ISS-64 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Sergey Ryzhikov
Flight engineers:
Sergey Kud-Sverchkov
Kathleen Rubins

Оleg Novitskiy
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Michael Hopkins
Victor Glover
Shannon Walker
Soichi Noguchi


Планета Королёва


July 24, 2014
Progress M-24M logistics vehicle has docked with the International Space Station!

Russian logistics spacecraft Progress M-24M has docked with the International Space Station (ISS).

Approach of the logistics vehicle to the space station, its fly-around and stationkeeping were performed in automatic mode during the first four orbits of the flight, the docking of the vehicle with the station was completed during the fifth orbit.

The initial contact with the docking port on the Pirs module of the ISS Russian Segment (RS) occurred at 07:31 Moscow Time.

The crew of Expedition 40 to ISS working on-board the space station monitored the process of rendezvous and docking. All dynamic operations were controlled by specialists of the Lead Operations Control Team working at MCC-M. They were directly supervised by the Technical Manager for flight tests of manned space systems, RSC Energia President and General Designer V.A. Lopota.

According to telemetry data and reports from the ISS crew, the on-board systems of the space station and spacecraft operate normally.


For reference:

  1. The spacecraft delivered to the station about 2.3 tons of cargo. They include: supplies of propellants, water, oxygen, food (including natural form foods), sanitary and hygienic equipment, scientific equipment and hardware for the ISS RS systems and modules, on-board documentation, parcels for the crew, video and photographic equipment, US cargoes for the Russian crew.
  2. The mission control and the monitoring of the spacecraft systems status during rendezvous and docking were provided by the Lead Operations Control Team consisting of specialists from S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, MCC-M, and other organizations in the industry.
  3. The ISS Russian Segment consists of: Functional and cargo module Zarya, Service Module Zvezda, docking compartment/module Pirs, Mini Research Modules Poisk and Rassvet, manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-12M and Soyuz TMA-13M, cargo transportation spacecraft Progress M-24M.
  4. ISS crew: Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Aleksandr Skvortsov, Maxim Surayev and US astronaut Steven Swanson, Reid Wiseman and european astronaut Alexander Gerst.


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