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LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« on: 06/01/2010 06:10 PM »
Kotov, Creamer, Noguchi to Land on June 2

01.06.2010


ITAR-TASS informs that three AN-12 and AN-24 (one backup) airplanes, 12 MI-8 helicopters (one backup), 6 rescue vehicles (one backup) will support landing of the Soyuz TMA-17 capsule tomorrow morning.

The landing is expected at 07:08 on June 2, 145 km away from the city of Dzheskazgan, Kazakhstan. Airplanes and helicopters are on duty around all estimated landing spots, for the ballistic landing situation as well.

12 landing areas are maintained all over the world. Rescue teams of the country where the Soyuz lands will provide their initial care for the crew. Then, the Soyuz and the crew will be transported back to Russia.

Soyuz TMA-17 will return former ISS commander Russian Oleg Kotov, US Timothy Creamer and Japanese Soichi Noguchi back to the Earth after their 6-month mission in the International Space Station. 

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ok, I will ask the obvious question - is 7:08 (A.M. I assume) local time? Eastern time? GMT?... Can someone verify the undock and decent times with some designation please?... preferrably Eastern time but I will take whatever I can get... :)
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http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/somd/reports/iss_reports/

21S Descent Timeline Overview:
If everything proceeds nominally, the return to Earth of the TMA-17 spacecraft tomorrow, 6/1,
will proceed along the following approximate event sequence (all times EDT):
ISS attitude control handover to RS --- 6:35pm; ISS to free drift for undocking --- 8:00pm;Undock command --- 8:01pm;Separation springs action/physical sep (delta-V ~0.12 m/sec) --- 8:04pm; Separation burn #1 (15 sec, ~0.53 m/sec) --- 8:07pm; ISS maneuvers to Relaxation experiment attitude --- 10:15pm;ISS maneuvers to duty attitude 10:41pm;ISS attitude control handover to US --- 11:30pm; Deorbit Burn start (delta-V 115.2 m/sec) --- 10:34:40pm; Deorbit Burn complete --- 10:39:01pm; Tri-Module separation (140 km alt) --- 10:58:36pm; Atmospheric entry (100 km alt, with ~170 m/sec) --- 11:01:43pm; Entry Guidance start (80.8 km alt) --- 11:03:17 pm;Max G-load (36.2 km alt) --- 11:07:43pm;Parachute deploy command (10.8 km alt) --- 11:09:45pm; 21S Landing (DO1) --- 11:24:04pm EDT; 6:24:04am Moscow DMT; 9:24:04am local Kazakhstan; (loc. 47deg 21min N, 69deg 35min E) [Note: Kazakhstan time = GMT+6h; = EDT+10h. Moscow DMT = EDT+7h.]

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/2010 07:33 PM »
From ISS Daily Report for 31/05/2010:

Soyuz TMA-17/21S Descent Timeline Overview:

If everything proceeds nominally, the return to Earth of the TMA-17 spacecraft will proceed along the following approximate event sequence (all times GMT):
. ISS attitude control handover to RS --- 10:35 PM Tue. 1st.
. ISS to free drift for undocking --- 12:00 AM Wed. 2nd.
. Undock command --- 12:01 AM
. Separation springs action/physical sep (delta-V ~0.12 m/sec) --- 12:04 AM.
. Separation burn #1 (15 sec, ~0.53 m/sec) --- 12:07 AM.
. ISS maneuvers to Relaxation experiment attitude --- 2:15 AM.
. ISS maneuvers to duty attitude --- 2:41 AM.
. ISS attitude control handover to US --- 3:30 AM.
. Deorbit Burn start (delta-V 115.2 m/sec) --- 2:34:40 AM.
. Deorbit Burn complete --- 2:39:01 AM.
. Tri-Module separation (140 km alt) --- 2:58:36 AM.
. Atmospheric entry (100 km alt, with ~170 m/sec) --- 3:01:43 AM.
. Entry Guidance start (80.8 km alt) --- 3:03:17 AM.
. Max G-load (36.2 km alt) --- 3:07:43 AM.
. Parachute deploy command (10.8 km alt) --- 3:09:45 AM.
. 21S Landing (DO1) (loc. 47deg 21min N, 69deg 35min E) --- 3:24:04 AM.
[EDT = GMT-4h | Moscow DMT = GMT+3h | Kazakhstan time = GMT+6h].


What the Soyuz TMA-17 crew will experience during their reentry/descent on Tuesday evening:

For the reentry, Kotov, Noguchi & Creamer will wear the Russian Kentavr anti-G suit under their Sokol suits. [The Kentavr garment is a protective anti-g suit ensemble to facilitate the return of a long-duration crewmember into the Earth gravity. Consisting of shorts, gaiters, underpants, jersey and socks, it acts as countermeasure for circulatory disturbance, prevents crewmember from overloading during descent and increases orthostatic tolerance during post-flight adaptation. Russian crewmembers are also advised to ingest fluid-electrolyte additives, viz., three sodium chloride tablets during breakfast and after the midday meal, each time with 300 ml of fluid, and two pills during the meal aboard Soyuz before deorbit.]

Before descent:
Special attention will be paid to the need for careful donning of the medical belt with sensors and securing tight contact between sensors and body.
During preparation for descent, before atmosphere reentry, crewmembers settle down comfortably in the Kazbek couches, fasten the belts, securing tight contact between body and the seat liner in the couch.

