Author Topic: Soyuz-ST-A/Fregat-M (VS23) - CSG-1, CHEOPS et al. - Dec 18 2019 (08:54 UTC)  (Read 27861 times)

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#OPSSAT on the way: launching with @ESA_CHEOPS on an @Arianespace #Soyuz rocket tomorrow

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1206530662431383552

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#Didyouknow that the discovery of the first planet around a Sun-like star was announced only in 1995? Today, we know more than 4000 #exoplanets and #Cheops is going to characterise several hundreds of them

https://twitter.com/ESA_CHEOPS/status/1206529923181109248

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Want to learn more about #exoplanets? Read up on the exciting @ESA_CHEOPS mission in its ESA brochure – now in FIVE languages..

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1206586044465995778

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Tomorrow morning, we're launching one of the most powerful flight computers ever flown in space – in a satellite smaller than a shoebox. #OPSSAT will be the world’s first orbiting software lab, able to test novel ways of operating missions in space

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1206642671831453696

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Scrub for 24h, per various colleagues associated with the mission
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Delay confirmed by the ESA Web TV page, but nothing from Arianespace yet.
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There was an interruption of the automatic sequence at T-1 hour and 25 minutes.

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/flight-vs23-soyuz-postpone/

"Flight VS23: Soyuz – COSMO-SkyMed SG / CHEOPS / OPS-SAT / EyeSat / ANGELS: Launch delay

During final countdown operations for Flight VS23, the Soyuz launcher’s automated sequence was interrupted at 1 hour 25 minutes before liftoff.

As a result, the launch of the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation, CHEOPS, OPS-SAT, EyeSat, ANGELS satellites – originally scheduled for December 17 – has been postponed.

The Soyuz launcher and its satellite payloads were placed in a fully safe standby mode.

The new target launch date will be announced as soon as possible."
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New launch time:  December, 18  08.54 UTC
https://www.roscosmos.ru/27872/
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During the final operations before launching the Soyuz-ST-A launch vehicle with a block of commercial spacecraft, the automation detected a malfunction in the control system.
An analysis of the reasons for troubleshooting is carried out. A decision was made to postpone the launch to a reserve date - December 18, 2019 at 11:54 Moscow time.

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New launch date for #Cheops #OPSSAT - 18 December at 09:54 CET (08:54 GMT). Live coverage via https://www.esa.int/esawebtv

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1207034321204367360

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The CHEOPS delay is due to a problem with the  Soyuz launch vehicle (built by TsSKB-Progress) and not as rumoured earlier by the Fregat upper stage (built by Lavochkin).

https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1207022466570297348
« Last Edit: 12/18/2019 01:35 am by Chris Bergin »

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Another launch attempt for the Arianespace Soyuz VS23 mission tomorrow morning.


https://twitter.com/TGMetsFan98/status/1207094697694511105

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Arianespace website livestream should be starting soon.

https://www.arianespace.com/mission/ariane-flight-vs23/
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