Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch and Soyuz TMA-08M Docking - March 28, 2013  (Read 136417 times)

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5 hrs 38 mins to docking!
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #241 on: 03/28/2013 07:54 pm »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #242 on: 03/28/2013 07:56 pm »
Crew is downloading photos of the ascent--they describe it as basically a red dot against the black of space but still spectacular.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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The chase is on. ISS about 2,000 miles ahead of the Soyuz.

Everything completely nominal.
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Reading out the TIGs for the upcoming burns.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #245 on: 03/28/2013 07:59 pm »
Crew is downloading photos of the ascent--they describe it as basically a red dot against the black of space but still spectacular.

The views from folks to the east of Baykonur will be spectacular, the plume coming into sunrise. Expect dozens of UFO videos on youtube shortly. Baykonur launchings have been sparking UFO reports from as far away as northwest Manchuria for decades.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #246 on: 03/28/2013 08:00 pm »
Nicely done!

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #247 on: 03/28/2013 08:00 pm »
NASA coverage ending
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Very cool! Now, the real fun begins! :)
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NASA TV wrapping up until head of docking.
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I do like the new graphics. Very PS4 :)
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #251 on: 03/28/2013 08:02 pm »
On board audio is still available on the ISS feed
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #252 on: 03/28/2013 08:03 pm »
The chase is on. ISS about 2,000 miles ahead of the Soyuz.

Everything completely nominal.


Interesting, the time on that screen is not GMT. What timezone does the Soyuz use, Moscow time?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #254 on: 03/28/2013 08:04 pm »
What timezone does the Soyuz use, Moscow time?

Moscow Decree Time, UTC + 3 hours.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #255 on: 03/28/2013 08:07 pm »

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March 28, 2013

Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
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Josh Byerly
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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RELEASE: 13-089

NEW SPACE STATION RESIDENTS EN ROUTE TO ORBITING LABORATORY

HOUSTON -- Three new crew members are on an unprecedented fast track
to the International Space Station, going from the launch pad to the
orbiting complex in just six hours.

Chris Cassidy of NASA and Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of
the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) launched in their Soyuz
spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:43 p.m.
CDT Thursday, March 28 (2:43 a.m. Baikonur time March 29).

Instead of taking the standard two days to rendezvous and dock with
the station, Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin will become the first
crew to make the trip in just six hours. They will need only four
orbits of Earth to reach the orbiting laboratory. This flight will
use rendezvous techniques perfected recently with three unpiloted
Russian Progress resupply vehicles.

The crew will dock with the station's Poisk module at 9:32 p.m. CDT.
NASA TV coverage will begin at 8:30 p.m. CDT (9:30 p.m. EDT). Hatches
are scheduled to open between the Soyuz and the station at 11:10 p.m.
CDT with NASA TV coverage of the activities beginning at 10:30 p.m.
CDT (11:30 p.m. EDT).

Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin will join Expedition 35 Commander
Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, Tom Marshburn of NASA
and Roman Romanenko of Roscosmos. They have been aboard the complex
since December.

Expedition 35 will continue to expand the scope of research aboard the
station, seeking knowledge that strengthens our economy, improves
life on Earth and advances future exploration beyond Earth orbit.
During the next six months, the crew will perform more than 180
investigations covering human research, biological and physical
sciences, technology development, Earth observation and education.

To learn more about Expedition 35, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/Expedition35

To follow Twitter updates from NASA's Expedition 35 astronauts, visit:


http://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield

and

http://twitter.com/AstroMarshburn

To join the online conversation about the International Space Station
and Expedition 35 on Twitter, follow the hashtags #ISS and #Exp35. To
learn more about all the ways to connect and collaborate with NASA,
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/connect


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-08M - March 28, 2013
« Reply #258 on: 03/28/2013 08:16 pm »
      Expedition 35/36 - Soyuz TMA-08M Launch Replays
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8176

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Ok, everyone keep an eye on things before NTV comes back. Might be some tidbits on the ISS feed for the interim.
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