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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #1 on: 07/20/2013 12:17 AM »
The rocket has been delivered on 18th July 2013.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26990.msg1076284#msg1076284
Via Anatoly Zak's website section for 2014 launches (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2014.html (Last Updated on 16 July 2013)), the launch seems to be planned in the year of 2014.
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2014: Russia to launch EgyptSat-2 satellite built by RKK Energia. (As of January 2013).

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #2 on: 07/20/2013 07:14 AM »
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Адаптация СУ изделия 11А511У-ПВБ по спецификации для запуска изделия 559ГК
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Выдача заключения о технической готовности ракетного комплекса К11А511У и СЗБ 11С517А2М для запуска изделия 559ГК
http://www.samspace.ru/zakupki/plany_zakupok/

The internal Energia code for this is 559ГК.

11С517А2 is the fairing used for Progress launches.

It will be interesting to see if the rocket has a ‘7’-series serial number as apposed to civilian ‘15000’ serial numbers; this is because I think the rocket is left over from the last Kobalt.


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #4 on: 11/13/2013 01:25 PM »
Looking at the video from Energia, it is difficult to assess what bus is being used for this spacecraft. Did Energia develop a new bus?

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EgyptSat-2 spacecraft was delivered by An-124 aircraft to Baikonur

http://www.interfax.kz/?lang=rus&int_id=21&news_id=13380 (in Russian)
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #6 on: 03/13/2014 10:09 AM »
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome are continuing the preparations for the launch of EgypSat-2.

Integration of the satellite is being done as well as the integration of the launcher second stage.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/20326/ (in Russian)

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IIRC this one is NOT going sun-synchronous - is that correct?
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #8 on: 04/06/2014 07:18 AM »
This is the last ever Soyuz-U launch with a non-Progress payload?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 04/07/2014 03:08 PM »
This is the last ever Soyuz-U launch with a non-Progress payload?
For primary payloads yes. Secondary payloads are occasionally considered for Progress flights that unused capacity so they cannot yet be ruled out at this time. However given the upcoming switch to Soyuz 2-1A that scenario becomes increasingly unlikely.

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Roscosmos claims a launch time of 15:25:07 UTC on April 16: http://www.roscosmos.ru/20430/

Do such a precise launch time means that it is heading to SSO after all?  ;) (apparently the satellite is only 1.5 tonne-ish so the Soyuz-U, even without the Fregat, may be overkill for direct injection)

Edit: http://rus.ruvr.ru/news/2013_08_29/Rossija-izgotovila-i-zapustit-k-koncu-goda-sputnik-dlja-Egipta-5839/ reports a 700 km altitude orbit for the satellite.
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Roscosmos claims a launch time of 15:25:07 UTC on April 16: http://www.roscosmos.ru/20430/

Do such a precise launch time means that it is heading to SSO after all?  ;) (apparently the satellite is only 1.5 tonne-ish so the Soyuz-U, even without the Fregat, may be overkill for direct injection)

Edit: http://rus.ruvr.ru/news/2013_08_29/Rossija-izgotovila-i-zapustit-k-koncu-goda-sputnik-dlja-Egipta-5839/ reports a 700 km altitude orbit for the satellite.

Hmm looks like Roscosmos pulled the launch time out of thin air..... Andrey reports instead a launch time of 16:20:00 UTC. And in accord with previous reports the planned orbit is not a SSO, but instead has a "Progress-ish" inclination (~51 deg. ?).
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 04/11/2014 06:50 AM »
K0186/14 -  ATS ROUTE SEGMENTS CLSD: 1.B944 ZHEZKAZGAN-GISIR FROM 10KM TO 90KM 2.A370 ZHEZKAZGAN-DITSO FROM 10KM 3.A359 ZHEZKAZGAN-LEMDU FROM 10KM TO 45KM 4.R482 ZHEZKAZGAN-BURIK FROM 10KM TO 40KM 5.R366 ZHEZKAZGAN-KUROL FROM 25KM TO 80KM SFC/UNL. DAILY 1620-1700, 16 APR 16:20 2014 UNTIL 19 APR 17:00 2014. CREATED: 09 APR 16:49 2014

P2170/14 -  ATS RTE SEGMENTS CLSD: B928 TELRU-NIGOR, P983 TELRU-NIGOR. SFC - UNL, DAILY 1620-1700, 16 APR 16:20 2014 UNTIL 19 APR 17:00 2014. CREATED: 09 APR 10:12 2014

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Soyuz-U rocket transported to the launch pad

http://www.federalspace.ru/20450/ (in Russian)
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Video of the roll-out

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And photo
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 04/15/2014 10:49 AM »
Interesting - it is the first launch of the Progress-M type fairing with a non progress-family payload.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 04/15/2014 05:48 PM »
Interesting - it is the first launch of the Progress-M type fairing with a non progress-family payload.

