Progress dock successful

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Sat Aug 14 2004 - 01:28:13 EDT

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    Docking to the ISS occurred at 0502 UTC as planned.
    Nice picture coverage on NASA-TV with a close call when the feed from the
    Progress camera was lost for a few minutes just before docking!
    Unfortunately the pass I have in two hours time  (and probably passes for
    the next few days as well) is almost certain to be obscured by cloud owing
    to a very bad weather system heading this direction, so I won't see the ISS
    looking nice and bright -  already almost 100 percent cloud cover.
    It would seem that if a boost is required (as seems likely given its present
    altitude)  this would be a good time between EVAs and before the crew change
    due in October.  No indication of maneuvers as yet but may be worth watching
    for updates.
    Robert Holdsworth
    New Zealand
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