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LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« on: 09/19/2006 04:25 AM »
Soyuz is closing in on ISS...

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #1 on: 09/19/2006 04:34 AM »
Thanks.  On NASA TV.  http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1369080&segment=149773  While we anticipate the docking, somewhat related note to another thread in this section, someone inquired about Russian ground stations.  If one watches the above link, at some point you'll see the space vehicles "orbital footprint" map.  You'll see positions of the Russian ground tracking/telemetry/command upload stations in yellow font with respective coverage circled.

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #2 on: 09/20/2006 03:31 AM »
Good idea with a live thread for this. Will move to Newsfeed.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #3 on: 09/20/2006 03:40 AM »
Yes, good idea.

It's fun to watch the live docking (with the Russian overlaid display), but it does take about 3 hours between docking and hatch opening, so sometimes watching the docking (though neat) is somewhat of an anticlimax. :)

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #4 on: 09/20/2006 03:54 AM »
Going to need a zoom feature to manage the traffic... think its very cool!!

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #5 on: 09/20/2006 04:05 AM »
121 miles sep ...

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #6 on: 09/20/2006 04:09 AM »
Soyuz just past 34 miles below the Shuttle

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #7 on: 09/20/2006 04:20 AM »
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Avron - 19/9/2006  10:56 PM

Soyuz just past 34 miles below the Shuttle

Wow, any pictures?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #8 on: 09/20/2006 04:23 AM »
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Avron - 19/9/2006  10:56 PM

Soyuz just past 34 miles below the Shuttle

Wow, any pictures?
Guess STS mission control don't count...  :(

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #9 on: 09/20/2006 04:30 AM »
Thank you Avron, what time is docking?

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #10 on: 09/20/2006 04:36 AM »
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Thank you Avron, what time is docking?


Around 1:25 a.m EDT..

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #11 on: 09/20/2006 04:57 AM »
11 miles sep

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #12 on: 09/20/2006 05:02 AM »

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #13 on: 09/20/2006 05:03 AM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #14 on: 09/20/2006 05:06 AM »
range 8.0 Km

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #15 on: 09/20/2006 05:12 AM »
They cut over to Jeff Williams in Destiny, he's setting up a camera station.

I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #16 on: 09/20/2006 05:28 AM »
Here's a nice shot of the station from Soyuz.

I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #17 on: 09/20/2006 05:38 AM »
Contact and capture!  -  Now the hard mate is done.  2-3 hr. leak check coming up, along with post docking news conference.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #18 on: 09/20/2006 08:49 AM »
waiting for hatch opening

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #19 on: 09/20/2006 08:52 AM »
Ansari is aboard

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #20 on: 09/20/2006 08:55 AM »

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #21 on: 09/20/2006 09:20 AM »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=1812

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20-09-2006 encounter of two crews on board S

On 20 September, 2006, 09 is hour 21 minutes of 20 seconds is Moscow time (05:21:20 gmt) realized the successful jointing of spacecraft "union TMA-9" with the international space station. Ship moored to the service module of Russian module "star" in the automatic regime.
After jointing passed the press -konferennqii with the participation of the representatives Of roskosmosa, NASA - NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION and YEKA.

At the end of the regular operations, which include the pressure leak test of the sections of ship and attachment point, Mikhail Turin, Maykl Lopez -Alegri4 and Anyushe Of ansari send to the station after the discovery of transfer hatches 12 it is hour 31 minute.
 
 

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #22 on: 09/20/2006 09:20 AM »

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #23 on: 09/20/2006 09:21 AM »
These are great news! It's interesting to notice the things over the Zvezda hatch. I can make out a cross and a scale model of the Clipper. :)

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #24 on: 09/20/2006 09:30 AM »
Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin entered their new home, the International Space Station, at 4:34 a.m. EDT today. They are in the early hours of a six-month stay at the orbital outpost, which began when the Soyuz TMA 9 spacecraft docked at 1:21 a.m.
They were greeted by the Expedition 13 crew members upon floating through the hatch between the station and the Soyuz spacecraft.
Accompanying Expedition 14 is American Anousheh Ansari, who is the first female spaceflight participant to visit the station. She is flying under contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency.
Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin will replace Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and NASA Science Officer Jeff Williams. European Space Agency Astronaut Thomas Reiter will remain on the station and join Expedition 14.
Vinogradov, Williams and Ansari are slated to return to Earth on Sept. 28.

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #25 on: 09/20/2006 09:41 AM »

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #26 on: 09/20/2006 11:06 AM »
Nice work guys.

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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #27 on: 09/20/2006 03:31 PM »
Space Adventures’ Client, Anousheh Ansari, Arrives at the International Space Station

World’s first female private space explorer reaches orbital destination

Vienna, Va. – September 20, 2006 -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the world's leading space experiences company, announced today that Anousheh Ansari successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) after launching onboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Sept. 18.  

The spacecraft docked to the ISS at 1:21 a.m. (EDT) with Mrs. Ansari and Expedition 14 commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin aboard.  They were greeted at 4:34 a.m. (EDT) by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter when the hatch was opened.

After Mrs. Ansari’s eight-day stay aboard the space station, she will return to Earth on Sept. 28 with the Expedition 13 crew members Williams and Vinogradov.

Eric Anderson, president and CEO of Space Adventures, the company which organized the spaceflights for the world's first and only private space explorers: Dennis Tito, 'First African in Space' Mark Shuttleworth and Gregory Olsen, Ph.D., said, “Anousheh is enjoying her spaceflight and looks forward to the time she will spend aboard the space station.  Since the time of her launch, Space Adventures has been overwhelmed with inquiries from around the world with interest in future orbital flights.  We plan to send many more individuals to space in our continued effort in opening the final frontier.”

In preparation for her spaceflight with Space Adventures, Mrs. Ansari completed a cosmonaut training program at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center located in Star City, Russia.  For more detailed information on the elements of her training and for updates on her mission, please visit http://www.spaceadventures.com/anousheh-ansari/updates.

 
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RE: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #28 on: 09/23/2006 09:34 AM »
Congrats to all involved.  Looking forward to the landing on the 28th.

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Re: LIVE: Soyuz TMA-9 FD-2 and Docking
« Reply #29 on: 10/01/2006 05:19 PM »
Since docking is the subject of this thread:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/30/AR2006093001038.html

"Vladimir Sergeevich Syromyatnikov, 73, the veteran Russian space scientist whose docking system linked the Soviet Soyuz and the U.S. Apollo space capsules in the 1970s, a system that is still in use, died of leukemia Sept. 19 in Moscow."

This gentlemen has designed every docking system used by every country in space since 1975 (ie, the US, Russia AND China).


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