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Soyuz TMA-19M launch-to-docking timeline

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION

Based upon an on-time launch at 1103:10 GMT (6:03:10 a.m. EST) Tuesday, this is the timeline for the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft through its countdown, liftoff and docking with the International Space Station. Eastern Standard Time is GMT-5.

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

12:18:10 AM...05...45...00...Batteries installed in booster
12:48:10 AM...05...15...00...Crew arrives at Site 254
01:03:10 AM...05...00...00...Fueling begins
01:33:10 AM...04...30...00...Crew dons pressure suits
01:58:10 AM...04...05...00...Booster loaded with liquid oxygen
02:33:10 AM...03...30...00...Crew meets State Commission
02:58:10 AM...03...05...00...First and second stage oxygen fueling complete
03:03:10 AM...03...00...00...Crew walkout
03:08:10 AM...02...55...00...Crew departs for launch pad
03:28:10 AM...02...35...00...Crew arrives at launch pad
03:38:10 AM...02...25...00...Crew boards Soyuz descent module
04:28:10 AM...01...35...00...Descent module hardware tested
04:43:10 AM...01...20...00...Hatch closed; leak checks
05:03:10 AM...01...00...00...Soyuz control system preps; gyro activation
05:18:10 AM...00...45...00...Pad service structure components lowered
05:26:10 AM...00...37...00...Suit leak checks; descent module testing done
05:36:10 AM...00...27...00...Emergency escape system armed
05:41:10 AM...00...22...00...Gantry service towers retracted
05:48:10 AM...00...15...00...Suit leak checks done; escape system to auto
05:53:10 AM...00...10...00...Gyros ready; recorders activated
05:56:10 AM...00...07...00...Prelaunch operations complete
05:57:10 AM...00...06...00...Countdown in auto
05:58:10 AM...00...05...00...Commander's controls activated
06:00:40 AM...00...02...30...Combustion chamber nitrogen purge
06:01:25 AM...00...01...45...Booster propellant tank pressurization
06:01:40 AM...00...01...30...Ground propellant feed terminated
06:02:10 AM...00...01...00...Vehicle to internal power; 1st umbilical separation
06:02:30 AM...00...00...40...Ground umbilical to third stage disconnected
06:02:50 AM...00...00...20...Launch command issued
06:02:55 AM...00...00...15...Second umbilical tower separates
06:03:00 AM...00...00...10...Engine turbopumps at flight speed
06:03:05 AM...00...00...05...Engines at maximum thrust

06:03:10 AM...00...00...00...LAUNCH (5:03:10 p.m. local time in Baikonur)

06:04:20 AM...00...01...10...Velocity: 1640 f/s (1,118 mph; 500 m/s)
06:05:08 AM...00...01...58...Stage 1 separation (4 strap-ons)
06:05:10 AM...00...02...00...Velocity: 4921 f/s (3,355 mph; 1500 m/s)
06:05:50 AM...00...02...40...Escape tower/launch shroud jettison
06:08:08 AM...00...04...58...Core booster separation
06:08:08 AM...00...04...58...Third stage ignition; altitude 105.7 miles (170.1 km)
06:10:40 AM...00...07...30...Velocity: 19685 f/s (13,421 mph; 6 km/s)

06:11:55 AM...00...08...45...Third stage shutdown/orbit insertion

06:48:15 AM...00...45...05...DV-1 (28.54 m/s; 63.8 mph)
07:02:00 AM...00...58...50...Sunset at launch site
07:32:29 AM...01...29...19...DV-2 (23.57 m/s; 52.7 mph)
07:34:22 AM...01...31...12...Daily Orbit 2 Russian ground station AOS
07:57:00 AM...01...53...50...Daily Orbit 2 Russian ground station LOS
08:31:47 AM...02...28...37...DV-3 (12.262 m/s; 27.4 mph)
09:04:52 AM...03...01...42...Daily Orbit 3 Russian ground station AOS
09:19:36 AM...03...16...26...DV-4 (5.798 m/s; 12.9 mph)
09:22:52 AM...03...19...42...Daily Orbit 3 Russian ground station LOS
10:15:55 AM...04...12...45...Automated rendezvous start
10:24:22 AM...04...21...12...Impulse 1 (8.505 m/s; 19 mph)
10:25:00 AM...04...21...50...US to Russian attitude control handover
10:38:23 AM...04...35...13...Daily Orbit 4 Russian ground station AOS
10:44:39 AM...04...41...29...Impulse 2 (0.071 m/s; 0.15 mph)
10:46:55 AM...04...43...45...Range = 200 km; 124 miles
10:46:55 AM...04...43...45...Soyuz VHF-2 voice link
10:47:55 AM...04...44...45...Soyuz Kurs-A activation
10:49:55 AM...04...46...45...SM Kurs-P activation
10:54:48 AM...04...51...38...Daily Orbit 4 Russian ground station LOS
11:08:27 AM...05...05...17...Impulse 3 (20.797 m/s; 46.5 mph)
11:13:35 AM...05...10...25...Range = 80 km; 50 miles; Valid Kurs-P range data
11:20:56 AM...05...17...46...Orbital sunrise
11:34:35 AM...05...31...25...Range = 15 km; 9.3 miles; Kurs-A and Kurs-P test
11:42:15 AM...05...39...05...Range = 8 km; 4.9 miles; Soyuz TV activation
11:50:24 AM...05...47...14...Impulse 4 (6.985 m/s; 16.9 mph)
11:51:55 AM...05...48...45...Ballistic targeting point
11:55:14 AM...05...52...04...Impulse 5 (6.008 m/s; 15.6 mph)
11:58:04 AM...05...54...54...Impulse 6 (2.004 m/s; 4.5 mph)
12:01:07 PM...05...57...57...Flyaround mode start
12:07:26 PM...06...04...16...Stationkeeping start
12:13:00 PM...06...09...50...Final approach start
12:14:06 PM...06...10...56...Daily Orbit 5 Russian ground station AOS
12:16:37 PM...06...13...27...ISS inertial snap-and-hold window open
12:18:37 PM...06...15...17...Orbital sunset

12:24:09 PM...06...20...59...Docking (Rassvet module)

12:24:09 PM...06...20...59...ISS to free drift at docking
12:31:29 PM...06...28...19...Daily Orbit 5 Russian ground station LOS
12:37:00 PM...06...33...50...Soyuz & MRM1 hooks closed
12:53:40 PM...06...50...30...Orbital sunrise
01:30:00 PM...07...26...50...Russian to US attitude control handover


Source: Space Flight

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