Progress M-61

Summary

Progress M-61
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Progress M-61 approaching the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2007-033A
SATCAT no.32001
Mission duration173 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 361
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date2 August 2007, 17:33:47 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date22 January 2008, 19:51 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude336 km
Apogee altitude347 km
Inclination51.6°
Period91.4 minutes
Epoch2 August 2007
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date5 August 2007, 18:40 UTC
Undocking date22 December 2007, 03:59 UTC
Time docked139 days
Cargo
Mass2300 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-61 (Russian: Прогресс М-61), identified by NASA as Progress 26P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 361.

Launch

Progress M-61 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 17:33:47 UTC on 2 August 2007.[1]

Docking

The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 18:40 UTC on 5 August 2007.[2] It remained docked for almost 139 days before undocking at 03:59 UTC on 22 December 2007.[3] Following undocking it conducted technological experiments and research as part of the Plazma-Progress programme for a month prior to being deorbited. It was deorbited at 19:06 UTC on 22 January 2008.[3] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 19:51 UTC.[4][5]

Progress M-61 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. ^ 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-61"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 5 June 2009.