Progress M-51

Summary

Progress M-51
Progress M-51 cropped.jpg
Progress M-51 departing the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2004-051A
SATCAT no.28503
Mission duration77 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 351
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date23 December 2004,
22:19:34 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date9 March 2005, 17:03:11 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude351 km
Apogee altitude356 km
Inclination51.6°
Period92.0 minutes
Epoch23 December 2004
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date25 December 2004,
23:57:45 UTC
Undocking date27 February 2005, 16:06:30 UTC
Time docked64 days
Cargo
Mass2500 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-51 (Russian: Прогресс М-51), identified by NASA as Progress 16P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 351.[1]

Launch

Progress M-51 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 22:19:34 UTC on 23 December 2004.[1]

Docking

The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 23:57:45 UTC on 25 December 2004.[2][3] It remained docked for 64 days before undocking at 16:06:30 UTC on 27 February 2005.[2] to make way for Progress M-52[4] Between undocking and deorbit, Progress M-51 was used for a series of tests. It was deorbited at 16:17:00 UTC on 9 March 2005.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 17:03:11 UTC.[2][5]

Progress M-51 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-51"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.