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MetOp-C payload module
 
The payload module of MetOp-C, Europe’s latest weather satellite, is in place at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands for rigorous testing in space-like conditions.
 
MetOp is a set of three polar-orbiting satellites whose temperature and humidity observations from a relatively close 800 km-altitude orbit have sharpened the accuracy of weather forecasting.
 
Procured by ESA for Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, MetOp-A was launched in 2006 and MetOp-B in 2012, with MetOp-C due to follow next year.
 
MetOp-C’s sensor module was transported in the first week of January from Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen, Germany to ESA’s Test Centre in Noordwijk in the Netherlands, which is equipped to simulate every aspect of the space environment.
 
The 2.1 tonne module carries a suite of meteorology and climatology instruments, variously procured by ESA or sourced from Eumetsat, France’s CNES space agency and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
 
“The operation of the payload module and its instruments needs to be verified in space-like vacuum conditions,” explains Jacques Mauduit of European Test Services, the company operating the centre for ESA.
 
“This ‘thermal vacuum’ testing will take place in the Large Space Simulator this spring, with cryogenically cooled ‘blackbodies’ fitted in front of individual instrument openings or radiators to control their temperatures to within 100–30ºC of absolute zero.”
 
The set-up for this complex test was verified last autumn.
 
Once testing is complete, MetOp-C’s payload module will travel to the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse, France, to be integrated with its service module – the segment of the satellite providing attitude and orbit control, electrical power and communications, and hosting the main computer.
 
The launch of MetOp-C by Soyuz from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is scheduled for October 2018.
 
Credit: ESA/ETS – A Kuebler
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Re: ESA - MetOp-C updates
« Reply #1 on: 02/23/2017 08:54 am »
MetOp inside LSS

The payload module of MetOp-C, Europe’s latest weather satellite, being lowered into Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, the 10 m-diameter Large Space Simulator, on 20 February 2017.

The LSS is part of ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands, the largest facility of its kind in Europe, providing a complete suite of equipment for all aspects of satellite testing under a single roof.

MetOp-C’s instruments must be tested in space-like vacuum conditions. High-performance pumps will remove all air within the chamber to create an orbital-quality vacuum. Meanwhile, liquid nitrogen will circulate through the black walls to mimic the cold of sunless space.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/02/MetOp_inside_LSS

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Re: ESA - MetOp-C updates
« Reply #2 on: 07/07/2017 09:39 am »
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Paul Counet‏ @PaulCounet 48m48 minutes ago

After successful tests in @ESA ESTEC - @eumetsat #Metop-C satellite moved to Toulouse last week. Preparing for launch in October '18

https://twitter.com/PaulCounet/status/883246658494103552

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Re: ESA - MetOp-C updates
« Reply #3 on: 08/19/2017 06:41 am »

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Re: ESA - MetOp-C updates
« Reply #4 on: 04/17/2018 10:55 am »
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Today @eumetsat and its partners @ESA_EO, @CNES and @NOAASatellites are in @AirbusDefence to see #metop-C in clean room. Next @eumetsat launch planned on September 20.

https://twitter.com/paulcounet/status/986188020243189760

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Re: ESA - MetOp-C updates
« Reply #5 on: 07/03/2018 07:23 am »
The Metop-C satellite arrived in French Gyuana on June 26. CNES posted some pics on its facebook page.

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Re: ESA - MetOp-C updates
« Reply #6 on: 07/03/2018 03:44 pm »
Launch date:
MetOp-C - October 6
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https://ria.ru/science/20180626/1523388037.html

Then:
Metop-C - second half of September
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https://ria.ru/space/20180702/1523789615.html

And source: SFN Launch Schedule https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ , July 3 update

Launch date/time: November 7, approximately 00:47 UTC = November 6, 21:47 GFT (Kourou)
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Re: ESA - MetOp-C updates
« Reply #7 on: 07/10/2018 11:45 am »
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/MetOp/MetOp-C_launch_campaign_kicks_off

MetOp-C launch campaign kicks off

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The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.

The cargo aircraft transported 11 containers of equipment for ground support and IT-infrastructure, followed by the second, carrying the two main modules of the spacecraft a few days later. The third and final Antonov brought the solar array.

This is all in preparation for the launch of the third polar-orbiting satellite in the Meteorological Operational satellite programme. This programme was procured by ESA for Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

The first two satellites were launched in 2006 and 2012. The launch of MetOp-C later this year will continue the success story of the most important set of sensors for weather prediction in space today.

Image credits: ESA

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Re: ESA - MetOp-C updates
« Reply #8 on: 08/04/2018 11:10 am »
http://blogs.esa.int/eolaunches/2018/08/03/metop-c-satellite-is-whole/

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Following the arrival of the MetOp-C at Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, in the first week of July, the team has been busy testing and preparing the satellite for launch.

