archive-org.com » ORG » P » PLANET4589.ORG

Total: 436

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".

  • who didn t reach orbit Bonus question for Mike C and Jim O list the eight by birth surname Discovery s mission is STS 70 The only major cargo bay payload is the TDRS G communications satellite with an IUS upper stage mounted on an IUS tilt table in the cargo bay Mir EO 18 cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Gennadiy Strekalov carried out their first spacewalk on May 12 starting at 0420 UT The cosmonauts used the airlock on the Kvant 2 module and the EVA lasted 6 hr 8 min The purpose of the spacewalk was to prepare for removal of the Kristall solar arrays and their transfer to the Kvant module Recent Launches A classified US satellite was launched at 1345 UT on May 14 from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Station by Titan Centaur TC 17 The Titan 401 model core stage was serial no K 23 In the past classified Titan 401 missions have orbited geostationary and highly elliptical orbit signals intelligence satellites I don t have any details yet on the current mission Geostationary satellite movements Intelsat 507 has arrived at its new station of 47 1E Between Apr 28 and May 5 Intelsat 705 moved from its 56W testing location to a new station of 50 0W Table of Recent Launches Date UT Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES Apr 3 1348 Orbcomm 1 Pegasus L1011 VAFB PAWA Comsat 17A Orbcomm 2 Comsat 17B Microlab 1 Science 17C Apr 5 1116 Ofeq 3 Shaviyt Palamchim Technol 18A Apr 7 2347 AMSC 1 Atlas IIA Canaveral LC36A Comsat 19A Apr 9 1934 Progress M 27 Soyuz U Baykonur LC1 Cargo 20A Apr 19 1912 GFZ 1 Mir Geodesy 8617JE Apr 21 0144 ERS 2 Ariane 40 Kourou ELA2 Rem Sensing 21A May 14

    Original URL path: http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.240 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive



  • in 1977 The O module as Spektr is also known will attempt to dock with Mir on June 1 It will join the similar D module Kvant 2 and the T module Kristall TKS class flights Launch Spacecraft Cargo 1977 Jul Kosmos 929 Merkur spaceship 1981 Apr Kosmos 1267 Merkur spaceship 1983 Mar Kosmos 1443 Merkur spaceship 1985 Sep Kosmos 1686 Military payload 1987 Mar Kvant SB Kvant module 1987 May Polyus Polyus spacecraft 1989 Nov Kvant 2 Airlock module 1990 May Kristall Docking module Recent Launches Intelsat 706 was launched on May 17 by an Ariane 44LP rocket This launch marked the second use of the improved H 10 III third stage Intelsat 706 was built by Space Systems Loral On May 18 it was in a 4376 x 35791 km x 4 0 deg transfer orbit The DC X has returned to flight at White Sands making a 2 minute 1 km apogee flight on May 16 Reports indicate that the classified USA 110 satellite probably entered geostationary orbit Geostationary satellite movements Intelsat 506 left its 50 0W station in early May to begin an eastward drift TDRS 3 left its 171 5W station on May 1 drifting at 2 deg per day On May 19 it was at 108E Brasilsat B2 has moved from 60 8W to 65 0W the Raduga satellite 1994 12A has begun to drift west from its 45 8 deg E station Gorizont satellite 1989 04A is at 34 1 deg E Meteosat 4 was moved off station at 8W around May 10 Table of Recent Launches Date UT Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES Apr 3 1348 Orbcomm 1 Pegasus L1011 VAFB PAWA Comsat 17A Orbcomm 2 Comsat 17B Microlab 1 Science 17C Apr 5 1116 Ofeq 3 Shaviyt Palamchim Technol

    Original URL path: http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.241 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive


