Soyuz-TMA19 (ISS 23S) (Soyuz-FG launched on on June 15)

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Launch time: 21:35 GMT (5:35 pm EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the manned Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the crew.

Soyuz TMA-19 Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TMA-19

Live coverage from NasaTV:
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1369080 (Quality: 150k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368162 (Quality: 300k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368570 (Quality: 500k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163 (Quality: 1200k)
These are direct stream links, so you might have to copy & paste these to your media player to make them work.

Spaceflight Now's Livestream: http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnow (usually less live lag than Yahoo's streams)
TV-Tsenki Livestream: http://www.tv-tsenki.com/livechoose.php

Soyuz TMA Launch Animation:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxFrfdRa-S4[/youtube]

Crew


NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock (left), Expedition 24 flight engineer and Expedition 25 commander. Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker

Doug Wheelock's Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_H._Wheelock
Fyodor Yurchikhin's Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyodor_Yurchikhin
Shannon Walker's Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Walker
NASA Astronaut Pages: http://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/
Russian Astronaut Pages: http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... naut.ru%2F
(without Google Translation: http://astronaut.ru)

Soyuz-FG Launch Vehicle

Soyuz launch vehicle belongs to R7 rocket family.

Russianspaceweb Soyuz LV Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz_lv.html
Soyuz-FG Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz-FG
Soyuz Rocket Family Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_(rocket_family)
Astronautix Soyuz Page: http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/soyuz.htm
Samara Space Centre Soyuz-FG Page: http://www.samspace.ru/ENG/RN/souz_fg.htm
SuzyMcHale's Soyuz Page: http://suzymchale.com/ruspace/rocksoyuz.html
TsSKB-Progress Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TsSKB-Progress (Soyuz launch vehicle manufacturer)



Soyuz-FG First Stage:

One RD-108 engine burning LOX/RP1.

NPO Energomarsh RD-107 & RD-108 Page: http://www.npoenergomash.ru/eng/engines/rd107/
Astronautix RD-108 Page: http://www.astronautix.com/engines/rd108.htm



Soyuz-FG Boosters: (Stage 0)

Four boosters each having one RD-107A engine burning LOX/RP1.

NPO Energomarsh RD-107 & RD-108 Page: http://www.npoenergomash.ru/eng/engines/rd107/
Astronautix RD-107 Page: http://www.astronautix.com/engines/rd107.htm



Soyuz-FG Second Stage:

One RD-0110 engine burning LOX/RP1.

Khrunichev RD-0110 Page: http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=101&lang=en



Soyuz-TMA Spacecraft

Russianspaceweb Soyuz Spacecraft Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz.html
Soyuz Spacecraft Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_(spacecraft)
Soyuz-TMA Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz-TMA
NASA's Soyuz Page: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... index.html
NASA's Interactive Soyuz Page: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/ass ... soyuz.html
NASA's Soyuz Spacecraft Details Page: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... etail.html









Baikonur Kosmodrome

Baikonur Kosmodrome Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baikonur_Cosmodrome
Russianspaceweb Baikonur Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur.html
Russianspaceweb Baikonur Downrange Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur_downrange.html
Russianspaceweb Baikonur Facilities Page: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur_facilities.html
Historical Photos from Baikonur Kosmodrome: http://www.buran.ru/htm/baykonur.htm
NASA's Baikonur Page: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... konur.html
Google Maps Link: http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&q=45.96 ... 30341&z=15
Baikonur-info.ru: http://translate.google.com/translate?j ... l=ru&tl=en
(without Google Translation: http://www.baikonur-info.ru/)

 
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Re: June 15, Soyuz-FG - Soyuz-TMA19 (ISS 23S)

One more impressive launch announcement post :cool:
Thank you :)
 
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Re: June 15, Soyuz-FG - Soyuz-TMA19 (ISS 23S)

Thank you for the very nice post.

Ms. Walker is married to my friend astronaut Andy Thomas thus I am even more interested than normal for this launch.
 
