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Live coverage of Progress M-06M/38P's second docking attempt.

Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2010/07/live-russian-progress-second-docking-attempt-iss/

Previous thread for launch and failed docking:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21562.0
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Passed the Russian ground stations.  Now under 2 orbits to go until docking:
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Russian thrusters now in control of the station

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View from the Progress M-06M vehicle during yesterday's Friday's failed docking attempt:
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Two hours to docking.
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View from the Progress M-06M vehicle during yesterday's failed docking attempt:
Don't you mean Friday's failed docking attempt?
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View from the Progress M-06M vehicle during yesterday's failed docking attempt:
Don't you mean Friday's failed docking attempt?

Yes, thanks.  Time for more coffee. 
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When does NASA TV coverage begin?

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Less than 1 orbit to go.  Not sure if this tracking takes into account the latest burns for the M-06M vehicle. 
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When does NASA TV coverage begin?

11:30 AM EDT.

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NTV coverage starting in 2 minutes


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NTV Coverage Has Started !

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View from the ISS

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"All Progress Systems are operating by the book today"
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Impulse 4 underway

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Progress is 2.4km away

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No video on monitor 1

Houston recommends checking the cables
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Impulse 5 has been conducted

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Under 1Km.
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Tracy has checked connections on the monitor and everything looks good

Theres a hourglass on the laptop display so Tracy wants to reboot the laptop

Houston gives the OK to do this

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Rebooting the laptop worked

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475 m away...

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Coming up on the initiating flyaround.
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You can see Kurs bouncing reflections off the ISS.
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Range 259 meters. 
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Approaching the West coast of Africa.

Ku LOS.
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KU back at 12 minutes past the hour

Crew is sending down distance measurements to Russian Mission Control

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Flyaround nearly complete. Progress rolling - nominal for arrays.
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Tracking final approach in 10 minutes.
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184 meters. And Stationkeeping.
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Range 189 meters, velocity almost zero. And back to 185 meters.
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Final approach should commence in about 5 minutes.  Should get video from Russian ground sites just prior to that. 
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Nice article--thanks Chris.
Was the parking orbit really 300km away?  That sounds far, but I honestly don't know...

Question for those in the know:  regardless of how far away the parking orbit, will the added manuevers impact the reboost portion of this vehicle's mission?

Happy Fourth of July, United States!


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Coming up on final approach over Italy.
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3 Minutes away from initiation of final approach
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Still stationkeeping.  Range rate is zero. 
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Final approach begins at 16:07 GMT. 
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Final approach initiated.
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Range 165m

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Nice article--thanks Chris.
Was the parking orbit really 300km away?  That sounds far, but I honestly don't know...

Question for those in the know:  regardless of how far away the parking orbit, will the added manuevers impact the reboost portion of this vehicle's mission?

Happy Fourth of July, United States!


Thanks - and NASA officially said:

"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. "
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Range 140m

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Range 124m

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124 meters.
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75 meters.
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66 meters, looking good...

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66 meters. Kurs working well.
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52 meters. Closure 2/10ths of a meter per second.
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Range 53 meters.  Range rate -0.23 meters/sec.  Docking mechanism powered up. 
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Docking mechanism powered up.

Kurs antenna retracted.
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Thanks!

fwiw, we had clear skies here for a three minute pass last night, and I never did see the Progress (I usually go out a bit eaerly and stay a bit late).

Oops, docking time!


Nice article--thanks Chris.
Was the parking orbit really 300km away?  That sounds far, but I honestly don't know...

Question for those in the know:  regardless of how far away the parking orbit, will the added manuevers impact the reboost portion of this vehicle's mission?

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Thanks - and NASA officially said:

"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. "

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"Let's start not trusting the Kurs measurements and work on visual observations".
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Range 40m
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Range 39 m.  Range rate -0.15 m/s. 
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Progress moving up to find the docking target alignment.
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20 meters. 0.15 meters per second.
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Docking target nearly aligned. 
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5 meters.

