Progress M-65 approaching the ISS.
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Mission duration||89 days|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M s/n 365|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||10 September 2008, 19:50 UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||8 December 2008, 08:49 UTC|
|Perigee altitude||348 km|
|Apogee altitude||357 km|
|Epoch||10 September 2008|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Zvezda aft|
|Docking date||17 September 2008, 18:43 UTC|
|Undocking date||15 November 2008, 16:19 UTC|
|Time docked||59 days|
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.
The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 18:43 UTC on 17 September 2008. Docking had originally been scheduled for 21:01 GMT on 12 September 2008, but was delayed after Hurricane Ike forced NASA to close the Johnson Space Center, which houses the US mission control centre for the ISS. A backup facility at the Marshall Space Flight Center was used during the docking. Following undocking at 16:19 UTC on 15 November 2008, it conducted a Plazma-Progress experiment. It was deorbited on 8 December 2008, with the 142 second deorbit burn beginning at 08:02 UTC. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 08:49 UTC.
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.