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The launch of Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft by Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome is planned on May 27.

Crew: CDR Roman Romanenko, FE-1 Frank de Winne, FE-2 Robert Thirsk.

According to http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=5676 the rocket was delivered to cosmodrome by train today.
« Last Edit: 05/29/2009 11:38 AM by jacqmans »

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #1 on: 03/22/2009 06:18 PM »
The mission patch:



from a drawing of Yura Menkevich, 15, from the Kemerovo region of Russia:



according to http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000646.html
« Last Edit: 03/22/2009 06:19 PM by patchfree »

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/2009 03:49 PM »
03-04-2009 leader [Roskosmosa] affirmed the emblem of crew [TPK] “the union [TMA]-15”, whose starting to s was planned on May 27 [t].[g].

http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=5855


   Leader [Roskosmosa] [A].[N]. Of [perminov] affirmed the emblem of crew of the sequential Russian transport manned ship “the union [TMA]-15”, whose starting was planned on May 27, 2009. This emblem will be placed on the diving-dresses of crew in the composition: Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, the Belgian Of [frenk] de [Vinn] Canadian Robert [Tirsk] after his assertion. In this case the duplicating crew also obtains its emblem, which appears absolutely analogously, but on it there are no surnames.


But now let us discover the main secret of this emblem: it, as previous, is based on the children's figure.

15-year Jura Mountains [Menkevich] from the orphanage “islet” (Kemerovskaya province), now rightfully can be proud: its work will remain in the history of Russian and world cosmonautics. Indeed the emblem of each crew - this is not only the symbol of the association of the representatives of different nations into one space command, but also desired exhibit for the space museums and the particular collections and, of course, for those, who are connected with cosmonautics. For example, the emblem “of union [TMA]-14”, created by the 12-year Moscovite Of [aney] [Chibiskovoy], already found its place in the museums, including of spaceport Baikonur.

Jura Mountains, as [Anyuta], it sent its work into [Roskosmos] to the competition of the emblems “of union [TMA]-14”. Its work fell on eyes to cosmonaut - Roman [Yurevichu] Romanenko, and it solved, which is better than the symbol for its future crew on " Soyuz " not to find.

 
 

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #3 on: 04/10/2009 02:32 PM »
http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153482877

Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft has arrived to cosmodrome today.

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #4 on: 04/21/2009 02:11 PM »
20-04-2009 Soyuz TMA-15: Space Q&A

   At the end of May Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-15 will carry three people to the International Space Station. They are: Russian Roman Romanenko, Belgian Frank De Winne and Canadian Robert Thirsk.
   
   Before the international crew blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Russia Today TV-channel and Roscosmos Press Office give you a chance to ask them about their life in space and on Earth. To send your question, go here:

http://russiatoday.com/Space_QnA.html.
   
   Once the ISS crew members` pre-launch training starts, their communication options will be limited, so we will deliver your questions shortly before that day comes.
 

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #5 on: 04/28/2009 03:51 PM »
27-04-2009 Announcement for Mass Media

http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6069

   Roscosmos and Star City will host several events devoted to the launch of the Soyuz TMA-15 crew space vehicle to the International Space Station (May 27). Mass media are invited to highlight Soyuz TMA-15 activities.
   
   Crew examination training (May 5-6).
   Mass media accreditation until 13:00, April 30.
   Entrance through the main gate of the Star City at 7:50.
   
   Soyuz TMA-15 press-conference (May 7, 11:00).
   Mass media accreditation until 17:00, May 5.
   Entrance through the main gate of the Star City at 10:30.
   
   Tea-party with A.N.Perminov, Head of the Federal Space Agency, at Roscosmos (May 13).
   Mass media accreditation until 17:00, May 12.
   
   Soyuz TMA-15 crew departure for Baikonur (May 15).
   Mass media accreditation until 17:00, May 13.
   Entrance through the main gate of the Star City at 8:45.
   
