Author Topic: MISSION FAILURE: Progress M-27M launch – Soyuz-2-1A - April 28, 2015  (Read 335809 times)

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Other launcher assembly images available at http://www.roscosmos.ru/21445/ (in Russian)

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Launch information from TsUP...

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Soyuz launch vehicle rollout to the launch pad

April 26, 2015

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-27M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Soyuz launch vehicle was rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad. Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Progress M-27M transport vehicle is installed on the launch pad. L-2 days activities have been started.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss43/progress_m-27m/photo_04-26.html

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Launch is at 19:09 UTC (3:09 pm EDT) according to the NASA manifest.

http://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/
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Moved for live coverage.  ;)
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Launch is at 19:09 UTC (3:09 pm EDT) according to the NASA manifest.

http://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/

The site lists the time as 3:09 am, not pm - which would make it 0709 UTC 28 Apr

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From NASA TV:

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2:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 28 - Coverage of the Launch of the ISS Progress 59 Cargo Ship to the ISS (all channels)

That's 2:45 am EDT and 0645 UTC 28 April.

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The site lists the time as 3:09 am, not pm - which would make it 0709 UTC 28 Apr

Thanks. I'm not sure how I got that mixed up. The NASA manifest is not showing the mission now. Here's the Tsenki page on the launch.

http://www.tsenki.com/en/launch_services/help_information/launch/2015/?EID=120974

The broadcast site

http://www.tsenki.com/en/broadcast/

is showing a launch time of 10:09 Moscow time (7:09 UTC, 3:09 EDT). Coverage begins at 8:10 Moscow time (5:09 UTC, 1:09 EDT).
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We got a picture on the TV!
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Close up.
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Lots of workers at the base of the vehicle.
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I have just counted and it looks like this is the 150th Progress mission. Is that correct?
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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Moving the train.
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Nice shot of the flame trench.
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Back to the payload fairing. The workers appear to have gone.
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Looks like a guy on the left is setting up a video camera.
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T-60 minutes.
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T-55 minutes.
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