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Docking probe being retracted.  ISS in free drift. 
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #100 on: 07/04/2010 04:20 pm »

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #101 on: 07/04/2010 04:20 pm »

Nice!

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #102 on: 07/04/2010 04:21 pm »
Perfect! Congratulations to Russian controlers and engineers
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #104 on: 07/04/2010 04:21 pm »
Russian solar arrays are tracking the sun again

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #105 on: 07/04/2010 04:22 pm »
Nice docking and coverage =)

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And that gentlemen, is how we do that! :D
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #107 on: 07/04/2010 04:22 pm »
Working the post-docking steps. 

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #108 on: 07/04/2010 04:23 pm »
Television deactivation in progress

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Hard seal confirmed.

Hooks and latches are next.
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #111 on: 07/04/2010 04:25 pm »
Russian solar arrays are tracking the sun again

there is no sun at this time  ;)

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #112 on: 07/04/2010 04:28 pm »
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Along with the European Space Agency (ESA) ATV (Automated Transfer  Vehicle) – preparing for its second launch later this year, and the Japanese HTV (H-II Transfer Vehicle) – also waiting  to launch on its second mission next year – the ISS relies heavily on  the Progress vehicles for critical supplies.

With the expected loss of the massive upmass capability provided by the Space Shuttle via 2011’s retirement, and an ISS extension to at least 2020, problems with the Progress fleet would be a serious blow to providing the required supplies to enable of crew of six to be sustained on the orbital outpost.

Nice to get this potential worry behind us. 
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #113 on: 07/04/2010 04:29 pm »
this is the ISS new configuration after Progress M-06M (38) docking
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #114 on: 07/04/2010 04:30 pm »
apparantly they are talking about the video streaming station crashing.

Windows froze and then crashed. The " sorry, we've crashed - want to send a report?"

Ridicilous, that they're using that up there. But hoorrahh for a succesfull and pin-point docking.

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #115 on: 07/04/2010 04:33 pm »
Glad to see a successful docking.
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #116 on: 07/04/2010 04:36 pm »
I am glad this docking got more attention than normal.  The operation on the Russian side is just amazing.  4 vehicles at the ISS at a time?  Awesome!
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apparantly they are talking about the video streaming station crashing.

Windows froze and then crashed. The " sorry, we've crashed - want to send a report?"

Ridicilous, that they're using that up there. But hoorrahh for a succesfull and pin-point docking.


Yeah, and they said "I'm sure Microsoft will be interested in your report" ;D
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #118 on: 07/04/2010 04:38 pm »
Hard mate.  Hooks and latches closed between M-06M and the Zvezda docking port.  Leak checks up next, and hatch opening expected around 19:30 GMT.   

ISS has been maneuvering away from the docking attitude. 
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #119 on: 07/04/2010 04:59 pm »
apparantly they are talking about the video streaming station crashing.

Windows froze and then crashed. The " sorry, we've crashed - want to send a report?"

Ridicilous, that they're using that up there. But hoorrahh for a succesfull and pin-point docking.


Yeah, and they said "I'm sure Microsoft will be interested in your report" ;D


"Please describe what you where doing at the time of the crash"

"well, I was docking this progress..."

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #121 on: 07/04/2010 06:23 pm »
Now they have to resolve this issue, because eventually they'll need TORU, right?

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #122 on: 07/04/2010 06:27 pm »
Space-Pete,UK

My observation of ISS last night was of the Progress-M-05M vehicle and NOT the Progress-M-06M vehicle (which docked today).

In UK , most observers viewing ISS will be looking southwards tracking ISS from west to east.

The 'order' of flight of vehicles last night was (using US TLE data) Progress-M-05M followed by ISS then followed by Progress-M-06M.

I was able to clearly see the Progress-M-05M (my earlier report) ,then  ISS but could detect the Progress-M-06M vehicle.

If it stays clear tonight - as it is now - then I should definitely be able to say I 'observed' Progress-M-06M - because its docked at ISS :-)  Progress-M-05M should still be 'out front'




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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #123 on: 07/04/2010 06:31 pm »
"........I was able to clearly see the Progress-M-05M (my earlier report) ,then  ISS but could detect the Progress-M-06M vehicle......."

should read


"....I was able to clearly see the Progress-M-05M (my earlier report) ,then  ISS but could NOT detect the Progress-M-06M vehicle.........."


