In accordance with the International Space Station (ISS) flight program
the Progress M1-7 transport cargo vehicle was launched to a near-earth

The launch was performed at 21:24:12 Moscow Time.

The launch objective is to provide the Station maintenance, delivery
of various cargoes, including cargoes to support the scientific and
application research program implementation.

The vehicle carries about 2.4 tons of propellant, including propellant
for refueling the Russian Segment; food ratios for the Expedition Three
(ISS-3); portable water reserves; food intake means, atmospheric revitalization
system, thermal control system, sanitary-hygienic and water support
systems equipment; kits of flight data files (books and compact discs)
and many other cargoes.

The vehicle has been injected into orbit with a maximum altitude of
253.8 km and minimum altitude of 192,0 km, revolution of 88.67 min and
inclination of 51.66°.

The vehicle onboard systems operate normally in a design mode. Its docking
to the ISS is slated on November 28, 2001 at 22:38.

The vehicle prelaunch processing and launch at Baikonur cosmodrome were
accomplished under the direction of Yu.P. Semenov, Technical Manager
of Russian Manned Programs, General Designer of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia,
Academician of RAS.

The vehicle and Station flight is controlled by the Lead Operational
Control Team (LOCT) located at the Mission Control Center (MCC-M), Moscow
area, Korolev. The flight director is pilot-cosmonaut Vladimir Soloviev.

The ISS operates in orbit consisting of Functional Cargo Block Zarya,
Service Module Zvezda, docking compartment Pirs, Soyuz TM-33 manned
transport vehicle, as well as modules Unity, Destiny and airlock Quest.
The total Station mass is 131.3 tons.

According to the telemetry information and ISS-3 crew reports of F.
Culbertson (Commander), V. Dezhurov (Pilot and Soyuz TM Commander) and
M. Tyurin (Flight engineer, RSC Energia testing cosmonaut), all ISS
onboard systems operate normally. The station is prepared for docking
with the Progress M1-7 vehicle.