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Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Launch and ISS Ops
« on: 07/09/2018 01:35 AM »
Starting a new thread for the following Progress flight, Progress MS-10!

Revised launch date/time:
2018
June 6  11:13 - Soyuz MS-09
July 9  21:51 - Progress MS-09
October 11  08:40 - Soyuz MS-10
October 31  00:53 - Progress MS-10
December 20  04:52 - Soyuz MS-11

2019
February 7  09:20 - Progress MS-11
April 5  10:35 - Soyuz MS-12

And revised launch vehicle:
Progress MS-10 (№440) – Soyuz-2-1A – 2018
NK forum:
31 октября – Прогресс МC-10 (№440) – Союз-ФГ – Байконур 31/6
---->Soyuz-FG

EDIT 8/13 re: revised launch vehicle:
October 31 (00:53) – Progress MS-10 (No. 440) – Soyuz-2-1A – Baikonur
According to RIA Novosti, the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle.

https://ria.ru/science/20180811/1526381012.html (in Russian)


Question ONE
Follow-up question on the attached image from this posting, bolded:
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Cargo ship Progress MS-09 completed at Baikonur, 29.06.2018

Specialists of RKK Energia at Baikonur successfully completed operations on filling the transport cargo ship "Progress MS-09" With fuel components and compressed gases on fuelstation.
After refueling, the ship was delivered to the spacecraft installation and testing facility and installed in slipway for final training operations.
Schedule of preparatory works: Tuesday, July 3, docking of the ship with rocket transitional compartment...

https://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss56/progress_ms-09/photo_06-29.html

EDITED Are the 2 spacecraft at: https://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss56/progress_ms-09/im/photo_06-29-15.jpg
(from left) Progress MS-10 and Progress MS-09?



Question TWO
If the 3-orbit rendezvous is successful for Progress MS-09, will the mission plan be changed for Progress MS-10?

Answer EDIT 7/27: Apparently, yes.  See revised schedule below.

BUT...Is a 3-orbit rendezvous possible launching on a Soyuz-FG?  There's no mention of this in the most recent NSF article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/07/progress-ms-09-super-fast-4-hour-rendezvous/
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This alignment between the ground track of the International Space Station and the launch site is what permits such a fast-track orbital rendezvous – that coupled with the upgraded Progress MS-series vehicles’ ability to quickly confirm their orbital insertion parameters with a downrange tracking station installed at the newly built Vostochny Cosmodrome in eastern Russia.


Question THREE
What is the purpose of the long free-flight following undocking from ISS?

Current schedule of ISS flight events
UTC time is used in table

2018
<snip>
October 31  00:53 / ~04:30 - Progress MS-10 (71P) launch and docking (to Zvezda)
November 2  - Progress MS-10 (71P) docking (to Zvezda)
<snip>

2019
February 4 - Progress MS-10 (71P) undocking (from Zvezda)
<snip>
February  March 28 - Progress MS-10 (71P) deorbit and reentered the atmosphere
<snip>

Changes on July 6th
Changes on July 11th

EDITED for clarity 7/15
EDIT 7/27
EDIT 8/13
« Last Edit: 11/18/2018 04:12 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - October 31, 2018
« Reply #1 on: 08/18/2018 06:41 AM »
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На Байконуре началась работа по подготовке РН "Союз-2.1а" для запуска ТГК "Прогресс МС-10". 17 августа специалисты предприятий ГК "Роскосмос" осуществили выгрузку составных частей ракеты-носителя из железнодорожного состава, сняли гермоукупорку и переместили блоки на рабочие места монтажно-испытательного корпуса пл.112 космодрома.

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - October 31, 2018
« Reply #2 on: 08/18/2018 11:52 AM »
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...РН "Союз-2.1а"...

hmm..., no white stripe?  ???

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - October 31, 2018
« Reply #3 on: 08/18/2018 12:20 PM »
I think the same. It will be Soyuz-FG rocket!
« Last Edit: 08/18/2018 12:21 PM by SMS »
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - October 31, 2018
« Reply #4 on: 08/20/2018 03:40 PM »
Corrected!

« Last Edit: 08/20/2018 04:56 PM by Alter Sachse »

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - October 31, 2018
« Reply #5 on: 08/22/2018 03:51 PM »
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22 августа 2018 года специалисты предприятий Госкорпорации «Роскосмос» на космодроме Байконур провели работы по сборке «пакета» (блоков первой и второй ступени) ракеты-носителя «Союз-ФГ» в монтажно-испытательном корпусе площадки 112. Ракета-носитель предназначена для запуска ТГК "Прогресс МС-10".

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - October 31, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 08/27/2018 03:53 PM »
Cross-post and re: Question TWO in the thread OP:
From: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2018/08/23/global-cargo-missions-planned-as-critical-research-proceeds/
[Dated August 23]

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Russia’s next resupply mission, the Progress 71, is targeted for a two-day trip to the station at the end of October.

Progress MS-10 is targeted a two day trip to ISS?

EDIT 9/25: All the other sources that I've seen quoted here on NSF refer to this mission utilizing the 3-orbit rendezvous.
« Last Edit: 09/25/2018 03:49 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - mid-November 2018
« Reply #7 on: 10/18/2018 03:23 AM »
Updates following the launch failure of Soyuz MS-10; cross-posts:
Progress MS-10 - November
Soyuz MS-11 - December 5-7
https://ria.ru/space/20181012/1530581752.html

And:
https://ria.ru/space/20181015/1530702032.html
Google translate:
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Possible change of orbital plans

According to the agency interlocutor, the transfer of the launch of the next Progress MS-10 cargo ship to mid-November is being discussed. Initially, the launch was planned for October 31, but until the causes of the accident were clarified, all launches of the Soyuz-FG missiles were suspended.