Sorry but I suffer currently with a benign eruptive eye tumour which causes grey areas. Too much computer screen watching (I was 45 years a computer engineer/software ) before retiring and maybe too many cold nights at tracking scopes in earlier years :-))


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Space-Pete,UK

My observation of ISS last night was of the Progress-M-05M vehicle and NOT the Progress-M-06M vehicle (which docked today).

In UK , most observers viewing ISS will be looking southwards tracking ISS from west to east.

The 'order' of flight of vehicles last night was (using US TLE data) Progress-M-05M followed by ISS then followed by Progress-M-06M.

I was able to clearly see the Progress-M-05M (my earlier report) ,then  ISS but could detect the Progress-M-06M vehicle.

If it stays clear tonight - as it is now - then I should definitely be able to say I 'observed' Progress-M-06M - because its docked at ISS :-)  Progress-M-05M should still be 'out front'

I don't think it could have been Progress M-05M that you saw last night, as Progress M-05M is currently docked to the ISS. ;) Progress M-06M was definitely ahead of the ISS (as it flew straight past it on its first docking attempt), but I don't know what you saw behind the ISS. It may have been Progress M-04M (but I think that was de-orbited on 01/07).
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From ISS On-Orbit Status Report for 04/07/2010:

Yest kasaniye! At 4:17 PM GMT, Progress M-06M/38P docked successfully to the SM Aft port under KURS autopilot control, followed by a final DPO post-contact thrusting burn, docking probe retraction and hook closure ("sborka") after motion damp-out while the ISS was in free drift for ~20 minutes (4:17 PM to 4:37 PM GMT). At "hooks closed" signal, the SM returned to active attitude control, maneuvering the ISS to LVLH TEA (Torque Equilibrium Attitude) at ~4:37 PM GMT. Control authority returned to US Momentum Management at ~6:10 PM GMT. Russian thrusters were disabled temporarily during clamps install and leak check (6:10 PM to 8:10 PM GMT). [This was the second docking attempt after Friday's aborted docking, now traced to an interruption of the TORU radio signal by the SM's Klest/Simvol television system. The dropout of the TORU teleoperated rendezvous & docking system then generated the command "cancel dynamic operations" which aborted KURS automatic rendezvous mode and switched Progress to a safe, passive flightpath, as designed. For today's docking, TORU, which is usually in "hot standby" mode during KURS-controlled dockings, was not activated.]

Before docking, FE-4 Wheelock shut down the amateur/ham radio equipment (~1:05 PM GMT) to prevent RF interference with the Progress KURS radio control system. [The protective shutters of the Lab, Kibo & Cupola science windows were already closed last night.]

For monitoring 38P rendezvous & docking, CDR Skvortsov & FE-2 Caldwell-Dyson had set up the Ku-band video "scheme" for covering the Progress docking, activating the FGB based A31p SSC (Station Support Computer) laptop for the TV conversion to NTSC & Ku-band of the RS video signal from the SONY HDV camera via the MPEG-2 encoder from FGB & SM, in order to downlink "streaming video" packets via US OpsLAN and Ku-band.

Approach & docking as seen from the +X (backward facing) SM TV camera was monitored by Skvortsov on the SSC1 laptop using the NVIEWER (NASA Viewer) software application.

Tracy Caldwell-Dyson worked with Skvortsov to tear down and remove the MPEG-2 "schemes" streaming video downlink setup, then deactivated the conversion A31p laptop in the FGB.

From ~6:10 PM to 7:25 PM GMT, the crew conducted the standard one-hour leak checking of the docking vestibule and fuel/oxidizer transfer line interface between Progress and SM Aft.

