[FPSPACE] New on RussianSpaceWeb.com: Modified ship reaches orbit, fails to deploy docking antenna

agzak at optonline.net agzak at optonline.net
Wed Nov 26 10:27:32 EST 2008


Dave: 

Yes, the crew was told to practice their TORU, remote controlled docking system, to dock this Progress.

Anatoly Zak
http://www.russianspaceweb.com


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From: David Woods <drwoods1 at earthlink.net>
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:39 am
Subject: Re: New on RussianSpaceWeb.com: Modified ship reaches orbit, fails to	deploy docking antenna
To: Anatoly Zak <agzak at optonline.net>

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Anatoly,<br>
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An interesting development.&nbsp; I wounder if there is a work around to
salvage it.<br>
<br>
Dave<br>
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so suggested text changes:<br>
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<big><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><big>The
Progress
M-01M cargo ship, carrying 2.7 tons of supplies to the station launched
on time at 15:38 Moscow Time Wednesday and successfully reached orbit
some nine minutes later. Its solar panels successfully deployed,
however not one of two antennas of the Kurs ("course") system, which
enables docking of the ship to the outpost. According to NASA TV,
Russian ground controllers evaluate the situation.</big></font></big><br>
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><big>The
Progress
M-01M cargo ship, carrying 2.7 tons of supplies to the station <b>was </b>launched
on time <b>on Wednesday</b> at 15:38 Moscow Time ******** It
successfully reached orbit
some nine minutes later. Its solar panels successfully deployed,
******** but one of two antennas of the Kurs ("course") system <b>did
not.</b> ******* <b>These antennas</b>
enable* <b>rendezvous and</b> docking of the ship to the outpost.
According to NASA TV,
Russian ground controllers evaluate the situation.</big></font></big><br>
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      <td>Anatoly Zak <A href="javascript:main.compose('new','t=agzak at optonline.net')">&lt;agzak at optonline.net&gt;</a></td>
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<pre>News flash:

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