March 30, 2017

Soyuz MS-01 launch-to-docking timeline

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION

Based upon an on-time launch at 9:36:41 p.m. EDT Wednesday (0136:41 GMT Thursday), this is the timeline for the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft through its countdown, liftoff and docking with the International Space Station. Eastern Daylight Time is GMT-4.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016

12:36:41 PM...00...09...00...00...Crew wakeup
01:36:41 PM...00...08...00...00...T-minus 8 hours; countdown begins
03:36:41 PM...00...06...00...00...Crew departs hotel
03:51:41 PM...00...05...45...00...Batteries installed in booster
04:21:41 PM...00...05...15...00...Crew arrives at Site 254
04:36:41 PM...00...05...00...00...Fueling begins
05:06:41 PM...00...04...30...00...Crew dons pressure suits
05:31:41 PM...00...04...05...00...Booster loaded with liquid oxygen
06:11:41 PM...00...03...25...00...Crew meets State Commission
06:31:41 PM...00...03...05...00...1st and 2nd stage oxygen fueling complete
06:36:41 PM...00...03...00...00...Crew walkout
06:41:41 PM...00...02...55...00...Crew departs for launch pad
07:01:41 PM...00...02...35...00...Crew arrives at launch pad
07:11:41 PM...00...02...25...00...Crew boards Soyuz descent module
08:01:41 PM...00...01...35...00...Descent module hardware tested
08:16:41 PM...00...01...20...00...Hatch closed; leak checks
08:30:00 PM...00...01...06...41...NASA TV; Launch coverage begins
08:36:41 PM...00...01...00...00...Soyuz control system preps
08:36:41 PM...00...01...00...00...Gyro activation
08:40:00 PM...00...00...56...41...NASA TV; crew pre-launch B-roll
08:51:41 PM...00...00...45...00...Pad service structure components lowered
08:59:41 PM...00...00...37...00...Suit leak checks
08:59:41 PM...00...00...37...00...Descent module testing done
09:02:41 PM...00...00...34...00...Emergency escape system armed
09:14:41 PM...00...00...22...00...Gantry service towers retracted
09:21:41 PM...00...00...15...00...Suit leak checks done
09:21:41 PM...00...00...15...00...Escape system to auto
09:26:41 PM...00...00...10...00...Gyros ready; recorders activated
09:29:41 PM...00...00...07...00...Prelaunch operations complete
09:30:41 PM...00...00...06...00...Countdown in auto
09:31:41 PM...00...00...05...00...Commander's controls activated
09:32:41 PM...00...00...04...00...Combustion chamber nitrogen purge
09:33:56 PM...00...00...02...45...Booster propellant tank pressurization
09:35:11 PM...00...00...01...30...Ground propellant feed terminated
09:35:41 PM...00...00...01...00...Vehicle to internal power
09:35:41 PM...00...00...01...00...1st umbilical separation
09:36:11 PM...00...00...00...30...Umbilical to third stage disconnected
09:36:26 PM...00...00...00...15...Second umbilical tower separates
09:36:29 PM...00...00...00...12...Launch command issued
09:36:31 PM...00...00...00...10...Engine turbopumps at flight speed
09:36:36 PM...00...00...00...05...Engines at maximum thrust

09:36:41 PM...00...00...00...00...LAUNCH (7:36:41 a.m. local time in Baikonur)

09:37:51 PM...00...00...01...10...Velocity: 1640 f/s (1,118 mph; 500 m/s)
09:38:39 PM...00...00...01...58...Stage 1 separation (4 strap-ons)
09:38:41 PM...00...00...02...00...Velocity: 4921 f/s (3,355 mph; 1500 m/s)
09:39:21 PM...00...00...02...40...Escape tower/launch shroud jettison
09:41:39 PM...00...00...04...58...Core booster separation
09:41:39 PM...00...00...04...58...3rd stage ignition; altitude 105.7 miles (170.1 km)
09:44:11 PM...00...00...07...30...Velocity: 19685 f/s (13,421 mph; 6 km/s)

09:45:26 PM...00...00...08...45...Third stage shutdown/orbit insertion

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016

01:09:11 AM...00...03...32...30...DV-1 rocket firing (21.63 m/s; 48 mph)
01:50:02 AM...00...04...13...21...DV-2 rocket firing (22.55 m/s; 50 mph)
11:39:00 AM...00...14...02...19...Sunset at launch site
10:19:52 PM...01...00...43...11...DV-3 rocket firing (2.00 m/s; 4.5 mph)

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016

06:56:24 PM...01...21...19...43...Range = 2700 km; 1677 mi)
09:41:20 PM...02...00...04...39...Daily Orbit 1 Russian ground station AOS
09:51:00 PM...02...00...14...19...Automated rendezvous start
10:02:21 PM...02...00...25...40...Daily Orbit 1 Russian ground station LOS
10:13:52 PM...02...00...37...11...Impulse 1 burn (24.029 m/s; 53.7 mph)
10:15:00 PM...02...00...38...19...US-to-Russian attitude control handover
10:33:40 PM...02...00...56...59...NET Range = 200 km; 124 mi: Soyuz VHF-2 voice link
10:35:43 PM...02...09...59...02...Impulse 2 burn (1.226 m/s; 2.7 mph)
10:39:00 PM...02...01...02...19...SM Kurs-P activation
10:40:00 PM...02...01...03...19...Soyuz Kurs-NA activation
10:58:40 PM...02...01...21...59...Impulse 3 burn (32.203 m/s; 72 mph)
11:07:36 PM...02...01...30...55...Orbital sunrise
11:08:40 PM...02...01...31...59...Range = 45 km; 28 mi: Valid SM Kurs-P range data
11:10:08 PM...02...01...33...27...Daily Orbit 2 Russian ground station AOS
11:21:40 PM...02...01...44...59...Range = 15 km; 9.3 mi: Kurs-NA test
11:27:02 PM...02...01...50...21...Soyuz TV activation (range = 9.3 km)
11:32:20 PM...02...01...55...39...Range = 6 km; 5.8 mi
11:32:25 PM...02...01...55...44...Daily Orbit 2 Russian ground station LOS
11:39:53 PM...02...02...03...12...Impulse 4 burn (5.519 m/s)
11:40:20 PM...02...02...03...39...Range = 2 km; 1.2 mi
11:41:00 PM...02...02...04...19...Ballistic Targeting Point
11:44:18 PM...02...02...07...37...Impulse 5 burn (5.868 m/s; 12 mph)
11:47:07 PM...02...02...10...26...Impulse 6 burn (1.441 m/s; 3.2 mph)
11:49:50 PM...02...02...13...09...Flyaround mode start
11:55:48 PM...02...02...19...07...Stationkeeping start

SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016

12:01:00 AM...02...02...24...19...Final approach start
12:02:44 AM...02...02...26...03...Contingency ISS inertial snap-and-hold window open
12:04:44 AM...02...02...28...03...Orbital sunset

12:12:02 AM...02...02...35...21...Docking (Rassvet; 254 miles above southern Pacific Ocean west of Chile)

12:12:02 AM...02...02...35...21...ISS to free drift at docking
12:12:44 AM...02...02...36...03...Contingency ISS inertial snap-and-hold window close
12:25:00 AM...02...02...48...19...Soyuz hooks closed: ISS maneuvers to LVLH attitude
12:40:28 AM...02...03...03...47...Orbital sunrise
12:45:10 AM...02...03...08...29...Daily Orbit 3 Russian ground station AOS
01:00:00 AM...02...03...23...19...Russian-to-US attitude control handover
01:04:40 AM...02...03...27...59...Daily Orbit 3 Russian ground station LOS


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