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Progress ship reaches designated orbit

January 26, 2012, 3:54 UTC+3
At an altitude of about 200 kilometres, Progress M-14M separated from the carrier rocket and continued to fly towards the ISS along the preset trajectory
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Photo ITAR-TASS

Photo ITAR-TASS

MOSCOW, January 26 (Itar-Tass) —— This year’s first Russian Progress transport ship that blasted off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, January 26 has reached the designated orbit.

A Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the Progress M-14M ship was launched as planned at 03:15 Moscow time, the Mission Control Centre told Itar-Tass.

At an altitude of about 200 kilometres, Progress M-14M separated from the carrier rocket and continued to fly towards the ISS along the preset trajectory.

The orbit has the following parameters: apogee – 254 kilometres, perigee – 193 kilometres, inclination — 51.66 degrees, orbiting period – 88.59 minutes.

The transport ship will bring more than 2.6 tonnes of supplies to the ISS in two days.

Progress M-14M is scheduled to dock with the ISS’s Pirs module automatically at 04:09 Moscow time January 28.

 

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