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Title: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 06/03/2014 09:45 am
Soyuz TMA-14M mission patch

The Soyuz TMA-14M mission patch shows a porthole on the International Space Station, providing a view of the new spaceship coming in for docking. In the background, the rising sun announces dawn and a new expedition on the orbital research facility, expanding our knowledge and preparing for new destinations.
Designed by Luc van den Abeelen for the crew of Soyuz TMA-14M, scheduled for launch to the International Space Station on Sept. 25, 2014.

Copyright Roscosmos/Spacepatches.nl
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2013
Post by: jacqmans on 06/03/2014 09:46 am
Soyuz TMA-14M crew:

JSC2014-E-021429 (11 Dec. 2013) --- NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore (left), Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova, all Expedition 39 backup crew members, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a crew portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 06/03/2014 09:47 am
Roscosmos

 The preparation of the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M"

 31.05.2014 14:48

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in assembly and testing site 254 started the preparation of the next manned spacecraft to fly to the ISS. Manned transport spacecraft (WPK) "Soyuz TMA-14M" was delivered to the railway station Tura-Tam on May 26.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/20645/
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/03/2014 02:14 pm
Oh I do like that patch!
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 07/09/2014 06:42 pm

July 9, 2014

Next Space Station Crew to Participate in NASA TV Briefing, Media Interviews

The next crew to launch to the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore, will participate in a NASA Television news conference and media interviews Wednesday, July 16, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Wilmore, and cosmonauts Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), will launch to the space station Sept. 25 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft.

The news conference with the crew members will air live on NASA TV at 2 p.m. EDT, July 16. B-roll video of the crew’s training will air at 1:30 p.m. Reporters who wish to participate by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 1:45 p.m. Those following the briefing on social media may ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA.

After the news conference, interview opportunities with individual crew members will be available for media participating in person, by phone or online. To request credentials to attend in person, or to reserve an interview opportunity, media must contact Johnson's newsroom by 5 p.m. Monday, July 14.

Wilmore, Serova and Samokutyaev will serve as flight engineers for ISS Expedition 41 until November, at which time Wilmore will assume command of Expedition 42. The trio is scheduled to return to Earth in March 2015.

A captain in the U.S. Navy, Wilmore grew up in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee. During his tenure as a fleet naval officer and pilot, Wilmore completed four operational deployments, flying the A-7E and FA 18 aircraft. He has accumulated almost 7,000 flight hours and more than 600 carrier landings.

Wilmore joined NASA in 2000 and flew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis for STS-129 in November 2009. The mission delivered two Express Logistics Carriers and about 30,000 pounds of replacement parts to the space station. To date, Wilmore has 10 days, 19 hours and 16 minutes of spaceflight to his credit.

Expedition 41 crew members will share their flight experiences on Instagram. Those interested can follow along at:

http://instagram.com/iss

For Wilmore's full biography, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/tdaz79

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, its crews and research, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 08/18/2014 12:02 pm
The main and backup crews of 41/42 minutes long expedition to the ISS began exams.  In the main crew includes astronauts Roscosmos Alexander Samokutyayev , Elena Serova and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore .  As part of the backup crew - Roscosmos cosmonaut Gennady Padalka , Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2631
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 08/18/2014 12:19 pm
Baikonur check landing system "Soyuz TMA-14M"

08/18/2014 12:04

In the finishing room assembly and testing site 254 Baikonur cosmodrome, work is continuing with transport manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M." Today experts Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia" SP Korolev and FSUE TSENKI - Space Center "South" conduct inspections of landing ship, which is being tested in the course of work equipment descent control, providing maneuvering descent capsule. It is planned that by the end of the week "Soyuz TMA-14M" will come in a vacuum chamber for inspection for leaks.

Start a space rocket "Soyuz-FG" with transport manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M" is scheduled for September 26. On the ship, the crew starts 41/42 expedition to the ISS, which is to work on the International Space Station for about six months.

Trained to fly on the program are a crew consisting of Alexander Samokutyayev (Roscosmos), Elena Serova (Roscosmos), Barry Wilmore (NASA), Gennady Padalka (Roskosmos), Mikhail Kornienko (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA).

http://www.federalspace.ru/20847/
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 08/19/2014 12:18 pm
Russian members of the primary and backup crews 41/42 expedition to the ISS successfully qualified for space flight

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2635 (in Russian)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 08/22/2014 07:40 am
Manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M" ready to test for leaks

http://www.federalspace.ru/20861/

08/21/2014 16:54

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome, work is continuing to prepare for the launch of manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M."

Today in the finishing room assembly and testing site 254 Baikonur cosmodrome specialists Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia" SP Korolev and FSUE TSENKI - Space Center "South" had a discharge from the spacecraft stand, its transportation to the hall of entrance control and load in the car.

Tomorrow morning, the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M" will be transported to a vacuum chamber, where in a few days it will be checking for leaks.

Start a space rocket "Soyuz-FG" with transport manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M" is scheduled for September 26. On the ship, the crew should start 41/42 expedition to the ISS, which is to work on the International Space Station for about six months.

Training for space flight for this program are a crew consisting of Alexander Samokutyayev (Roscosmos), Elena Serova (Roscosmos), Barry Wilmore (NASA), Gennady Padalka (Roskosmos), Mikhail Kornienko (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA).
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 08/22/2014 11:18 am
August 21, 2014


The main and backup crews of 41/42 minutes long expedition to the ISS continue to take the exams. Then, cosmonauts and astronauts begin to comprehensive exam training, which will sum up the training of crews in the Star City.

Today Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev and Elena Serova passed the exam simulator TC-18. This simulator is located on the base of centrifuge CF-18 is designed for practicing skills descent control ship from orbit in manual mode in case of failure of automation, controlling the return of the capsule with the astronauts to Earth. In this situation, the crew must be ready for urgent action. Also, before the astronauts on the exam task was to "land" as close as possible to the estimated landing point and experience with minimal congestion. At the conclusion of the examination committee, astronauts have demonstrated excellent professional skills in performing manual controlled descent.

August 20 such tests were successful Russian members of the backup crew of the ISS-41/42 The Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko.

