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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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Re: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #15 on: 02/03/2008 06:50 PM »
The simple explanation is that Russian boosters were (and are) designed to function properly in those conditions. (Remember the R7 booster was originally designed as an ICBM that needs to be ready to launch anytime, anywhere.)

Shuttle components (including the SRBs) were originally designed for the average, much more benign, Florida coast weather conditions, plus the TPS is endangered by any kind of ice accumulations that could impact the orbiter.

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Re: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #16 on: 02/03/2008 11:40 PM »
What is the number of the Soyuz-U rocket being launched?

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Re: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #17 on: 02/05/2008 04:43 AM »
1730th launch of Soyuz rocket and 714th for Soyuz-U variant

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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #18 on: 02/05/2008 07:26 AM »
February 02, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Technical management meeting chaired by V.A. Lopota, President, General Designer of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, and Government Commission meeting were convened. A decision is made to roll out Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Progress M-63 transport vehicle to the launch pad.

http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss16/progress-m-63/photo_02-02_1.html



February 03, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Soyuz launch vehicle was rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad. Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Progress M-63 transport vehicle is installed on the launch pad. L-2 days activities have been started.

http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss16/progress-m-63/photo_02-03.html


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RE: Progress M-63 launch - February 5
« Reply #19 on: 02/05/2008 07:31 AM »
04.02.2008 Russian "progress" starts to two days of earlier than "atlantisa", it will deliver on S the loads of the first need

http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=2850

   Transport cargo ship "progress M-63" tomorrow, on 5 February, into 16:03 Moscow time starts from the spaceport Baikonur. The launch of "progress" was postponed on to the request OF NASA - NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION to two days earlier than the specified time.

   In the number it is cargo the first need - 420 kg. of water in the tanks of system "spring", the means of the guarantee of gas composition, water-non, means of health and hygiene guarantee, food, linen for the crew, the means of the preventive maintenance of the unfavorable action of weightlessness and rendering to medical aid, equipment for medical control and inspection, lamps, system of control and navigation, electric power supply system, system of maintenance and repair, complex of supporting means of crew. The messages for the crew enter into the latter. In their number, as previously it communicated, record of Vladimir vysotskiy's concerts, about ten of different films, two DVD- disks with the video recordings of the concerts of Vladimir vysotskiy "Tallin- Moscow" and "Groznyy- Moscow", and also several musical CD with the records Of stravinskogo and Tschaikovsky ". Several artistic films.

Furthermore, for conducting the number of scientific experiments, including on the contract with European space agency and Korea, on S it will be crossed BY KTSN - complex of purposeful loads, where materials and equipment for scientific destination enter.
Jointing "progress M-63" with the international space station is planned on 7 February - during the day of the start of American ship "Atlantis".
 
 

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