Progress M-14M docks successfully to International space station

The Progress craft that left Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday has successfully docked with the International Space Station.

Docking occurred at 00:09 GMT/UTC on Saturday 28th January (19:06 EST Friday 27th January) approximately 250 statue miles above the Earth over the north east coast of Brazil.

"Soft Dock" of Progress to ISS
"Soft Dock" of Progress to ISS
Current ISS Configuration
Current ISS Configuration with successful Progress "Soft Dock"

The Progress craft conducted a fly-around of the ISS, before docking. After docking a period of “station keeping” was undertaken where all systems are checked to ensure correct operation. During this station keeping phase, the ISS and Progress craft maintain a safe distance between the 2 vehicles of around 200 metres.

Progress craft approaching International Space Station
Progress craft approaching International Space Station
Progress "station keeping"
Progress "station keeping"

Over the next few hours, various leak tests will be conducted to ensure a successful docking, before any personnel are allowed onto the Progress vehicle.

For more information about this resupply mission, about the launch and what the cargo manifest is, see following stories:

Changing of the guard
Latest Progress vessel blasts off to International Space Station


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Progress M-14M docks successfully to International space station

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