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Re: Soyuz-2-1A - Progress MS-07 - October 12, 2017
« Reply #21 on: 10/11/2017 07:43 AM »
October 10, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-122

NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking


NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 5:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12.

Launch of the unpiloted Russian Progress 68 is scheduled for 5:32 a.m. (3:32 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft is set to dock to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Russian segment at 8:56 a.m. Docking comes just three and a half hours, or two orbits of Earth, after launch to demonstrate an expedited capability for potential use on future Russian cargo and crew launches. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 8:15 a.m. Progress 68 will remain docked at the station for more than five months before departing in March for its deorbit into Earth’s atmosphere.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A - Progress MS-07 - October 12, 2017
« Reply #23 on: 10/12/2017 12:22 AM »
I forgot, what's the previous fast track launch-to-dock time?

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A - Progress MS-07 - October 12, 2017
« Reply #24 on: 10/12/2017 01:10 AM »
Previous fast rendezvous for Soyuz and Progress to ISS was 4 orbits/6 hours.
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Re: Soyuz-2-1A - Progress MS-07 - October 12, 2017
« Reply #25 on: 10/12/2017 02:12 AM »
Quote from: zubenelgenubi
Previous fast rendezvous for Soyuz and Progress to ISS was 4 orbits/6 hours.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A - Progress MS-07 - October 12, 2017
« Reply #26 on: 10/12/2017 05:50 AM »
Feature article on this mission, via Chris Gebhardt:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/10/progress-ms-07-two-orbit-rendezvous-mission/
I'm surprised no one has yet to mention on NSF the Classified object attached to Progress-MS-07 that ROSCOSMOS could not disclose any information to NASA and Other ISS agencies about.

http://russianspaceweb.com/progress-ms-07.html
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Secret payload onboard?

Typically for the Progress cargo missions, the latest spacecraft was expected to provide resupply for the ISS crew, delivering fuel, water, food and other consumables. Among the cargo reported to be carried on the Progress MS-07 mission was the long-delayed hardware for the Russian Luch-5 data-relay satellite system, which allows the over-the-horizon communications with ground control, and a small robotic device to promote a Russian social media web site.

Interestingly, available photos of the Progress MS-07 spacecraft during the pre-launch processing revealed an unusual instrument attached to the front of the vehicle at a location where normally would be no sensors or other payloads, with the exception of the Otrazhenie ("reflection") experiment which had a different external appearance. As of October 6, Roskosmos has provided no explanation for that particular piece of hardware even on request from NASA. Russian space officials said only that this is a "one-time scientific experiment."

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A - Progress MS-07 - October 12, 2017
« Reply #27 on: 10/12/2017 06:04 AM »
Moved for live coverage.
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According to Anatoly Zak, this launch will completely simulate the launch sequence for futute Soyuz-MS flights on the Soyuz-2 series rockets. In addition to the 2 orbit to docking profile, the following changes are made:

- reverting to former practice of rotating the launch table to a fixed azimuth pre-launch (the Soyuz-2 computers have roll program control capabilities, but the Launch Escape System/SAS still can't)
- fairing separation wilk occur earlier (during second stage flight), as it will be for people carrying flights
- the Progress will be ~150 kg heavier to make it closer to the Soyuz-MS in mass

Source: http://russianspaceweb.com/progress-ms-07.html
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Just checked the Roscosmos site http://online.roscosmos.ru/ and there's no live feed yet.

Correction - 08:00 UT and the live feed has started. :)    At present there seem to be buffering problems with the coverage: I don't know how "local" the problem is.
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Just checked the Roscosmos site http://online.roscosmos.ru/ and there's no live feed yet.

For the Russian version, it should start at the top of this hour at http://www.russian.space/306/ .
« Last Edit: 10/12/2017 08:01 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Just checked the Roscosmos site http://online.roscosmos.ru/ and there's no live feed yet.
For the Russian version, it should start at the top of this hour at http://www.russian.space/306/ .

Just trying the link but it seems to have the same buffering problems.
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