Progress M-26M

Summary

Progress M-26M
Progress M-26M shortly before docking.jpg
Progress M-26M shortly before docking to the aft
end of the Zvezda service module on the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2015-008A
SATCAT no.40392
Mission duration178 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 426
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7287 kg
Start of mission
Launch date17 February 2015,
11:00:17 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date14 August 2015, 14:17 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude186 km
Apogee altitude237 km
Inclination51.65°
Period88.73 minutes
Epoch17 February 2015
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date17 February 2015, 16:57 UTC
Undocking date14 August 2015, 10:19 UTC
Time docked177 days
Cargo
Mass2370 kg
Pressurised1465 kg
Fuel435 kg
Gaseous50 kg
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-26M (Russian: Прогресс М-26М), identified by NASA as Progress 58P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) during 2015.[3] Progress M-26M was launched on a six-hours rendezvous profile towards the ISS. The 26th Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft to be launched, it had the serial number 426 and was built by RKK Energia.

Launch

The spacecraft was launched on 17 February 2015 at 11:00:17 UTC from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[4]

Docking

Progress M-26M docked with the Zvezda service module on 17 February 2015 at 16:57 UTC, less than six hours after launch.

In May 2015, Progress was used to reboost the station. First try was automatically aborted by the craft one second into the burn. Russian flight controllers identified a problem in one of its eight thrusters. A second try with seven thrusters succeeded lasting 32 minutes and 3 seconds.[5]

Cargo

The Progress spacecraft carried 2370 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station.[6] The craft delivered food, fuel and supplies, including 435 kg of propellant, 50 kg of oxygen, 420 kg of water, and 1465 kg of spare parts, supplies and experiment hardware for the six members of the Expedition 42 crew. Progress M-26M remained docked to Zvezda for six months.

See also

References

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  2. ^ Peat, Chris (17 February 2015). "PROGRESS-M 26M - Orbit". Heavens-Above. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  3. ^ Chris Bergin (17 February 2015). "Soyuz U lofts Progress M-26M on fast track mission to ISS". NASASpaceflight.com.
  4. ^ Stephen Clark (17 February 2015). "Soyuz rocket boosts Russian cargo craft to space station". Spaceflight Now.
  5. ^ "Station Orbit Boosted Sunday Night; Eye Science on Monday". blogs.nasa.gov. NASA. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  6. ^ "Progress M-26M". Roscosmos. 17 February 2015.

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