January 28, 2012.
Transport Cargo Vehicle Progress M-14M docked to the ISS
Russian transport cargo vehicle Progress M-14M, after two days in a free flight, docked to the International Space Station (ISS).
Contact with the docking port on the Pirs compartment of the ISS Russian Segment (RS) occurred at 04:08:54 Moscow Time.
Approach to the space station, its fly-around, stationkeeping and docking were performed in automatic mode.
The crew of Expedition ISS-30 working on-board the space station monitored the process of rendezvous and docking. All dynamic operations were performed under supervision of the Technical Management (The Technical Manager is the President and Designer General of the S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, V.A. Lopota).
Present at the MCC-M during the final operations of the vehicle rendezvous and docking with the ISS were: representatives of the State Commission, Roscosmos, NASA and ESA, subcontractor companies and organizations in the industry, managers and specialists of the Corporation.
According to telemetry data and reports from the ISS crew, the on-board systems of the space station and vehicle operate normally.
- The vehicle delivered to the station more than 2.66 tons of cargo. They include supplies of propellants, water, oxygen, food, equipment for water supply and life support systems, sanitary/hygienic and medical support equipment, materials and equipment for investigations, on-board documentation, parcels for the crew.
- Intended for the US segment of the station are 199 kg of cargos.
- The mission control and monitoring of the vehicle systems status during rendezvous and docking were provided by the Lead Operations Control Team consisting of specialists from RSC Energia, MCC-M, and other organizations in the industry. The Flight Director is the RSC Energia First Deputy General Designer V.A.Soloviev.
- ISS RS consists of the Functional Cargo Block Zarya, modules: Zvezda, Pirs, Poisk and Rassvet, manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-03M, Soyuz TMA-22, transport cargo vehicle Progress M-14M.
- ISS crew: Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and Oleg Kononenko; US astronauts Daniel Burbank, Donald Pettit, astronaut of the European Space Agency Andre Kuipers.