Except if you consider Gamma satellite as a non Progress-family payload...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 04/15/2014 06:43 PM »
Soyuz-U rocket carrying EgyptSat-2 spacecraft has been delivered to the launch site

 The pre-launch processing of Soyuz-U ILV and  EgyptSat-2  spacecraft continues at Baikonur.

 On April 13, in compliance with the State commission’s decision, Soyuz-U and  EgyptSat-2  were delivered from the assembly, integration and test building to the launch site, pad 31.

 The rocket has been installed upon the launch pad. The launch teams of  Russia’s rocket and space industry commenced the countdown day 1 operations.

 The launch of  Soyuz-U and  EgyptSat-2  is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. Moscow time, on April 16, 2014 .


 Yuzhny Space Center press service

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 04/15/2014 06:46 PM »
Interesting - it is the first launch of the Progress-M type fairing with a non progress-family payload.

Except if you consider Gamma satellite as a non Progress-family payload...

http://www.kosmonavtika.com/lancements/1990/11071990/11071990photos.html

Gamma had too much in common with the Progress craft not to consider it part of the family.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #20 on: 04/15/2014 07:28 PM »
Video shots.
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Got to be live webcast for this one, right? :)

I'll move it as a live thread if so.

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Re: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #22 on: 04/16/2014 10:14 AM »
TsENKI provides live TV and Internet coverage of launches from Baikonur

Live coverage of EgyptSat-2 spacecraft launch from Baikonur.

Start: 18:20:00 April 16, 2014 (Moscow time, MSKS).
End: 21:20:00 April 16, 2014 (Moscow time, MSKS).
Launch time: 20:20:00 April 16, 2014 (Moscow time, MSKS)

http://www.tsenki.com/en/broadcast/broadcast/

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #23 on: 04/16/2014 10:14 AM »
Moved for live coverage.

Webcast available at http://www.tsenki.com/broadcast/broadcast/

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Cool! And thanks for moving.

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BTW Anatoly Zak has wrapped up some details about the spacecraft (of which many data were linked up at the Novosti Kosmonavtiki forums): http://www.russianspaceweb.com/egyptsat2.html
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #26 on: 04/16/2014 02:07 PM »
TsENKI is now live from Baikonur...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #27 on: 04/16/2014 02:23 PM »
Sunset hour in Baikonur...
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #28 on: 04/16/2014 02:55 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #29 on: 04/16/2014 02:59 PM »
General view of the PU-6 launch pad...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #30 on: 04/16/2014 03:01 PM »
Fuelling train is backing away from the launch complex...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #31 on: 04/16/2014 03:03 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #32 on: 04/16/2014 03:10 PM »
T-1h 10m... everything looks good for launch...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #33 on: 04/16/2014 03:15 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #34 on: 04/16/2014 03:20 PM »
T-60 minutes for launch...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #35 on: 04/16/2014 03:28 PM »
I've lost the TsENKI feed... anyone with the same problem?

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I've lost the TsENKI feed... anyone with the same problem?

Same here so doesn't look like the problem's at your side.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #37 on: 04/16/2014 03:42 PM »
No feed in Canada either.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #38 on: 04/16/2014 03:50 PM »
30 minutes for launch... still no live feed from Baikonur :(

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #39 on: 04/16/2014 03:52 PM »
Feed's back!
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #40 on: 04/16/2014 03:54 PM »
So, we lost the service tower retraction... I wonder...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #41 on: 04/16/2014 04:00 PM »
20 minutes for launch....

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #42 on: 04/16/2014 04:04 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #43 on: 04/16/2014 04:05 PM »
T-15 minutes...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #44 on: 04/16/2014 04:08 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #45 on: 04/16/2014 04:10 PM »
10 minutes for launch...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #46 on: 04/16/2014 04:13 PM »
Weren't for the Egyptian flag, and one would think this was a Progress launch...
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #47 on: 04/16/2014 04:15 PM »
5 minutes for launch... all looks good...
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #48 on: 04/16/2014 04:17 PM »
Pressurizing the propellent tanks...
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #49 on: 04/16/2014 04:18 PM »
120 seconds...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #50 on: 04/16/2014 04:19 PM »
60 seconds...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #51 on: 04/16/2014 04:20 PM »
LAUNCH!!!!


