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

Chris Jones clj at panix.com
Wed Nov 26 14:56:36 EST 2008


agzak at optonline.net wrote:
> Dave: 
> 
> Yes, the crew was told to practice their TORU, remote controlled docking system, 
 > to dock this Progress.

The antenna has since been successfully deployed, so a manual docking may not
be necessary.  Even without the antenna, apparently the rendezvous would
still be automated, with only the last 20 meters or so requiring manual TORU
operation.


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