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Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 08/11/2011 04:34 pm
RKK Energuia has just made a strange annoucement :

http://www.energia.ru/ru/news/news-2011/news_08-11.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: iontyre on 08/11/2011 04:43 pm
Well, it might be strange, but I can't get it to come up in English...?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 08/11/2011 04:51 pm
That is because the press release has been published just several moments ago.
Let's them time to publish the English translation ! ;-)
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Prober on 08/11/2011 07:59 pm
That is because the press release has been published just several moments ago.
Let's them time to publish the English translation ! ;-)

I used a quick google trans.  I read the info to lock in with the other story I posted.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26414.0
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: zaitcev on 08/11/2011 10:13 pm
RKK Energuia has just made a strange annoucement :

http://www.energia.ru/ru/news/news-2011/news_08-11.html

What is "strange" about the presser? It's just a regular meeting of Sci-Tech Council that rubber-stamped the MS mods. The only "strange" thing is that the development is hitting the milestones on time, very unusual! As far as the content of MS, apparently it's all the same old, same old: replacement of obsolete components, the Life After The Periscope, enhancements to Neptun and The Death Of Pointer Stick. I don't find Toyota refreshing Camry for 2012 model year "strange", do you?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 08/12/2011 06:24 am
The NK forum guys came up with little more than jokes on this one. Apparently, changing the designation for Soyuz has come as a bit of a surprise, since TMA-M was just introduced.

I get the impression that TMA-M is going to test a series of modifications which together will make up the new "MS" variant.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: baldusi on 08/12/2011 01:55 pm
Couldn't this include the mods necessary for Soyuz-2b?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 08/12/2011 02:07 pm
Couldn't this include the mods necessary for Soyuz-2b?

My impression is that the mods described by Energia would cause Soyuz to lose mass, which is the opposite of what is required for Soyuz 2-1b. A lighter Soyuz and a more capable LV mean that existing drop zones will be unusable.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: baldusi on 08/12/2011 02:46 pm
Couldn't this include the mods necessary for Soyuz-2b?

My impression is that the mods described by Energia would cause Soyuz to lose mass, which is the opposite of what is required for Soyuz 2-1b. A lighter Soyuz and a more capable LV mean that existing drop zones will be unusable.

Would Soyuz be volume limited? Couldn't they simply add more cargo/fuel? Or at that point the LAS becomes the limiting factor? If so it would seem to me that the Soyuz would be limited to the Soyuz-2a. Since it's about 17% cheaper, doesn't seems to be a problem (unless you want a significantly higher ISS).
On the other hand, the Progress MS on Soyuz-2b should put a significant bigger amount of cargo, wouldn't it? It would seem interesting to understand how does this relates to the Progress that's supposed to bring the MLM.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 08/12/2011 04:53 pm
Couldn't this include the mods necessary for Soyuz-2b?

My impression is that the mods described by Energia would cause Soyuz to lose mass, which is the opposite of what is required for Soyuz 2-1b. A lighter Soyuz and a more capable LV mean that existing drop zones will be unusable.

Would Soyuz be volume limited? Couldn't they simply add more cargo/fuel? Or at that point the LAS becomes the limiting factor? If so it would seem to me that the Soyuz would be limited to the Soyuz-2a. Since it's about 17% cheaper, doesn't seems to be a problem (unless you want a significantly higher ISS).
On the other hand, the Progress MS on Soyuz-2b should put a significant bigger amount of cargo, wouldn't it? It would seem interesting to understand how does this relates to the Progress that's supposed to bring the MLM.

There are controlability issues for Soyuz that do not exist for Program M1 if attempts are made to fill the OM (BO) with significant amounts of additional cargo; of course the LAS would present problems with an extra ton of mass on Soyuz.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: hop on 08/12/2011 04:53 pm
It would seem interesting to understand how does this relates to the Progress that's supposed to bring the MLM.
The MLM will be launched on Proton. No relation at all.

The Russian space industry seems to be undergoing a period of designation inflation where each minor incremental upgrade receives a new designation. Just in case that wasn't confusing enough, they frequently invent a new nomenclature for each new designation ;)
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Space Pete on 08/15/2011 01:41 pm
August 11, 2011. S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region

The Corporation Scientific-Technical Board (STB) meeting was held at S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia where the main results of work on the preliminary design of the new series transport vehicles such as manned Soyuz MS and cargo Progress MS were reviewed.

The meeting was led by STB Chairman, First Deputy General Designer of RSC Energia, RAS academician V.P. Legostaev.

The following participants were involved in the Board work: the Corporation President, General Designer V.A. Lopota, First Vice-President of RSC Energia, General Director of ZEM RSC Energia A.F. Strekalov, First Vice-President of RSC Energia, First Deputy General Designer N.I. Zelenschikov, representatives of Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), machine-building TsNII, the Customer offices, managers, scientists and specialists of the Corporation, enterprises and organizations participating in the project development.

The managers reports of the Corporation design and specialized subdivisions were heard at the meeting, in which the main directions of modernization of the onboard systems and structure of the new series space vehicles were stated.

STB adopted a decision to approve the results of work on the preliminary design of space vehicles and submit the developed technical documentation for the mentioned projects by the established procedure to make an examination.


For reference:

1. The preliminary designs are developed by RSC Energia at per Roscosmos Statement of Work with the involvement of co-operation of the aviation-space complex enterprises and organizations of the Russian Federation industry.
2. The vehicle onboard systems modernization is aimed to use the up-to-date equipment and devices produced by RF industry instead of those to be withdrawn or withdrawn from production and also to improve the reliability and functional capabilities of the onboard systems including those based on the use of navigation systems GLONASS/GPS and satellite system Kospas-Capcam as well.



http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2011/news_08-11.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: baldusi on 08/15/2011 03:27 pm
Now that I'm reading it again. Could they be referring to Kurs?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 08/15/2011 05:16 pm
Now that I'm reading it again. Could they be referring to Kurs?

One of the rumors floating around is that a Soyuz-TMA-M flight in 2013 will test Kurs-NA, which would then be a standard feature on Soyuz-MS.

My understanding that Kurs-NA is functionally identical to Kurs-CM, the current flavor, just modernized, ie using integrated circuits.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: baldusi on 08/15/2011 06:09 pm
Now that I'm reading it again. Could they be referring to Kurs?

One of the rumors floating around is that a Soyuz-TMA-M flight in 2013 will test Kurs-NA, which would then be a standard feature on Soyuz-MS.

My understanding that Kurs-NA is functionally identical to Kurs-CM, the current flavor, just modernized, ie using integrated circuits.


Didn't the Kurs also had some Ukranian components? Wouldn't this allow them to have a 100% Russian Kurs? Besides, I understand the Kurs was developed when Soyuz had the processing power of a calculator. Couldn't they add some new mode to allow more precise approach? One that allowed it to dock with an IDSS?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 08/15/2011 06:16 pm
Now that I'm reading it again. Could they be referring to Kurs?

One of the rumors floating around is that a Soyuz-TMA-M flight in 2013 will test Kurs-NA, which would then be a standard feature on Soyuz-MS.

My understanding that Kurs-NA is functionally identical to Kurs-CM, the current flavor, just modernized, ie using integrated circuits.


Didn't the Kurs also had some Ukranian components? Wouldn't this allow them to have a 100% Russian Kurs? Besides, I understand the Kurs was developed when Soyuz had the processing power of a calculator. Couldn't they add some new mode to allow more precise approach? One that allowed it to dock with an IDSS?

The current Kurs system was manufactured in the Ukraine. I suspect that the boxes are being refurbished after missions, but there are probably diminishing stocks of them, due to failures and cannibalization.

The Russians have been wanting to replace the Ukrainian boxes with Russian boxes (Kurs-NA), but there also has been a desire to create a totally new improved version of Kurs (Kurs-MM).  The latest rumor indicates that the near term plan is to go with Kurs-NA, which is functionally identical to the current boxes. That means that there is no requirement to update the Kurs system on ISS to interface with the updated system, the same antennas and Kurs-P at ISS will still work. To go with a millimeter based system, ISS Kurs would have to be upgraded, and that is a big deal.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: patchfree on 08/16/2011 04:32 pm
I think that one of innovations of the Soyouz (and Progress) MS series will be use of the GPS/Glonass in the trajectory of the spacecraft (and also for landing of cosmonautes). This was previously announced amoung the successive improvements of the spacecraft: Visor replaced by video, new solar pannels, use of GPS, and so on...

The surprise went only from the attribution of a new name.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/17/2012 06:48 am
Do we have any new information on this? Recent graphics would be appreciated if available. According to Interfax UK the first flight of Soyuz MS series is delayed by one year to early 2016.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: B. Hendrickx on 12/17/2012 08:28 pm
Do we have any new information on this? Recent graphics would be appreciated if available. According to Interfax UK the first flight of Soyuz MS series is delayed by one year to early 2016.

There were several Russian press reports on this latest Soyuz upgrade last year. This is one of the more detailed ones, based on an interview with RKK Energiya chief Vitaliy Lopota at last year's MAKS air show :

http://www.spacecorp.ru/press/branchnews/item2048.php

He described the main modifications as follows :

- higher power output from the solar panels through the use of more efficient photovoltaic cells
- different arrangement of the approach and orientation thrusters which should make it possible to achieve docking even if one of the engines fails or perform a safe de-orbit burn even "if there are two failures in the engines"
- a new system of mutual measurements for approach and docking. Instead of the optical device now used for control and manual orientation of the vehicle, a so-called "video orientator" is being developed whose work will not be hampered by orbital lighting conditions as is currently the case
- improved communications systems
- the old command radio link will be replaced by a unified command/telemetry system which will make it possible to receive telemetry via satellite and control the vehicle when it is not within sight of Russian ground stations
- GLONASS/GPS receivers which after parachute deployment and after touchdown will make it possible to send exact coordinates to Mission Control via the Kospas/Sarsat system

This should be the last major Soyuz upgrade before the new-generation manned vehicle is introduced. As usual, some of the modifications will be initially tested on Progress vehicles called Progress-MS.

Note that other sources have referred to the vehicle as Soyuz TMA-MS.



Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/17/2012 08:48 pm
Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 10/08/2013 09:31 pm
Couldn't this include the mods necessary for Soyuz-2b?

My impression is that the mods described by Energia would cause Soyuz to lose mass, which is the opposite of what is required for Soyuz 2-1b. A lighter Soyuz and a more capable LV mean that existing drop zones will be unusable.

Would Soyuz be volume limited? Couldn't they simply add more cargo/fuel? Or at that point the LAS becomes the limiting factor? If so it would seem to me that the Soyuz would be limited to the Soyuz-2a. Since it's about 17% cheaper, doesn't seems to be a problem (unless you want a significantly higher ISS).

On the other hand, the Progress MS on Soyuz-2b should put a significant bigger amount of cargo, wouldn't it? It would seem interesting to understand how does this relates to the Progress that's supposed to bring the MLM.

There are controlability issues for Soyuz that do not exist for Program M1 if attempts are made to fill the OM (BO) with significant amounts of additional cargo; of course the LAS would present problems with an extra ton of mass on Soyuz.


Hmmm ... it seems that all of these issues got conflated elsewhere.

The purpose of another modernization of Soyuz would be to test subsystems that will fly on the new generation, and apparently so many new subsystems are proposed that this version of Soyuz will get  a new designation. The result of the modernization will be that the Soyuz will be somewhat lighter than previous variants.

At the same time, this version of Soyuz may fly on Soyuz 2. Since the spacecraft will be lighter, there is no need to spend all of the extra money required for the "B" version of Soyuz, the cheaper "A" will be sufficient. Or Soyuz-FG could continue as the baseline launcher, since there does not seem to be a mass requirement to upgrade the LV.

Also, the "A" version is only marginally more capable than the current Soyuz-FG (~200 kg), so the drop zone problem is not so bad (drop zone problem, in this case, means that the lighter Soyuz will fly a different trajectory than the older, heavier Soyuz and so lower stages will fall in different places).

What this all means is that there probably would be some mass available for extra cargo in the (hopefully less crowded) OM, as long as some ballast or new systems were installed in the PAO to balance it out. Or possibly some extra mass at the very bottom of the descent module, but not so much as to impact the lifting capability during re-entry.  Another possibility would be a "tweak" of the thruster system (changing the cant of the nozzles slightly) to allow for front loading.

Anyway,  I have no idea as to when or whether the MS version of Soyuz will ever fly. The proposed flight dates of the new generation spacecraft are only 4 years away or so, leaving Roskosmos with the prospect of entering both spacecraft into operation at the same time.

Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Prober on 10/08/2013 10:05 pm
Link to specs?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 10/08/2013 10:27 pm
I don't have any specs. I don't even have much of an update from the 2011 announcement about Soyuz-MS. I did find this snippet:

http://www.energia.ru/ru/news/news-2013/public_06-19.html

translated by Google and me:

It is known that RSC Energia  is working on the creation of ships such as "Soyuz " and " Progress" of the new series - "Soyuz MS" and " Progress  MS." Commissioning of the first cargo ship series " MS" is planned in 2015. In 2014, the factory should begin testing this ship. I recall that , in contrast to the "Soyuz TMA " and " Progress M " on the "Soyuz MS" and " MS Progress " will be installed satellite navigation systems GLONASS and GPS, as a modern radio link control with satellite channel connection , upgraded hardware automatically rendezvous"Kurs" , a digital television radio link ,  extra micrometeorite protection , as well as for a series of improvements aimed at improving the reliability and security of ships, increasing the level of harmonization and the replacement of obsolete materials and components to modern.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: russianhalo117 on 10/09/2013 02:44 pm
I don't have any specs. I don't even have much of an update from the 2011 announcement about Soyuz-MS. I did find this snippet:

http://www.energia.ru/ru/news/news-2013/public_06-19.html

translated by Google and me:

It is known that RSC Energia  is working on the creation of ships such as "Soyuz " and " Progress" of the new series - "Soyuz MS" and " Progress  MS." Commissioning of the first cargo ship series " MS" is planned in 2015. In 2014, the factory should begin testing this ship. I recall that , in contrast to the "Soyuz TMA " and " Progress M " on the "Soyuz MS" and " MS Progress " will be installed satellite navigation systems GLONASS and GPS, as a modern radio link control with satellite channel connection , upgraded hardware automatically rendezvous"Kurs" , a digital television radio link ,  extra micrometeorite protection , as well as for a series of improvements aimed at improving the reliability and security of ships, increasing the level of harmonization and the replacement of obsolete materials and components to modern.
Mr. Zak hears that Soyuz MS is planned to begin factory tests sometime in 2015, with factory tests concluding in 2016 (if no issues occur) with first flight around early 2017 (this timeline matches nicely with anik's Russian Launch Schedule). Also apparently a TMA-M deferred item, the flight computer system in PAO Compartment is planned to move to the descent compartment thus replacing Descent Computer System.

Entry Corrected
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 10/09/2013 03:01 pm
Mr. Zak hears that Soyuz MS is planned to begin factory tests sometime in 2015, with factory tests concluding in 2016 (if no issues occur) with first flight around early 2017 (this timeline matches nicely with anik's Russian Launch Schedule). Also apparently a TMA-M deferred item, the flight computer system in Instrumentation Compartment is planned to move to the descent compartment thus replacing Descent Computer System.

Let me elaborate on this a bit.

The Soyuz flight computer is located in the PAO, mostly because the old Argon-16 was so large. This means that after separation of the modules prior to re-entry, the Soyuz descent module loses its flight computer. As compensation, the descent module carries a small computer to control the re-entry. 

With the flight computer moving to the descent module, there is no requirement for a separate re-entry computer any more, since the flight computer can control re-entry.

However, moving the flight computer from the PAO requires major modifications to Soyuz - the cabling has to be modified, and the center of gravity of the spacecraft will change.

There was a discussion about radically modifying the cabling in Soyuz, in particular, that a fiber optic system could be introduced, saving maybe 200 kg in mass.


Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Fuji on 12/17/2013 06:06 am
Russian space agency may resume ten-day flights to ISS
http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/711713

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Russian federal space agency, Roskosmos, may renew short-term ten-day flights to the ISS when a new generation of U.S. spacecraft enters service. On the other hand, long-term missions to the ISS are to be prolonged to nine months as soon as upgraded Soyuz spacecraft are commissioned in 2015, the director of human space flight at Roskosmos, Aleksey Krasnov, told Itar-Tass Monday.
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“We may switch to nine-month flights, as we hope that the new spacecraft, which is now in the upgrade stage [Soyuz TMA-MS], will be able to stay in orbit longer than the current one [Soyuz TMA-M],” Krasnov said.
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The first Soyuz TMA-MS flight is scheduled for 2015. This Soyuz version is to have better solar cell panels, modified docking and attitude control engines, which will allow for approaching and docking with the ISS even if one of the engines fails, and ensure re-entry despite any two engine failures. The spacecraft will have modern communication and emitter location systems, as well as command line system - all using satellite data transmission channels. Motion control and navigation systems will undergo the most dramatic overhaul.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: baldusi on 12/17/2013 01:59 pm
So no more H2O2 for RCS oxidizer?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Prober on 12/17/2013 02:03 pm
So no more H2O2 for RCS oxidizer?

that's a major change and "might" be going in the wrong fuel direction?

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33280.0
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: baldusi on 12/17/2013 03:53 pm
So no more H2O2 for RCS oxidizer?

that's a major change and "might" be going in the wrong fuel direction?

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33280.0
H2O2 decomposes. That's why the Soyuz was certified for 210days in space. If they are doing 9 months missions, that would mean at least 300days in space of certification. They had to make a new system for PTK to stay one year in BEO. So I guess they are developing slowly.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 12/17/2013 03:55 pm
Don't rule out a better containment system for the Soyuz-MS H202.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 12/17/2013 04:19 pm
Starting with Soyuz TMA-5, the H2O2 system had already been improved, resulting in a slight life-duration extension. I doubt they can do better with this system (SIOS) : I guess they should make a major redesign of it.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: anik on 12/17/2013 05:21 pm
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The first Soyuz TMA-MS flight is scheduled for 2015

The first Soyuz MS launch wil be NET March 2017.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Olaf on 12/17/2013 05:30 pm
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The first Soyuz TMA-MS flight is scheduled for 2015

The first Soyuz MS launch wil be NET March 2017.

Are this different spacecraft?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/17/2013 05:32 pm
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The first Soyuz TMA-MS flight is scheduled for 2015

The first Soyuz MS launch wil be NET March 2017.

Are this different spacecraft?
AFAIK, They are same but some corporations and agencies are using different designations.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Olaf on 12/17/2013 05:44 pm
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The first Soyuz TMA-MS flight is scheduled for 2015

The first Soyuz MS launch wil be NET March 2017.

Are this different spacecraft?
AFAIK, They are same but some corporations and agencies are using different designations.
But there are a difference of two years, or maybe one year and some months.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/17/2013 05:49 pm
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The first Soyuz TMA-MS flight is scheduled for 2015

The first Soyuz MS launch wil be NET March 2017.

Are this different spacecraft?
AFAIK, They are same but some corporations and agencies are using different designations.
But there are a difference of two years, or maybe one year and some months.
you can ask Anik, but they are the same SC Series.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 12/17/2013 06:03 pm
Starting with Soyuz TMA-5, the H2O2 system had already been improved, resulting in a slight life-duration extension. I doubt they can do better with this system (SIOS) : I guess they should make a major redesign of it.

there may not have been an actual improvement in the H2O2 system for TMA-5, but rather experts from Energia re-qualified the system from 180 days to 210 days.

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The first Soyuz TMA-MS flight is scheduled for 2015

The first Soyuz MS launch wil be NET March 2017.

The later date almost always wins.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 12/17/2013 06:21 pm
Starting with Soyuz TMA-5, the H2O2 system had already been improved, resulting in a slight life-duration extension. I doubt they can do better with this system (SIOS) : I guess they should make a major redesign of it.

there may not have been an actual improvement in the H2O2 system for TMA-5, but rather experts from Energia re-qualified the system from 180 days to 210 days.

There have been actual improvment : system СТЭО (Система Термоэлектрический Охладитель) !

http://www.kosmonavtika.com/vaisseaux/soyouz/tech/sio/sio.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Prober on 12/17/2013 07:45 pm
Don't rule out a better containment system for the Soyuz-MS H202.

agreed; more on the h2o2 system
http://suzymchale.com/ruspace/soyuz.html (http://suzymchale.com/ruspace/soyuz.html)
There will also be an improved cooling system for the hydrogen peroxide re-entry control thrusters, enabling the Soyuz to remain in space for up to a year. The ship would be designated Soyuz TMA-Ts, «Союз-ТМА-Ц», the “Ts” meaning Цифровой, Tsifrovoi, digital (later changed to “M”, presumably for “Modernized”).
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: anik on 12/17/2013 08:43 pm
Soyuz TMA-MS does not exist. There will be Soyuz MS beginning with factory number 731. In FPIP schedule in L2 section we can see Soyuz TMA-M with number 722 and launch in September 2016. I doubt that the next ship in November 2016 will be 731 due to presence of only one Russian on board it. That is why the first Soyuz MS launch can not be earlier than March 2017. Soyuz MS will be Soyuz TMA-M with fully modernized and tested systems. The date of first Soyuz MS launch depends on results of first flights of Progress MS ships too.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Olaf on 12/18/2013 08:48 pm
Maybe they will use the same procedure that was used when the change from Soyuz TMA to Soyuz TMA-M occured. So after the launch of "731" they can launch "720" to "722". The numbers in the FPIP can be changed.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Stan Black on 01/18/2014 02:06 pm
Perhaps what has confused things slightly is that the rockets were ordered for «Союз-ТМА» № 709, 711, 713, 714, 731, 732, 734, 735, 737.
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/pgz/public/action/orders/info/common_info/show?notificationId=3194165

The search and rescue tender from November 2013 contains the following schedule
DownUpStartEnd
Soyuz TMA-10MSoyuz TMA-12MFebruary 2014April 2014
Soyuz TMA-11MSoyuz TMA-13MApril 2014June 2014
Soyuz TMA-12MSoyuz TMA-14MSeptember 2014October 2014
Soyuz TMA-13MSoyuz TMA-15MOctober 2014December 2014
Foton May 2014August 2014
Soyuz TMA-14MSoyuz TMA-16MFebruary 2015April 2015
Soyuz TMA-15MSoyuz TMA-17MApril 2015June 2015
Soyuz TMA-16MSoyuz TMA-18MSeptember 2015October 2015
Soyuz TMA-17MSoyuz TMA-19MOctober 2015December 2015
Bion-M May 2015August 2015
Soyuz TMA-18MSoyuz MS-01February 2016April 2016
Soyuz TMA-19MSoyuz TMA-20MApril 2016June 2016
Soyuz MS-01Soyuz MS-02September 2016October 2016
Soyuz TMA-20MSoyuz MS-03October 2016December 2016
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/pgz/public/action/orders/info/common_info/show?notificationId=8309758

Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Fuji on 01/23/2014 04:28 am
FYI. Upgrade of the Progress-MS.
http://ria.ru/space/20140122/990573100.html

Google translation.
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"In particular, it will be replaced on-board radio system," Quantum-B "antenna-feeder devices on a single new command and telemetry system ECTS. Moreover, instead of the existing equipment rendezvous and docking" Course A "new" progress MS " system will be installed "Course-NA" which will go to the modern element base with the organization of production in Russia ", - said the deputy head of the RSC" Energia ".

Upgraded ship will also receive additional protection from debris and meteoroid on a cargo edema. To increase reliability of the docking mechanism and joint sealing will be introduced duplicate motors.

"Progress-MS" will be equipped with the new headlamp with light-emitting diodes, instead of radio monitoring equipment orbit as part of traffic control systems and navigation will be applied satellite navigation equipment of last generation.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 01/23/2014 10:50 pm
Most, if not all, of these new technologies have already been demonstrated on earlier Progress missions on a one-shot basis.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 10/11/2014 01:07 pm
On each Progress-MS, there will be four containers to allow the jettison of 24 CubeSat !

http://www.federalspace.ru/20995/

Maybe an intelligent attempt to use payload mass increase due to the use of Soyuz-2.1a ?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Phillip Clark on 10/11/2014 01:59 pm
On each Progress-MS, there will be four containers to allow the jettison of 24 CubeSat !

http://www.federalspace.ru/20995/

More space spam. :(
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Skyrocket on 10/11/2014 03:07 pm
On each Progress-MS, there will be four containers to allow the jettison of 24 CubeSat !

http://www.federalspace.ru/20995/

More space spam. :(

On this i disagree. I think, it is a good opportunity to provide regular flights for cubesat payloads to a short lived, self-cleaning orbit. And it allows deploying the cubesats in this orbit without occupying the ISS crew with this task.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Star One on 10/11/2014 06:25 pm

On each Progress-MS, there will be four containers to allow the jettison of 24 CubeSat !

http://www.federalspace.ru/20995/

More space spam. :(

On this i disagree. I think, it is a good opportunity to provide regular flights for cubesat payloads to a short lived, self-cleaning orbit. And it allows deploying the cubesats in this orbit without occupying the ISS crew with this task.

