Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch and Soyuz TMA-08M Docking - March 28, 2013  (Read 136994 times)

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How soon to de-Sokoling?

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Wow...even by NSF's already high standards, the coverage of this flight has been spectacular from where I sit.  Thanks much to Chris and all those who helped out.  Great coverage, great flight!

Indeed! You guys rocked on this one.

Thanks, but I was only taking screenshots and repeating some of what Josh was saying. ;D

Helps a huge amount when there's a really good PAO commentating.

Pete's article updated!
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/03/soyuz-tma-08m-crew-iss-record-time/
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Hard dock, seal checks in 20 mins.
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How soon to de-Sokoling?

they mentioned in less than 2 hours

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NASA TV back in just under an hour for hatch opening. If someone could cover that.... :)
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Knock knock, express delivery!

Congratulations! :)
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Congratulations on an impressive flight...

So the table for fast dockings  (Earth to Earth orbit target) is

Soyuz 7K-OK No. 7  0:46   (Kosmos-213)
Soyuz 7K-OK No. 5  1:17   (Kosmos-188)
Gemini 11             1:34:16
Gemini 12             3:46
Progress M-16M    5:43:30
Soyuz TMA-08M   5:44 ish?
Progress M-17M    5:52:22
Progress M-18M     5:52:31
Gemini 10              5:52:36
Gemini   8              6:33:16
Skylab SL-4          8:01
Skylab SL-3          8:21
Skylab SL-2          8:50  (soft dock)

I don't care that K-213 was the passive craft in the K-213/212 docking, under an hour is impressive any way you cut it.  Readers may be interested in Sven Grahn's discussion at
http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/K186188/K186188.html
http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/K212213/K212213.html

I'm not counting even more rapid 'dockings' such as that carried out by the F-15 ASAT with the P78-1 satellite :-). Also not counting Apollo transposition and
docking with no rendezvous required.

What have I missed?
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Hatch open coverage has started.

Leak checks underway.
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Hatch opening scheduled 35 minutes from now - although it could be a bit earlier.
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Hatch is open!

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