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Soyuz reached the ISS 8 times faster than normal

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Soyuz reached the ISS 8 times faster than normal

The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft docked with the ISS just six hours after launch from Baikonur. Before the flight took at least two days, noted in Roscosmos.


Soyuz with the new crew of the ISS took off at 00: 43 Moscow time from the launch site complex No. 1 of Baikonur. The spacecraft docked with the International Space Station in 06: 28 Moscow time. "Docking carried out by commands from the Earth at the estimated time, in automatic mode," - quotes RIA "News"representative of Roscosmos.

The ship, as explained by the space agency, for the first time performed a short flight, making only four orbits around the Earth instead of the usual 30. Due to this, the flight time was reduced by more than eight times.

A few hours later, the ISS crew, composed of Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, NASA astronaut Thomas Mashburn and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, will open the hatches and meet with colleagues who arrived at the station - Russians Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin, as well as American Christoffer, the Russians Komerfer, and the Russians Kristof Hadfield, as well as American Christopher.

The new crew is waiting for an extensive scientific program, which consists of their 42 experiments. In addition, astronauts and astronauts will meet three Russian Progress trucks and the European transport ship ATV-4. Planned for the crew and four spacewalks. In the course of one of them, it will be necessary to install on ISS a system for predicting natural disasters on Earth. Expedition through 168 days will be completed.
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  1. Nevsky
    Nevsky 29 March 2013 14: 37 New
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    Well done. good Who knows how long the Dragon minibus takes !? smile
    1. olegff68
      olegff68 29 March 2013 15: 45 New
      +3
      Quote: Nevsky
      Well done. good Who knows how long the Dragon minibus takes !? smile

      The "passenger" version of this "device" gets only to low orbits!
      So before the ISS this minibus, as before ... well, you understand. But oh, it’s not worth it to relax, because as they say - dashing trouble has begun! Those. it is necessary to at least revive forgotten projects - an air launch, etc.
      1. White
        White 29 March 2013 16: 43 New
        +3
        The passenger version of the Dragon is not yet there, and the cargo two days ago he returned to the ground from the ISS and returned 1,5 tons of cargo. So I don’t understand what you wrote about.
        1. Nevsky
          Nevsky 29 March 2013 20: 19 New
          +1
          White are you such a pedant Is it logical then how much the cargo version of the Dragon gets?
    2. Homo
      Homo 29 March 2013 15: 49 New
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      Quote: Nevsky
      Well done. good Who knows how long the Dragon minibus takes !? smile

      Explain to me "silly Russian" why do not you love your native language? In Russian, it sounds like a DRAGON! Why distort the Native LANGUAGE ???
  2. botur
    botur 29 March 2013 14: 42 New
    +1
    Success to the conquerors of SPACE !!!!
    1. mansur
      mansur 29 March 2013 20: 36 New
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      The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft docked to the ISS just six hours after launch from Baikonur. Before the flight took at least two days, noted in Roscosmos.
      And if I may say so-- tailwind
    2. Aryan
      Aryan 29 March 2013 23: 49 New
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      * * * * * * * * * * * * * bully
  3. Check
    Check 29 March 2013 14: 54 New
    +2
    Quickly however! )))
    1. queen
      queen 29 March 2013 17: 49 New
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      Quote: Check
      Quickly however! )))

      With flashing lights and in the opposite direction fellow
  4. mark021105
    mark021105 29 March 2013 14: 56 New
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    And why did you do 30 turns before?
    1. Nevsky
      Nevsky 29 March 2013 14: 58 New
      +1
      And why did you do 30 turns before?