   For accreditation to the Star City, call: (495) 526-39-17
   For accreditation to Roscosmos, call: (499) 975-44-58
   
   Roscosmos Press Office
 

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #6 on: 05/05/2009 02:54 PM »
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Crew examination training (May 5-6). 


This is a image (created by me, but based on an old real image) showing qualifications of the exams of a Mir Expedition. 
They were performed on simulators and I suppose procedures are similar today: launch, docking, living in station, undocking, landing….

On the left column are the exams; on the central column the qualifications of the first crew, and on the right column the qualifications of the backup crew.
Five is the top qualification.
Sorry, but I’m not able to explain the tests accomplished.

I’d like to see, if someone could post it, the qualifications obtained by the TMA-15 crews.  :)

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #7 on: 05/06/2009 04:45 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6153

The preparation of Soyuz-FG rocket to the launch has begun today.

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #8 on: 05/13/2009 03:15 AM »
MEDIA ADVISORY: M09-082

NASA TV TO PROVIDE COVERAGE OF NEXT SOYUZ LAUNCH, DOCKING

HOUSTON -- NASA Television will provide live coverage as the next
residents of the International Space Station launch and arrive at the
station to expand its crew to six people. Coverage begins May 15 when
the crew members leave Star City, Russia, en route to the launch site
in Kazakhstan.

On May 27, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, European Space Agency
astronaut Frank De Winne and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Bob
Thirsk will launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:34 a.m. CDT (4:34 p.m. Baikonur time).
They will arrive at the station at 7:36 a.m. CDT on May 29 to join
the station's Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Mike
Barratt of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration
Agency. The six men will form the Expedition 20 crew, the station's
first six-person crew. This mission also will be the first time crew
members are aboard representing all five International Space Station
partners.

Events to be broadcast on NASA TV include (all times CDT):

Friday, May 15
5 p.m. -- Video File of Expedition 20 crew's traditional breakfast
ceremony in Star City, Russia, prior to departure for the Baikonur
launch site (replayed at 10 p.m.)

May 26, Tuesday
11 a.m. -- Video File of Expedition 20 crew prelaunch activities and
training, Soyuz spacecraft rollout and final crew prelaunch news
conference in Baikonur

May 27, Wednesday
3:45 a.m. -- Video File of Expedition 20 prelaunch activities in
Baikonur
4:45 a.m. -- Live coverage begins of Expedition 20 launch, scheduled
at 5:34 a.m.
11 a.m. -- Video File of Expedition 20 launch day activities, launch
and post-launch interviews

May 29, Friday
7 a.m. -- Live coverage begins of Expedition 20 docking to the space
station, scheduled at 7:36 a.m. A post-docking news conference will
follow.
8:30 a.m. -- Live coverage begins of Soyuz hatch opening, expected at
approximately 8:45 a.m., and Expedition 20 welcoming ceremony
12 p.m. -- Video File of Soyuz docking to the station, hatch opening
and welcoming ceremony

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #9 on: 05/13/2009 07:09 PM »
13-05-2009 Traditional Tea Party in Roscosmos:

http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6214

Anatoly Perminov, Head of the Agency, Meets the Soyuz TMA-15 Crew to fly to Baikonur in a Couple of Days

   Tranditional tea party of Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov and Soyuz TMA-15 prime and backup crews took place in Roscosmos today. The Soyuz is planned to fly to the International Space Station on May 27. In two days the crews will leave for Baikonur to start prelaunch training.

   Roscosmos Head stated that Soyuz TMA-15 crew will have hard time in orbit. During their missions in the ISS, ISS-20,21, they will receive 3 Progresses, 3 Shuttles, and the first Japanese cargo spaceship.
   The mission program also includes 42 different space experiments.
   "Your mission is a kind of frontier between the crew of 3 and the 6-crew", stated Anatoly Perminov.

   ISS-20 long-term expedition will host representatives of 5 agencies- paticipants of the ISS program.

