Re: Progress undocking/docking

From: Robert Oler (
Date: Tue Aug 21 2001 - 14:42:35 PDT

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    I believe its scheduled to be deorbited.
    Kind of wish sometimes one could put a hamsat on a progress and operate it 
    as a free flyer (grin)>
    Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX
    >From: Jonathan T Wojack <>
    >Subject: Progress undocking/docking
    >Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 16:42:35 -0400
    >From a NASA press release at 11:00 UT this morning:
    > >Crewmembers also activated the current Progress vehicle, docked at the
    >rear of the station’s Zvezda module, before
    > >closing the hatches that connect it to the station.  Progress 4 is
    >scheduled to be undocked from the station shortly after 1 >a.m.
    >Wednesday.  The new Progress supply ship – Progress 5 – was launched on a
    >Soyuz rocket at 4:24 a.m. today
    > >from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and is scheduled to dock at
    >the station about 5 a.m. Thursday with its
    > >cargo of fuel, food and equipment.
    >Question:  Does anyone know what will become of Progress 4 ?  Perhaps
    >re-dock it to a different port, perhaps deorbit it?
    >Jonathan T. Wojack       
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