Progress M-59 approaching the ISS.
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Mission duration||195 days|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M s/n 359|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||18 January 2007, 02:12:13 UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||1 August 2007, 19:26 UTC|
|Perigee altitude||322 km|
|Apogee altitude||352 km|
|Epoch||18 January 2007|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking date||20 January 2007, 01:59 UTC|
|Undocking date||1 August 2007, 14:07 UTC|
|Time docked||193 days|
Progress M-59 (Russian: Прогресс М-59), identified by NASA as Progress 24P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 359.
The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 01:59 UTC on 20 January 2007. It remained docked for 193 days before undocking at 14:07 UTC on 1 August 2007. It was deorbited at 18:42 UTC the same day. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 19:26 UTC.
Progress M-59 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. Its cargo included components for the Space Station's life support system.