While activities are currently running on schedule, they will put on hold in mid-August and resume in mid-September because the launch date has been moved from 20 September to 6 November.

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MetOp-C is the third polar-orbiting satellite in the Meteorological Operational satellite programme. This programme was procured by ESA for Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

The series of MetOp satellites carry a host of sensitive instruments to measure a wide range of variables such as temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction over oceans, ozone and other atmospheric gases. The first two satellites were launched in 2006 and 2012.

The launch of MetOp-C in November will continue the success story of the most important set of sensors for weather prediction in space today.

Image credit: EUMETSAT

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 10/04/2018 06:45 am »
MetOp-C landing in French Guiana

The MetOp-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.

 
Credits: ESA

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 10/04/2018 06:46 am »
Moving MetOp-C for fuelling

With the launch of MetOp-C set for 7 November, engineers have been carefully preparing the satellite to be fuelled. This has also involved moving the satellite from the ‘Payload Processing’ building to the ‘Hazardous Processing’ building where it will be fuelled.

Credits: ESA

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 10/04/2018 06:47 am »
Working on the solar array

The 40 sq m array, which weighs in at over 250 kg, will be gently deployed when MetOp-C is in orbit.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 10/04/2018 06:47 am »
Checking connections

With the alignment done and array attached, the MetOp-C is complete and the team focuses on checking all the electrical connections.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 10/05/2018 12:17 pm »
Will this not be a Fregat-MT?

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 10/05/2018 07:37 pm »
Will this not be a Fregat-MT?
No because the predecessor MetOp's A and B used original standard Fregat's. Fregat-M is the successor to the original Fregat.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 10/08/2018 02:13 pm »
Interesting. So if I'm informed correctly this will be the first Soyuz ST-B using a Fregat-M upper stage.
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Interesting. So if I'm informed correctly this will be the first Soyuz ST-B using a Fregat-M upper stage.

Or it could be the first Soyuz-STB with a standard Fregat.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 10/08/2018 03:48 pm »
Interesting. So if I'm informed correctly this will be the first Soyuz ST-B using a Fregat-M upper stage.

Or it could be the first Soyuz-STB with a standard Fregat.
Starsem performed test launches of the STA and STB versions out of Baikonur before being flown from CSG. Those flights used the standard fregat. Fregat-MT made its first flight out of CSG.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #19 on: 10/11/2018 12:04 pm »
Any impacts on this launch because of the MS-10  Failure?

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #20 on: 10/11/2018 12:41 pm »
Any impacts on this launch because of the MS-10  Failure?

Will be likely delayed.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #21 on: 10/11/2018 06:16 pm »
Any impacts on this launch because of the MS-10  Failure?

Will be likely delayed.

I'm hearing the same thing. The strap-on boosters of R7-derived vehicles, such as Soyuz-FG and Soyuz-ST, are now suspect, courtesy of the MS-10 mishap earlier today.

Soyuz-ST uses the same basic set-up for the strap-on boosters. Until they are cleared the booster for this mission is grounded.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #22 on: 10/11/2018 07:39 pm »
Any impacts on this launch because of the MS-10  Failure?

Will be likely delayed.

I'm hearing the same thing. The strap-on boosters of R7-derived vehicles, such as Soyuz-FG and Soyuz-ST, are now suspect, courtesy of the MS-10 mishap earlier today.

Soyuz-ST uses the same basic set-up for the strap-on boosters. Until they are cleared the booster for this mission is grounded.
All Soyuz versions are grounded by the State commission with the lone exception of Soyuz-2.1v which does not use the strap-on boosters.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #23 on: 10/18/2018 11:12 pm »
The last I heard, a final check on the boosters is planned, the result is expected to be positive (because the failure is allegedly due to mounting and not manufacturing) and the launch is supposed to proceed as scheduled.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #24 on: 10/21/2018 08:36 pm »
Cross-post from the BepiColombo launch thread, post-successful-launch speeches, Stephane Israel:
Next mission is for Eumetsat on 6 November [local time]. Waiting on information from Roscosmos.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #26 on: 10/30/2018 02:51 am »
Getting ready for MetOp-C

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Published on Oct 29, 2018

The third in the series of MetOp satellites is scheduled for launch on 7 November from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou. In this special edition of Earth from Space, ESA’s MetOp-C project manager, Stéfane Carlier, talks about this latest polar-orbiting weather satellite and how its range of instruments provide data on a host of atmospheric variables such as temperature and humidity. These data are used largely for numerical weather prediction – the basis for weather forecasting. They also contribute to climate research.

The MetOp programme is a joint undertaking between ESA and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Eumetsat.

The programme is also Europe’s contribution to a cooperative venture with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. The satellites work in conjunction with the NOAA satellite system.

