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Soyuz-U rocket was delivered to Baikonur cosmodrome yesterday.

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Soyuz-U rocket was delivered to Baikonur cosmodrome yesterday.

A rocket was also delivered on September 27th for Progress in 2010.

http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=7545
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« Last Edit: 12/18/2009 09:02 AM by Stan Black »

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A rocket was also delivered on September 27th for Progress in 2010.

http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=7545
(no longer valid reference; but available from Google cache)

You are right, because Progress M-04M launch was previously planned for December 26. I have forgotten September's rocket, so December's rocket is for Progress M-05M. The new link with that old report is on http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=7545

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Cargo ship is in vacuum chamber for leak checks now. Pneumatic tests of blocks of first stage have begun today. The assembly of second stage is performing.

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The launch time is 03:45:31 UTC.

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Te preparation of launch pad 1/5 and Soyuz-U rocket has begun today.

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Today two tanks of Rodnik system of cargo ship are filled by "silver" water.

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Today two tanks of Rodnik system of cargo ship are filled by "silver" water.

For the American WRS or general disinfection purposes?
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Today two tanks of Rodnik system of cargo ship are filled by "silver" water.

For the American WRS or general disinfection purposes?

Hey, here's something I actually know about!!

For the Russian segment, all water used must be "Moscow" water, ie water that has been treated with Moscow type disinfectant, which uses silver nitrate instead of our chlorination process. The reason given for this requirement is that the Russian equipment that deals with water, such as Elektron and the condensate collectors, allegedly would completely disintegrate (or in other terms, work out of spec) if non-Moscow water passes through them.

This requirement means that any water shipped to the Russian segment via Shuttle must be imported from Russia.

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Couldn't even fathom that answer, thanks for the details! You learn something new every day, as they say...
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-04M - February 3, 2010
« Reply #10 on: 01/19/2010 08:29 PM »
Couldn't even fathom that answer, thanks for the details! You learn something new every day, as they say...

I would say there is a seal compatibility issue with the disinfectant. Another one would be if there were any plastics involved.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-04M - February 3, 2010
« Reply #11 on: 01/19/2010 09:22 PM »
Couldn't even fathom that answer, thanks for the details! You learn something new every day, as they say...

I would say there is a seal compatibility issue with the disinfectant. Another one would be if there were any plastics involved.
I'd tend to agree with the first issue. Chlorine does some really bad things to a lot of rubber or similar materials, certainly ruins RO membranes.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-04M - February 3, 2010
« Reply #12 on: 01/20/2010 03:07 PM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=9009

Active docking unit was installed on Progress M-04M cargo ship today.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-04M - February 3, 2010
« Reply #13 on: 01/24/2010 06:14 AM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=9050

The fueling of tanks of Progress M-04M cargo ship by fuel and compressed gases has begun yesterday, check of Soyuz-U rocket's systems is continuing.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-04M - February 3, 2010
« Reply #14 on: 01/25/2010 06:10 PM »
http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss22/progress_m-04m/photo_01-24.html

January 24, 2010.

Progress M-04M cargo vehicle fueled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.

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