of solar arrays and antennas.
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Arrays and antennas!

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Docking in two days.

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Soyuz-U - "all stage performances were nominal."  Now that's how you do a retirement flight.

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Mission control and camera view.
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Congrats to Roskosmos on the success of Progress MS-05 and an excellent send-off of the Soyuz-U rocket.

We will miss Soyuz-U with its high reliability, but its legacy will live through its descendants.
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"Falcon 9 has landed. Landing operators, move into Procedure 11.100 on Recovery Net."

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Kurs performing self test.
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Attitude seems to have stabilised.
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Mission control. Talking about Dragon and Soyuz docking events.
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Progress docking coverage.

End of NASA coverage.

Congratulations to Roscosmos for the successful return to flight and last mission of Soyuz-U!
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Congrats to Roscosmos and farewell to Soyuz-U. Has any other rocket flown that many times, ever?

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Congratulations, Roscosmos.  A beautiful launch.
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Congrats to Roscosmos and farewell to Soyuz-U. Has any other rocket flown that many times, ever?
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Congrats to Roscosmos and farewell to Soyuz-U. Has any other rocket flown that many times, ever?

Now I need to catch up on what replaces that rocket. My rocket-fu is insufficient; I must train harder.

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Congratulations to Roscosmos. Goodbye Soyuz-U. 

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Roscosmos replay (longer tracking view through first stage)

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The Russians sure do some nice graphics. Puts SpaceX to shame! :-)
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Congrats to Roscosmos, that was a great farewell!

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How close will Progress and Dragon get in their free flight phases?

With its racetrack abort, Dragon should be in a lower orbit (not really, see edit below) than Progress, which is phasing up with ISS at a slower pace, right?

EDIT: Never mind the racetrack reference, I hadn't understood the relative position to ISS won't change much (my initial impression was it would surpass ISS and then close in from behind again, having surpassed it by 1 orbit in 24h).
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Anyone know what happened to the RocketCam that was on this final Soyuz U? According to
Russianspaceweb.com it was mounted on the third stage. It wasn't shown at all during the launch broadcast.
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Congratulations to the Roskosmos team on the successful final flight of workhorse Soyuz-U!

Thank you, Chris G, for an excellent article!

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Anyone know what happened to the RocketCam that was on this final Soyuz U? According to
Russianspaceweb.com it was mounted on the third stage. It wasn't shown at all during the launch broadcast.
it was for technical use only on this flight

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Unfortunately the usual mission details page such as http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/progress_mc03.htm
doesn't seem to exist this time around.
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Unfortunately the usual mission details page such as http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/progress_mc03.htm
doesn't seem to exist this time around.

Some Russian source told me that TsUP website will no longer be updated, because SOMEONE in Russia thinks it is not good to provide public with such data.

In order to preserve NSF respectfulness, I will not express my thoughts about this decision.
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Unfortunately the usual mission details page such as http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/progress_mc03.htm
doesn't seem to exist this time around.

Some Russian source told me that TsUP website will no longer be updated, because SOMEONE in Russia thinks it is not good to provide public with such data.

In order to preserve NSF respectfulness, I will not express my thoughts about this decision.
There is a risk to national security, if we know the launch mass and cargo mass !? ;)

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By the way:
Do we know the cargo mass ?
Ed Kyle 2640 kg
http://www.spacelaunchreport.com/
Wikipedia 2450 kg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_MS-05

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Would've been nice to get a hi-res launch pic from the other side so we
could see the Korolev 1110th Anniversary  decal :(

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MCC-M - where they still haven't got a balcony camera from this decade. ;)




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Progress now 700m away

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All Progress systems in excellent shape. No issues reported

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3.5 mins away from initiation of fly-around of the station

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No issues with Progress. Still on automated approach.



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250m from station, about half-way through fly-around

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Coming up on Stationkeeping.

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15 mins to docking. Progress MS-05 in stationkeeping ahead of final approach.

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Final approach initiated

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80m away. Likely to dock few mins ahead of schedule

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Progress MS-05 has decided Stationkeeping is boring and will arrive early. Docking will be several minutes ahead of schedule.

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Now 48m away


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19m away




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Docking confirmed 2:30 CT 3:30 ET
« Last Edit: 02/24/2017 07:32 AM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Feature article by Chris Gebhardt to mark this rocket's swansong:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/02/soyuz-u-progress-ms-05-launch/

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The engine replacement is also being carried out on the third stage of the Soyuz-FG rocket, which is used to launch the crewed Soyuz missions to the Station.

It is understood that this engine replacement was made with an 11D55 (RD-0110) engine built in 2016, instead of the previously installed 11D55 engine that was produced in 2014 with the engine that failed on MS-04’s launch.

Have any of these suspect engines flown crew already? 
(How many bullets have been dodged?)
possibly yes the only year affected at this time is 2014. Stan Black might have the info on those.
I dont know

This was a 2013 rocket? The ‘Т’ in the serial number Т15000-145 indicates the batch production year; and also details from the contract №353-1130/12.

It looks like the rocket was accepted, signed for in early 2014.
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=17286.msg1391815#msg1391815

Other 2013 rockets:-
Factory  Rocket   Tail        Payload                Contract     
serial            number                                          
number                                                            
10М135С  Союз-У   Т15000-140  Прогресс М-24М (№423)  №353-1130/12 
25М135С  Союз-У   Т15000-141  Прогресс М-23М (№427)  №353-1130/12 
27М135С  Союз-У   Т15000-142  Прогресс М-28М (№428)  №353-1130/12 
 2М136С  Союз-У   Т15000-144  Прогресс М-26М (№425)  №353-1130/11 
 3М136С  Союз-ФГ  Т15000-047  Союз ТМА-12М           №353-1130/12 
 4М136С  Союз-ФГ  Т15000-048  Союз ТМА-11М                        
 6М136С  Союз-ФГ  Т15000-049  Союз ТМА-13М           №353-1130/12 
 9М136С  Союз-У   Т15000-145  Прогресс МС-05         №353-1130/12 
12М136С  Союз-ФГ  Т15000-050  Союз ТМА-14М           №353-1130/12 
15М136С  Союз-ФГ  Т15000-051  Союз ТМА-15М                        


I am not sure about the rocket allocated to Kanopus-V. It looks like it started life as a rocket for a Kobalt-M satellite.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37430.msg1441259#msg1441259

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You can tell the 2014 engines from the fifth digit of the serial number.
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36777.0

11Д55       Payload               
serial                            
number                            
5353241611  Прогресс М-27М (№426) 
5353241612                        
5353241613                        
5353241614  Союз ТМА-18М          
                                  
1203242615  Прогресс МС-04        
                                  
5357243615  Ломоносов             


 
« Last Edit: 02/24/2017 11:34 AM by Stan Black »

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Progress MS05 carried away fuel. How will he transfer it?

I thought it was possible only with Zevzda.

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A process of docking of Progress MS-05 cargo transport spacecraft.  Photo by cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko.
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Someone knows the exact launch time ?
05:58:33.xxx ?

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Someone knows the exact launch time ?
05:58:33.xxx ?
ask SMS

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And how about the Orlan-MKS serial number?
It looks like No.4
https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2017/03/09/
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Orlan-MKC No.4 Inspection after setup

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Someone knows the exact launch time ?
05:58:33.xxx ?
ask SMS

Still no information regarding the exact launch time for MS-05? Thank you!!

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05:58:33.318
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SMS ;-).

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Unfortunately the usual mission details page such as http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/progress_mc03.htm
doesn't seem to exist this time around.
Now the page is available
http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/progress_mc05.htm
cargo mass was 2398 kg ! :)

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