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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01M Launch to be Monitored by Airplanes and Helicopters
:: 06.10.2010

Launch of the crew vehicle of new series- Soyuz TMA-01M- is to be monitored by 8 airplanes, 12 helicopters and 1 rescue ship Antarctica in the Sea of Japan, Roaviatsia official told RIA Novosti.
According to him, airplanes and helicopters are located along the Soyuz launch trajectory.
Soyuz TMA-01M crews- prime (Alexander Kaleri (Roscosmos), Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos), Scott Kelly (NASA)), and backup (Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko and Ronald Garan)- continue their preflight training.
Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-01M launch is slated for 3.10 MSK, Oct. 8. The docking to the International Space Station shall occur on Oct. 10, at 4.02 a.m.

Rollout :

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLMJz0PVvJQ[/youtube]
tvroscosmos | October 05, 2010
 
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www.russianspaceweb.com : Soyuz TM upgrade package

Above: New systems onboard Soyuz TMA-M. Red indicates new hardware within System of motion and navigation control, SUDN; green - Onboard measurement system, SBI; and blue - Thermal control system, SOTR. Credit: Roskosmos / RKK Energia
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The goal of upgrades which led to Soyuz TMA-M, was the replacement of outdated equipment, some of which was no longer in production, with more advanced systems, employing modern electronics and software. According to original plans, these modifications were to be more extensive, but in the end, the most radical and expensive proposals had to be postponed to a later date.
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www.federalspace.ru : State Board Approves Soyuz TMA-01M Crew
:: 06.10.2010

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-19 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-01M.

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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-01M Prelaunch Campaign is Nominal – Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov
:: 07.10.2010

Yesterday, during the meeting of the State Board at Baikonur, Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov explained that launch campaign of the Soyuz TMA-01M vehicle is nominal. The vehicle is slated for launch at 03.10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Roscosmos Head also noted that some journalists by mistake recalled the situation with Soyuz TMA-20 to be launched in Dec. linking it with the current launch for some reason.
Anatoly Perminov asked president and general designer of RSC-Energia Vitaly Lopota to provide his comments on the situation with Soyuz TMA-20.
«We detected a problem during Soyuz TMA-20 unloading, some doubts with integrity of the transport container», Lopota explained.
He added that no damage was detected on the vehicle.
“There was no damage on the outer surface of the vehicle. However we decided to set up a commission which will make special investigation, as we are dealing with the human space launch and we can’t afford risking”, RSC-E chief said.
In any case, the vehicle will be launched in Dec.
«We are going to launch Soyuz TMA-20 in Dec timeframe, in line with the schedule. The commission is to complete its work by the end of Oct. in order to provide their proposals and solutions to the State Board”, Lopota concluded.

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SDC : Russian Soyuz to Launch New Space Station Crew Today
By Clara Moskowitz
SPACE.com Senior Writer
posted: 07 October 2010
10:00 am ET



An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are poised to launch to the International Space Station tonight on a Russian rocket.

The trio is slated to lift off Thursday (Oct. 7) at 7:10 p.m. EDT (2310 GMT) from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome. The spaceflyers will ride a new model of the tried-and-true Russian Soyuz spacecraft, the TMA-01M, which features new guidance, navigation, control and data processing systems, and an improved cooling device for the electronics.

The crew is launching just days after the 53rd anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the world's first man-made satellite, which occurred on Oct. 4, 1957. Indeed, their Soyuz will even blast off from the very same launch pad.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka are set to take up long-term posts as members of the station's Expedition 25 crew. Kelly has a twin brother, Mark, who is also an astronaut and is due to fly aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-134 mission in February.

The new station crew is set to dock at the orbiting outpost's rooftop Poisk module on Saturday at 8:02 p.m. EDT (0002 GMT Sunday). They will join the outpost's existing Expedition 25 crew – station commander Doug Wheelock of NASA and flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia and Shannon Walker of NASA.

In November, half of the station's crew will return to Earth and Kelly will take command of the outpost to begin the Expedition 26 mission.

