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by Orbinaut Pete 09-19-2010, 07:52 PM

Plush Monkey to Indicate Zero-Gravity in Soyuz TMA-01M.

Plush monkey will become a talisman for the new expedition of the International Space Station. The monkey will also indicate weightlessness in the Soyuz TMA-01M vehicle during the launch sequence, Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri told news media during the pre-flight conference at GCTC.
Speaking about the mission, Kaleri said that the crew is to make 3 EVAs and to carry out a variety of scientific experiments, including unique Plasma Crystal he personally likes best.
Soyuz TMA-01M is due to fly from Baikonur on Oct. 8, RIA Novosti informs.

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Roscosmos PAO: "Gagarin's Launch Pad Prepared for Human Space Launch".

Soyuz TMA-01M launch campaign continues at Baikonur. The vehicle with three crew members onboard is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station on Oct. 8.
TSENKI’s subsidiary- Yuzhny Space Center carries out prelaunch processing at pad 1 of the space port- Gagarin’s launch pad.
In parallel, the equipment of filling station 31 is being prepared for further prop tanking into the Soyuz propulsion system.
Baikonur’s pad 1 - the site used to launch Soyuzes – is the most famous launch pad in the world. R-7 blasted off from here on Oct. 4 to loft the first satellite, and Yury Gagarin also started his world-first space mission from pad 1, opening the ear of human space exploration.
The facility was built in 1955 – 1957. More than 100 human space vehicles, first Moon, Mars, Venus stations flew from pad 1.
This launch pad is used intensively until now. Up to 10 rockets of Soyuz-U and Soyuz-FG type are launched from this facility to orbit Soyuz-TMA crew and Progress cargo vehicles to the International Space Station.

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Roscosmos PAO: "Soyuz Spacecraft Upgrade Ups Payload By 70 Kg".

New onboard digital command and control systems have helped increase the payload of Russia's manned Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft by 70 kg, the head of the Energia space corporation said.
The new equipment replaces the Argon analogue system that has been used for more than 30 years, Vitaly Lopota said.
A Soyuz with a new digital computing and telemetric system will be launched to the International Space Station on October 8.
The new onboard computer, the СС-101, will be tested by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, Lopota said.
The Soyuz TMA-01M will replace the Soyuz TMA series spacecraft that have been used until now, Lopota added.
Design of transport human space vehicle Soyuz TMA-M is based on Soyuz TMA’s one which has been commissioned in 2002.
The modification was customized by the Russian Federal Space Agency.
Prime contractor- RCS-Energia.
The vehicle of new series features the same range of objectives as the previous series.



Compare to the basic design, Soyuz TMA-M has the following upgrades:
  • Units of the Guidance, Navigation and Control and Onboard Measurement system have been replaced with the modified ones, with up-to-date EEE-parts and enhanced SW.
  • Functional capabilities of the vehicle have been enlarged through deeper integration with the Russian segment computer system and GNC onboard computer control of the systems via multiplex exchange link.
  • Payload lifting capacity improved due to reduction of the onboard system mass parameters.
The updates cover one of the steps aimed at development of the advanced new-generation space vehicle (ACV). Flight certification of the units and hardware installed on Soyuz TMA-M will allow to implement relevant solutions for ACV.
External view of the upgraded vehicle is similar to the Soyuz TMA one.
Flight tests of the vehicle will include two missions to the ISS. The third mission of Soyuz TMA-03M is considered as acceptance.
Flight tests are to confirm proper execution of the nominal operations and off-nominal cases, maneuvers, etc.

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Roscosmos PAO: "Soyuz TMA-01M Crews Arrive at Baikonur".

Soyuz TMA-01M crews arrived at Baikonur yesterday.
Prime crew comprises commander Alexander Kaleri and flight engineers Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly. Their backup- Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan.
Today the crews will begin their preflight training. First session in the Soyuz TMA-01M crew vehicle will take place this morning at site 254.
The launch is to occur on October 8.











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Roscosmos PAO: "Soyuz TMA-01М Crew: First Fit Check at Baikonur".

Soyuz TMA-01М prime and backup crews performed the first fit check with the Soyuz crew vehicle at Baikonur today.
Instructed by RSC-Energia first vice-president Nikolay Zelenschikov, cosmonauts and astronauts began their training session.
The crew vehicle acceptance was carried out first by the prime crew - Alexander Kaleri and flight engineers Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly. They also put on their space suits for the leak tesing and performed fit check of the seat liners.
Backup crew- Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan- were next to check the vehicle.
In addition, the crews verified the kits to fly in the Soyuz and tested Iridium telephone link.
The next fit check session is to take place on Oct. 2.