Tomorrow cosmonauts and astronauts are coming exam training manual on the approximation of the WPK "Soyuz TMA-M" and the ISS.

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2640
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: robertross on 08/22/2014 11:05 pm
August 21, 2014


The main and backup crews of 41/42 minutes long expedition to the ISS continue to take the exams. Then, cosmonauts and astronauts begin to comprehensive exam training, which will sum up the training of crews in the Star City.

Today Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev and Elena Serova passed the exam simulator TC-18. This simulator is located on the base of centrifuge CF-18 is designed for practicing skills descent control ship from orbit in manual mode in case of failure of automation, controlling the return of the capsule with the astronauts to Earth. In this situation, the crew must be ready for urgent action. Also, before the astronauts on the exam task was to "land" as close as possible to the estimated landing point and experience with minimal congestion. At the conclusion of the examination committee, astronauts have demonstrated excellent professional skills in performing manual controlled descent.

August 20 such tests were successful Russian members of the backup crew of the ISS-41/42 The Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko.

Tomorrow cosmonauts and astronauts are coming exam training manual on the approximation of the WPK "Soyuz TMA-M" and the ISS.

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2640

Elena Serova has an interesting Vulcan 'eyelash thing' going on...  ;)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 08/26/2014 07:32 am
Participants of the main (Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev , Elena Serova and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore ) and backup (Roscosmos cosmonaut Gennady Padalka , Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly ) ISS-41/42 successfully passed a series of examinations on simulators manned transport spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M"
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Satori on 08/26/2014 12:37 pm
At Baikonur continue the preparations for the launch of Soyuz TMA-14M: http://www.roscosmos.ru/20871/ (in Russian)

Photos from Roscosmos facebook
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 08/29/2014 12:19 pm
Accreditation is open to complex exam training ISS-41/42

 29/08/2014 12:18

 September 25, 2014 scheduled launch manned spacecraft (WPK) "Soyuz TMA-14M" with a crew of astronauts Roscosmos Samokutyaeva Alexander and Elena Serova, NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore.

 Media representatives are invited to complete the exam training, which will be held September 3 and 4 2014.  Before the start of the examination day scheduled a briefing for journalists with the crews.

 Starting training in 8 hours and 20 minutes.  Gathering of media representatives at the central CAT Star City 3 and 4 September at 07:45.

 Accreditation for the event holds a press office Yu.A.  Gagarin .: by phone +7 (495) 526-53-41, +7 (495) 526-53-51 or e-mail [email protected]  Application deadline is 13:00 on September 2.  The application must specify the name  representatives of the media, the number and the model name.

 September 3 training will be held back-up crew of the ISS-41/42 (G. Padalka, Kornienko, S. Kelly) - simulator manned transport spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-M", the main (A. Samokutyayev, E. Serov, B. Willmore ) will train on the Russian segment of the ISS (ISS RS).

 Will be held on September 4 basic training of ISS-41/42 on the simulator manned transport spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-M", the backup crew - on the Russian segment of the ISS (ISS RS).

http://www.federalspace.ru/20880/
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 08/29/2014 12:32 pm
Photos from Roscosmos facebook
Sorry, but it is old photos (Soyuz TMA-02M) :) .
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 08/30/2014 04:20 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZbyiDOoFKk
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 08/30/2014 09:05 am
ISS-41/42 passed the "test test" on the knowledge of the Russian segment of the International Space Station


 August 29, 2014

 Ahead of the ISS-41/42 The comprehensive exam training.  Before proceeding to their surrender, cosmonauts and astronauts need to be trained "typical flight day."  This is a "mock exam" in terms of which the crews and spend a full working day in the simulator of the Russian segment of the International Space Station with possible normal and abnormal situations.

 August 28 "typical flight day" was the main crew 41/42 minutes long expedition to the ISS.  Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev and Elena Serova , NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore completed a planned program of training, during which encountered several non-standard situations.

http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2649
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 08/30/2014 09:07 am
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 09/03/2014 07:28 am

September 2, 2014


NASA Astronaut Butch Wilmore Available for Interviews Before His Space Station Mission


NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, who is making final preparations for his launch this month to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 8.

Wilmore will participate live from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The interviews will be preceded at 5:30 a.m. by a video highlighting his mission training and previous spaceflight.

To schedule an interview time, reporters should contact Seth Marcantel at 281-792-7515 no later than 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5.

Wilmore hails from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and earned degrees from Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee. He is a captain in the U.S. Navy and has accumulated almost 7,000 flight hours and 663 carrier landings in tactical jet aircraft. He was selected as an astronaut in 2000 and piloted space shuttle Atlantis during the STS-129 mission in November 2009. The 10-day mission delivered 30,000 pounds of replacement parts and supplies to the space station.

Wilmore's crew mates are cosmonauts Alexander Samoukutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The three will launch to the station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Sept. 25 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. At the space station, they will join Expedition 41 astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and cosmonaut Maxim Suraev of Roscosmos, who launched to the station in May 2014.

The crew will continue supporting several hundred experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science currently under way and scheduled to take place aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Wilmore will assume command of Expedition 42 in November when Expedition 41 returns home. He is scheduled to return to Earth with Samoukutyaev and Serova in March 2015.

Media participating in the live shots must tune to NTV-3. Satellite tuning information is available at:

http://go.nasa.gov/1pOWUhR

For more information on NASA TV coverage, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Wilmore's biography is available at:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/wilmore-be.html

Follow Wilmore and all the space station crew members on Instagram:

http://instagram.com/iss

Follow other NASA astronauts via Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts

For information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Lewis007 on 09/04/2014 10:27 am
On September 3, the ISS-41/42 prime and back-up crews had their first day of the final exams. The back-up crew started first, dressed in Sokol suits, in the Soyuz simulator, where they faced a number of problems they had to cope with.

