Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-03M And Docking - Dec 21/23, 2011  (Read 179792 times)

Offline TALsite

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-03M - December 21, 2011
« Reply #420 on: 12/24/2011 04:58 pm »
Anybody know A) What the Soyuz callsign is, and B) What the Soyuz mascot is?

A) Antares.


Wasn't this the same callsign that Shonin used on his Soyuz-6 flight?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-03M - December 21, 2011
« Reply #421 on: 12/24/2011 05:52 pm »
Wasn't this the same callsign that Shonin used on his Soyuz-6 flight?

No, there was Antey (Антей, Antaeus).

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The last question was about DM-03 upper stage's next flight and Vladimir Popovkin has answered on it, but the microphone was turned off.

Ah yes, that explains it! I was typing in this window (the forum), heard the question, heard no response (as you say, mic was off), clicked the window with NASA TV and he was already walking out ;D
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The 3rd stage from this launch was reportedly seen re-entering over Germany:
http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com/2011/12/breaking-news-decay-of-soyuz-rb-stage.html
http://skyweek.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/soyuz-oberstufe-vergluht-uber-deutschland/

Numerous videos of the event linked in the above posts.

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A 'fireball' was also reported over Holland, might've been the third stage.

Just happy that a friend/great guy is now floating way above me! :)

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Jacques :-)

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From ESA's Facebook page:

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Dear friends of #ESA, the special timing was rather a coincidence... but this mysterious trail was seen on 24 December evening over the skies of central Germany and parts of N-France, Belgium, N-CH, etc. To be clear: It was a used #Soyuz upper stage that burnt up in the high atmosphere. On 21 Dec., the launcher had successfully brought our André #Kuipers into orbit...! :-)

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Some photo's from  Andre Kuipers during the ride to ISS..
Jacques :-)

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Some photo's from  Andre Kuipers during the ride to ISS..
Goes to show just how cramped Soyuz is. In the upper image, the kosmonauts are in the orbital module, which has more room than the descend module

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Some photo's from  Andre Kuipers during the ride to ISS..
Goes to show just how cramped Soyuz is. In the upper image, the kosmonauts are in the orbital module, which has more room than the descend module

I would get crazy ;-) and only small windows... nothing for me. Do we have somewhere a interior comparison of the different space vehicles? Past or in development?

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Only now do I notice a departure from an earlier tradition; the Soyuz LV shroud displays three Russian flags. In the past, the flags of the cosmonauts home country was displayed; so I had expected the Russian, American and Dutch flags.

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3D video from ESA of some of the Russian Pre-Launch Activities including Launch.



I imagine the red/cyan glasses on YouTube are quite poor, I downloaded the side by side image and played it on my 3D Samsung TV and it was stunning. Sadly the launch was at night so with no foreground or background it was a bit hit and miss 3D wise.
« Last Edit: 02/01/2012 01:41 pm by Mapperuo »
- Aaron

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Thanks for the link. It worked well enough in YouTube :)

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