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Submission + - Russian Cargo Ship Docks At ISS On 2nd Try (

FleaPlus writes: Following up on a story a few days ago about an unmanned Russian cargo ship's initial aborted attempt at docking with the International Space Station, the vehicle made a second pass on July 4 which succeeded. Russian engineers believe the initial abort was triggered when the (normally reliable) Progress spacecraft detected interference between a remote control system on the ISS and the Progress's camera, and successfully docked on the 2nd try by using the autonomous system instead.
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Russian Cargo Ship Docks At ISS On 2nd Try

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