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Main » 2010 » May » 12 » Soyuz TMA-17 redocking.


Soyuz TMA-17 redocking.
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On May 12, 2010 the Soyuz TMA-17 was successfully redocked from the FGB ("Zarya” module) nadir docking port to the "Zvezda” module.
The operations were carried out manually by Soyuz/ISS commander, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov. During the operations on board the Soyuz TMA-17 there were also flight engineers, American astronaut Timothy Creamer and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

The undocking command was issued at13:23 UTC. The Soyuz departed from the station to the distance of 40 meters, flew around it, and docked to the "Zvezda” module at 13:53 UTC.
The "Zarya” docking port is to be occupied by the new Russian "Rassvet” (Daybreak) module (or Mini Research Module 1) scheduled to arrive to the ISS onboard a US Space Shuttle in mid May.
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