Soyuz MS-03 Flight Profile

Launch Profile

 

 

Time Event
T-00:20.00 Ignition Sequence Start
T-00:20.00 Core Stage Umbilical Separation
T-00:15.00 Intermediate Thrust Level
T-00:10.00 Turbopumps at Flight Speed
T-00:05.00 Full Thrust Level
T+00:00.00 Fueling Towers Retract
T+00:00.00 LIFTOFF
T+01:54.16 SAS Abort System Mode Switch, Tower Jettison
T+01:57.80 Strap-On booster Separation
T+02:37.48 Launch Shroud Jettison
T+04:45.05 Core Stage Shutdown
T+04:47.30 Stage Separation & Third Stage Ignition
T+04:57.05 Third Stage Aft Section Cover Jettison
T+08:44.96 Third Stage Cutoff
T+08:48.26 Spacecraft Separation
Solar Panel Deployment
Communication Antenna Deployment
Mission handed over to MCC Moscow
Successful Orbital Insertion

 

 

Orbital Data

Launch Date: November 17, 2016
T-0 Time: 20:20:13 UTC
Docking: November 19, 2016
Time: 22:01:46 UTC
Docking Port: Rassvet

Soyuz Insertion Orbit:
Perigee: 200 Kilometers (+7 / -22 km)
Apogee: 242 Kilometers (+/-42 km)
Inclination: 51.67 Degrees (+/-0.058°)
Period: 88.64 Minutes (+/-0.367min)
Phase Angle (to ISS): 246.2 Degrees

Space Station Orbit:
Orbit: 402 by 410 Kilometers
Inclination: 51.64 Degrees
Period: 92.68min
Image: Roscosmos/TsUP
Image: Roscosmos/TsUP

Rendezvous Profile

 

 

Event Date Time UTC
Liftoff Nov. 17, 2016 20:20:13
Orbital Insertion Nov. 17, 2016 20:29:01
Solar Array & KURS Antenna Deploy Nov. 17, 2016 20:29:09
Ground Station Loss of Signal Nov. 17, 2016 20:36
Rendezvous Burn 1 (dV: 30.81m/s; dt: 79.0s) Nov. 17, 2016 23:52:07
Rendezvous Burn 2 (dV: 30.11m/s; dt: 74.1s) Nov. 18, 2016 00:34:20
Target Orbit: 311.3 x 337.3 km Nov. 18, 2016 00:35:34
Rendezvous Burn 3 (dV: 2.00m/s; dt: 28.8s) Nov. 18, 2016 21:16:44
Target Orbit: 318.6 x 337.7 km Nov. 18, 2016 21:17:13
Automated Rendezvous Initiation Nov. 19, 2016 19:40:54
Rendezvous Burn 4 (17.1m/s) Nov. 19, 2016 20:03:42
ISS Handover to Russian Segment Control Nov. 19, 2016 20:10:00
ISS Maneuver to Docking Attitude Nov. 19, 2016 20:15:00
VHF-2 Voice Link Established (Range: 200km) Nov. 19, 2016 20:22
KURS-P System Activation Nov. 19, 2016 20:29
KURS-NA System Activation Nov. 19, 2016 20:30
Ground Station Acquisition of Signal Nov. 19, 2016 20:41
Luch-5A Acquisition of Signal Nov. 19, 2016 20:46
Rendezvous Burn 5 (23.2m/s) Nov. 19, 2016 20:49:45
KURS-P Validation, Range: 80km Nov. 19, 2016 20:52
Range: 33km; Range Rate: 45m/s Nov. 19, 2016 21:05
Ground Station Loss of Signal Nov. 19, 2016 21:05
Range: 20km; Range Rate: 31m/s Nov. 19, 2016 21:10
KURS NA&P Test, Range: 15km Nov. 19, 2016 21:12:54
Range: 13km; Range Rate: 12m/s Nov. 19, 2016 21:15
ISS Inhibits: RapidScat & SCAN Testbed Nov. 19, 2016 21:19
TV System Activation, Range: 8km Nov. 19, 2016 21:20
Range: 5km Nov. 19, 2016 21:25
Rendezvous Impulse Nov. 19, 2016 21:30:00
Ballistic targeting Point Nov. 19, 2016 21:30:54
Luch-5B Acquisition of Signal Nov. 19, 2016 21:34
Rendezvous Impulse Nov. 19, 2016 21:34:19
Rendezvous Impulse Nov. 19, 2016 21:37:09
Flyaround Initiation Nov. 19, 2016 21:39:53
Luch-5A Loss of Signal Nov. 19, 2016 21:41
Stationkeeping Nov. 19, 2016 21:45:00
Final Approach Nov. 19, 2016 21:50:54
ISS Inertial Snap & Hold Nov. 19, 2016 21:55:26
DOCKING – Free Drift Nov. 19, 2016 22:01:46
Ground Station Acquisition of Signal Nov. 19, 2016 22:14
Hooks Closed – Safe Docking Mode Nov. 19, 2016 22:15
Luch-5B Loss of Signal Nov. 19, 2016 22:29
Leak Checks Nov. 19, 2016 22:30
Orbital Sunrise Nov. 19, 2016 22:32
Ground Station Loss of Signal Nov. 19, 2016 22:37
Orbital Sunrise Nov. 19, 2016 22:32
ISS to USOS Control Nov. 19, 2016 23:40
Hatch Opening Nov. 19, 2016 00:35
—Docking Complete— Nov. 19, 2016

