Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016  (Read 41681 times)

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T-6 minutes. The Terminal Count is underway. The launch key will be inserted in the launch bunker in less than 30 seconds.

NASA PAO Rob Navias now reporting from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden is at the launch site in anticipation of the launch.
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T-5 minutes. Commander Novitsky's controls have been started up. The crew members now closing their helmet visors and starting the oxygen supply to their Sokol suits.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #122 on: 11/17/2016 07:16 PM »
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T-4 minutes. The ignition sequence will last 15 seconds; the longest for any launch vehicle.

Compare that to a Minotaur IV rocket, which ignites and lifts off at T0.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #125 on: 11/17/2016 07:16 PM »
Launch day for Thomas Pesquet
 

Credit: ESA-Manuel Pedoussaut, 2016

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T-3 minutes. The booster and core stage engines now being purged with nitrogen in preparation for ignition.
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T-2 minutes, 40 seconds. The spacecraft power umbilical has disconnected and all stages now being pressurized.
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T-2 minutes, 10 seconds. Kerosene and LOX fill-and-drain valves are closed. LOX and N2 loading has stopped.
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Under 90 seconds to liftoff. Weather at Baikonur remains GO.
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T-1 minute. Soyuz now on internal power. The launch vehicle now secure at flight pressures.
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T-40 seconds. The first umbilical tower retracting from the Soyuz.

T-30 seconds. Launch igniters armed.
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T-20 seconds. The second umbilical tower retracting from the Soyuz.

T-15. Engine turbopumps have started, marking the ignition sequence initiation.
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T-10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, main engine start, 1, and liftoff of the Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz MS-03, continuing the cooperation of international partners and preparing for a future army of cargo resupply vehicles. Soyuz has cleared the tower.
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T+15 seconds. Pitch program is underway.
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T+30 seconds. Passing through Mach 1. Vehicle now supersonic.
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T+50 seconds. Max-Q has been achieved. Very little attitude disturbances.
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