[FPSPACE] Soyuz-ISS manual docking?

Zeger Nuyens dokter.nuyens at pandora.be
Sat Oct 16 09:49:49 EDT 2004


This report of Novosti:

> SPACESHIP GAINS PACE, CAPTAIN DOCKS ISS BY HAND
>
> MISSION CONTROL CENTER, KOROLEV, October 16 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's 
> Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft has successfully docked the International Space 
> Station to bring its tenth permanent crew, braving a bad emergency.
>
> Soyuz gadgetry sounded the alarm as the craft unexpectedly gained pace 
> a mere 200 meters away from the ISS, and captain Salizhan Sharipov was 
> ordered to switch to manual control. The crew coped to a T-the craft 
> dropped speed at once, and the docking was quite smooth, reports 
> Vladimir Solovyev, ISS flight supervisor.
>
> Sharipov was ready to face the emergency. The victory belongs not to 
> the crew alone but to a huge expert staff of the Mission Control 
> Center, the Yuri Gagarin Space Pilot Training Center, and the Energia 
> space rocket corporation, stressed Vasily Tsibliyev, Gagarin Center head.
>
> The new crew, Russia's Salizhan Sharipov and Leroy Chiao of the United 
> States, will stay at the station for 180 days. They are relieving 
> Russian Gennady Padalka and American Michael Fincke, who have been at 
> the station since April 2004. Accompanying the crew for a shorter 
> mission is Yuri Shargin, the first to represent the Russian Space 
> Troops at the ISS.
>

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Zeger Nuyens
dokter.nuyens at pandora.be

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