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15 July 2000

15 July 2000

List of nominal times for the events during the launch up to the separation of the launcher's third stage.

Countdown events

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  • Time: Hours, minutes, seconds. Nominal times only. All times are subject to alteration
  • Countdown to launch is expressed in Boldface

Start of countdown

UTC

Launch time

Event

01:03:35

- 10:10:00

Readiness for launch - 10 hours

01:08:35

- 10:05:00

Network verifications

01:13:35

- 10:00:00

Confirmation of FREGAT readiness for beginning of launch day activities

03:13:35

- 08:00:00

Launcher personnel began operations according to the launch day schedule

03:43:35

- 07:30:00

Beginning of preliminary check-out of Fregat control system

04:08:35

- 07:05:00

Readiness for launch - 7 hours

04:43:35

- 06.30.00

Beginning of Fregat TM system verification

05:08:35

- 06.05.00

Readiness for launch - 6 hours

06:03:35

- 05.10.00

Beginning of FREGAT launch readiness setting

06:08:35

- 05.05.00

Readiness for launch - 5 hours. Electromagnetic environment is nominal

06:53:35

- 04.20.00

Beginning of the State Commission meeting for launcher fuelling authorization

07:03:35

- 04.10.00

Readiness for launch - 4 hours. Weather report is received. Authorization from Comission for Launch Vehicle fuelling. Temperature under the fairing is normal

07:08:35

- 04.05.00

Beginning of Launch Vehicle fuelling with propellant components

08:08:35

- 03.05.00

Readiness for launch - 3 hours

08:08:15

- 02.45.20

Temperatures under the fairing are received

09:08:35

- 02.05.00

Readiness for launch - 2 hours

09:43:35

- 01.30.00

Temperatures under the fairing are received

09:53:15

- 01.20.20

Launch Vehicle is fuelled with all propellant components

10:08:35

- 01.05.00

Readiness for launch - 1 hour

10:18:35

- 00.55.00

FREGAT TM system switched ON

10:38:35

- 00.35.00

Readiness for launch - 30 min

10:43:35

- 00.30.00

FREGAT readiness for servicing tower retraction. Beginning of servicing tower retraction

10:53:35

- 00.20.00

Servicing towers are retracted. Launcher TM system is switched ON. Readiness for launch - 15 min

10:58:15

- 00.15.20

Readiness for launch - 10 min

11:03:05

- 00.10.30

TAPE ADVANCE I

11:03:15

- 00:10:20

Readiness for launch - 5 min. Upper composite Readiness signal is issued

11:07:15

- 00:06:20

Ready for launch at H0 - 1 min report

11:08:15

- 00:05:20

KEY ON START

11:08:35

- 00:05:00

FREGAT transfer to onboard power supply

11:08:35

- 00:05:00

PURGING

11:10:00

- 00:03:35

TAPE ADVANCE II

11:10:15

- 00:03:20

KEY TO THE DRAINAGE

11:11:00

- 00:02:35

Umbilical X02 - X01 drop off command. PRESSURIZATION

11:12:50

- 00:00:45

AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM SWITCHED OFF. GROUND-BOARD

11:13:15

- 00:00:20

LAUNCH, "ON-BOARD POWER ON"

11:13:18

- 00:00:17

IGNITION, "OXYGEN"

11:13:20

- 00:00:15

PRELIMINARY THRUST LEVEL

11:13:28

- 00:00:07

INTERMEDIATE THRUST LEVEL

11:13:29

- 00:00:06

FREGAT inertial platform release

11:13:32

- 00:00:03

FULL THRUST LEVEL

11:13:35

- 00:00:00

LIFT - OFF

In the case of a hold during the automatic sequence, the spacecraft will stay on internal power.

