Russia Assesses Progress Abort, Looks To Later Docking

By Mark Carreau .
Source: Aerospace Daily & Defense Report .

HOUSTON — Russia’s Mission Control is looking to a potential second attempt to complete a docking test of the unpiloted Progress 47 cargo craft on July 28-29, following an aborted bid to redock with the International Space Station late July 23. The timing, however, depended on the outcome of a Russian inquiry into the abort, which is tied to the new KURS-NA rendezvous system aboard the Progress. The abort was triggered during KURS-NA activation, when the Progress was well behind the six-person station and about 95 min. from an anticipated 9:58 p.m. EDT redocking at the Russian-segment Pirs module ...

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