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Dnepr launch - July 26: Failure
« on: 05/27/2006 03:52 PM »
Dnepr rocket will launch BelKA, Baumanets, UniSat 4 and many other satellites from Baikonur cosmodrome on June 28...

According to Novosti kosmonavtiki website, in the middle of June BelKA should be fueled by propellants on site 31... Before a fuelling this satellite should be tested in vacuum chamber... Also, solar batteries should be installed on BelKA...

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #1 on: 06/05/2006 08:53 AM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki website, Baumanets satellite has arrived on Baikonur aboard An-26 aircraft on June 3...

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2006 03:51 PM »
According to http://littonlab.atl.calpoly.edu/pages/missions/dnepr-launch-1.php Dnepr rocket will be launched at 19:39:11 UTC on June 28...

"14 CubeSats from 10 different universities and 1 private company will participate in a CubeSat launch coordinated by California Polytechnic State University on June 2006. The picosatellites will be launched on a Russian DNEPR launch vehicle. The CubeSats will be contained in 5 P-PODs, which will take care of interfacing with the launch vehicle and provide the deployment mechanism.

All the P-PODs have been built and the release mechanisms ordered. An engineering unit of the P-POD went through qualification testing in June 2005. The P-POD seemed to hold up well throughout the full NASA worst-case launch profile.

All satellites have arrived to Cal Poly for integration. All satellites are ready for delivery to the launch site."

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #3 on: 06/06/2006 07:16 PM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki website, Baumanets satellite (weight - 92 kg) was unloaded from container on June 5... Also BelKA satellite was successfully tested in vacuum chamber recently... Its fuelling is planned on June 13-14...

Images (below) of preparation of BelKA satellite are from http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=1563

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #4 on: 06/08/2006 08:16 PM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki website, solar batteries were installed to BelKA satellite and tests of systems of Baumanets satellite were begun on June 7...

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RE: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #5 on: 06/11/2006 02:01 PM »
Images (below) of installation of solar batteries onto BelKA satellite are from http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=1567

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RE: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #6 on: 06/13/2006 09:42 PM »
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anik - 27/5/2006  5:39 PM

Dnepr rocket will launch BelKA, Baumanets, UniSat 4 and many other satellites from Baikonur cosmodrome on June 28...

New launch date! According to Novosti Kosmonavtiki launch is postponed to beginning of third decade of July. Problems with launcher computer: http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/content/news.shtml
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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #7 on: 06/15/2006 04:16 PM »
Details about the reason of a delay of this launch...

According to http://www.itar-tass.com/level2.html?NewsID=10108426&PageNum=0 (in Russian), there was a failure at digital control system of Dnepr rocket... Specialists have replaced the blocks of this system, but it has not helped... Therefore they have decided to replace Dnepr rocket... The changing of rocket should last five-six days... After that systems of new Dnepr rocket will be tested...

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #8 on: 06/17/2006 01:57 PM »

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #9 on: 07/05/2006 09:14 AM »
According to Novosti kosmonavtiki website, the fuelling of engine of BelKA satellite by propellants was begun on July 4 on site 31...

Satellites in Storage - 1:25 AM, Jul 05 2006
http://littonlab.atl.calpoly.edu/pages/missions/dnepr-launch-1/updates.php

"The satellites are officially in a storage facility in Baikonur. They will be brought out of storage around July 12th to begin integration with the launch vehicle."

According to http://littonlab.atl.calpoly.edu/pages/missions/dnepr-launch-1/satellite-status.php Dnepr rocket will be launched at 13:49:11 UTC on July 26...

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #10 on: 07/05/2006 07:21 PM »
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According to http://littonlab.atl.calpoly.edu/pages/missions/dnepr-launch-1/satellite-status.php Dnepr rocket will be launched at 13:49:11 UTC on July 26...

Reliable MCC-M expert has told me today that the launch of Dnepr rocket is planned at 18:44 UTC... Obviously 13:49:11 UTC is wrong time...

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #11 on: 07/12/2006 05:52 PM »
The fuelling of engine of BelKA satellite by propellants was successfully finished recently... According to last information from MCC-M expert, Dnepr rocket should be launched at 19:43 UTC...

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RE: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #12 on: 07/15/2006 06:36 PM »

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #13 on: 07/15/2006 06:43 PM »
Strelka and Belka were two dogs that were sent to space and returned succesfully, is the name some homage to them?

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #14 on: 07/15/2006 08:02 PM »
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is the name some homage to them?

No, "BelKA" means a "Belorusskiy Kosmicheskiy Apparat" (in Russian) or Belarus spacecraft (in English)... Belka means a squirrel also...

According to http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=1650 (in Russian), Baumanets, UniSat 4 and CubeSats satellites were installed onto space head part of Dnepr rocket on July 14... Today BelKA satellite was also installed onto it...

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #15 on: 07/17/2006 08:16 PM »
The info from Novosti kosmonavtiki forum: the space head part, which contains satellites, was fully assembled on July 17... It will be installed onto Dnepr rocket on July 19...

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RE: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #16 on: 07/20/2006 12:21 PM »

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Re: Dnepr launch - June 28
« Reply #17 on: 07/20/2006 07:45 PM »
According to http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=1662 (in Russian), the space head part with satellites was installed onto Dnepr rocket on site 109 on July 20...

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Re: Dnepr launch - July 26
« Reply #18 on: 07/26/2006 01:51 AM »
Is there a webcast for this?

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Re: Dnepr launch - July 26
« Reply #19 on: 07/26/2006 08:56 AM »
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STS Tony - 26/7/2006  5:38 AM

Is there a webcast for this?

No, I am sure...

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