Light Day for Orbiting Crew Ahead of New Crew Launch
The three Expedition 46 crew members on board the International Space Station have a light duty day today before they welcome a new trio to the station on Tuesday. Commander Scott Kelly enjoyed a day off while cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov spent some time on microgravity science and vision checks.
Back on the ground in Kazakhstan, a new Soyuz rocket stands at its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome after being rolled out Sunday morning. The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft will liftoff Tuesday at 6:03 a.m. EST/11:03 a.m. UTC (5:03 p.m. Kazakh time) carrying three new crew members on a six-hour trip to the International Space Station.
Veteran cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko will command the Soyuz vehicle alongside NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and British astronaut Tim Peake. The crew will be living and working in space for the next six months on advanced science benefitting life on Earth and future crews in space.
Malenchenko is the most experienced member of this trio with 641 days in space. He is embarking on his fourth space station mission. He also lived on Russia’s last space station Mir and flew aboard space shuttle Atlantis. This will be Kopra’s second station residency, having spent 58 days in space as an Expedition 20 Flight Engineer. Peake will be Britain’s first astronaut to go to the International Space Station and this will be his first mission.
NASA Television Coverage Set for Next Space Station Crew Launch
The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch on Tuesday, Dec. 15. NASA Television will provide full coverage of the launch beginning at 5 a.m. EST.
Astronauts Tim Kopra of NASA and Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:03 a.m. (5:03 p.m. Baikonur time) for a six-month stay on the orbital complex.
The three will travel in a Soyuz spacecraft, rendezvous with the space station and dock to the Rassvet module at 12:24 p.m. NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 11:45 a.m.
The hatches between the Soyuz and space station will be opened at about 2:25 p.m., and the newly arrived crew members will be greeted by Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Volkov and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos. NASA TV coverage of the hatch opening will begin at 2 p.m.
Kelly and Kornienko will return in March 2016 with Volkov after spending a year on the station collecting valuable biomedical data that will improve our understanding of the effects of long duration space travel and aid in NASA’s journey to Mars.
Together, the Expedition 46 crew members will continue the several hundred experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science currently underway and scheduled to take place aboard humanity’s only orbiting laboratory.
For the full schedule of prelaunch, launch and docking coverage, visit:
Bron:http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-television-coverage-set-for-next-space-station-crew-launch | Gewijzigd: 1 februari 2017, 12:24 uur, door Joyce.s
Tweede stage goed afgestoten, nu derde aan. Duimpje van Peak gaat omhoog met een grote grijns
Ze vliegen nu 13500 m/ps
Derde stage ook afgestoten, ze vliegen nu in orbit. | Gewijzigd: 15 december 2015, 12:13 uur, door Joyce.s
Crew On Quick Trip to Station After “Flawless” Launch
Three Expedition 46 crew members launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-19M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
The Soyuz TMA-19M launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 6:03 a.m. EST Tuesday (5:03 p.m. in Baikonur). At the time of launch, the space station was flying 252 miles above northeast Kazakhstan. Tim Kopra of NASA, Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), and Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos are now safely in orbit.
NASA Television coverage continues: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv.
