November 30, 2008. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia - MCC-M,
Korolev, Moscow Region
Following a four-day free flight, during which newly developed
systems and equipment were tested, Russian cargo transport
vehicle Progress M-01M docked to the International Space
The vehicle rendezvous with the station, its fly-about,
station-keeping and berthing at a distance of 50m were performed
in the automatic mode, and at the final phase in the remote
operator mode (TORU). The vehicle approached a docking
port of the Russian Pirs docking module/compartment. This docking
port was contacted at 15:28:10 Moscow time.
The ISS Expedition 18 crew (Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov,
US astronauts Michael Fincke and Sandra Magnus working onboard
the ISS monitored the rendezvous and docking processes.
By decision of the technical management Yu.Lonchakov performed
the final rendezvous and docking phase in TORU mode.
The vehicle delivered more than 2.6 tons of cargo to the
station, including oxygen, air, propellant, water, food
supplies, (including fresh products), science hardware and
equipment, onboard data files, crew parcels, video and photo
equipment. 321 kg of cargos are intended for the USOS.
The ISS performs a near-orbit flight with the following
parameters: minimum altitude of 350.0 km, maximum altitude
of 375.2 km. The period of revolution around the Earth is
The flight control, and vehicle and station system status
monitoring during the rendezvous and docking were provided
by the lead operational control team (LOCT) formed of S.P.
Korolev RSC Energia, Mission Control Center (MCC-M) and
space companies specialists (Technical Manager is V.A. Lopota,
President of RSC Energia, General Designer, Flight Director
is V.A. Soloviev, First Deputy General Designer).
During the final rendezvous and docking operations of the
vehicle MCC-M was attended by representatives of the State
Commission (A.N. Perminov, Chairman, Director of Roscosmos),
Roscosmos, allied companies and organizations, managers
and specialists of the Corporation.
By telemetry data and ISS crew reports the ISS onboard systems
of the station and vehicle operate as designed.
The Russian Segment of the ISS is made up of the Functional Cargo Module Zarya, Service Module Zvezda, docking compartment-module Pirs, transport vehicles Soyuz TMA-13, Progress M-01M cargo transport vehicle.
The US On-orbit Segment is made up of Unity, Destiny, Harmony, Columbus, Kibo modules, Quest airlock, trusses with installed solar arrays and other outfitting equipment.