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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #181 on: 11/17/2016 09:22 PM »
Why did NASA PAO say the third stage had a single engine?

It's been that way for all Soyuz third stages. They have what appears to be four engines, but it IS a single engine with four nozzles connected to four thrust chambers.

Thanks. Don't they also say at launch there are 20 engines running? Well, we all know how it's built, how it's described can vary, thanks for reminding me.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #182 on: 11/17/2016 09:27 PM »
inclination 51,66°
period      88,66min
perigee    200,15 km
apogee    244,99 km
http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/sojuz_mc03/main.htm

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #183 on: 11/17/2016 09:44 PM »
Why did NASA PAO say the third stage had a single engine?

It's been that way for all Soyuz third stages. They have what appears to be four engines, but it IS a single engine with four nozzles connected to four thrust chambers.

Thanks. Don't they also say at launch there are 20 engines running? Well, we all know how it's built, how it's described can vary, thanks for reminding me.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_(rocket_family)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RD-0110

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Why did NASA PAO say the third stage had a single engine?

It's been that way for all Soyuz third stages. They have what appears to be four engines, but it IS a single engine with four nozzles connected to four thrust chambers.

Thanks. Don't they also say at launch there are 20 engines running? Well, we all know how it's built, how it's described can vary, thanks for reminding me.

Like I said, it looks like twenty engines are ignited at liftoff, but really, it's five engines with four thrust chambers/nozzles each. So, in conclusion, "they" are wrong.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #185 on: 11/18/2016 11:29 AM »
Why did NASA PAO say the third stage had a single engine?

It's been that way for all Soyuz third stages. They have what appears to be four engines, but it IS a single engine with four nozzles connected to four thrust chambers.

Thanks. Don't they also say at launch there are 20 engines running? Well, we all know how it's built, how it's described can vary, thanks for reminding me.

Like I said, it looks like twenty engines are ignited at liftoff, but really, it's five engines with four thrust chambers/nozzles each. So, in conclusion, "they" are wrong.
Small correction: the first stage (booster for Americaniki) RD-107 has four main nozzles and two vernier nozzles, while the second stage (sustainer) RD-108 has four main nozzles and four vernier nozzles. So in total they have 32 nozzles, 20 main and fixed, and 12 verniers that pivot in a single plane each.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #186 on: 11/19/2016 12:43 AM »
Peggy’s Personal Pre-Launch Package

NASA Johnson

Published on Nov 18, 2016
Go behind the scenes: with camera in hand, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson draws back the curtain on pre-launch activities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome as she prepares for her second Soyuz launch to the International Space Station. Whitson gives viewers a closer look at technical aspects of the operation as well as some personal insights into getting ready to leave the planet for six months.


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #187 on: 11/19/2016 10:59 AM »
November 17, 2016
RELEASE 16-108

New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:20 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 17 (2:20 a.m. Nov. 18, Baikonur time).

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Peggy Whitson of NASA, Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), is scheduled to dock with the space station’s Rassvet module at 5:01 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 4:15 p.m. Hatches are scheduled to open about 7:35 p.m., with NASA TV coverage starting at 6:45 p.m.

The arrival of Whitson, Novitskiy and Pesquet returns the station's crew complement to six. The three join Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko. The Expedition 50 crew members will spend over four months conducting more than 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Upcoming research includes how lighting impacts the overall health and well-being of crew members, and how microgravity affects tissue regeneration in humans and the genetic properties of space-grown plants.

In February, Whitson will become the first woman to command the space station twice. Her first tenure as commander was in 2007, when she became the first woman to hold this post. Whitson has an advanced degree in biochemistry, and prior to her selection as an astronaut candidate in 1996, she served in prominent medical science research and supervisory positions at NASA.

The crew members are scheduled to receive three cargo craft delivering several tons of food, fuel, supplies and research to the station, as well as new lithium ion batteries to replace the nickel-hydrogen batteries currently used on the station to store electrical energy generated by the station’s solar arrays. These will be installed during a series of spacewalks currently scheduled for January.

Whitson, Novitskiy and Pesquet will remain aboard the station until next spring. Kimbrough, Ryzhikov and Borisenko are scheduled to remain aboard the station until late February.

For more than 15 years, humans have been living continuously aboard the International Space Station to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that also will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space, including the Journey to Mars. A truly global endeavor, more than 200 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 1,900 research investigations from researchers in more than 95 countries.

Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Get breaking news, images and features from the station on Instagram and Twitter at:

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #188 on: 11/19/2016 06:27 PM »
Moscow reported during the evening DPC that everything with the Soyuz was going normally with nothing to report.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #190 on: 11/19/2016 07:55 PM »
MS-03 is within 85km from Station at this point.  KURS has acquisition of space-to-space comm with ISS.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #191 on: 11/19/2016 07:56 PM »
Per the timeline, MS-03 would have just completed a DV burn of 24.1m/s to head toward targeted point 1km from Station.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #192 on: 11/19/2016 08:01 PM »
Updated docking time now 17:02 EST (22:02 GMT) based on burn timing and orbital tracks.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #193 on: 11/19/2016 08:03 PM »
Now within 50km (31 miles) of ISS.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #194 on: 11/19/2016 08:09 PM »
Soyuz has closed to within 30km of ISS.  So far so good for rendezvous.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #195 on: 11/19/2016 08:11 PM »
Soyuz crew has visual on ISS.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #196 on: 11/19/2016 08:15 PM »
Yay...they've got the talking heads off and put this one.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #197 on: 11/19/2016 08:16 PM »
Coverage has started on NASA TV.
« Last Edit: 11/19/2016 08:16 PM by ChrisGebhardt »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #198 on: 11/19/2016 08:16 PM »
Rob Navias via a 1983 phone ;)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016
« Reply #199 on: 11/19/2016 08:17 PM »
KURS radio on Soyuz test complete.  System is good for automated docking ops.

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