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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #60 on: 01/20/2011 11:27 am »
T-2 minutes!

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #61 on: 01/20/2011 11:29 am »
LAUNCH!!!

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #62 on: 01/20/2011 11:31 am »
1st stage sep... into 2nd stage...

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #63 on: 01/20/2011 11:34 am »
Not much info now. Fairing sep should occur at around T+5m 30s....

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #64 on: 01/20/2011 11:35 am »

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #65 on: 01/20/2011 11:36 am »

Lol it seems they only got 2 or 3 camera positions... And after lift-off there's only smoke to watch.

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #66 on: 01/20/2011 11:37 am »
No longer snow on the pad now...
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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #67 on: 01/20/2011 11:37 am »
Exact launch time: 12:29:01.712.
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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #68 on: 01/20/2011 11:38 am »
Exact launch time: 12:29:01.712.


Ah! Great! Thanks!!!

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #69 on: 01/20/2011 11:38 am »

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #70 on: 01/20/2011 11:44 am »

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #71 on: 01/20/2011 11:45 am »

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #72 on: 01/20/2011 11:46 am »
So, we will wait for news of successful orbital insertion (it took place at 1237UTC).

Separation of the Elektro-L from the Fregat-SB is expected at 2128UTC.
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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #73 on: 01/20/2011 12:24 pm »
No one seems to have commented on the use of the Fregat-SB variant for this launch. The "SB" means that an extra propellant tank is being used, which AFAIK is to be jettisoned after its propellant is depleted, much like the Briz-M APT. So ... this implies that there will be a jettison event prior to separation of the spacecraft.

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #74 on: 01/20/2011 01:42 pm »
1st Fregat burn commenced at 16:43:31 MSK, confirmed APT jettison, all is going nominal.

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #75 on: 01/20/2011 02:30 pm »
No one seems to have commented on the use of the Fregat-SB variant for this launch. The "SB" means that an extra propellant tank is being used, which AFAIK is to be jettisoned after its propellant is depleted, much like the Briz-M APT. So ... this implies that there will be a jettison event prior to separation of the spacecraft.

Another question to ask is, what is the name of this rocket?  I've seen it referred to as

(1) Zenit 2SB/Fregat SB
(2) Zenit 3F
(3) Zenit 3SLB/Fregat SB

and there are probably a few other names floating around.  Which is correct?

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #76 on: 01/20/2011 02:41 pm »
From Ed Kyle:

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Another question to ask is, what is the name of this rocket?

It says Zenit 3F on the side.
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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #77 on: 01/20/2011 03:02 pm »
Another question to ask is, what is the name of this rocket?

The three-stage rocket used in this launch is called "Зенит-3SLБФ" (Zenit-3SLBF), which consists of two-stage rocket "Зенит-2SБ80" (Zenit-2SB80) with third stage "Фрегат-СБ" (Fregat-SB).

Another three-stage variant of Zenit is also used in "LandLaunch" launches with another upper stage - "Зенит-3SLБ" (Zenit-3SLB), which consists of two-stage rocket "Зенит-2SБ60" (Zenit-2SB60) and DM-SLB upper stage.

P.S. Sorry, used wrong index initially.
« Last Edit: 01/20/2011 03:15 pm by Lerm »

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #78 on: 01/20/2011 03:06 pm »

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Re: LIVE: Elektro-L launch - January 20, 2011
« Reply #79 on: 01/20/2011 04:56 pm »
11K77 Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB (1-2007/1-1001)

Three-stage Zenit-3SLBF rocket = two-stage Zenit-2SB80 #1-2007/1 rocket + Fregat-SB #2001 upper stage.
« Last Edit: 01/20/2011 05:01 pm by anik »

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