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Progress M-06M (11F615A60 #406) was delivered on Baikonur cosmodrome by train on May 9th.

The cargo ship will be launched by Soyuz-U (11A511U #B15000-119) rocket from launch pad 1/5 on June 30th.
« Last Edit: 07/02/2010 05:16 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #1 on: 06/22/2010 08:48 am »
June 21, 2010. Baikonur launch site,
branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-06M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Progress M-06M cargo vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss24/progress_m-06m/photo_06-21.html
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #2 on: 06/22/2010 08:54 am »
Progress M-06M Tanking Completed at Baikonur

21.06.2010

Baikonur space port: Progress M-06M launch campaign continues. The Progress cargo vehicle is slated for launch by Soyuz-U rocket on June 30, at 19.34 MSK, under the International Space Station program.

Progress M-06M  propulsion system was loaded with propellant components and pressurized gases this weekend. After that, the cargo vehicle was returned to the integration and test facility for further processing.

In parallel, Baikonur’s pad 1 is being prepared for the upcoming launch.

Progress vehicles maintain cargo supply function, as well as reboost, for the International Space Station. Each of them capable of delivering about 2.5 t of cargo to orbit. Totally, about 100 cargo vehicles have been launched successfully.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #3 on: 06/23/2010 09:52 pm »
At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-06M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Progress M-06M transport cargo vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss24/progress_m-06m/photo_06-23.html

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #4 on: 06/25/2010 07:41 am »
At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-06M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Designers inspection of the Progress M-06M transport cargo vehicle was completed.

Payload shroud roll on to the cargo vehicle was performed.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss24/progress_m-06m/photo_06-24.html

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #5 on: 06/26/2010 09:02 am »
June 25, 2010. Baikonur launch site,
branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-06M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-06M spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss24/progress_m-06m/photo_06-25.html
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #6 on: 06/28/2010 02:07 pm »
At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-06M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-06M spacecraft was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility.

Technical management meeting and Government Commission meeting were convened. A decision is made to roll out Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Progress M-06M transport vehicle to the launch pad.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss24/progress_m-06m/photo_06-27.html

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #7 on: 06/28/2010 02:09 pm »
The 11A511U Soyuz-U (Б15000-119) with the Progress M-06M (11Ф615А60 n.º 406 / ISS-38P) cargo vehicle was transported to the PU-5 LC1 launch complex...

http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=11357

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #8 on: 06/29/2010 02:00 pm »
June 28, 2010. Baikonur launch site,
branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Progress M-06M cargo vehicle under the International Space Station program.

Soyuz-U launch vehicle was rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad. Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Progress M-06M transport vehicle is installed on the launch pad. L-2 days activities have been started.

 http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss24/progress_m-06m/photo_06-28.html
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #9 on: 06/30/2010 01:29 pm »
Soyuz-U/Progress M-06 to Launch Tonight from Baikonur

30.06.2010

Soyuz-U/Progress M-06M launch campaign is almost completed at Baikonur. The launch is to occur today at 19:35 MSK.
The industry today performs late cargo access and Soyuz-U tanking during the day.

In the afternoon the State Board will meet to approve rocket tanking and give “go” for the launch.     
   
The Progress is to deliver about 2.5t of cargo supplies to the International Space Station, including propellant, water, air, scientific equipment, consumables, etc.


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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #10 on: 06/30/2010 02:08 pm »
90 minutes away for this launch. Keep an eye out for video.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #11 on: 06/30/2010 02:52 pm »
Live video streams of launch:

Tsenki stream 1.
www.tv-tsenki.com/live.php

Tsenki stream 2.
www.tv-tsenki.com/live3.php

RSC Energia stream (in Russian).
www.energia.ru:8080/ramgen/broadcast/lagoon/encoder/live.rm

Vesti high-quality stream (short video report with narration).
www.vesti.ru/video1.asx?vid=onair

Vesti low-quality stream (short video report with narration).
www.vesti.ru/video1.asx?vid=onair_low
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #12 on: 06/30/2010 03:22 pm »
Not enough for a standalone article - don't believe in 200 word articles when it adds nothing to the content - so we have all we need in this thread.

