• Short Summary

    Exactly there are the docking 'units that will be installed on the Soyuz and Apollo spacecraft for the mission and will perform the docking in orbit.

  • Description

    Exactly there are the docking 'units that will be installed on the Soyuz and Apollo spacecraft for the mission and will perform the docking in orbit. Here in the Institute of Space Research Laboratory takes place the final phase of docking units' preparation for the mission, their mate check. So, that is why both countries' specialists are so carefully monitoring all docking and undocking operations accomplishment.

    Each unit is checked in active as well as in passive operation. The Soyuz docking nit is active now.

    Both countries' quality controllers monitor the correctness of the process, take measurements of inter-actant elements main dimensions.

    And now the Apollo docking unit is active. Docking is performed. The guiding ring is retracted. The unit parameters are recorded. The structural latch's functioning is checked. Various mechanisms providing undocking are in operation. Structure ring latches are released; the unit separation takes pace when capture latches are unlatched.

    The next step is to check the quality of electrical connector's coupling. Though the unit configurations are essentially different, it is obvious even to not a specialist, the final result is the same: hard docking and then reliable undocking.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZJU338RZQSIRP9AZ0L021HD9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZJU338RZQSIRP9AZ0L021HD9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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