Not only do the MetOp and NOAA satellites fly in complementary orbits to offer maximum coverage, but some of the instruments are also common to both missions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANlEYxaPS9I?t=001



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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #27 on: 10/30/2018 06:17 pm »
Press Release

N°31-2018

Paris, 30 October 2018

 

Call for media: launch of MetOp-C – European meteorological satellite

Media representatives are invited to Eumetsat in Germany on 6 November to follow the launch of Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite, MetOp-C.

Early next Wednesday morning, Eumetsat’s MetOp-C – the last in the current series of polar-orbiting meteorological satellites – will be launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The MetOp series of satellites has the biggest impact
on weather forecast accuracy.

Eumetsat is hosting an event at its Darmstadt headquarters, from where the satellite will be operated after the launch and early orbit phase (LEOP). The programme includes live crossovers to Kourou to follow the launch as it happens.

Speakers will cover how MetOp has not only improved weather forecasting, but how it is also used to monitor the atmosphere, droughts and the disappearance of old Arctic sea ice.

Representatives from all of the partners involved in the MetOp mission – Eumetsat, ESA, Airbus Defence and Space, the French space agency CNES, Arianespace and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – will also speak.

The media are welcome to attend the event at Darmstadt headquarters. Tours of Eumetsat and ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), from where MetOp-C’s LEOP activities will be carried out, will be arranged before the event.

The MetOp programme is a collaborative undertaking between Eumetsat and ESA, whereby ESA is responsible for procuring the satellites for Eumetsat.

 

Tours of ESOC and Eumetsat

 

Where:

ESA/ESOC

Robert-Bosch-Straße 5 

64293 Darmstadt

Germany

 

When:

Arrival and check-in at ESOC 21:15 – 21:30 (Tuesday 6 November)

Briefing about the MetOp-C LEOP activities in ESOC including a visit of the control centre 21:30 – 22:10

Transfer to Eumetsat by bus 22:15

Welcome drink at Eumetsat 22:30

Briefing about Eumetsat’s activities including a visit of the control centre 22:45 – 23:20

 

Launch Event Programme at Eumetsat

Where:

Eumetsat

Eumetsat-Allee 1

64295 Darmstadt

Germany

 

When:

Doors open at 23:30 (Tuesday 6 November)

Programme begins 00:15 (Wednesday 7 November)

Launch is at 01:47

Event concludes around 03:30

 
Registration

Media can register by sending an email to [email protected]

Please indicate if you’d like to participate in the tours of ESOC and Eumetsat, or if you plan to join the Eumetsat event programme only.

Please note that you need to bring a valid ID/passport to enter ESOC and Eumetsat.

For more information, please contact Ruth Evans – [email protected] or 0171 221 3015 or [email protected]

For more information about ESA/ESOC, please contact [email protected] .

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #28 on: 10/30/2018 06:22 pm »
October 29, 2018 

The Metop-C weather satellite is readied for Arianespace’s Soyuz launch in early November

Payload preparations are advancing for Arianespace’s next launch from French Guiana: a Soyuz mission to orbit Metop-C, the third in a series of European satellites that is significantly enhancing weather forecasting.

During activity in the Spaceport’s S3B clean room facility this month, Metop-C was “topped off” with its propellant load – which followed its initial integration and checkout processes.

Built by Airbus Defence and Space, Metop-C continues the European Meteorological Operational program of polar-orbiting spacecraft operated by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

Enhancing weather forecasting

The program also represents the European contribution to a cooperative venture with the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has been delivering meteorological data from polar orbit, free of charge, to users worldwide during the past 40 years.

The first two satellites – Metop-A and Metop-B – were launched on Soyuz vehicles from Baikonour in 2006 and 2012, respectively, by Starsem (Arianespace’s European-Russian joint-venture).

Metop spacecraft carry a payload of instruments to measure a wide range of variables – such as temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction over oceans, ozone and other atmospheric gases – marking major advances in global weather forecasting and climate monitoring capabilities.

Metop-C is scheduled for an early November liftoff on Arianespace Flight VS19, which will be the 19th Soyuz mission with the Russian-built medium-lift workhorse performed from the Spaceport. After its deployment by Soyuz, the satellite is to undergo approximately six-weeks of commissioning, during which the proper operation of the spacecraft and its instrumentation is verified.

http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/metop-c-preparations/

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Launch time is Nov 7 00:47 UTC, according to the Arianespace website.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #31 on: 10/31/2018 02:20 pm »

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #32 on: 11/02/2018 05:19 pm »
After evaluating the pictures of the Fregat for this launch = Fregat-M .

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=17286.msg1872282#msg1872282

Have I possibly found a clue in the launch kits.
The kits with Fregat-MT show the tank extensions in the image of the cut payload fairing.
The kits with Fregat-M or the old Fregat show these tank extensions not.