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #53 on: 04/16/2014 04:21 PM »
All nominal...


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #55 on: 04/16/2014 04:23 PM »
First stage sep... all nominal...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #56 on: 04/16/2014 04:25 PM »
Fairing sep... Blok-A sep and ignition of Blok-I third stage...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #57 on: 04/16/2014 04:26 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #58 on: 04/16/2014 04:27 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #59 on: 04/16/2014 04:27 PM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #60 on: 04/16/2014 04:29 PM »
Nominal flight so far... Blok-I will put the satellite directly on the operational orbit (?)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #61 on: 04/16/2014 04:29 PM »
And we have EgyptSat-2 separation!

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #62 on: 04/16/2014 04:31 PM »
Good job!
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And we have EgyptSat-2 separation!

Very good. Great work Rui!

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My congratulations  :) !

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #65 on: 04/16/2014 05:34 PM »
this is the last soyuz-u which does not carry progress, isn't it?
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #66 on: 04/16/2014 06:50 PM »

this is the last soyuz-u which does not carry progress, isn't it?

I already asked this elsewhere & appears yes it is, not counting secondary payloads.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (ETD 1620UTC)
« Reply #67 on: 04/16/2014 06:50 PM »
this is the last soyuz-u which does not carry progress, isn't it?
thats the latest plan.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #68 on: 04/16/2014 06:55 PM »
Did anyone managed to record the launch until spacecraft separation?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #69 on: 04/16/2014 07:57 PM »
Congratulations. Any news on the satellite health?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #70 on: 04/16/2014 07:59 PM »
Thanks for the coverage Rui
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #71 on: 04/16/2014 10:53 PM »
Egyptsat-2 has been cataloged as 39678, in a 436 x 702 km x 51.6 deg orbit.
Soyuz-U third stage in 435 x 695 km
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #72 on: 04/17/2014 02:15 AM »
I think that this has to be the highest-perigee orbit used by the Soyuz-U vehicle.
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My congratulations  :) !



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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #74 on: 04/17/2014 02:07 PM »
Probably the actual satellite. What is the diameter of the telescope?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #75 on: 04/23/2014 12:20 AM »
Arianespace said this is the 1,819th launch of soyuz. Could I ask how do they figure out this number? Maybe they included launches of all the R-7 missiles and all the derived rockets, like Vostok, Voskhod and Molniya . Thanks :-)
http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2014/4-9-2014-1819-Soyuz-launch-success.asp

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #76 on: 04/23/2014 04:30 AM »
Arianespace said this is the 1,819th launch of soyuz. Could I ask how do they figure out this number? Maybe they included launches of all the R-7 missiles and all the derived rockets, like Vostok, Voskhod and Molniya . Thanks :-)
http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2014/4-9-2014-1819-Soyuz-launch-success.asp
These numbers come from TsSKB Progress, they are for ALL R-7 based rockets, including missiles through Molniya, and they include several R-7 vehicles that did not actually "launch" in the usual sense.  The following are the rockets from the list that, I believe, do not appear on every "launch" list.  They also appear to not include the Soyuz 2.1v launch, an exclusion with which I concur because the NK-33 powered version is simply not an R-7.

7/10/63 pad explosion of 8A92 Vostok-2 when one booster engine shut down at liftoff.
12/14/66 pad explosion of 11A511 Soyuz when escape tower fired
    inadvertently 27 minutes after a launch abort.  Two injured on pad. 
3/18/80 pad explosion of 8A92M Vostok-2M due Plestesk fueling accident prior
   to launch that killed 48. 
9/26/83 11A511U Soyuz-U Soyuz T-10-1 escape tower firing due
    launch pad fire about 90 seconds before planned liftoff.  Crew saved but
    launch vehicle destroyed. 
(All four pad accidents are included in TsSKB Progress vehicle totals.)

 - Ed Kyle
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #77 on: 04/23/2014 06:25 AM »
Arianespace said this is the 1,819th launch of soyuz. Could I ask how do they figure out this number? Maybe they included launches of all the R-7 missiles and all the derived rockets, like Vostok, Voskhod and Molniya . Thanks :-)
http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2014/4-9-2014-1819-Soyuz-launch-success.asp
These numbers come from TsSKB Progress, they are for ALL R-7 based rockets, including missiles through Molniya, and they include several R-7 vehicles that did not actually "launch" in the usual sense.  The following are the rockets from the list that, I believe, do not appear on every "launch" list.  They also appear to not include the Soyuz 2.1v launch, an exclusion with which I concur because the NK-33 powered version is simply not an R-7.

