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Russian Progress Resupply Ship Docks to Station After Two Orbits

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
July 23, 2020
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Credit: NASA

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — An uncrewed Russian Progress 76 spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station’s Pirs docking compartment on the station’s Russian segment at 1:45 p.m. EDT, a little more than three hours after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 10:26 a.m. (7:26 p.m. Baikonur time). At the time of docking, the spacecraft were traveling about 250 miles over Earth.

The cargo spacecraft is delivering almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies to the Expedition 63 crew members who are living and working in space to advance scientific knowledge, demonstrate new technologies, and make research breakthroughs not possible on Earth.

Progress 76 will remain docked at the station for more than four months, departing in December for its deorbit into Earth’s atmosphere.

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2 responses to “Russian Progress Resupply Ship Docks to Station After Two Orbits”

  1. Saturn1300 says:

    I read that it was off course and had to correct its’ alignment.

    • Jeff2Space says:

      The story on NASA Spaceflight makes it sound pretty bad. “a software malfunction caused Progress MS-15 to deviate from its planned flight trajectory and wobble wildly just 3 to 5 meters away from the Station”.

      I’d think the last think you want is an approaching spacecraft to “wobble wildly” within a few meters of ISS.

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