VS16: Fregat-MT
VS17 and VS19 are Fregat-M
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #33 on: 11/03/2018 06:42 am »
Improving weather forecasting: Soyuz reaches the launch zone for Arianespace’s upcoming flight with Metop-C


The Soyuz vehicle for Arianespace’s next medium-lift mission has moved to the launch zone in French Guiana, where it stands ready to receive the Metop-C satellite passenger that will be lofted on this November 6 flight.

In procedures that have become familiar at the Spaceport, Soyuz was moved via a transport/erector rail car in a horizontal-transfer process from the MIK launcher assembly facility to the ELS launch complex. Once over the launch pad, the vehicle was erected into a vertical orientation, where it is suspended in place by four large support arms.

Following this step’s completion, the mobile gantry was moved into position over the launcher – providing protection for the upcoming installation of Soyuz’ “upper composite,” which consists of Metop-C, the Fregat upper stage and payload fairing.

http://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/vs19-soyuz-rollout/
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #34 on: 11/04/2018 07:28 pm »
Two nice videos from EUMETSAT
Luxury problems 3 satellites at the same time were not planned
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #35 on: 11/06/2018 06:24 pm »
MetOp-C in launch tower

MetOp-C in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It is the last in the current series of MetOp satellites, following on from MetOp-A and MetOp-B, which were launched in 2006 and 2012, respectively. Launching the satellites sequentially ensures continuous observations of a host of atmospheric variables such as temperature, humidity, trace gases, ozone, and wind speed over the ocean. These data are used mainly for numerical weather prediction – the basis for weather forecasting. The satellites have all been developed by ESA under a cooperation agreement for the space segment of the Eumetsat Polar System. This system is Europe’s contribution to a multi-satellite system shared with the US NOAA agency.

Related article: MetOp-C ready for big day

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/11/MetOp-C_in_launch_tower

Image credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #38 on: 11/06/2018 11:05 pm »
Colour and sound checks.
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Testing sound channels.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #41 on: 11/06/2018 11:19 pm »
Do we know the Fregat-M serial number?
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #42 on: 11/06/2018 11:23 pm »
Do we know the Fregat-M serial number?

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #43 on: 11/06/2018 11:24 pm »
End of sound checks.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #45 on: 11/06/2018 11:27 pm »
One minute to start of webcast.
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Welcome to tonight's coverage of the nineteenth Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Centre. The payload is the third of ESA's first-gen Meteorological Operational satellites, which orbit around the Earth's poles to collect weather data similar to NOAA's own constellation.

The T0 is scheduled for 00:47:27 UTC (9:47:27 PM French Guiana Time), which is instantaneous. It's only a one-second window, so any hold called will result in a postponement.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #48 on: 11/06/2018 11:29 pm »
Webcast has started.
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Soyuz stats.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #50 on: 11/06/2018 11:30 pm »
Vehicle and payload.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #51 on: 11/06/2018 11:31 pm »
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Greetings from Germany to Kourou.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #53 on: 11/06/2018 11:32 pm »
Arianespace CEO.
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Right now, Stephane Israel is not in Kourou, but in Germany for this occasion.
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This is the fourteenth Soyuz-STB to be launched from Kourou; Soyuz-STB is a similar equivalent of the Soyuz-2.1b variant, except that the former includes some differences such as vertical integration and pyrotechnic igniters on the booster and first stage engines.

http://russianspaceweb.com/soyuz2_lv.html#st
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #56 on: 11/06/2018 11:33 pm »
T-15 minutes.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #57 on: 11/06/2018 11:35 pm »
T-12 minutes.
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Senior advisor of EUMETSAT.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #59 on: 11/06/2018 11:36 pm »
Eumetsat Senior Advisor. Spacecraft is go.
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T-10 minutes.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #61 on: 11/06/2018 11:37 pm »
T-10 minutes.
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This mission's DDO.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #63 on: 11/06/2018 11:39 pm »
T-9 minutes.

Board is green.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #64 on: 11/06/2018 11:39 pm »
OK, now we're at T-9 minutes. Was one minute ahead.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #66 on: 11/06/2018 11:40 pm »
T-8 minutes.
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T-7 minutes.

Still proceeding towards the T0 at 00:47:27 UTC.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #68 on: 11/06/2018 11:41 pm »
T-7 minutes. Showing launcher integration video.
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T-6 minutes.

In about a minute, the launch key will be inserted, initiating the final countdown sequence.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #70 on: 11/06/2018 11:42 pm »
T-6 minutes.
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Launch key has been inserted. Just passed the five-minute mark.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #72 on: 11/06/2018 11:43 pm »
T-5 minutes.
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T-4 minutes.

