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Videos Progress M-13M atop Soyuz-U on Oct 30, 2011
by SiberianTiger 10-30-2011, 03:45 AM

Progress M-13M will deliver about 2.6 t of cargo to the orbital outpost, including propellant, oxygen, food, scientific equipment, additional hardware for ISS RS and USOS, and private deliveries for the crew.
It will also deliver Tchibis-M spacecraft developed by Institute for Space Research of Russian Academy of Science to study processes developing during thunderstorms in Earth's atmosphere. Tchibis-M will
be deployed into orbit during a series of post-undocking maneouvres of Progress M-13M few months later.

This is going to be the "Return to flight" launch for a Progress after disastrous Progress M-12M's launch.



Launch location:

Baikonur Launch pad no. 1/5 4555'12.85"N, 6320'32.27"E

Launch dates and times:

Launch times
Time Zone
Australia - Sydney/AEST
Baikonur / UTC+6
Moscow / MSKS (UTC+4)/
Universal / UTC
Washington / EDT
Launch time (Primary):
8:11:12 p.m.
16:11:12
14:11:12
10:11:12
6:11:12 a.m.
on:
Oct. 30, 2011
Oct. 30, 2011
Oct. 30, 2011
Oct. 30, 2011
Oct. 30, 2011
Launch time (Backup):
7:45:31 p.m.
15:45:31
13:45:31
9:45:31
5:45:31 a.m.
on:
Oct. 31, 2011
Oct. 31, 2011
Oct. 31, 2011
Oct. 31, 2011
Oct. 31, 2011
*Click here to restart the timer* Progress M-13M Launch

Docking times
Time Zone
Australia - Sydney/AEST
Moscow / MSKS (UTC+4)/
Universal / UTC
Washington / EDT
 
Docking time (Primary):
9:40:37 p.m. 3 min
15:40:37 3 min
11:40:37 3 min
7:40:37 a.m. 3 min
 
on:
Nov. 2, 2011
Nov. 2, 2011
Nov. 2, 2011
Nov. 2, 2011
 
Docking time (Backup):
9:40:37 p.m. 3 min
15:40:37 3 min
11:40:37 3 min
7:40:37 a.m. 3 min
 
on:
Nov. 2, 2011
Nov. 2, 2011
Nov. 2, 2011
Nov. 2, 2011
 
*Click here to restart the timer* Progress M-13M docking to ISS

Live Coverage Of The Launch:

Progress M-13M (industry id 11F615A60 #413, NASA id Progress 45P) cargo spaceship

Cargo Manifest

Code:
Refueling system propellants amount     578 kg
* Oxygen                                 50 kg
Water in Rodnik ("Creek") system tanks  420 kg
Self fuel reserve available for the ISS 250 kg

Pressured section cargo (total mass 1350 kg)

Equpiment for systems:
* SOGS gas mixture composition control   15 kg
* SVO water supply control               50 kg
* SOTR heat exchange conrtol              9 kg
* SUBA equipment control                  9 kg
* SEP electric supply                     1 kg
STOR maintenance and repair items         7 kg
Hygiene and sanitation items            125 kg
SIZ Invividual protection items          17 kg
Lighting means                            7 kg
Food rations, fresh products            316 kg
Medical equipment, underwear,
personal hygiene and care               143 kg

FGB Zarya equipment                      11 kg
MRM-1 Rassvet equipment                   4 kg

Scientific equipment, including
"Tchibis-M" microsatellite and equipment
for experiments "Tipologiya", "Ginseng-2",
"Struktura", "Plasma Crystal-3 plus"     51 kg

Onboard documentation, crew parcel,
video and photo equipment                24 kg
A special delivery for Russian
crewmembers                             138 kg

American Sergent delivery, including
food rations, personal hygiene and care
items                                   423 kg

Total cargo mass                       2648 kg
Mission Profile

Ascent Chart:


Approach and Docking Chart:


Docking is performed to SO-1 Pirs -Y docking node

Tchibis-M spacecraft:



Microsatellite Chibis-M is a small spacecraft for studying new physical mechanisms in atmospheric lightning discharges. Its total mass is 40 kg, overall dimensions in the working position are 1100x1350x1805 mm (with deployed structural elements).

The microsatellite is to be delivered into the working orbit with an altitude of 480-500 km inside Progress M cargo transportation spacecraft to be subsequently operated in free flight for no less than 1 year.

The launch of the MS will make it possible to conduct scientific research in atmospheric lighting discharges and magnetic wave phenomena; to verify the microsatelite orbital insertion system using Progress M spacecraft, the operation of the MS systems and ground control systems; to implement educational programs with young specialists and students.