      taxed? wink Until the minibus Dragon appeared .. laughing
    2. Andrey57
      Andrey57 29 March 2013 15: 10 New
      +5
      orbit synchronization was carried out according to a different algorithm hi
      1. PN
        PN 29 March 2013 16: 29 New
        +3
        I consider this event a breakthrough in the Russian cosmonautics! I emphasize Russian, not Soviet.
  5. PROXOR
    PROXOR 29 March 2013 14: 59 New
    +2
    It seems to me that it’s time to take their devices to a simpler orbit. The one that starts from the plane. To 7ke no complaints, but that it would be dispersed you need so much fuel !!!!! And starting the device from the aircraft is much more effective.
    1. Patriot.ru.
      Patriot.ru. 29 March 2013 21: 17 New
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      Small satellites could be launched from the MIG-31. And for the larger they did Mriya and Ruslan
    2. kirieeleyson
      kirieeleyson 29 March 2013 23: 52 New
      +1
      As I recall "Mriyu with Buran", it already hurts. Today, in the world of high technology, no one can repeat this, not because legislators of the “fashion” of land or sea launches do not require it, but because they cannot safely restore this time-consuming process for the carrier. Buran is the result of the achievement of the scientific and technological revolution of the USSR, give us karma in mastering the lost knowledge of previous generations. And let the Americans rub their point, led by defectors from the USSR who would like to return, but they cannot already, for the betrayal of the Motherland is betrayal and nothing else, no matter what words cover up this vile definition.
  6. Wedmak
    Wedmak 29 March 2013 14: 59 New
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    I wonder what prevented making such short flights to the ISS before?
    1. Atlon
      Atlon 29 March 2013 16: 17 New
      +4
      Quote: Wedmak
      I wonder what prevented making such short flights to the ISS before?

      And what prevented mobile phones and computers from doing in the 30s of the last century? wink
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 29 March 2013 16: 29 New
        +1
        No, no ... somehow not so ... after all, they’ve been flying on advanced Unions for a dozen years. This one was no different (in hardware), except for a new program of access to the ISS?
        1. Genur
          Genur 29 March 2013 17: 49 New
          +1
          So Medvedev began to use a helicopter instead of a car. Everything is on, everything is developing ... except for improving the road situation.
        2. Atlon
          Atlon 29 March 2013 21: 47 New
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          Quote: Wedmak
          This one was no different (in iron)

          In addition to iron, you need more software.
    2. Ascetic
      Ascetic 29 March 2013 21: 32 New
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      Quote: Wedmak
      I wonder what prevented making such short flights to the ISS before?


      Aiming and correction took the lion's share of the time, it took about 36 turns to catch the station. In this case, we used the algorithm for rescue ships, worked out the program and here is the result.
  7. Krapovy32
    Krapovy32 29 March 2013 15: 23 New
    +4
    Hit a space rally off-road and sloppiness laughing
    1. queen
      queen 29 March 2013 17: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: Speckled32
      Hit a space rally off-road and sloppiness

      At a time when spacecraft plow the expanses of space ..... drinks
  8. svp67
    svp67 29 March 2013 15: 40 New
    +3
    Well, good news comes from space again. Keep it up!!!
  9. brutal true
    brutal true 29 March 2013 16: 14 New
    +3
    There would be more news about space, about ships, satellites, including military, research programs. , discoveries, etc. And lately, the theme of outer space has receded not only into the background, - in general, little information is received in the media. Or is there calm and nothing interesting?
    1. mansur
      mansur 29 March 2013 20: 37 New
      0
      And this is to the countries of the first space conqueror
  10. Vako
    Vako 29 March 2013 16: 32 New
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    For the visual addition to the article - photos - special thanks!
  11. erased
    erased 29 March 2013 16: 46 New
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    That's right! There is nothing to see in orbit just like that.
    And they calculated everything great! Able yet.
  12. valokordin
    valokordin 29 March 2013 17: 11 New
    +4
    6 hours is great, but what a saving on diapers.
  13. Strezhevchanin
    Strezhevchanin 29 March 2013 17: 17 New
    +1
    Well, that’s good, the new MIR-2.0 station will be built 8 times faster, or whatever the death star is. fellow ??? ..... not-eee couple beguiled, or not repeat ?
  14. horoh
    horoh 29 March 2013 18: 26 New
    0
    Well done !!!! good