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Expedition 25 patch.

Hi-res version.

Expedition 25 crew portrait.

Hi-res version.

Soyuz TMA-01M crew portrait.

Hi-res version.

Expedition 25 poster (PDF, 294.87 KB).

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Roscosmos PAO: "ISS International Crew Raises Flags of their Countries at Baikonur".

Following one of Baikonur’s traditions, Soyuz TMA-01M crews- prime (Alexander Kaleri (Roscosmos), Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA)), and backup (Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan) - raised the flags of their native countries and the flag of Kazakhstan at GCTC premises of the space port this morning.
The ceremony was also attended by officials of Roscosmos, Baikonur administration, representatives of the Kazakhstan Republic, NASA, Space Forces, and many others.
Evgeny Anisimov, Roscosmos’ Department Head at Baikonur, said in his welcome speech that all space industry was working hard to support the upcoming launch of the Soyuz TMA-01M crew vehicle.









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Fantastic Soyuz TMA-01M launch preparation photos!

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Since it has been moved to dedicated thread now, I can post a link to calendar event, where is a countdown timer set for the time of liftoff, and as always you can request a reminder, that will be sent on set time before the event.
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Soyuz TMA-01M crew's mission patch and the kid's painting which made up a foundation for the patch artist:



Primary Crew

Commander's callsign: Ингул (Ingul, after Ukrainian river the Inhul)

Commander KALERY Alexander YurievichFlight Engineer SKRIPOCHKA Oleg IvanovichFlight Engineer Scott Joseph KELLY
Instructor-Test Cosmonaut First Class S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia (7th draft)Test Cosmonaut of S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, RussiaUS AF Colonel, NASA Astronaut, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, USA
4 space missionsNo space flight experience2 space missions
Mir, -
609 days 21 h 52 m 13 s in space-20 days 17 h 06 m 27 s in space
5 EVA's--
23 h 37 m on EVA's--
read bioread bioread bio

Backup Crew

Commander's callsign: Эридан (Eridan, meaning Eridanus)

Commander Sergei Alexandrovich VOLKOVFlight Engineer Oleg Dmitrievich KONONENKOFlight Engineer GARAN Ronald John
Colonel of the Russian Federation Air Forces, Test Cosmonaut-Instructor of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC, RussiaInstructor-Test Cosmonaut, first class, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, RussiaUS AF Colonel, NASA Astronaut, USA
1 space mission1 space mission1 space mission
198 days 16 h 20 m 11 s in space198 days 16 h 20 m 11 s in space13 days 18 h 13 m 07 s in space
2 EVA's2 EVA's3 EVA's
12 h 12 m on EVA's12 h 12 m on EVA's20 h 32 m on EVA's
read bioread bioread bio

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Moved here from "ISS UPDATES" thread:

IEEE Spectrum: "A Digital Soyuz".



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Spaceflight Now: "Space station crew's ride rolls to launch pad".
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You Tube Soyuz FG/TMA-01M Rollout to the pad

Soyuz FG/TMA-01M Rollout to the pad

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Copying here from the "ISS UPDATES" thread, as it has some really good info on the Soyuz TMA-M variant.

From ISS On-Orbit Status Report for 06/10/2010.

Soyuz TMA-01M/24S Launch Preparations:
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, preparations continue for tomorrow evening's launch of Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft (11:11 PM GMT). L-1 launch ops are underway. The crew, complementing the Exp. 25 station crew, will be Soyuz CDR/ISS FE-1 Alexander Kaleri, ISS FE-3/Exp. 26 CDR Scott Kelly & ISS FE-2 Oleg Skripochka. [Soyuz TMA-01M is the first of the new breed of Soyuz vehicles, looking unchanged from the outside but having the old computer and analog parts replaced by digital avionics. Instead of the traditional triply-redundant Argon-16 guidance computer, in use since 1974, the TMA-M type carries the new TsVM-101 CPU (Central Processing Unit)/computer. Also, five analog processors for monitoring spacecraft systems, each with its own telemetry transmitter, have been replaced with a single new unit called MBITS. This allows rapid pre-launch testing of the spacecraft instead of the previous time-consuming checkouts of each system separately, which in turn allows a doubling of the launch rate. In all, the upgrade replaced 36 old devices with 19 new ones of higher performance, lower mass and reduced power consumption, most of which have been flight-tested several times on Progress cargo ships. The new TsVM/CPU, along with modernized color displays in the cockpit, allows the new Soyuz to be flown by a single professional pilot, instead of two fully trained crewmembers.]

