June 8, 2003. Baikonur launch site.
Russian logistics spacecraft Progress M1-10 has been launched
into a low-Earth orbit.
The spacecraft was launched as a part of space launcher
system Soyuz-U/Progress M1-10 from Baikonur launch site
at 14:34:19 Moscow daylight-saving time.
The objective of the launch is logistics support for the
International Space Station (ISS).
The launch was made in accordance with the ISS mission plan
modified after Columbia space shuttle accident and the resulting
temporary grounding of the US space shuttle fleet.
Progress M1-10 carries more than 2.3 tons of cargoes, including:
360 liters of potable water; propellant for the space station;
oxygen, food; supplies for the atmospheric revitalization
system, maintenance and repair; sanitary, hygienic and medical
support, personal protection aids, water, power and lighting
systems; crew support equipment; scientific equipment, including
payloads for conducting work in the interests of the European
Space Agency; equipment for outfitting and servicing the
systems of the space station, including its US segment.
The spacecraft was put into an orbit with the maximum altitude
of 258.2 km, minimal altitude of 193.7 km, orbital period
of 88.72 minutes and inclination of 51.65°.
Its on-board systems operate within their design limits.
The spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the ISS on June
11, 2003 at 15:17, after completing a three-day rendezvous
profile that was chosen by the specialists based on the
need to optimize propellant consumption.
This is already the tenth spacecraft of the new modification
of Progress spacecraft developed and built by S.P.Korolev
RSC Energia specialists in cooperation with companies and
organizations in the Russian rocket and space industry.
The first mission of this modification of the spacecraft
was performed under Mir space station program during the
period of February 1 through April 27, 2000.
The Progress M1-10 spacecraft was readied for flight under
direction of the Technical Manager of the Russian Manned
Space Programs, Designer General of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia,
a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yu.P.Semenov.
The decision to roll the integrated launch vehicle Soyuz-U/Progress
M1-10 out to the launch pad at Baikonur and to launch was
made by the State Commission based on the final report of
the Technical Management.
The spacecraft and the ISS Russian Segment missions are
controlled by the Lead Operative Control Team (LOCT) (headed
by cosmonaut V.A.Soloviev) from Mission Control Center (MCC-M),
Korolev, Moscow region.
The ISS space station operates in an orbit with the following
parameters: maximum altitude of 404.2 km, minimal altitude
of 387.4 km. Its mass is about 179 tons. The Russian segment
of the space station includes the Functional Cargo Module
(FGB) Zarya, Service Module Zvezda, Docking Module/Compartment
Pirs, manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-2, logistics vehicle Progress
M-47. The US segment includes modules Unity and Destiny,
airlock chamber Quest and a multi-section truss structure
with deployed solar arrays.
Based on the telemetry data and reports from the commander
of the crew of Expedition Seven (ISS-7) Russian cosmonaut
Yuri Malenchenko and the flight engineer, US astronaut Edward
Lu, all the on-board systems operate within their design
limits. The space station is ready for docking with Progress