But too many cubesats don't self-clean, that's the issue.

http://www.spacenews.com/article/civil-space/4207665th-international-astronautical-congress-cubesat-revolution-spotty
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Skyrocket on 10/11/2014 06:30 pm

On each Progress-MS, there will be four containers to allow the jettison of 24 CubeSat !

http://www.federalspace.ru/20995/

More space spam. :(

On this i disagree. I think, it is a good opportunity to provide regular flights for cubesat payloads to a short lived, self-cleaning orbit. And it allows deploying the cubesats in this orbit without occupying the ISS crew with this task.

But too many cubesats don't self-clean, that's the issue.

http://www.spacenews.com/article/civil-space/4207665th-international-astronautical-congress-cubesat-revolution-spotty

But these are in orbits to high to self-clean. Those to be deployed by the Soyuz-MS (or the ISS) are in orbits, which decay after a few months, so these low orbits are ideally suited for cubesats.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: AegeanBlue on 01/21/2015 06:47 pm
According to Wikipedia (granted, not the most reliable source) Soyuz MS-01 is scheduled for March 2016 with Expedition 47.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_MS-01

A TMA is to follow in May and then in September MS-02. All of these designation refer to a Russian launch manifest accessed 13 March 2014. I accessed it myself today and it claims that MS-01 is the May launch.

http://www.sworld.com.au/steven/space/russia-man.txt

Either the flight is moving up, or we need more reliable sources in Wikipedia
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 01/22/2015 06:48 am
I maintain that Russian launch manifest. Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got that launch date from!
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Satori on 01/22/2015 05:34 pm
Why to use Wikipedia when there are more reliable sources, like Novosti Kosmonavtiki forum?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Stan Black on 01/22/2015 07:02 pm
Why to use Wikipedia when there are more reliable sources, like Novosti Kosmonavtiki forum?

NSF!
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: AegeanBlue on 01/22/2015 11:16 pm
Alas, Russian is not one of the four languages I speak
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: lucspace on 04/21/2015 02:19 pm
Photo via NK-forum: http://www.oborona.gov.ru/common/modules/photo/uploads/album/134/big/dsc_2948-jpg.jpeg

It seems to me one can see the opening for the periscope on the descent module... has its deletion been deleted?
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: russianhalo117 on 04/21/2015 03:01 pm
Photo via NK-forum: http://www.oborona.gov.ru/common/modules/photo/uploads/album/134/big/dsc_2948-jpg.jpeg

It seems to me one can see the opening for the periscope on the descent module... has its deletion been deleted?
it is my understanding based on past info and discussions that periscope will be kept at least first 4 vehicles until approval to switch to all digital system. periscope will be deployed, but only serve as a backup to the digital system on these flights. This is subject to change.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: asmi on 04/21/2015 04:54 pm
it is my understanding based on past info and discussions that periscope will be kept at least first 4 vehicles until approval to switch to all digital system. periscope will be deployed, but only serve as a backup to the digital system on these flights. This is subject to change.

This sounds like something Russians would do. I never bought deleting it without thoroughly testing replacement (and coming up with some sort of backup for it) first.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: asmi on 09/04/2015 10:21 pm
Roscosmos video about Soyuz-MS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UpK0VsxdYA

Modifications include:
- new RCS thrusters (and their layout was changed)
- new bigger and more powerful solar arrays
- continuous communications (Luch I think)
- GLONASS sensors for navigation and locating capsule after landing
- further modifications are planned after first few flights (risk reduction I think)
First flight is in spring 2016.
Title: Re: Soyuz-MS spacecraft
Post by: Danderman on 09/08/2015 11:42 pm
Some rare views of room 444, used for assembly of Soyuz.
Title: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 01/28/2016 08:55 am
crew patch
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 2016
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 03/10/2016 08:58 pm
Soyuz MS sighting!
From the 2nd attached image in this post (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=38876.msg1501766#msg1501766), in the Soyuz TMA-20M thread, we see Soyuz MS awaiting its turn (on the right, on the stand).

And:
Is that Soyuz the first Soyuz-MS?

Yes. Soyuz TMA-20M is the last spaceship in the Soyuz TMA-M family.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 21, 2016
Post by: TJL on 03/30/2016 10:09 pm
Will Soyuz-MS be a 6 hour rendezvous with ISS (or 2 days)?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 21, 2016
Post by: ras391 on 03/31/2016 12:56 am
2 days
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 21, 2016
Post by: tehwkd on 04/29/2016 02:47 pm
Delayed to June 24

http://tass.ru/en/science/873368

Edit: Sidenote: Russia does not number their first vehicles. It's Soyuz MS not Soyuz MS-01
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 21, 2016
Post by: anik on 04/29/2016 03:54 pm
Edit: Sidenote: Russia does not number their first vehicles. It's Soyuz MS not Soyuz MS-01

It depends on who name them. RSC Energia do not like 01, because, for example, Progress M-01M has docked to ISS in TORU mode. So RSC Energia has dropped 01 for the first Soyuz TMA-M. The same decision was for the first Progress MS and will be for the first Soyuz MS. But MCC-M and Roskosmos has decided to name the first Progress MS as Progress MS-01. I think that the same decision will be for Soyuz MS, i.e. they will name it as Soyuz MS-01.   
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: tehwkd on 05/10/2016 10:39 am
0641UTC https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 21, 2016
Post by: 0Firefly on 05/11/2016 11:22 am
Will Soyuz-MS be a 6 hour rendezvous with ISS (or 2 days)?
Thank you.

2 days

Does anyone know why have they chosen the longer 2-days standard mission profile? Safety precaution? Is there any new hardware which has not already been tested on the previus Progress MS 01 and Progress MS 02 missions?
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 21, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 05/11/2016 11:44 am
Will Soyuz-MS be a 6 hour rendezvous with ISS (or 2 days)?
Thank you.

2 days

Does anyone know why have they chosen the longer 2-days standard mission profile? Safety precaution? Is there any new hardware which has not already been tested on the previus Progress MS 01 and Progress MS 02 missions?

On the first two Progress-MS missions, they used the two-day procedure in order to test out the brand-new features of the spacecraft.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 21, 2016
Post by: JSz on 05/11/2016 12:40 pm
Edit: Sidenote: Russia does not number their first vehicles. It's Soyuz MS not Soyuz MS-01

It depends on who name them. RSC Energia do not like 01, because, for example, Progress M-01M has docked to ISS in TORU mode. So RSC Energia has dropped 01 for the first Soyuz TMA-M. The same decision was for the first Progress MS and will be for the first Soyuz MS. But MCC-M and Roskosmos has decided to name the first Progress MS as Progress MS-01. I think that the same decision will be for Soyuz MS, i.e. they will name it as Soyuz MS-01.   

The official mission patch is with "01":
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: SMS on 05/23/2016 07:43 pm
Soyuz MS crews portraits
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 05/24/2016 09:38 am
ROSCOSMOS.  TPK "UNION MS-01" being tested in vacuum chamber

 23.05.2016 16:26

 At Baikonur continues preparations for the launch of the first manned transport spacecraft new modification "MS Union."  On May 20, 2016 piloted the ship "MS-01 Union" tested for leaks in a vacuum chamber.  It is planned that the work in a vacuum chamber will be completed by May 25, followed by a manned spacecraft transported to the assembly-test building site 254 for further autonomous inspections.


 Launching a manned spacecraft from Baikonur is scheduled June 24, 2016.  The first manned spacecraft of a new modification of "MS Union" shall deliver to the ISS crew of the ship's commander, cosmonaut Federal Space Agency Anatoly Ivanishin, Japanese astronaut This Onishi and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins.  Backup crew - Oleg Novitsky (Roscosmos), Tom SAND (ESA) and Peggy Whitson (NASA).


 Manned transport spacecraft "Soyuz MS" series are equipped with advanced traffic management and navigation systems, as well as the upgraded system docking and internal transfer.  Improved engineers and power system: increased area and photovoltaic power - solar panels will produce more energy.  Also new TV system are used in spacecraft on-board measurement system, landing agents, thermal control system, communication system and direction finding.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/22252/
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 05/25/2016 01:57 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npf15Ls_JOw
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 05/25/2016 02:55 pm
The first manned spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS is being tested for leaks

May 24, 2016

Preparations are under way at Baikonur cosmodrome for the launch of the first manned transportation spacecraft in the new Soyuz MS series. Since May 20, 2016, a manned spacecraft Soyuz MS has been undergoing leak checks in a vacuum chamber. It is expected that vacuum chamber tests will be completed on May 25, after which the manned spacecraft will be transferred to the processing facility of Area 254 for further stand-alone tests.

The launch of manned transportation spacecraft from Baikonur is scheduled for June 24, 2016. The first manned spacecraft of the new Soyuz MS series is to deliver to the ISS a crew consisting of the spacecraft commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoly IVANISHIN, Japanese astronaut Takuya ONISHI and NASA astronaut Cathleen RUBINS. The backup crew consists of Oleg NOVITSKY (ROSCOSMOS), Thomas PESQUET (ESA) and Peggy Whitson (NASA).

The new-series transportation spacecraft Progress MS and Soyuz MS designed and built by RSC Energia were developed as a result of a radical upgrade of Progress M and Soyuz TMA spacecraft. The onboard command radio system Kvant-B was replaced with an integrated command and telemetry system with an additional telemetry channel. The new command radio link will make it possible to receive signals via relay satellites Luch-5, which will significantly increase the radio coverage zone for the spacecraft – up to 70% of an orbit. 

 The new-model spacecraft are equipped with an advanced onboard radio system for rendezvous and docking Kurs-NA. As compared with an earlier model, Kurs-A, it has improved mass and dimensions parameters and makes it possible to delete from the spacecraft hardware configuration one of the three radio antennas. Instead of the analog TV system Klyost, the spacecraft will use a digital TV system, which will make it possible to maintain communications between the spacecraft and the station via a space-to-space RF link.

Also included into the onboard equipment of the Soyuz MS and Progress MS series spacecraft to replace the equipment that is being phased out of production is a new Digital Backup Loop Control Unit BURK developed by RSC Energia, an upgraded Rate Sensor Unit BDUS-3A and a LED headlight SFOK. Thanks to the use of new ground and onboard radio systems, it became possible to use state-of-the-art data transmission protocols, which resulted in improved operational stability of spacecraft control system. 

Most of the engineering solutions incorporated into the design of Soyuz MS and Progress MS spacecraft will be used in the design of the new-generation Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS), which is currently under development at RSC Energia.

http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2016/news_05-24.html
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: ace5 on 05/25/2016 06:53 pm
Soyuz MS-01 will keep the dish antennae
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 05/27/2016 09:37 am
https://youtu.be/HGYCopyNXzE
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 05/27/2016 09:37 am
https://youtu.be/BUYLLDKlmgY
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 05/27/2016 09:38 am
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3469
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: John44 on 05/27/2016 04:45 pm
Expedition 48-49 - Crew Qualification Training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9857
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: SMS on 05/28/2016 09:09 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcpHrux-OOQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neOe0SEQJxk

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3473
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/01/2016 06:44 am
https://youtu.be/RilTDDDPRJ0
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/01/2016 06:44 am
https://youtu.be/7YqMwIbDsSc
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/01/2016 06:48 am
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3477
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: Joachim on 06/01/2016 10:29 am
It seems that NASA is again not willing to publish hi res versions of the official Russian crew portraits (prime and backup) and the six individual portraits.
Well, at Flickr NASA Johnson Expedition 48 are several portraits. But all of them are old. They were taken of the Soyuz TMA-19 backup crew.
We had the same situation with Soyuz TMA-20M.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: Olaf on 06/01/2016 04:15 pm
According to Novosti Kosmonavtiki the launch is delayed to July, 8th.
The launch of Progress MS-03 is delayed to July, 17th.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: Satori on 06/01/2016 04:26 pm
According to Novosti Kosmonavtiki the launch is delayed to July, 8th.
The launch of Progress MS-03 is delayed to July, 17th.

Delays possibly related to the latest problems on the GLONASS-M launch (?)
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - June 24, 2016
Post by: Sam Ho on 06/01/2016 06:49 pm
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3469
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcpHrux-OOQ

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3473
Odd, it looks like Rubins is wearing her Soyuz MS 01 patch upside-down in several of these shots.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: B. Hendrickx on 06/01/2016 09:07 pm
http://tass.ru/en/science/879543

Quote
MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. Launch of Soyuz MS manned spacecraft, which is due to take a new expedition to the International Space Station, has been rescheduled for July 7 from June 24 due to control system flaws that may disrupt the ship's docking with the ISS, a source in the Russian aerospace industry told TASS on Wednesday.