On the pad:
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #13 on: 06/30/2010 03:24 pm »
T-10 minutes.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #14 on: 06/30/2010 03:29 pm »
T-5 minutes.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #15 on: 06/30/2010 03:29 pm »
Direct links of the stream :

mms://193.233.61.171/live or http://webcaster.rutube.ru:8000/3311850?format=flv
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #16 on: 06/30/2010 03:35 pm »
Under T-60 seconds. Retractions taking place.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #17 on: 06/30/2010 03:36 pm »
Launch!
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #19 on: 06/30/2010 03:38 pm »
Booster sep.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #21 on: 06/30/2010 03:40 pm »
Looks like there was a good staging. No visual available now.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #22 on: 06/30/2010 03:41 pm »
Empty pad. Bet that's seen some action over the years.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #23 on: 06/30/2010 03:42 pm »
Engineers already having a walk around ;D
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #24 on: 06/30/2010 03:43 pm »
Local tracking center.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #26 on: 07/01/2010 09:44 am »
Launch images from Roscosmos...

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #27 on: 07/01/2010 09:48 am »

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #28 on: 07/01/2010 08:17 pm »
Backlit ascent was seen across wide swath of central Asia, including Bishkek and Almaty. The video here -- location is still uncertain -- is amazingly detailed at staging.

В небе над столицей Киргизии появился НЛО
10:39 01.07.2010   www.regnum.ru/news/society/1299883.html
Foto: http://common.regnum.ru/pictures/news/2010-07/nlo-big.jpg

   video (2 min 35 sec)  note dramatic shape change at 0:30 !!!
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01.07.2010 | Жители сразу нескольких регионов страны наблюдали в небе необычное явление  //  with video link
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #29 on: 07/02/2010 01:58 pm »
Just a heads up: Docking to the SM Aft port will occur today at 4:58 PM GMT.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #30 on: 07/02/2010 04:25 pm »
Earth view from ISS

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #31 on: 07/02/2010 04:29 pm »
ISS and Progress M-06M are over the Atlantic Ocean

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #32 on: 07/02/2010 04:37 pm »
Uh-oh: Seems like TsUP-M have lost telemetry from the Progress.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #33 on: 07/02/2010 04:39 pm »

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #34 on: 07/02/2010 04:42 pm »
Russian Mission Control Center

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #35 on: 07/02/2010 04:45 pm »
Apparently they lost Kurs signal on the Station side, but Progress is being seen receding from ISS and rotating, according to what they can see from the windows.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #36 on: 07/02/2010 04:45 pm »
Skvortsov reporting that Progress is moving away from the station.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #37 on: 07/02/2010 04:47 pm »
About to pass over Russian ground stations, that is expected to provide additional info about the situation.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #38 on: 07/02/2010 04:48 pm »
NASA ISS Tracking, docking time: 08:58 p.m. Moscow

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #39 on: 07/02/2010 04:49 pm »
No visual indication of Progress right now, presumed to have flown ahead of them (I suppose that means aft)
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #40 on: 07/02/2010 04:51 pm »
this is the only image from Russian MCC

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #41 on: 07/02/2010 04:52 pm »
View from Progress:
« Last Edit: 07/02/2010 04:52 pm by eeergo »
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #42 on: 07/02/2010 04:52 pm »
I can't see the ISS

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #43 on: 07/02/2010 04:54 pm »
If the Klest TV signal is being received, the implication is that TsUP is also receiving telemetry.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #44 on: 07/02/2010 04:55 pm »
Another camera on Progress or view from Zvezda?

EDIT: Confirmation it's from the wide angle camera in Progress.
« Last Edit: 07/02/2010 04:57 pm by eeergo »
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #45 on: 07/02/2010 04:56 pm »

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #46 on: 07/02/2010 04:57 pm »
Range 3 km as seen from ISS.

800 mm lens used from window 9 on ISS, Progress seen as a dot from that vantage point.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #47 on: 07/02/2010 04:59 pm »
Range 3 km as seen from ISS.

800 mm lens used from window 9 on ISS, Progress seen as a dot from that vantage point.

That works out to an optical magnification of 13.76x (like looking through binoculars of that power).

