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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
« Reply #20 on: 09/17/2008 05:27 PM »
A component malfunction was detected in the LV control system during on–pad tests. The faulty component will be duly replaced by a spare.

Does anyone have an idea if this is the same problem that led to the postponement of the rockot with the GOCE launch?

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
« Reply #21 on: 09/17/2008 06:59 PM »
If they move the launch only 1-2 day(s) right, it's looks like something electrical in LV, not Breeze. They need more than one day to deal with Breeze' issue. But official statement was unclear: "...the failure occurred in one of the launcher`s control system units. Back-up unit is to replace the failed one..."
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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
« Reply #22 on: 09/18/2008 12:52 PM »
any updates?
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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
« Reply #23 on: 09/18/2008 02:31 PM »
No news, Proton standing still on launchpad. :)

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
« Reply #24 on: 09/18/2008 02:47 PM »
I was told new equipments for control system of Proton-M rocket was delivered to cosmodrome by aircraft today. Malfunctioned equipments will be replaced on the first stage of rocket. If the following test of control system is successful, the launch will at 21:48:00 UTC on September 19th.

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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 19, 2008
« Reply #25 on: 09/18/2008 04:53 PM »
I was told new equipments for control system of Proton-M rocket was delivered to cosmodrome by aircraft today. Malfunctioned equipments will be replaced on the first stage of rocket. If the following test of control system is successful, the launch will at 21:48:00 UTC on September 19th.

That's good..  There's a lot of folks here at Telesat HQ looking for a reason to celebrate something......... ;)
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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #26 on: 09/19/2008 08:27 AM »
Detailed information about Nimiq 4 launch from Khrunichev: http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/eng/pl_pusk.htm

So another 5-burn Breeze-M mission profile ;)... I am still waiting for a new 3-burn mission profile after the 5-month stand-by period apparently devoted to secure it.

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I have heard that malfunctioned equipments were replaced yesterday. Tests of control system of Proton-M rocket were successfully performed. The launch will be on-time.

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I have heard that malfunctioned equipments were replaced yesterday. Tests of control system of Proton-M rocket were successfully performed. The launch will be on-time.

This received internally this am:

Nimiq 4 is on schedule for launch today at 5:48 p.m. EDT.  The anomalous avionics unit on the launch vehicle has been replaced and successfully tested.

 
The attached Mission Overview outlines what we can expect from liftoff to spacecraft separation which will occur approximately 9 hours after launch.
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The webstream will be here. although it is not available right now:

http://streamvox.streamos.com/vyvx/ils091808/300kwm.html
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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #32 on: 09/19/2008 02:29 PM »
(good stuff...)


Andrey, I love the coopi.khrunichev.ru site but the best bit is the "NewsPosting', e.g.
http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/2008/inm4f3/inm_e03.htm
The way it's presented implies it's available in real time too, but there doesn't  ever seem to be a link on the current launch, only the old archived ones - am I missing something?
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Re: Proton-M launch with Nimiq 4 satellite - September 18, 2008
« Reply #33 on: 09/19/2008 02:50 PM »
The way it's presented implies it's available in real time too, but there doesn't ever seem to be a link on the current launch, only the old archived ones - am I missing something?

Jonathan, they are publishing these reports after liftoff with little delays here. But you can receive them by email without delays after successful registration here.

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Is there any information regarding the serial numbers of the 8K82KM Proton-M and Briz-M?

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