Progress M-28M


Progress M-28M
ISS-46 Progress M-28M shortly after undocking.jpg
Progress M-28M shortly after undocking
from the ISS on 19 December 2015.
Mission typeInternational Space Station resupply
COSPAR ID2015-031A
SATCAT no.40713
Mission duration169 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 428
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7282 kg
Start of mission
Launch date3 July 2015, 04:55:48 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date19 December 2015, 11:28 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude263 km
Apogee altitude289 km
Period90.03 minutes
Epoch3 July 2015
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date5 July 2015, 07:11 UTC
Undocking date19 December 2015, 07:35 UTC
Time docked167 days
Mass2381 kg
Pressurised1393 kg
Fuel520 kg
Gaseous48 kg
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-28M (Russian: Прогресс М-28М), identified by NASA as Progress 60P was a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) during 2015. It was launched on 3 July 2015, less than a week following the failure of SpaceX CRS-7 and the previous failure of Progress M-27M to deliver cargo to the ISS.[3] The 28th Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft launched has the serial number 428 and was built by RKK Energia.


The spacecraft was launched on 3 July 2015 at 04:55 UTC from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[4]


Progress M-28M docked with the Pirs docking compartment on 5 July 2015 at 07:11 UTC. The spacecraft undocked from the station on 19 December 2015 at 07:35 UTC.


The typhoon Soudelor photographed from the ISS on 5 August 2015 while the storm was in the western Pacific. The Soyuz TMA-17M (bottom left) and the Progress M-28M (top left) are visible.

The Progress spacecraft carries 2381 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station.[5] The craft is delivering food, fuel and supplies, including 520 kg of propellant, 48 kg of oxygen and air, 420 kg of water, and 1393 kg of spare parts, supplies and experiment hardware for the six members of the Expedition 44 crew. Progress M-28M is scheduled to remain docked to Pirs for about four months.

See also


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  2. ^ Peat, Chris (4 July 2015). "PROGRESS-M 28M - Orbit". Heavens-Above. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  3. ^ Shively, Nick (2 July 2015). "Russia to launch supplies to International Space Station tonight". LA times. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  4. ^ Chris Bergin (3 July 2015). "Russian Progress M-28M launches on critical ISS cargo run".
  5. ^ "Progress M-28M". Roscosmos. 3 July 2015.

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