Author Topic: LIVE: Soyuz MS-03 Events - November 17-19, 2016  (Read 73361 times)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #120 on: 11/17/2016 07:14 pm »
T-6 minutes. The Terminal Count is underway. The launch key will be inserted in the launch bunker in less than 30 seconds.

NASA PAO Rob Navias now reporting from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden is at the launch site in anticipation of the launch.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #121 on: 11/17/2016 07:15 pm »
T-5 minutes. Commander Novitsky's controls have been started up. The crew members now closing their helmet visors and starting the oxygen supply to their Sokol suits.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #122 on: 11/17/2016 07:16 pm »
Launch key shortly
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #123 on: 11/17/2016 07:16 pm »
T-4 minutes. The ignition sequence will last 15 seconds; the longest for any launch vehicle.

Compare that to a Minotaur IV rocket, which ignites and lifts off at T0.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #125 on: 11/17/2016 07:16 pm »
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #126 on: 11/17/2016 07:17 pm »
T-3 minutes. The booster and core stage engines now being purged with nitrogen in preparation for ignition.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #127 on: 11/17/2016 07:17 pm »
T-2 minutes, 40 seconds. The spacecraft power umbilical has disconnected and all stages now being pressurized.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #128 on: 11/17/2016 07:18 pm »
T-2 minutes, 10 seconds. Kerosene and LOX fill-and-drain valves are closed. LOX and N2 loading has stopped.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #130 on: 11/17/2016 07:18 pm »
Under 90 seconds to liftoff. Weather at Baikonur remains GO.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #131 on: 11/17/2016 07:19 pm »
T-1 minute. Soyuz now on internal power. The launch vehicle now secure at flight pressures.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #132 on: 11/17/2016 07:20 pm »
T-40 seconds. The first umbilical tower retracting from the Soyuz.

T-30 seconds. Launch igniters armed.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #133 on: 11/17/2016 07:20 pm »
T-20 seconds. The second umbilical tower retracting from the Soyuz.

T-15. Engine turbopumps have started, marking the ignition sequence initiation.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #134 on: 11/17/2016 07:20 pm »
T-10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, main engine start, 1, and liftoff of the Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz MS-03, continuing the cooperation of international partners and preparing for a future army of cargo resupply vehicles. Soyuz has cleared the tower.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #136 on: 11/17/2016 07:21 pm »
T+15 seconds. Pitch program is underway.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #138 on: 11/17/2016 07:21 pm »
T+30 seconds. Passing through Mach 1. Vehicle now supersonic.
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 17, 2016
« Reply #139 on: 11/17/2016 07:21 pm »
T+50 seconds. Max-Q has been achieved. Very little attitude disturbances.
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