January 29, 2004. Baikonur Cosmodrome. At 14 hours 58 minutes 8 seconds Moscow Time the Soyuz-U/Progress M1-11 Rocket-Space Complex was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome under the International Space Station (ISS) Mission Program and the Russian Side's commitments under the ISS Project.
The launch objective is to inject the Progress M1-11 transport cargo vehicle into a near-earth orbit in order to deliver onboard the ISS the propellant and cargoes required to keep the station operating and support crew work and its living conditions.
The vehicle has been successfully injected into orbit with a maximum altitude of 262.4 km, minimum altitude of 191.1 km, revolution of 88.73 min and inclination of 51.65°.
The vehicle onboard systems operate normally in a design mode. Its docking to the ISS is slated for January 31, 2004 at 16 hours 17 minutes.
The Progress M1-11 vehicle prelaunch processing was conducted under the direction of Yu.P. Semenov, Technical Manager of the Russian Manned Flight Programs, General Designer of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, the RAS academician.
The decision on taking the Soyuz-U/Progress M1-11 Rocket-Space Complex out to the launch site of Baikonur Cosmodrome and its launch was taken by the State Commission in accordance with the Technical Management's conclusion.
The vehicle and the ISS Russian Segment flight is controlled by the Lead Operational Control Team (LOCT) located at the Mission Control (MCC-M), Moscow Region, Korolev. The Flight Director is Pilot-Cocomiaut V.A. Soloviev.