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Default Progress M-16M atop Soyuz-U on Aug 1/2, 2012
by SiberianTiger 07-30-2012, 10:08 PM

Progress M-16M will deliver about 2.6 t of cargo to the ISS.



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 (UTC+11)
Baikonur / UTC+6
Moscow / MSKS (UTC+4)/
Universal / UTC+1
Washington / EDT (UTC-4)
Launch time (Primary):
06:35:13 a.m.
01:35:13
23:35:13
19:35:13
3:35:13 p.m.
on:
Aug. 2, 2012
Aug. 2, 2012
Aug. 1, 2012
Aug. 1, 2012
Aug. 1, 2012
Launch time (Backup):
06:12:39 a.m.
01:12:39
23:12:39
19:12:39
3:12:39 p.m.
on:
Aug. 3, 2012
Aug. 3, 2012
Aug. 2, 2012
Aug. 2, 2012
Aug. 2, 2012
*Click here to restart the timer* Progress M-16M Launch

Docking times
Time Zone
Australia - Sydney/AEST (UTC+11)
Moscow / MSKS (UTC+4)/
Universal / UTC
Washington / EST (UTC-5)
 
Docking time (Primary):
12:24:39 p.m. 3 min
05:24:39 3 min
01:34:39 3 min
9:34:39 p.m. 3 min
 
on:
Aug. 2, 2012
Aug. 2, 2012
Aug. 2, 2012
Aug. 1, 2012
 
Docking time (Backup):
9:26 a.m. 3 min
02:26 3 min
22:26 3 min
6:26 p.m. 3 min
 
on:
Aug. 4, 2012
Aug. 4, 2012
Aug. 3, 2012
Aug. 3, 2012
 
*Click here to restart the timer* Progress M-16M docking to ISS

Live Coverage Of The Launch:

Progress M-16M (industry id 11F615A60 #416, NASA id Progress 48P) cargo spaceship

Cargo Manifest

Code:
Propellants amount in the propulsion
unit                                    880 kg
- including the amount reserved for
  the ISS - 250 kg
Propellants in the refueling system     680 kg
* Oxygen                                 28 kg
* Air                                    19 kg
Water in Rodnik ("Creek") system tanks  420 kg

Pressured section cargo (total mass 1242 kg)

Equpiment for systems:
* SOGS atmosphere composition control    60 kg
* SVO water supply control               55 kg
* SOTR heat exchange conrtol             19 kg
* SUBA onboard equipment control       0.03 kg
* SEP electric supply control            24 kg
* Environmental control                  18 kg

STOR maintenance and repair items         8 kg
SGO Hygiene and sanitation items        127 kg
"Sputnik" HAM radio equipment             2 kg
Food rations, fresh products            359 kg
Medical equipment, underwear,
personal hygiene and care, station
air purity checking and cleaning        135 kg

FGB Zarya equipment                      18 kg
MRM-1 Rassvet equipment                   6 kg
DC-1 Pirs equipment                       3 kg

Scientific equipment for experiments     23 kg

Intermodule ventilation means             6 kg

Onboard documentation, crew parcel       28 kg

A special delivery for Russian
crewmembers                             122 kg

American food rations delivery          230 kg

Total cargo mass                       2639 kg
Mission Profile

Ascent Chart:


1. Approach and Docking Chart:


Docking is scheduled to happed after just 4 orbits following the launch!

