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Offline oscar71

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Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« on: 09/20/2006 06:17 AM »
Are there any pictures or video of the interior of a Soyuz while it's free of the station?  I would like to see how the crew is able to live and function in such a small confine.

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RE: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #1 on: 09/20/2006 05:42 PM »
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oscar71 - 19/9/2006  11:00 PM

Are there any pictures or video of the interior of a Soyuz while it's free of the station?  I would like to see how the crew is able to live and function in such a small confine.

Rare photos, indeed. Since the beginning of space station operations, photos of the Soyuz en route to a station are few in number. I believe that the Roberto Vittori flight had a couple, as did Pedro Duque (attached)

One also notices that "Space tourists" and other taxi flight participants rarely, if ever, publish their own photos of their missions (from inside ISS or Soyuz), as if they do not carry cameras.

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #2 on: 09/20/2006 05:59 PM »
Roberto Vittori had a web site with a rather large (for Soyuz related spaceflight) amount of pictures from his last mission to the ISS .... I can't seems to be able to find the link again ...

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #4 on: 09/20/2006 09:09 PM »
Thank you so much for the link and the information.

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #5 on: 09/20/2006 10:50 PM »
If you should find any inflight Soyuz images in there, please post the links!

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #7 on: 09/20/2006 11:27 PM »
this one of the Soyuz TMA-6 from the Exp 11 mission:

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/eneide/050420_01_iss010e24868_H.jpg

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RE: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #8 on: 09/21/2006 12:54 AM »

The Soyuz TMA-6 crew took these two interior photos enroute to the ISS (photos at ESA):

Photo 1, Photo 2

It does look rather cramped - for 3 full-grown men particularly!

...The ESA Eneide mission page. All the ESA astronaut missions are linked to from the Astronauts home page (right column at bottom).


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RE: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #9 on: 09/21/2006 01:00 AM »
Those are the two shots of the inside of Soyuz during flight to ISS that I was referring to. Apart from those two, and the ones I posted, there really aren't a lot more.

Same with Progress, there are very photos of the crew unloading PRogres, or of the inside of Progress. They do exist, but are rare.

I would say that the vast majority of ISS interior shots are of the Lab, Unity or Zvezda. Shots of Pirs do exist, but are rare in comparison with the other modules.


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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #10 on: 09/21/2006 05:54 AM »
Why don't the Russians promote their activities better? I'ts as if there's some residual cold war secrecy still hanging over their space program. I've only ever seen their rockets at lift off. Have they ever shot any decent long range footage of the stage seperation? I've never seen it. I would like to see photos of the control panel too.
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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #11 on: 09/21/2006 06:32 AM »
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soldeed - 21/9/2006  1:37 AM

Why don't the Russians promote their activities better? I'ts as if there's some residual cold war secrecy still hanging over their space program. I've only ever seen their rockets at lift off. Have they ever shot any decent long range footage of the stage seperation? I've never seen it. I would like to see photos of the control panel too.

NASA spends literally dozends of millions of dollars on PR. The Russians don't - that's the simple reason why they don't post pictures or launch or in-flight videos on the internet.

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #12 on: 09/21/2006 07:46 AM »
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soldeed - 20/9/2006  10:37 PM

... I would like to see photos of the control panel too.

http://dibinst.mit.edu/hrst/hrs/apollo/soviet/essays/essay-tiapchenko4.htm

scroll down to the bottom portion, there is a soyuz-tma section showing the IDS there..

i am curious as to which computer they use on the TMA revision of soyuz... if it is still the Argon and which model too.  

hope that link helps out ^^

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #13 on: 09/21/2006 08:17 AM »
Page on my site might be helpful: Soyuz console :) The Information Display System for the Soyuz TMA is called the "Neptune ME".

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #14 on: 09/21/2006 01:06 PM »
What? They don't have the globe on Soyuz TMA anymore? :(

Great site (and the others in this thread too) btw.

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #15 on: 09/21/2006 02:50 PM »
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soldeed - 20/9/2006  10:37 PM

... I would like to see photos of the control panel too.

http://dibinst.mit.edu/hrst/hrs/apollo/soviet/essays/essay-tiapchenko4.htm

scroll down to the bottom portion, there is a soyuz-tma section showing the IDS there..

i am curious as to which computer they use on the TMA revision of soyuz... if it is still the Argon and which model too.  

hope that link helps out ^^

Cool site, I've never seen any photos of the interior control panels of the soyuz before! Ha! I thougt I saw Mikhail Tyurin poking at the panel with a stick during the ascent! Wild!
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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #16 on: 09/21/2006 09:30 PM »
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vespira - 21/9/2006  11:29 AM

i am curious as to which computer they use on the TMA revision of soyuz... if it is still the Argon and which model too

Argon-16 - from Soyuz TMA-1 till Soyuz TMA-12
TsVM-101 - from Soyuz TMA-13 (autumn of 2008) and further

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Re: Soyuz interior pictures/videos
« Reply #17 on: 09/23/2006 12:27 PM »
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soldeed - 21/9/2006  7:33 AM

Cool site, I've never seen any photos of the interior control panels of the soyuz before! Ha! I thougt I saw Mikhail
Tyurin poking at the panel with a stick during the ascent! Wild!


"Poking it with a stick"  solves most problems ^^

Actually i think that almost everything onboard the soyuz is controlled by the computer which executes commands at prescribed times.  I think (i am no expert) that all the flight commander is doing with the stick is scrolling through stored data to relay post-launch data back to ground control (i am guessing to correlate the data and perhaps make adjustments to the stored commands for the upcoming orbital maneuvering, etc)

Not sure how much control the commander actually has.  I know that in the past the crew did not even have the ability to trigger the firing of the escape tower in the event of catastrophic booster failure (ex. Soyuz T-10-1).  That was a very lucky crew; if the escape tower had fired even one second later, they would have likely perished.   I think Volynov in Soyuz 5 had a closer brush with death on re-entry.  Being in a small capsule with limited control of your fate must be nerve-wracking.


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