The prime crew, meanwhile, had their exam session in the mock-up of the Russian section of the ISS. They faced a number of other difficulties they had to solve.
Both crews earned a perfect score.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUcvcAt1FlA


See for info (in Russian) & pics:
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2654
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2656
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Satori on 09/04/2014 03:27 pm
Second day of the final exams: http://www.roscosmos.ru/20897/ (in Russian)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Satori on 09/04/2014 03:30 pm
First day of final exams: http://www.roscosmos.ru/20892/ (in Russian)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/04/2014 03:41 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys9ciDf2WXU
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/04/2014 06:32 pm
Expedition 41/ 42 - Qualification Training Simulation Runs at Star City Russia
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9051
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/05/2014 07:24 pm
Expedition 41/42 - Crew News Conference at Star City, Russia and Ceremonial Visit to Red Square in Moscow
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9054
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/10/2014 12:28 pm
"Gagarin's Start" began to prepare for the upcoming launch of a manned flight

http://www.federalspace.ru/20908/ (in Russian)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/10/2014 07:51 pm
Does that baby blue (oxygen?) filling station take credit cards or is it cash only :)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/12/2014 04:09 pm
Soyuz TMA-14M prime and back-up crews arrive at Baikonur.

http://www.federalspace.ru/20916/  (in Russian)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/12/2014 06:01 pm
Expedition 41/42 - Crew Departure from Star City, Russia for Baikonur, Kazakhstan
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9065
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Satori on 09/12/2014 06:14 pm
September 12, 2014

Soyuz TMA-14M primary and backup crews arrived to the Baikonur launch site

Primary (Aleksandr Mikhailovich Samokutyaev (Roscosmos, Russia), Elena Olegovna Serova (Roscosmos, Russia) and Barry Eugene Wilmore (NASA, USA)) and backup (Gennady Ivanovich Padalka (Roscosmos, Russia), Mikhail Borisovich Kornienko (Roscosmos, Russia) and Scott Joseph Kelly (NASA, USA)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-14M transportation spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site.
At the airport they were met by members of the State Commission and Technical Management.

Commanders of the crews reported on their readiness for pre-flight training and Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft acceptance.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss41/photo_09-12.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/13/2014 03:28 pm
Soyuz TMA-14M crews initiated a final training phase

The prime and backup crews for the ISS-41/42 initiated a final training phase in the processing facility.

Aleksandr Samokutyaev (Roscosmos, Russia), Elena Serova (Roscosmos, Russia), Barry Wilmore (NASA, USA), Gennady Padalka (Roscosmos, Russia), Mikhail Kornienko (Roscosmos, Russia), Scott Kelly (NASA, USA) had training sessions onboard the spacecraft, with laser rangers and satellite phone, acquainted with the onboard documentation and the content of cargoes launched and also made a fitting of the Sokol-KB space suits and individual liners.

Today a meeting of Technical Management was held where a decision to fill the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss41/photo_09-13.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Satori on 09/13/2014 06:22 pm
First day of final training at Baikonur: http://www.roscosmos.ru/20918/
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 09/14/2014 09:54 am
What is this strange thing behind the cosmonauts, on the test stand ?
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/14/2014 10:24 am
Traditional flag raising ceremony.

http://www.federalspace.ru/20919/ (in Russian)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Nicolas PILLET on 09/14/2014 10:56 am
Traditional flag raising ceremony.

With TVRoscosmos' Natalya Burtseva joining the picture ! :-D
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: anik on 09/14/2014 11:32 am
What is this strange thing behind the cosmonauts, on the test stand?

A support that was used for checkout of EgyptSat-2 satellite.
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Prober on 09/14/2014 12:09 pm
The backup crews are more interesting.  Have we seen these faces before?
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/15/2014 01:14 pm
Fuelled SC Soyuz TMA-14M was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-14M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Soyuz TMA-14M transport manned vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss41/photo_09-15.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/16/2014 12:47 pm
A transfer compartment was docked with SC Soyuz TMA-14M

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-14M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

A transfer compartment was docked with Soyuz TMA-14M transport manned vehicle in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss41/photo_09-16.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/17/2014 05:01 am
Hmm, the Russians are putting advertisements on the Soyuz rocket again. This time they are promoting the 16th FINA swimming World Championships, to be held in Kazan in 2015. A cylinder carrying water from the Kazanka river (which flows through the city) will also fly to the ISS as a souvenir.  :P

http://www.federalspace.ru/20924/ (http://www.federalspace.ru/20924/)

Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Lewis007 on 09/17/2014 09:31 am
Crew profile video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovD2HZ_H4IU&list=UUmheCYT4HlbFi943lpH009Q
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/17/2014 11:25 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD1CBcFYloc&feature=youtu.be&a
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Lewis007 on 09/18/2014 07:01 am
Video of crew prelaunch activities (Baikonur arrival, fit check #1, flag raising ceremony,  and press day).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2pRE1TX4Y0&list=UULA_DiR1FfKNvjuUpBHmylQ

(last edit: changed to longer video available on NASA YouTube vs. ReelNASA)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Satori on 09/18/2014 10:55 am
September 18, 2014

Designers inspection of SC Soyuz TMA-14M and payload shroud roll were performed

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-14M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft was completed.

Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft was performed.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss41/photo_09-18.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Satori on 09/18/2014 10:57 am
'Open Day' for the media... http://www.roscosmos.ru/20930/ (in Russian)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/18/2014 01:48 pm
Expedition 41/42 - Crew Activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9073
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 09/18/2014 04:50 pm

September 18, 2014

NASA Television Coverage Set for Next Space Station Crew Launch

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the Sept. 25 launch from Kazakhstan of three crew members of Expedition 41/42, as they begin their planned six-hour journey to the International Space Station. NASA Television coverage will start at 3:30 p.m. EDT and will include video of the pre-launch activities leading up to spacecraft boarding.

Barry "Butch" Wilmore of NASA and Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 (2:25 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Baikonur).

Serova will become the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first Russian woman to live and work on the station.

Wilmore and Serova are flight engineers, and Samokutyaev commands the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft, which will rendezvous with the space station and dock after four orbits of the Earth. Docking to the Poisk module of the Russian segment of the station will take place at 10:16 p.m. NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 9:45 p.m.

Around 11:55 p.m., hatches between the Soyuz and the station will be opened. Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev of Roscosmos, as well as Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, will greet Wilmore, Samokutyaev and Serova. Hatch opening coverage begins on NASA TV at 11:30 p.m.

Wilmore, Samokutyaev and Serova will remain aboard the station until mid-March 2015. Suraev, Wiseman and Gerst, who have been aboard since May 29, will return to Earth in early November, leaving Wilmore as the commander of Expedition 42.

