Progress M-64

Summary

Progress M-64
Progress M-64.jpg
Progress M-64 after undocking from Zarya.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2008-023A
SATCAT no.32847
Mission duration117 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 364
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7056 kg
Start of mission
Launch date14 May 2008, 20:22 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date8 September 2008, 21:33 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude337 km
Apogee altitude344 km
Inclination51.6°
Period91.3 minutes
Epoch14 May 2008
Docking with ISS
Docking portZarya nadir
Docking date16 May 2008, 21:39:20 UTC
Undocking date1 September 2008, 19:46 UTC
Time docked108 days
Cargo
Mass3100 kg
Pressurised1292 kg (dry cargo)
Fuel1230 kg
Gaseous29 kg (oxygen) and
21 kg (air)
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-64 (Russian: Прогресс М-64), identified by NASA as Progress 29P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 364.

Launch

Progress M-64 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 20:22 UTC on 14 May 2008.

Docking

The spacecraft docked with the nadir port of the Zarya module at 21:39:20 UTC on 16 May 2008, two minutes behind schedule, by means of the Kurs system.[1] Following undocking at 19:46 UTC on 1 September 2008, it spent a week in free-flight conducting experiments for the Plazma-Progress programme. It was deorbited on 8 September 2008, with the deorbit burn beginning at 20:47 UTC. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 21:33 UTC.[2]

Cargo

Progress M-64 carried 3,100 kilograms (6,800 lb) of cargo to the International Space Station.[3] 1,292 kilograms (2,848 lb) of this was dry cargo, including food for the crew, equipment for conducting scientific research, and a replacement Sokol KV-2 spacesuit for Sergey Volkov, as his original suit had been damaged. It also carried a docking target for attaching the MRM-2 module to the zenith port of the Zvezda module.

In addition to dry cargo, it carried 1,230 kilograms (2,710 lb) of fuel for reboosting and refuelling the ISS, 29 kilograms (64 lb) of oxygen and 21 kilograms (46 lb) of air for the crew to breathe, and 420 kilograms (930 lb) of water.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Progress Docks to Space Station". Expedition 17. NASA. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-04-08. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Zak, Anatoly (2009-02-18). "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-04-07.
  3. ^ "Progress M-64 (ISS 29P)". Space Newsfeed. Retrieved 2009-04-08.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ ИНФОРМАЦИЯ по транспортному грузовому кораблю "Прогресс М-64" (in Russian). Roskosmos. 2008-05-17. Archived from the original on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2020-05-16.