From launch to payload deployment, the whole flight will last 60 minutes and 18 seconds.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #74 on: 11/06/2018 11:44 pm »
T-4 minutes.
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T-3 minutes.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #76 on: 11/06/2018 11:45 pm »
T-3 minutes.
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T-2 minutes.

Just separated the gray mast's umbilical lines.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #78 on: 11/06/2018 11:46 pm »
T-2 minutes.
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Soyuz now on internal power. T-60 seconds.
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First umbilical tower retracting.

T-30 seconds.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #81 on: 11/06/2018 11:47 pm »
T-1 minute.
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Second umbilical tower retracting.

T-15 seconds. Ignition sequence start.
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All engines running up to flight speed. 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and liftoff of the Soyuz-STB rocket with MetOp C: the third of ESA's first-generation polar orbiting weather satellites.
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Roll and pitch programs have started. All main engines and verniers burning nominally.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #85 on: 11/06/2018 11:48 pm »
Liftoff!
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T+45 seconds. Soyuz passing through the sound barrier.

It'll encounter Max-Q in a few moments.
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75 seconds in.

The four strap-on boosters will be jettisoned at the 118-second mark, after shutting down a half-second beforehand.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #89 on: 11/06/2018 11:49 pm »
T+1 minute.
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T+2 minutes. Booster jettison successful.

The first stage's main engine and verniers continue to look good.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #91 on: 11/06/2018 11:50 pm »
T+2 minutes. First stage separation.
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Stage 1 propulsion nominal.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #93 on: 11/06/2018 11:51 pm »
T+3 minutes.
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And the payload fairing is away, exposing MetOp C to the vacuum of space.

Altitude 123 kilometers, velocity 2.57 kilometers per second, downrange 260 kilometers.
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The next major event will be first stage separation and second stage engine start, which utilizes a hot-staging method.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #96 on: 11/06/2018 11:52 pm »
T+4 minutes. Fairing separation.
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And we have staging; the second stage's RD-0124 engine is up and running.

The second stage's aft section has also been jettisoned.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #98 on: 11/06/2018 11:53 pm »
T+5 minutes. Second stage separation.
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T+6 minutes.

Altitude 205 kilometers, velocity 4.25 kilometers per second, downrange 745 kilometers.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #100 on: 11/06/2018 11:54 pm »
T+6 minutes.
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Stage 2 thrust looks good.
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Altitude 226 kilometers, velocity 5.25 kilometers per second, downrange 1,140 kilometers.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #103 on: 11/06/2018 11:55 pm »
T+7 minutes.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #104 on: 11/06/2018 11:56 pm »
T+8 minutes.
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T+8 minutes, 30 seconds.
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Bermuda has AOS.

Standing by for the next staging event.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #107 on: 11/06/2018 11:57 pm »
T+9 minutes.
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There's second stage engine shutdown.

And Fregat has separated from the second stage. There'll be a one-minute coast phase before Fregat's first burn will begin.
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T+10 minutes.

Altitude 252 kilometers, velocity 7.48 kilometers per second, downrange 2,160 kilometers.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #110 on: 11/06/2018 11:58 pm »
Third stage separation.

T+10 minutes.
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Fregat's main engine has ignited. This first burn will last 196 seconds.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #112 on: 11/06/2018 11:59 pm »
Fregat ignition.

T+11 minutes.
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T+12 minutes.

Altitude 268 kilometers, velocity 7.69 kilometers per second, downrange 3,000 kilometers.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #114 on: 11/07/2018 12:00 am »
T+12 minutes.
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Saint Hubert has AOS.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #116 on: 11/07/2018 12:01 am »
T+13 minutes.
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We have Fregat MECO-1. The vehicle will now coast until it reaches its apogee of 811 kilometers, at which point a second burn will circularize the parking orbit before releasing MetOp C.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #118 on: 11/07/2018 12:02 am »
Fregat cutoff.
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So far so good. Into the coast.

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T+15 minutes.

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We'll now take a commercial break until T+38 minutes, and when we return, the second Fregat burn will take place.

Be right back soon.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #122 on: 11/07/2018 12:05 am »
T+15 minutes. Upcoming events.