The Russian crewmembers then:
• Opened the hatches (~7:25 PM GMT) and installed the QD screw
  clamps (BZV) of the docking & internal transfer mechanism (SSVP) to
  rigidize the coupling (Sasha).
• Performed the standard air sampling inside Progress with the Russian
  AK-1M air sampler (Fyodor).
• Powered down Progress (~8:05 PM) and installed the
  ventilation/heating air duct (Sasha).
• Dismantled the docking mechanism (StM, Stykovochnovo mekhanizma)
  between Progress and the SM Aft port (~8:25 PM to 9:25 PM GMT)
  [the StM being the "classic" probe-and-cone type, consisting of an
  active docking assembly (ASA) with a probe (SSh), which fits into the
  cone (SK) on the passive docking assembly (PSA) for initial soft dock
  and subsequent retraction to hard dock. The ASA is mounted on the
  Progress' cargo module (GrO), while the PSA sits on the docking ports
  of the SM, FGB and DC-1].
• Worked in the 38P vehicle to install the electronic LKT local
  temperature sensor commutator (TA251MB) of the BITS2-12 onboard
  telemetry measurement system and its PZU-1M ROM
  (Read Only Memory), using recycled boxes from stowage (Fyodor).
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Here's the NASA TV docking video.
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #127 on: 07/04/2010 08:38 pm »
Friday's true miss distance....

Press reports Friday said the Progress "missed the ISS by 2 km", even though we all here could see [on the screen-grabbed Kurs display] a pretty hot negative R-dot at the time that dynamic operations were terminated (at 2.4 km).

This morning a press report clarified that indeed the post-abort trajectory took the Progress much closer to ISS but on a still-safe verified trajectory:  640 meters miss distance.

Source: ITAR-TASS July 4 // 1811 gmt report, quoting Vitaliy Lopota.


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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #129 on: 07/05/2010 12:13 am »
When they're ready to discard Progress M-06M, could they possibly have it perform some additional docking manouevers to help troubleshoot what went wrong? Or are they confident they've got it nailed down?

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #130 on: 07/05/2010 01:21 am »
When they're ready to discard Progress M-06M, could they possibly have it perform some additional docking manouevers to help troubleshoot what went wrong? Or are they confident they've got it nailed down?

Maybe yes, maybe no. One of the Kurs antennas has been retracted, so it would be impossible to duplicate the state of the spacecraft when the error occurred.

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #131 on: 07/05/2010 01:31 am »

Question for those in the know:  regardless of how far away the parking orbit, will the added manuevers impact the reboost portion of this vehicle's mission?

Refuelling prop for the Service Module thrusters can be traded for prop required for Progress reboost, so, effectively, no.

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #132 on: 07/05/2010 01:40 am »
Friday's true miss distance....

Press reports Friday said the Progress "missed the ISS by 2 km", even though we all here could see [on the screen-grabbed Kurs display] a pretty hot negative R-dot at the time that dynamic operations were terminated (at 2.4 km).

This morning a press report clarified that indeed the post-abort trajectory took the Progress much closer to ISS but on a still-safe verified trajectory:  640 meters miss distance.

Source: ITAR-TASS July 4 // 1811 gmt report, quoting Vitaliy Lopota.

Welllllll ..............................

As is well known, one of the early requirements for Russian participation in ISS was to change the Progress approach so that, prior to reaching the flyaround point, the trajectory of Progress would take it some distance from ISS if there were a control system failure, such as if Kurs did not appropriately interface with the motion control system. In other words, the Progress trajectory is always designed to "miss" ISS if something goes wrong, right up to reaching the flyaround point. The only time that Progress is aimed at ISS is during the last 100 meters or so from the docking port.

The flyaround point is about 500 meters distance. I believe that to change the trajectory to aim at ISS would cost about 2 m/sec, at that point.

Its possible that at the moment of the abort, the Progress motion control system didn't know where ISS was, and so responded to the abort with a random breakoff of its approach, which, in this case, brought the Progress into a vector that vaguely approached ISS, but quickly took Progress away.


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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #133 on: 07/05/2010 01:15 pm »
When they're ready to discard Progress M-06M, could they possibly have it perform some additional docking manouevers to help troubleshoot what went wrong? Or are they confident they've got it nailed down?