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #48 on: 07/02/2010 05:03 pm »
Is the Progress camera, you can see the name "Прогресс"
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #49 on: 07/02/2010 05:04 pm »
I just tuned in to NASA TV expecting to see Progress a few meters from the SM Aft port....and they lost signal with Progress, and it flew right by the ISS?! We're just lucky we didn't have a collision, like the one on Mir!
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #50 on: 07/02/2010 05:04 pm »
Into orbital night now.

Past the time of the expected docking, obviously.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #51 on: 07/02/2010 05:06 pm »
Deactivating Kurs (TORU was deactivated earlier), so it appears we won't get another docking attempt soon.

However, the ISS' attitude will be kept for another revolution to keep options open.

Past Russian ground stations now.
« Last Edit: 07/02/2010 05:07 pm by eeergo »
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #52 on: 07/02/2010 05:06 pm »
Not possibility for collision like Mir, Progress is in safe distance
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #53 on: 07/02/2010 05:12 pm »
Progress docking aborted

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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #54 on: 07/02/2010 05:14 pm »
Doesn't look like there will be another docking attempt today.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch - June 30, 2010
« Reply #55 on: 07/02/2010 05:14 pm »
Phasing and orientation-derived power concerns are making it clear docking will have to wait. Also, time is needed to investigate what caused the telemetry lock loss.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #57 on: 07/02/2010 05:19 pm »
ISS tracking and live picture from ISS

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Awaiting word from Solovyov (Russian flight controller) as to the definitive course of action, although no-go for docking appears the most probable outcome for today.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #59 on: 07/02/2010 05:23 pm »
Time to unstow the TORU equipment (actually, its already been prepped, as this is a normal op for Progress dockings).

The larger issue is why the new Progress series keeps failing.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #60 on: 07/02/2010 05:30 pm »
Progress is in safe distance of about 3 km.
Docking cancelled for today

EDIT: another picture from ISS, Progress flying "near" the complex
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #61 on: 07/02/2010 05:34 pm »
Progress is in safe distance of about 3 km.
Docking cancelled for today

EDIT: another picture from ISS, Progress flying near the complex

Called off for today.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #62 on: 07/02/2010 05:37 pm »
When was the last time that happened?

According to Wikipedia, the last time a Progress docking was aborted was in August 1994 (that was to Mir).

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When was the last time that happened?

According to Wikipedia, the last time a Progress docking was aborted was in August 1994 (that was to Mir).

Thanks.

"Nice" to get to see a contingency put into work. Good training.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #64 on: 07/02/2010 05:42 pm »
When was the last time that happened?

According to Wikipedia, the last time a Progress docking was aborted was in August 1994 (that was to Mir).

but the other abort was the collision to Mir in 1997, this event was a abort or just a fail during docking?

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #65 on: 07/02/2010 05:43 pm »
two more views from ISS

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #66 on: 07/02/2010 05:46 pm »
 First of all that was a re-docking attempt and secondly I don't think it counts as an abort anyway.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #67 on: 07/02/2010 05:47 pm »
Progress M-06M

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #68 on: 07/02/2010 05:48 pm »
Sorry, that's the moon, not Progress.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #69 on: 07/02/2010 05:48 pm »
When was the last time that happened?

According to Wikipedia, the last time a Progress docking was aborted was in August 1994 (that was to Mir).

but the other abort was the collision to Mir in 1997, this event was a abort or just a fail during docking?

There are different flavors of aborts for a Progress docking, depending on the situation. For example, if there is a problem with, say, Progress telemetry, a docking attempt may be halted at a great distance from ISS, or even a day before the planned docking. The "halt" would be accomplished via a command from TsUP.

Once Progress is under control by Kurs, a docking may be aborted simply by turning off Kurs, which can be accomplished by TsUP or the ISS crew.

Lastly, if Progress is under control by TORU, the abort is generated by the ISS crew.

At 3 km distance from ISS, Progress is under control of Kurs, and I suspect that TsUP commanded the abort.

Lastly, AFAIK, Progress does not have to be over a Russian ground station for TsUP to control Progress during dockings, the Russian segment can communicate with TsUP via TDRS.


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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #70 on: 07/02/2010 05:51 pm »
Sorry, that's the moon, not Progress.