T+0:52:23 Second Fregat burn
T+0:53:38 Second Fregat burn cut-off
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #123 on: 11/07/2018 12:08 am »
T+20 minutes. Standing by while the spacecraft ascends to apogee.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #124 on: 11/07/2018 12:18 am »
T+30 minutes. Commentators back at T+37 minutes.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #125 on: 11/07/2018 12:25 am »
T+37 minutes. Commentators are back.
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Welcome back to the second part of Arianespace's nineteenth Soyuz mission with MetOp C. The Fregat third stage and its payload are continuing their coast to apogee, where a 75-second burn will round out the elliptical parking orbit.
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Approaching New Norcia, where it'll acquire the Fregat's signal.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #128 on: 11/07/2018 12:28 am »
T+40 minutes. Talking about LEOP operations.
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T+42 minutes.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #130 on: 11/07/2018 12:30 am »
Eumetsat video.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #131 on: 11/07/2018 12:33 am »
T+45 minutes.
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Commentator waving at the drone. :D
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #133 on: 11/07/2018 12:34 am »
Airbus Defence and Space video.
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Four minutes until the Fregat's second burn.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #136 on: 11/07/2018 12:37 am »
CNES video.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #137 on: 11/07/2018 12:38 am »
T+50 minutes. Second ignition in 2 minutes 23 seconds.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #138 on: 11/07/2018 12:39 am »
One minute to second ignition.
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New Norcia has AOS.

One minute to engine start.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #140 on: 11/07/2018 12:40 am »
Second ignition.
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Fregat MECO-2. Standing by for payload deployment in about seven minutes.

The targeted orbital parameters list a circular altitude of 811 kilometers inclined 98.37 degrees, but it's highly likely that Fregat inserted MetOp C into an orbit really close to preflight predictions.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #142 on: 11/07/2018 12:42 am »
Second cutoff! Separation in about 7 minutes.
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T+55 minutes.

Altitude 813 kilometers, velocity 7.54 kilometers per second, downrange 18,000 kilometers.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #144 on: 11/07/2018 12:43 am »
T+55 minutes. Showing ESA video. Separation in 5 minutes 18 seconds.
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Four minutes to go.
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T+58 minutes.

Altitude 816 kilometers, velocity 7.54 kilometers, downrange 17,000 kilometers.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #147 on: 11/07/2018 12:46 am »
Two minutes to separation.
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Once MetOp C is separated, we'll wait for the satellite to transmit its first signals.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #149 on: 11/07/2018 12:47 am »
One minute to separation.
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And there's MetOp C separation.

For the next five years, the 4,084-kilogram satellite will cooperate with its two predecessors to deliver valuable information on the atmosphere, land masses and sea surfaces.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/metop.htm
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #151 on: 11/07/2018 12:49 am »
Separation confirmed!
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And confirmed S/C Sep!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1059986033427824640

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MetOp C has transmitted its first signals; the Jupiter Control Room personnel applauding in response.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #154 on: 11/07/2018 12:50 am »
Handshakes.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #155 on: 11/07/2018 12:51 am »
Spacecraft appears to be healthy.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #156 on: 11/07/2018 12:52 am »
Solar array separation has started.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #157 on: 11/07/2018 12:53 am »
ESOC control room.
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"We have a mission."
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Stephane Israel.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #160 on: 11/07/2018 12:55 am »
Arianespace CEO.
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Does this success bring crewed launches again one step closer?
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Alain Ratier.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #163 on: 11/07/2018 01:00 am »
Eumetsat Director-General.
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Does this success bring crewed launches again one step closer?

Not just yet. They still have to launch Progress-MS 10 later this month before Kononenko's crew takes off.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #166 on: 11/07/2018 01:02 am »
ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #169 on: 11/07/2018 01:07 am »
NASA Director of Earth Observation, Navigation and Science.
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Nicolas Chamussy.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #171 on: 11/07/2018 01:09 am »
Airbus Defence and Space Executive Vice President Space Systems.
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Stephane Israel announcing the last three missions for 2018.

Mohammed VI B aboard Vega.

GSat 11 and GEO-Kompsat 2A aboard Ariane 5.

CSO 1 aboard Soyuz-STA.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #173 on: 11/07/2018 01:13 am »
Next launch is on 20 November with Mohammed VI-B on Vega, followed by Ariane and Soyuz.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #174 on: 11/07/2018 01:14 am »
Passing out some gifts.
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Webcast is in the process of ending.

Goodbye for now.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #176 on: 11/07/2018 01:16 am »
Wrapping up coverage.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #177 on: 11/07/2018 01:19 am »
End of coverage.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #178 on: 11/07/2018 04:59 am »
Do we know the Fregat-M serial number?

133-07

133-07 was Fregat-MT flown in January 2017.

The fairing was Р15000-027 as per photos on Spaceflight Now.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #179 on: 11/07/2018 05:30 am »
CSO 1 aboard Soyuz-STB.

Soyuz-STB?

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #180 on: 11/07/2018 06:27 am »
Do we know the Fregat-M serial number?

133-07

133-07 was Fregat-MT flown in January 2017.

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Fregat M 133-14

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CSO 1 aboard Soyuz-STB.

Soyuz-STB?

I believed it was Soyuz-STB because Gunter’s Space Page states that CSO 1 should launch on this variant.