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Re: June 15, Soyuz-FG - Soyuz-TMA19 (ISS 23S)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8dEzquF3cw[/youtube]
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-19: Interagency Board Approves the Crews
:: 31.05.2010

Interagency Board met today at GCTC to evaluate readiness of the Soyuz TMA-19 crew to fly to the International Space Station on June 16.
The Board evaluated the crews which were passing through the examination training for two days in the Soyuz and ISS simulators at GCTC.
The Board approved prime and backup crews of the Soyuz TMA-19 crew vehicle:
Prime:
Fiodor Yurchikhin- Roscosmos cosmonaut, Soyuz commander
Shannon Walker- NASA astronaut
Duglas Wheelock- NASA astronaut

Backup:
Dmitry Kondratiev- Roscosmos cosmonaut, Soyuz commander
Katrin Calleman - NASA astronaut
Paolo Nespoli- ESA astronaut.

Roscosmos Board and General Designers Review will take place in the coming days to confirm readiness of the launch facilities and companies involved in the campaign.
The crews will be finally approved by the State Board at Baikonur.

Roscosmos PAO
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSN8wLyBXQQ[/youtube]
 
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Re: June 15, Soyuz-FG - Soyuz-TMA19 (ISS 23S)

First question : "What's the mascot for this flight ?" . Yea, what is it ?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZQ1VVqdsog[/youtube]
 
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Re: June 15, Soyuz-FG - Soyuz-TMA19 (ISS 23S)

http://www.federalspace.ru ISS Orbit Boosted
:: 05.06.2010

In accordance with the program of the International Space Station mission ballistics support, ISS reboost took place on June 5.
The maneuver was assisted by 2 attitude thrusters of Russian module Zvezda. The engines were started at 7:20 Moscow time, following the commands from the ISS RS central computer.
As a result of the maneuver, the altitude of the ISS became 7.5 km higher (350,3km) in order to provide favorable conditions for Soyuz TMA-19 and Progress M-06M to be launched on June 16 and 30.

Roscosmos PAO
http://www.federalspace.ru : The First Preflight Fit Check of the Soyuz TMA-19 Crew at Baikonur (photos)
:: 05.06.2010

The first fit-check in the vehicle of the Soyuz TMA-19 crew took place yesterday at Baikonur.
Backup crew :

Official details about the mascot :

http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-19: Conquering the Olympus
: 05.06.2010

Soyuz TMA-19 crew picked the name of Greek mountain Olympus as their call sign.
The call sign of Fyodor Yurchikhin will “make” the second mission to space.
««Conquering the Olympus» is a popular quotation, which means “to achieve some height”»,- Yurchikhin explained during the conference in Memorial Space Museum (MSM) a few days before leaving for Baikonur. «In my previous mission, I thought a lot about my call sign. I wanted it to be somehow symbolic, and linked with mountains, with the Earth… My parents live in Greece, I saw the Olympus there. It was the best choice for my crew».
The crew will also take plush puppy as a talisman and 0-g indicator in Soyuz. The puppy is an experienced cosmonaut, slated to make the second mission with his owner.
To remind, another “honored cosmonaut of the 0-g indicator team” – black kitten of Oleg Kotov- returned from space on June 2.

Roscosmos and MSM PAO
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-19 Backup Crew: Sunday at Baikonur
:: 07.06.2010

Following Baikonur’s traditions, Soyuz TMA-19 backup crew made a tour in the city of Baikonur today. Dmitry Kondratiev (Roscosmos), Paolo Nespoli (ESA), Сatherine Coleman (NASA) laid flowers to the monuments of Gagarin and Korolev, visited the city’s museum.
On Monday, Soyuz TMA-19 prime and backup crews will continue preflight training.

