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Offline Danderman

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #60 on: 12/18/2009 01:58 PM »
So, where is the launch vehicle for this project? Will it be in storage for the next 2 years?


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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #61 on: 12/18/2009 02:54 PM »
So, where is the launch vehicle for this project? Will it be in storage for the next 2 years?

Or maybe used for Elektro-L or Spektr-R next year?
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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #62 on: 03/19/2010 10:32 AM »

Images from the recent flyby of Phobos by Mars Express, show the proposed landing sites for the forthcoming Phobos-Grunt mission.

In 2011 Russia will send a mission called Phobos–Grunt (meaning Phobos Soil) to land on the martian moon, collect a soil sample and return it to Earth for analysis.

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/SEMK17CKP6G_0.html
« Last Edit: 03/19/2010 10:36 AM by bolun »

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #63 on: 10/13/2010 09:39 PM »
http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=10568

"Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency arrived in Ukraine to discuss space cooperation issues with Ukrainian colleagues, RBC informs. 

Roscosmos Head visited National Spacecraft Control and Test Center in Evpatoria, Crimea, which is planned to be used for control of the Phobos-Grunt space station slated for launch to Martian moon in 2011. "
« Last Edit: 10/13/2010 09:39 PM by Danderman »

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #64 on: 11/02/2010 02:47 PM »
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002738/

13 tons will lift off from Earth to return an 11-kilogram capsule containing 200 grams of Phobos!

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #65 on: 11/02/2010 03:02 PM »
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002738/

13 tons will lift off from Earth to return an 11-kilogram capsule containing 200 grams of Phobos!

Not to forget a few miligrams of life!

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #66 on: 11/02/2010 08:34 PM »
A lot more than 13 tons will lift off if you count the launch vehicle.
I always consider space to be the FIRST frontier.

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #67 on: 06/03/2011 10:44 AM »
Phobos-Grunt is electrically tested in low-pressure chamber in NITs RKP, Peresvet.

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2.06.2011
Электрические испытания КА «Фобос-Грунт»

С середины мая в ФКП «НИЦ РКП» (г. Пересвет) специалистами НПО им. С.А. Лавочкина ведётся подготовка к комплексным электрическим испытаниям КА «Фобос-Грунт» в термо-вакуумной камере. Завершается подключение наземной кабельной сети, установка элементов экранно-вакуумной теплоизоляции, датчиков теплового потока, системы контроля вакуума. В ближайшее время запланирована окончательная стыковка составных частей КА «Фобос-Грунт» и установка в вакуумную камеру.

Целью комплексных электрических испытаний в вакуумной камере является подтверждение работоспособности систем КА «Фобос-Грунт» в условиях, приближенных к реальным условиям функционирования космического аппарата.

Напомним, что уникальная миссия космического аппарата «Фобос-Грунт», разработанного и созданного в НПО им. С.А. Лавочкина, рассчитана на доставку грунта с поверхности спутника Марса Фобос. В том числе во время перелета будет производиться ряд исследований. Например, вместе с КА «Фобос-Грунт» в путешествие по вселенной отправят бактерии и другие микроорганизмы, и по успешному возвращению миссии ученые увидят, как подобные перелеты могут влиять на живых существ. Пуск КА запланирован на конец этого года.

Фотографии ФКП "НИЦ РКП"

http://www.laspace.ru/rus/news.php
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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #68 on: 06/15/2011 04:04 AM »
http://www.laspace.ru/rus/news.php#403

06.06.2011
Руководитель ФГУП «НПО им. С.А. Лавочкина» побывал в г. Пересвете

Сегодня Генеральный конструктор и генеральный директор ФГУП «НПО им. С.А. Лавочкина» Виктор Владимирович Хартов с рабочим визитом посетил ФКП «НИЦ РКП» (г. Пересвет), где в настоящее время в термо-вакуумной камере находится на электрических испытаниях КА «Фобос-Грунт».

Виктор Владимирович заслушал доклады технического руководителя по испытаниям Ю. В. Мозгового, руководителя проекта по ОКР «Фобос-Грунт» П.В. Меркулова и других специалистов о ходе подготовки и проведения испытаний.

Phobos-Grunt is in the thermal vacuum chamber in St. Pete.

BTW, when looking at the large size of the spacecraft, remember that the lower half is the Fregat upper stage. Since Lavochkin makes the Fregat and the spacecraft, they are dealing with the entire stack as a single unit.



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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #69 on: 06/15/2011 04:08 AM »
http://www.niimashspace.ru/produce/rkt/22-propulsion/65--q-q.html

A web site on the propulsion for the tiny Phobos lander, made by Lavochkin, including the mass properties of the spacecraft.

Also, some extra photos from the NK forum about this little thing.

« Last Edit: 06/15/2011 04:09 AM by Danderman »

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #70 on: 06/28/2011 02:06 PM »
The probe has been brought back from NITs RKP to NPO Lavotchkine.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=17441
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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #71 on: 06/29/2011 06:03 AM »
http://www.niimashspace.ru/produce/rkt/22-propulsion/65--q-q.html

A web site on the propulsion for the tiny Phobos lander, made by Lavochkin, including the mass properties of the spacecraft.

Also, some extra photos from the NK forum about this little thing.



Does it say anything about the propellants? I can't read Russian :/

Update: ok this says UDMH and AT. What's AT?

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/phobos_grunt_design.html
« Last Edit: 06/29/2011 06:10 AM by GncDude »

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #72 on: 06/29/2011 06:13 AM »
W00t! Composite tanks!

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #73 on: 06/29/2011 08:03 AM »
Does it say anything about the propellants? I can't read Russian :/

Update: ok this says UDMH and AT. What's AT?

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/phobos_grunt_design.html

Looking quickly at the Russian-language site, I see nothing about propellants don't see a definition of "AT", but the Russian word for nitrogen is azot.  I'll bet AT is nitrogen tetroxide.
« Last Edit: 06/29/2011 08:06 AM by Proponent »

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #74 on: 06/30/2011 03:13 AM »
The probe has been brought back from NITs RKP to NPO Lavotchkine.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=17441

A photo of the spacecraft, back at the factory in Khimki.


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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #75 on: 07/05/2011 06:08 AM »
Any word if MetNet will be flying with Phobos Grunt?

Wikipedia implies so, but that's obviously nothing to go on...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fobos-Grunt#Partners
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetNet

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #76 on: 07/18/2011 08:59 PM »
The launch is planned on November 3rd or 5th, according to Viktor Khartov, director of Lavochkin enterprise.
« Last Edit: 07/18/2011 09:00 PM by anik »

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #77 on: 07/25/2011 06:28 PM »
Zenit-2SB two-stage rocket was delivered on Baikonur cosmodrome on July 23rd.

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #78 on: 07/26/2011 06:04 AM »
Any word if MetNet will be flying with Phobos Grunt?
No, it won't

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Re: LIVE: Zenit-2SB launch with Phobos-Grunt - November 8, 2011
« Reply #79 on: 08/08/2011 10:09 PM »
Lest we overlook that mission.

For those not up to speed on the project, here's a good starting point: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/phobos_grunt.html

The launch periode has been indicated as November 2011.
« Last Edit: 08/08/2011 10:50 PM by Skylab »

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