Author Topic: Soyuz ST-B Flight VS11 - Galileo FOC-M2 FM03&04 - March 27, 2015 (21:46 UTC)  (Read 47959 times)

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Live coverage for the next Soyuz ST-B launch with Galileo FM03 and 04.

Below is the coverage from 2014.
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Galileo solar arrays

Solar arrays for a Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellite at the Dutch Space company near Leiden in the Netherlands. A pair of 5 m-long solar arrays supply 1.9 kilowatts of power – about the same as an average household’s consumption. The side of the solar array normally left in shadow is seen here.

Credit: Dutch Space

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and SA wing deployment test

http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2014/03/Galileo_solar_wing_test_deployment

Lots of ex Fokker people working at Dutch Space ;)

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and SA wing deployment test

http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2014/03/Galileo_solar_wing_test_deployment

Lots of ex Fokker people working at Dutch Space ;)

What's the Dutch phrase for that again? Oh wait, I remember: "Open deur intrappen".  ;)

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and SA wing deployment test

http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2014/03/Galileo_solar_wing_test_deployment

Lots of ex Fokker people working at Dutch Space ;)

What's the Dutch phrase for that again? Oh wait, I remember: "Open deur intrappen".  ;)

I recognized certain people in the video, that why I replied.

One in return for you....
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Any updates on the satellites (FOC-3&4) of this mission?

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Any updates on the satellites (FOC-3&4) of this mission?
Bumped to November 2014:

Launched:

2014:
№ – Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

01 - February 6 - ABS 2, Athena-Fidus - Ariane 5 ECA (VA217) - Kourou ELA-3 - 21:30
02 - March 22 - Astra 5B, Amazonas 4A - Ariane 5 ECA (VA216) - Kourou ELA-3 - 22:04
03 - April 3 - Sentinel-1A - Soyuz-STA/Fregat-M (VS07) - Kourou ELS - 21:02:26
04 - April  30 - KazEOSat 1/Kazakhstan DZZ-HR/HRES - Vega (VV03) - Kourou ZLV - 01:35:15
05 - July 10 - O3b (4 sats) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat-MT (VS08) - Kourou ELS - 18:55:56
06 - July 29 - ATV-5 Georges Lemaître - Ariane 5 ES (VA219) - Kourou ELA-3 - 23:47:45

Planned launches

Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2014

August 21 - Galileo-FOC FM01 (Doresa), Galileo-FOC FM02 (Milena) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat-MT (VS09) - Kourou ELS -  12:31:14
September 11 - Measat 3b/Jabiru 2, Optus 10 - Ariane 5 ECA (VA218) - Kourou ELA-3
October 16 - Intelsat 30/DLA 1 (TBD), Arsat 1 - Ariane 5 ECA (VA220) - Kourou ELA-3
November 8 - IXV (suborbital launch) - Vega (VV04) - Kourou ZLV
November - Galileo-FOC FM03 (Adam), Galileo-FOC FM04 (Anastasia) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat-MT (VS10) - Kourou ELS
December - Galileo-FOC FM05 (Alba), Galileo-FOC FM06 (Oriana) - Soyuz-STB/Fregat-MT - Kourou ELS (or 2015)

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Will this launch be deferred due to the unsuccessful mission of Soyuz ST-B Flight VS09?

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As initially predicted, further delay comes after failure of Soyuz VS09. Here is a news report from U.S. based InsideGNSS,

"Sources in Brussels say that the two Galileo satellites launched on Friday (August 22, 2014) will likely never reach their proper orbits, and the failure will mean new delays for the Galileo program, as Soyuz launches will be frozen until an investigation is performed and causes identified.

One knowledgable source explained, "Investigations and corrective actions, if required, usually take no less than six months. So, I would be surprised of another launch before March-April next year.
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Source: http://www.insidegnss.com/node/4165

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Maybe a valid discussion, however we currently are still planning/prepping for a launch in December(VS10) pending outcome of the investigation...
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Two FOC*-satellites are currently at ESTEC test facilities in Noordwijk, the remaining are in various status of integration.

Per OHB PR today: http://www.ohb.de/press-releases-details/items/status-galileo-foc-satellites.html
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Stephen Clark is reporting via Twitter that the next two Galileo satellites have been pulled off "the next Soyuz". I presume he is referring to this flight.



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Stephen Clark is reporting via Twitter that the next two Galileo satellites have been pulled off "the next Soyuz". I presume he is referring to this flight.

Could that be for good.
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So, has the final decision been made yet? They better ship the satellites quickly if they are still heading for launch by December.  ::)

Apparently if Galileo pulls out O3b Networks would be more than glad to take over the December launch slot.  ;)

Peter B. de Selding @pbdes
Soyuz Galileo failure: O3b Networks likely would be happy to take EU Commission's December launch slot for next 4 O3b bdbnd sats.
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Stephen Clark is reporting via Twitter that the next two Galileo satellites have been pulled off "the next Soyuz". I presume he is referring to this flight.

Could that be for good.
Not likely. IMO the pull will be temporary until the Russians have adequately shown that they have adequately fixed the problems with Fregat.

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So, has the final decision been made yet? They better ship the satellites quickly if they are still heading for launch by December.  ::)

Apparently if Galileo pulls out O3b Networks would be more than glad to take over the December launch slot.  ;)

Peter B. de Selding @pbdes
Soyuz Galileo failure: O3b Networks likely would be happy to take EU Commission's December launch slot for next 4 O3b bdbnd sats.

Arianespace confirmed yesterday during the speeches after VA220 that the O3b sats are scheduled to fly in December.
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"The first move for ESA and the German-Italian consortium that now controls the satellites — Spaceopal GmbH of Munich, a joint venture of Germany’s DLR space agency and Telespazio of Italy — is to raise the satellites’ perigee to remove them from their twice-daily passage through the Van Allen radiation belts.

"These maneuvers — 10 or 12 per satellite, to be performed not concurrently, but on one spacecraft after the other — are scheduled to begin in late October and to end by late November. After that, a series of system tests will be performed.

"It will not be before January when early results are available confirming that the satellites work as designed and that launches of the following spacecraft may be scheduled."

http://www.spacenews.com/article/civil-space/42270lingering-doubts-drove-europe-to-sideline-galileo-launches-until-next-year

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FM03 and FM04 are ready for shipment to Kourou

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