Roscosmos PAO
http://www.federalspace.ru : ISS International Crew Raises Flags of their Countries at Baikonur ( many photos)
:: 06.06.2010

Following one of Baikonur’s traditions, Soyuz TMA-19 crews- prime (Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos), Shannon Walker (NASA), Douglas Wheelock (NASA)), and backup (Dmitry Kondratiev (Roscosmos), Paolo Nespoli (ESA), Сatherine Coleman (NASA)) - raised the flags of their native countries 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-19 crew vehicle.
After the flag raising ceremony, journalists questioned the prime crew about their future work in the ISS.
The Soyuz commander Fyodor Yurchikhin stated that he would be eager to continue ISS promotion, following Max Suraev and Oleg Kotov. "I would like to carry out a kind of educational project, to communicate kids directly from the orbit”.
Memorial Space Museum and Roscosmos are opening a mail box for ISS cosmonauts on June 18. Any child would be able to write to the crew members and get their answers on-line.
The crew reminded about their crew patch, traditionally designed by 8-year-old kid of Marii El, Zhenya Emelianov. The crew thanked Roscosmos for continuing this tradition.

Roscosmos PAO
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wPDK4Du_Ds[/youtube]
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : The Winners of Roscosmos Patch Contest: Tour in the Baikonur City
:: 12.06.2010

Soyuz TMA-19 patch is based on the drawing by Evgeny Emelianov of Morkinsk Secondary School №1, 1st grade, the Marii El Republic, who has won in traditional Roscosmos’ patch contest. His design shows the ISS and the Earth waiting for the crew to come back.
Yesterday, Evgeny arrived at Baikonur where he will witness Soyuz TMA-19 launch scheduled for June 16, together with the second place winner Victor Monin of Odintsovo.

Today the boys made a tour around Baikonur city.

Roscosmos PAO



http://www.federalspace.ru : The Day of Russia at Baikonur
:: 12.06.2010

As all nation, Baikonur celebrates of the Day of Russia today. Many events are organized today for local citizens, including the drawing contest for the children of the industry’s employees.
The program also includes a concert.
Jenya Emelianov and Victor Monin, young winners of Roscosmos patch contest, take part in the celebrations.

Roscosmos PAO
http://www.energia.ru : June 11, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia (Photo report)
At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.


In the assembly/test building primary (Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos, Russia), Douglas Wheelock, Shannon Walker (NASA, USA)) and backup (Dmitriy Kondratiev (Roscosmos, Russia), Katherine Coleman (NASA, USA), Paolo Nespoli (ESA, Italy)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-19 transportation spacecraft made a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration and got acquainted with equipment to be delivered and returned to the ground

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wsUYOhQQD0[/youtube]

http://www.federalspace.ru : State Board Approves Soyuz Rollout Tomorrow
:: 12.06.2010

State Board meeting at Baikonur concluded about Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-19 assembly readiness for the rollout to take place at 5am Moscow time tomorrow morning.
The launch is scheduled June 16.

Roscosmos PAO
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-19 Roll Out (photos)
:: 13.06.2010
and more photos.

http://www.federalspace.ru : The Winners of Roscosmos' Patch Contest Watch the Roll-Out (photos)
:: 13.06.2010

The winners of Roscosmos’ patch contest, Soyuz TMA-19 emblem designer Jenya Emelianov of Marii El, and the-second-place-winner Vitya Monin of Odintsovo, this morning observed the roll-out of Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-19 at Baikonur.
Roscosmos PAO
www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz LV Erected on the Launch Pad
:: 13.06.2010

Soyuz-FG/Soyuz-TMA 19 roll-out which began this morning at 5 a.m. MSK, completed on launch pad 1, where the launch vehicle was successfully erected at 9 a.m. Experts of the industry commence L-3 operations.
The launch to take place on June 16 is the 100th in the International Space Station program.

Roscosmos PAO
 
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi3X0nY9jz0[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQg1iEd5GPQ[/youtube]
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Roscosmos and Memorial Space Museum to Open ISS Mail Box
:: 13.06.2010

