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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #62 on: 07/21/2015 12:01 am »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #64 on: 07/21/2015 08:55 am »
We have some problems..
http://www.interfax.ru/russia/455011  (in Russian)

10:56, 21 July 2015

They found problems during prelaunch testing rocket "Soyuz"

 The launch, which will orbit a manned spacecraft with three crew members on board, was appointed on July 23;  sending it to the crew delayed

Moscow.  July 21.  INTERFAX.RU - When checking the performance of systems rocket "Soyuz-FG" that July 23 should be put into orbit a manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-17M" with an international crew of Russian Oleg Kononenko and astronauts Chela Lindgren (USA) and Kimii Yui (Japan ) revealed remarks, "Interfax" in the space industry.

 "During the general tests rocket" Soyuz-FG "on the launch complex revealed remarks to the individual devices. Now the problem by specialists starting calculations," - said the agency.

 The launch of "Soyuz-FG" with the manned spacecraft is scheduled for 00:02 GMT on July 23.

 "Interfax" does not yet have an official comment on the situation the Russian Space Agency.

 According to the source, to eliminate the comments will take a few hours.  There will be additional checks.  If necessary, start the rocket can be transferred to the backup date - the 24th of July.

 Transfer start

 This crew of "Union" was supposed to go into orbit on May 26, but due to the April crash truck "Progress", stayed on Earth.

 The launch of "Soyuz-2.1a" with the cargo ship "Progress M-27M" held on April 28.  However, after the undocking of the third stage and the truck with the "progress" has ceased to act telemetry.  In the future, experts Mission Control Center (MCC) found that the ship opened two of the five antennas rendezvous system "course", and the truck was much higher than the calculated orbit.

 MCC tried unsuccessfully to regain control of the "Progress", and the truck started spinning and uncontrollable decline.  Later MCC stopped trying to regain control.  "Progress" was burned up in the atmosphere on May 8th.

 The accident "Progress" and the subsequent investigation have led to further changes in the schedule starts.  In particular, the start of the spaceship "Soyuz TMA-17M" was moved from May 26 to July 23, and was at that time the crew of the ISS was delayed for a month, until 11 June.

 A bad start "Progress" was not the only incident in the global space industry.  Since June 28, the American truck Dragon was supposed to deliver to the ISS for about 2 tons of cargo, but the conclusions it into orbit rocket Falcon 9 exploded after launch.
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Let's keep an eye on that situation. Also, and I'm sure it's been answered but I can't find it, are we back to a six hour rendezvous with this mission?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #66 on: 07/21/2015 11:17 am »
Let's keep an eye on that situation. Also, and I'm sure it's been answered but I can't find it, are we back to a six hour rendezvous with this mission?

Latest elements show ISS passing over Baikonur 3 minutes before the launch time so it certainly seems likely. Not sure if a delay will allow the 6 hour rendezvous though.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #67 on: 07/21/2015 11:27 am »
Let's keep an eye on that situation. Also, and I'm sure it's been answered but I can't find it, are we back to a six hour rendezvous with this mission?

Yes, this will be a 6 hour rendezvous mission.

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We have some problems..
http://www.interfax.ru/russia/455011  (in Russian)

Tass smackdown on Interfax with Roscosmos denial. ;)
http://tass.ru/kosmos/2133465

Launch still on track.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #69 on: 07/21/2015 01:25 pm »
Tass smackdown on Interfax with Roscosmos denial. ;)
http://tass.ru/kosmos/2133465

Launch still on track.
"Translation" for uninitiated - there was a problem, but it was either fixed, or in the process of being fixed and launch team is confident it would be fixed in time for launch.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #70 on: 07/21/2015 04:16 pm »
The State Commission meeting

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The State Commission held its meeting at Baikonur launch site where the primary and backup crews for Soyuz TMA-17M were approved and the readiness of the space launcher system was confirmed.

Prime crew: Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko (Roscosmos, Russia), Soyuz TMA-17M Commander; Kimiya Yui (JAXA, Japan), Soyuz TMA-17M Flight Engineer-1; Kjell Norwood Lindgren (NASA, USA), Soyuz TMA-17M Flight Engineer-2.

