The docking of Progress M-15M cargo spacecraft with International Space Station (ISS) has been performed on April 22nd 2012 at 18.40 Moscow time, the press-service of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) reports. AEX.ru
The cargo spacecraft has docked with “Pirs” docking compartment. The rendezvous procedure has been performed in automatic mode under control of specialists from Mission Control Center of TSNIIMASH and Russian ISS crew members Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and Oleg Kononenko.
The spacecraft has delivered different cargo, necessary for maintenance of ISS manned flight and implementation of scientific on-board applied research: fuel, water, food, equipment for control, communications and life support systems, pressurized oxygen resources, medical equipment, personal hygiene products, atmosphere pollution control products and cleaning equipment, equipment for scientific studies and experiments and additional equipment for Russian and American segments along with parcels for crew members.
The crew of 30/31 long duration mission is currently working at the ISS. The crew is formed by commander Daniel Burbanck (NASA), onboard engineers Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos), Anatoly Ivshin (Roscosmos), Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos), Andre Kaupers (ESA) and Donald Pettite (NASA).