"The launch has been rescheduled for July 7," he said. "The crew is expected to come to Baikonur (the Russian space center located is Kazakhstan TASS) on June 24."
"Experts have established the ship will be rolling as it docks the ISS and they are unable to stop this rolling motion so far," the source said.

The rescheduling of the Soyuz MS launch has necessitated postponement of the launch of the Progress MS cargo spacecraft, initially planned for July 7. Under the new schedule, it may take place on July 17, the source said.

More detail in this TASS report in Russian :

http://tass.ru/kosmos/3331715

A recommendation to delay the launch will be made on Thursday to the State Corporation in charge of the launch and a final decision could follow the same day. The uncontrolled rolling motion was first believed to have been caused by a software glitch, but when the software was updated and tested in the simulator, the problem repeated itself.

http://ria.ru/space/20160601/1441714340.html

This RIA report claims the launch will be rescheduled for July 8 and says the return to Earth of Malenchenko, Peake and Kopra will also be delayed.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: B. Hendrickx on 06/02/2016 09:43 am
http://tass.ru/kosmos/3333475

TASS reports that RKK Energiya specialists have been given three more days to try and fix the problem. The State Commission will convene on 6 June to make a final decision on the launch date.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: ace5 on 06/02/2016 01:49 pm
Does Soyuz MS have a Klest antenna?
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 06/02/2016 03:58 pm
Delays possibly related to the latest problems on the GLONASS-M launch (?)

No. GLONASS-M anomaly was due to the Malakhit-3 control system, which is used only on Soyuz-2 launchers.
Soyuz MS-01 will be launched by a Soyuz-FG launcher, which does not use Malakhit-5.
Launch delay of Soyuz MS-01 is due to an anomaly with the control system of the spaceship.

EDIT : Malakhit-3, not Malakhit-5, sorry.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: baldusi on 06/02/2016 04:49 pm
Delays possibly related to the latest problems on the GLONASS-M launch (?)

No. GLONASS-M anomaly was due to the Malakhit-5 control system, which is used only on Soyuz-2 launchers.
Soyuz MS-01 will be launched by a Soyuz-FG launcher, which does not use Malakhit-5.
Launch delay of Soyuz MS-01 is due to an anomaly with the control system of the spaceship.
Which is being phased out to the Malakhit-7 that flies in the Soyuz-2.1v and the Soyuz-2 from Voistochny, if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: psloss on 06/02/2016 11:15 pm
Waiting to see if there are further scheduling impacts on the other visiting vehicle traffic in that late June-mid July period.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: B. Hendrickx on 06/02/2016 11:32 pm
http://ria.ru/science/20160602/1442074566.html

RIA Novosti quotes specialists as saying that a delay until July 7 or 8 is now almost inevitable, but a formal decision is still pending. The landing of Malenchenko, Peake and Kopra will probably be moved to July 2. However, the dates may change depending upon the exact orbital parameters of the ISS. 
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: Satori on 06/03/2016 10:15 am
Delays possibly related to the latest problems on the GLONASS-M launch (?)

No. GLONASS-M anomaly was due to the Malakhit-5 control system, which is used only on Soyuz-2 launchers.
Soyuz MS-01 will be launched by a Soyuz-FG launcher, which does not use Malakhit-5.
Launch delay of Soyuz MS-01 is due to an anomaly with the control system of the spaceship.

Thank you Nicolas!
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: B. Hendrickx on 06/04/2016 01:03 pm
http://tass.ru/kosmos/3338385

The latest on this from TASS is now that a recommendation will be made to bring back Soyuz TMA-19M on 18 June as previously scheduled, but to delay Soyuz-MS1 to 7 July. The faulty control unit of Soyuz-MS will be shipped to Moscow for a software upgrade.  Final decision expected Monday.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: Joachim on 06/06/2016 02:13 pm
With the help of [email protected] I got a hi res version of the backup crew.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: B. Hendrickx on 06/06/2016 07:44 pm
http://tass.ru/en/science/880390

The Soyuz-MS-01 launch delay is now official, but the landing of Soyuz TMA-19M remains on schedule.

Quote
MOSCOW, June 6. /TASS/. Russia’s government commission has made a decision to postpone the launch of the manned Soyuz MS spacecraft to the International Space Station from June 24 till July 7, the state-run space corporation Roscosmos has said.
"For enhancing the safety of the newly modified spacecraft Soyuz MS’s flight to the ISS it has been decided to carry out more tests of software. The state commission has made a decision to launch the Soyuz FG rocket carrying the Soyuz-MS spacecraft till 04:36 Moscow time on July 7, 2016," the Roscosomos press-service has said.

The launch of another cargo spacecraft, Progress MS, has been delayed, too. Originally it was due on July 7. Now it has been scheduled for July 17.

Earlier, a source in the space rocket industry told TASS there was a possibility the launch of Soyuz MS may have to be postponed. He explained that specialists advised against hurrying with the launch as there was the risk of a glitch in the control system and problems while docking the new series spacecraft to the ISS.

The Soyuz MS is to deliver to the ISS Russia’s Anatoly Ivanishin, NASA’s Kathleen Rubins and Japan’s Takuya Onishi.

The State Commission has decided not to put off the return of a Soyuz-TMA-19M spaceship with 3 ISS crew members onboard to Earth from June 18 to a later date,  Roscosmos said.
"Soyuz TMA-19M is to land at 12:12 Moscow time on June 18, 2016," the press service said.
A number of media outlets reported earlier that the ISS crew could be asked to extend their stay at the station because of a possible delay of the launch of a new manned spaceship Soyuz-MS. But a source in the Russian rocket and space industry told TASS that experts had recommended not to postpone the ISS crew’s return. Soyuz TMA-19M will take Russian Yuri Malenchenko, American Timothy Copra and Briton Timothy Peak back to Earth.

Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 8, 2016
Post by: SMS on 06/14/2016 08:25 pm
Here is the prime crew photo in HR:

Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/24/2016 09:19 am
June 24, 2016 (JST)

New Launch Date and Time of Soyuz Spacecraft (47S/MS-01) with Astronaut Takuya Onishi aboard for ISS Expedition 48/49 Long Stay Mission

As a result of the Flight Readiness Review (FRR) held at Houston, U.S.A, on June 23, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and partner agencies of the International Space Station (ISS) project officially decided the launch date and time for the
Soyuz spacecraft (47S/MS-01), which Astronaut Takuya Onishi will be onboard, as follows after confirming the safety and preparation status.

Astronaut Onishi will stay at the International Space Station for about four months as a crewmember of the Expedition 48/49, and will return to Earth in October on the Soyuz spacecraft (47S/MS-01).

Launch Date/Time:
At 10:36 a.m. on July 7 (Thu.), 2015 (Japan Standard Time)
At 07:36 a.m. on July 7 (Thu.), 2015 (Baikonur Time)
At 04:36 a.m. on July 7 (Thu.), 2015 (Moscow Time)

Launch Location:
Baikonur Cosmodrome (Republic of Kazakhstan)

Crewmembers:
Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin (Roscosmos)
Flight Engineer Takuya Onishi (JAXA)
Flight Engineer Kathleen Rubins (NASA) 
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/24/2016 02:55 pm
Crew arrived at the launch site
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/24/2016 03:41 pm
http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss48/photo_06-24.html
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/24/2016 03:43 pm
https://youtu.be/yCJVi90-i8w
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 06/24/2016 04:46 pm
re: arrival at Baikonur
It's interesting to see what appear to be the Russian military "summer" uniforms on some of those welcoming the prime and back-up crews.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: John44 on 06/24/2016 05:04 pm
Expedition 48-49 - Crew’s Departure from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9888
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/26/2016 11:43 am
http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss48/photo_06-25.html
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/26/2016 11:45 am
http://www.roscosmos.ru/22351/
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/26/2016 11:48 am
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3505
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/26/2016 11:59 am
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro   Kazakhstan   

Prime (& backup) crew tested their spaceship today. All is well!

Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/27/2016 11:33 am
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro  ·  Kazakhstan   

Short visit to the #Baikonur museum. No it's not a CD cover for a space-themed album... Or is it? ;)

Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/28/2016 12:08 pm
http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss48/photo_06-28.html

Spacecraft Soyuz MS mated to adapter section

June 28, 2015

Today, June 28, specialists from RSC Energia (a part of State Corporation Roscosmos) working at the Baikonur launch site have successfully completed operations to mate a manned transportation spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS to the adapter section.

The spacecraft preparations for the launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program are being performed at the spacecraft processing facility at the Baikonur launch site. Earlier, the spacecraft had been filled with propellant components and compressed gases.

Planned for the next week under the schedule of processing activities are a designer’s inspection of the spacecraft, roll-on of the payload fairing and transportation of the orbital module containing Soyuz MS from the spacecraft processing facility to the launch vehicle integration and checkout facility to be integrated with Soyuz-FG launch vehicle.

The launch of the Soyuz MS spacecraft with the crew of the next expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for July 7, 2016 from Area No.1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The main crew includes a Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoli IVANISHIN, a JAXA astronaut Takuya ONISHI and a NASA astronaut Kathleen RUBINS. The backup crew consists of Oleg NOVITSKY (spacecraft commander, ROSCOSMOS), Thomas PESQUET (flight engineer, ESA) and Peggy WHITSON (flight engineer-2, NASA).

 The new-series transportation spacecraft Progress MS and Soyuz MS designed and built by RSC Energia were developed as a result of a radical upgrade of Progress M and Soyuz TMA spacecraft. The onboard command radio system Kvant-B was replaced with an integrated command and telemetry system with an additional telemetry channel. The new command radio link will make it possible to receive signals via relay satellites Luch-5, which will significantly increase the radio coverage zone for the spacecraft – up to 70% of an orbit. 

The new-model spacecraft are equipped with an advanced onboard radio system for rendezvous and docking Kurs-NA. As compared with an earlier model, Kurs-A, it has improved mass and dimensions parameters and makes it possible to delete from the spacecraft hardware configuration one of the three radio antennas. Instead of the analog TV system Klyost, the spacecraft will use a digital TV system, which will make it possible to maintain communications between the spacecraft and the station via a space-to-space RF link. 

Also included into the onboard equipment of the Soyuz MS and Progress MS series spacecraft to replace the equipment that is being phased out of production is a new Digital Backup Loop Control Unit developed by RSC Energia, an upgraded Rate Sensor Unit BDUS-3A and a LED headlight SFOK. Thanks to the use of new ground and onboard radio systems, it became possible to use state-of-the-art data transmission protocols, which resulted in improved operational stability of spacecraft control system. Most of the engineering solutions incorporated into the design of Soyuz MS and Progress MS spacecraft will be used in the design of the new-generation Crew Transportation Spacecraft, which is currently under development at RSC Energia.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ace5 on 06/28/2016 06:53 pm
Energia 70

Founded   May 16, 1946; 70 years ago
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/30/2016 08:21 am
Thomas [email protected]_astro

Not your everyday breakfast... #LifeInBaikonur #Astronauts&Cosmonauts #AlmostTimeToLaunch
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/30/2016 06:24 pm
June 30, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-077

NASA Television to Air Next International Space Station Crew Launch
 
The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch Wednesday, July 6. Live launch coverage will begin at 8:30 p.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency's website.

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch at 9:36 p.m. (7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. All three will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October.

The trio will travel in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft, testing modified systems for two days – and 34 Earth orbits – before docking to the space station’s Rassvet module at 12:12 a.m. Saturday, July 9. NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 8.

Hatches between the Soyuz and station will be opened about 2:50 a.m. Saturday, when the newly arrived crew will be greeted by Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA and Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos. NASA TV coverage of hatch opening and welcoming ceremonies will begin at 2:30 a.m.

Together, the Expedition 48 crew members will continue the several hundred experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science currently under way and scheduled to take place aboard humanity’s only orbiting laboratory.

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:

http://instagram.com/iss

and

http://www.twitter.com/Space_Station 
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/30/2016 06:29 pm
https://youtu.be/kGEIVLjLtp8
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/30/2016 06:32 pm
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3518
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/30/2016 06:36 pm
ROSCOSMOS.  PREPARATION manned spacecraft and open training CREW

 30.06.2016 14:52

 At Baikonur continues preparations for the launch of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" with transport manned spacecraft "Soyuz MS."  "Energy" held Designers inspection of the first manned spacecraft of a new modification of "MS Union" and carried out technological operations of the knurled head of the fairing of the launch vehicle "Soyuz-FG" June 30, 2016 in the assembly and testing facility spaceport site 254 (CA MIC) RSC specialists.

