Author Topic: MetOp-C - Soyuz-ST-B/Fregat-M (VS19) - November 07, 2018  (Read 16737 times)

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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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