For the full schedule of pre-launch, launch and docking coverage, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For b-roll and other media resources, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Follow the space station crew members on Instagram:

http://instagram.com/iss

Follow NASA astronauts via Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/19/2014 04:56 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgYjhNmNW20
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/22/2014 12:26 pm
Mission assembly "Soyuz - FG" with the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA - 14M" completed on Baikonur.

http://www.federalspace.ru/20942/ (In Russian)

Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/22/2014 02:16 pm
Meetings of the Technical management and State commission were held

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-14M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Meetings of the Technical management and State commission were held. A decision on rollout of the launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-14M transport manned spacecraft to the launch facility and its preparation for launch planned for September 26, 2014 was adopted.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss41/photo_09-22_2.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/23/2014 07:57 am
Space rocket "Soyuz-FG" with the spacecraft "Soyuz TM-14M" is installed on launch pad.

http://www.federalspace.ru/20944/ (In Russian)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/23/2014 10:58 am
Detailed rendezvous information now available from MCC-M: http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/sojuztma_14m/start.htm (http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/sojuztma_14m/start.htm)

Planned liftoff time: 20:25:00 UTC on September 25
Planned docking time: 02:16:13 UTC +- 3 minutes on September 26

Also if you are looking for photos of the crew and S/C activities at Baikonur, check out https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/sets/72157647892122812/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/sets/72157647892122812/) and https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/sets/72157634907525620/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/sets/72157634907525620/).  ;)
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Lewis007 on 09/23/2014 11:44 am
Video of launch preps, part II (Soyuz encapsulation, crew fit check II, visit rocket hall, visit Baikonur space museum, rocket integration).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RajMklyfGpQ&list=UULA_DiR1FfKNvjuUpBHmylQ
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/23/2014 12:57 pm
Roscosmos video of the roll-out - https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1497185463869469.
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/23/2014 01:31 pm
And from TV-Roscosmos on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjIVrfVjZ-0
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/23/2014 08:24 pm
Expedition 41/42 - Crew Activities and Soyuz TMA-14M Spacecraft Encapsulation at the Baikonur Cosmodrome
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9091

Expedition 41/42 - Soyuz TMA-14M Spacecraft Rollout to the Launch Pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9095
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/24/2014 02:20 pm
GO Lena, GO  8) !

On the first photo: Mark and Elena Serovy, Natalya Burtseva (TV Roscosmos).

2: T-shirt - Go Lena, Go  :D !
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: input~2 on 09/24/2014 02:51 pm
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Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 09/24/2014 04:23 pm
September 24, 2014
 The State Commission meeting

The State Commission held its meeting at Baikonur launch site where the primary and backup crews for Soyuz TMA-14M were approved and the readiness of the space launcher system was confirmed.

Prime crew: Aleksandr Mikhailovich Samokutyaev (Roscosmos, Russia), Soyuz TMA-14M Commander; Elena Olegovna Serova (Roscosmos, Russia), Soyuz TMA-14M Flight Engineer-1; Barry Eugene Wilmore (NASA, USA), Soyuz TMA-14M Flight Engineer-2.

Backup crew: Gennady Ivanovich Padalka (Roscosmos, Russia), Soyuz TMA-14M Commander; Mikhail Borisovich Kornienko (Roscosmos, Russia), Soyuz TMA-14M Flight Engineer-1; Scott Joseph Kelly (NASA, USA), Soyuz TMA-14M Flight Engineer-2.

The members of the primary and backup crews reported their readiness for the mission.

The launch of the Soyuz-FG integrated launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft to the ISS Orbital Complex is planned for September 26, 2014 at 0:25 a.m. Moscow time.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss41/photo_09-24.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 09/24/2014 04:27 pm
http://www.federalspace.ru/20953/
Title: Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/24/2014 07:05 pm
Expedition 41/42 - Pre-Launch Crew News Conference in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9097
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 10:35 am
Moved for live coverage!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 11:24 am
Article for the launch:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/soyuz-tma-14m-fast-trip-iss/
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Fuji on 09/25/2014 12:51 pm
Soyuz TMA-14M has another passengers, fishnauts for JAXA's experiment  ;)

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Eighteen zebrafish are launched, and the 1.5 month experiment is started using the Aquatic Habitat (twelve zebrafish). Fourteen zebrafish will be chemically fixed. Four zebrafish will be returned alive to ground.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/65.html
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/25/2014 03:12 pm
The ISS-41/42 crew is moving to the operations and checkout building 254 for the procedure of dressing of space suits.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 07:20 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 07:23 pm
leakcheck
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 07:25 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 07:30 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 07:33 pm
elevator comming down
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/25/2014 07:35 pm
NASA TV coverage has started a few minutes ago.  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 07:36 pm
US Navy captain Butch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 07:46 pm
the 2 russian cosmonauts
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 07:49 pm
it's a bunny this time!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 07:52 pm
gantry arms comming down
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 07:54 pm
30 mins to launch!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/25/2014 07:57 pm
Apparently it should be pretty cloudy at Baikonur right now.  ::)

it's a bunny this time!

One of the 3 mascots from this year's Winter Olympics, apparently.  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:07 pm
I do like the guy with the voiceover of the astro bios.

Makes me think he looks like this: ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:09 pm
Coming up on T-15 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:09 pm
Rob Navias is there.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:09 pm
Gerst and Suff are there.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:10 pm
Apparently lots of people there with the "Go Lena Go" t-shirts.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:11 pm
MCC-M
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:12 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:17 pm
Previewing spacewalks. Looks like a rare look at some GoPro footage there.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:19 pm
T-6 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:20 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:21 pm
Engines ready, tanks into press.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:21 pm
Engines into purge.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:22 pm
T-3 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:23 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/25/2014 08:24 pm
Go Lena Go! :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/25/2014 08:25 pm
Lift off!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 08:27 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/25/2014 08:27 pm
LES tower jettison.
Staging - onto the core stage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/25/2014 08:27 pm
Booster sep.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:28 pm
Well NASA TV died for everyone it looks like.

