Progress M-01M

Summary

Progress M-01M
Progress M-01M.jpg
Progress M-01M seen from the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2008-060A
SATCAT no.33443
Mission duration74 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 401
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date26 November 2008, 12:38 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date8 February 2009, 08:20 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude151.15 km
Apogee altitude205.80 km
Inclination51.6°
Period88.00 minutes
Epoch26 November 2008
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date30 November 2008, 12:28 UTC
Undocking date6 February 2009, 04:10 UTC
Time docked68 days
Cargo
Mass2423 kg
Pressurised1343 kg (dry cargo)
Fuel820 kg
Water210 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-01M (Russian: Прогресс М-01М), identified by NASA as Progress 31P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was the first flight of the Progress-M 11F615A60, which featured a TsVM-101 digital flight computer and MBITS digital telemetry system,[1] in place of the earlier analogue systems. It was the first Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft, and had the serial number 401.

Launch

It was launched at 12:38 UTC on 26 November 2008 from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, atop a Soyuz-U carrier rocket. Following a four-day free flight, it docked with Pirs module of the ISS at 12:28 UTC on 30 November 2008.

Antenna problem

Immediately after launch, an antenna used by the spacecraft's Kurs docking system failed to deploy.[2] The antenna was successfully deployed about three hours later after flight controllers resent the deployment command,[3] however the spacecraft was docked using the backup TORU system,[4] controlled by cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, as a precaution.

Docking

It remained docked until 6 February 2009, when it undocked at 04:10 UTC. It subsequently spent two days in free flight, before being deorbited, and burning up in the atmosphere at 08:19 UTC on 8 February 2009.[5]

Cargo

Progress M-01M carried 2,423 kilograms (5,342 lb) of cargo, consisting of which 820 kilograms (1,810 lb) of fuel, 210 kilograms (460 lb) of water, and 1,343 kilograms (2,961 lb) of dry cargo. The dry cargo included Japanese food for Koichi Wakata, who arrived aboard the station in March 2009 as part of Expedition 18.[6][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Progress-M 1M - 10M (11F615A60, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  2. ^ Malik, Tariq (26 November 2008). "Russian Cargo Ship on Course for Space Station". Space.com. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Progress launched to ISS". SpaceToday. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Unmanned Russian resupply spacecraft docks with ISS". SpaceDaily. 30 November 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  5. ^ Zak, Anatoly (10 February 2009). "Progress M-01M cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Russia sends upgraded cargo ship to space station". Fox News. 26 November 2008. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2009.