Progress MS-01 Re-docking test

On July 1, 2016 a Russian Progress MS-01 (62P) cargo ship performed a re-docking test to the International Space Station.


The system test included verification of software and a new signal converter incorporated in the upgraded manual docking system for future use in Progress vehicles in the unlikely event the “KURS” automated rendezvous system encounters a problem.

The Progress undocked the PIRS module and backed away 623 feet (about 190meters) from the station.


ISS cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka took manual control of the vehicle.
The Progress MS-01 re-docked to the PIRS module again at 6:05 UTC.


Following the exercise, the Progress MS-01 was undocked from the ISS on July 3, 2016 at 6:48 Moscow Time, resulting in a planned destructive reentry over the Pacific Ocean, west of New Zealand.




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