Staging.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 08:29 pm
go lena go
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:29 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/25/2014 08:29 pm
Willmore holds manual descend controller in his hands
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:29 pm
Well done Bastro!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: A12 on 09/25/2014 08:29 pm
Booster sep.

Korolev cross has been visible for a split second !
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/25/2014 08:30 pm
2-3 staging.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:30 pm
Big bump for 2-3 staging.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: DwightM on 09/25/2014 08:30 pm
I always like it when we get these good views inside during booster sep - can really see them bounce.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:31 pm
Crew seem nice and relaxed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/25/2014 08:33 pm
T+7m30s all is fine, crew is waving.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/25/2014 08:34 pm
MECO! In Orbit!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:34 pm
MECO! Huge bump! Seemed to surprise the crew!

And separation!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:35 pm
Lena found it funny!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:35 pm
ISS saw the launch and sent a message.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/25/2014 08:35 pm
ISS crew reported that they've seen the launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: bastro on 09/25/2014 08:35 pm
What a difference between tv tsenki and nasa tv with the quality from inside the soyuz.
But we got them both.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Hog on 09/25/2014 08:35 pm
Glad to see another Soyuz success.   Go HSF.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: DwightM on 09/25/2014 08:37 pm
Reid Wiseman ' "Woo hoo!  Houston that looked like a good ride.  We got to see about the first 30 seconds and then lost the Soyuz behind the Dragon, but we are happy to be watching NASATV and see you guys safely in orbit and we'll have dinner waitn for 'em."

There's your SpaceX reference ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/25/2014 08:40 pm
Expedition 41/42 Soyuz TMA-14M - Pre-launch Activities
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9099
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/25/2014 08:41 pm
Oh good job again from those at Samara working with the Soyuz rocket! I usually don't feel too anxious for the good old 3 stages to work - such is not the case with the F9 (or even the Atlas V!) when people are flying on them in 2-3 years time.  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:41 pm
First view from the Soyuz computer display.

Antennas deployed.

Six hours to the ISS!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 08:41 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/25/2014 08:46 pm
Just after first motion, from the replays.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/25/2014 08:51 pm
Expedition 41/42 Soyuz TMA-14M - Launch
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9100
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: eric z on 09/25/2014 08:57 pm
Thanks for the fun! This is the first launch I've missed taping or burning in decades; felt liberated and shamed at the same time! Watching on the computer and on roku was awful- give me back my cable company!
    Good luck to the crew and looking forward to following their "Progress" thru the great NSF site. :-[
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 09:05 pm
Houston asked the crew during the DPC to unload Butch's clothes from the Dragon so he would have them when he arrived.  Reid reported "he was wearing Butch's pant and they fit fine."  After a long pause, CAPCOM said any further questions were probably inappropriate on the subject :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/25/2014 09:06 pm
Expedition 41/42 Soyuz TMA-14M - Launch Replays
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9101
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jacqmans on 09/25/2014 09:27 pm

September 25, 2014

New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research
   
Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:25 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 25 (2:25 a.m. on Sept. 26 in Baikonur).

The Soyuz capsule carrying Barry “Butch” Wilmore of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) is scheduled to dock with the space station about six hours after launch at 10:16 p.m.

NASA Television coverage of docking will begin at 9 p.m. Hatches are scheduled to open at about 11:50 p.m., with NASA TV coverage starting at 11 p.m.

The arrival of Wilmore, Samokutyaev and Serova returns the station's crew complement to six. The three will join Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev of Roscosmos, Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency. They have been aboard the complex since May.

Suraev, Wiseman and Gerst will return home in November. At that time, Wilmore will become commander of the station for Expedition 42. Wilmore, Samokutyaev and Serova will return to Earth in March 2015.

The crew members will be working off the Earth, for the Earth, conducting hundreds of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations during their six-month sojourn on the orbiting laboratory. This research includes seedling growth, observation of meteors entering Earth's atmosphere and studies of animal biology and bone and muscle physiology.

One new study, the Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) 19, will focus on the growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings in microgravity. A. thaliana is a small flowering plant related to cabbage. Researchers hope to gain a better understanding of how the growth responses of plants alter in microgravity. The seedlings will be preserved and returned to the ground for evaluation. BRIC helps to maximize research and minimize space and crew time. The hardware also adds to the collective body of knowledge about basic plant growth phenomena and may help improve growth and biomass production to benefit farming practices on Earth.

Another new space station investigation is the Meteor Composition Determination (Meteor). Meteor will enable the first space-based scientific investigation of meteors as they enter Earth's atmosphere. Meteor uses high-resolution video and image analysis of the atmosphere to ascertain the physical and chemical properties of meteoroid dust, such as size, density and chemical composition. Because scientists can usually identify the parent comets or asteroids for most meteor showers, the study of the meteoroid dust from the space station provides information about the parent comets and asteroids. Investigating the elemental composition of meteors adds to our understanding of how the planets developed, and continuous measurement of meteor interactions with Earth's atmosphere could spot previously unforeseen meteor showers.

Effects of Gravity on Maintenance of Muscle Mass in Zebrafish (Zebrafish Muscle) is an investigation that will observe the effects of microgravity on the zebrafish, Danio rerio, a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family. The goal of the study is to determine whether zebrafish muscles weaken in microgravity similarly to human muscles and, if so, isolate the cause. Results from the Zebrafish Muscle investigation may help identify molecular changes involved in the deterioration of muscles exposed to microgravity. This data can help scientists develop new treatments for weakened muscles. The findings could potentially benefit patients on extended bed rest or with limited mobility. In addition, this information would aid researchers in developing countermeasures for muscle weakness in astronauts living in microgravity during extended missions.

The new crew members will perform additional experiments that cover human research, biological and physical sciences, technology development and Earth observations, as well as engage in educational activities. The crew will conduct one Russian and as many as three U.S. spacewalks. They will greet two Russian Progress spacecraft resupply flights, the third commercial resupply flight of Orbital Science's Cygnus spacecraft and the fifth and sixth flights of SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft.

