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The launch of Dnepr rocket with Sich-2, NX, NigeriaSat-2, Rasat, Edusat, AprizeSat-5, AprizeSat-6 and BPA-2 satellites from Dombarovskiy cosmodrome is planned on June 30th or at the beginning of July.
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - June 30, 2011
« Reply #1 on: 06/01/2011 08:06 PM »
The launch of Dnepr rocket with Sich-2, NX, NigeriaSat-2, Rasat, Edusat, AprizeSat-5, AprizeSat-6 and BPA-2 satellites from Dombarovskiy cosmodrome is planned on June 30th or at the beginning of July.

I read all Dnepr rocket launches were cancelled and Dnepr will not be used anymore, Confused?

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - June 30, 2011
« Reply #2 on: 06/03/2011 06:09 AM »
anik,

Sich-2 is already at Yasny for a long time (since the end of 2010), the rest of the passangers are waiting for "come" signal from Kosmotras, which is supposed to be issued this week or the next.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - June 30, 2011
« Reply #3 on: 06/03/2011 11:34 AM »
Green light is on for all the participants for this launch campaign;

Nigeriasat-2 & X will arrive in Yasny next week, RASAT will arrive on the week after.

Cubesats from Roma and Washington will follow the schedule.

The launch is estimated by the 1st or 2nd week of July.
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 7, 2011
« Reply #5 on: 06/09/2011 11:02 AM »
Preliminary launch date is July 7.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 7, 2011
« Reply #6 on: 06/20/2011 12:28 PM »
RASAT images




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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 7, 2011
« Reply #7 on: 06/21/2011 05:55 AM »
RASAT blog and website here; http://rasat.uzay.tubitak.gov.tr/root/

Only in local language.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 7, 2011
« Reply #8 on: 06/26/2011 06:38 AM »
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2011-06/24/c_13948744.htm

"Director General of the agency Seidu Mohammed told a news conference in Abuja on Thursday that the earth observation satellites, NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X, would be launched at 8 a.m. local time on July 7"

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 7, 2011
« Reply #9 on: 06/27/2011 09:04 AM »
The launch can be delayed slightly.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 21, 2011
« Reply #10 on: 07/04/2011 09:51 AM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the launch is planned on July 21st.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 21, 2011
« Reply #11 on: 07/07/2011 03:03 PM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the launch is planned on July 21st.

Does this Dnepr use the service module that reverses 360deg.?   It is shown in this video
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 21, 2011
« Reply #12 on: 07/07/2011 03:06 PM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the launch is planned on July 21st.

Does this Dnepr use the service module that reverses 360deg.?   It is shown in this video


It turns 180° - as all Dnepr upperstages do.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 21, 2011
« Reply #13 on: 07/07/2011 03:09 PM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the launch is planned on July 21st.

Does this Dnepr use the service module that reverses 360deg.?   It is shown in this video


Its not a "service module", its an ICBM MIRV bus and is an integral part of each and every Dnepr.

BTW, the animation is not particularly accurate.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - July 28, 2011
« Reply #14 on: 07/14/2011 08:31 PM »
The launch is planned on July 28th.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #15 on: 07/19/2011 09:12 AM »
The launch is delayed to the beginning of August.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #16 on: 07/19/2011 08:13 PM »
The launch is delayed to the beginning of August.
Do we know the reason for the repeated delays?
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #17 on: 07/20/2011 07:12 AM »
Do we know the reason for the repeated delays?

Absence of the allowing documents for launch.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #18 on: 07/21/2011 05:23 PM »
August 4th launch date is for now.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #19 on: 07/22/2011 02:21 PM »
Draft launch date is re-scheduled as August 11st now.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #21 on: 08/08/2011 03:41 AM »
Any update on launch date?
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #22 on: 08/08/2011 08:09 AM »
Any update on launch date?

Launch is schedule for August 17.

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #23 on: 08/08/2011 08:53 AM »
Any update on launch date?

Launch is schedule for August 17.