 At the same time in Test training complex members of the main and backup crews TPK "MS Union" talked with representatives of the media.  And Takuya Onishi and Kathleen Rubins, for which the upcoming space flight will be the first registered planted trees in the Alley of cosmonauts.

 Also, cosmonauts and astronauts conducted an open training session on the simulator manual for berthing manned spacecraft to the International Space Station and practical training to prepare for the effects of spaceflight factors.

 Start TPK "MS Union" with the crew the next long-term mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for July 7, 2016 from the platform number 1 ( "Gagarin's Start") the Baikonur cosmodrome.

 Transport ships new modification "Progress MS" and "MS Union" development and production of RSC "Energia" created as a result of deep modernization of the ship "Progress M" and "Soyuz TMA".  TPK series "MS Union" equipped with advanced navigation and traffic control system;  improved power supply system: increased area and photovoltaic power - solar panels will produce more energy;  They used new: television system, the system-board measurement, communication system and direction finding.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/22362/
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 06/30/2016 06:38 pm
http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss48/photo_06-30.html
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: John44 on 07/01/2016 11:49 am
Expedition 48-49 - Crew’s Pre-Launch Activities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9898
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/03/2016 11:07 am
The overall integration of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicles with the upper composite is successfully completed.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/03/2016 12:40 pm
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3525
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Alter Sachse on 07/03/2016 02:05 pm
The overall integration of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicles with the upper composite is successfully completed.
IMG_6440 shows R15000-056 rocket serial number
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: SMS on 07/03/2016 08:17 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdn8c7Bm5hw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGZy6IzsKOg
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: yoichi on 07/04/2016 01:10 am
zero gravity sensor mascot is “Rilakkuma” chosed by Takuya's doughter.

http://www.san-x.jp/characters/rilakkuma.html
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/04/2016 09:11 am
The Soyuz FG launch vehicle with Soyuz-MS spacecraft rolled out to the launch pad

http://www.roscosmos.ru/22396/
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/04/2016 09:12 am
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3527
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/04/2016 09:12 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TQxUHpgoss
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/04/2016 10:41 am
Back-up crew at roll-out
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Targeteer on 07/04/2016 10:54 am
It's going to be slightly colder when they launch  :)
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: input~2 on 07/04/2016 11:43 am
NOTAMs for 2nd stage and fairing debris

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Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/04/2016 01:06 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H1wD2kgv6w
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/04/2016 07:23 pm
Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS spacecraft is on the launch pad
July 4, 2016

Today, July 4, a medium launch vehicle Soyuz-FG integrated with the first new-series manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS was rolled out of the processing facility and erected on the launch pad of Area 1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Specialists of RSC Energia and other organizations involved in the preparations for launch are performing the final processing operations on the launch pad. Pre-launch tests are being run on systems and assemblies of the space launcher system, interfaces between the onboard hardware and ground support equipment are being checked out. The payload fairing of the launch vehicle carries, along with the name of the upgraded spacecraft, the anniversary inscription “70 years of RSC Energia”.

The launch of the first new-series manned spacecraft Soyuz MS with the crew of the next expedition to the ISS is scheduled for 04:36 Moscow Time on July 7, 2016.

The main crew includes a Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoli IVANISHIN, a JAXA astronaut Takuya ONISHI and a NASA astronaut Kathleen RUBINS. The backup crew consists of Oleg NOVITSKY (spacecraft commander, ROSCOSMOS), Thomas PESQUET (flight engineer, ESA) and Peggy WHITSON (flight engineer-2, NASA).

The manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS developed and built by RSC Energia is designed to deliver the crews of up to three and their accompanying cargoes to the International Space Station (ISS), as well as to return them to Earth. When attached to the ISS, it also serves as a crew rescue vehicle and is kept permanently ready for emergency crew return to Earth.

The new-series spacecraft Progress MS and Soyuz MS were developed as a result of a radical upgrade of Progress M and Soyuz TMA spacecraft. The onboard command radio system Kvant-B was replaced with an integrated command and telemetry system with an additional telemetry channel. The new command radio link will make it possible to receive signals via relay satellites Luch-5, which will significantly increase the radio coverage zone for the spacecraft – up to 70% of an orbit. The spacecraft are equipped with an advanced onboard radio system for rendezvous and docking Kurs-NA. As compared with an earlier model, Kurs-A, it has improved mass and dimensions parameters and makes it possible to delete from the spacecraft hardware configuration one of the three radio antennas. Instead of the analog TV system Klyost, the spacecraft use a digital TV system, which makes it possible to maintain communications between the spacecraft and the station via a space-to-space RF link. Also included into the onboard equipment of the Soyuz MS and Progress MS series spacecraft to replace the equipment that is being phased out of production is a new Digital Backup Loop Control Unit developed by RSC Energia, an upgraded Rate Sensor Unit BDUS-3A and a LED headlight SFOK. Thanks to the use of new ground and onboard radio systems, it became possible to use state-of-the-art data transmission protocols, which resulted in improved operational stability of spacecraft control system. 

Most of the engineering solutions incorporated into the design of Soyuz MS and Progress MS spacecraft will be used in the design of the new-generation Crew Transportation Spacecraft, which is currently under development at RSC Energia.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss48/photo_07-04.html
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/04/2016 07:31 pm
Expedition 48 Soyuz Rollout (5x repeating timelapse)
 

In this time-lapse, service platforms are raised around the Soyuz rocket after it was rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, July 4, 2016. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of July 7, Kazakh time (July 6 Eastern time.) All three will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/04/2016 07:37 pm
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro 

Standing under a 300-ton rocket. What could possibly go wrong? ;)

Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/04/2016 10:35 pm
Anything could go wrong! Despite Soyuz being a reliable launch vehicle, an unexpected problem could arise at any point during the 8-minute ascent. Luckily, that's where the Launch Abort System (SAS) comes in, although only during the first two minutes. After that, the capsule would need to separate and conduct an emergency reentry.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: baldusi on 07/05/2016 12:50 am
Is there any confirmation if the Soyuz MS still uses the KTDU-80 propulsion system? Another one, what's its designation 7K-TMS?
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 07/05/2016 04:52 am
Is there any confirmation if the Soyuz MS still uses the KTDU-80 propulsion system?

Yes.

Another one, what's its designation 7K-TMS?

11F732A48.

7K-xx designation are no longer used since the 1980's. Soyuz-T was the last version to have this kind of designation.
7K-STM, 7K-STMA, etc. are pure imagination from western webmasters.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: baldusi on 07/05/2016 12:17 pm
Is there any confirmation if the Soyuz MS still uses the KTDU-80 propulsion system?

Yes.

But different thruster arrangement, right?
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 07/05/2016 04:57 pm
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3527
re: image 5620468278.jpg (1st attached image)
What is the huge building in the background?
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 07/05/2016 05:18 pm
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3527
re: image 5620468278.jpg (1st attached image)
What is the huge building in the background?

MZK building for Buran.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 07/05/2016 05:19 pm
Is there any confirmation if the Soyuz MS still uses the KTDU-80 propulsion system?

Yes.

But different thruster arrangement, right?

Yes, but I have no details.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: russianhalo117 on 07/05/2016 05:30 pm
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3527
re: image 5620468278.jpg (1st attached image)
What is the huge building in the background?
Site-112A hosts two Assembly and Fueling Complex, first complex was known as 3S for fueling of N1/L3 and the second complex was known as just MZK and was for Buran orbiter and payloads.

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Site 112A

An original fueling facility 3S dedicated to the N1/L3 project was completed at Site 112A by the end of 1967.

A separate Assembly and Fueling Complex (known as MZK) was built specifically for Energia-Buran program at Site 112A. It is 150 meters long, 80 meters wide and 70 meters high. The facility is built around a metal frame designed to withstand possible explosions during the hazardous operations.

After Energia-Buran system is integrated in Building 112, it is reloaded from the assembly stand on the movable erector and then transported to MZK at Site 112 for the installation of the pyrotechnic systems onboard the launch vehicle and for fueling of the orbiter with its propellants and gas.
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/05/2016 07:17 pm
Peggy Whitson ‏@AstroPeggy

#NASAvillage training behind the "Dangerous Zone". Rocket rollout for our prime crew. More: http://go.nasa.gov/29tUHEA

Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: CyndyC on 07/05/2016 09:47 pm
NASA adds "additional micrometeoroid debris shielding" to a description of the upgrades, and a reference to the days between launching and docking:

Crew Will Take Two-Day Ride on Upgraded Soyuz

July 5, 2016 by Mark Garcia

Two astronauts and one cosmonaut are scheduled to launch July 6 at 9:36 p.m. EDT (7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7) for a two-day ride to the International Space Station. During their two-day transit from the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the station, the Expedition 48-49 crew will test a variety of upgraded systems on their Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft.

The modified Soyuz is equipped with upgraded thrusters that are fully redundant, additional micrometeoroid debris shielding, redundant electrical motors for the Soyuz’ docking probe and increased power with more photovoltaic cells on the spacecraft’s solar arrays.

Other enhancements for the Soyuz include a new digital video transmitter and encoder to send engineering video of the ship’s approach to the station for docking, a new relay telemetry capability along with an upgraded Kurs automated rendezvous antenna and an improved satellite navigation system to better calculate the Soyuz’ position in space.

Soyuz commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, board engineer Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and board engineer Kate Rubins of NASA will test these systems periodically throughout their 34-orbit journey to the station, the first of at least two missions in which enhanced Soyuz hardware will be tested and verified.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2016/07/05/crew-will-take-two-day-ride-on-upgraded-soyuz/
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: fregate on 07/06/2016 02:49 am
Anatoly Zak article in Popular Mechanics magazine
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/news/a21668/soyuz-russia-spacecraft-upgrade/
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ChrisC on 07/06/2016 04:14 am
Anatoly Zak article in Popular Mechanics magazine
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/news/a21668/soyuz-russia-spacecraft-upgrade/

Great article!
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 07/06/2016 09:38 am
Moved for live coverage and best wishes to the trio for a fruitful and safe assignment to space!
Title: Re: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: asmi on 07/06/2016 11:35 am
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro 

Standing under a 300-ton rocket. What could possibly go wrong? ;)
Not to nitpick, but it's nowhere near 300 mT now as it's not fueled.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/06/2016 12:44 pm
Chris Gebhardt's feature article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/russia-crew-upgraded-soyuz-ms-series/
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/06/2016 03:37 pm
https://youtu.be/eJaP4RZws5E
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/06/2016 03:41 pm
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=3533
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/06/2016 03:42 pm
An Orthodox Priest blesses members of the media after he blessed the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in Kazakhstan. Expedition 48-49 crewmembers Kate Rubins of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of July 7, Kazakh time (July 6 Eastern time.) All three will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: DatUser14 on 07/06/2016 03:48 pm
Isn't the usual expedition 6 months not 4?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 07/06/2016 05:14 pm
Isn't the usual expedition 6 months not 4?

5-6 months it what's usually planned for.  The delay to the launch pushes this closer to 4 months, now.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: John44 on 07/06/2016 05:20 pm
Expedition 48-49 - Soyuz MS-01 Mating, Rollout to the Launch Pad
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9899

Expedition 48-49 - Pre-Launch Crew News Conference
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9904
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/06/2016 07:22 pm
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro

Launch-9hrs: the #SoyuzMS01 crew wakes up for the longest day of their lives. 22:30 here in Kazakstan. All is quiet

Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: CyndyC on 07/06/2016 08:08 pm
The backup crew will be launching November 15th of this year, and their return date is not yet determined, according to http://www.spacefacts.de/schedule/e_schedule.htm

(http://public.cyndyclayton.fastmail.us/Flight/Backup%20Crew%20MS-01%202016-07-06.JPG)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/06/2016 08:23 pm
A lot of people at Baikonur...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Targeteer on 07/06/2016 08:29 pm
Chris Gebhardt's feature article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/russia-crew-upgraded-soyuz-ms-series/

"This new MS-series Soyuz also uses a unified digital command/telemetry system that allows telemetry to be relayed via satellite for control of the spacecraft as well as to provide crew with positioning data when the spacecraft is out of range of ground tracking stations."  Any indication when this new capability will actually start being used?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: baldusi on 07/06/2016 09:28 pm
Chris Gebhardt's feature article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/russia-crew-upgraded-soyuz-ms-series/
When you say that:
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Moreover, its main computer, a TsVM-101, weighs one-eighth that of its predecessor (8.3 kg vs. 70 kg) while also being much smaller than the previous Argon-16 computer.
Wasn't this a change of the TMA-M, or do you refer to the computer on the descent compartment?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: SMS on 07/06/2016 09:37 pm
The backup crew will be launching November 15th of this year, and their return date is not yet determined, according to http://www.spacefacts.de/schedule/e_schedule.htm

(http://public.cyndyclayton.fastmail.us/Flight/Backup%20Crew%20MS-01%202016-07-06.JPG)

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32006.msg1555773#msg1555773 !
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/06/2016 10:18 pm
 On the air
https://youtu.be/kdRlu-PYNJA
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/06/2016 10:19 pm
 Looking good
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/06/2016 11:27 pm
  All aboard ;D
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/06/2016 11:50 pm
 JAXA will have some sort of live stream as well it seems
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv267845917
https://youtu.be/mH1z3RudbDI
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: yoichi on 07/07/2016 12:19 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:20 am
NASA TV coverage in 10 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:26 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:26 am
4 minutes to NASA TV coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:28 am
Nice, soothing background music.