I don't think so, is not a good view because was during a zoom, if I am wrong, plis forgive me

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #71 on: 07/02/2010 05:52 pm »
No, it was the moon.  When the iris closed down just before the end of the shot you could see it was the quarter moon.  They haven't found the Progress with the cameras yet. 

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Sorry, that's the moon, not Progress.

I don't think so, is not a good view because was during a zoom, if I am wrong, plis forgive me

You're doing very well. I can't get any decent screenshots (VLC fails with the NASA stream lately). We can work out what is what as we go along. Good work!
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #73 on: 07/02/2010 06:44 pm »
Lastly, AFAIK, Progress does not have to be over a Russian ground station for TsUP to control Progress during dockings, the Russian segment can communicate with TsUP via TDRS.

I don't think so. I think that TDRS allows only voice transmission for Russian Segment, and that they have to fly over RGS to send telemetry.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #74 on: 07/02/2010 07:01 pm »
Resupply Craft Docking Aborted

Mission controllers will not re-attempt to dock the ISS Progress 38 resupply ship to the International Space Station today. The station is being reconfigured for normal operations. The flight control team is in the early stages of diagnosing what may have caused the aborted docking with the space station.

Future docking opportunities are being evaluated. The Progress vehicle is in a safe configuration well away from the space station. The crew was never in any danger.


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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #75 on: 07/02/2010 07:50 pm »
Lastly, AFAIK, Progress does not have to be over a Russian ground station for TsUP to control Progress during dockings, the Russian segment can communicate with TsUP via TDRS.

I don't think so. I think that TDRS allows only voice transmission for Russian Segment, and that they have to fly over RGS to send telemetry.

AFAIK, there was a mod to the Russian segment/USOS to provide for TsUP command/control of Progress, apparently happened within the last 2 years. This allows for dockings away from Russian ground stations, which previously had been a program constraint.

I noticed such dockings in the last year, and someone here informed me in a post of the mod.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #76 on: 07/02/2010 08:36 pm »
I'm trying to reconstruct the relative motion of this abort and some things are bothering me.

TsUP-M says the abort was declared at a range of 2 km, which is short of the 'stop' point where the vehicle then makes a constant-range fly-around to align with the docking port approach vector.

Press reports also state that the crew tried to engage TORU but were unable to achieve control -- the vehicle never acknowledged their commands.

I seem to recall that the automated approach emergency modes included stopping the approach and initiating a backaway if no commands are received.

But from the TORU screen it looks like the vehicle had a 7-9 m/sec approach rate and never nulled it -- kept right on going in, missing the station -- but by how much?

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« Reply #77 on: 07/02/2010 08:45 pm »
But from the TORU screen it looks like the vehicle had a 7-9 m/sec approach rate and never nulled it -- kept right on going in, missing the station -- but by how much?

According to the same screen, 2.777 km.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #78 on: 07/02/2010 08:49 pm »

I agree JimO--the fact the vehicle continued on past the station is a bit unnerving.  I'm not declaring "It almost crashed!", but this does seem like a very interesting event.
Now if the vehicle is splashed, or worse, doesn't dock with no further info, then we can begin to really wonder...


I'm trying to reconstruct the relative motion of this abort and some things are bothering me.

TsUP-M says the abort was declared at a range of 2 km, which is short of the 'stop' point where the vehicle then makes a constant-range fly-around to align with the docking port approach vector.

Press reports also state that the crew tried to engage TORU but were unable to achieve control -- the vehicle never acknowledged their commands.

I seem to recall that the automated approach emergency modes included stopping the approach and initiating a backaway if no commands are received.

But from the TORU screen it looks like the vehicle had a 7-9 m/sec approach rate and never nulled it -- kept right on going in, missing the station -- but by how much?


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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #79 on: 07/02/2010 09:01 pm »
Progress will automatically set itself on an evasive course from ISS if the docking aborts. In this case it flew past the station, at a safe distance, and put itself in a contingency orbit with a slight opening rate relative the station. The fact that the Progress didn't stop itself dead in its tracks and back away (a' la ATV) doesn't mean there was ever a danger of a collision or that the craft was "out of control". It always knew where it was in space. The evasive maneuver's trajectory depends on a number of factors and it takes a lot less propellant to divert the "forward" trajectory and fly past the station that it does to stop completely (relative) and spend more propellant backing away. If too much propellant gets used up in such a situation, then Progress could end up fish food.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #80 on: 07/02/2010 09:06 pm »

Makes sense--and good stuff.  Thanks landofgrey...

