Progress M-65

Summary

Progress M-65
Progress M-65.jpg
Progress M-65 approaching the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2008-043A
SATCAT no.33340
Mission duration89 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 365
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date10 September 2008, 19:50 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date8 December 2008, 08:49 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude348 km
Apogee altitude357 km
Inclination51.6°
Period91.6 minutes
Epoch10 September 2008
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date17 September 2008, 18:43 UTC
Undocking date15 November 2008, 16:19 UTC
Time docked59 days
Cargo
Mass2800 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-65 (Russian: Прогресс М-65), identified by NASA as Progress 30P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 365.

Launch

Progress M-65 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 19:50 UTC on 10 September 2008.[1][2]

Docking

The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 18:43 UTC on 17 September 2008.[3] Docking had originally been scheduled for 21:01 GMT on 12 September 2008,[2] but was delayed after Hurricane Ike forced NASA to close the Johnson Space Center, which houses the US mission control centre for the ISS.[3] A backup facility at the Marshall Space Flight Center was used during the docking.[3] Following undocking at 16:19 UTC on 15 November 2008,[4] it conducted a Plazma-Progress experiment.[5] It was deorbited on 8 December 2008, with the 142 second deorbit burn beginning at 08:02 UTC.[4] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 08:49 UTC.[4]

Cargo

Progress M-65 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It also carried a new Orlan-MK spacesuit to replace one of the older Orlan-M suits previously used for EVAs from the station.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Russia launches Progress M-65 space freighter to ISS". GlobalSecurity.org. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress M-65 Launched From Baikonur Cosmodrome". SpaceRef. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Malik, Tariq (17 September 2008). "New Cargo Ship Arrives at Space Station". SPACE.com. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  4. ^ a b c Zak, Anatoly (18 February 2009). "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Progress Cargo Module To Undock From ISS Friday". Space Travel. 11 November 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2009.