7/10/63 pad explosion of 8A92 Vostok-2 when one booster engine shut down at liftoff.
12/14/66 pad explosion of 11A511 Soyuz when escape tower fired
    inadvertently 27 minutes after a launch abort.  Two injured on pad. 
3/18/80 pad explosion of 8A92M Vostok-2M due Plestesk fueling accident prior
   to launch that killed 48. 
9/26/83 11A511U Soyuz-U Soyuz T-10-1 escape tower firing due
    launch pad fire about 90 seconds before planned liftoff.  Crew saved but
    launch vehicle destroyed. 
(All four pad accidents are included in TsSKB Progress vehicle totals.)

 - Ed Kyle
Very helpful answer, Kyle. Thanks very much.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #78 on: 05/02/2014 05:01 AM »
According to the information on the link, Egyptsat-2 received the first images;

http://www.barl.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=184&Itemid=194

(Hence, images are not disclosed yet)

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The initial flight program phase of the new generation earth remote sensing spacecraft is completed


The initial flight program phase of the earth remote sensing spacecraft (ERS SC) produced by S.P. Korolev RSC Energia in the interests of a foreign Customer, and injected into a near-earth orbit on April 16, 2014 is completed.

The SC onboard service systems, i.e. onboard control complex, service channel control system, power supply system, propulsion system, thermal control system were tested in full scope. All operation parameters of the onboard systems are consistent with the design values.

The onboard payload - optoelectronic observation system and high-rate radio link system were tested. Various survey modes were implemented with transmission of the obtained images to the fixed image ground segment facilities. The image characteristics meet the requirements set forth in the SC technical specifications.

The SC onboard systems operate normally, its flight tests are in progress.

http://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2014/news_04-30.html

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #80 on: 05/06/2014 12:03 PM »
The picture named "photo_04-30-02" has long strip in the middle. I assume there is either a problem on the CCD or images need furhter calibration.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #81 on: 05/09/2014 02:13 PM »
Are those two circular things, below the solar panel electric propulsion?
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #82 on: 05/09/2014 02:41 PM »
Very likely yes, I saw a report earlier that mentioned xenon thrusters.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #83 on: 07/02/2014 05:50 PM »
Imagery of the tumbling upper stage from this launch.

http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/imagery-heavily-tumbling-egyptsat-rocket/

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #84 on: 04/28/2015 09:14 AM »
Izvestia and allegedly sources from RSC Energia report, that Egypt has lost communication with EgyptSat 2, less than a year since launch.

Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) deny this.

Can anyone confirm?

http://www.astrowatch.net/2015/04/has-egypt-lost-contact-with-its.html

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #85 on: 04/28/2015 02:01 PM »
Izvestia and allegedly sources from RSC Energia report, that Egypt has lost communication with EgyptSat 2, less than a year since launch.

Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) deny this.

Can anyone confirm?

http://www.astrowatch.net/2015/04/has-egypt-lost-contact-with-its.html
nope. nothing yet.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #86 on: 04/29/2015 11:06 AM »
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/egyptsat2.html#problems

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EgyptSat-2 fails in orbit

In April 2015, rumors surfaced on the Internet that the EgyptSat-2 either completely failed in orbit or experienced attitude control problems. There were no official confirmation or denial from the official sources, but if the satellite was lost, it would functioned only one year out of 11-year life span in its technical specifications. It would also repeat an ill fate of its Ukrainian-built predecessor, which had also failed prematurely.

According to industry sources, an expected dual failure in the flight control system rendered the satellite completely inoperable. The spacecraft apparently stopped reacting to commands from the ground, despite all efforts of mission control.

By the end of April, the official Russian media confirmed the loss of the satellite citing unnamed sources. A report by the Interfax news agency said that both flight control computers onboard the spacecraft failed within 15 seconds of each other on April 12, 2015. According to the Izvestiya daily, the satellite failed on April 14.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-U - EgyptSat-2 - April 16, 2014 (1620UTC)
« Reply #87 on: 04/29/2015 12:53 PM »
If the Progress failure also turns out be a flight computer, heads will roll at RSC Energia.


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