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June 14, 2011. S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region

An extended meeting of the Corporation's Scientific and Technical Council was held at S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia to review the subject of: Scientific Objectives of the Launch and Design Features of Microsatellite Chibis-M.

The objective of the meeting was to review and evaluate the key design solutions incorporated into MicroSatellite (MS).

The meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council reviewed the MS readiness for the final phase of its integration into cargo transportation spacecraft Progress M.

Presiding at the meeting was a first deputy for science of the general designer of RSC Energia, Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Corporation, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences V.P. Legostaev.

A paper on the science mission of the microsatellite and its design features was presented by: Director of the Institute for Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences L.M. Zeleny, Chief Research Associate of the Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences A.V. Gurevich, and Chief Designer of the Special Design Bureau of the Institute for Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences V.N. Angarov.

The head of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Corporation A.V.Markov reported on the status and sequence of activities to integrate the MS into the cargo transportation spacecraft.

After the meeting, a demonstration was conducted in a company's workshop to show the separation of the MS flight model form the cargo transportation container to be installed into Progress M cargo transportation spacecraft, which included deployment of the MS structural elements.

Taking part in the Scientific and Technical Council's proceeedings were: President of RSC Energia, General Designer V.A.Lopota, first vice president of the Corporation, general director of the Experimental Machine Building Plant A.F. Strekalov, first vice president of the Corporation, first deputy general designer N.I.Zelenshchikov, first deputy general designers V.A. Soloviev and E.A. Mikrin, specialists of RSC Energia, Institute for Space Research and Special Design Bureau of the Institute for Space Research, Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences, working on the project of the Chibis-M MS, as well as young scientists and specialists of these organizations.

For information:

1) Microsatellite Chibis-M is a small spacecraft for studying new physical mechanisms in atmospheric lightning discharges. Its total mass is 40 kg, overall dimensions in the working position are 1100x1350x1805 mm (with deployed structural elements).

2) The microsatellite is to be delivered into the working orbit with an altitude of 480-500 km inside Progress M cargo transportation spacecraft to be subsequently operated in free flight for no less than 1 year.

3) The launch of the MS will make it possible to conduct scientific research in atmospheric lighting discharges and magnetic wave phenomena; to verify the microsatelite orbital insertion system using Progress M spacecraft, the operation of the MS systems and ground control systems; to implement educational programs with young specialists and students.

4) The MS was built by a team from the Special Design Bureau of the Institute for Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2011/news_06-14.html
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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 28, 2011
« Reply #1 on: 08/21/2011 12:09 PM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the launch is planned at 10:59:08 UTC on October 28.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 28, 2011
« Reply #2 on: 08/24/2011 07:30 PM »
Progress M-13M has departed to Baikonur yesterday.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 28, 2011
« Reply #3 on: 08/28/2011 09:26 AM »
Progress M-13M has arrived to Baikonur on August 27th.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 28, 2011
« Reply #4 on: 08/29/2011 06:28 AM »
Progress M-13M has arrived to Baikonur on August 27th.

Some pictures
Source: http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=17786

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 14, 2011
« Reply #5 on: 09/01/2011 04:01 AM »
According to NASASpaceFlight.com. the launch has been moved up 2 weeks, to October 14.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 14, 2011
« Reply #6 on: 09/08/2011 10:48 AM »
Delivering of Progress M-13M in MIK-254 :

Nicolas PILLET
kosmonavtika.com : The French site on Russian Space

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 14, 2011
« Reply #7 on: 09/08/2011 06:27 PM »
According to NASASpaceFlight.com. the launch has been moved up 2 weeks, to October 14.