On June 18, after Soyuz TMA-19 docking to the International Space Station, a unique project called ISS Mail Box will start in Memorial Space Museum (MSM). The project is supported by Roscosmos PAO.
Any MSM guest would be able to put his message or question to the ISS cosmonauts into the mail box which is to open in the museum’s exposition.
In parallel, internet mailing will be available in both web-portals: http://www.roscosmos.ru/ and http://www.space-museum.ru (which is currently under work). The answers of ISS commander Alexander Skvortsov and flight engineers Fiodor Yurchikhin and Mikhail Kornienko will be also available in the sites. The idea of the project was given by Fiodor Yurchikhin whose mission to the station is to begin on June 16.
Organizers of the ISS Mail Box believe that this project will promote the profession of cosmonaut and Russian achievements in space exploration. The project is carried out under the innovative educational program devoted to the 50th anniversary of Gagarin’s space mission to be celebrated in 2011.
MSM hopes that the tradition to visit the Museum a few weeks before launch and to exchange mails with the kids will be supported by the cosmonauts of the next ISS crews.

Roscosmos and MSM PAO
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QWSR3EdYIY[/youtube]
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : State Board Approves Soyuz TMA-19 Crew
:: 14.06.2010

State Board at Baikonur approved the crew of the Soyuz TMA-19 vehicle slated to fly to the International Space Station on June 16.
The crews of the Soyuz:

prime - Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos), Shannon Walker (NASA), Douglas Wheelock (NASA)),

backup - Dmitry Kondratiev (Roscosmos), Paolo Nespoli (ESA), Сatherine Coleman (NASA).
Soyuz TMA-19 launch is scheduled for June 16, 01:35:19 Moscow time (21:35:19 GMT). The vehicle is due to dock to the ISS Zvezda module on June 18, at 02:25 MSK (22:25 GMT, June 17), ITAR-TASS informs.

The meeting of the State Board was traditionally attended by the young winners of Roscosmos’ patch contest 8-year-old Evgeny Emelianov of Morkinsk Secondary School №1, 1st grade, the Marii El Republic, who’s design will fly aboard the Soyuz, and the second place winner Victor Monin of Odintsovo.

Roscosmos PAO
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw64pFuGdjE[/youtube]
 
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http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-19 Crew Questioned by News Media
:: 15.06.2010

There was a rather busy evening for the new ISS crew this Monday.

The meeting of the State Board was followed by a traditional press conference attended by dozens of journilists.

First, Fiodor Yurchikhin, Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker were congratulated on their approval as the crew to fly on June 16. The greetings also came from the younest participants of the press conference Jenya Emelianov and Vitya Monin whose drawings became the basis for the Soyuz TMA-19 patch design.


Journalists asked the crew about their future mission, experiments to be carried out aboard the ISS, etc.


Fiodor Yurchikhin promised to answer each letter sent to him from the ground through the ISS Mail Box to be opened in Memorial Space Museum with support of Roscosmos. Yurchikhin also said he would make a lot of interesting space photos to add to his collection of 173 images now stored in the a.m. Museum.


Roscosmos PAO

Photo credit: GCTC
SDC : Russian Rocket to Launch New Space Station Crew
By Tariq Malik
SPACE.com Managing Editor
posted: 15 June 2010
02:59 am ET



A Russian Soyuz spacecraft is poised to launch toward the International Space Station Tuesday to deliver three new members of the orbiting laboratory's multi-cultural crew.

The Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft is set to lift off at 5:35 p.m. EDT (2135 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan in Central Asia carrying two American astronauts and one veteran Russian cosmonaut toward the the space station.

"The station has grown magnificently. You can't believe it," said cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is returning to the space station on the Soyuz for the first time since 2007, in a prelaunch press conference.

Yurchikhin will launch alongside NASA astronauts Douglas Wheelock and Shannon Walker to join three other crewmates already aboard the International Space Station for the joint Expedition 24 mission at the nearly complete orbiting lab.

It will actually be 1:35 a.m. local time on June 16 when Yurchikhin and his crewmates blast off, placing their liftoff on the 47th anniversary of the launch of the first woman in space – cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova – in 1963.

"It's an honor to launch on her date, as well," Walker said.

Over the next six months, the astronauts and cosmonaut expect to perform several spacewalks to maintain the $100 billion space station. They also expect to host NASA's two final space shuttle missions – currently scheduled for mid-September and late November – before the U.S. space agency retires the shuttles for good.