L-68 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:29 am
At the time of launch, it will be 92 minutes (1 hour, 32 minutes) after sunrise, which will consider Soyuz MS-01 a day launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:30 am
NASA TV should start any time now. Stand by.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:30 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:31 am
NASA TV presents live coverage of the Soyuz MS-01 launch.

Featuring the voice of Brandi Dean.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:32 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:32 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:33 am
L-63 minutes and counting.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:33 am
Scott Stover.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:33 am
NASA CAPCOM will be veteran station astronaut G. Reid Wiseman.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:34 am
#Journeytomars - drink!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:35 am
Now talking about Kate Rubins' story leading up to today.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:37 am
L-59 minutes. Gagarin's Start is being evacuated at this time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:38 am
Discussing about Ivanishin and Onishi.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:41 am
Showing footage of prelaunch activities ranging from signing the cosmonaut hotel doors to when they began to board the Soyuz spacecraft.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:43 am
L-53 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:46 am
Footage of crew suiting up being shown.

Backup crew (Novitsky, Pesquet, and Whitson) have been watching on up until the primary crew boarded the Soyuz.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:49 am
The next footage is when Rubins, Ivanishin, and Onishi fitted themselves in the capsule seats. Followed by saying last-minute words to their friends and family.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/07/2016 12:50 am
 I believe its crew music choices being played on Roscosmos channel, first Star Wars, now some sort of dance music  ???
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:51 am
L-45 minutes. The two halves of the crew access tower are now being prepared to be lowered.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Ohsin on 07/07/2016 12:52 am
I believe its crew music choices being played on Roscosmos channel, first Star Wars, now some sort of dance music  ???

That was "Hey Now"  by London Grammar  :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:53 am
Family farewells are cute.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:53 am
Kirk Shireman and Gerst.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:54 am
Next footage is when the crew walked out to the transfer van to be driven to Gagarin's Start.

Lastly, what is shown is when the crew went into the crew access tower to board the capsule.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:55 am
L-40 minutes and counting. All still nominal in this prelaunch countdown.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 12:56 am
And Gerst got to take Kate to the pad.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:57 am
This new footage shows the Soyuz rocket rolling out to the pad.

Now back to live coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/07/2016 12:58 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 12:58 am
Launch animations now being shown.

L-37 minutes. Sokol suit leak checks are underway.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:00 am
ISS will be 254 miles above southern Cameroon near Equatorial Guinea at the time of launch (01:36:41 UTC).

L-36 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:02 am
L-34 minutes and counting.

While a small tour of the Soyuz capsule is being given, the Launch Abort System (SAS) is being armed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:04 am
L-33 minutes. The crew access tower halves officially being lowered.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:06 am
ISS promo now being shown.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:06 am
Gravity from the musical "Wicked" playing. Ugg ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/07/2016 01:06 am
 Tower retraction
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:08 am
L-29 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/07/2016 01:10 am
 DISH TV swears this will solve all your signal reception problems  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:11 am
Back to live coverage of the Soyuz MS-01 launch.

Still proceeding nominally.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:14 am
L-22 minutes.

The crew access towers have been fully retracted. No technical or weather issues so far.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:17 am
19 minutes and counting. The Sokol suit leak checks will be completed four minutes from now.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:20 am
17 minutes and counting. Beautiful sunrise over Kazakhstan.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:21 am
Under 15 minutes to launch. Sokol suit checks are completed and the Launch Abort System (SAS) has gone to auto mode.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:22 am
Showing promo regarding a future Mars exploration.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Ohsin on 07/07/2016 01:24 am
Jai Ho!  ;D
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:24 am
Promos and more promos, and then a live shot.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:25 am
Back to the live coverage.

Under 12 minutes until T0. Now showing a past interview with Kate Rubins.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:26 am
10 minutes and counting. The weather and technical systems are all behaving properly.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:28 am
As we reach the T-8 minute mark, the following events will comprise of the ignition sequence.

T-15 seconds: The boosters and core stage will open their fuel valves and start up their turbopumps.

T-10 seconds: The engine turbopumps will reach flight speed.

T-3 seconds: Full thrust will be achieved on all five engines.

T0: The launch clamps will retract, committing the Soyuz-FG to flight.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:29 am
T-7 minutes. Prelaunch operations are complete.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:30 am
T-6 minutes. The countdown auto-sequence has been started.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:31 am
Back to live coverage.

Now at T-5 minutes. Soyuz Commander Anatoli Ivanishin's controls have been turned on. All three crew members have closed and locked their visors and initiated their O2 flow.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:32 am
T-4 minutes. The launch key has been inserted and the combustion chambers are being purged with nitrogen to prep for ignition.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:33 am
T-3 minutes. The strap-on boosters are being pressurized at this time. In a while, the ground propellant feed will be terminated.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:33 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:34 am
T-2 minutes. Everything continues to look well for launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:35 am
T-1 minute. Soyuz is now on internal power. Standing by for the first umbilical tower to be retracted.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:35 am
40 seconds and counting. The first umbilical tower now being retracted.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:35 am
T-120 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:36 am
Second umbilical tower now being retracted. Ignition sequence start. 15 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:37 am
T-10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, we're green for launch, 2, 1, 0. We have ignition and liftoff. Liftoff of a Soyuz-FG rocket carrying Soyuz MS-01 and three international astronauts to the ISS for the next four months.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:37 am
Pitch program is now beginning.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:37 am
LAUNCH!

Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:38 am
Look at that rocket go.

Vehicle now passing through Mach 1 and eventually Max-Q. One minute into the flight.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:38 am
Nominal first stage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:38 am
Crew reported to be in good shape.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:39 am
Coming up on two minutes. Launch Abort System (SAS) jettison.

And we now see the Korolyov Cross, indicating a nominal booster separation. Attitude nominal.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:39 am
Staging.

LES jettison.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:40 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:40 am
Two minutes, forty seconds in. Payload fairing has been jettisoned. No sign of recontact and the astronauts are now seeing the limb of the Earth for the first time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:40 am
48 miles.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:41 am
Four minutes in. Good engine control on the core stage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:41 am
Kate wave:
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:42 am
T+5 minutes. Core stage cutoff, upper stage ignition, core stage separation, upper stage interstage jettison.

Vehicle is travelling down the center of the range track.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:42 am
Staging. 2-3.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:42 am
6 minutes into the flight. No unexpected problems being reported at this time. Upper stage continues to burn well.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/07/2016 01:43 am
 Shutdown and sep (graphics upgrade!)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:43 am
7 minutes in. Continuing to look at onboard cockpit cameras.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:44 am
8 minutes into the flight. Standing by for upper stage shutdown. Pressures still look good.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:45 am
13,500 mph.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:46 am
8 minutes, 50 seconds into the flight. Upper stage shutdown, capsule separation, and the solar panels are being deployed.

Good luck to Anatoli Ivanishin, Takuya Onishi, and Kathleen Rubins on their 4-month stay in space. We hope to see you three back on Earth at the end of October.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:46 am
S/C Sep!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:47 am
In addition to the solar panels, the antennae are also being deployed. Soyuz has been lifted into the proper orbit.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/07/2016 01:48 am
 Separation and empty pad
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:49 am
Once again, we had a nominal 9-minute ascent beginning at 7:36:41 AM Kazakhstan time and ending at 7:45:31 AM Kazakhstan time. All events were executed nominally and the crew will soon dock with the Rassvet MRM-1 module two days from now.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 07/07/2016 01:49 am
Not sure if this has been commented on but no dangling mascot visible in the descent module.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:49 am
MS-01 screen.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:51 am
Control of the Soyuz MS-01 mission is being monitored by the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow and the Johnson Space Center's MCC in Houston, Texas.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:52 am
Orbital altitude is 143 miles by 118 miles (230 kilometers by 190 kilometers).

Orbital inclination is 51.6 degrees.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/07/2016 01:53 am
 Large cheering crowd in Japan
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 01:55 am
Once again, we had a nominal 9-minute ascent beginning at 7:36:41 AM Kazakhstan time and ending at 7:45:31 AM Kazakhstan time. All events were executed nominally and the crew will soon dock with the Rassvet MRM-1 module two days from now.

Great work with the coverage!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:55 am
20 minutes Mission Elapsed Time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 01:56 am
Thanks, Chris.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: asmi on 07/07/2016 01:57 am
I've added some English descriptions for those folks who can't read Russian
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: SMS on 07/07/2016 02:00 am
Launch time: 01:36:40.208 UTC

orbit: 199.03km x 247.13km, 88.68 minutes, 51,65 degree

Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 02:00 am
MCC commentator Brandi Dean reviewing the past 25 minutes.

Launch replays will soon be shown.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 02:01 am
Beginning to show launch replays from various PAO cameras positioned around Gagarin's Start.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 02:03 am
NASA TV coverage should end at 10:30 PM Eastern time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 02:05 am
During the empty pad shots, the launch clamps are being moved back to their original position.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: IanO on 07/07/2016 02:06 am
I've added some English descriptions for those folks who can't read Russian
Thank you very much for this!  I especially like the live G-load graph.  Did any of the Shuttle launches ever provide such a feature?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 02:06 am
Not sure if this has been commented on but no dangling mascot visible in the descent module.

I wonder if we'll see an interview with the bear in a few days saying "No, I never did catch the measles" ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/07/2016 02:09 am
I've added some English descriptions for those folks who can't read Russian

Very good! And will be useful for future reference, so let's remember to add it to MS-02's coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 02:10 am
It looks as if the NASA TV coverage ended already.

If so, then that wraps it up for tonight. Congrats to Roskosmos, NASA, and JAXA for all the hard work they put into this mission and for another successful launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: asmi on 07/07/2016 02:38 am
Very good! And will be useful for future reference, so let's remember to add it to MS-02's coverage.
You might want to find a better-quality screenshot - I've just picked the first one I've seen. Also I didn't annotate  the left bottom graph as I figured it's self-explanatory and we've seen it many times.

I gotta give a big thumbs up to Roskosmos - people were asking for telemetry all the time in comments on their YT channel, and now they've delivered! Hoping they will do it for Progress launches as well.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 07/07/2016 02:55 am
Very good! And will be useful for future reference, so let's remember to add it to MS-02's coverage.
You might want to find a better-quality screenshot - I've just picked the first one I've seen. Also I didn't annotate  the left bottom graph as I figured it's self-explanatory and we've seen it many times.

I gotta give a big thumbs up to Roskosmos - people were asking for telemetry all the time in comments on their YT channel, and now they've delivered! Hoping they will do it for Progress launches as well.

Specifically for Progress MS-03's launch in ten days.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 07/07/2016 03:25 am
Not sure if this has been commented on but no dangling mascot visible in the descent module.

I wonder if we'll see an interview with the bear in a few days saying "No, I never did catch the measles" ;)

AFAIK this friend of Hello Kitty is pretty lazy(*) so maybe he just missed the flight...I mean launch. ;)

(*)Can't beat the egg yolk (http://sanrio.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Gudetama) that actually dethroned the infamous cat in popularity though. ;)

I wonder if there's copyright issues at work here...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: rockets4life97 on 07/07/2016 03:26 am
The Soyuz looks pretty cramped. Does the crew sit in the same place for the whole 2 day flight?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Lee Jay on 07/07/2016 03:50 am
The Soyuz looks pretty cramped. Does the crew sit in the same place for the whole 2 day flight?