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Roscosmos PAO: "State Board Approves Soyuz TMA-01M Crew".

State Board at Baikonur approved the crew of the Soyuz TMA-01M vehicle slated to fly to the International Space Station on Oct. 8.
The crews of the Soyuz:
-Prime (Alexander Kaleri (Roscosmos), Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA)).
-Backup (Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan).
Soyuz TMA-01M launch is scheduled for Oct. 8, 03:10 Moscow time. The vehicle is due to dock to the ISS Poisk module on Oct. 10, at 04:05 MSK.
The meeting of the State Board was traditionally attended by the young winners of Roscosmos’ patch contest 7-year-old Marina Korolenko of Murmansk region, and 13-year-old Sasha Turovsky of Tambov region, who’s design will fly aboard the Soyuz TMA-01M.

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Here's some great hi-res photos of the Soyuz-FG rollout to & erection on the launch pad.
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Launch site:Baikonur (Launch pad no. 1/5 4555'12.85"N, 6320'32.27"E)

The launch time is:
05 : 10 : 55 Baikonur 08.10.2010
03 : 10 : 55 Moscow Summer Time 08.10.2010
23 : 10 : 55 UTC October 7, 2010
7 : 10 : 55 p.m. EDT October 7, 2010


*Click here to restart the timer* Soyuz TMA-M Launch


The expected docking time is:
04 : 02 3 min Moscow Summer Time 10.10.2010
00 : 02 3 min UTC October 10, 2010
8 : 02 p.m. 3 min EDT October 9, 2010


*Click here to restart the timer* Soyuz TMA-M Docking


Planned Soyuz TMA-M's mission duration: 159 days

See crew information above

Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA-M (AKA TMA-01M, but Energia insists it's a TMA-M, model id 11F732A47) (NASA: Soyuz 24S, serial #701)

Manufacturer: Energia Rocket & Space Company


Mission:
  • Flying the ISS Expedition 25/26 crew members aboard the ISS.
  • Performing initial flight test of the 700'th series Soyuz vehicle.
  • Working as part of the ISS complex for Expedition 25

An essay on differences between Soyuz TMA 200'th (11F732A17) and 700'th (11F732A47) series (http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=12708)

Primary modifications

SUDN (Movement/Navigation System): 6 old instruments weighing 101 kg are replaced by 5 new oned weighing 42 kg. Power consumption lowered from 402 W to 105 W.

The new Movement/Navigation system exploits Central Computing Core with a bridging device; it has total mass 26 kg and consumes 80 W of energy. The Core's througput is 8 million computations per second, RAM volume is 2000 kBytes. Lifetime is considerably extended, which is now 35,000 hours. A 50% reserve of computation power is built in.

SBI (Onboard Information System): 30 old instruments weighing 70 kg are replaced by 14 new instruments weighing 28 kg, with all the information supply ability retained. A station information exchange mode introduced. SBI power consumption is lowered: for telemetry transmission more from 115 W to 85 W; for recording mode from 84 W to 29 W; for playback mode from 140 W to 85 W.

Secondary modifications

SOTR (Thermal Control System):
  • Three heat sinks installed in the Propulsion Module to enable liquid cooling of SUDN CCC.
  • Extension heat radiator can now accommodate new SUDN instruments located in the PM.
  • New Electric Coolant pump with better throughput used.
  • Replaced the liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger to enable better productivity for thermal balance holding work when stationed at launch position.

SUDN (Movement/Navigation System):
  • DPO engines automatics module is reworked to accomodate the new onboard computers.
  • Descent Module movement control software reworked.

SUBK (Onboard Equipment Control System):
  • Reworked Command Processing Module and Command Matrix to enable new controlling logic for SUDN and SBI instrumentation.
  • Replaced circuit protection automats in the high voltage communication circuits.

Crew's Control Panel:
  • Introduced new software adapted for the new types of information supplied by the modified systems.

Improvements of the vessel's structure and interfaces with the ISS
  • Marnesium alloy is replaced by Aluminium alloy for the instrumentation holding framework of the PM to simplify manufacturing.
  • Double Multiplexed exchange interfaces to enable exchange between the vessel and RSOS ISS.