"It's a big change in our program...but change is not always bad," Wheelock told reporters.

And while the new station astronauts may be present for the end of space shuttle era, their mission to prime the outpost for another decade in orbit is also exciting, he added.

"It's actually bittersweet to see the shuttle go but it's really an exciting time as well," Wheelock said. "We're also going to be the first increment to really go to full utilization of the space station as an orbiting laboratory."

Once the space shuttles retire, NASA will rely on Russian Soyuz vehicles to ferry American astronauts to and from the space station until new commercial spacecraft are available under a new space plan announced this year by U.S. President Barack Obama.
 
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www.federalspace.ru : Roscosmos Head Speaks About Possible Usage of the ISS for Future Missions to the Moon and Mars during Traditional Tea Party with the New Crew
:: 15.06.2010

This time, traditional tea party of Roscosmos Head Anatoly Perminov with the crew of the International Space Station took place in the Cosmonaut Hotel at Baikonur.
Anatoly Perminov and other representatives of the industry’s management spoke to the ISS-24 expedition crews - prime - Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos), Shannon Walker (NASA), Douglas Wheelock (NASA)),
And backup - Dmitry Kondratiev (Roscosmos), Paolo Nespoli (ESA), Сatherine Coleman (NASA).
The Soyuz is slated to fly from Baikonur to the station on June 16, at 1:35 MSK.

Roscosmos Head presented official ISS watch Fortis to the crews.
In response, Fiodor Yurchikhin presented the photo of the crew to Mr. Perminov. Roscosmos Head keeps the photos of each crew flying in the station in his office, until the crew comes back. “Each day, coming to office, I look at the proto of the station crew, and then I get a report about the ISS status”, Roscosmos Head says.

Perminov shared his impressions about the recent visit to ILA-2010 in Berlin and Russian exhibition in Paris.

He stated that an issue about future ISS operations had been discussed in Berlin. In particular, there was a proposal to develop an ISS-based platform where cosmonauts and astronaut could assemble a space vehicle of several modules to be flown to the Moon or Mars. “We won’t need heavy launchers in this case, no need to get concerned too much about the propulsion… This program seems to be very interesting for the other states, as well. It was supported by ESA’s DG and European Commission”, Perminov said.

«I would be happy to know your opinion about this program after the space mission is completed», he added, addressing the crew.
 
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Spaceflight Now's Mission Status Center: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/station/exp24/status.html
Spaceflight Now's Live Stream: http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnow (this is probably the best stream available)
TV Tsenki's Live Streams: http://www.tv-tsenki.com/livechoose.php

NASA TV: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
NASA TV Direct Stream Links:
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1369080 (Quality: 150k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368162 (Quality: 300k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368570 (Quality: 500k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163 (Quality: 1200k)
(you may have to copy & paste these to your media player)
 
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This launch will go well, I'm sure.

If I am still awake (feeling pretty tired this evening unfortunately) I will certainly watch this. If not I will have to watch the replays tomorrow.

Thanks as always to Zipi & EarthlingX for the great updates. :mrgreen:

Andrew Brown.
 
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3488":8jg3i1ul said:
Thanks as always to Zipi & EarthlingX for the great updates. :mrgreen:
Thanks goes also to EarthlingX since without others participating to updates I wouldn't bother doing these. At least at this level I have done lately. ;)
 
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WOW sheer brilliance, just before launch I took a short walk & took some photos of the Moon & Venus in the cold British Summer air, to wake me up a bit :)

Glad I did, what fantastic coverage, live launch aboard Soyuz. :) FANTASTIC. Well done to all involved. :)

Andrew Brown.
 
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Already on YouTube in less than 20 minutes :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BLnceswIqU[/youtube]

Andrew Brown.
 
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NASA TV Direct Stream Links:
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1369080 (Quality: 150k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368162 (Quality: 300k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368570 (Quality: 500k)
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163 (Quality: 1200k)
(you may have to copy & paste these to your media player)
This are NASA streams i use, works better, doesn't rely on M$ sheesh, and you can use VLC, perhaps with a Mozilla add-on.
You don't need to paste anything here, just click. Please complain, if it doesn't work.

