August 31, 2003
This freighter had been docked to the aft docking port of the Service
Zvezda, and had to free this port for the oncoming new freighter
Progress-M47 separated from the ISS on 27.08.03 at 2248UTC and after a
autonomous flight burnt up in the atmosphere over the Pacific on
was launched from Baykonur on 29.08.03 at 01.47.59UTC for a
flight of 2 days to the ISS and docked to the ISS on 31.08.03 at
so somewhat earlier than planned. The approach and docking took place
supervision of TsUP-Moscow. The only activity of Malenchenko was a
the TORU, the system for manual remote control from inside the
Communications during the sole flight of the Progress-M48.
orb. 3: 06.20.20 - 06.26.00UTC.
Strong telemetry signals around 166.134, 166.140 and 165.875 mc.
orb. 4: 07.52.10 - 07.58.04UTC.
Strong telemetry signals on 166.140 mc (commanded on). LOS around
orb. 5: 09.27.00 - 09.30.45UTC.
Telemetry around 166.130 mc.
orb. 18: 06.38.46 - 06.31.00UTC.
Telemetry around 166.134mc. (Commanded on.)
Both days no monitoring for TCA determinations possible due to strong
signals from a station in the neighbourhood (possible hospital in 1 NM
distance) on 922.755mc.
Communications during docking operation
0328-0336UTC: traffic on 143.625 mc.
Short reactions of Malenchenko on instructions from TsUP-Moscow.
whole pass TORU test signals on 121.750 mc, so approx. 4 minutes until
After the docking not much voice traffic.
0502-0512UTC: Malenchenko with TsUP-Moscow. M. confirms all what TsUP
M. and TsUP speak about a coordination during a next comm. session.
All telemetry channels in the 630 mc band switched on. TCA at
0638-0648UTC: Malenchenko confirms that he will execute something with
Between 06.46.15 and 06.48.48UTC the telemetry transmitter of
This freighter will undock from the Pirs docking compartment on
4.09.03 to free this docking port for the Soyuz-TMA3 which must arrive
October this year.
Chris v.d. Berg, NL-9165/A-UK3202