I was worried they were OVER-confident they had it nailed down, but I am greatly reassured by Lopota's statements post-docking:

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"A commission is working on the cause of the unstable contact. We will definitely get to the source of the unstable contact within the next two weeks," said the president of the Energia rocket and space corporation, Vitaly Lopota.

Another sign they were just guessing is that they ALSO powered down the amateur radio rig in case IT might have been the source of the interference.

Lopota DID also say that they think they have eliminated any issues with the new digital control system as contributing to the abort.

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #134 on: 07/05/2010 02:37 pm »
Another sign they were just guessing is that they ALSO powered down the amateur radio rig in case IT might have been the source of the interference.

I believe that powering down the amateur/ham rig is standard practice prior to any docking/un-docking/relocation of either Soyuz or Progress spacecraft (specifically to avoid possible interference with KURS).

It is also powered down whenever there is an EVA taking place to avoid possible interference with the spacewalkers' radio links.

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #135 on: 07/05/2010 02:41 pm »
Image I took of docked Progress M-06M, when the ISS passed here a few hours after docking. Taken in poor seeing, but I expected worse for the results. 10 inch aperture, manually tracked).
 
 
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #136 on: 07/05/2010 03:41 pm »
Great image!

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From Doug Wheelock via Twitter - Progress M-06M approaching SM Aft (in Hi-res)! :D
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #138 on: 07/05/2010 07:08 pm »
Was that last photo taken from Poisk?

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Was that last photo taken from Poisk?

Yes, from MRM-2's Aft-Port facing hatch porthole.
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Full English cargo manifest now in from Roscosmos PAO:

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Prop in the propulsion system tanks = 877kg
Gas in the oxygen supply system containers = 51kg
Water in the Rodnik system tanks = 300kg
Gas supply system = 1kg
Water supply system = 48kg
Thermal control system = 26kg
Fire protection items = 4kg
Power supply system = 77kg
Protection and fastening items = 5kg
Maintenance and repair equipment = 8kg
Sanitary and hygienic items = 52kg
Food containers, fresh products = 266kg
Medical equipment, linen, personal hygienic and prophylactics items = 42kg
On-board documentation files, crew provisions, video- and photo-equipment = 52kg
FGB-hardware = 77kg
Rassvet hardware 4kg
Poisk hardware = 2kg
Crew parcels for Russian crew members = 50kg
TV-camera = 10kg
USOS hardware = 426kg

Total items in the cargo compartment = 1152kg

Total mass of the cargo delivered = 2630kg

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #141 on: 07/07/2010 05:45 am »
Was that last photo taken from Poisk?

Yes, from MRM-2's Aft-Port facing hatch porthole.

Are you sure? It looks an awful lot like Zveza's Nadir side to me.

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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #142 on: 07/07/2010 12:02 pm »
Could the docking problems during the first docking attempt of 38P be related to the debris that could be seen floating away when the Soyuz 23S was de-docking from the Service Module for its relocation? See my post
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22130.msg615594#msg615594

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Denis

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Was that last photo taken from Poisk?

Yes, from MRM-2's Aft-Port facing hatch porthole.

Are you sure? It looks an awful lot like Zveza's Nadir side to me.

Nope, it's definitely taken from MRM-2. If it were taken from SM Nadir, the Aft portion of the SM would not be visible.
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #144 on: 07/07/2010 05:54 pm »
Ah yes you're right. I should have payed more attention to the exposed facility on the far right -- that well constrains the point fo view.

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Here's some hi-res photos of the docking (see pages 28 to 30).

www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-24/ndxpage28.html
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Ah yes you're right. I should have payed more attention to the exposed facility on the far right -- that well constrains the point fo view.

This photo was also taken from MRM-2. As you mentioned, the SM's Port exposed facility on the right shows that the photo was taken from MRM-2 - if it had been taken from SM Nadir, the exposed facility would not be visible (and DC-1's Aft hatch porthole faces Starboard, not Port.