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #182 on: 11/07/2018 06:19 pm »
without you know what.
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #183 on: 11/09/2018 08:13 am »
Did anyone catch the fairing serial number, please?

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #184 on: 11/09/2018 11:47 am »
Did anyone catch the fairing serial number, please?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cnes/45728768251/

15000-027 (or nr. 21 if you want to use AE strange counting system ;-)

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #185 on: 11/09/2018 11:55 am »
Did anyone catch the fairing serial number, please?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cnes/45728768251/

15000-027 (or nr. 21 if you want to use AE strange counting system ;-)

21 is not strange. It fits.

It is part of the 21st rocket for Arianespace.

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    Soyuz-U     М15000-061   2М131С ?                           Ikar                                  
    Soyuz-U     М15000-062   3М131С ?                           Ikar                                  
    Soyuz-U     М15000-063   4М131С ?                           Ikar                                  
    Soyuz-U     М15000-064 ? 5М131С ?                           Ikar                                  
    Soyuz-U     М15000-065   6М131С                             Ikar                                  
    Soyuz-U     А15000-066   7М131С                             Ikar                                  
    Soyuz-U     А15000-067   8М131С *                           Fregat     1001                       
    Soyuz-U     А15000-068   9М131С                             Fregat     1002    ST08 Cluster GVM   
    Soyuz-U     А15000-069  10М131С                             Fregat     1003    ST09 Cluster       
    Soyuz-U     А15000-070  11М131С                             Fregat     1004    ST10 Cluster       
    Soyuz-U     А15000-071  12М131С *                           Fregat     1005    ST11 Mars Express  
                                                                                                      
* Soyuz-U №А15000-067 -> Soyuz-FG №Ж15000-011                                                         
* Soyuz-U №А15000-071 -> Soyuz-FG №Э15000-005                                                         
                                                                                                      
01  Soyuz-ST-A  Ш15000-001  25М133С  81КС  Ш15000-003  25М133С  Fregat-M   1020                       
02  Soyuz-ST-A  Ш15000-002  26М133С  81КС  Ш15000-004  26М133С  Fregat-M   1021                       
                                                                                                      
03  Soyuz-ST-A  Б15000-003 * 1М134С  81КС  Б15000-005   1М134С  Fregat-M   1023         Globalstar-2  
04  Soyuz-ST-A  Б15000-004   2М134С  81КС  Б15000-006   2М134С  Fregat-M   1024         Globalstar-2  
                                                                                                      
* Soyuz-ST-A №Б15000-003 -> Soyuz-2-1A №Ю15000-008                                                    
                                                                                                      
05  Soyuz-2-1A  Б15000-007  25М134С  81КС  Б15000-008  25М134С  Fregat-M   1027         Globalstar-2  
                                                                                                      
06  Soyuz-2-1A  Б15000-010  14М135С  81КС  Б15000-009  14М135С  Fregat-M   1029         Globalstar-2  
07  Soyuz-2-1A  И15000-011  15М135С  81КС  И15000-010  15М135С  Fregat-MT  1030                       
08  Soyuz-ST-B  Б15000-001  16М135С  81КС  Б15000-011  16М135С  Fregat-MT  1031                       
09  Soyuz-ST-B  И15000-002  17М135С  81КС  И15000-012  17М135С  Fregat-MT  1032                       
10  Soyuz-2-1A  Л15000-012  18М135С  81КС  Л15000-013  18М135С  Fregat-M   1037    ST25 METOP-B       
11  Soyuz-2-1A  Л15000-013  19М135С  81КС  Л15000-014  19М135С  Fregat-M   1038                       
12  Soyuz-ST-B  Е15000-004  20М135С  81КС  Е15000-015  20М135С  Fregat-MT  1039                       
13  Soyuz-ST-B  Е15000-005  21М135С  81КС  Е15000-016  21М135С  Fregat-MT  1040         Gaia          
14  Soyuz-ST-B  Е15000-006  22М135С  81КС  Е15000-017  22М135С  Fregat-MT  1041                       
                                                                                                      
* Soyuz-2-1A №Б15000-010 -> Soyuz-ST-A №Р15000-005 ?                                                  
* Soyuz-2-1A №Л15000-013 -> Soyuz-ST-B №Е15000-003 ?                                                  
                                                                                                      