A chart that shows locations of the modified parts:


Achievements of upgrading
  • 36 obsolete instruments are replaced by 19 new instruments.
  • SUBK and SOTR can now accommodate the new instruments.
  • The ship's strucure is redesigned to simplify manufacturing technology.
  • The ship's mass decreased by 70 kg, which opens a possibility for further upgrading.

Flight Testing Program

Two 1st missions are regarded flight tests: Soyuz TMA-M and Soyuz TMA-02M.
The third mission (Soyuz TMA-03M) is a qualification test flight.

Each flight test must approve that:
  • There's no change to performance of the vessel for the nominal flight profile;
  • Off-nominal modes are tested;
  • Manual Attitude change and keeping in discrete circuit in the orbital frame of coordinates works well;
  • The vessel can perform the ISS flyaround when under manual control in discrete circuit;
  • It's possible to perform orbital changes using four DPO engines.

The flight tests are to be performed together with the primary expedition delivery tasks according to the assigned mission program.


The spacecraft's mass is 7220.0 kg (TBD)

The Launch Vehicle's Flight Profile:

OperationFlight time, sec
Lift-off0.00
Escape tower's jettison113.38
1st stage separation117.80
Ship's fairing jettison157.48
2nd stage separation287.30
Tail adapter's jettioson297.05
3rd stage's MECO524.96
Ship's separation528.26

1. Soyuz-FG's ascent chart


From here and on the times are given in Moscow Summer Time Zone (UTC+4)

2. Initial orbit's parameters

The expected payload separation time: 03 h 19 m 43.26 s

  Soyuz TMA-MThe ISS
Orbit ParameterDesignationNominal value and tolerance limitsAt the alignment orbit
PeriodT, min88.64 0.36791.55
Inclinationi, degrees51.67 0.05851.66
Minimum altitudeh, km200.0 7 -22350.4
Maximum altitudeH, km242 42376.0

Phase angle between the space ship and the ISS is about 223 degrees.
Projected duration of the space ship at the nominal orbit is no less than 20 orbits (~30 hrs)

3. Transfer manoeuvres
(two days long approach scheme applied)

3.1. Orbit Phasing by the pre-calculated ballistic information

* 1st two-burn manoeuvre
DateBurn atOrbit #Delta V, m/sBurn duration, spost-burn T,minpost-burn i,degpost-burn h,kmpost-burn H,km
08.10.1006:51:0739,3024,188,9451,65216,3247,7
08.10.1007:19:567323,2657,989,7551,66237,2295,9

* 2nd one-burn correction
DateBurn atOrbit #Delta V, m/sBurn duration, spost-burn T,minpost-burn i,degpost-burn h,kmpost-burn H,km
09.10.1003:48:25172,0029,089,8151,64241,7297,2

3.2. Far range rendez-vous manouevering.

The input for the on-board rendez-vous system is given 3 hours before docking in form of state vectors of the spacecraft and the ISS.

Autonomous rendez-vous begin at 01:42:49

Assigned docking node "Russian +Y" directed MRM2 node

4. Close range rendez-vous and approach manoeuvres

Since 03:36:17 and till capture.

5. Docking to the ISS

On October 10, 2010 at 04 hrs 02 min 00 sec 3 min.

BACKUP TIMES:
Launch: 10.10.2010, 02 hrs 22 min 41 sec
Docking: 12.10.2010, 03 hrs 19 3 min

The Approach Chart:


Launcher: Soyuz-FG (model 11А511У-ФГ)

"Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle is intended for injection of automatic spacecraft for national economy, scientific research ("Resurs-F1", "Resurs-F2", "Foton" spacecraft) and spacecraft for special purposes ("Kosmos"-series satellites) as well as manned and cargo spaceships according to the program of the International Space Station. In contrast to "Soyuz-U" launch vehicle modernized engines with heightened specific thrust on units of the 1-st and the 2-nd stages, developed for "Soyuz-2" launch vehicle, are used for "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle for increasing load-carrying capacity. "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle can be equipped with nose fairing of the following diameters: 2,7 m; 3,0 m; 3,3 m; 3,7 m.

Manufacturer: Samara Space Centre



The vehicle's reliability statistics according to http://www.spacelaunchreport.com/reliability2010.txt:

Code:
 
================================================================ 
Vehicle     Successes/Tries Realzd Pred  Consc. Last     Dates     
                             Rate  Rate* Succes Fail     
================================================================ 
Soyuz-FG         22    22   1.00  .96     22    None     2001-
Weather forecast for Baikonur, Kazakhstan for October 8, 2010 (5 a.m.)

