Re: ISS Soyuz/Progress Docking

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Fri Feb 07 2003 - 15:01:35 EST

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    For the lastest docking, at 14:49 UT on Feb 4, the iss was in the earth's 
    shadow, and in europe the sun was above the horizon. It seems that they like 
    to dock the progress to the iss, when the sun is above the horizon for 
    europe and north america, based off past docking times. And the iss was 
    passing over russia at the time it docks. This is so they can watch the 
    progress dock, and make sure it docks ok using it's automatic docking 
    system. So if something happens during docking, they can take over control 
    of progress from the ground if needed.
    At least that' what I understand.
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