15  Soyuz-ST-B  Т15000-007   5М136С  81КС  Т15000-020   5М136С  Fregat-MT  133-01  VS10 O3B           
16  Soyuz-ST-B  Т15000-008  10М136С  81КС  Т15000-021  10М136С  Fregat-MT  133-02  VS11 Galileo       
17  Soyuz-ST-B  Т15000-009  11М136С  81КС  Г15000-022  11М136С  Fregat-MT  133-03  VS12 Galileo       
18  Soyuz-ST-B  Р15000-010  13М136С  81КС  Г15000-023  13М136С  Fregat-MT  133-04  VS13 Galileo       
19  Soyuz-ST-B  Р15000-011  21М136С  81КС  Р15000-024  21М136С  Fregat-MT  133-05  VS15 Galileo       
20  Soyuz-ST-B  Р15000-012  24М136С  81КС  Р15000-025  24М136С  Fregat-MT  133-06                     
21  Soyuz-ST-B  Р15000-013  30М136С  81КС  Р15000-027  30М136С  Fregat-MT  133-07       METOP-C       
                                                                                                      
22  Soyuz-ST-A  Р15000-005  14М135С  81КС  Р15000-029  14М135С  Fregat-M   133-08  VS14 Sentinel-1B   
                                                                                                      
24  Soyuz-ST-A  Р15000-006   6М137С  81КС  Р15000-030   6М137С  Fregat-M   133-09                     
23  Soyuz-ST-A  Р15000-007   7М137С  81КС  Р15000-031   7М137С  Fregat-M   133-10                     
                                                                                                      
25  Soyuz-ST-A              23М137С  81КС              23М137С  Fregat-M   133-11                     
26  Soyuz-ST-A              24М137С  81КС              24М137С  Fregat-M   133-12                     
27  Soyuz-ST-B              25М137С  81КС              25М137С  Fregat-M   133-13                     
28  Soyuz-ST-B              26М137С  81КС              26М137С  Fregat-M   133-14                     
                                                                                                      
29  Soyuz-ST-B               1М143С  81КС               2М147С  Fregat-M                              
    Soyuz-ST-B               2М143С  81КС                       Fregat-M                              
    Soyuz-ST-A               2М142С  81КС               4М147С  Fregat-M                              
    Soyuz-ST-B               3М143С  81КС               9М147С  Fregat-M                              
                                                                                                      
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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #186 on: 11/09/2018 12:33 pm »
Did anyone catch the fairing serial number, please?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cnes/45728768251/

15000-027 (or nr. 21 if you want to use AE strange counting system ;-)

What ‘strange’ number do you have for the rocket?

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #187 on: 11/09/2018 01:05 pm »
Did anyone catch the fairing serial number, please?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cnes/45728768251/

15000-027 (or nr. 21 if you want to use AE strange counting system ;-)

What ‘strange’ number do you have for the rocket?

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And there is only one serial number, the one from the manufacturer ;-)

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #188 on: 11/09/2018 01:35 pm »
Did anyone catch the fairing serial number, please?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cnes/45728768251/

15000-027 (or nr. 21 if you want to use AE strange counting system ;-)

What ‘strange’ number do you have for the rocket?

27
And there is only one serial number, the one from the manufacturer ;-)

So the manufacturer’s serial number would be 25/137 for rocket?

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #189 on: 11/09/2018 04:03 pm »
Did anyone catch the fairing serial number, please?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cnes/45728768251/

15000-027 (or nr. 21 if you want to use AE strange counting system ;-)

What ‘strange’ number do you have for the rocket?

27
And there is only one serial number, the one from the manufacturer ;-)

So the manufacturer’s serial number would be 25/137 for rocket?

That would make the most sense currently yes, for the machine number.
I don't have the actual serial number stamped on the launcher (Р15000-014?) as my eyeball mark 1 wasnt local...

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #190 on: 11/09/2018 04:34 pm »
Did anyone catch the fairing serial number, please?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cnes/45728768251/

15000-027 (or nr. 21 if you want to use AE strange counting system ;-)

What ‘strange’ number do you have for the rocket?

27
And there is only one serial number, the one from the manufacturer ;-)

So the manufacturer’s serial number would be 25/137 for rocket?

That would make the most sense currently yes, for the machine number.
I don't have the actual serial number stamped on the launcher (Р15000-014?) as my eyeball mark 1 wasnt local...


У15000-014
http://www.orbita.zenite.nu/foguetoes-soyuz-deverao-regressar-ao-activo-a-24-de-outubro/

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #191 on: 11/12/2018 06:04 pm »
A few more launch pics posted by Eumetsat on Twitter

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Re: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018
« Reply #192 on: 11/26/2018 06:46 am »
per request, the sticker
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https://twitter.com/CNES/status/1072176399111344133

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IASI-C, qui équipe le dernier satellite météo #MetOp lancé le 6 novembre, vient de livrer ses premières données (voir image). Elles attestent du bon fonctionnement de l’interféromètre 👍 http://bit.ly/2Qt0j9S

IASI-C, a payload of the latest meteorological satellite MetOp launched on the 6th of November, has just given its first results (see image). They bear witness to the correct functioning of the interferometer.

In two days, the instrument should be fully calibrated and operational.
-DaviD-

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