Soyuz TMA-19 Launch

TMA-19 Mission Patch
TMA-19 Mission Patch

At 1:35 PM Phoenix time, we are 60 minutes from the launch of Soyuz TMA-19, taking Fyodor Yurchikhin, Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock to the International Space Station as part of Expedition 24. The scheduled launch time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome is 2:35 PM Phoenix time (21:35 UTC).

Currently, the crew is on board the Soyuz space capsule. The vehicle is due to dock to the ISS Zvezda module on Thursday 17 June at 3:25 PM Phoenix time (22:25 UTC).

Live coverage is being broadcast on Tsenki-TV.

Soyuz TMA-19 T-2 Hrs
Soyuz TMA-19 90 minutes before Launch
Image Credit: Tsenki-TV

Inside
Inside the Soyuz Capsule at T-60 minutes
Image Credit: Tsenki-TV

At 1:55 PM Phoenix time, we are 40 minutes from launch.

At 2:05 PM, we are 30 minutes from launch, and the emergency escape system has been armed.

At T-25 minutes, the Service Towers have been withdrawn.

Service Towers
Service Towers Lowered at T-25 minutes
Image Credit: Tsenki-TV

T-15
T-15 minutes
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2:25 PM, T-10 Minutes.

T-5 Minutes.

Range clear for launch.

T-90 Seconds.

Launch.

60 Seconds into the flight and all systems are nominal.

3 Minutes and the boosters have separated.

Second stage is good.

Ignition
Ignition
Image Credit: Tsenki-TV

Launch
Launch
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Third stage has shutdown.

Spacecraft has separated.

Solar arrays have deployed.

Ascent
Ascent
Image Credit: Tsenki-TV

Third Stage Burn
Third Stage Burn
Image Credit: Tsenki-TV

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