Soyuz MS-08 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: March 21, 2018
T-0 Time: 17:44:23 UTC
Launch Site: 1/5 Baikonur
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
Payload: Soyuz MS-08 (No. 738)
Payload Mass: 7,220kg

Docking: March 23, 2018
Time: 19:41 UTC
Docking Port: Poisk

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)

Space Station Orbit:
Orbit: 403 by 406 Kilometers
Inclination: 51.64 Degrees
Period: 92.66min

 
Image: Roscosmos/TsUP
Image: Roscosmos/TsUP

Rendezvous Profile

Flight Milestones

March 21, 2018:
Liftoff: 17:44:23 UTC
Orbital Insertion & Separation From Soyuz: 17:53:13
Two Ground-Targeted Orbit-Raising Burns on Orbit 3

March 22, 2018:
Ground-Targeted Orbit Adjustment on Orbit 17

March 23, 2018:
Automated Rendezvous Initiation
KURS Automated Rendezvous System Activation
Ballistic Targeting Point
Flyaround
Docking: 19:41 UTC
Hatch Opening: 21:35 UTC


Photo: Roscosmos