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if there only was good easy-to-understand simulation videoes of different modes, this would be more easy to explain to the general public (read: friends.)

Thanks landofgrey for your explanation :)

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #82 on: 07/02/2010 09:51 pm »

According to the same screen, 2.777 km.
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But doesn't the same screen show a large negative R-dot at the same time? So the final 'closest point' will be considerably less.

Who can help -- remember the schematic of typical 'Progress' rendezvous maneuvers? Where did we see it?

My information is now that the abort was called before the final braking burn was performed, which also targets a direct approach to the ISS [prior to the burn, as a safety measure, there is a substantial offset of closest approach].

Without that burn, the trajectory is automatically 'fail safe' and no further avoidance maneuvers would have been required, exactly as several very well informed observers advised us.

But it still has a pretty hot approach rate for a minute or two even with a guaranteed miss distance.




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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #83 on: 07/02/2010 09:54 pm »
Hi,
I managed to capture the M-06M with the telescope just a few hours after launch, and its rocket;

http://www.startje.be//vieuw.php?qid=347203

I'm just comming in from observing the Progress after its docking abort from today. The Progress was flying about half a minute preceding the ISS. Imagery in poor seeing, results later.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #84 on: 07/02/2010 10:13 pm »
The Progress was flying about half a minute preceding the ISS.

That would indicate on the order of 150 miles of separation, I think.

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Russian and US ISS program managers will meet the morning of Saturday, July 3 to assess the next docking opportunity, preliminarily identified as approximately 4:17 PM GMT on Sunday, July 4. The Progress will conduct two engine firings tonight and another tomorrow to be in position for the potential docking Sunday.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #86 on: 07/02/2010 11:41 pm »
Reading some very interesting comments and insights in this thread, I have some questions about the TORU screen: The screenshots that have been posted in this thread earlier on pages 3 and 4 all seem to have been taken at different times (at least the time indication in the top right corner is always different), but the rest of the parameters are always the same, e.g distance and Rdot, as if they froze. Shouldn't they be changing over time? Did the parameters freeze because of the loss of telemetry? If so, is there any indication, like a "caution" message, on the screen that telemetry has been lost and the parameters froze (apart from the fact that the parameters actually ARE frozen). Also, how could the controllers know by how much distance the Progress actually passed the ISS?

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #87 on: 07/03/2010 03:16 am »
Regarding issue of whether Russians can get Progress TM through TDRS, this RIA Novosti story addressed the question squarely:

   A deputy chief of the Russian Federal Space Agency Vitaly Davydov said that the cargo spacecraft would resume docking with the ISS on Sunday. "The docking is tentatively scheduled for Sunday. The docking will be carried out in the automated mode," Davydov said.
   "The orbit currently occupied by Progress s/c does not allow to control its [spacecraft's] flight and get the telemetric information from the Russian ground tracking stations, and [to get the information] from U.S. tracking stations is unreal," Davydov said, adding it would take at least 1 day to assess the situation. He added the ISS's cosmonauts had not received further directions.



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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #88 on: 07/03/2010 04:50 am »
What would be the last-last-last measure to be taken if a Progress happened to deviate from its "safe" approach trajectory in just such a manner that it pointed straight at the ISS, and all on-board and remote control efforts failed?

Boosting the ISS orbit to take evasive action?

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What would be the last-last-last measure to be taken if a Progress happened to deviate from its "safe" approach trajectory in just such a manner that it pointed straight at the ISS, and all on-board and remote control efforts failed?
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #90 on: 07/03/2010 09:24 am »
What would be the inpact on Exp-24 if this Progress can not dock ??

I'm sure there is plenty of food, but what would happen with the EVA's or other planned launches ??
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #91 on: 07/03/2010 10:26 am »
What would be the inpact on Exp-24 if this Progress can not dock ??