   Soyuz TMA-15 crew commander Roman Romanenko confirmed flight readiness of his team. "We deserve flying, since we have reached this point. Due to our solidarity and excellent training we hope to find proper solution in any situation in space", Roman said.
   At the end of the ceremony, the crew received traditional gifts, including Fortis watches.

   The ceremony was attended by Vitaly Davyidov, Roscosmos Stats Secretary and Deputy Head, Alexey Krasnov and Sergey Otrashkevich, Heads of Roscosmos Divisions, GCTC management and others. 
 

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #10 on: 05/15/2009 02:34 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6231

Prime and backup crews of Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft have arrived to Baikonur cosmodrome today.

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #11 on: 05/16/2009 12:50 PM »
Images of today's training of Soyuz TMA-15 crews on Baikonur are on http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6239

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #12 on: 05/16/2009 05:47 PM »
Video in TV Roscosmos' Youtube channel:

-DaviD-

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #13 on: 05/17/2009 06:53 AM »
Additional photos of yesterday's training of prime and backup crews: http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6243

Images of today's traditional raising of flags by cosmonauts: http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6247

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #14 on: 05/17/2009 08:10 AM »
http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6248

The fueling of tanks of Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft has begun today.

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #15 on: 05/18/2009 02:29 PM »
May 18, 2009, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Soyuz TMA-15 transport manned vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.

http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss20/photo_05-18.html

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #16 on: 05/19/2009 01:54 PM »
Media invitation: Follow the launch of the next ISS commander ESA astronaut Frank De Winne live at ESA establishments

The Soyuz rocket that will bring ESA astronaut Frank De Winne to the International Space Station for the OasISS mission is set to launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on 27 May at 12:34 CEST.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM2RT9BWUF_index_0.html

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #17 on: 05/19/2009 07:03 PM »
May 19, 2009
http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss20/photo_05-19.html

Soyuz TMA-15 transport manned vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #18 on: 05/21/2009 03:10 PM »
http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss20/photo_05-21.html
May 21, 2009

Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft was completed. Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft was performed.

More photos of fairing installation are on http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6289

Images of today's training (opened for media) of cosmonauts are on http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=6292

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Re: Soyuz TMA-15 launch - May 27, 2009
« Reply #19 on: 05/21/2009 06:39 PM »
Russian Soyuz Vehicle Set to Launch with Canadian Astronaut Robert Thirsk aboard
 
Longueuil, Quebec, May 21, 2009 – Media representatives are invited to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the launch of Russian Soyuz vehicle with Canadian astronaut Robert (Bob) Thirsk aboard. The launch is set for May 27th, 2009 at 6:34 a.m. EDT.

Thirsk will then become the first Canadian to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle and to participate in an Expedition mission to the International Space Station (ISS). During his six-month mission, he will conduct Canadian science and technology experiments, act as a robotic specialist and will be responsible for the Japanese segment (Kibo).

Journalists who cannot be on site at CSA will be able to watch the event live on our Web site at www.asc-csa.gc.ca

 

What:                   Launch of Russian Soyuz vehicle for Expedition 20/21

 

When:                  Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 at 6:15 a.m.

 

Who:                    Pierre Jean, Director, Manager for the Canadian Space Station Program

                           Mathieu Caron, Mission controller

                           Bjarni Tryggvason, former CSA astronaut will be available for interviews at 6:45 am

 

Schedule:             6:15 a.m.              Event starts

                                                         Video message by Robert Thirsk

                                                         Video message from Chris Hadfield

                                                         Phone call from Chris Hadfield from Baïkonur

 

                            6:34 a.m.              Launch of Russian Soyuz vehicle (live from Baïkonur, Kazakhstan)

 

                6:45 a.m.              Interviews

 

Where:                 Canadian Space Agency

                            6767 Route de l'Aéroport

                            Longueuil, Quebec

                                       

To schedule interviews with CSA spokespersons, please contact CSA Media Relations at (450) 926-4370.

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