The MS was built by a team from the Special Design Bureau of the Institute for Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Launch Vehicle:

Characteristics
Soyuz-U
Prime contractor:
  • Samara Space Sentre (Energia Holding enterprise)
GRAU Index:
  • 11A511U
Height:
51.1 m
Diameter:
max 10.3 m
Liftoff mass:
313 metric tonnes
Payload mass:
6.95 tonnes at ISS orbit from Baikonur
1st stage (boosters B, V, G, D):
  • 4 X RD-117 engines
  • Propellants (T-1 Kerosene and LOX)
  • Thrust/ISP in vacuum - / 316 s
  • Thrust/ISP at sea level 79.4 tonnes / 253 s
  • Total 1st stage's thrust at sea level: 411.1 tonnes
2nd stage (core A):
  • 1 X RD-118 engine
  • Propellants (T-1 Kerosene and LOX)
  • Thrust/ISP in vacuum 102 tonnes / 314 s
  • Thrust/ISP at sea level 83.5 tonnes / 257 s
3rd stage (block I):
  • 1 X RD-0110 engine
  • Propellants (T-1 Kerosene and LOX)
  • Thrust/ISP in vacuum 30.38 tonnes / 359 s

The vehicle's reliability statistics according to http://www.spacelaunchreport.com/log2011.html#rate:

Code:
================================================================ 
Vehicle     Successes/Tries Realzd Pred  Consc. Last     Dates    
                             Rate  Rate* Succes Fail    
================================================================
Soyuz-U         736   756x   .97  .97      0    8/24/11  1973-
Weather forecast for Baikonur, Kazakhstan on October 30, 2011 (16 p.m.)

TimeTempsWindChillHeat IndexUV IndexDew PointRelative HumidityPrecipSnowCloudsVisibilityWindWeather
4 PM6C6C6C0Low-2C51%0%0%0%16KMSW 0.4 m/s Sunny

References
http://www.federalspace.ru
http://tvroscosmos.ru
http://www.tsenki.com
http://www.samspace.ru
http://www.npoenergomash.ru/engines/
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru
http://www.spacelaunchreport.com
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Forecast.aspx
http://www.good-stuff.co.uk/suntimes/sunmap.php
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:51 AM   #2
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Pictures and Videos of Pre-Launch Activities

Rolling out and erection video:
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When I saw "Chibis", I thought of chibi.
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 When I saw "Chibis", I thought of chibi.
It actually means "a lapwing", a name for a bird, in Russian.
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Little bit more than one minute to launch, everything OK until now

Liftoff of Soyuz-U carrying Progress 45!

Booster and 1st stage jettisonised

Nose shroud jettisonised

2nd stage seperation confirmed, core stage ignited, the failure stage of the last progress

This time, everything is nominal, one more minute

3rd stage shutdown, seperation, deployement of solar arrays and antennas, everything fine

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Here comes the Korolev's cross... now in second stage flight.

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Second stage separation.
Now the fun begins.
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Progress has successfully reached orbit, separated from the 3rd stage and deployed! How did the solar panels deploy so quickly, though?
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Spacecraft separation! Can I say "Phew!" ?
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 Progress has successfully reached orbit, separated from the 3rd stage and deployed! How did the solar panels deploy so quickly, though?
They aren't very big. My congratulation on the success! Since now, Progress launches are better to grab little notice, as they had always been doing.
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Woooo, congratulations Russia!!!

My latest NASASpaceflight article: Progress Launch: Russia successfully resumes Soyuz booster flights to the ISS

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Default Soyuz successfully returns to flight for space station

Soyuz successfully returns to flight for space station
BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS "SPACE PLACE" & USED WITH PERMISSION
Posted: October 30, 2011

Two months after a rare Russian launch failure, an unmanned Progress cargo ship loaded with 2.9 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station rocketed smoothly into orbit Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of manned Soyuz flights next month, just in time for the lab's partners to avoid being forced to temporarily abandoning the complex.


Credit: NASA

The Progress M-13M spacecraft took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:11 a.m. EDT (GMT-4), kicking off the 45th unmanned Russian space station resupply mission.

If all goes well, the Progress, loaded with 1,653 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen, 926 pounds of water and 3,108 pounds of dry cargo, will complete an automated approach to the Pirs docking compartment at 7:42 a.m. Wednesday.

"We congratulate our Russian colleagues on Sunday's successful launch of ISS Progress 45," Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's director of space operations, said in a statement. "Pending the outcome of a series of flight readiness meetings in the coming weeks, this successful flight sets the stage for the next Soyuz launch, planned for mid-November."

Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and NASA flight engineer Dan Burbank originally were scheduled for launch to the station aboard the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft on Sept. 22. But the flight was put on hold in the wake of a third stage failure Aug. 24 that prevented the Progress M-12M cargo ship from reaching orbit.

The Progress Soyuz-U and the Soyuz-FG rocket used to launch manned missions use virtually identical third stages and Russian engineers immediately launched a failure investigation to figure out what went wrong and to make sure no similar problems could affect upcoming flights.