I'm sure there is plenty of food, but what would happen with the EVA's or other planned launches ??

I haven't been able to find a detailed cargo manifest for this latest Progress.  As a starting point, from a recent ISS On-Orbit Status Report, the Progress M-06M vehicle:

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What would be the inpact on Exp-24 if this Progress can not dock ??

I'm sure there is plenty of food, but what would happen with the EVA's or other planned launches ??

I haven't been able to find a detailed cargo manifest for this latest Progress.  As a starting point, from a recent ISS On-Orbit Status Report, the Progress M-06M vehicle:

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carries 2230 kg (4916 lbs) of cargo, specifically: 870 kg (1918  lbs) propellants, 50 kg (110 lbs) oxygen & air, 100 kg (220 lbs)  water and 1210 kg (2667 lbs) spare parts & experiment hardware. 

There's a more detailed list in Daniel Marin's blog (in Spanish): http://danielmarin.blogspot.com/2010/06/lanzamiento-progress-m-06m.html, although he lists the amount of cargo as 2630 kg.

Translating:

Quote from: EurekaBlog (http://danielmarin.blogspot.com/2010/06/lanzamiento-progress-m-06m.html)

    * 877 kg of fuel for the Zvezdá module.
    * 250 kg of fuel for reboost maneuvers for ISS.
    * 51 kg of oxygen.
    * 300 kg of water for the Rodnik system.
    * 1152 kg in the pressurized compartment (GrO).
    * 266 kg of food and drinks.
    * 426 kg of cargo for the USOS (including food supplies).
    * 79 kg for scientific equipment.
    * 4 kg of fire-preventing equipment.
    * 42 kg of medicines and hygiene products.
    * 52 kg of photographic and video materials.
    * 77 kg of equipment for the Zaryá module.
    * 2 kg of equipment for the Poisk module.
    * 4 kg of equipment for the Rassvet module.
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #93 on: 07/03/2010 10:56 am »
Roscosmos published the manifest as usual, but their English translator appears to be on holiday, so only the Russian version is available, and for some reason the url gives an unhelpful blank English page if you try to return to it:
http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=11420

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http://www.mcc.rsa.ru/progress_m06m.htm
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #94 on: 07/03/2010 12:37 pm »
Spaceweather site gave this detail:-

".....The unexpected docking problem was related to the rocket's KURS automated docking system. Russian ground teams are analyzing the data and hope to come up with a solution soon. Tentatively, mission controllers expect to try again on Sunday, July 4th, around 12:17 pm EDT...."



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« Reply #95 on: 07/03/2010 01:10 pm »
Spaceweather site gave this detail:-

".....The unexpected docking problem was related to the rocket's KURS automated docking system. Russian ground teams are analyzing the data and hope to come up with a solution soon. Tentatively, mission controllers expect to try again on Sunday, July 4th, around 12:17 pm EDT...."

I'm not seeing anything new in there from what was posted yesterday?

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #96 on: 07/03/2010 01:43 pm »
Reports that Progress was "rotating in an uncontroled manner", then it passed the station and moved ahead of it.

KURS did not fail. It was turned off by the automatic control system.

There has been a working group formed that conducts the analysis of the current situation.

Still enough resources on board to perform another attempt of approach and docking on Sunday.

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International Space Station Program officials from NASA and Roscosmos met Saturday morning and agreed to proceed toward a second docking attempt for the ISS Progress 38 cargo ship on Sunday, July 4, at approximately 12:10 PM EDT/4:10 PM GMT. They will meet again Sunday morning to reconfirm the status of the space station and spacecraft systems. NASA TV coverage of the second docking attempt for the Progress 38 cargo ship to the station will begin Sunday at 11:30 AM GMT/3:30 PM GMT.

The Progress 38 conducted two successful firings of its engines Friday night to put the craft in a parking orbit around 300 kilometers from the space station. Another engine firing is being conducted Saturday morning to start the process of returning the spacecraft back to the station for Sunday’s docking attempt.

Russian specialists told program officials the cause of Friday's aborted docking was what they termed a "cancel dynamic operations" command that instructed Progress' computers to fly the vehicle past the station on its final approach for docking, as it is intended to do if the internal guidance system receives conflicting commands or commands that do not comply with its pre-programmed commands.