  • the station at X at around 0056 on Jun 1 Dezhurov and Strekalov went outside again for 23 minutes to move cone 2 again back to the Y port Spektr was due to be rotated into the Y slot on June 3 The plan is for the transfer of Kristall from Z to X on June 7 All will then be ready for the docking of Atlantis with Kristall which has to be at the X position so that Atlantis doesn t bump into the solar panels from the other modules After the STS 71 flight Kristall goes back to Z Later in the year STS 74 will deliver the SM Stikovochnoy Modul or docking module to be docked to the Kristall shuttle port this extension will let Atlantis dock safely with Kristall in the Z position avoiding repeated reconfigurations At the end of the year the final TsM I Priroda module will dock at X and be rotated to the remaining port Z The following year if Atlantis is docked at the same time as both a Soyuz and a Progress there will be a total of seven modules plus three spaceships docked together at once not a bad space station Recent Launches The Kosmos 2311 spy satellite completed its 70 day mission on May 31 Kosmos 2312 an Oko early warning satellite was launched on May 24 The satellite and Blok L upper stage were placed in a 213 x 518 km x 62 8 deg parking orbit the Blok L fired to place Kosmos 2312 in a 12 hr 602 x 39274 km x 62 9 deg orbit The Oko satellites are built by NPO Lavochkin Lockheed Martin chalked up two Atlas launch successes in 8 days with the launch of the GOES J weather satellite and the UHF Followon F5 comsat First up was GOES J Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite J which became GOES 9 on orbit The satellite built by Space Systems Loral is the second in the GOES Next series and will be used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA GOES 9 was launched by Atlas Centaur AC 77 an Atlas I class launch vehicle at 0552 on May 23 The Centaur first burn was at 0557 and the second burn at 0616 At 0621 the Centaur separated leaving GOES 9 in a 206 x 42319 km x 27 5 deg transfer orbit On May 27 perigee was raised to 10928 km and inclination lowered to 8 deg and on May 29 perigee was raised again to 35622 km On May 31 the spacecraft was in a 35614 x 42419 km x 0 29 deg orbit at 91 deg West drifting 1 5 deg west per hour The UHF Followon F5 comsat also known as EHF F5 was launched on May 31 The satellite is an HS 601 class built by Hughes It will be used by the US Navy for communications The Atlas II Centaur launch vehicle AC 116 took off

    Original URL path: http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.242 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Strela relocated panel and Sofora girder are rotated from their actual positions c JCM 1995 EO 18 cosmonaut researcher Norman Thagard had spent 96 days 17 h 49 min in space at 0000h on Jun 13 for a career total of 122 d 4h 33 min over his five spaceflights This beats the longstanding US record of 84 days 1 hr 16 min set by Gerald Carr Ed Gibson and William Pogue in 1974 aboard Skylab Thagard s fellow crewmember Gennadiy Strekalov also on his fifth flight now has a career total of 250 days which puts him 18th in the Russian experience rankings Recent Launches Kosmos 2313 is an electronic intelligence satellite for monitoring naval vessels It uses a low thrust engine to maintain its 415 km orbit It was launched from Baykonur on Jun 8 by a two stage Yuzhnoe Tsiklon 2 rocket based on the R 36 SS 9 ICBM DirecTV s DBS 3 satellite was launched on Jun 9 The three stage Ariane model 42P launch vehicle used for this flight has two strapon solid boosters It inserted DBS 3 into a 220 x 31525 km x 7 0 deg 550 minute geostationary transfer orbit DBS 3 is an HS 601 direct broadcast television satellite for US domestic service This was the fourth Ariane launch in less than three months Geostationary satellite movements GOES 9 is at 90 5 deg W UHF F O F5 is now drifting in the geostationary arc over the Pacific On June 7 it was at 172W drifting 0 1 deg E per day SBS 3 apparently moved out of geostationary orbit from its 74W location in early June Table of Recent Launches Date UT Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES May 14 1345 USA 110 Titan 4 Centaur Canaveral

    Original URL path: http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.243 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive


  • were no new orbital launches this week The McDonnell Douglas DC X reusable rocket made its seventh flight on Jun 12 reaching an apogee of 1 9 km and testing the reaction control system The rocket angle of attack was pitched over in a preparatory test for the next flight which includes a 180 degree pitchover simulating the attitude change needed after reentry from orbit DirecTV s DBS 3 satellite was in a 35773 x 35830 km x 0 1 deg 1436 9 min drift orbit over 110 3 deg W on Jun 19 Table of Recent Launches Date UT Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES May 14 1345 USA 110 Titan 4 Centaur Canaveral LC40 Sigint 22A May 17 0634 Intelsat 706 Ariane 44LP Kourou ELA2 Comsat 23A May 20 0333 Spektr Proton Baykonur LC81 Mir module 24A May 23 0552 GOES 9 Atlas Centaur Canaveral LC36B Weather 25A May 24 2010 Kosmos 2312 Molniya M Plesetsk Early Warn 26A May 31 1527 UHF F O F5 Atlas Centaur Canaveral LC36A Comsat 27A Jun 8 0430 Kosmos 2313 Tsiklon 2 Baykonur Recon 28A Jun 10 0024 DBS 3 Ariane 42P Kourou ELA2 Comsat 29A Reentries May 23 Progress

