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The 11A511U-FG Soyuz-FG launch vehicle for the Soyuz TMA-06M launch, arrived to Baykonur on March 4th: http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=18760 (in Russian).

This launch vehicle was in fact used for the launch of Soyuz TMA-05M (the Roscosmos announcement was in error when mentioning that the launcher was for Soyuz TMA-06M)
« Last Edit: 10/25/2012 10:06 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 15, 2012
« Reply #1 on: 06/19/2012 09:27 PM »
The Soyuz TMA-06M patch. The patch was designed by Evgeny Tarelkin. Soyuz TMA-06M is scheduled to launch in October of this year. The embroidered patches started their journey to Russia just yesterday.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 15, 2012
« Reply #2 on: 06/26/2012 07:34 AM »
I wonder whether the fact that the solar arrays are X shaped and there's two more panels, means something. Do they explain what the elements on tha patch symbolize?

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I wonder whether the fact that the solar arrays are X shaped and there's two more panels, means something. Do they explain what the elements on that patch symbolize?

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 15, 2012
« Reply #4 on: 06/26/2012 05:24 PM »
I wonder whether the fact that the solar arrays are X shaped and there's two more panels, means something. Do they explain what the elements on that patch symbolize?

XXXIII = Expedition 33  ;)

Awesome! How could I not notice that?!  ;D

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 15, 2012
« Reply #5 on: 07/18/2012 04:23 AM »
Repair of "Gagarin" launching pad to begin in 2014  (Russian article)
http://www.ria.ru/science/20120717/701597361.html

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He also said that the next manned launch, scheduled for October this year, will be carried out not with a "Gagarin" launching pad, and on the 31st the launch pad.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 15, 2012
« Reply #6 on: 08/10/2012 02:20 PM »
« Last Edit: 08/10/2012 02:21 PM by jacqmans »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 15, 2012
« Reply #7 on: 08/14/2012 08:36 PM »
Russia's best space journalist is reporting on the NK forum that the Soyuz TMA-06M spaceship has been delivered to Baikonur today.
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 15, 2012
« Reply #8 on: 09/14/2012 08:09 PM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the launch is delayed from October 15 to October 23 due to failure of equipment aboard Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft during tests on Baikonur cosmodrome.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 15, 2012
« Reply #9 on: 09/15/2012 07:59 PM »
Here are Star City photos...
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 23, 2012
« Reply #10 on: 09/20/2012 06:43 PM »
Roscosmos is announcing (http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=19525) the arrival of a Soyuz-FG launch vehicle and two Soyuz-U. This ones are for Progress-M launches and the Soyuz-FG is for Soyuz TMA-06M.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 23, 2012
« Reply #11 on: 09/20/2012 06:48 PM »
Roscosmos is announcing (http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=19525) the arrival of a Soyuz-FG launch vehicle and two Soyuz-U. This ones are for Progress-M launches and the Soyuz-FG is for Soyuz TMA-06M.

Three Soyuz is unusual; last time I can find is in 2001.
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/content/numbers/224/09.shtml

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 23, 2012
« Reply #12 on: 09/21/2012 05:41 PM »
Today was the second day of exams for the Soyuz TMA-06M crews on th Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Both crews had 'excellent ' (5.0) classifications on both days.

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Expedition 33/34 Crew Ceremonies in Moscow


Expedition 33/34 Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford participate in a variety of crew ceremonies in Moscow in advance of their launch to the International Space Station. Novitskiy, Ford and Tarelkin are scheduled to fly to the launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 2 to prepare for their Oct. 23 liftoff in the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft. Also featured in the footage are backup crew members Pavel Vinogradov, Alexander Misurkin and NASA's Chris Cassidy.

"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 23, 2012
« Reply #14 on: 09/27/2012 06:45 PM »
MEDIA ADVISORY: M12-193

NASA ASTRONAUT KEVIN FORD INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY BEFORE SPACE STATION MISSION

HOUSTON -- NASA astronaut Kevin Ford of Indiana, making final
preparations for an October launch to the International Space Station
at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Star City, Russia, will be
available for live satellite interviews from 5 to 6 a.m. CDT Friday,
Oct. 5.

The interviews will originate from Star City, and will be preceded at
4:30 a.m. by a video b-roll feed of Ford's mission training and
previous spaceflight. To participate in the interviews, reporters
should contact Karen Svetaka at 281-483-8684 or 281-433-0830 no later
than 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.

