Author Topic: LIVE: Progress M-06M/38P SECOND docking attempt - July 4, 10  (Read 50690 times)

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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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