Or may be even later
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #24 on: 08/09/2011 11:42 AM »
Moscow, 3 August 2011. Launch of Dnepr LV with eight payloads onboard is scheduled for 17 August 2011.   
Launch of Dnepr LV carrying Sich-2 and BPA-2 (State Space Agency of Ukraine), Nigeriasat-2 and Nigeriasat-X (SSTL, Great Britain), RASAT (Space Research Technology Institute of Turkey (TUBITAK UZAY)), EDUSAT (La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), and Aprizesat-5 and Aprizesat-6 (SpaceQuest, USA) payloads is scheduled for 17 August 2011, at 10:12:30 decreed Moscow time (7:12:30 UTC).   

The launch vehicle assigned for launch has been filled with propellant components.  Combined operations for spacecraft/Space Head Module (SHM) integration will take place from 6 through 9 August. SHM is scheduled to depart Yasny Launch Base AITB for mating with the launch vehicle on 11 August.

As the launch date comes closer, ISC Kosmotras will keep on publishing information on the launch campaign progress at the Yasny Launch Base.

http://www.kosmotras.ru/en/news/108/

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #25 on: 08/09/2011 02:53 PM »
RASAT related updates in Turkish languages and new RASAT pictures on top of Dnepr are here;

http://rasat.uzay.tubitak.gov.tr/blog/

Nigeriasat-X & Nigeriasat-2 related updates in English and new pictures & countdown are here;

http://www.sstl.co.uk/launches/nigeriasat-2---nigeriasat-x
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 2011
« Reply #26 on: 08/16/2011 04:53 PM »
RASAT related updates in Turkish languages and new RASAT pictures on top of Dnepr are here;

http://rasat.uzay.tubitak.gov.tr/blog/

Nigeriasat-X & Nigeriasat-2 related updates in English and new pictures & countdown are here;

http://www.sstl.co.uk/launches/nigeriasat-2---nigeriasat-x

14 hrs till launch......Dnepr rocket from Yasny

http://www.sstl.co.uk/launches/nigeriasat-2---nigeriasat-x
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #27 on: 08/17/2011 05:56 AM »
1.15 to launch. Raining in Yasny

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #28 on: 08/17/2011 06:38 AM »
1.15 to launch. Raining in Yasny
any live video?

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1.15 to launch. Raining in Yasny
any live video?



Nope, unfortunately...

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #30 on: 08/17/2011 07:23 AM »
People on the NK forum are reporting that the launch was successful citing RIA Novosti news http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20110817/418738129.html.
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #31 on: 08/17/2011 08:33 AM »
Kosmotras confirms launch was successful. Congratulations !
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Excellent.

And thanks to William Graham, we have a great overview article:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/08/dnepr-launches-ukraines-sich-2-several-passengers/

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #33 on: 08/17/2011 09:14 AM »
First contact with RASAT made from Andoya, Norway.

Second contact is made by Ankara ground station.

All operations and telemetry nominal. Satellite is in healthy status.
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #35 on: 08/17/2011 11:53 AM »
NSAU made the first contact with Sich-2 from 11:48 till 12:01 via Kiev time.
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #37 on: 08/17/2011 12:43 PM »
Congratulations to all involved! New baby (RASAT) is born!

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #40 on: 08/17/2011 01:56 PM »
Launch video here
(click on "play" button)
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #45 on: 08/20/2011 09:49 AM »
Some details on AprizeSat 5 and 6 from spacequest.com and exactEarth.com.
The satellites are built by SpaceQuest (Fairfax, Virginia) and after checkout ownership will be transferred to exactEarth (Cambridge, Ontario) which is a subsidiary of COM DEV.
As far as I can tell, Aprize Satellite is no longer a going concern and Aprize Argentina
never got going at all; AprizeSat 3 and 4 are owned and operated by SpaceQuest
for COM DEV/exactEarth.  AprizeSat 1 and 2 were also SpaceQuest owned; only
Latinsat A and B were owned by Aprize Satellite (which is also really Dino Lorenzini's SpaceQuest wearing a different hat)
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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #46 on: 10/18/2011 02:40 PM »
Following Sich-2 and Nigeriasats, RASAT images are announced on the blog;

http://rasat.uzay.tubitak.gov.tr/blog/

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Re: Dnepr launch with Sich-2 satellite - August 17, 2011
« Reply #47 on: 03/27/2012 03:24 PM »
According to the last issue of NK, it was launcher n°4503261319.
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