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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 27 2013 (TBC)
« Reply #100 on: 12/26/2013 03:51 PM »
Don't you long for the old Soviet era when you got only one announcement which was either definitively right or definitively wrong, rather than lots of contradictory reports? ;-)

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Well, NOTAMs are in place for tentative launch date December 27 or December 28..
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V8389/13 -  FLW DANGER AREAS ACT:  ULD1, ULD2. SFC - UNL, 27 DEC 12:00 2013 UNTIL 27 DEC 16:00 2013. CREATED: 26 DEC 11:41 2013
V8406/13 -  FLW DANGER AREAS ACT: ULD1, ULD2. SFC - UNL, 28 DEC 12:00 2013 UNTIL 28 DEC 16:00 2013. CREATED: 26 DEC 15:31 2013

Indeed it seems that the next launch attempt is on Dec. 28! http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum12/topic12873/message1179061/#message1179061
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Heh! Saturday then! Changed the thread title.

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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 27 2013 (TBC)
« Reply #103 on: 12/26/2013 04:23 PM »
Don't you long for the old Soviet era when you got only one announcement which was either definitively right or definitively wrong, rather than lots of contradictory reports? ;-)

Merry Christmas and put your feet up Chris!
From reading NK, it looks like this whole project is being done by young generation of designers who didn't have much in a way of experience, so they're learning in the process. In that case, it's totally expected that there will be delays, verifications and another verifications after first ones.

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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013 (TBC)
« Reply #104 on: 12/26/2013 11:23 PM »
Where is the outrage from certain forum members about workers forced to work through the holidays?  ;)
« Last Edit: 12/26/2013 11:24 PM by Lars_J »

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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013 (TBC)
« Reply #105 on: 12/26/2013 11:28 PM »
Where is the outrage from certain forum members about workers forced to work through the holidays?  ;)

The holidays begin January 1 in Russia.

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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013 (TBC)
« Reply #106 on: 12/26/2013 11:32 PM »
Where is the outrage from certain forum members about workers forced to work through the holidays?  ;)

Didn't hear anyone complaining about the spacewalk on Christmas either.
« Last Edit: 12/27/2013 05:06 AM by QuantumG »
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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013 (TBC)
« Reply #107 on: 12/27/2013 07:44 AM »
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V8416/13 -  FLW DANGER AREAS ACT: ULD1, ULD2. SFC - UNL, DAILY 0700-1500, 28 DEC 07:00 2013 UNTIL 29 DEC 15:00 2013. CREATED: 27 DEC 06:50 2013

Volga debris?
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B5957/13 -  TEMPO DANGER AREA NZD026 (EAST AUCKLAND OCEANIC FIR) IS PRESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: ALL THAT AIRSPACE BOUNDED BY A LINE JOINING S 30 00 00.0, W 131 00 00.0 S 30 00 00.0, W 175 00 00.0 S 60 00 00.0, W 175 00 00.0 S 60 00 00.0, W 131 00 00.0 S 30 00 00.0, W 131 00 00.0 ACTIVITY: SPACE DEBRIS RETURN. USER AGENCY: FOREIGN SPACE AGENCY. PRESCRIBED PURSUANT TO CIVIL AVIATION RULE PART 71 UNDER A DELEGATED AUTHORITY ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION. SFC - FL999, 28 DEC 15:00 2013 UNTIL 29 DEC 00:30 2013. CREATED: 27 DEC 04:24 2013
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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013 (TBC)
« Reply #108 on: 12/27/2013 07:53 AM »
"According to preliminary plans, launch scheduled for Saturday"
source: federal space agency

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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013
« Reply #109 on: 12/27/2013 01:14 PM »
Getting close to launch, any updates ?

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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013
« Reply #111 on: 12/27/2013 02:23 PM »
Thanks for the update

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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013
« Reply #112 on: 12/27/2013 03:28 PM »
Video about preparation :

http://www.vesti.ru/videos?vid=563751

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Re: 1st Soyuz-2.1v launch with AIST - December 28 2013
« Reply #113 on: 12/27/2013 03:42 PM »
now we are talking ...
a few quick screen grabs.
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Launch expected to-day "in the afternoon" (LT)
http://www.interfax.ru/russia/news/349428

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The state commission approved the launch at UTC10:00 today.
http://ria.ru/space/20131228/986988735.html
http://www.federalspace.ru/20089/

Fueling started.
 
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I am told that everything is normal for now. Launch within 20 minutes.
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Launch delayed.
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Launch delayed.

Any calls of a recycling for another attempt today?

This must be the Russian launch with the most scrubs since the first orbital Soyuz-2 (MetOp-A)....  ::)
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Launch delayed.

Any calls of a recycling for another attempt today?

This must be the Russian launch with the most scrubs since the first orbital Soyuz-2 (MetOp-A)....  ::)

Apparently if the crew decided to de-tank then this rocket would need to be sent back to the factory for refurbishment - ironic since this rocket was once originally slated to be the second one to fly....

(and back in 2006 the one used in the MetOp-A launch very nearly requires such refurbishment due to repeat scrubs)
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