Progress M-62

Summary

Progress M-62
Progress M-62.jpg
Progress M-62 docked with the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2007-064A
SATCAT no.32391
Mission duration54 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 362
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date23 December 2007,
07:12:41 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date15 February 2008, 13:29 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6°
Epoch23 December 2007
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date26 December 2007, 08:14 UTC
Undocking date4 February 2008, 10:32 UTC
Time docked40 days
Cargo
Mass2500 kg
Pressurised1325 kg (dry cargo)
Fuel862 kg
Gaseous46 kg (oxygen)
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-62 (Russian: Прогресс М-62), identified by NASA as Progress 27P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 362.

Launch

Progress M-62 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 07:12:41 UTC on 23 December 2007.[1]

Docking

The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 08:14 UTC on 26 December 2007.[2] The Pirs module had previously been occupied by Progress M-61, which undocked on 22 December 2007.[3] Progress M-62 remained docked for 40 days before undocking at 10:32 UTC on 4 February 2008.[4] Following undocking it conducted Earth observation experiments for eleven days prior to being deorbited. It was deorbited at 09:44 UTC on 15 February 2008.[4] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 13:29 UTC.[4][5]

Progress M-62 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It carried over 862 kilograms (1,900 lb) of propellant, 46 kilograms (101 lb) of oxygen and 1,325 kilograms (2,921 lb) of dry cargo. The total mass of the cargo carried was 2,500 kilograms (5,500 lb).[3]

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 NASA: Expedition 16/Progress 27 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ a b c Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 5 June 2009.