TimeTempsWindChillHeat IndexUV IndexDew PointRelative HumidityPrecipSnowCloudsVisibilityWindWeather
5 AM+2C+1C+2C0Low-5.5C55%0%0%59%16 kmNNE 1.79 m/s P Cloudy


Sunrise/Sunset and associated twilight times for Baikonur on Friday, October 8, 2010

Times are local.
EventTime
Astronomical twilight begins06 : 15
Nautical twilight begins06 : 49
Civil twilight begins07 : 24
Sunrise07 : 52
Transit (sun is at its highest)13 : 33
Sunset20 : 15
Civil twilight ends20 : 43
Nautical twilight ends21 : 17
Astronomical twilight ends21 : 52

Watching the launch live

NASA TV - Windows Media
http://www.nasa.gov/55644main_NASATV_Windows.asx
NASA TV - Real Player
http://www.nasa.gov/ram/35037main_portal.ram
NASA TV - QuickTime
http://www.nasa.gov/qtl/151335main_NASA_TV_QT.qtl
NASA TV - Yahoo list
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163

NASA TV Schedule for October 7 (the times are in EDT):
Quote:
October 7, Thursday
8 a.m. - Replay of Video File Feed of ISS Expedition 25 State Commission Meeting and Crew News Conference in Baikonur, Kazakhstan – HQ (Public and Media Channels)
10 a.m. - Replay of Video File Feed of ISS Expedition 25 State Commission Meeting and Crew News Conference in Baikonur, Kazakhstan – HQ (Public and Media Channels)
4 p.m. - Replay of Video File Feed of ISS Expedition 25 State Commission Meeting and Crew News Conference in Baikonur, Kazakhstan – HQ (Public and Media Channels)
5:30 p.m. - Video Feed of ISS Expedition 25 Pre-Launch Activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan – JSC (Public and Media Channels)
6:15 p.m. - ISS Expedition 25 Soyuz TMA-01M Launch Coverage (via Baikonur (launch scheduled at 7:10 p.m. EDT) – JSC (Public and Media Channels)
10 p.m. - Video File Feed of ISS Expedition 25 Pre-Launch Activities, Launch and Post-Launch Interviews – JSC (Public and Media Channels)
TSENKI video streams (Russian + English, between UTC 20:10 (Oct 7) and UTC 0:10 (Oct 8) )
http://www.tsenki.com/broadcast/broadcast/


Vesti - High Quality (Russian)
http://www.vesti.ru/video1.asx?vid=onair
Vesti - Low Quality (Russian)
http://www.vesti.ru/video1.asx?vid=onair_low

Source References
http://astro.zeto.czest.pl
http://astronaut.ru
http://www.energia.ru
http://www.federalspace.ru
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru
http://www.mcc.rsa.ru
http://www.tvroscosmos.ru
http://www.nasa.gov
http://www.spacelaunchreport.com
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Forecast.aspx
http://www.good-stuff.co.uk/suntimes/sunmap.php


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It's necessary to note that Alexander Kalery is in a way following steps of famous Kostantin Feoktistov who took a seat on a maiden flight of a space ship much of his own design. Being an experienced technical specialist, Kalery was involved in developing the controlling software for the new Soyuz (source) and is known as a seasoned programmer. Now it's his right and duty to perform live testing.

I can only wish that would be merciful to him and his crew!

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SPACE.com: "For Astronaut Twin, Launching Into Space Is All In the Family".

Florida Today: "Twins scheduled to orbit Earth together".

BBC News: "Close-up look at Soyuz spacecraft ahead of latest launch".

---------- Post added 8th Oct 2010 at 12:07 AM ---------- Previous post was 7th Oct 2010 at 11:53 PM ----------

The Zero-G indicator/mascot for today's launch is a "Plush Monkey"!

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Note: You'll need to use this tool to see what I wrote!

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--SOYUZ TMA-M V1.0 MAIN MENU--

VEHICLE STATUS:
-Orbit parameters nominal.
-Reconfiguring for orbit ops.

*AN ERROR HAS OCCURRED. ORBIT HARDWARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH TMA-M SOFTWARE. PLEASE UPDATE ORBIT HARDWARE DRIVERS. DOWNLOAD NOW?*


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I wonder if this is included in the digital upgrades?


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Here's calendar event for docking to ISS, and here you can request a reminder for that event.

NASA TV will start live coverage of docking at 23:30 UTC / 7:30 p.m. EDT on Oct. 9th / 03:30 MSD on 10th.
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