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Well done!
The Space Age is just starting to get interesting.

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Russian press conference.

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Popovkin was asked if it's possible to get to ISS even faster. Popovkin responded "we need some time at least to deploy antenna and some other stuff" :) Flight surgeons are monitoring crew but it's likely that we stick with 4-orbit scheme for now. Also asked about Angara, told that they have tested it in "light" version (I think he meant South Korea's launch), but they want to test it in heavy configuration, and start phasing out Proton. Noted something about Zenit, but I didn't quite get what he meant...
Gerst was asked about when are they going to stop using Russian vehicles to get to ISS. He said that they plan at the end of 2017, also noted Orion test flight (uncrewed) to test reentry at about 80% of Lunar free-return speed.
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Soyuz TMA-08M launched to the ISS (photos)
http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss35/photo_03-29.html


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Soyuz TMA-08M   5:44 ish?


Soyuz TMA-08M should be 5:45:02 according to MCC-M launch and Energia docking news.
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Congratulations on an impressive flight...

So the table for fast dockings  (Earth to Earth orbit target) is

Soyuz 7K-OK No. 7  0:46   (Kosmos-213)
Soyuz 7K-OK No. 5  1:17   (Kosmos-188)
Gemini 11             1:34:16
Gemini 12             3:46
Progress M-16M    5:43:30
Soyuz TMA-08M   5:44 ish?
Progress M-17M    5:52:22
Progress M-18M     5:52:31
Gemini 10              5:52:36
Gemini   8              6:33:16
Skylab SL-4          8:01
Skylab SL-3          8:21
Skylab SL-2          8:50  (soft dock)

I don't care that K-213 was the passive craft in the K-213/212 docking, under an hour is impressive any way you cut it.  Readers may be interested in Sven Grahn's discussion at
http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/K186188/K186188.html
http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/K212213/K212213.html

I'm not counting even more rapid 'dockings' such as that carried out by the F-15 ASAT with the P78-1 satellite :-). Also not counting Apollo transposition and
docking with no rendezvous required.

What have I missed?


What about Lunar Module launch from lunar surface to docking with Command Module in lunar orbit?

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Congratulations on an impressive flight...

So the table for fast dockings  (Earth to Earth orbit target) is

Soyuz 7K-OK No. 7  0:46   (Kosmos-213)
Soyuz 7K-OK No. 5  1:17   (Kosmos-188)
Gemini 11             1:34:16
Gemini 12             3:46
Progress M-16M    5:43:30
Soyuz TMA-08M   5:44 ish?
Progress M-17M    5:52:22
Progress M-18M     5:52:31
Gemini 10              5:52:36
Gemini   8              6:33:16
Skylab SL-4          8:01
Skylab SL-3          8:21
Skylab SL-2          8:50  (soft dock)

I don't care that K-213 was the passive craft in the K-213/212 docking, under an hour is impressive any way you cut it.  Readers may be interested in Sven Grahn's discussion at
http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/K186188/K186188.html
http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/K212213/K212213.html

I'm not counting even more rapid 'dockings' such as that carried out by the F-15 ASAT with the P78-1 satellite :-). Also not counting Apollo transposition and
docking with no rendezvous required.

What have I missed?


What about Lunar Module launch from lunar surface to docking with Command Module in lunar orbit?
You failed to read JCM's post, which says Earth to Earth orbit target in parenthesis. JCM's list is Earth only missions.

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Congratulations on an impressive flight...

So the table for fast dockings  (Earth to Earth orbit target) is
 

What about Lunar Module launch from lunar surface to docking with Command Module in lunar orbit?
You failed to read JCM's post, which says Earth to Earth orbit target in parenthesis. JCM's list is Earth only missions.

I put that caveat in deliberately to exclude LM launches!

Andrey has pointed out some errors, I'm going to check my data and  repost.
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Congratulations on an impressive flight...

So the table for fast dockings  (Earth to Earth orbit target) is

Soyuz 7K-OK No. 7  0:46   (Kosmos-213)
Soyuz 7K-OK No. 5  1:17   (Kosmos-188)
Gemini 11             1:34:16
Gemini 12             3:46
Progress M-16M    5:43:30
Soyuz TMA-08M   5:44 ish?
Progress M-17M    5:52:22
Progress M-18M     5:52:31
Gemini 10              5:52:36
Gemini   8              6:33:16
Skylab SL-4          8:01
Skylab SL-3          8:21
Skylab SL-2          8:50  (soft dock)

I don't care that K-213 was the passive craft in the K-213/212 docking, under an hour is impressive any way you cut it.  Readers may be interested in Sven Grahn's discussion at
http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/K186188/K186188.html
http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/K212213/K212213.html

I'm not counting even more rapid 'dockings' such as that carried out by the F-15 ASAT with the P78-1 satellite :-). Also not counting Apollo transposition and
docking with no rendezvous required.

What have I missed?


Corrected data  (Andrey's data disagrees at < 1 minute except where noted). I messed up Kosmos-188 and Gemini 12.

Soyuz 7K-OK No. 7  0:46   (Kosmos-213)
Soyuz 7K-OK No. 5  1:07   (Kosmos-188)
Gemini 11             1:34:16
Gemini 12             4:13:30
Progress M-16M    5:43:30
Soyuz TMA-08M   5:44:56  for docking at 0228:16 per Andrey
Progress M-17M    5:52:22
Progress M-18M     5:52:31
Gemini 10              5:52:36
Gemini   8              6:33:16
Skylab SL-4          8:01
Skylab SL-3          8:21
Skylab SL-2          8:25? (-5,+10?) (soft dock)
« Last Edit: 03/29/2013 11:13 pm by jcm »
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Cool photos of the launch seen from the ISS (see pages 2 and 3):

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-35/inflight/ndxpage3.html

Actually, these would make a good GIF sequence....
« Last Edit: 03/29/2013 06:05 pm by Space Pete »
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