No.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jcm on 07/07/2016 03:56 am
TLEs out for 41639, 41640

 88.707    181 x       239 x  51.71
 88.721    204 x       217 x  51.59

No idea what 41638 is...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: catdlr on 07/07/2016 03:59 am
Expedition 48-49 launches to the ISS

NASA Johnson

Published on Jul 6, 2016
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched on the Russian Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft at 7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station and the start of a four-month mission.


https://youtu.be/q6A8nparbuk?t=001

https://youtu.be/q6A8nparbuk
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: catdlr on 07/07/2016 04:01 am
New Crew Launches to the International Space Station

NASA

Published on Jul 6, 2016
Expedition 48-49 Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched on the Russian Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft July 7 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station and the start of a four-month mission.

https://youtu.be/Q_8VF7knp8E?t=001

https://youtu.be/Q_8VF7knp8E
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: catdlr on 07/07/2016 04:02 am
Soyuz MS-01 ISS-48-49 Launch Replays

Julian Danzer

Published on Jul 6, 2016

https://youtu.be/vGJUVwH5A6I?t=001

https://youtu.be/vGJUVwH5A6I
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: the_other_Doug on 07/07/2016 04:06 am
The Soyuz looks pretty cramped. Does the crew sit in the same place for the whole 2 day flight?

The Orbital Module provides quite a bit of space for the crew to stretch out in.  Between it and the Descent Module, there's a surprising amount of personal space available inside a Soyuz.

But to the matter at hand -- here is my one congratulatory post.  Great work to all involved, and here's to successful crewed launches on this beautiful  morning and on many beautiful mornings to come, whether they happen in Russia, Kazakhstan, Florida, Texas or California... :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: John44 on 07/07/2016 05:52 am
Expedition 48-49 - Soyuz MS-01 Pre-launch Activities
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9905

Expedition 48-49 - Soyuz MS-01 Launch
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9906
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/07/2016 07:54 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/07/2016 07:56 am
Sunrise at Baikonur.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/07/2016 08:24 am
July 07, 2016
RELEASE 16-072

New Crew Members, Including NASA Biologist, Launch to Space Station

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 6 (7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7).

Kate Rubins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are traveling in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft. They’ll spend two days -- and 34 Earth orbits – testing modified systems before docking to the space station’s Rassvet module at 12:12 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 9.

NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 8. Hatches are scheduled to open about 2:50 a.m. Saturday, July 9, with NASA TV coverage starting at 2:30 a.m.

The arrival of Rubins, Ivanishin and Onishi returns the station's crew complement to six. The three will join Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA and Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos. The Expedition 48 crew members will spend four months conducting more than 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences, and technology development.

Rubins, who holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and a doctorate in cancer biology, Ivanishin and Onishi are scheduled to remain aboard the station until late October. Williams, Skripochka and Ovchinin will return to Earth in September.

Expedition 48 crew members are expected to receive and install the station’s first international docking adapter, which will accommodate future arrivals of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft. Scheduled for delivery on SpaceX’s ninth commercial resupply mission (CRS-9) to the station, the new docking port features built-in systems for automated docking and uniform measurements. That means any spacecraft may use the adapters in the future – from NASA’s new crewed and uncrewed spacecraft, developed in partnership with private industry, to international spacecraft yet to be designed. The work by private companies to take on low-Earth orbit missions is expected to free up NASA's resources for future crewed missions into deep space, including the agency’s Journey to Mars, with the Orion crew capsule launching on the Space Launch System rocket.

Investigations arriving on SpaceX CRS-9 in July will test capabilities for sequencing DNA in space, regulating temperatures aboard spacecraft, understanding bone loss, and tracking ships around the world. Other investigations will study how to protect computers from radiation in space and test an efficient, three-dimensional solar cell.

The crew members also are scheduled to receive Orbital ATK’s sixth commercial resupply mission and two Russian Progress resupply flights delivering several tons of food, fuel, supplies and research. A Japanese cargo craft will deliver 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.

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. 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:

http://instagram.com/iss

and

http://www.twitter.com/Space_Station 
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/07/2016 08:25 am
July 7, 2016 (JST)

Launch of the Soyuz Spacecraft (47S/MS-01) with Astronaut Takuya Onishi aboard

The State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS has launched the Soyuz spacecraft (47S/MS-01), which astronaut Takuya Onishi is aboard.

Launch Date/Time:
at 10:36 a.m. on July 7 (Thu.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time)
at 07:36 a.m. on July 7 (Thu.), 2016 (Baikonur Time)

Launch Location:
Baikonur Cosmodrome (Republic of Kazakhstan)

Docking Schedule with the International Space Station (ISS):
at 01:12 p.m. on July 9 (Sat.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time)
at 07:12 a.m. on July 9 (Sat.), 2016 (Moscow Time)

Crewmembers:
Anatoly Ivanishin (ROSCOSMOS)
Takuya Onishi (JAXA)
Kathleen Rubins (NASA)

Reference link for further information:
http://iss.jaxa.jp/iss/jaxa_exp/onishi/


URL:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/07/20160707_47s.html
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/07/2016 08:27 am
The Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Expedition 48-49 crewmembers Kate Rubins of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) onboard, Thursday, July 7, 2016 , Kazakh time (July 6 Eastern time), Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Rubins, Ivanishin, and Onishi will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/07/2016 08:27 am
Expedition 48-49 crewmembers Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), top, Kate Rubins of NASA, middle, and Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos wave farewell before boarding their Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft for launch Thursday, July 7, 2016, Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The trio will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan the morning of July 7, Kazakh time (July 6 Eastern time.) All three will spend approximately four months on the orbital complex, returning to Earth in October. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/07/2016 08:54 am
https://youtu.be/iwsO-YpqYU4
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/07/2016 12:00 pm
RSC Energia: the new-series spacecraft Soyuz MS is off on its maiden flight

July 7, 2016

Today, July 7, the first transportation spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS with the new expedition crew was successfully put into a low Earth orbit and is headed for the International Space Station (ISS).

The spacecraft carries onboard the crew consisting of a Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin, a JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi and a NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins.

The launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS was launched from Area 1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 7 at 04:36 Moscow Time. The payload fairing of the launch vehicle carries, along with the name of the upgraded spacecraft, the anniversary inscription “70 years of RSC Energia”.

According to telemetry data, the spacecraft insertion into low-Earth orbit and separation from the third stage of the launch vehicle occurred on schedule, deployment of all antennas and solar array panels was detected immediately after the separation. Systems and assemblies of the upgraded spacecraft operate normally. The crew reports a good health status.

“The work on the spacecraft is only starting. Now we are going to test the onboard equipment, checking everything. The first launch of Soyuz MS spacecraft was carried out using the two-day rendezvous profile in order to run the checks and tests on various systems. It is a spacecraft with a certain intermediate math, many of the solutions will later on be used in the development of the new-generation crew transportation spacecraft. Everything is evolving and developing”, - said the general director of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev after the spacecraft was reported to enter a low-Earth orbit.

He congratulated the team of RSC Energia on the successful first launch of the upgraded manned spacecraft and thanked everybody who took part in its development.

“I think that today we achieved a serious success. I want to thank the team of the Corporation for having successfully coped with the assigned task and I’m certain that we are going to continue working efficiently and achieving results. I congratulate everybody on the successfully completed work”,  - said V. Solntsev.

The spacecraft Soyuz MS will use a classic 34-orbit flight profile to rendezvous with the ISS. The spacecraft will reach the station on July 9, 2016 after about two days of free flight. The docking with the Mini Research Module (MRM1) Rassvet is scheduled for 07:12:02 Moscow Time and is to be performed in the fully automatic mode.

The manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS developed and built by RSC Energia is designed to deliver the crews of up to three and their accompanying cargoes to the International Space Station (ISS), as well as to return them to Earth. When attached to the ISS, it also serves as a crew rescue vehicle and is kept permanently ready for emergency crew return to Earth.

The new-series spacecraft Progress MS and Soyuz MS were developed as a result of a radical upgrade of Progress M and Soyuz TMA spacecraft. The onboard command radio system Kvant-B was replaced with an integrated command and telemetry system with an additional telemetry channel. The new command radio link will make it possible to receive signals via relay satellites Luch-5, which will significantly increase the radio coverage zone for the spacecraft – up to 70% of an orbit. The spacecraft are equipped with an advanced onboard radio system for rendezvous and docking Kurs-NA. As compared with an earlier model, Kurs-A, it has improved mass and dimensions parameters and makes it possible to delete from the spacecraft hardware configuration one of the three radio antennas. Instead of the analog TV system Klyost, the spacecraft use a digital TV system, which makes it possible to maintain communications between the spacecraft and the station via a space-to-space RF link. Also included into the onboard equipment of the Soyuz MS and Progress MS series spacecraft to replace the equipment that is being phased out of production is a new Digital Backup Loop Control Unit developed by RSC Energia, an upgraded Rate Sensor Unit BDUS-3A and a LED headlight SFOK. Thanks to the use of new ground and onboard radio systems, it became possible to use state-of-the-art data transmission protocols, which resulted in improved operational stability of spacecraft control system. 

 Most of the engineering solutions incorporated into the design of Soyuz MS and Progress MS spacecraft will be used in the design of the new-generation Crew Transportation Spacecraft, which is currently under development at RSC Energia.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss48/photo_07-07.html
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: northenarc on 07/07/2016 03:12 pm
 A couple more videos with full screen of the upgraded 'SpaceX style' graphics.
https://youtu.be/XUu_lrDZhus
https://youtu.be/UNlglX8IiFo
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Lar on 07/07/2016 03:45 pm
Congrats to all involved!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: gwiz on 07/07/2016 04:27 pm
TLEs out for 41639, 41640

 88.707    181 x       239 x  51.71
 88.721    204 x       217 x  51.59

No idea what 41638 is...
Another piece of CZ-7 debris.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: virnin on 07/07/2016 04:53 pm
Apologies but I couldn't find a Discussion thread for this launch.

As the engines came up to full thrust, it seemed to me there was a bit more wobble than previous launches of Soyuz or Progress.  I haven't gone back to find all the recordings, however.  Could just be the camera angle.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: CyndyC on 07/07/2016 05:45 pm
I have a question too. Can anyone read between the lines of all the upgrade descriptions and see anything to indicate the ride back to earth and the landing were made to be "softer"? One would think that goal would have been one of the priorities. Terry Virts said that if Scott Kelly had not given the crew a description of the experience in advance, the others would have thought they were going to die.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: okan170 on 07/07/2016 06:09 pm
Apologies but I couldn't find a Discussion thread for this launch.

As the engines came up to full thrust, it seemed to me there was a bit more wobble than previous launches of Soyuz or Progress.  I haven't gone back to find all the recordings, however.  Could just be the camera angle.

Soyuz and Progress do seem to wobble a bit around when the engines reach full thrust.  I've started noticing it now that there are HD quality videos available.  Heres a good closeup of Progress 28M coming up to thrust (@5:31)
https://youtu.be/lN2GlOkByoE?t=5m31s
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/07/2016 06:20 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vUMbyaIfQY
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: asmi on 07/07/2016 07:12 pm
Apologies but I couldn't find a Discussion thread for this launch.

As the engines came up to full thrust, it seemed to me there was a bit more wobble than previous launches of Soyuz or Progress.  I haven't gone back to find all the recordings, however.  Could just be the camera angle.
This is probably a result of uneven thrust during engines' power ramp up as booster is not rigidly attached to anything right before liftoff.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 07/07/2016 07:34 pm
I have a question too. Can anyone read between the lines of all the upgrade descriptions and see anything to indicate the ride back to earth and the landing were made to be "softer"? One would think that goal would have been one of the priorities. Terry Virts said that if Scott Kelly had not given the crew a description of the experience in advance, the others would have thought they were going to die.


I don't understand your question. The modifications of MS version has absolutely no link to the landing softness.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: CyndyC on 07/07/2016 08:34 pm
I have a question too. Can anyone read between the lines of all the upgrade descriptions and see anything to indicate the ride back to earth and the landing were made to be "softer"? One would think that goal would have been one of the priorities. Terry Virts said that if Scott Kelly had not given the crew a description of the experience in advance, the others would have thought they were going to die.


I don't understand your question. The modifications of MS version has absolutely no link to the landing softness.

I didn't see a link, and if someone like you with more knowledge and insight doesn't see a link, then there probably isn't one, so that answers my question. Thank you  :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 07/07/2016 08:41 pm
You're welcomed ! :D
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Stan Black on 07/07/2016 08:46 pm
Chris Gebhardt's feature article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/russia-crew-upgraded-soyuz-ms-series/

You use Soyuz not Union, but write Federation instead of Federatsiya? Queue Blake’s 7 theme music!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Rocket Science on 07/07/2016 09:55 pm
Congrats on the launch and enjoy the ride uphill to ISS. Thanks for the great coverage team NSF! :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 07/07/2016 10:05 pm
Chris Gebhardt's feature article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/07/russia-crew-upgraded-soyuz-ms-series/
You use Soyuz not Union, but write Federation instead of Federatsiya? Queue Blake’s 7 theme music!