The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and makes research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. The space station has had continuous human occupation since November 2000. In that time, it has received more than 200 visitors and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Follow the crew members on Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/nasa_astronauts

http://www.twitter.com/astro_reid

http://www.twitter.com/Astro_Alex

http://www.twitter.com/Msuraev

To follow activities on orbit, visit the space station Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/ISS
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/25/2014 09:29 pm
Reid Wiseman ' "Woo hoo!  Houston that looked like a good ride.  We got to see about the first 30 seconds and then lost the Soyuz behind the Dragon, but we are happy to be watching NASATV and see you guys safely in orbit and we'll have dinner waitn for 'em."

Will anybody tweet a photo, or didn't they get any?

Is this the first quick-rendezvous [i.e. small separation at launch] at night when launch images are possible, or was there some earlier Soyuz launch imaged from ISS that I missed [slaps head sharply]? I'd like to compare with Gerst's serendipitous views of the Plesetsk Soyuz-Glonass in June.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Space Pete on 09/25/2014 09:46 pm
According to reports on Twitter, one of the solar arrays has not deployed. Apparently no impact to fast-rendezvous & docking.

Efforts to deploy it are ongoing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 09:53 pm
There did seem to be a lot of discussions between the crew and and ground controllers just before the signal was lost which had me wondering if something was up...  ISS is approaching Russian ground station coverage so Soyuz (which has yet to appear on the display) shouldn't be far behind.  We'll see if there's any update on the ISS streaming feed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: TJL on 09/25/2014 10:00 pm
Has a crew member ever declined the "blessing" of the Russian priest before?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 10:01 pm
Moscow is talking to someone on VHF.  Initially they said ISS but translations have stopped.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 10:04 pm
They are talking to the Soyuz because Moscow also called ISS separately on SG1.  Still no translations of the VHF traffic.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 10:07 pm
Any Russian speakers who can translate the VHF comms?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 10:11 pm
Moscow reported to ISS that everything is going normally
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 10:13 pm
There is constant VHF traffic which sounds like checklist steps being given and read back after completion
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 10:14 pm
ISS is about to depart ground station coverage so Soyuz can't be far behind
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 10:15 pm
translation of burn data being sent or received...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 10:21 pm
the audio feed has gone silent with ISS well out of ground station coverage meaning Soyuz may be as well
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/25/2014 11:22 pm
Not much from NASA, but clearly they are ok:

Upon reaching its preliminary orbit following a flawless launch, only one of two power-producing solar arrays on the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft deployed. Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Flight Engineers Barry Wilmore and Elena Serova are in no danger as they prepare for docking to the space-facing Poisk module of the International Space Station at 10:15 p.m. EDT
The crew aboard the Soyuz and Russian flight controllers discussed the status of the spacecraft which is otherwise in perfect shape. Russian engineers believe the Soyuz can reach the International Space Station for a nominal docking later today as they continue to review data and troubleshoot the issue with the port array.
Two rendezvous burns of the Soyuz engine to fine-tune its path to the station have been conducted normally.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 11:27 pm
ISS is approaching Russian ground station coverage and Soyuz is still missing from the display.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 11:28 pm
sounds like Moscow called on VHF
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 11:33 pm
Moscow instructing Max to prepare to photograph Soyuz due to non-deployed array
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 11:36 pm
Moscow discussion on PAO coverage of arrival is clobbering the VHF comm
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/25/2014 11:44 pm
CAPCOM passed word to Reid that Soyuz arrival is on time and the solar array non-deployment.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: jcm on 09/25/2014 11:47 pm
The first TLEs on Space-Track have a bad inclination (52.1 deg  instead of 51.6) - but I strongly lean toward the idea that the Space-Track data is bad here, they are rushing to get out an earlier elset than normal.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/26/2014 12:41 am
The first TLEs on Space-Track have a bad inclination (52.1 deg  instead of 51.6) - but I strongly lean toward the idea that the Space-Track data is bad here, they are rushing to get out an earlier elset than normal.
These are post-insertion orbital parameters as provided by MCC-M:
Quote
минимальная высота над поверхностью Земли – 201,25 километра;
максимальная высота над поверхностью Земли – 257,33 километра;
период обращения – 88,79 минуты;
наклонение орбиты – 51,65 градуса.
Perigee - 201.25 km
Apogee - 257.33 km
Period - 88.79 min
Inclination - 51.65°

Apogee is a bit too high - I seem to remember nominal value is supposed to be 220±20 km.(nwm - anik corrected me)

There was a mission in a past with the same failure - Soyuz T-9, and ballistics specialists had to recalculate rendezvous profile in order to reach Salyut-7 station (since not-extended panel changes spacecraft's moments of inertia), but by the looks of it modern Soyuz attitude control computer is smart enough to take care of this without external assistance.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 12:46 am
Soyuz is in contact with Moscow and reports everything is going well.  Kurs testing is ongoing.  All crew have ingressed the habitation compartment.  Burn went as planned.  Comm is choppy with interference.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: anik on 09/26/2014 12:47 am
I seem to remember nominal value is supposed to be 220±20 km

242±42.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 12:50 am
I seem to remember nominal value is supposed to be 220±20 km

242±42.

An 84km spread on orbit insertion is acceptable?  Hard to believe the Soyuz has that much prop to spare to make up the difference.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 12:52 am
Moscow is talking to the Soyuz on SG2 so it's close enough to allow relay through the ISS. Comm is still almost unusable.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 12:56 am
From the Soyuz, the port wing is missing.  Comm is still choppy
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/26/2014 12:57 am
An 84km spread on orbit insertion is acceptable?  Wow...
As I understand this is a window which Soyuz can correct for using it's own propulsion, and still be able to perform 4-orbits rendezvous.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:02 am
ISS is approaching Russian ground stations again so comm is switching back to VHF
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/26/2014 01:04 am

Will anybody tweet a photo, or didn't they get any?