Then the Russians are probably in one big hurry to get the Soyuz booster flying again.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 14, 2011
« Reply #8 on: 09/09/2011 09:02 AM »
The launch is planned at 16:27:46 UTC on October 14th.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - November 1, 2011
« Reply #9 on: 09/13/2011 09:30 AM »
The launch will be possibly delayed to November 1st.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 30, 2011
« Reply #10 on: 09/15/2011 09:10 PM »
« Last Edit: 09/15/2011 09:15 PM by jacqmans »

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 30, 2011
« Reply #11 on: 09/19/2011 02:05 PM »
From Roskosmos, via Google Translate:

"At the Baikonur Cosmodrome continues testing the cargo transport spacecraft "Progress M-13M." After radio checks were carried out in an anechoic chamber, the ship was returned to the booth to perform inspections for leaks.

Launch of the space rocket "Soyuz-U" with the cargo ship "Progress M-13M" is scheduled for Oct. 30."
« Last Edit: 09/19/2011 02:07 PM by Danderman »

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 30, 2011
« Reply #12 on: 09/20/2011 07:08 AM »
The launch is planned at 10:11 UTC on October 30th.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 30, 2011
« Reply #13 on: 09/28/2011 12:51 PM »
The launch is planned at 10:11:14 UTC on October 30th.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 30, 2011
« Reply #14 on: 10/10/2011 11:28 AM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the third stage of Soyuz-U rocket will return on Baikonur cosmodrome on October 20th.

The launch is planned at 10:11:13 UTC on October 30th.

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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 30, 2011
« Reply #15 on: 10/21/2011 04:37 PM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the third stage of Soyuz-U rocket will return on Baikonur cosmodrome on October 20th.

The launch is planned at 10:11:13 UTC on October 30th.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1110/13soyuz/
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Engines for the next two manned Soyuz flights and the Progress 45P cargo mission were built with new quality control procedures and were not among the 18 engines returned to Samara, according to Gerstenmaier.

 Has a blok-I been delivered; is it the original or a different one?

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October 21, 2011. CV Progress M-13M docking with the transfer compartment.

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-13M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Progress M-13M transport cargo vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.

Photos: http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss29/progress_m-13m/photo_10-21.html
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Re: Soyuz-U launch with Progress M-13M - October 30, 2011
« Reply #17 on: 10/26/2011 01:31 PM »
MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-217

NASA TELEVISION TO AIR SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP ARRIVAL

HOUSTON -- NASA Television will provide live launch coverage of a
Russian Progress cargo spacecraft on Sunday, Oct. 30, from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA TV coverage will begin at 5
a.m. CDT, with launch scheduled for 5:11 a.m. (4:11 p.m. Baikonur
local time).

The International Space Station (ISS) Progress 45 spacecraft will
deliver almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the space
station three days later.

This will be the first launch of a Progress vehicle and its Soyuz
booster since the ISS Progress 44 vehicle was lost on Aug. 24 due to
a third stage engine failure.

Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi
Furukawa and Sergei Volkov will monitor the spacecraft's automatic
docking to the station's Pirs Docking Compartment at 6:40 a.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 2. NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 6:15
a.m. on Nov. 2.

The undocking of an older resupply ship, ISS Progress 42, from the
Pirs docking port on Saturday, Oct. 29, will not be broadcast live.

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



http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the International Space Station and its
crew, visit:


http://www.nasa.gov/station

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October 25, 2011. Preparations for launches under the ISS Program

Underway is prelaunch processing of transport cargo vehicles Progress M-13M, Progress M-14M, manned space vehicles Soyuz TMA-22 and Soyuz TMA-03M under the International Space Station Program.

Today at SC Assembly and Testing Facility designer's inspection of cargo vehicle Progess M-13M was performed and encapsulation of launch vehicle payload fairing on space vehicle was conducted; check activation of Progress M-14M electric circuits was carried out; check illumination of TMV Soyuz TMA-22 solar arrays was performed; operations with TMV Soyuz TMA-03M in anechoic chamber were completed.

Photos: http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss29/progress_m-13m/photo_10-25.html
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October 26, 2011. Orbital module of the LV Soyuz-U with CV Progress M-13M was transported for the general integration with LV

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-13M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-13M spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.

Photos: http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss29/progress_m-13m/photo_10-26.html
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