During de-orbit:
Dust particles starting to sink in the Descent Module (SA) cabin is the first indication of atmosphere reentry and beginning of G-load effect. From that time on, special attention is required as the loads increase rapidly.
Under G-load effect during atmosphere reentry the crew expects the following experience:
Sensation of G-load pressure on the body, burden in the body, labored breathing and speech. These are normal sensations, and the advice is to "take them coolly". In case of the feeling of a lump in the throat, this is no cause to "be nervous". This is frequent and should not be fought. Best is to "try not to swallow and talk at this moment". Crew should check vision and, if any disturbances occur, create additional tension of abdominal pressure and leg muscles (strain +abdomen by pulling in), in addition to the Kentavr anti-G suit.
During deployment of pilot parachute (0.62 & 4.5 square meters), drogue chute (16 sq.m.) and main (518 sq.m.) chutes the impact accelerations will be perceived as a "strong snatch". No reason to become concerned about this but one should be prepared that during the parachutes deployment and change ("rehook") of prime parachute to symmetrical suspension, swinging and spinning motion of the SA occurs, which involves vestibular (middle ear) irritations.

It is important to tighten restrain system to fasten pelvis and pectoral arch.
Vestibular irritation can occur in the form of different referred sensations such as vertigo, hyperhidrosis, postural illusions, general discomfort and nausea. To prevent vestibular irritation the crew should "limit head movement and eyes movement", as well as fix their sight on motionless objects.

Just before the landing (softened by six small rocket engines behind the heat shield):
Crew will be prepared for the vehicle impact with the ground, with their bodies fixed along the surface of the seat liner in advance. "Special attention should be paid to arm fixation to avoid the elbow and hand squat" (instruction). Landing speed: ~9.9 m/sec.

After landing:
Crew should not get up quickly from their seats to leave the SA. They were advised to stay in the couch for several minutes and only then stand up. In doing that, they should limit head and eyes movement and avoid excessive motions, proceeding slowly. Their body should not take up earth gravity in the upright position too quickly.
« Last Edit: 06/01/2010 07:48 PM by Space Pete »
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #4 on: 06/01/2010 08:27 PM »
Coverage of farewell and hatch closure will begin in few minutes.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #5 on: 06/01/2010 08:32 PM »
Shift change
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #6 on: 06/01/2010 08:38 PM »
Might not have video of ceremony live
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #7 on: 06/01/2010 08:40 PM »
From ISS Daily Report for 01/06/2010:

TJ Creamer & Noguchi had several hours set aside for completing final crew departure preparations. [Soichi’s personal bags have already been returned on STS-132/ULF-4. Remaining activities included vacating personal “dresser drawers” in the LAB1P1 rack and getting those locations prepped for Doug Wheelock & Shannon Walker, auditing some items to compare against the IMS database, trashing used shoes, deerskin gloves, sleeping bag, comfort kit etc., providing the ground with counts for hygiene and other crew utensils, etc. Departure preps also involved restowing exercise equipment to be used by the Soyuz TMA-19/23S crew later this month.]

At 7:30 PM GMT, Soyuz CDR Oleg Kotov will begin activating the Soyuz TMA-17/21S spacecraft, docked at the SM Aft port, and check out its communications system.

At ~8:30 PM GMT, Oleg is expected to uninstall the QD screw clamps (BZV) of the SSVP docking & internal transfer mechanism, unrigidizing the coupling. [Other preparations are being conducted throughout the day by TsUP via KRL (Command Radio Link) during RGS (Russian Groundsite) passes: Pressurization of the Soyuz KDU (Combined Propulsion System) manifolds, charging of the BB & RB batteries in Soyuz from ISS, entering undock settings, and issuance of ballistics forms for the return flight.]

Closure of SM-side & Soyuz-side hatches (leaving the vestibule in-between) is scheduled for ~8:50 PM GMT, followed by the standard one-hour vestibule leak check.

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Quote from: Soichi Noguchi via Twitter
Bye!

Hi-res version: http://twitpic.com/1t3dy3/full
« Last Edit: 06/01/2010 09:11 PM by Space Pete »
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #8 on: 06/01/2010 08:49 PM »
Soichi saying goodbye to Scuba, heading to the hatch
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #9 on: 06/01/2010 08:54 PM »
Soyuz hatch is closed, working closure of station hatch
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #10 on: 06/01/2010 11:47 PM »
Is there a reentry trajectory available anywhere? I've been looking but haven't found one.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #11 on: 06/01/2010 11:48 PM »
undocking at 8:04 pm Eastern time
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #12 on: 06/01/2010 11:49 PM »
Landing in the Southern Zone,
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #13 on: 06/01/2010 11:56 PM »
Looks like the undocking will be in the ZOE so probably wont see it
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #14 on: 06/01/2010 11:59 PM »
Is there a reentry trajectory available anywhere? I've been looking but haven't found one.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #15 on: 06/02/2010 12:01 AM »
Station now in free drift
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #16 on: 06/02/2010 12:02 AM »
hooks unlatching
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #17 on: 06/02/2010 12:05 AM »
separation
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #18 on: 06/02/2010 12:07 AM »
"bye bye station" -Kotov
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17 landing - June 2, 2010
« Reply #19 on: 06/02/2010 12:09 AM »
First separation burn

Good view of the moon
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