Hi-res version: http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-24/hires/iss024e007404.jpg
« Last Edit: 07/07/2010 09:31 pm by Space Pete »
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #147 on: 07/28/2010 12:24 am »
The reasons of failure in the docking of cargo spacecraft "Progress M-06M" to the ISS (Russian news)
http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=11820

Interesting news.

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due to noise, communication channel and the astronauts accidentally pressed one of the buttons on the control panel


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With regard to its modernization in the Progress M 08-M "and" Progress M 09-M, Soloviev said that "we think of the evolution.

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Roscosmos PAO: "RSC-Energia Concluded about Interruption of Progress M-06M Rendezvous to the ISS".
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Accident commission of RSC-Energia completed investigation of the failure caused interruption of Progress M-06M rendezvous to the International Space Station on July 2, at 20:20:42.
The commission concluded that the rendezvous failed due to unauthorized command "Dynamical mode abort" in the backup manual approach control loop of the Progress.
The command was generated because of interference in the TORU metric wave signal link and pressed button "Operation" on the TORU panel in the ISS Zvezda module.
To avoid similar situation in the future, relevant updates have been implemented for Progress M-07M slated for launch in Sept.
For the next cargo vehicles to fly, additional blocking for this command has been introduced.
www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=9985&lang=en
« Last Edit: 07/30/2010 11:07 pm by Space Pete »
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From ISS On-Orbit Status Report for 23/08/2010:

Progress M-06M/38P Commission Report:
According to the now published Russian Commission report on the aborted 38P rendezvous approach on 02/07, the failure was due to the KURS automated rendezvous & docking system's receiver (KURS-P) on 38P being shut down by an automatic emergency command when the transmitter on the ISS (KURS-A) was not activated at the same time as KURS-P (at 8 km). This caused the latter to receive only noise, resulting in an emergency shutdown. Subsequent activation of KURS-A then squelched the noise, allowing 38P to approach to 2.8 km, but the system still contained the emergency command which cancelled the standard KURS test planned at this point. 38P then flew by the ISS on its passively-safe flyby path (as per ballistic trajectory design), without requiring any abort burns. Two days later (04/07), 38P docked successfully to the SM Aft port under KURS autopilot control. To prevent noise from getting into the KURS receiver in the future, it will be activated much later, at 3 km (just before the test), and the transmitter at 8 km. The ground will also verify that KURS-P on Progress is receiving a strong signal, before the crew starts their steps. Also, in an unrelated issue, one of the three channels on the ISS-based command unit has an anomaly, and it will be replaced. For Progress M-07M/39P docking, this unit will be used in the two-channel configuration.
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Re: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10
« Reply #150 on: 08/23/2010 10:25 pm »
From ISS On-Orbit Status Report for 23/08/2010:

Progress M-06M/38P Commission Report:
According to the now published Russian Commission report on the aborted 38P rendezvous approach on 02/07, the failure was due to the KURS automated rendezvous & docking system's receiver (KURS-P) on 38P being shut down by an automatic emergency command when the transmitter on the ISS (KURS-A) was not activated at the same time as KURS-P (at 8 km). This caused the latter to receive only noise, resulting in an emergency shutdown. Subsequent activation of KURS-A then squelched the noise, allowing 38P to approach to 2.8 km, but the system still contained the emergency command which cancelled the standard KURS test planned at this point. 38P then flew by the ISS on its passively-safe flyby path (as per ballistic trajectory design), without requiring any abort burns. Two days later (04/07), 38P docked successfully to the SM Aft port under KURS autopilot control. To prevent noise from getting into the KURS receiver in the future, it will be activated much later, at 3 km (just before the test), and the transmitter at 8 km. The ground will also verify that KURS-P on Progress is receiving a strong signal, before the crew starts their steps. Also, in an unrelated issue, one of the three channels on the ISS-based command unit has an anomaly, and it will be replaced. For Progress M-07M/39P docking, this unit will be used in the two-channel configuration.

There is no Kurs-P on Progress, not Kurs-A on ISS, the story has them reversed.

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