    Original URL path: http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.244 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive


  • carrier aircraft took off from Vandenberg AFB around 1900 UT and flew to the Point Arguello Warning Area over the Pacific Ocean off the California Coast The Pegasus was dropped at 1958 and the first stage fired successfully However an interstage ring failed to jettison prior to second stage ignition at 1959 UT This caused loss of vehicle control and at 2000 UT the range safety officer destroyed the vehicle at an altitude of 144 km STEP 3 built by TRW had a mass of 265 kg It carried the SAMME Space Active Modular Materials Experiments payload to study exposure to space of solar cells and advanced materials as well as vibration suppression technology and experimental computer disk drives The first Pegasus XL flight last year also failed to reach orbit The latest failure is bad news for manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corp and for the small satellite owners whose launches will be delayed NASA s science program was planning to use the Pegasus XL intensively over the next year Table of Recent Launches Date UT Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES May 14 1345 USA 110 Titan 4 Centaur Canaveral LC40 Sigint 22A May 17 0634 Intelsat 706 Ariane 44LP Kourou ELA2 Comsat 23A May 20 0333 Spektr Proton Baykonur LC81 Mir module 24A May 23 0552 GOES 9 Atlas Centaur Canaveral LC36B Weather 25A May 24 2010 Kosmos 2312 Molniya M Plesetsk LC16 Early Warn 26A May 31 1527 UHF F O F5 Atlas Centaur Canaveral LC36A Comsat 27A Jun 8 0443 Kosmos 2313 Tsiklon 2 Baykonur LC90 Recon 28A Jun 10 0024 DBS 3 Ariane 42P Kourou ELA2 Comsat 29A Jun 22 1958 STEP 3 Pegasus XL L1011 PAWA Science FTO Jun 27 1932 Atlantis Space Shuttle Kennedy LC39A Spaceship 30A Reentries May 23 Progress M 27

    Original URL path: http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.245 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive


  • the course of four missions At 1235 UTC Atlantis completed its 360 degree flyaround and ignited its engines for the separation burn while sending back spectacular TV of the Mir complex There have been two previous occasions in which three Russian spacecraft have been flown in proximity operations On 1969 Oct 15 the Soyuz 6 Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 8 spacecraft carried out a rendezvous although the planned docking of Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 8 was not carried out Details of this operation are still not available All three spacecraft were occupied on that occasion On 1993 Jul 3 the Progress M 18 cargo ship undocked from Mir while the Soyuz TM 17 ferry was stationkeeping a few hundred metres away docking at the vacated port twenty minutes later On that occasion the EO 13 crew were aboard Mir and the EO 14 crew aboard Soyuz while the Progress does not carry a crew The only occasions on which three US spacecraft have carried out proximity ops involved use of the Manned Manoeuvring Unit MMU I only count occasions when the spacecraft were not physically connected which rules out most spacewalks Triple Spacecraft Rendezvous History Date Spacecraft Crew Duration 1969 Oct 15 Soyuz 6 Shonin Kubasov Soyuz 7 Filipchenko Volkov Gorbatko Unknown Soyuz 8 Shatalov Yeliseev 1984 Apr 8 Challenger Crippen Scobee Hart Van Hoften MMU 2 Nelson 42 min Solar Maximum Mission None 1984 Nov 12 Discovery Hauck Walker Fisher Allen MMU 3 Allen Unknown Palapa B2 None 1984 Nov 14 Discovery Hauck Walker Fisher Gardner MMU 2 Gardner Unknown Westar 6 None 1993 Jul 3 Mir Soy TM 16 Prg M 17 Manakov Poleshchuk Soyuz TM 17 Tsibliev Serebrov Haignere 20 min Progress M 18 None 1995 Jul 4 Mir None Soyuz TM 21 Solov yov Balandin 29 min Atlantis Gibson Precourt Baker Harbaugh Dunbar Dezhurov Strekalov Thagard The Atlantis crew will now spend a few days carrying out further medical research in the Spacelab module The module aboard Atlantis is probably Long Module Unit 2 which has made four previous flights into space Spacelab D1 International Microgravity Lab 1 Spacelab J and Spacelab Life Sciences 2 There is one other Spacelab Long Module Unit 1 which has made six flights in space Spacelabs 1 and 3 Spacelab Life Sciences 1 US Microgravity Lab 1 Spacelab D2 and International Microgravity Lab 2 Can anyone confirm that LM Unit 2 is indeed the module currently in orbit Mir After the free flight and redocking the EO 19 crew of Solov yov and Budarin opened the Soyuz TM 21 hatch and were back aboard Mir by 1240 UTC on Jul 4 The Kristall module will be repositioned from the X to the Z port on Jul 17 Progress M 28 will be launched on Jul 20 and dock at the X port on Jul 22 On Sep 1 the Soyuz TM 22 spaceship will be launched with the EO 20 crew of Yuri Gidzenko RKA Russian Air Force Sergei Avdeev