Ford, who previously served as pilot aboard space shuttle Discovery on
its STS-128 mission to the station in September 2009, will first
serve as an Expedition 33 flight engineer through mid-November, and
will then transition to commander of Expedition 34 through March,
2013. Ford is scheduled to launch with Flight Engineers Oleg
Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency at
5:51 a.m. CDT Oct. 23 (4:51 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome launch pad 31 in Kazakhstan.

A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, Ford is a native of Montpelier, Ind.
He holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the
University of Notre Dame, a master's in international relations from
Troy State University, a master's in aerospace engineering from the
University of Florida, and a doctorate in aeronautical engineering
from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He was selected as
an astronaut in 2000. Ford's biography is available at:

http://go.nasa.gov/kevinford

Ford and his colleagues will be aboard the station during an
exceptionally busy time that includes cargo operations of two SpaceX
Dragon commercial vehicles; four Russian Progress resupply vehicles,
and the arrival of "Cygnus," the first commercial cargo spacecraft
from the Orbital Sciences Corp., scheduled for December 2012.
November will bring the departure of station crew members Sunita
Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide, while mid-December will
bring Ford and his crewmates three new crew members - NASA's Tom
Marshburn, Canada's Chris Hadfield and Russia's Roman Romanenko -
rounding out the six-person Expedition 34 crew.

Ford previously spent 14 days in space as pilot aboard the space
shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission in 2009, which delivered the
multi-purpose logistics module "Leonardo" to the station with more
than 15,000 pounds of science and storage racks to the orbiting
outpost. On that mission, Ford used Discovery's robotic arm to help
conduct a survey of the shuttle's heat shield; installed and
unberthed "Leonardo," operated the station's robotic arm in support
of two of the mission's three spacewalks and helped unload critical
supplies from Leonardo.

NASA TV's Media Channel 103 will carry the b-roll and will be used to
conduct the interviews. It is an MPEG-4 digital C-band signal,
carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-18C, transponder
3C, at 105 degrees west longitude, with a downlink frequency of 3760
MHz, vertical polarization, data rate of 38.80 MHz, symbol rate of
28.0681 Mbps, and 3/4 FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant
Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. The
Compression Format is MPEG-4, Video PID = 0x1031 hex / 4145 decimal,
AC-3 Audio PID = 0x1035 hex /4149 decimal, MPEG I Layer II Audio PID
= 0x1034 hex /4148 decimal.

For information about the space station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 23, 2012
« Reply #15 on: 10/08/2012 10:32 AM »
Launch preparations have started at the LC31 PU-6 launch complex: http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=19576 (in Russian).

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Soyuz TMA-06M prime and back-up crews arrive at Baikonour.
http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=19582 (on Russian)
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 23, 2012
« Reply #17 on: 10/10/2012 08:26 AM »
October 9, 2012.
Soyuz TMA-06M primary and backup crews arrived to the Baikonur launch site.

Primary (Kevin Antony Ford (NASA, USA), Oleg Viktorovich Novitskiy (Roscosmos, Russia) and Evgeny Igorevich Tarelkin (Roscosmos, Russia)) and backup (Christopher John Cassidy (NASA, USA), Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov (Roscosmos, Russia) and Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Misurkin (Roscosmos, Russia)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-06M transportation spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site.
At the airport they were met by members of the State Commission and Technical Management.

Commanders of the crews reported on their readiness for pre-flight training and Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft acceptance.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss33/photo_10-09.html

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Soyuz TMA-06M crews initiated a final training phase

The prime and backup crews for the ISS-33/34 initiated a final training phase in the processing facility.

Kevin Antony Ford (NASA, USA), Oleg Viktorovich Novitskiy (Roscosmos, Russia), Evgeny Igorevich Tarelkin (Roscosmos, Russia), Christopher John Cassidy (NASA, USA), Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov (Roscosmos, Russia) and Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Misurkin (Roscosmos, Russia) had training sessions onboard the spacecraft, acquainted with the onboard documentation and the content of cargoes launched and also made a fitting of the Sokol-KB space suits and individual liners.

Today a meeting of Technical Management was held where a decision to fill the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss33/photo_10-10.html
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-06M - October 23, 2012
« Reply #19 on: 10/11/2012 08:21 AM »
« Last Edit: 10/11/2012 08:22 AM by jacqmans »

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