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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-16-2017 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This thread is intended for comments and questions about the Soyuz MS-07 mission.

Soyuz MS-07 will launch to the International Space Station with Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Scott Tingle of NASA.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-16-2017 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Among the items launching with the Soyuz MS-07 crew to the space station are a flag for the Worldskills 2019 competition being held in Kazan, Russia and a puck and a miniature Gagarin Cup, the trophy for the winner of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). (Photo credit: Roscosmos)

OV-105
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posted 12-18-2017 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was there a reason they did not do the same day docking?

cosmos-walter
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posted 12-19-2017 03:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Launch was on 12.09.2017 at 21:17:02.407 UTC. Docking was some 6 hours later on 13.09.2017 at 02:55 UTC.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-19-2017 04:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Walter, you're citing the dates for Soyuz MS-06. Soyuz MS-07 launched on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at 2:21 a.m. EST (0721 GMT) and docked today, Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 3:39 a.m. EST (0839 GMT), two days and 34 orbits later.
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Was there a reason they did not do the same day docking?
The four-orbit, six-hour rendezvous is only available if the orbital mechanics support such on the given launch date. In this case, the launch was originally targeted for Dec. 27, but was moved earlier to Dec. 17 to avoid those on the ground having to work over the Christmas holiday.

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