Watch videos with subtitles in your language, upload your videos, create your own subtitles! Click here to learn more on "how to Dotsub"

Soyuz TMA-03M/ISS 29S Launch Video - December 21st, 2011

0 (0 Likes / 0 Dislikes)
The Soyuz is now on internal power and we have an auto-sequence start. The first umbilical tower is separating from the booster. T-38 seconds Now the umbilicals to the third stage of being disconnected. T-20 seconds to launch. The launch command has been issued. Second umbilical tower now separating. 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... And liftoff. Liftoff of the Soyuz-29 spacecraft that is taking Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers to the International Space Station. Good first stage performance. The Soyuz is delivering 102 tons of thrust with four boosters and a single engine. The first stage of the Soyuz measures 64 feet in length, 24 feet in diameter and is burning liquid fuel for the first 2:06 of flight. All data shows a normal launch and climb into orbit. The Soyuz rocket in stable flight. At the 1:10 mark, the rocket will be 1100 miles per hour. This is mission control reporting to the flight director that all systems are working well as the Soyuz continues its climb into orbit. The four strap-on boosters will be jettisoned, completing their job and dropping away at an altitude of 28 statute miles. We have first stage separation of the Soyuz craft at 3300 miles an hour. The escape tower and the launch shroud have now been jettisoned. We are at the 2:40 mark of this flight to the International Space Station for Soyuz 29 TMA-03M spacecraft. All parameters of the launch vehicle and the spacecraft are normal. Three minutes into the flight of the Soyuz to the space station. It's traveling at a speed of about 4700 miles an hour. The Soyuz core stage is performing as expected. It is 56 feet in length, 13.5 feet in diameter and a single engine with four fuel chambers is providing 96 tons of thrust for 3:28. These are live in-cabin views from inside the Soyuz spacecraft. We can see Don Pettit and Oleg Kononenko to the left and right as they are enjoying a smooth ride into orbit. All systems working normally 240 seconds into the flight. Roll, pitch, and yaw thrusters working nominally, controlling the orientation of the vehicle as it continues its launch into orbit. We're at 4:45. Core booster is about to burn out and separate at an altitude of 105 miles. Once that core stage has completed its job, the third stage will ignite. This is a vehicle officer reporting to flight director Heather Rarick here in mission control. The core stage has separated. The core stage engine now finished and dropping away. We have four minutes of powered flight remaining. The Soyuz is being propelled by a single engine, the Soyuz's third stage. That engine providing 30 tons of thrust is going to burn for 4:02. 6 minutes into the launch of this Soyuz spacecraft and we're getting live in-cabin views. This is a good look at European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers from the Netherlands on the upper right portion of the screen. And on the lower left, in the center seat, is commander Oleg Kononenko. All Soyuz systems working well during the climb to orbit. Coming up on the 7:30 mark of the launch of this Soyuz 29 spacecraft to the International Space Station. Spacecraft's velocity is now almost 13500 miles an hour. Third stage engines continuing to operate normally. Eight minutes into the launch of the Soyuz spacecraft. Three explorers headed to the International Space Station. All systems working normally. Powered portion of the flight is nearly over.

Video Details

Duration: 9 minutes and 19 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 116
Posted by: spacevidcast on Mar 24, 2012

This is a recording from NASA TV on the launch of the Soyuz TMA-03M/ISS 29S from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Aboard are three members of the next Expedition crew destined for the International Space Station

Caption and Translate

    Sign In/Register for Dotsub above to caption this video.