"It's a real privilege to be part of this crew and to be part of something that has been such a successful program to date – the International Space Station," Kelly said during a recent press briefing. "We're finishing up the assembly of the space station and it's really time to start ramping up the science we do."
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www.bbc.co.uk : Close-up look at Soyuz spacecraft ahead of latest launch (video)
7 October 2010 Last updated at 05:06 GMT

On Friday morning, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft will launch from Baikonur on the Kazakstan steppe, heading for the International Space Station. On board will be two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut, Scott Kelly.

From next year, the Soyuz will be the only way for Americans to get into orbit, because the last space shuttle flight will be in June 2011 at the latest - and no replacement will be ready for at least five years.

Daniel Sandford is at the Baikonur cosmodrome for the launch and has been watching the preparations.
 
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Launch preparations now live on NASA TV, probably elsewhere too.
 
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Launched.

 
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3rd stage separation confirmed.
 
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In orbit, deploying solar arrays.
 
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SDC : Soyuz Rocket Launches New Crew Toward Space Station
By Denise Chow
SPACE.com Staff Writer
posted: 07 October 2010
07:36 pm ET



A trio of spaceflyers, including one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, blasted off for the International Space Station tonight (Oct. 7) onboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

The crew launched at 7:10 p.m. EDT (2310 GMT) from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring spaceward from the same historic launch pad where the first artificial satellite – Sputnik – lifted off 53 years ago this week.

Riding atop the Soyuz rocket were NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka. They are flying aboard a new TMA-01M model of the Soyuz spacecraft, which features improved guidance, navigation, control, and data processing systems, in addition to an improved cooling device for the electronics.

The men are beginning a months-long mission on the International Space Station, and will make up half of the station's six-person crew.

Kelly, Kaleri and Skripochka are expected to dock at the station's rooftop Poisk module on Saturday at 8:02 p.m. EDT (0002 GMT Sunday), where they will join the orbiting outpost's Expedition 25 crew – station commander Doug Wheelock and flight engineer Shannon Walker, both of NASA, and Russian flight engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin.
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgIMIXahv9s[/youtube]
NASAtelevision | October 07, 2010

Expedition 25 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri, NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka were launched on the Russian Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft on Oct. 8 (Oct. 7, U.S. time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station.
The trio will dock to the station Oct. 10 (Oct. 9, U.S. time) to start a six-month tour on the orbiting laboratory, joining station Commander Doug Wheelock, and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who have been in orbit since June.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8LfH87Jb7E[/youtube]
tvroscosmos | October 07, 2010
 
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Here's a couple of older videos, to keep you busy while we wait for docking ;)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3A_LUn6ea4[/youtube]
spacearium | October 06, 2010
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El-eJAT45Nc[/youtube]
spacearium | October 06, 2010
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn58_u6rKZ0[/youtube]
tvroscosmos | October 07, 2010
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qUr2hv4K8I[/youtube]
NASAtelevision | October 06, 2010
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz-FG with Soyuz TMA-M Blasts off from Baikonur
:: 08.10.2010

Early in the morning today, at 03.10 a.m., Soyuz-FG rocket blasted off from Baikonur.
In about 9 min, following separation sequence, Soyuz TMA-M crew vehicle successfully reached LEO.
The Soyuz is due to dock to the International Space Station on Oct.10, at 04.02 a.m. TMA-M crew – commander Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly- will join ISS commander Doug Wheelock, Fiodor Yurchikhin, Shannon Walker to start the 6-crew stage of increment 25.

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www.federalspace.ru : ISS Cosmonauts Can Call Roscosmos Head at Any Time
:: 08.10.2010

Cosmonauts from the International Space Station can give Anatoly Perminov calls at any time, Roscosmos Head told news media at Baikonur, on the eve of the Soyuz TMA-M launch.
«I talk to ISS cosmonauts periodically. At any time, in any place, they can talk to me, that’s our agreement», Anatoly Nikolaevich said.
He explained that such calls are unexpected sometimes.
«Even with some personal problems, they can call me. Cosmonauts have serious tasks in orbit, and if something happens on the ground, I believe, I have to understand it and help them», he added.
On the other hand, Roscosmos Head noted, cosmonauts address him with their personal problem rarely, their questions are mostly linked with the tasks they have in the station.

