November 16, 2000. Baikonur Cosmodrome
At 4 hours 32 minutes 36 seconds Moscow Time
the logistics vehicle Progress M1-4 was launched to the
The launch objective is to deliver onboard the ISS propellant,
food, water, medicines, flight delivered equipment, including
the station assemblies and instruments (life support systems,
thermal control systems, gas composition support systems,
systems of water supply, food, personal hygiene, contaminants
removal; TV system, etc.).
The space vehicle has been injected into an orbit with a
maximum altitude of 237,2 km, minimum altitude of 194,3
km and an orbital period of 88,51 min. The space vehicle
onboard system operates normally. The space vehicle docking
is scheduled for November 18, 2000 at 6 hours 7 minutes.
The Lead Operational Control Team (LOCT) at the Mission
Control Center (MCC-M) located in the vicinity of Moscow
executes control of the logistics vehicle Progress M1-4
and the ISS.
By downlink telemetry data and the reports sent by the prime
crew members, Russian Cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko, Sergei Krikalev
and U.S. Astronaut William Shephard, all ISS systems operate
normally and the station is ready for docking with the logistics
vehicle Progress M1-4, to lateral berthing port of the Zarya
Functional Cargo Block.
Staying on-orbit, the ISS currently incorporates the following
· the Zarya Functional Cargo Block (launched
on Nov. 20, 1998),
· the American Unity module (docked with the ISS on Dec.
· the Zvezda Service Module (docked on July 26, 2000);
· the Soyuz TM-31 cargo vehicle (docked on Nov. 2, 2000
with the Zvezda Service Module berthing port upon departure
of the Progress M1-3 cargo vehicle from it on Nov. 1,