The Russian flight controllers said the command to cancel was caused by the activation of the TV transmitter for the TORU manual rendezvous system in the Zvezda Service Module, which interefered with the Kurs automated rendezvous system. TORU is used to override Kurs, which Progress normally uses for docking, in the event Kurs experiences a problem. The TORU TV system is designed to provide a view of Zvezda's docking target to station Commander Alexander Skvorstov, if he had to operate a joystick in the service module to dock Progress manually.

The Russian flight control team has confirmed the Kurs system operated normally and did not fail, as was initially believed. Kurs uses radio beacon signals beamed back and forth between the approaching spacecraft and the space station to measure distance between the two vehicles and the rate of closure by Progress to Zvezda.

Russian officials said the TORU system will not be activated Sunday for the second docking attempt as a precautionary measure and expressed full confidence Sunday’s docking can be conducted without any further issue.

Overnight, Russian specialists conducted a successful test with both the prime and backup strings of the Kurs automated rendezvous system on both the Progress and Zvezda. Another test of both strings will be conducted Saturday night. A final test of the Kurs system, as is always conducted during the terminal phase of the rendezvous, will be performed about 50 minutes prior to docking when Progress is 15 kilometers from the station.

In the unlikely event the prime Kurs string of telemetry fails late in the rendezvous sequence on final approach, Kurs' backup string will take over through docking. If the second string should fail, an automatic abort would be triggered, and Progress would immediately halt its approach and back away from the station to a safe distance. Multiple docking attempts could be made if needed.

The Expedition 24 crew members onboard the space station were notified by the team in Mission Control in Houston that another docking attempt will be made Sunday. They have an off-duty day Saturday and will adjust their workday schedule to monitor the docking activities Sunday.
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What we'll do - due to the added interest - is likely start a new thread for the second docking attempt.

I'll have an article on early Sunday for the attempt, given we've got some good internal info via L2, which I'll obviously include in the article.
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From ISS On-Orbit Status Report for 03/07/2010:

Progress Update:
Progress M-06M/38P will make another rendezvous & docking attempt tomorrow (04/07) for Contact at ~4:17 PM GMT. [During yesterday's rendezvous, the automated KURS rendezvous sequence was aborted (cause currently under assessment) by the Progress MCS (Motion Control System) between two nominal burns (Impulse-4 & Impulse-5). 38P did not perform any abort burns since it was on a passively-safe flyby path from the outset (as per ballistic trajectory design). The vehicle performed two burns last night (02/07), one at 7:28 PM GMT (DO4) of 1.61 m/s delta-V, the other at 9:27 PM GMT (DO5) of 4.77 m/s. A third maneuver is planned for today in order to set up the proper trajectory conditions for tomorrow's docking attempt, for which ISS will be in the same configuration as for yesterday's docking (same attitude, same solar array & radiators positions).]
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So far as I can tell, the chronological order of events that caused the abort was as follows:

• The TORU TV transmitter in the SM was activated by the crew, which
   interfered with the data being sent between the KURS-A on
   Progress and the KURS-P in the SM.
• The KURS-A on Progress interpreted this interference as conflicting
   commands to its pre-programmed commands, and so initiated the
   "cancel dynamic operations" command that instructed Progress to fly
   past the ISS.

The only question that remains is: Who turned on the TORU TV transmitter? :o
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #101 on: 07/03/2010 07:49 pm »
So far as I can tell, the chronological order of events that caused the abort was as follows:

• The TORU TV transmitter in the SM was activated by the crew, which
   interfered with the data being sent between the KURS-A on
   Progress and the KURS-P in the SM.
• The KURS-A on Progress interpreted this interference as conflicting
   commands to its pre-programmed commands, and so initiated the
   "cancel dynamic operations" command that instructed Progress to fly
   past the ISS.

The only question that remains is: Who turned on the TORU TV transmitter? :o

How does one say in Russian..."Hey, don't TOUCH that!"

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #102 on: 07/03/2010 08:31 pm »


The only question that remains is: Who turned on the TORU TV transmitter? :o

I'm not sure, but I think it was Skvortsov.

But I don't understand it, wasn't he supposed to turn it on?

