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(NASA)   NASA coverage of the old(est still flying) school Soyuz launch to the ISS goes at 5:17pm ET from Launch site No.1 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Broadcast coverage starts an hour earlier with coverage of the Astronauts launch day prep. Vse sistemy idut   ( nasa.gov) divider line
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2017-09-12 04:39:37 PM  
They are just putting on the pressure suits, I can't help but wonder how much they'll appreciate the new suits from ULA/Boeing and SpaceX They both still need to get their crewed caps certified, but test launches are coming soon...
 
2017-09-12 05:00:10 PM  

sno man: They are just putting on the pressure suits, I can't help but wonder how much they'll appreciate the new suits from ULA/Boeing and SpaceX They both still need to get their crewed caps certified, but test launches are coming soon...


I'd have to imagine the Starliner and Dragon 2 would be a more comfortable ride than the Soyuz too.
 
2017-09-12 05:10:46 PM  
Am I seeing that right?  They've got a Sputnik hanging off the rearview mirror?
 
2017-09-12 05:11:11 PM  
Damn... it is cramped in there.  Nice model of Sputnik.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2017-09-12 05:12:21 PM  
Is the Sputnik there just to say "we got there first?" Or is there a profound need to hang a sharp metal object inside the capsule?
 
2017-09-12 05:13:08 PM  
All strapped in and ready to go in 5 minutes or so...godspeed!

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2017-09-12 05:13:17 PM  

jvl: Is the Sputnik there just to say "we got there first?" Or is there a profound need to hang a sharp metal object inside the capsule?


air freshener.. like those little trees you get from the car wash
 
2017-09-12 05:14:07 PM  

jvl: Is the Sputnik there just to say "we got there first?" Or is there a profound need to hang a sharp metal object inside the capsule?


I''m wondering if it's there to indicate when they're in zero gravity and it'll float?
 
2017-09-12 05:14:32 PM  

The Green Intern: Am I seeing that right?  They've got a Sputnik hanging off the rearview mirror?


yup. It's the "zero-g detector"
 
2017-09-12 05:15:23 PM  
I like how the guy on the right has a Farnsworth Finglonger.
 
2017-09-12 05:16:45 PM  
I like the middle guy has a pokey thing to press buttons
 
2017-09-12 05:16:47 PM  

The Bestest: I like how the guy on the right has a Farnsworth Finglonger.


guy on the left will have one too, I think they all do...

here we go...
 
2017-09-12 05:17:19 PM  
Vehicle now on internal power. Auto sequence starting.
 
2017-09-12 05:17:55 PM  
GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO
 
2017-09-12 05:19:30 PM  
the strap-ons are spent...
 
2017-09-12 05:19:49 PM  
Where's the on-board exterior webcam? C'mon Russia, get in the game!
 
2017-09-12 05:21:07 PM  

sno man: the strap-ons are spent...


phrasing?
 
2017-09-12 05:22:26 PM  
Looking good.
 
2017-09-12 05:23:40 PM  
Gorgeous launch!
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2017-09-12 05:25:05 PM  
LOL the youtube comments claiming it's fake as the animation rolls. Never read the comments...
 
2017-09-12 05:26:58 PM  
aaand in orbit.
 
2017-09-12 05:27:21 PM  
Obligatory
David Bowie - Space Oddity [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
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2017-09-12 05:34:37 PM  
Never fails to be impressive.
 
2017-09-12 05:35:36 PM  
That zero-g jolt was amusing, the astronaut looked a bit startled as the Soyuz model bounced up and around.

Also the youtube comments have convinced me, the earth is flat.
 
2017-09-12 05:41:30 PM  

E-Brake: jvl: Is the Sputnik there just to say "we got there first?" Or is there a profound need to hang a sharp metal object inside the capsule?

I''m wondering if it's there to indicate when they're in zero gravity and it'll float?


It's more for amusement, but it's always there. They've had everything from teddy bears to R2D2 in past launches.
 
2017-09-12 05:46:22 PM  

Flt209er: It's more for amusement, but it's always there. They've had everything from teddy bears to R2D2 in past launches.


It's neat, I remember one from another launch and thought it was a cool idea. The pokey things on this one though made me nervous, heh.

E-Brake: as the Soyuz model bounced up


And by Soyuz I meant Sputnik, oy.
 
2017-09-12 05:47:08 PM  

Flt209er: E-Brake: jvl: Is the Sputnik there just to say "we got there first?" Or is there a profound need to hang a sharp metal object inside the capsule?