Direct links, player depends on your browser/OS configuration :

NASA Media Channel 1

NASA Media channel 2

Main portal 1 - NASA TV

Main portal 2 - NASA TV

Closed captioned - NASA TV

NASA - ISS Live stream

NASA - QT Media link

NASA - Mission audio only

NASA Media Channel 1 is usually the best, but it happened many times that i had to switch to other streams.

3488":n2v9nqsx said:
WOW sheer brilliance, just before launch I took a short walk & took some photos of the Moon & Venus in the cold British Summer air, to wake me up a bit :)

Glad I did, what fantastic coverage, live launch aboard Soyuz. :) FANTASTIC. Well done to all involved. :)

Andrew Brown.
Exactly this was my trouble - i didn't go for a wakie walk :( There was a storm in the afternoon, and a lot of clouds, so i took a five min nap .. You know the rest :oops: :|

I managed to miss it, so i go watch videos now.

On the way up, after 1st stage booster separation :


Oh, and i see this as a group effort, and we rock :cool:
 
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SDC : New Space Station Crew Blasts Off on Soyuz Spaceship
By Tariq Malik
SPACE.com Managing Editor
posted: 15 June 2010
05:39 pm ET



A Russian Soyuz spacecraft lit up the sky above Central Asia today as it soared into space to ferry two Americans and one Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station.

The Russian Soyuz TMA-19 vehicle blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday local time, though it was still Tuesday afternoon in the United States, where NASA flight controllers watched from Mission Control in Houston.

"It's going to be a great show tonight ... with clear skies, it's going to be beautiful," American astronaut Douglas "Wheels" Wheelock of NASA told reporters before climbing aboard the Soyuz capsule alongside his two crewmates.

Wheelock launched into space with fellow NASA astronaut Shannon Walker and veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is commanding the two-day Soyuz trip toward the space station. They are due to dock at the station late Thursday at 6:25 p.m. EDT (2225 GMT).
http://www.federalspace.ru : Soyuz TMA-19 Starts Its Mission to the ISS
:: 16.06.2010

Soyuz-FG rocket lifted off on June 16, at 01:35 MSK, from Baikonur’s pad 1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) with the Soyuz TMA-19 crew vehicle atop. In a few minutes, the vehicle successfully reached LEO.
Soyuz TMA-19 is commanded by Russian Fyodor Yurchikhin, with NASA’s Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock as flight engineers.
The three crew is to join their colleagues aboard the International Space Station on June 18. Soyuz TMA-19 is due to dock to the ISS’ Zvezda port at 02:25 a.m. MSK.

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http://www.federalspace.ru : ISS-24 Expedition: Mission Objectives
:: 16.06.2010

ISS 24 crew has to carry out the following operations:

• Launch of three ISS-24/25 crew members in the Soyuz TMA-19 transport space vehicle;
• Soyuz TMA-19 rendezvous and docking to the Zvezda instrumentation compartment;
• Partial unloading of the Progress M-05M cargo vehicle;
• Support Progress M-06M, Progress M-07M rendezvous and docking sequences;
• Soyuz TMA-19 redocking from Zvezda to MRM-1 Rassvet;
• Operations with cargo supply vehicles Progress M-03M, Progress M-04M , Progress M-05M;
• Operations with shuttle ULF6;
• Support of the Progress M-06M cargo vehicle loading and departure from the Zvezda instrumentation compartment;
• MRM-1, MRM-2 flight testing:
• EVA from the Russian segment;
• Station maintenance;
• Scientific experiments;
• Soyuz TMA-19 docking to SM instrumentation compartment;
• Joint operations with ISS-24/25 crew;
• Soyuz TMA-18 departure from MRM2 and return to the Earth.

The objectives may vary depending of the shuttle launch schedule.

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First one is a still shot video, with nice Russian music - warning : hold tight to your chair - my started jumping :cool: !

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4BX-cXuT1E[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4aqKCNrQS0[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMYwJuZ3C6s[/youtube]
 
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