Post-launch events

Legend:

  • Time: Hours, minutes, seconds. Nominal times only. All times are subject to alteration
  • Time since launch is expressed in Boldface

UTC

Launch time

Event

11:13:35

+ 00:00:00

The command "Lift - off" passed

11:13:45

+ 00:00:10

Nominal flight

11:13:55

+ 00:00:20

Engines of 1st and 2nd stages operate normally

11:14:05

+ 00:00:30

Launch Vehicle control system parameters are nominal

11:14:15

+ 00:00:40

Nominal flight

11:14:25

+ 00:00:50

Launcher and FREGAT structure parameters are nominal

11:14:35

+ 00:01:00

Launcher stabilization is nominal

11:14:45

+ 00:01:10

Pressure in engine chambers is nominal

11:14:55

+ 00:01:20

Pitch, Yaw and Roll are nominal

11:15:05

+ 00:01:30

Flight is nominal

11:15:15

+ 00:01:40

Engines of 1st and 2nd stages operate normally

11:15:25

+ 00:01:50

Launch Vehicle control system operates normally

11:15:35

+ 00:02:00

Cut-off of the lateral booster's engines. Separation of the lateral boosters (118.65 s)

11:15:45

+ 00:02:10

Engine of 2nd stage operates normally

11:15:55

+ 00:02:20

Parameters of control system are normal

11:16:05

+ 00:02:30

Pitch, Yaw and Roll are nominal

11:16:15

+ 00:02:40

Launcher and FREGAT structure parameters are nominal

11:16:25

+ 00:02:50

Launcher stabilization is nominal

11:16:35

+ 00:03:00

Engine of 2nd stage operates normally

11:16:45

+ 00:03:10

Pitch, Yaw and Roll are nominal

11:16:55

+ 00:03:20

Fairing separation accomplished (186.5 s of flight)

11:17:05

+ 00:03:30

Control system parameters are normal. Lift-off time information

11:17:15

+ 00:03:40

Flight is normal

11:17:25

+ 00:03:50

Pressure in engine chambers is normal

11:17:35

+ 00:04:00

Launcher stabilization is nominal

11:17:45

+ 00:04:10

Trajectory parameters are close to nominal ones

11:17:55

+ 00:04:20

Flight is normal

11:18:05

+ 00:04:30

Engine of 2nd stage operates normally

11:18:15

+ 00:04:40

Pressurization of the 3rd stage oxidizer tank was performed

11:18:25

+ 00:04:50

The 3rd stage engine started. The 2nd stage engine cut-off. 2nd stage separation (287.27 s)

11:18:35

+ 00:05:00

Flight is normal

11:18:45

+ 00:05:10

Engine of 3rd stage operates normally

11:18:55

+ 00:05:20

Launcher and FREGAT structure parameters are nominal

11:19:05

+ 00:05:30

Separation of the tail section of 3rd stage (time of separation = 321.83 s)

11:19:15

+ 00:05:40

Control system parameters are normal

11:19:25

+ 00:05:50

Flight is normal

11:19:35

+ 00:06:00

Engine of 3rd stage operates normally

11:19:45

+ 00:06:10

Pitch, Yaw and Roll are nominal

11:19:55

+ 00:06:20

Engine of 3rd stage operates normally

11:20:05

+ 00:06:30

Flight is normal

11:20:15

+ 00:06:40

Launcher stabilization is normal

11:20:25

+ 00:06:50

Trajectory parameters are near to the predicted ones

11:20:35

+ 00:07:00

Control system is normal

11:20:45

+ 00:07:10

Engine of 3rd stage operates normally

11:20:55

+ 00:07:20

Flight is normal

11:21:05

+ 00:07:30

Control system parameters are normal

11:21:15

+ 00:07:40

Stabilization is normal

11:21:25

+ 00:07:50

Flight is normal

11:21:35

+ 00:08:00

Engine of 3rd stage operates normally

11:21:45

+ 00:08:10

Launcher structure parameters are normal

11:21:55

+ 00:08:20

Flight is normal

11:22:05

+ 00:08:30

Trajectory parameters are near to the predicted ones

11:22:15

+ 00:08:40

Control system parameters are normal

11:22:25

+ 00:08:50

Cut off the 3rd stage engine (525.79 s)

11:22:30

+ 00:08:55

Third stage separation from the nose module (529.22 s)

11:22:35

+ 00:09:00

End of launcher ascent reportage. FREGAT is injected to the sub-orbital trajectory


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