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Progress-M 19M

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2013-017A

Description

Progress M-19M achieved soft docking with the ISS on April 26 at 12:25 UTC to the back docking port of the Zvezda Service Module, and hard docking was complete at 12:34 UTC. Due to the failure of the deployment of one of the spacecraft's Kurs antenna, a software patch was sent up from Russian controllers to bypass restrictions on the Kurs approach. The manual TORU system on standby with cosmonauts Roman Romanenko and Pavel Vinogradov on the controls in case of a Kurs failure. In the end the automated rendezvous and docking operation procedures using the Kurs docking system aboard the ISS and the Progress was used, although the docking velocity was slower than normal to give engineers a good look at the antenna through the station's camera system. During the docking the ISS and Progress M-19M were orbiting 261 miles above the Kazakhstan-China border.[2][3] The Expedition 35 crew opened the hatches and entered the Progress later on the day.

Alternate Names

  • 39148
  • ProgressM19M

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-04-24
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 7250 kg

Funding Agency

  • Russian Space Agency (Kazakhstan)

Discipline

  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

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