Engineers eventually traced the Soyuz-U third stage engine failure to a kerosene fuel line blockage that disrupted the operation of a turbopump used to feed propellants to the main combustion chamber. Engines slated for use on upcoming missions were inspected and quality control was beefed up to prevent any similar problems down the road.

But the failure and subsequent investigation threw a wrench into the space station's carefully choreographed crew rotation sequence. Since the departure of three crew members Sept. 16, the lab has been operated by a reduced crew of three -- Expedition 29 commander Mike Fossum, Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and cosmonaut Sergei Volkov.

With Sunday's successful launching of the Progress M-14M supply ship, Russian space engineers are gearing up to launch the Soyuz TMA-22 crew at 11:14:05 p.m. Nov. 13.

"To me, the Soyuz is like a sports car where the shuttle is like an 18 wheeler," Burbank, a shuttle veteran, said at a recent news conference in Moscow. "I'm very much looking forward to the ride uphill on the Soyuz ... and that hasn't changed a bit in light of recent events over the last couple of months."

If all goes well, Burbank and company will dock at the upper Poisk module around 12:37 a.m. Nov. 16. The combined crews will have a brief, one-week handover before Volkov, Fossum and Furukawa undock from the Rassvet module and return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft on Nov. 21.

Three fresh crew members -- Oleg Kononenko, European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers and NASA flight engineer Donald Pettit -- hope to blast off aboard the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft at 8:16 a.m. on Dec. 21, three weeks later than planned. With their docking on Dec. 23, the station's crew will be back up to six.

Here is a timeline of the Progress M-13M mission from launch through docking (in EDT; best viewed with fixed-width font):


EDT...........DDD...HH...MM...SS...EVENT

10/30/11
06:11:13 AM...00...00...00...00...Launch
06:19:58 AM...00...00...08...45...Orbital Insertion
09:46:04 AM...00...03...34...51...DV-1 rendezvous rocket firing (56.4 mph)
10:28:06 AM...00...04...16...53...DV-2 (17.1 mph)
07:12:41 AM...02...01...01...28...DV-3 (6.7 mph)

11/02/11
05:20:25 AM...02...23...09...12...AR&D Automated Rendezvous start
05:41:46 AM...02...23...30...33...AR&D DV-4/Impulse 1 (70.9 mph)
05:45:00 AM...02...23...33...47...US to Russian attitude control handover
05:54:48 AM...02...23...43...35...Daily Orbit 1 Russian ground station AOS
06:04:47 AM...02...23...53...34...AR&D impulse 2 (2.7 mph)
06:06:30 AM...02...23...55...17...Progress Kurs-A activation
06:08:30 AM...02...23...57...17...SM Kurs-P activation
06:19:18 AM...03...00...08...05...Daily Orbit 1 Russian ground station LOS
06:27:49 AM...03...00...16...36...AR&D DV-5/impulse 3 (65.5 mph)
06:31:05 AM...03...00...19...52...Range = 49.7 miles: valid Kurs-P range data
06:47:12 AM...03...00...35...59...Sunrise
06:52:45 AM...03...00...41...32...Range = 9.3 miles: Kurs-A & Kurs-P short test
06:58:25 AM...03...00...47...12...Range = 5.6 miles
..................................SM VHF-2 transmitter activation for TORU cmd link
07:00:05 AM...03...00...48...52...Range = 5 miles: Progress TV activation
07:08:05 AM...03...00...56...52...Range = 1.9 miles
..................................Progress VHF receiver activation for TORU cmd link
07:09:04 AM...03...00...57...51...AR&D impulse 4 (13.9 mph)
07:10:25 AM...03...00...59...12...Range = 1.2 miles: TORU command link test
07:10:25 AM...03...00...59...12...AR&D ballistic targeting point
07:13:37 AM...03...01...02...24...AR&D impulse 5 (12.9 mph)
07:16:28 AM...03...01...05...15...AR&D impulse 6 (4.2 mph)
07:19:19 AM...03...01...08...06...AR&D flyaround mode start
07:26:00 AM...03...01...14...47...AR&D stationkeeping start
07:29:18 AM...03...01...18...05...Daily Orbit 2 Russian ground station AOS
07:31:00 AM...03...01...19...47...AR&D final approach start

07:42:00 AM...03...01...30...47...DOCKING

07:46:00 AM...03...01...34...47...Sunset
07:49:29 AM...03...01...38...16...Daily Orbit 2 Russian ground station LOS
08:02:00 AM...03...01...50...47...Progress hooks closed
08:19:31 AM...03...02...08...18...Sunrise
08:40:00 AM...03...02...28...47...Russian to US attitude control handover


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News broadcast from RussiaToday (in English):



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Here's calendar event for docking.
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