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Russian Launch and Mission Thread

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Launch at 3:23 EST.

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That fairing looks like something from a Mad Max mod for KSP (is there a Mad Max mod?), or stock, but from Jeb's Junkyard.

Seriously, what is that thing?

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@Shpaget bubble wrap or stuff like that, I guess. It's for transportation only and is removed before launch.

Look at the interstage, it's wrapped in something, too.

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T-03:00 Min

if this time on the website from the ILS is right :confused:

T-01:00

LIFTOFF !

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Judging by the live feed, they seem to have removed the wrapping from the fairing.

 

And we have a Liftoff!

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SpaceX launches have ruined me. Proton, Ariane, Atlas, etc? Boring.

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1 minute ago, tater said:

SpaceX launches have ruined me. Proton, Ariane, Atlas, etc? Boring.

Same .. i would say that the webcast's are "more entertaining"

anyone here speaking russian? i can't understand what they are talking in the livestream:/

breeze M ignition

I'm out for today, have a  nice evening (depent's on local time:wink:)

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I'm fine with alternate languages, particularly in the countdowns, etc. I am just sick of the cruddy animations, and low-res video.

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1 hour ago, Shpaget said:

That MECO and staging looked weird.

Between it being a UDMH-NTO design and using hot-staging with lower-stage retrorockets? Quite likely.

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I thought I was going to miss this one because of school. Then I said to my friend "Hey, there is a rocket launching in 30 seconds." He looks up the stream on his phone (I don't have one) but we are about a minute late and it's just a star in the sky...

One more star than there was yesterday!

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10 hours ago, Nightfury said:

anyone here speaking russian? i can't understand what they are talking in the livestream:/

That's basically "flight nominal" every 10 seconds and "staging confirmed" / "next stage ignition confirmed" messages.

Some variations include "first stage engines working normally", "pressure in the combustion chambers nominal", "pitch, yaw and roll values nominal".

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Soyuz launch tonight at 8:02 PM EDT (tomorrow at 02:02 GMT).

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Darn. Launch is at 7 for me and I'm doing something from 6:30 to 9... There hasn't been any launches for a while and the first one I can't watch... Oh, well. I guess I'll stay up until 1 AM for the Atlas V...

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If I find a link to launch coverage, I'll post it. I already have the Atlas launch youtube up.

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Launch is in a few minutes, but no coverage for their military launches.

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Launched, apparently.

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