Progress M1-7

Summary

Progress M1-7
Progress M1-7.jpg
Progress M1-7 approaching the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2001-051A
SATCAT no.26983
Mission duration115 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M1 s/n 256
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date26 November 2001,
18:24:12 UTC
RocketSoyuz-FG
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date20 March 2002, 02:20 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude230 km
Apogee altitude244 km
Inclination51.6°
Period89.2 minutes
Epoch26 November 2001
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date28 November 2001,
19:43:02 UTC
Undocking date19 March 2002, 17:43 UTC
Time docked112 days
Cargo
Mass2500 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M1-7, identified by NASA as Progress 6P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 256.[1]

Launch

Progress M1-7 was launched by a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 18:24:12 UTC on 26 November 2001.[1] The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 19:43:02 UTC on 28 November.[2][3] It was unable to establish a hard dock due to debris from Progress M-45 on the docking port, which had to be removed in an unscheduled extra-vehicular activity on 3 December 2001, after which it was able to establish a hard dock.

Docking

Progress M1-7 remained docked to the ISS for 112 days before undocking at 17:43 UTC on 19 March 2002[2] to make way for Progress M1-8.[4] It was deorbited at 01:27 UTC on 20 March 2002.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 02:20 UTC.[2][5]

Progress M1-7 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It also carried the Kolibri-2000 (2001-051C) micro-satellite, which it deployed at 22:28 UTC on 19 March 2002, a few hours after departing the ISS.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M1-7"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 7 June 2009.