Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016  (Read 41653 times)

Online ZachS09

After suiting up, Novitsky, Pesquet, and Whitson got to talk with friends and family using microphones behind a glass wall.

As always, their backup crew members: Fyodor Yurchikhin, Paolo Nespoli, and Jack Fischer, stood behind the prime crew members and continued to follow behind them up until they boarded the Service Tower elevator just in case a last-minute issue arose.

Under 30 minutes to launch.
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Online Chris Bergin

Dan's getting annoyed by the static camera view ;D

Online ZachS09

Apparently, there's a problem with the NASA TV feed.

So, we'll have to watch the past footage from a small screen in the Korolev Control Center until the NASA TV problem is fixed.
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L-25 minutes. The Service Tower halves are now retracting.

You can barely hear "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten playing over the Roskosmos feed.

Now "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons is being played.
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L-23 minutes. This launch will mark the 48th flight of the Soyuz-FG rocket and the 1862nd R-7 rocket to be flown since 1957.
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Online ZachS09

When Novitsky, Pesquet, and Whitson rode the Crew Transfer Van to Gagarin's Start, it took 25 minutes to get from the suitup facility to the launch pad.

I can't tell what song is being played right now.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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Dan overjoyed they've sorted out the feed.

Online ZachS09

L-20 minutes. NASA TV feed has been restored.

Just in time to see Novitsky, Whitson, and Pesquet waving goodbye to everyone before boarding the Service Tower elevator.

All three have been aboard for about 2 hours.
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Online ZachS09

Back to the launch pad shots. Showing the Soyuz venting liquid oxygen from its valves. Those valves will close about 2 minutes before launch.
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Online Chris Bergin

Support gantry has retracted.

Online ZachS09

At the present time, the Launch Abort System has been armed.

L-17 minutes.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

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At the time of launch, the ISS will be flying at an altitude of 251 statute miles over the South Atlantic Ocean just east of Argentina.
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L-15 minutes. The Gagarin's Start launch pad is now clear of all personnel and the Service Tower halves are fully retracted.

Just showed a quick tour of the interior of the Descent Module.
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Showing a past interview with Peggy Whitson about the two-day trip to the Space Station.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #114 on: 11/17/2016 07:08 PM »
Expedition 50 crewmembers ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, top, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, middle, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos wave farewell before boarding their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft for launch Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, (Kazakh Time) in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The trio will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of November 18 (Kazakh time.) All three will spend approximately six months on the orbital complex. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Online ZachS09

L-10 minutes. The Inertial Guidance System is on. Standing by to start the Terminal Count in four minutes.
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L-8 minutes. Everything looking good for an on-time launch at 20:20:13 UTC (2:20:13 AM local).
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L-7 minutes. Flight data recorders and gyros have been turned on.
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