[FPSPACE] Soyuz TMA launch shroud jettison

Antonín Vítek Antonín Vítek
Tue, 24 Jun 2003 07:01:33 +0200


Most realiable and accurate account of (planned) events during launches are
given at
http://www.tsenki.com/Start1Show.asp?STARTID=554

(this URL cannot be used directly, it is necessary to use access to the Home
page at http://www.tsenki.com, then select language - either Russian or
English - then select "Space Launches" from the menu at upper part of
window, then select aproppriate launch) :
26.04.2003 7:53:51 - Launching Souyz No. 212 spaceship


Launch vehicle: Soyuz-FG, launch site: Baikonur, launch complex: LC 17P32
for LV R-7 type, Area 1, Launch Pad 5

Reserve launch date and time:

Launched spacecrafts:

Name Index Orbit type Apogee, km Perigee, km Orbit inclination Grad orbital
period, min Mass, kg
Soyuz-TMA  LEOel 242 200 51,67 88,64 7270

<snip>

Flight sequence:

 Event Actual time Theoretical time
1 Lift-off  0
2   113,38
3 Stage 1 separation  117,8
4 Payload fairing jettison  157,48
5 Stage 2 separation  287,3
6 Tail-end jettisoning  297,05
7 Stage 3 main engine shutdown  524,96
8 Spacecraft separation  528,26

Separated parts and Territory for rocket falling parts:

Separated parts Territory for rocket falling parts
          No 16
1-st stage No 67
Payload fairing No 69 Karaganda region, Republic of Kazakhstan
2-nd stage No 306 Altai region, Republic of Altai (Russian Federation),
East-Kazakhstan region, Republic of Kazakhstan
Tail-end No 309 Altai region, Republic of Altai (Russian Federation),
East-Kazakhstan region, Republic of Kazakhstan

NB (by Vitek). Time are given in seconds.


TsENKI stands for  "Tsenter Ekspluatatsii Nazemnoi Kosmicheskoi
Infrastruktury" = "Center for Exploitation of Ground-Based Infrastructure"
It is an organization of Rosaviakosmos in the charge of cosmodromes and
other groun-based facilities.
Similar inos age givan also on the pages of Rosaviakosmos itself, at
http://www.rosavikosmos.ru




Mgr. Antonin Vitek, CSc.
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----- Original Message -----
From: CHARLES, JOHN B. (JSC-SL) (NASA) <john.b.charles@nasa.gov>
To: <fpspace@friends-partners.org>
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 8:19 PM
Subject: [FPSPACE] Soyuz TMA launch shroud jettison


> Friends,
>
> Just over a year ago, there was some discussion here about the timing of
the
> jettisoning of the Soyuz launch shroud, or fairing.  In Ed Lu's first
> journal entry from aboard ISS, he described most of the pre- and
post-launch
> activities (except the tire wetting tradition), including the timing of
the
> fairing jettison: http://www.edlu.com/soyuz2.doc.
>
> John Charles
> Houston, Texas