Backup crew: Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko (Roscosmos, Russia), Soyuz TMA-17M Commander; Timothy Lennart Kopra (NASA, USA), Soyuz TMA-17M Flight Engineer-1; Timothy Nigel Peake (ESA, England), Soyuz TMA-17M Flight Engineer-2.

The members of the primary and backup crews reported their readiness for the mission.

The launch of the Soyuz-FG integrated launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to the ISS Orbital Complex is planned for July 23, 2015 at 00:02:45 a.m. Moscow time.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss44/photo_07-21.html
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #71 on: 07/21/2015 05:37 pm »
ROSCOSMOS: final press conference CREWS TPK "Soyuz TMA-17M" at Baikonur

Today, July 21, 2015, the crews of manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-17M" 44/45 expedition to the International Space Station held a final press conference at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Crew members have confirmed the need for continued cooperation between the two countries in space exploration.

During the press conference, Oleg Kononenko said that the truck accident "Progress" in April this year has made adjustments not only in the training of astronauts, but also in the work of ground services. "The reasons clarified, made the necessary changes in the operation of the systems in charge of our security. Here, in Baikonur, we have trained twice in the "Soyuz", no problems have been identified. I think that everything will be nominally "- said KONONENKO.

He was supported by other members of the crew. Kimiya Yui noted that the "Soyuz" - a very reliable vehicle, and he is happy to be an astronaut. Kjell Lindgren added that Russian experts "once again very carefully checked all of the "Soyuz" after the accident "Progress".

American astronaut Kjell Lindgren noted that recently celebrated the anniversary of our country's mission of "Soyuz-Apollo". "I hope that the next 40 years we will also closely cooperate with Russia," - said Kjell Lindgren.
According to him, two and a half years preflight training Russia became his second home.

The launch of the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-17M" is scheduled on July 23 at 00:02 MSK to "Gagarin's start" (site №1) Baikonur Cosmodrome.

http://www.federalspace.ru/21598/
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #73 on: 07/21/2015 11:04 pm »
Moved for live coverage!!!!

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #74 on: 07/22/2015 07:28 am »
Expedition 44 Crew Meets Officials And Reporters As Launch Approaches

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #75 on: 07/22/2015 07:44 am »
Tim Peake:

Enforced post-lunch nap today... prime crew wakes in 5 hours to begin final preparations. Launch 03:02 local time ‪#‎excited.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #76 on: 07/22/2015 07:47 am »
Tale of two patches: Soyuz crew launching to station pays tribute to Apollo.

 July 22, 2015 — What is blue, gold and silver and links the final manned mission to launch to the moon with the next crew lifting off for the International Space Station on Wednesday (July 22)?

The Soyuz TMA-17M mission patch.

The emblem, which represents the 43rd crew to launch on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the space station, borrows its design from the insignia for NASA's Apollo 17 mission, launched 43 years ago.
 "I am a big fan of the Apollo program and it would have been a pity not to use this coincidence between Soyuz 17 [M] and Apollo 17," Soyuz commander Oleg Konenenko, a cosmonaut with Russia's space agency Roscosmos, told collectSPACE. "So that is how this patch came about."

Read more: http://www.collectspace.com/…/news-072215a-soyuz-tm17m-patc…

(Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls / composite: collectSPACE)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #77 on: 07/22/2015 09:58 am »
Experiments planned for the Russian segment of ISS mention Gagarin From Space - Open amateur radio transmission of archive photos of Yuri Gagarin’s life and work. ( http://www.tsenki.com/en/launch_services/help_information/launch/2015/?EID=127263#tab-Experiments-link )

Anyone have more info on that?
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
« Reply #78 on: 07/22/2015 12:11 pm »
Kjell Lindgren ‏@astro_kjell  ·

Training…check.
Equipment…check.
Rocket…check.
Press conference…check.
We are ready to fly!!


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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-17M launch - July 22, 2015 (21:02 UTC)
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