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http://www.federalspace.ru : ISS-25: Major Objectives
:: 08.10.2010

(September 25, 2010 - November 30, 2010)

• Launch of two ISS-25/26 Russian crewmembers and one NASA (USA) crewmember by Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft;
• Docking of Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
• Operational support for docking of Space Shuttle orbiter during mission ULF5;
• Operational support for loading and undocking of Progress M-05M from Module Pirs (DC-1);
• Partial unloading of Progress M-07M vehicles;
• Operational support for docking of Progress M-08M to the Module Pirs (DC-1);
• Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft from Mini Research Module MRM1 Rassvet (return to the Earth of ISS-24/25 crewmembers);
• Performance of two EVA sessions by Russian crewmembers to the ISS Russian segment;
• Support of the Space Station functionality;
• Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
• Participation in flight design tests of MRM1 Rassvet and MRM2 Poisk.

ISS-25 crew consists of 3 persons (September 25 - October 10, 2010) and 6 persons (October 10 - November 30, 2010).

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http://www.federalspace.ru : ISS-25/26: Scientific Program in the Russian Segment
:: 08.10.2010

During ISS-25 and ISS-26, 504 sessions of 41 experiments are planned to be implemented. 34 experiments were started in the previous increments. 7 experiments (Molniya-Gamma, Sprut-2, UHF-radiometry, SLS, VIRU. Test, Colon Crystal) are new.

Experiments to be carried out include:

Life science: Sonocard, Pilot, Vzaimodeystviye, Tipologia, Pneumocard, Sprut-2, Biorisk

Geophysical research: Relaxation, Uragan, Impulse, Vsplesk, Shadow-Beacon, Molniya-Gamma

Remote sensing: MW-radiometry, Rusalka, Zeiner, Econ

Space biotechnology: Lactolen, Biotrek, Biodegradatsia, Zhinseng-2, Structure, Constanta

Technical research: Vektor-T, Izgib, Identification, Veterok, SLS, Sreda-MKS, Contur, VIRU, Bar, Test, RadioSkaf

Contract activities: EXPOSE-R

Study of cosmic rays: BTN-Neutron, Matryoshka-R

Educational and humanitarian projects: MAI-75, Colon Crystal

Space technology and material science: Crystallizator, Plasma crystal

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www.nasa.gov : New Crew Members Set for Saturday Arrival
The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft is safely in orbit and carrying Flight Engineers Scott Kelly, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka to the International Space Station. They launched Thursday at 7:10 p.m. EDT (Friday, Kazakhstan time) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazkhstan. They will dock Saturday at 8:02 p.m. to the Poisk module and join Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin.
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While awaiting their new crew mates, the current station residents continue their station maintenance, training and science activities.

Wheelock and Yurchikhin continue troubleshooting a treadmill in the Zvezda service module. Reassembling the treadmill earlier in the week proved difficult after they performed inspections and checkouts as part of its six-month maintenance schedule. The two crew members worked with ground teams in Houston and Moscow to return the exercise device back to operation. The station commander also worked to replace equipment inside the Destiny laboratory’s Combustion Integrated Rack.

Walker worked on spacesuits in the U.S. Quest airlock to clean cooling loops and inspect harnesses. She also trained with 400 mm and 800 mm cameras to prepare for photographing space shuttle Discovery’s heat shield when the shuttle arrives in November. She practiced taking pictures of Earth landmarks as part of her training with the two cameras.

As part of the ongoing Crew Earth Observations experiment, station crew members photograph Earth’s features for research by ground specialists. One target for Friday included Peru’s most active volcano, Ubinas Volcano, with ash and debris extending more than 10 kilometers from the center of it.

