Progress M-01M

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Progress M-01M
Progress M-01M.jpg
Progress M-01M seen from the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2008-060A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A60
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 26 November 2008, 12:38 (2008-11-26UTC12:38Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 8 February 2009, 08:20 (2009-02-08UTC08:21Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Pirs
Docking date 30 November 2008, 12:28 UTC
Undocking date 6 February 2009, 04:10 UTC
Time docked ~2 months
Cargo
Mass 2,423 kilograms (5,342 lb)

Progress M-01M, identified by NASA as Progress 31 or 31P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was the first flight of the Progress-M 11F615A60, which featured a TsVM-101 digital flight computer and MBITS digital telemetry system,[1] in place of the earlier analogue systems.

It was launched at 12:38 GMT on 26 November 2008 from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, atop a Soyuz-U carrier rocket. Following a four day free flight, it docked with Pirs module of the ISS at 12:28 GMT on 30 November. It remained docked until 6 February 2009, when it undocked at 04:10 GMT. It subsequently spent two days in free flight, before being deorbited, and burning up in the atmosphere at 08:19 GMT on 8 February.[2]

Cargo[edit]

Progress M-01M carried 2,423 kilograms (5,342 lb) of cargo, consisting of which 820 kilograms (1,810 lb) of fuel, 210 kilograms (460 lb) of water, and 1,343 kilograms (2,961 lb) of dry cargo. The dry cargo included Japanese food for Koichi Wakata, who arrived aboard the station in March 2009 as part of Expedition 18.[3][4]

Antenna problem[edit]

Immediately after launch, an antenna used by the spacecraft's Kurs docking system failed to deploy.[5] The antenna was successfully deployed about three hours later after flight controllers resent the deployment command,[4] however the spacecraft was docked using the backup TORU system,[6] controlled by cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, as a precaution.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Progress-M 1M - 10M (11F615A60, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  2. ^ Zak, Anatoly (2009-02-10). "Progress M-01M cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Russia sends upgraded cargo ship to space station". Fox News. 2008-11-26. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Progress launched to ISS". SpaceToday. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  5. ^ Malik, Tariq (2008-11-26). "Russian Cargo Ship on Course for Space Station". Space.com. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Unmanned Russian resupply spacecraft docks with ISS". SpaceDaily. 2008-11-30. Retrieved 2009-04-07.