Author Topic: Soyuz-FG - Soyuz MS-12 - Baikonur - March 14, 2019 (19:14 UTC)  (Read 33560 times)

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Soyuz MS-12 - Baikonur - March 1, 2019
« Reply #60 on: 01/14/2019 08:33 am »
Nick Hague to carry out a year-long flight...
https://sputniknews.com/science/201901131071432010-nasa-astronaut-iss-spaceflight/

A real year-long flight or another "pretend year-long flight" like the one that lasted for only 341 days?

Just to add I am assuming there hasn’t been a NASA press release on this due to the Federal shutdown?

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Soyuz MS-12 - Baikonur - March 1, 2019
« Reply #61 on: 01/14/2019 09:20 am »
Nick Hague to carry out a year-long flight...
https://sputniknews.com/science/201901131071432010-nasa-astronaut-iss-spaceflight/

A real year-long flight or another "pretend year-long flight" like the one that lasted for only 341 days?
The current plan is launching Soyuz MS-12 on March, 1 2019 and landing Soyuz MS-15 in April 2020.
This are more than 13 months.

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Soyuz MS-12 - Baikonur - March 1, 2019
« Reply #62 on: 01/16/2019 10:23 pm »
Nicely (almost) mirrored MS-10 design being used for the MS-12 patch

Mod Edit, please attach image do not embed them !!
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Soyuz MS-12 - Baikonur - March 1, 2019
« Reply #63 on: 01/19/2019 09:43 am »
https://ria.ru/20190118/1549583548.html
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The first manned launch in 2019 may take place later than planned, the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, told reporters.
Previously, the flight was scheduled for March 1. In the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft, the Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and the Americans Nick Heig and Kristina Koch are to go to the International Space Station.
"I want to say that maybe together with the Americans, he will be moved to a more acceptable date," said Rogozin.
According to him, the launch can be moved to the right so that the crew can spend more time in orbit (usually the missions on the ISS last for about six months). He noted that the revised launch plan would be ready in about a week and a half.

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Soyuz MS-12 - Baikonur - March 1, 2019
« Reply #64 on: 01/21/2019 05:38 pm »
Moved to 14 March, 19:14 UTC according to Anatoly Zak: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2019.html

Two days between arrival of new crew and CRS 17 is too close, I guess ...?

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Soyuz MS-12 - Baikonur - March 1, 2019
« Reply #65 on: 01/21/2019 05:47 pm »
Moved to 14 March, 19:14 UTC according to Anatoly Zak: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2019.html

Two days between arrival of new crew and CRS 17 is too close, I guess ...?

Same happened for CRS-16 and there was no problem at all

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Soyuz MS-12 - Baikonur - March 1, 2019
« Reply #66 on: 01/21/2019 05:48 pm »
Moved to 14 March, 19:14 UTC according to Anatoly Zak: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2019.html

Two days between arrival of new crew and CRS 17 is too close, I guess ...?
Why?
In April 2017 two days after docking of Soyuz MS-04 Cygnus CRS-7 was berthed to the ISS.

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Given launch date change to March 14:
http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum14/topic16307/message1830632/#message1830632
March 14 (TBD) - Soyuz MS-12 (№742) - Soyuz-FG - Baikonur, 1/5 - 19:14
April 4 (TBD) – Progress MS-11 (№441) - Soyuz-2.1a – Baikonur, 31/6 – 11:01

If the ISS departure date/return to Earth remains October 3, then the mission duration for Soyuz MS-12 drops to 203 days.
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Cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin recognized as fit for space flight

In the Cosmonaut Training Center named after Yu.A.  Gagarin, the meeting of the Main Medical Commission (MMC) ended, which analyzed the data of medical examinations of the commander of the main crew of the Soyuz MS-12 spaceship, Alexey Ovchinin.  The GMK consisted of representatives of the CPC, Roscosmos State Corporation, the Federal Medical-Biological Agency, the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

According to the results of the meeting of the commission, the cosmonaut of Roscosmos, Alexei Ovchinin, was found fit for the space flight for health reasons.

The backup crew commander, Alexander Skvortsov, was recognized as fit for the space flight by the decision of the MMC, which met on October 26, 2018.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/25963/

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02/06/2019 18:50

 The ISS crew began practical exams


 After passing the theoretical examinations, the ISS crew proceeded to practical tests on simulators.  The commander of the Soyuz MS ship, Alexei Ovchinin, successfully passed the exam on the specialized “Teleoperator” simulator, the purpose of which is to test the manual telecontrol modes for mooring and docking “Progress MS” onboard the ISS.

 As a rule, docking of cargo ships from the ISS occurs automatically.  However, the crew must always be ready to take control.  During the exam, in accordance with the ticket received and the mode that is being worked out, the instructor enters an abnormal situation.  The tasks of the crew are to maintain the cyclogram of the mode, hang at certain ranges and act competently in accordance with the methodology and on-board documentation.  During the execution of the examination session, Alexey Ovchinin worked through the actions for all abnormal situations that he had identified.

 And today, the crew of the ISS - Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Haig - have passed the exam at the specialized Don-Soyuz simulator, where one of the main elements of the crew’s practical training for the flight takes place.  This simulator is intended for the formation and maintenance of cosmonauts and astronauts of the skills of manual control of a transport manned spacecraft (TPC) and its systems when performing proximity, fly-around, mooring, docking and uncoupling with the International Space Station (ISS).