Interviews :

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE3jZLGaLPs[/youtube]
NASAtelevision | October 05, 2010

The sixth member of the Expedition 25 crew, Flight Engineer Alexander "Sasha" Kaleri has spent three long-duration missions aboard space station Mir, and visited the International Space Station once aboard the space shuttle.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxapK63HUII[/youtube]
NASAtelevision | October 05, 2010

A profile of Scott Kelly, the third American astronaut on the Expedition 25 crew. He'll also take command of Expedition 26 in November when Expedition 25 astronauts Doug Wheeler and Shannon Walker, and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin leave the station for their return to Earth.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0cXTjnyFCk[/youtube]
NASAtelevision | October 05, 2010

Oleg Skripochka is a first-time flyer as a member of the International Space Station's Expedition 25 crew.
 
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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-M to Dock to the International Space Station on Oct. 10
:: 09.10.2010

On Oct.8, at 03.10 a.m., Soyuz-FG rocket blasted off from Baikonur with Soyuz TMA-M crew vehicle.
Soyuz-FG rocket orbited the vehicle to LEO with the following parameters:
• min altitude – 199,85 km;
• max altitude – 258,77 km;
• revolution – 88,81 min;
• inclination– 51,63 deg.
Moscow MCC began controlling the vehicle after its separation from the upper stage of the rocket. Soyuz TMA-M is the 85th vehicle controlled from MCC-M.
Telemetry data confirm nominal status of the vehicle. According to the Soyuz commander’s report, health status of the crew is OK.
The Soyuz is due to dock to the International Space Station on Oct.10, at 04.02 a.m. TMA-M crew – commander Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly- will join ISS commander Doug Wheelock, Fiodor Yurchikhin, Shannon Walker to start the 6-crew stage of increment 25.

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www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz-ISS Departure Contingency Won’t Repeat due to the Unit Delivered to the Station
:: 10.10.2010

Soyuz TMA-M crew vehicle launched from Baikonur this Friday is to deliver to the International Space Station a unit which will help to avoid a situation similar to the one happened during Soyuz TMA-18 departure from the station in late September. Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov mentioned this to news media at Baikonur.
"The unit is to be sent to the ISS as a replacement. The crew is to finalize repair of the system", Perminov said.
Roscosmos Human Spaceflight Directorate Head Alexey Kransov added that the new unit will help to avid such situations in the future.
Kransov explained that one of the nominal pressurization status signals was missing during the Soyuz departure. The problem was solved promptly due to the crew and ops personnel, and the Soyuz crew returned to the Earth on the next day, RIA Novosti informs
 
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http://www.spaceflightnow.com : Mission Status Center
By Justin Ray
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
The Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new residents for the space station is scheduled for docking Saturday evening at 8:02 p.m. EDT (0002 GMT).

The automated rendezvous sequence aboard the Russian-built crew transport capsule will begin about 5:42 p.m. EDT to control the activities via autopilot.

The day's first key engine firing is planned for 5:59 p.m. and another impulse is expected around 5:21 p.m. EDT, followed within minutes by activation of the Kurs rendezvous equipment on both the Soyuz and space station to guide the linkup.

The two spacecraft should be within 60 miles of each other by 6:45 p.m., closing to less than 10 miles by 7:10 p.m.

The television camera on the nose of Soyuz will be turned on at 7:17 p.m. to provide views of the docking.

A series of maneuvers between 7:25 and 7:33 p.m. will dramatically slow the Soyuz's closure rate, ultimately leading to the spacecraft beginning a flyaround of the space station to align with the Poisk module's docking port.

After a stationkeeping hold by the Soyuz to ensure all is in readiness for docking, the spacecraft will commence final approach at 7:51 p.m. for docking about 11 minutes later. Soyuz commander Alexander Kaleri will be standing by to take over manual flying of the spacecraft if required.

The linkup should occur at 8:02 p.m. EDT, shortly before an orbital sunset and two days, 51 minutes after liftoff.

The hatch opening and welcoming ceremony aboard the station is expected around 11 p.m. EDT.
NASA TV coverage begins at 7:30p EDT, 23:30 GMT. Watch live: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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Fly-around started.





 
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Station keeping began.

 
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Final approach.









 
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