Is this the first quick-rendezvous [i.e. small separation at launch] at night when launch images are possible, or was there some earlier Soyuz launch imaged from ISS that I missed [slaps head sharply]? I'd like to compare with Gerst's serendipitous views of the Plesetsk Soyuz-Glonass in June.
Definitely not a first one. Here is what I've managed to google:
http://www.space.com/25201-soyuz-launch-photos-expedition-39.html
http://www.universetoday.com/101098/space-station-crew-captures-soyuz-launch-as-seen-from-orbit/
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=43688
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:04 am
The comm link through ISS is almost unusable
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:05 am
range 91km rate 80 meters
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:10 am
range 73, rate 74
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:17 am
range 54 no rate provided
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: northenarc on 09/26/2014 01:18 am
From the Soyuz, the port wing is missing.  Comm is still choppy
Not deployed or actually missing? I'll consider that imperfect translation and presume not deployed for the moment.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:19 am
range 35, rate 51
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:20 am
Kurs set 1, no warnings displayed
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:20 am
ISS about to come out of ZOE
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:21 am
range 30 rate 45
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:23 am
Russian segment opening window 9 to perform solar array photography
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:24 am
range 22 rate -36
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:25 am
NASA TV coverage in 20 mins.

You're doing amazing work here Targeteer!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:26 am
seeing the target pretty much centered,  range 19 rate 22
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:29 am
range 14 rate 24
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:31 am
range 11 rate -21
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:35 am
range 6km rate 15
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:37 am
range 5 rate 14,  HDEV is providing a beautiful view of the Russian segment looking into the direction of flight--the wrong way to see Soyuz :(
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:40 am
Woo hoo, cool, we are seeing the station--after a maneuver
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:40 am
NASA TV coverage in 5 minutes
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:41 am
Here we go!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:41 am
range 2.7 rate 6.7
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:42 am
HDEV now looking back, still no Soyuz...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Tomness on 09/26/2014 01:43 am
range 5 rate 14,  HDEV is providing a beautiful view of the Russian segment looking into the direction of flight--the wrong way to see Soyuz :(
I concur, it looks awesome, the Live ISS Stream is like Red flash every second with its feed :( it might give me a seizure :(
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:43 am
range 2.0 rate 6 with target centered  Flight engineers are doing good and sitting tight. I swear I heard someone yawn...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:44 am
range 1.5 rate -6
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:45 am
Moscow is getting video but the SSC in the Russian segment is not.  Soyuz is station keeping
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:46 am
range 1100m rate 32
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: robertross on 09/26/2014 01:47 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:47 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:47 am
Arrays on the Station are ok! ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:48 am
Brandi's turned her mic off ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:48 am
Soyuz in view of station cameras but the arrays aren't visible yet
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:50 am
Coming up on the flyaround.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:50 am
Good news for the new arrivals, US crew is go to use the bathroom again after a reconfiguration.  The non-deployed array was visible for a second
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:50 am
A nice little spin to get in line.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 01:51 am
in the middle of the fly around
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:51 am
There we go!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:52 am
Flyaround continues.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:54 am
Nine minutes to final approach.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:56 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:56 am
No KU.

When video comes back, let's go big time on screenshots. May never see this again with the array issue.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 01:59 am
KU back.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 02:02 am
High pucker factor in the voice tones.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:02 am
Into final approach.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:03 am
120 meters. Approach slowing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: asmi on 09/26/2014 02:04 am
I hope someone will record a video. Ntv is very choppy for me...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:04 am
They aren't giving us any views of the Soyuz since that first long distance shot.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:05 am
73 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: northenarc on 09/26/2014 02:06 am
 Wow (unattributed)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 02:06 am
For newer folks, range and range rate are the p and p-dot values in lower right, if you're watching live TV.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:06 am
Someone on the loop saying "Wow!"
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:07 am
Hooks and latches are open.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 02:07 am
Sunset?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:07 am
Show us the Soyuz!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: NovaSilisko on 09/26/2014 02:08 am
Show us the Soyuz!

Orbital sunset - not sure we'd see much.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:08 am
32 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 02:09 am
the stack is headed to central america with docking apparently in the dark just off the west coast
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:10 am
20 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:11 am
10 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: NovaSilisko on 09/26/2014 02:12 am
Contact. Capture confirmed - Soyuz latched.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:12 am
Contact and capture confirmed!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 02:12 am
we are not separating so we are good :)  A bounce WOULD be bad
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Targeteer on 09/26/2014 02:13 am
Why no views of the Soyuz on approach? Congrats on the safe docking but let the conspiracies begin on not broadcasting an un-deployed array to world...
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 02:14 am
If they're on Poisk, where's the best Russian window for a view of Soyuz at sunrise in half an hour? Is there ANY US segment window with a view of that direction?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 02:15 am
Why no views of the Soyuz on approach?

In dark above ISS, few windows.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:18 am
Hooks closing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: robertross on 09/26/2014 02:19 am
MCC Moscow
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: robertross on 09/26/2014 02:19 am
hooks retracted at 5:19:20
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: robertross on 09/26/2014 02:20 am
Going through leak checks
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: robertross on 09/26/2014 02:21 am
Probe is retracted
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: robertross on 09/26/2014 02:21 am
start of 15 min hold
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Mark McCombs on 09/26/2014 02:22 am
Thank you Targeteer, Chris, et al. for the coverage and information.  :-)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: robertross on 09/26/2014 02:22 am
edited: NASA TV taking a small break until 10:30 for hatch opening
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: AJA on 09/26/2014 02:23 am
Quote from: Chris' latest article
In what is believed to be a very rare event, the port Solar Array did not deploy. The spacecraft still docked nominally despite this condition.

...

The arrival of the Soyuz followed closely on the heels of the latest Dragon mission to the Station.SpaceX’s CRS-4/SpX-4 spacecraft was berthed to the ISS on Tuesday, bringing with her an array of payloads.

Naughty, very naughty :P
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/26/2014 02:27 am
Wrote that before the incident ;)

I have to get some sleep before work, so if we could all keep an eye on crew ingress, it'd be appreciated!

Thanks to all for the coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 02:57 am

Will anybody tweet a photo, or didn't they get any?

Is this the first quick-rendezvous [i.e. small separation at launch] at night when launch images are possible, or was there some earlier Soyuz launch imaged from ISS that I missed [slaps head sharply]? I'd like to compare with Gerst's serendipitous views of the Plesetsk Soyuz-Glonass in June.
Definitely not a first one. Here is what I've managed to google:

Thanks, they both seem far lower than the other accidental imaging in the last 12 months, I'll follow up and see if there were more shots in the minutes after these views.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 03:09 am
I'm presuming the TsUP EVA working group will pull out and dust off the manual array unlatching procedures. I can't see the gimpy Soyuz getting cleared for a full duration expedition, and failure to unlatch could ripple down the flight schedule right into the laps of the 12-month crew next year.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: TSomers on 09/26/2014 03:21 am
It sounds like the solar array decided to deploy on it's own sometime after docking, much to the surprise of the ground and crew. 

