Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016  (Read 45307 times)

Online Chris Bergin

Nominal first stage.

Online ZachS09

T+1 minute, 10 seconds. Vehicle attitude nominal. All boosters and the core stage burning well.
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T+1 minute, 40 seconds. Standing by for the Launch Abort System to jettison. The boosters will jettison shortly afterwards.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #143 on: 11/17/2016 07:22 PM »
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Online ZachS09

T+2 minutes. We have LAS separation and all four boosters have jettisoned.  Beautiful Korolev Cross.

Soyuz now running on its core stage.
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Online ZachS09

T+2 minutes, 40 seconds. Fairing has been jettisoned.

Because the rocket is in orbital darkness, the astronauts can't see the limb of the Earth.
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Online ZachS09

T+3 minutes, 20 seconds.

Core stage engines continue to burn well. The engines consist of the main engine and four verniers.
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T+3 minutes, 50 seconds. The core stage will shut down and separate at T+4 minutes and 58 seconds. Just before separation, the upper stage will ignite using a "hot-fire" technique.
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T+4 minutes, 30 seconds. Getting a good view inside the capsule, looking at the astronauts doing their jobs.

There are two cameras: one looking at Novitsky and Pesquet, and another looking at Whitson and Novitsky.
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Online ZachS09

T+5 minutes. Core stage shutdown, upper stage ignition, core stage jettison, interstage separation. All four events occurred at the same time.
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Online Chris Bergin

Staging.

Online ZachS09

T+5 minutes, 50 seconds. Still looking good. During staging, you saw the jolts indicating cutoff and ignition.
« Last Edit: 11/17/2016 07:50 PM by ZachS09 »
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Online ZachS09

T+6 minutes, 30 seconds. Not much to report as all aspects remain healthy.
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T+7 minutes, 20 seconds. About a minute and a half of powered flight left.

The upper stage engine consists of four thrust chambers, which burn symmetrically.
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Online ZachS09

T+7 minutes, 55 seconds. Under a minute until the astronauts reach zero gravity.
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Online ZachS09

T+8 minutes, 20 seconds. Thirty seconds of burn time left for the upper stage.
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