Progress MS-10

Summary

Progress MS-10
Progress MS-10 approaches the ISS (1).jpg
Progress MS-10 approaches the
ISS on 18 November 2018.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoscosmos
COSPAR ID2018-091A
SATCAT no.43702
Mission duration200 days
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress MS-10 s/n 440
Spacecraft typeProgress-MS
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7426 kg
Payload mass2564 kg
Start of mission
Launch date16 November 2018,
18:14:08 UTC
RocketSoyuz-FG s/n N15000-068
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
ContractorProgress Rocket Space Centre
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date4 June 2019
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude193.43 km
Apogee altitude243.1 km
Inclination51.66°
Period88.56 minutes
Epoch16 November 2018
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda
Docking date18 November 2018,
19:31:38 UTC
Undocking date4 June 2019, 08:40 UTC
Time docked198 days
Cargo
Mass2564 kg
Pressurised1330 kg
Fuel750 kg
Gaseous75 kg
Water440 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress MS-10 (Russian: Прогресс МC-10), identified by NASA as Progress 71P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). This is the 162nd flight of a Progress spacecraft.

History

The Progress-MS is a uncrewed freighter based on the Progress-M featuring improved avionics. This improved variant first launched on 21 December 2015. It has the following improvements:[1][2][3]

  • New external compartment that enables it to deploy satellites. Each compartment can hold up to four launch containers. First time installed on Progress MS-03.
  • Enhanced redundancy thanks to the addition of a backup system of electrical motors for the docking and sealing mechanism.
  • Improved Micrometeoroid (MMOD) protection with additional panels in the cargo compartment.
  • Luch Russian relay satellites link capabilities enable telemetry and control even when not in direct view of ground radio stations.
  • GNSS autonomous navigation enables real time determination of the status vector and orbital parameters dispensing with the need of ground station orbit determination.
  • Real time relative navigation thanks to direct radio data exchange capabilities with the space station.
  • New digital radio that enables enhanced TV camera view for the docking operations.
  • The Ukrainian Chezara Kvant-V on board radio system and antenna/feeder system has been replaced with a Unified Command Telemetry System (UCTS).
  • Replacement of the Kurs A with Kurs NA digital system.

Pre-launch

In 2014, the launch was expected on 22 February 2018. In 2017, the mission had slipped to August 2018. In June 2018, the launch was scheduled for 31 October 2018, but in the wake of the Soyuz MS-10 accident it had to be postponed on 16 November 2018.[4]

Launch

Progress MS-10 launched atop a Soyuz-FG rocket on 16 November 2018, at 18:14:08 UTC [5] from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[6]

Docking

Progress MS-10 docked as scheduled with the aft docking port of the Zvezda module on 18 November 2018 at 19:31:38 UTC.[7]

Cargo

The Progress MS-10 spacecraft delivered 2,564 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. The following is a breakdown of cargo bound for the ISS:[2][4]

  • Dry cargo: 1,330 kg
  • Fuel: 750 kg
  • Oxygen: 75 kg
  • Water: 440 kg

Undocking and decay

It undocked at 08:40 UTC and deorbited in Pacific Ocean, on 4 June 2019 at 11:28 UTC.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter (1 December 2015). "Progress-MS 01-19". Gunter’s Space Page. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Progress MS-10: 2018-091A". NSSDCA. NASA. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Zak, Anatoly (16 November 2018). "Progress-MS". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly (16 November 2018). "Progress MS-10 arrives at ISS". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  5. ^ @Roscosmos (16 November 2018). "The State Commission confirmed the scheduled lift-off time of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle" (Tweet). Retrieved 16 November 2018 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Barrels, Meghan (16 November 2018). "Blastoff! Russian Spaceship Launches Tons of Supplies to Space Station". Space.com.
  7. ^ a b Staff writers (5 June 2019). "Progress MS-10 resupply ship splashes down in Pacific Ocean after undocking from ISS". Russian Aviation. Retrieved 6 June 2019.