Author Topic: Soyuz-2.1a - Kosmos-2515 (Bars-M #2) - Plesetsk - March 24, 2016 (09:42 UTC)  (Read 8341 times)

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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
« Reply #20 on: 03/23/2016 07:55 PM »
First Bars-M was launched 11:01:35.
The second ~10:00 if I understand correctly ? (Planned launch time)
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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
« Reply #21 on: 03/23/2016 07:58 PM »
Since the second Bars-M was originally scheduled for launch in August 2015, I wonder why there has been a delay of seven months?   Maybe the August date was in case the first Bars-M had a failure and a second one was ready to launch at fairly short notice?

The new launch should be Cosmos 2515, unless the Russians have twiddled the Cosmos numbers again. ;)
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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
« Reply #22 on: 03/23/2016 08:10 PM »
Perhaps the error at the Progress M27M launch the reason ?

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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
« Reply #23 on: 03/24/2016 04:47 AM »
http://izvestia.ru/news/607311/

That link says launch at 1 p.m. March 24 (10:00 UTC if my calculations are correct).  That's over four hours from now.
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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
« Reply #24 on: 03/24/2016 05:47 AM »
Perhaps the error at the Progress M27M launch the reason ?

That led to delays of about six weeks for the final launches in the Kobalt-M and Kvarts programmes, so I would have expected a similar delay to September 2015 for Bars-M #2 - pushing it to September-October 2015.
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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
« Reply #25 on: 03/24/2016 06:23 AM »
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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
« Reply #26 on: 03/24/2016 06:39 AM »
With reference to previous Bars-M lift-off time vs NOTAMed period, launch is possible from 0941 UTC

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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
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Bars-M 09:42 UT

Well that's the issue settled! The spacecraft separation time is given as 09:50:48 UTC.
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Liftoff confirmed per reports at NK!
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Re: Cosmos 25XX - Bars-M #2, Soyuz-2-1A, Plesetsk
« Reply #33 on: 03/24/2016 11:02 AM »
Notice in Anik’s serial numbers 76058161/31М135С listed under fairing 14С744. So is that the serial number of the rocket too?
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36777.msg1493825#msg1493825
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2 objects cataloged from this launch

2016-020A/41394 in 327 x 540 km x 97.65°
2016-020B/41395 in 327 x 542 km x 97.64°

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« Last Edit: 03/24/2016 04:04 PM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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