I''m wondering if it's there to indicate when they're in zero gravity and it'll float?

It's more for amusement, but it's always there. They've had everything from teddy bears to R2D2 in past launches.


Sputnik because this is the closest launch to the anniversary of Sputnik's launch 60yrs ago in October. That was the 135th Soyuz they've launched. If it ain't broke, and all that...
 
2017-09-12 05:52:55 PM  

sno man: Sputnik because this is the closest launch to the anniversary of Sputnik's launch 60yrs ago in October. That was the 135th Soyuz they've launched. If it ain't broke, and all that...


Well this was the 6th launch of this particular revision of the Soyuz. Still, I'll be disappointed if the Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Dragon 2 aren't leaps and bounds better in nearly every category.
 
2017-09-12 05:58:56 PM  

The Bestest: sno man: Sputnik because this is the closest launch to the anniversary of Sputnik's launch 60yrs ago in October. That was the 135th Soyuz they've launched. If it ain't broke, and all that...

Well this was the 6th launch of this particular revision of the Soyuz. Still, I'll be disappointed if the Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Dragon 2 aren't leaps and bounds better in nearly every category.


I'm a little disappointed the Dragon2 won't soft land on land now. They're doing ocean landing and recovery.
 
2017-09-12 06:09:39 PM  

The Bestest: sno man: Sputnik because this is the closest launch to the anniversary of Sputnik's launch 60yrs ago in October. That was the 135th Soyuz they've launched. If it ain't broke, and all that...

Well this was the 6th launch of this particular revision of the Soyuz. Still, I'll be disappointed if the Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Dragon 2 aren't leaps and bounds better in nearly every category.


The only category that matters is reliability. The competition has a ways to go to match the number of successful Soyuz launches.  Soyuz had some issues early on but it has been the backbone of human space flight for decades. Korolev knew what he was doing.
 
2017-09-12 06:23:23 PM  

sno man: I'm a little disappointed the Dragon2 won't soft land on land now. They're doing ocean landing and recovery.


If it were any other company, I'd probably feel similar. But it's SpaceX. If they're not going to work on soft landings right now, you can bet that they're putting their resources into something far more awesome. Like working on the Mars vehicles. I'm perfectly happy to wait a couple of years and see what they've done instead.
 
2017-09-12 06:32:01 PM  

Flt209er: sno man: I'm a little disappointed the Dragon2 won't soft land on land now. They're doing ocean landing and recovery.

If it were any other company, I'd probably feel similar. But it's SpaceX. If they're not going to work on soft landings right now, you can bet that they're putting their resources into something far more awesome. Like working on the Mars vehicles. I'm perfectly happy to wait a couple of years and see what they've done instead.


The Dragon 2 will still have the SuperDraco array (as they are part of the launch abort system) and still -could- do a soft landing if it had to, but it will no longer be a part of the mission profile and the landing legs will no longer be a part of the design.

The reasons I read for scrapping it was that it would have to go through a whole other set of certs for it, and Musk felt it wasn't worth the further delay and cost overruns.
 
2017-09-12 06:33:16 PM  

Flt209er: sno man: I'm a little disappointed the Dragon2 won't soft land on land now. They're doing ocean landing and recovery.

If it were any other company, I'd probably feel similar. But it's SpaceX. If they're not going to work on soft landings right now, you can bet that they're putting their resources into something far more awesome. Like working on the Mars vehicles. I'm perfectly happy to wait a couple of years and see what they've done instead.


Mars is a ways away, and they're gonna need to soft land there, lesser gravity or not. It's still a thing they need to work out.
 
2017-09-12 07:06:56 PM  

The Bestest: The reasons I read for scrapping it was that it would have to go through a whole other set of certs for it, and Musk felt it wasn't worth the further delay and cost overruns.


He's probably right. There's a lot more to soft landing than just thrusters and legs. Guidance, avionics, inertial nagivation, decent control, dedication qual flights etc., etc. The superdracos and the landing legs are the easy part.

sno man: Mars is a ways away, and they're gonna need to soft land there, lesser gravity or not.


But not with Dragon. Current 'plans' for MCT call for using the main engines (or at least a variant thereof). An engine which, by most metrics, will arguably be the most advanced engine ever flown. Far better to sink resources into that. We'll find out more at the end of the month.
 
2017-09-12 08:38:48 PM  
Can't we 'induce' another team of Germans to visit?
 
2017-09-13 04:20:08 AM  
(happy)
 
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