Below is a schedule of the remainder of the trip today to the orbiting laboratory:
6:48 a.m. DV-1 rendezvous burn (64 mph / 93 fps)
7:32 a.m. DV-2 burn (53 mph / 77 fps)
8:31 a.m. DV-3 burn (27 mph / 40 fps)
9:19 a.m. DV-4 burn (13 mph / 19 fps)
10:15:55 a.m. Automated Rendezvous & Docking (AR&D) start
10:24 a.m. AR&D Impulse 1 (19 mph / 28 fps)
10:25 a.m. US Motion Control Sys handover to Russian segment
10:30 a.m. Station maneuvers to docking attitude
10:44 a.m. AR&D Impulse 2 (.2 fps)
10:47 a.m. Range 124 miles – establish Soyuz VHF-2 voice link
10:48 a.m. Soyuz Kurs-A (Active) activation
10:50 a.m. Service Module (Zvezda) Kurs-P (Passive) activation
11:08 a.m. AR&D Impulse 3 (46 mph / 68 fps)
11:13 a.m. Range 49.7 miles – Valid Kurs-P range data
11:34 a.m. Range 9.3 miles (49,212 ft) – Kurs-A & -P short test
11:42 a.m. Range 4.9 miles (26,247 ft) – Soyuz TV activation
11:45 a.m. NASA TV: Docking coverage begins
11:45 a.m. SCAN & RapidScat inhibit–NLT (3.7 miles / 19,685 ft)
11:50 a.m. AR&D Impulse 4 (16 mph / 23 fps)
11:52 a.m. AR&D Ballistic Targeting Point
11:55 a.m. AR&D Impulse 5 (13 mph / 20 fps)
11:58 a.m. AR&D Impulse 6 (4.5 mph / 6.6 fps)
12:01 p.m. Fly-around mode start
12:07 p.m. Station keeping start
12:13 p.m. Final approach start
12:16 p.m. Station inertial snap-and-hold window open
12:18 p.m. Sunset
12:24 p.m. Docking to MRM1 –“Rassvet”
253 miles up & above Southwestern Russia
Station to free drift
12:37 p.m. Soyuz and Rassvet hooks closed
Station maneuvers to LVLH attitude
12:53 p.m. Sunrise
1:30 p.m. Russian to US Motion Control System handover
2:00 p.m. NASA TV: Hatch/welcome coverage
2:25 p.m. Hatch opening & welcome ceremony
Includes VIP & family calls from Baikonur
4:00 p.m. NASA TV: Docking, hatches & welcome highlights
Edit Joyce: You're welcome | Gewijzigd: 15 december 2015, 15:12 uur, door Joyce.s
Deel 2 gaat nu beginnen:
Het docken aan de ISS. Ook dit is weer live te volgen via http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
Geplande tijd van aankoppelen 18:24 uur (onze tijd). Tegen 20:00 uur zal dan het luik worden geopend en volgt een welkomceremonie.
even "live" verslag:
Afstand ISS en Sojoez nu circa 400 meter. Bij 200 meter even op die hoogte blijven vliegen.
18:07: toestemming voor de "final approach".
Nu minder dan 120 meter van de ISS verwijderd.
50 meter--> "Target aligned"
ze gaan nu over op handmatige bediening
Er zijn nu problemen met het videobeeld....dus een "fly around".....
Afstand nu circa 100 meter
Het beeld is weer hersteld en Sojoez nadert ISS weer.
Het signaal valt even weg (voor ons) alles gaat nu oke (moet nu even naar het commentaar luisteren aangezien het beeld weggevallen is)
cross is aligned...
afstand tot de ISS is nu 3 meter
Contact is confirmed!
Captured om 18:33 uur!!!
Sojoez zit nu vastgekoppeld aan de ISS. Ze vliegen nu boven India. Toen men begon met de " approach" vlogen ze boven groot Britannie.
Tot zover dit korte live verslagje. Later vanavond volgt de welkomsceremonie....
Foto en videomateriaal volgt nog......
New Crew Arrives at Station for Six-Month Mission
The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft approaches the International Space Station with three new Expedition 46-47 crew members. Credit: NASA TV
Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko manually docked the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft at 12:33 p.m. EST to the International Space Station’s Rassvet module after an initial automated attempt was aborted. Malenchenko took control of the Soyuz, backed it away from the station to assess the Soyuz’ systems, then re-approached the complex for the manual docking. Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency flanked Malenchenko as he brought the Soyuz to the Rassvet port for the start of a six-month mission.
After leak checks are conducted on both sides of the docking interface, hatches will be opened and Malenchenko, Kopra and Peake will be greeted by Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Flight Engineers Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).
Watch the hatch opening and welcome ceremony live on NASA Television at 2 p.m. EST:http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv.
To learn more about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station. For launch coverage and more information about the mission, visit:https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/. To join the online conversation about the International Space Station, follow @Space_Station.This entry was posted in Expedition 46, One-Year Crew and tagged European Space Agency, Expedition 46, NASA, One-Year Crew, Roscosmos, Soyuz on December 15, 2015 by Mark Garcia.