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Oleg Kotov Practices Manual Docking Techniques
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ISS038-E-006656 (22 Nov. 2013) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 38 commander, practices manual docking techniques with the TORU, or telerobotically operated rendezvous system, in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station in preparation for the docking of the Progress 53 spacecraft. Kotov, using the Simvol-TS screen and hand controllers, could manually dock the Progress to the station in the event of a failure of the Kurs automated docking system. The Progress 53 craft is scheduled to complete its automated docking to the aft port of Zvezda at 5:28 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 29.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/25/2013
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