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Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« on: 11/30/2007 01:10 PM »
The launch of Progress M-63 cargo ship by Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for February 7, 2008...

According to http://kz-today.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153433009 (in Russian), the rocket was delivered to cosmodrome by train today...

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 7, 2008
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2007 03:54 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2633

Progress M-63 cargo ship has arrived to cosmodrome by train today...

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #2 on: 01/10/2008 02:37 PM »
New launch date is February 5th due to STS-122 launch on February 8th...

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2008 06:01 PM »
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Chris Bergin 10/1/2008 11:44 AM (#230325 - in reply to #222617)

Feb 2 looking solid as per PRCB.

Something is inconsistent here =)

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #4 on: 01/10/2008 07:50 PM »
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Chris Bergin 10/1/2008 11:44 AM (#230325 - in reply to #222617)

Feb 2 looking solid as per PRCB.

Something is inconsistent here =)

You're quoted a post during the PRCB - where all engineering schedules show Feb 2. At the conclusion of the PRCB they moved to NET Feb 7 due to Progress (that's what meetings are for), posted that and have an article on site. Moving posts from other threads will confuse people ;)

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #5 on: 01/18/2008 03:07 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2768

Pneumovacuum tests of Progress M-63 cargo ship in the vacuum chamber have been successfully finished yesterday...

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #6 on: 01/29/2008 03:52 PM »
January 29, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Progress M-63 cargo vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.




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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #7 on: 02/01/2008 01:19 AM »

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #8 on: 02/01/2008 02:55 PM »
January 31, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Designers inspection of the Progress M-63 cargo vehicle was completed.

http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss16/progress-m-63/photo_01-31.html

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #9 on: 02/01/2008 02:56 PM »
February 01, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-63 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.

http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss16/progress-m-63/photo_02-01.html

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Re: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #10 on: 02/02/2008 01:15 PM »
And now the general integration is achieved.

http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2840

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Re: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #11 on: 02/02/2008 02:17 PM »
It seems that the Russian Soyuz is very quickly assembled and reliable.  Interesting pictures, and I am sure we will see some of the launch.
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Re: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #12 on: 02/02/2008 02:48 PM »

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Lawntonlookirs - 2/2/2008 4:17 PM It seems that the Russian Soyuz is very quickly assembled and reliable. Interesting pictures, and I am sure we will see some of the launch.

While I agree with you in the "quickly-assembled and reliable" part, this vehicule is a Progress, as you certainly will have read in the thread's title. Of course, it's based in Soyuz design and shares a big commonality, but it's nevertheless a simpler version. Undoubtedly, the Soyuz capsule must be far more difficult to build and assemble, given its human-rated nature.

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Re: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
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Re: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #14 on: 02/03/2008 02:48 PM »
Some more great pictures.  I noticed the snow on the ground, and after putting some more thought in to the location the Baikonur launch site, I would assumme that Russia doesn't have the same temperature restrants as they have with the Shuttle.   Is their a simple explanation to why the Progress and Soyus can launch during colder weather?
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