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #103 on: 07/03/2010 09:30 pm »
The correct question is: why this interference?

The Toru TV system has to be turned on in case of the need of an emergency Toru use if Kurs failed.

In order to prevent a new interference and repetition of the flyby action, the Toru will not be in standby during the next attempt. This procedure has the inconvenient that the crew could not proceed with a manual (Toru) rendezvous if the automatic mode (Kurs) fails.
« Last Edit: 07/03/2010 10:18 pm by patchfree »
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #104 on: 07/04/2010 08:46 am »
Had a good visual observation of ISS (9807A) and the Progress-M-05M (10018A) at around 21:55 GMT from  UK for about 6 minutes of this lengthy pass.

The ISS was 'spotted' first - cannot really miss it ! - but then noticed,in front of ISS,was the "much dimmer" Progress-M-05M freighter.

Could not make out any other vehicles associated with ISS at that time.

Unfortunately, looks like inclement weather tonight will stop any visuals from my location here in UK .

The attached image shows the predicted path of the two vehicles at time of observation and what the 'visual' was like for me.

At time of prediction (21:57:40 GMT) the ISS was predicted to be about 510 km from my site at an azimuth of 141 deg 37.667 min and altitude of 43 26.970  while the Progress-M-05M was at 572 km away and at azimuth 132 deg 55.910 min and altitude 37 deg 10.275.

Have had some spectacular views of ISS this last week or so with great co-operative weather (for a change) in UK ! With ISS being in 'constant sunshine' last few days visuals have ben great !


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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #105 on: 07/04/2010 08:48 am »
Oops !

"...ISS (9807A)..." should read "...ISS (98067A)..."


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Apollo-phill: I too managed to see Progress M-06M & the ISS flying formation last night! They went into cloud pretty quick, but seeing two spacecraft in the same view always takes my breath away! :D
« Last Edit: 07/04/2010 12:05 pm by Space Pete »
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #108 on: 07/04/2010 12:55 pm »
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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #110 on: 07/29/2010 07:08 pm »
http://interfax.ru/news.asp?id=146872

Director of Flight for the Russian segment of ISS, Vladimir Soloviev said:

"The commission [FROB] have completed its work. () The reasons are two: 1. excess noise in the UHF channel and 2. a cosmonaut accidentially pressing a button."

He added that he is not gong to blame the cosmonaut because the button was not well protected from accidential pressing.

(adding from myself: reason #2 came first and aborted the automatic approach, reason #1 prevented manual take-over; also, waiting for Mr. Oberg's reaction LOL)

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #111 on: 08/26/2010 07:07 pm »
Progress M-06M is to Undock on August 31

27.08.2010

Progress M-06M / International space station (ISS) attached mission is almost over. ISS-24 crew finalizes accommodation of the items to be disposed of in the vehicle.

On August 31, at 15:19 Moscow time, an undoking command for the automatic cargo vehicle will be issued from the ISS. Three minutes later the Progress will be separated from the docking port on the Zvezda module. The vehicle has been docked to this port on July 4.

After separation, the Progress will continue flying autonomously. During this autonomous mission, Radar-Progress technical experiment is to be carried out.
Progress M-06M is to be deorbited over the remote area of the Pacific on Sept. 6.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #112 on: 08/31/2010 02:14 pm »
Progress M-06M undocked at 1125UTC on August 31.

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Re: Progress M-06M launch and docking - June 30 - July 2, 2010
« Reply #113 on: 08/31/2010 04:28 pm »
Expedition 24 - Hatch Inspection and undocking Progress M-06M
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Roscosmos PAO: "Astronomers in Irkutsk Monitor Autonomous Mission of Progress M-06M".

On August 31, Progress M-06M undocked from the International Space Station. Its autonomous mission will last until Sept. 6, with the purpose to conduct space experiment Plasma-Progress. Physicists of Irkutsk will monitor the autonomous mission of the vehicle to record Progress' maneuvers and to investigate ionosphere response to operations of its thrusters.
A powerful radar for these studies is located about 100km from Irkutsk, installed by the RAS' Institute of Solar Physics. Other Russian ground observatories and optical telescopes will also record maneuvers of the Progress.

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