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11 minutes ago, 4472TJ said:

incredible. Easy joke, not good but still funny 

 

Major Tim Peake's Sokol space suit

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Huge picture of a Soyuz 

O3pKML7.jpgI'm not sure what these are though

That's the utilities umbilical port, right? Power, data, and life support is handled by the service modules, and you don't want to put holes in the heat shield, right?

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34 minutes ago, 4472TJ said:

I'm not sure what these are though

Jettisoned electrical (power and control) umbilicals leading to the other modules.

Compare with an 11F615A12/7K-TM (APAS-equipped Soyuz for Apollo-Soyuz Test Project) mockup at the RVSN academy (stored next to a flown Soyuz 9 RV):

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Rogozin’s visit to the US just got delayed.

The Russian media is awakening from the NYE slumber and is beginning to throw excrements onto the fan.

 

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35 minutes ago, DDE said:

Jettisoned electrical (power and control) umbilicals leading to the other modules.

Compare with an 11F615A12/7K-TM (APAS-equipped Soyuz for Apollo-Soyuz Test Project) mockup at the RVSN academy (stored next to a flown Soyuz 9 RV):

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 Thought it was electrical, but I wasn't sure if it was the solar arrays...

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Is the metal capsule wrapped in phenolic resin or something?

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3 minutes ago, 4472TJ said:

 Thought it was electrical, but I wasn't sure if it was the solar arrays...

Solar arrays would be a bit further down towards the trunk. The wiring is the tumour covered with the green insulation, aft of the periscope.

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Yeah, Apollo, Orion, CST-100, and Dragon/D2 all have similar CM/SM umbilical racetracks.

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5 minutes ago, tater said:

Is the metal capsule wrapped in phenolic resin or something?

Yep. At 7° the near-vertical walls of the capsule have to be covered in secondary reentry TPS. You may notice that the insulation blankets are entirely gone by the time the ship lands.

Heck, at least one Soyuz managed to survive an atmospheric interface the wrong way forwards.

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ah, I can see now

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On 1/5/2019 at 7:00 PM, MaverickSawyer said:

That's the utilities umbilical port, right? Power, data, and life support is handled by the service modules, and you don't want to put holes in the heat shield, right?

Yes you see that dragon 1 has the same system but might close an hatch after dropping trunk. Smaller as trunk only do power and radiators.

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28 minutes ago, magnemoe said:

Yes you see that dragon 1 has the same system but might close an hatch after dropping trunk. Smaller as trunk only do power and radiators.

I think most capsules have that system.

Apollo:

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Orion:

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Vostok:

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Shenzhou:

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(middle and middle right)

And those are just a few, there are probably a few more with this system. I couldn't find pictures of one on Gemini, though, and Mercury's system was only a few wires for the retros, so it almost doesn't count.

 

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1 hour ago, Reactordrone said:

Although the left hand part of that vehicle is a capsule.

Yes, but I mean the umblicals on the docking face.
On the left - empty, on the right - with attached cables.

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11 hours ago, Ultimate Steve said:

Vostok:

Image result for vostok spacecraft

Better image.

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Also, why does everyone keep depicting it with the third stage attached?

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Kosmos-2430 ditched into the Atlantic. Launched 2007, decommissioned 2012; an element of the Oko early ICBM warning constellation.

https://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/5c36f3269a794755c6225ce4

The latest Blagovest is in a slightly askew geostationary orbit; its Briz appears to have then fouled up the burial burn... again.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/blagovest13l.html#0108

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Rogozin’s back and on “Rossiya 24”.

NASA requested a Moon-capable Soyuz as a backup LOP-G transport system, Soyuz-5/Irtysh to fly by 2022, and the lofty goal of reclaiming Russian leadership in space.

https://www.interfax.ru/russia/645557

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9 hours ago, DDE said:

Rogozin’s back and on “Rossiya 24”.

NASA requested a Moon-capable Soyuz as a backup LOP-G transport system, Soyuz-5/Irtysh to fly by 2022, and the lofty goal of reclaiming Russian leadership in space.

https://www.interfax.ru/russia/645557

What a glorious future for Soyuz, a backup taxi for foreign astronauts.

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Spektr-R is having comms trouble.

The description is awkward, but it appears it’s failing to recieve the command to engage the high-gain dish. All outbound traffic from the satellite is still nominal.

The expected lifetime ran out in 2016.

https://ria.ru/20190112/1549262902.html

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