The next manned ship, on the contrary, can be sent to the station earlier than the originally planned date in order not to preserve the station: the launch of the Soyuz MS-11 was scheduled for December 20, and the return of the crew now docked to the Soyuz MS-09 station is for several days earlier.
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From the "Schedule of ISS flight events" thread in the ISS Section of the forums:


https://ria.ru/space/20181026/1531554205.html
Launch of Progress MS-10 now on November, 16 18.14 UTC.


Maybe docking on November, 18?
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 18, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 11/06/2018 01:50 PM »
https://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss57/progress_ms-10/photo_11-05.html

" Preparations continue for the launch of logistics spacecraft Progress MS-10 under the International Space Station program.
The technical management at the Baikonur launch site have conformed that the spacecraft is ready for filling with propellant components and compressed gases.

According to the decision, authorization to proceed with operations at the filling station was given with regard to the integrated propulsion system and the refueling system of the logistics spacecraft. The filling station equipment is ready for the operations.

Operations to fill the logistics spacecraft with propellant components are scheduled for November 6 and 7.

The launch of the cargo spacecraft Progress MS-10 on the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG from Baikonur Cosmodrome is scheduled for November 16, 2018. The spacecraft will deliver to the ISS about 2.5 tons of various cargos, including dry cargo, propellant in the tanks of the integrated propulsion system and the refueling system, water and compressed gases."

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 11/06/2018 04:52 PM »
Cross-posts; re: two-day rendezvous:
Current schedule of ISS flight events
UTC time is used in table

2018
November 15  09:49 - Cygnus (NG-10) launch
November 16    18   18:14 - Progress MS-10 (71P) launch
November 18  09:35 / ~11:30 - Cygnus (NG-10) capture and berthing (to Unity nadir) by SSRMS
November    16-  18  19:29 - Progress MS-10 (71P) docking (to Zvezda)

Changes on October 26th
Changes on November 1st

Wow!  Two VVs arriving on the same day!

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html#.V9JyuzXnHZ4
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November 18, Sunday
3 a.m. – Coverage of the Rendezvous and Capture of the Northrup Grumman “SS John Young” Cygnus CRS-10 Cargo Craft at the International Space Station; Capture scheduled at 4:35 a.m. EST (All Channels)
6:15 a.m. – Coverage of the Installation of the Northrup Grumman “SS John Young” Cygnus CRS-10 Cargo Craft to the International Space Station (All Channels)
1:45 p.m. – Coverage of the Rendezvous and Docking of the Progress 71 Cargo Craft to the International Space Station; Docking scheduled at 2:29 p.m. EST via Korolev, Russia (All Channels)
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 11/08/2018 10:32 AM »
"On November 6 and 7 RSC Energia specialists at the Baikonur launch site successfully completed operations to fill a cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-10 with propellant components and compressed gases at the filling station.

After the filling the spacecraft was brought into the spacecraft processing facility and installed into a jig for conducting final processing operations.

The launch of the cargo spacecraft Progress MS-10 on the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG from the Baikonur Cosmodrome is scheduled for November 16, 2018. The spacecraft will deliver to the ISS about 2.5 tons of various cargos, including dry cargo, propellant in the tanks of the integrated propulsion system and the refueling system, water and compressed gases."

https://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss57/progress_ms-10/photo_11-08.html
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 11/13/2018 01:31 PM »
November 13
The spaceship is now connected to the launcher.

https://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss57/progress_ms-10/photo_11-13.html
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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
« Reply #16 on: 11/13/2018 04:06 PM »
After the failure of the rocket carrying Progress MS-04, some third stage engines were sent back to the manufacturer to be refurbished. According to one source of information, this engine was previously fitted to Soyuz-FG №065.

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 11/14/2018 12:06 AM »
November 13, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-170
NASA to Air Launch of Russian Cargo Ship, Docking at International Space Station


Loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:14 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16 (12:14 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Baikonur time), to resupply the International Space Station.

The launch of the unpiloted Russian Progress 71 and docking to the space station will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 1 p.m.

The spacecraft is set to dock to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module on the Russian segment at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 1:45 p.m.

Progress 71 will remain docked at the station for more than four months before departing in March for its deorbit into Earth’s atmosphere.

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
« Reply #18 on: 11/14/2018 04:47 AM »
[Google translated]

Progress MS-10 is ready for installation for the launch

Space Center "Yuzhny"
Published on Nov 13, 2018

On November 13, the general assembly of the space rocket (ILV) as part of the Progress MS-10 transport cargo ship (TGK) and the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle (LV) were successfully completed. The head unit with the ship was docked to the third stage of the rocket in the assembly and test body of the launch vehicles. At the end of the general assembly, representatives of the technical management and the state commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome issued an opinion on the readiness of the rocket and space complex for the removal and installation of an ILV at the launch complex. Removal of the Progress MS-10 launch vehicle from the assembly and test building and its installation at the launch complex of the site No. 1 of the Baikonur cosmodrome will be held tomorrow, November 14. The launch of the Progress MS-10 transport cargo vehicle by the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome is scheduled for November 16, 2018.

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Re: Soyuz-FG - Progress MS-10 - Baikonur - November 16, 2018
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