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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 18, 2016
« Reply #20 on: 10/27/2016 09:39 AM »

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The launch is postponed to November 18, at 23:20 Moscow time (20:20 UTC).

Hmm.....on NK the launch date is written as November 17 (docking at ~22:02 UTC on the 19th).  ;)
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 18, 2016
« Reply #22 on: 10/27/2016 12:48 PM »
Launch confirmed by RKK Energuia: Nov. 17 - 20:20 UTC. No reason given for the postponement of 24 hours.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 18, 2016
« Reply #23 on: 10/27/2016 12:55 PM »
No reason given for the postponement of 24 hours

Orbital ballistics: two-days rendezvous instead of four-orbit.

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No reason given for the postponement of 24 hours

Orbital ballistics: two-days rendezvous instead of four-orbit.
I guess that means the tests of Soyuz-MS isn't quite finished yet?
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 18, 2016
« Reply #25 on: 10/27/2016 01:37 PM »
I guess that means the tests of Soyuz-MS isn't quite finished yet?

It means that tests finished, but ground is not ready to provide the four-orbit rendezvous for Soyuz MS.

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I guess that means the tests of Soyuz-MS isn't quite finished yet?

It means that tests finished, but ground is not ready to provide the four-orbit rendezvous for Soyuz MS.

Ah yes, I have forgotten about this:

The main reason for the 34-orbit flight to the ISS is that Klion-R command station in Vostochnyi is not yet operational. This station is used for EKTS telecommand system, and is necessary to upload corrections' parameters to the spaceship, allowing for a 4-orbit rendez-vous.
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 18, 2016
« Reply #27 on: 10/28/2016 12:18 AM »
I guess that means the tests of Soyuz-MS isn't quite finished yet?

It means that tests finished, but ground is not ready to provide the four-orbit rendezvous for Soyuz MS.

Ah yes, I have forgotten about this:

The main reason for the 34-orbit flight to the ISS is that Klion-R command station in Vostochnyi is not yet operational. This station is used for EKTS telecommand system, and is necessary to upload corrections' parameters to the spaceship, allowing for a 4-orbit rendez-vous.
When will the Klion-R command station at Vostochniy be operational, to allow a return to 4-orbit rendezvous?
« Last Edit: 10/28/2016 12:19 AM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 18, 2016
« Reply #28 on: 10/31/2016 12:02 PM »
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro 

L-18: Three astronauts, three languages, Oleg's, @AstroPeggy's and my text in Gagarin's memorial book


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #29 on: 11/01/2016 08:18 AM »
We are still missing the official crew portraits in hi res.
Is there someone out with good connections to Roscosmos?

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #30 on: 11/01/2016 06:32 PM »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #31 on: 11/01/2016 06:34 PM »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #32 on: 11/01/2016 06:41 PM »

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #33 on: 11/01/2016 06:47 PM »
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We are getting ready to depart to Baikonur. Looking forward to the next ride even more...the one on the rocket!!


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #34 on: 11/02/2016 12:34 PM »
Thank you very much to Rob Navias for sending.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #35 on: 11/02/2016 02:14 PM »
The crews TPK "Soyuz MS-03" held a training session on the ship
 02/11/2016
 
The members of the main and backup crews of manned spacecraft (TPC) «Soyuz MS-03" started final training at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which include the testing of skills on the ground in the vehicle.

Earlier, a meeting of the Technical Guide, where a decision on filling the "Soyuz MS-03" propellant components and compressed gases.

 Entered in the main crew of the ISS-50/51 Roskosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, ESA astronaut Thomas Sands and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson tried on spacesuits "Sokol-KV" and then test them for leaks took place in his ship.  The crew checked the radio communication system, a laser rangefinder, got acquainted with the on-board documentation, studied the flight program and a list of planned delivery of cargo to the ISS.

 During the final sessions at the launch site also scheduled training manual for the ship berthing to the ISS, control pilings with scientific equipment, testing of ballistic upcoming operations and other preparatory procedures.

 The members of the main and backup crews TPK "Soyuz MS-03" arrived at the Baikonur Space Center on Tuesday, November 1st.  The backup crew - cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin Roscosmos, NASA astronaut Jack Fisher and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

 Start TPK "MS-03 Soyuz" with the crew the next long-term mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for November 17, 2016 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #37 on: 11/03/2016 09:14 AM »
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First check of our Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft yesterday. We test everything ten times before we launch, yes including the toilet! Commander Oleg tested the communication systems that took longer than expected but everything is working perfectly, you don't go to space until you're 200% sure everything works


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #39 on: 11/03/2016 07:49 PM »
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro 

L-14: Six astronauts, four flags. Another tradition we have before flying in the Soyuz spacecraft

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Mind your head! Entering a spacecraft with a full spacesuit on is not so easy... But inside, our Soyuz has that nice new-vehicle scent!


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