    Original URL path: http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.246 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Beregovoy born in the Ukraine on 15 Apr 1921 was a World War II pilot and later a test pilot In 1964 he joined the Soviet Air Force cosmonaut detachment as a late addition to the 1963 group which included younger pilots such as Shatalov and Filipchenko Beregovoy trained on a backup crew for the cancelled Voskhod 3 mission and in 1968 flew into space to test fly the Soyuz spaceship after the fatal 1967 accident which resulted in the death of Komarov Beregovoy s Soyuz 3 carried out a rendezvous with the automated Soyuz 2 but was unable to dock with it Beregovoy left flight status in 1969 but remained attached to the cosmonaut training team until his retirement in 1987 Thanks to Jim Oberg for passing on news of Beregovoy s death Recent Launches Russian launched a Tsikada class navigation satellite on Jul 5 from Plesetsk into a 104 7 min 959 x 1004 km x 82 9 deg orbit The Tsikada satellites are built by PO Polyot of Omsk Satellites of this type have been named in the Kosmos Tsikada and Nadezhda at various times this one is probably Nadezhda the subtype that carries a COSPAS SARSAT search and rescue transponder It was launched into orbital plane 11 Recent launches into each of the Tsikada system orbital planes are Plane 11 Plane 12 Plane 13 Plane 14 Nadezhda 7 89 Kosmos 1861 6 87 Kosmos 2123 2 91 Nadezhda 2 90 Kosmos 2181 3 92 RS 10 RS 11 RS 12 RS 13 Nadezhda 7 94 Kosmos 2230 1 93 Nadezhda 3 91 Tsikada 1 95 Nadezhda 7 95 The Kosmos 2314 spy satellite raised its orbit from 164 x 328 km x 67 1 deg to 168 x 350 km x 67 1 deg on Jul 3 Such orbit raising maneuvers are carried out several times during the mission for satellites of this class Ariane V75 was launched at 1623 UTC on Jul 7 from Kourou and launched the first European spy satellite Helios 1A Matra Marconi Space s 2537 kg Helios 1A is based on the SPOT remote sensing satellite bus It was originally going to be a purely French satellite but Spain and Italy have joined the program The Ariane 40 launch vehicle also carried an ASAP Ariane Structure for Auxiliary Payloads with two microsatellites CERISE and UPMSAT 1 CERISE is a 50 kg satellite built by Alcatel Espace for the French civil space agency CNES and the Delegation General de l Armament DGA of the French defense ministry CERISE is a technology precursor for French electronic intelligence satellites and is based on Surrey Satellite Technology s UOSAT bus UPMSAT 1 is a small 47 kg satellite for microgravity and telecommunications research built by the Polytechnic University of Madrid Does anyone know if this is also a UOSAT bus The DC X made its seventh flight on Jul 7 Geostationary Satellite Movements 1982 110B The SBS 3 satellite launched in 1982 and previously at

    Original URL path: http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.247 (2016-04-29)
    Open archived version from archive



  •