With the Chinese programme, launch vehicles are normally translated at "Long March" (I always use Changzheng) but satellites normally retain the Chinese name, not translated into English.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: catdlr on 07/07/2016 11:07 pm
Space Station Live: The New, Improved Soyuz Spacecraft

NASA Johnson

Published on Jul 7, 2016
The Russian Soyuz spacecraft that launched to the International Space Station July 6, U.S. time, is the first of the new model Soyuz MS-01 to fly in space. NASA Commentator Rob Navias explores the upgrades to the Soyuz in this conversation with Mark Bowman, the chief engineer in the Soyuz Branch of the NASA Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, who lays out the changes to the electrical power system, radio telemetry system, rendezvous system and approach and attitude control thruster systems (and more) that are designed to improve the vehicle’s performance and reliability.

https://youtu.be/vsdklArMnCU?t=001

https://youtu.be/vsdklArMnCU
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 07/08/2016 09:12 am
Congratulations to Roscosmos for the successful launch! Missed the launch as I got my time calculations wrong. :-( Here are some captures from the NASA Soyuz-MS upgrade video.

The new KURS system is 25 kg lighter and uses 24% less power. It uses a fixed phase array antenna, replacing a rotating antenna which had to be folded back prior to docking.

The new thruster configuration consists of 28 127 N thrusters, replacing the old system of 16 127 N and 12 29 N thrusters. There are now 8 aft facing thrusters instead of 4, providing 1016 N of thrust. This provides redundancy in case of a problem with the main engine.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 07/08/2016 01:12 pm
Many pictures here :

http://www.roscosmos.ru/22346/
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: flyright on 07/08/2016 04:20 pm
Not sure if this has been commented on but no dangling mascot visible in the descent module.

I wonder if we'll see an interview with the bear in a few days saying "No, I never did catch the measles" ;)

Can't find a replay of this portion of prelaunch, but a few minutes before launch Commander Ivanishin was doing his best to dislodge something overhead with the brace end of his pointer. It looked to me like the bear was clinging to his perch and refused to dangle.  :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: russianhalo117 on 07/08/2016 06:27 pm
LINK: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz-ms.html

Russia introduces Soyuz-MS

After nearly half a century of orbital missions, Russia's veteran transport spacecraft got another upgrade with the Soyuz-MS version (also know as Series 730). The first mission of the Soyuz MS spacecraft began on July 7, 2016. The spacecraft carried a crew of three to the International Space Station, ISS. Soyuz-MS will supercede the Soyuz-TMA-M variant (Series 700).

..... (Follow link to rest of article)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/08/2016 08:39 pm
Reminder:

Docking to the space station’s Rassvet module at 12:12 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 9.

NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 8. Hatches are scheduled to open about 2:50 a.m. Saturday, July 9, with NASA TV coverage starting at 2:30 a.m.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ChrisC on 07/08/2016 09:40 pm
Not sure if this has been commented on but no dangling mascot visible in the descent module.
I wonder if we'll see an interview with the bear in a few days saying "No, I never did catch the measles" ;)
Can't find a replay of this portion of prelaunch, but a few minutes before launch Commander Ivanishin was doing his best to dislodge something overhead with the brace end of his pointer. It looked to me like the bear was clinging to his perch and refused to dangle.  :)

I'm at a family reunion this week, and had the whole bunch gathered around the "TV" (big display with internet feed) to watch the launch.  I was disappointed that they didn't have the dangling mascot in view, as it's a great educational tool.  Oh well.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: ace5 on 07/08/2016 10:32 pm
According to Mark Bowman, the chief engineer in the Soyuz Branch of the NASA Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, the two small transceiver antennas AKR-VKA that were located at the aft boom of Soyuz TMA (position 16 in the picture) now are attached elsewhere in the new Soyuz MS-type spacecraft.
if the AO753A antenna is intended to replace the AKR-VKA-type ones, what is the reason to remove them from the boom, and attach them elsewhere?


Soyuz MS lacks the skirt-mounted DPO- thrusters: There are 28 'high power' thrusters instead of the earlier mix of low- and high- power featured by Soyuz TMA-M version. They didnt explain how fine-tune trim manouvers are accomplished. Soyuz TMA had small DPO-M for these precise movements.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Targeteer on 07/09/2016 12:33 am
A VERY early morning DPC means the crew has sleep shifted after a nap and is up and running for the docking.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: JimO on 07/09/2016 02:40 am
We had a nice visual outside Galveston, this morning, Soyuz was about ten minutes behind and very dim. I always love seeing the apparent displacement of the track through the sky, when it's actually ME being displaced by Earth's rotation in the several minutes between passes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:06 am
25 mins to NASA TV coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:27 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:31 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:31 am
Rob on the phone it seems.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:32 am
Luca is there!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:37 am
KURS has been tested and appears good.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:39 am
Impulse 4 burn.

2.2 miles.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:40 am
Tally ho.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:41 am
Tally ho from the ISS
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:42 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:43 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:44 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:45 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:49 am
Impulse 6.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:49 am
Flyaround next.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:51 am
Flyaround has begun.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:53 am
Really smooth.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:53 am
Stationkeeping.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:54 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:57 am
Final approach.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 03:58 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:01 am
100 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:01 am
50 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:02 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:03 am
25 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:04 am
10 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:05 am
Seemed to halt the approach for a moment! Lots of thrusters!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:05 am
Now coming in again.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:07 am
DOCKED!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2016 04:13 am
Hard mate:

If someone is around for hatch opening, a few shots of the new crew ingressing would be cool. I need my bed ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: yoichi on 07/09/2016 05:58 am
JAXA Official
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBc5IElSMZ4
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 06:35 am
Hatches are open.  Waiting for TV link to formally float into the ISS.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: John44 on 07/09/2016 06:38 am
Expedition 48-49 - Soyuz MS-01 Docking
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9911
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 06:49 am
Still no TV signal.  MCC-Moscow is calling station repeatedly.
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Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 06:50 am
Now getting exterior TV views.  And the ISS crew is responding to MCC-Moscow.  Telling everybody to go back in the vehicle before the PAO event.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 06:51 am
After confirming everybody is on the "correct" side of the hatch they are go to turn on the camera.  Now getting interior views.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 06:52 am
Confirming on space to ground 1.  (Sorry I can't screenshot).
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 06:53 am
Ready for (official) hatch opening.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 06:55 am
Station hatch opened.  Now the Soyuz MS-01 hatch is open. Official entry to ISS at 2:53 Eastern.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 07:05 am
Standard post docking VIP and family calls.  Try-lingual calls are always fun.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/09/2016 07:11 am
My congratulations :) ! Photos of docking from cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Artyom. on 07/09/2016 07:12 am
Press conference
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: dawei on 07/09/2016 07:19 am
PAO event over and NASA TV has signed off.  Congrats to all for a good launch and docking.  Best wishes for a great mission. 
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: John44 on 07/09/2016 08:02 am
Expedition 48-49 - Hatch Opening and Other Activities
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9912
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: baldusi on 07/09/2016 02:06 pm
Is it me or the new digital TV system that replaced the Klest-M now shows a much clear picture on the stream?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/10/2016 10:34 am
July 9, 2016 (JST)

Astronaut Onishi Starts the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition Mission

Astronaut Takuya Onishi, who arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) by the Soyuz spacecraft (47S/MS-01), has begun his long-duration stay as the 48th and 49th expedition crew member.  He will
remain onboard the ISS for about four months until returning to the ground on the Soyuz spacecraft (47S/MS-01) in Oct 2016.


Docking Date/Time:
at 1:06 p.m. on July 9 (Sat.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time)
at 7:06 a.m. on July 9 (Sat.), 2016 (Moscow Time)

Hatch Open Date/Time:
at 3:53 p.m. on July 9 (Sat.), 2016 (Japan Standard Time)
at 9:53 a.m. on July 9 (Sat.), 2016 (Moscow Time)


Reference link for further information:
http://iss.jaxa.jp/iss/jaxa_exp/onishi/


Comments by JAXA President as
Astronaut Takuya Onishi Commences his Long-Duration Mission on the ISS
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/07/20160709_expedition.html#president


URL:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2016/07/20160709_expedition.html

Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: jacqmans on 07/11/2016 11:22 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: koroljow on 11/06/2016 12:38 pm
Another one, what's its designation 7K-TMS?

11F732A48.



Someone reading my website http://www.raumfahrtkalender.de (http://www.raumfahrtkalender.de) asked me the question where the GRAU designation 11F732A48 comes from. Nicolas provided the information first, I think. But I have never seen a photo or a russion tender document with this designation mentioned. So I couldn't give a definite answer. The questioner hinted me to this photo (http://spaceflight101.com/soyuz-ms-01/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2016/06/2343474127.jpg (http://spaceflight101.com/soyuz-ms-01/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2016/06/2343474127.jpg)) from which I made the attached cutout enlargement. It's showing a detail of the first Soyuz-MS. You can read 11F732 and in the second row 83Yu7000A47-0. Without any knowledge about the secrets of russian serials I would think this makes a 11F732A47-0 ? Could someone of the TRUE experts (Nicolas, Anik, Stan...) provide some more insight?
Thank you all!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 11/06/2016 02:11 pm
Nicolas provided the information first, I think.

anik provided the information first ! :D

You can see it in several pictures, for example :

http://www.kosmonavtika.com/vaisseaux/mks/missions/mkseo48/photos/mks48-64.jpg   (Soyuz MS-01)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: koroljow on 11/06/2016 02:32 pm
Thank you, Nicolas. I couldn't find any hi-res photo. Should check my google skills. But the situation is now:
11F732A48 on the descent module, 11F732A47 on the orbital module (at least on it's insulation blankets). On the same vehicle. Still confused...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Stan Black on 11/06/2016 02:36 pm
Another one, what's its designation 7K-TMS?

11F732A48.



Someone reading my website http://www.raumfahrtkalender.de (http://www.raumfahrtkalender.de) asked me the question where the GRAU designation 11F732A48 comes from. Nicolas provided the information first, I think. But I have never seen a photo or a russion tender document with this designation mentioned. So I couldn't give a definite answer. The questioner hinted me to this photo (http://spaceflight101.com/soyuz-ms-01/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2016/06/2343474127.jpg (http://spaceflight101.com/soyuz-ms-01/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2016/06/2343474127.jpg)) from which I made the attached cutout enlargement. It's showing a detail of the first Soyuz-MS. You can read 11F732 and in the second row 83Yu7000A47-0. Without any knowledge about the secrets of russian serials I would think this makes a 11F732A47-0 ? Could someone of the TRUE experts (Nicolas, Anik, Stan...) provide some more insight?
Thank you all!

I think what this is, is a part that is common to both Soyuz-TMA and Soyuz-MS?

Possibly 83Ю7000 is connected to the docking system. Similar references can be found here:-
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=23735.msg677978#msg677978
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: koroljow on 11/06/2016 02:54 pm
I think what this is, is a part that is common to both Soyuz-TMA and Soyuz-MS?
That's my best explanation, too.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 11/06/2016 04:49 pm
I've already seen "11A52" on some parts of Block DM-SL, you know... :D
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz FG launch with Soyuz-MS-01 - July 7, 2016
Post by: russianhalo117 on 11/06/2016 07:05 pm
Another one, what's its designation 7K-TMS?

11F732A48.



Someone reading my website http://www.raumfahrtkalender.de (http://www.raumfahrtkalender.de) asked me the question where the GRAU designation 11F732A48 comes from. Nicolas provided the information first, I think. But I have never seen a photo or a russion tender document with this designation mentioned. So I couldn't give a definite answer. The questioner hinted me to this photo (http://spaceflight101.com/soyuz-ms-01/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2016/06/2343474127.jpg (http://spaceflight101.com/soyuz-ms-01/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2016/06/2343474127.jpg)) from which I made the attached cutout enlargement. It's showing a detail of the first Soyuz-MS. You can read 11F732 and in the second row 83Yu7000A47-0. Without any knowledge about the secrets of russian serials I would think this makes a 11F732A47-0 ? Could someone of the TRUE experts (Nicolas, Anik, Stan...) provide some more insight?
Thank you all!

I think what this is, is a part that is common to both Soyuz-TMA and Soyuz-MS?

Possibly 83Ю7000 is connected to the docking system. Similar references can be found here:-
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=23735.msg677978#msg677978
yes its the overall number for the docking system as a whole that includes the docking interface and KURS (They have they individual serials too on the actual parts).