Space truck " Progress M-27M ", launched on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome, for whatever reason, launched into orbit much higher than rated.
"The ship is in range of Russian tracking means. Experts will try to reconnect and receive telemetry from the Board of " Progress ". As long as one can say that for unknown reasons, the Vehicle was launched into orbit above calculation, but we have enough time to adjust and staffing to dock the Ship to the station, albeit later ", - quotes the source expression in the Space industry RIA " Novosti ".
"Progress" came in range, but to reconnect Until cannot be added later source. First it claimed that launched to the ISS "Progress" did not deploy two of the five antennas of a docking system " Course ". System for rendezvous and docking "Course" And "manufactured" research Institute of precision instruments "(NII TP, is included in the integrated structure of "Russian space systems" ). Equipment of a radio system "Course-A" made in Ukraine (Kiev enterprise "LMIS" ) and in the Russian Federation ( "Izhevskiy Radiozavod" and "NII TP" ). However, the MCC stated that "Progress" can dock to the ISS on April 30 - the day the possible docking at 12: 02 or 2 may, the day the operation is to be conducted at eleven: 53. First it was announced that the Russian MCC decided to postpone the docking with the ISS launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome spacecraft "Progress M-27M" due to the fact that the telemetry is received in full. Before that, it was claimed that the space truck "Progress-M27M" separated from the third stage of the carrier rocket " Soyuz-2. 1A " at the estimated time and was launched into orbit." Progress-M27M " is obliged to deliver to the ISS more than 2.5 tons of useful cargo for various purposes: fuel, oxygen, food, equipment for scientific experiments and parcels for the cosmonauts and astronauts. In addition, he carries on the ISS with a copy of the banner of Victory in the great Patriotic war.