Progress M-59

Summary

Progress M-59
Progress M-59.jpg
Progress M-59 approaching the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2007-002A
SATCAT no.29714
Mission duration195 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 359
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date18 January 2007, 02:12:13 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date1 August 2007, 19:26 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude322 km
Apogee altitude352 km
Inclination51.6°
Period91.3 minutes
Epoch18 January 2007
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date20 January 2007, 01:59 UTC
Undocking date1 August 2007, 14:07 UTC
Time docked193 days
Cargo
Mass2500 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

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.

Launch

Progress M-59 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 02:12:13 UTC on 18 January 2007.[1]

Docking

The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 01:59 UTC on 20 January 2007.[2] It remained docked for 193 days before undocking at 14:07 UTC on 1 August 2007.[3] It was deorbited at 18:42 UTC the same day.[3] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 19:26 UTC.[4][5]

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.

See also

References

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  4. ^ Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-59"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 5 June 2009.