Monday, July 5, 2010

Progress Success

In a second attempt at docking, the Progress 38 cargo ship successfully connected to ISS Sunday. After a failed docking attempt Friday, Russian engineers thoroughly checked out all the systems involved and decided to go with another automated try rather than have a cosmonaut aboard ISS fly the final approach manually. The second attempt went smoothly.

Those Russian engineers think the cause of the initial failure was electrical interference with the Progress' guidance system by a TV system on ISS.

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