Progress M-20M

Summary

Progress M-20M
Progress M-20M undocking.jpg
Progress M-20M undocking from the Pirs docking module on 3 February 2014.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2013-039A
SATCAT no.39219
Mission duration199 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 420
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass6950 kg
Start of mission
Launch date27 July 2013, 20:45:08 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, 31/6
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date11 February 2014, 15:55 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude413.0 km
Apogee altitude418.0 km
Inclination51.6°
Period92.88 minutes
Epoch27 July 2013
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date28 July 2013, 02:26 UTC
Undocking date3 February 2014, 16:21 UTC
Time docked190 days
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-20M (Russian: Прогресс М-20М), identified by NASA as Progress 52P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) during 2013.[3] Progress M-20M was built by RKK Energia. Progress M-20M was launched on a 6-hours rendezvous profile towards the ISS. The 20th Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft to be launched, it had the serial number 420 and was built by RKK Energia.

Launch

The spacecraft was launched on 27 July 2013 at 20:45 UTC from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[4] The launch was the first out of Baikonur since a disastrous Proton-M failure on 2 July 2013.

Docking

Progress M-20M docked with the Pirs docking compartment on 28 July 2013 at 02:26 UTC, less than six hours after launch.[5]

Cargo

Some last minute items were added to the Progress to assist the station astronauts with figuring out why the cooling system on one of the American spacesuits sprung a leak and caused a spacewalk to be aborted the previous week.

Undocking and reentry

Progress M-20M undocked from the ISS on 3 February 2014.

References

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  3. ^ Pete Harding (27 July 2013). "Progress M-20M arrives at ISS with spacesuit repair tools".
  4. ^ "Cargo freighter takes four-orbit sprint to space station". Spaceflight Now. 27 July 2013.
  5. ^ Megan Gannon (27 July 2013). "Russian Spacecraft Delivers Spacesuit Repair Kit to International Space Station".