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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #20 on: 03/14/2014 10:24 am »
RKK Energia reporting about the arrival of the crews in Baikonur...

Primary (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich SKVORTSOV (Roscosmos, Russia), Oleg Germanovich ARTEMYEV (Roscosmos, Russia) and Steven Ray SWANSON (NASA, USA)) and backup (Aleksandr Mikhailovich SAMOKUTYAEV (Roscosmos, Russia), Elena Olegovna SEROVA (Roscosmos, Russia) and Barry Eugene WILMORE (NASA, USA)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-12M transportation spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site.
At the airport they were met by members of the State Commission and Technical Management.

Commanders of the crews reported on their readiness for pre-flight training and Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft acceptance.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-13.html
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #21 on: 03/15/2014 01:32 pm »
March 14, 2014
 Soyuz TMA-12M crews initiated a final training phase

The prime and backup crews for the ISS-39/40 initiated a final training phase in the processing facility.

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich SKVORTSOV (Roscosmos, Russia), Oleg Germanovich ARTEMYEV  (Roscosmos, Russia), Steven Ray SWANSON (NASA, USA), Aleksandr Mikhailovich SAMOKUTYAEV (Roscosmos, Russia), Elena Olegovna SEROVA  (Roscosmos, Russia) and Barry Eugene WILMORE (NASA, USA) had training sessions onboard the spacecraft, acquainted with the onboard documentation and the content of cargoes launched and also made a fitting of the Sokol-KB space suits and individual liners.

Today a meeting of Technical Management was held where a decision to fill the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-14.html

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #22 on: 03/15/2014 01:36 pm »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #23 on: 03/15/2014 01:43 pm »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #24 on: 03/17/2014 11:08 am »
March 16, 2014

Fuelled SC Soyuz TMA-12M was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-16.html

March 17, 2014

A transfer compartment was docked with SC Soyuz TMA-12M

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

A transfer compartment was docked with Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-17.html

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #25 on: 03/17/2014 11:10 am »
Launch preparations continue at Baikonur

http://www.roscosmos.ru/20355/ (in Russian)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #26 on: 03/19/2014 05:27 am »
March 18, 2014
Coverage Set for Next Space Station Crew Launch


NASA Television will broadcast prelaunch activities for the next three crew members flying to the International Space Station, followed by extensive live coverage of their launch and docking to the orbital laboratory Tuesday, March 25.

Expedition 39/40 Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will launch to the space station in a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. EDT (3:17 a.m. March 26 in Baikonur). NASA Television coverage will begin at 4:15 p.m.

The crew will dock to the station's Poisk module less than six hours later at 11:04 p.m. NASA TV docking coverage begins at 10:30 p.m.

When the hatches open, they will be greeted by Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the first Japanese astronaut to lead an expedition, and Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos. Coverage of the hatch opening begins on NASA TV at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26.

Swanson, Skvortsov and Artemyev will remain aboard the station until mid-September. Wakata, Mastracchio and Tyurin have been aboard the orbital outpost since November 2013 and will return to Earth May 14, leaving Swanson as the Expedition 40 Commander.

For the full schedule of Soyuz prelaunch, launch and docking coverage, as well as NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information on the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For b-roll and other media resources, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #27 on: 03/19/2014 10:42 am »
March 19, 2014

Designers inspection of SC Soyuz TMA-12M and payload shroud roll were performed

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft was completed.

Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft was performed.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-19.html

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #28 on: 03/19/2014 11:05 am »
An open training session was held for the press on March 18 and the ceremonial tree planting took place.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/20363/ (In Russian)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #29 on: 03/19/2014 05:59 pm »
Expedition 39/40 - Crew Activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8788

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #30 on: 03/21/2014 08:43 am »
A check inspection of the SC Soyuz TMA-12M was performed

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

In the assembly/test building primary (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich SKVORTSOV (Roscosmos, Russia), Oleg Germanovich ARTEMYEV (Roscosmos, Russia) and Steven Ray SWANSON (NASA, USA)) and backup (Aleksandr Mikhailovich SAMOKUTYAEV (Roscosmos, Russia), Elena Olegovna SEROVA (Roscosmos, Russia) and Barry Eugene WILMORE (NASA, USA)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-12M transportation spacecraft made a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration and got acquainted with equipment to be delivered and returned to the ground.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-21.html


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #31 on: 03/21/2014 08:43 am »
Baikonur Activities as Expedition 39 Prepare for Launch to ISS


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #32 on: 03/21/2014 04:12 pm »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #33 on: 03/21/2014 06:02 pm »
Expedition 39/40 - Crew Activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan - March 21
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8793

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #34 on: 03/21/2014 06:56 pm »
JSC2014-E-027243 (21 March 2014) --- In the Baikonur Cosmodrome Museum in Kazakhstan, Expedition 39/40 Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev (left) of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov(center) of Roscosmos and Expediton 39 Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA hold a banner bearing the insignia of their Soyuz crew patch March 21 during traditional ceremonies. Swanson, who will serve as Expedition 40 commander, Skvortsov and Artemyev are wrapping up training for their launch to the station March 26, Kazakh time, Swanson, Skvortsov and Artemyev are wrapping up training for their launch to the station March 26, Kazakh time, on the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft for a six-month mission on the orbital laboratory. Photo credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #35 on: 03/22/2014 11:09 am »
March 21, 2014

Orbital module of the LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz TMA-12M was transported for the general integration with LV

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing the Soyuz TMA-12M manned spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-21_2.html

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #36 on: 03/22/2014 01:22 pm »
LV Soyuz general integration is completed

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

In the LV Integration and Checkout Facility, the basic integration of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the upper composite has been completed.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-22.html


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #37 on: 03/23/2014 07:42 am »
LV Soyuz rollout to the launch pad

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12M transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Soyuz launch vehicle was rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad. Soyuz launch vehicle with Soyuz TMA-12M transport vehicle is installed on the launch pad. L-2 days activities have been started.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss39/photo_03-23.html


 

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #38 on: 03/23/2014 11:46 am »
Also, some photos on the YGCTC at http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=2427 and from Roscosmos at http://www.roscosmos.ru/20376/
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz TMA-12M - March 25, 2014
« Reply #39 on: 03/23/2014 05:41 pm »
Expedition 39/40 Soyuz TMA-12M Spacecraft Mating and Rollout to the Launch Pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan plus Launch Pad Interviews
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8796

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