The times below are Moscow Time (UTC+4), commas separate fractional part of numbers:

The expected payload separation time: 23h 44m 02.18s

2. Orbital Parameters of Progress M-16M and the ISS

ParameterDesignationProrgess-M-15M at 08/01ISS at 08/02
Orbital PeriodT, min88,58 0,3792,55
Inclinationi, degrees51,66 0,0651,66
Min altitudeh, km193 +7 -15401,70
Max altitudeH, km245 42420,16
Phase angle between the space ship and the ISS is about 30 degrees
Projected duration of the space ship at the nominal orbit is no less than 20 orbits (~30 hrs)

3. Transfer manoeuvres
(fast approach scheme applied)

* Nominal two-burn manoeuvre forming a phasing orbit
DateBurn atOrbit #Delta V, m/sBurn duration, spost-burn T,minpost-burn i,degpost-burn h,kmpost-burn H,km
02.08.1200:17:56120,8952,989,3051,65221,6266,9
02.08.1200:54:18211,9530,789,7151,66261,8279.6
02.08.1201:38:5527,0018,589,9651,66262,3294,2
02.08.1202:10:3027,0018,490,2051,64281.9306,0
Autonomous approach program is initiated at 03:03:58

4. Approach at the Close range

Flyaround, station keeping and docking are to be performed on August 2nd, 2012 since 05 hrs 02 min 41 sec 3 min till making contact

5. Docking

Contact and capture are to be performed on August 2nd, 2012 at 05 hrs 24 min 39 sec 3

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

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/log2012.html#rate:

Code:
================================================================ 
Vehicle     Successes/Tries Realzd Pred  Consc. Last     Dates    
                             Rate  Rate* Succes Fail    
================================================================
Soyuz-U         740   760x   .97  .97      4    8/24/11  1973-

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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Wow, tight schedule on the Progress !

The ISS is going to be completely cramped with hardware and supplies !
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Will this new Progress already use the Kurs-NA antenna, just tested by Progress M-15M by undocking/redocking to the ISS?

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Looks like a nice quick launch and docking.

By the way, nice to see you back to reporting Russian space news ST.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Video of the LV rolling out and erection:




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 Looks like a nice quick launch and docking.
This mission is special in regard of testing a more expedite approach and docking routine. After it's rehearsed on few Progresses, it will also be on a Soyuz.

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 By the way, nice to see you back to reporting Russian space news ST.
Doing what I can in-between real life business. Let's watch the launch today (tonight here).
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NASASpaceflight: Progress M-16M set to launch for test of new fast rendezvous with ISS, article by Orbinaut Pete
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NASA coverage started.
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Liftoff !

The US speaker said "Solid Boosters Separation"

"Second stage" operating nominally (decide yourself, if there are boosters strapped to it, it can't be the second stage !)

Third stage (Block I) running normally.

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The 3rd stage is going OK.
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Progress-M separated, in orbit, all antennas and solar panels deployed. Well done !

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Docking in only 5 hours 48 minutes.
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Congratulations to Roscosmos on the successful launch!
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And Progress is approaching to within 1 kilometer of the space station...
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Thumbs up Docking success

13 minutes to go !

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Nah, they were ahead schedule ! Docking successful (probably one of the fastest ever ?) !!

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0120 GMT (9:20 p.m. EDT Wed.)
The docking occurred as the space station flew 253 miles off the western coast of South America.

Over the next few minutes, the Progress docking probe will retract to allow hooks and latches to bring the spacecraft to a firm seal with the station.

0118 GMT (9:18 p.m. EDT Wed.)
DOCKING. The speedy supply ship known as Progress M-16M has docked to the Pirs module of the International Space Station, completing a same-day launch and rendezvous demonstration to deliver a fresh load of provisions, spare parts and rocket fuel for orbiting laboratory complex.

This trek from the Baikonur pad to the outpost took just four orbits and less than six hours versus the usual 34 orbits and 50 hours.

The freighter is carrying nearly three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the orbiting outpost, including 1,962 pounds of propellant for the station's Russian maneuvering thrusters, 110 pounds of oxygen, 925 pounds of water and 2,817 pounds of spare parts, maintenance items and experiment hardware.
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How delightful is to see things working!

A video of the launch:
http://youtu.be/IGrh33X9npU
A video of the docking:
http://youtu.be/Ugi7-D4Poiw

Congrats to all who followed the launch and flight of the "Oriental Express" (so I would name it), and especially to those who made it possible!
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