Edit: The camera showed two Soyuz with deployed solar arrays.  I'm not sure which is which, but here's the view of one of them. 
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: northenarc on 09/26/2014 03:31 am
 Back on the air, showing approach footage from earlier.

 
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: northenarc on 09/26/2014 03:39 am
 Got my capper working just in time for LOS  ::)
 
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 03:41 am
It seems the mechanical shock of docking did the trick. Just when it unfolded, and if crew felt it, not yet known. Was not known until sunrise, apparently -- that can't be right, there should have been cabin instrument indications. But crisis over.

They also imply the docking was performed automatically, not manually.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: northenarc on 09/26/2014 03:42 am
 Speaking with Bill Gerstenmaier
   
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/26/2014 03:43 am
Gerstenmaier interviewed about the flight and array trouble (NASA media channel).
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/26/2014 03:45 am
Getting out of Sokol suits in preparation for hatch opening (expected at 10:55 CT).
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: PahTo on 09/26/2014 03:56 am
There we go!

Well done, Chris!

Thanks for the great coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: northenarc on 09/26/2014 03:58 am
 Family members waiting to send greetings (left screen).
       
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/26/2014 04:04 am
I think they just confirmed leak check results. No leak.
Running a bit behind the timeline.
Waiting for next measurement. 5 minutes? 8 minutes?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/26/2014 04:11 am
NASA PAO now estimating 30 more minutes before hatch opening.
EDIT to add view of docked Soyuz with both arrays deployed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: northenarc on 09/26/2014 04:23 am
 The offending array I presume. Discussions seem divided between dinner and pressure readings.

   
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: northenarc on 09/26/2014 04:34 am
 Hatch opening slated for 11:54 central
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/26/2014 04:53 am
Video is back. The hatch, as yet unopened.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: DwightM on 09/26/2014 04:58 am
Still equalizing pressure on the Soyuz side. 
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: DwightM on 09/26/2014 05:05 am
"How do we determine when the pressure is equalized?"
"When the hissing stops"
Not sure who said what.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/26/2014 05:07 am
Open! (With a little help from the station side.)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: DwightM on 09/26/2014 05:07 am
Hatches open.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/26/2014 05:08 am
Entrance.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: sdsds on 09/26/2014 05:12 am
Greetings and congratulations from families of the newly arrived crewmembers.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: John44 on 09/26/2014 05:13 am
Expedition 41/42 Soyuz TMA-14M - Docking
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9102

Expedition 41/42 Soyuz TMA-14M - Hatch Opening and Other Activities
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9103
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/26/2014 05:46 am
Just after launch I was looking at MCC-M's screens and saw that the port solar array still not deploying minutes after entering orbit, which was strange. So that's actually live telemetry!  :o

What would happen to the mission had this Soyuz been launched on a standard 2 day rendezvous scheme? Try to get to ISS with some instrument switched off? Abort and return to Earth?

Also the spontaneous deployment of the array at docking isn't exactly something that people would feel comfortable with! I wonder if MCC-M is planning to call the cosmonauts to inspect that before the next crew flies in late November? (there's one Russian EVA pre-planned in late October already)  ::)
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: FinalFrontier on 09/26/2014 06:06 am
Going to be verrrrry curious as to what exactly went awry here. As for abort scenarios had it been a 2 day trajectory that would have been a possibility, however I believe Soyuz has enough margin with just one array active and spacecraft bats to make ISS. Not sure though, would have been close even with margin.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Silmfeanor on 09/26/2014 07:18 am
The offending array I presume. Discussions seem divided between dinner and pressure readings.
 
No, that is a dragon solar array seen from HDEV.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 12:29 pm
....
Also the spontaneous deployment of the array at docking isn't exactly something that people would feel comfortable with! I wonder if MCC-M is planning to call the cosmonauts to inspect that before the next crew flies in late November? (there's one Russian EVA pre-planned in late October already)  ::)

My thoughts exactly. Look for a foreign object, or deformation of the hinge or latching mechanisms. Shouldn't take long as an add-on to a pre-planned EVA.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/26/2014 12:30 pm
Anybody seen any ISS-based imagery of the launch?
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Tomness on 09/26/2014 12:36 pm
I would like to say Congratulations to Crew & all the Teams that made this mission possible. It was refreshing to see the comradery of all the crew. You can see in the Hatch opening that Max was getting impatient with pressurization, Then seeing Gerest & Reid were thrilled to see Elena & Sasha as well. Expedition 41 is a GO!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: SaxtonHale on 09/26/2014 01:27 pm
Anybody seen any ISS-based imagery of the launch?

Just this tweet from Reid

@astro_reid 8:59 PM - 25 Sep 2014 (https://twitter.com/astro_reid/status/515244247646478336/photo/1)
"That little red streak hidden behind the #Dragon solar array is the Soyuz launching."
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/27/2014 04:07 am
Anybody seen any ISS-based imagery of the launch?
  Just this tweet from Reid
"That little red streak hidden behind the #Dragon solar array is the Soyuz launching."

Thanks, I'll check to see if it's a singleton shot or one of a longer series. Last October with Parmitano's view of the Topol flight, two were tweeted but about 150 in all were taken.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/27/2014 11:48 am
Reid Wiseman @astro_reid
Awesome view of the Soyuz with only one array deployed. Flown by the best!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: JimO on 09/27/2014 09:22 pm
Awesome view of the Soyuz with only one array deployed. Flown by the best!

Looks just like the panel-lost images of the Soyuz on 'Gravity'!!
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: d3jf on 09/28/2014 08:52 am

Awesome view of the Soyuz with only one array deployed. Flown by the best!

Looks just like the panel-lost images of the Soyuz on 'Gravity'!!

And it's the same Soyuz by the way. In the movie you could clearly see the designation.
Title: Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-14M - September 25, 2014
Post by: Artyom. on 09/30/2014 03:34 pm