Soyuz TMA-20M Flight Profile

Launch Profile

 

 

Time Event
T-00:20.00 Ignition Sequence Start
T-00:15.00 Intermediate Thrust Level
T-00.15.00 Second Umbilical Separate from Booster
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+08:45.08 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 18, 2016
T-0 Time: 21:26:42 UTC
Docking: March 19, 2016
Time: 03:11:47 UTC
Docking Port: Poisk

Soyuz Insertion Orbit:
Perigee: 200 Kilometers (+7 / -22 Kilometers)
Apogee: 242 Kilometers (+/-42 Kilometers)
Inclination: 51.67 Degrees (+/-0.058°)
Period: 88.64 Minutes (+/-0.367min)
Phase Angle (to ISS): 31.6 Degrees

Space Station Orbit:
Orbit: 403 by 405 Kilometers
Inclination: 51.64 Degrees
Period: 92.65min
Image: Roscosmos/TsUP
Image: Roscosmos/TsUP

Rendezvous Profile

 

 

Event Time UTC
Launch 21:26:42
Orbital Insertion 21:35:30
Solar Array & KURS Antenna Deploy 21:35:38
Ground Station Loss of Signal 21:42
Rendezvous Burn 1 (dV: 19.62m/s; dt: 49.3s) 22:12:24
Ground Station Acquisition of Signal 22:52
Rendezvous Burn 2 (dV: 12.37m/s; dt: 31.4s) 22:56:47
End of Ground Station Pass 23:10
Rendezvous Burn 3 (dV: 7.00m/s; dt: 18.3s) 23:29:48
Target Orbit: 261.15 by 300.99 km, 89.98 min 23:29:48
Rendezvous Burn 4 (dV: 7.00m/s; dt: 18.3s) 23:59:47
Target Orbit: 280.91 by 303.20 km, 90.23 min 23:59:47
Ground Station Acquisition of Signal 00:18
End of Ground Station Pass 00:37
Automated Rendezvous Initiation 01:03:38
Rendezvous Burn 5 01:11
Trajectory Correction 01:33
VHF-2 Voice Link Established (Range: 200km) 01:35
KURS-A System Activation 01:36
KURS-P System Activation 01:38
Rendezvous Burn 6 01:57
KURS-P Validation, Range: 80km 02:01
Orbital Sunrise 02:07
Range: 33km; Range Rate: 45m/s 02:14
ISS Inhibits: RapidScat & SCAN Testbed 02:15
Range: 20km; Range Rate: 31m/s 02:19
KURS A&P Test, Range: 15km 02:21
Range: 13km; Range Rate: 12m/s 02:24
TV System Activation, Range: 8km 02:29
Range: 5km 02:34
Rendezvous Impulse 02:35
Ballistic targeting Point 02:38:38
Rendezvous Impulse 02:40
Rendezvous Impulse 02:44
Flyaround Initiation 02:47:09
Stationkeeping 02:56:55
Final Approach 03:00:38
ISS Inertial Snap & Hold 03:03:00
Orbital Sunset 03:05
DOCKING – Free Drift 03:11:47
Hooks Closed – Safe Docking Mode 03:25
Leak Checks 03:45
ISS to USOS Control 04:00
Hatch Opening 04:55

 

 

Image: Roscosmos/TsUP
Image: Roscosmos/TsUP