 

 

Image: Roscosmos/TsUP
Image: Roscosmos/TsUP

Standard 34-Orbit Rendezvous

 

 

Orbit Activity
1 Solar Panel Deployment
Communications Antenna Deployments
Crew monitors Systems Health
Manual Deactivation of Entry Thermal Sensors
SKD Propulsion System Pressurization
Tracking Data Update
2 Systems Checkout: Attitude Sensors, KURS, TV System
SKD Propulsion System Checkout
Manual Attitude Control Test
Crew monitors Systems Health
Orbital Module Ingress
CO2 Scrubber Activation (OM)
Sokol Suit egress
TV Downlink of Ascent Telemetry Footage
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
Manual Maneuver to +Y to Sun with 2deg/sec Yaw Rotation
3 Terminate +Y Solar Rotation, Establish LVLH Attitude
Crew monitors Maneuver to LVLH
DV1 and DV2 Burn Data Read-Up
Emergency Deorbit Read-up
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
Maneuver to DV1 Attitude at TIG-8 Minutes
DV1 Phasing Burn during LOS
Crew monitors Systems Associated with DV1
4 Maneuver to DV2 Attitude at TIG-8 Minutes
DV2Phasing Burn during LOS
Crew monitors Systems Associated with DV2
Burn Report at AOS
Orbital and Descent Module Pressure Checks
Post Burn Form 23 read-Up
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
Manual Maneuver to +Y to Sun with 2deg/sec Yaw Rotation
External Boresight TV Camera Operations Check
Crew Meal
5 Final FD1 Russian Ground Station AOS
Report on TV System Checks
Sokol Suit Clean-Up
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
6-12 Crew Sleep
LOS on Russian Ground Stations
Emergency Communications via NASA’s VHF Network
13 Post Sleep Operations
Pressure Checks of Modules
Form 14 Revisions
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Ascent Telemetry Footage
14 Config of the RHC-2/THC-2 Work Station in Orbital Module
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
15 THC-2 Manual Control Test
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
16 Crew Meal
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
17 Terminate +Y Solar Rotation, Establish LVLH Attitude
RHC-2 Test
Burn Data Uplink
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
Maneuver to Burn Attitude
Rendezvous Burn during LOS
Manual Maneuver to +Y to Sun with 2deg/sec Yaw Rotation
18 Burn Report and Re-Orientation Maneuver
Pressure Checks of Modules
Post Burn Form 23 read-Up
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
19 CO2 Scrubber Cartridge Replacement
Free Time
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
20 Free Time
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
21 Final FD2 Russian Ground Station AOS
Free Time
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
22-27 Crew Sleep
Emergency Communications via NASA’s VHF Network
28 Post Sleep Operations
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
29 Pressure Checks of Modules
Free Time
Predicted Post-Burn Read-Ups – Form 14 and 23
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
30 Free Time
Crew Meal
Form 2 Correction Read-Up ‘Globe Correction’
Rendezvous Timeline Uplink
Radar and Radio Transponder Tracking
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
31 Sokol Suit Donning
Entry Module Ingress
Hatch Closure
Sate Vector Uplinks
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
Radio Transponder Tracking
32 Terminate +Y Solar Rotation, Establish LVLH Attitude
Auto Rendezvous Sequence Initiation
Crew monitors LVLH Re-Orientation
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
Radio Transponder Tracking
33 Fly Around
Stationkeeping
Crew monitors Systems health
Communications Relayed via ISS
Form 14 and 23 Updates
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
Radio Transponder Tracking
34 Final Approach and Docking
Capture to Docking Sequence
Crew monitors Docking, Interface Pressure Seal
Orbital Module Ingress
Sokol Suit Doffing
TV Downlink of Telemetry Display Footage
Radio Transponder Tracking
35 ISS/Soyuz Pressure Equalization
Report all Pressures
ISS Ingress
Telemetry Playback
Radio Transponder Tracking