 As part of their “prelaunch” session at the CPC, the crew members of the ISS passed the exam on the Don-Soyuz simulator for manual docking and redocking.  Each exam ticket - four modes.  In the first mode - re-docking - emergency situations were not introduced, since this is the only regular manual control mode.  In other modes, there were failures of the onboard computing system and the Kurs-NA system, including one mode involving mooring and docking in the shade.

 When asked about the excitement during the exam, Alexey Ovchinin admitted that it only hinders the crew from concentrating on the tasks assigned during work.  “Despite the fact that Nick Haig only returned to Star City on Monday for pre-launch preparation, he quickly entered the examination process,” the cosmonaut noted.  “Especially since our crew knows all this — we passed the same exams five months ago.”  However, as practice shows, you should not relax, because during the flight situations can be different, ”added Alexey.

 Competent interaction, as well as the knowledge and skills gained by the crew during the lengthy preparation process, allowed Alexei Ovchinin and Nick Hague to confidently perform all the tasks received in the ticket.  The examination commission noted the coordinated coordinated work of the crew, assessing its actions as “excellent”.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/25982/

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The prime and back-up crew patch

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February 13, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M19-008

NASA Astronauts Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch will be available for live satellite interviews Friday, Feb. 22, as they undergo final training before their launch to the International Space Station, scheduled for March 14.

Originating from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the interviews will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Hague will be available from 7-8 a.m. EST and Koch will be available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. NASA TV will air video highlights from their training and Hague’s previous mission prior to the first interview block, beginning at 6:30 a.m., as well as during the time between the two blocks of live interviews.

To interview Hague, media must contact Mary Beth Boddeker at 281-483-2167 or [email protected] no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. To interview Koch, media must contact Sarah Volkman at 281-483-9071 or [email protected] no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 20. Media participating in the interviews must tune to the NASA TV Media Channel (NTV-3). Satellite tuning information is available at:

http://go.nasa.gov/1pOWUhR

Hague and Koch, along with Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will launch on the Russian Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft at 3:14 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 14 (12:14 a.m. Friday, March 15, Baikonur time), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will travel from Star City to Baikonur on Tuesday, Feb. 26, for final pre-launch preparations.

After a six-hour journey in orbit, they will arrive at the station and dock their spacecraft to the Rassvet module on the Earth-facing port of the Russian segment of the complex. They will then join fellow NASA astronaut Anne McClain, station commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, restoring the station to a standard crew of six. At the time of docking, Expedition 59 will begin aboard the orbital outpost.

For Hague and Ovchinin, this will be an opportunity to complete the journey to the station that ended prematurely on Oct. 11, when one of the four liquid-fueled strap-on boosters on their Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft failed to separate properly, resulting in an abort. They landed safely after a flight lasting only about 30 minutes. This will be the second flight for Hague, the third for Ovchinin and the first for Koch.

During the planned six-month mission, the station crew will take part in about 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth. Science conducted on the space station continues to yield benefits for humanity and will enable future long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. The crew also is scheduled to be aboard during test flights of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which will resume human spaceflight launches from U.S. soil.

Hague is a native of Hoxie, Kansas, and a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to his selection, he was part of the Air Force Fellows program in Washington, where he worked as an adviser to the U.S. Senate on matters of national defense and foreign policy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in astronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. NASA selected him as an astronaut in 2013.

Koch, who grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina, earned bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and physics and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Her career includes experience as an electrical engineer, focusing on space science instrument design, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab, in Laurel, Maryland. She also worked as a research associate with the U.S. Antarctic Program, completing several deployments, including a winter at the South Pole. Her work at remote scientific research stations went on to include sessions as a field engineer in the Arctic and as station chief with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in American Samoa. NASA also selected her as an astronaut in 2013.

Follow Hague on social media at:

https://twitter.com/AstroHague

https://www.facebook.com/astrohague

https://www.instagram.com/astrohague/

Follow Koch on social media at:

https://twitter.com/Astro_Christina

https://www.facebook.com/AstroChristina

https://www.instagram.com/astro_christina

Learn more about the International Space Station and its crews at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Less than a week is left before the final crew examinations

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Vacuum testing of the MS-12 spacecraft completed:

https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1097459238971105280
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The crew of the ISS has begun the examination session

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What is the newest update on astronaut Hague 's 14 month mission aboard the ISS?

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What is the newest update on astronaut Hague 's 14 month mission aboard the ISS?
The latest information was about a 9 month flight, but nothing from NASA.
https://sputniknews.com/science/201902121072328776-usa-russia-iss-soyuz-missions-extension/
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“The following scheme is planned for now: two NASA astronauts will remain on the ISS for nine months instead of the usual six. So, Nick Hague starts his mission on March 14 [2019] on the Soyuz MS-12 and returns to Earth on 18 December on the Soyuz MS-13, while Andrew Morgan will travel to the orbital station on Soyuz MS-13 on 6 July and will return on Soyuz MS-15 in April 2020", the source said.

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http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=4522
In the TsPK, the second day of the “pre-flight session” of the main crew of the ISS-59/60
http://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=4524
“Excellent” examinations of the main crew of the ISS-59/60

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