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INTERNATIONALSPACESTATION    HOMEPAGE

PROGRESS M1-7                        CARGO FLIGHT                       RUSSIA

LAUNCH :

Nov.26 / 2001

18.24 GMT

Baikonour  Cosmodrome

Kazakhstan

Launch complex 1

Nov.28 / 2001

LAUNCH VEHICLE:

SOYUZ  U

DOCKING TIMELINE:

docking :

19.43 GMT

undocking :

Mar.19 / 2002

17.43 GMT

I.S.S.ELEMENT:

PROGRESS   cargo freighter

The Progress, the sixth launched to the station, was carrying two-and-a-half tons of supplies, food, equipment and fuel for Alpha. Its docking capped a two-day trek to the station that began with launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan .

The supplies have been used by the Expedition Four crew of commander Yuri Onufrienko and flight engineers Carl Walz and Dan Bursch when they begin their five-month mission aboard Alpha

A piece of debris, suspected to be a cable or wire or maybe a separate seal, was on the docking mechanism as the Progress linked up to the aft port on the Zvezda service module (yellow arrow) . The freighter's probe penetrated the port and was captured, however, the debris prevented the probe from retracting as designed to bring the craft and station together in a tight fit. The end result was the inability of eight latches to engage that would firmly hold the Progress in place for its 80-day stay at orbiting complex.

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Progress M1-7 onboard view