Progress M-11M

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Progress M-11M
Progress M-11M.jpg
Progress M-11M approaches the ISS on June 23, 2011
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2011-027A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A60
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 21 June 2011, 14:38 (2011-06-21UTC14:38Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 1 September 2011 (2011-10)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda aft
Docking date 23 June 2011, 16:37 UTC
Undocking date 23 August 2011

Progress M-11M (Russian: Прогресс М-11М), identified by NASA as Progress 43 or 43P, is a Progress spacecraft which was launched on June 21, 2011 to resupply the International Space Station.[2] It was the eleventh Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft to be launched. The spacecraft is manufactured by RKK Energia, and will be operated by the Russian Federal Space Agency.[2] Progress M-11M transferred more than 2.5 tons of cargo to the Space Station, including food, water, scientific hardware, propellant, and cargo for the Russian Federal Space Agency, (Roscosmos), NASA and the Japanese Space Agency, (JAXA).

Launch[edit]

Progress M-11M launches from Baikonur's pad 1 on June 21, 2011.

The Soyuz-U rocket that carried the Progress M-11M cargo spacecraft into orbit was rolled out on 19 June 2011. Following the roll out, the rocket was erected in vertical in Baikonur`s pad 1.[3] L-2 operations were successfully completed on the day with integrated tests that included verification of the launch facilities and simulation of the lift-off and initial stages of the launch sequence.[4]

The Progress M-11M was lifted off atop a Soyuz-U rocket from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. After the launch, the spacecraft reached a preliminary orbit of 149 (240.09 km) by 120 miles (193.96 km).[5] The revolution of the successfully injected orbit was 88.54 minutes. A series of engine firings over the next two days guided the ship to set up a rendezvous with the Space Station.

Docking[edit]

Progress M-11M docked with the Zvezda service module of the Space Station at 16:37 GMT on 23 June 2011. The docking occurred 245 miles above eastern Kazakhstan and under monitoring of the mission control center and the station crew after Progress ship approached the station on auto pilot. The docking was monitored by the Mission Control Center in Moscow and the station Expedition 28 crew.[6]

Cargo[edit]

The cargo of Progress M-11M included 2,813 pounds of equipment, food, clothing, life support system gear, 2,050 pounds of propellant, 926 pounds of water and some 110 pounds of oxygen and air.

Inventory[edit]

Total cargo mass delivered: 2673 kg

Item description [7] Mass (kg)
Propellant in the propulsion system tanks for the ISS needs 250
Propellant in the refuelling system tanks 740
Oxygen 50
Water in the Rodnik system tanks 420
Items in the cargo compartment 1213
ECLSS 189
Water supply system 45
Thermal control system 8
On-board TM system 2
Onboard measure system 1
Maintenance and repair equipment 4
Sanitary and hygienic items 64
Individual fire protection items 3
Food containers, fresh products 249
Medical equipment, linen, personal hygienic and prophylactics items 42
FGB hardware 82
Rassvet hardware 21
Science experimental hardware, including experimental 42
Russian crew's items 77
On-board documentation files, crew provisions, video- and photo-equipment 22
US Orbital Segment hardware 362

Station reboost[edit]

The four attitude thrusters of Progress M-11M was fired on 1 July 2011 to reboost the Space Station. After the burn, the ISS orbit was raised by 3.5 km and achieved 388.3 km.[8] The purpose of the reboost was to gain altitude and set up phasing conditions for Space Shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 (ULF7) mission.

Undocking and deorbit[edit]

Progress M-11M departs the ISS on 23 August 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Progress M-11M space freighter launched into orbit". RIA Novosti. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b NASA. "Consolidated Launch Manifest". NASA. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Russian Federal Space Agency (2011-06-19). "Soyuz-U/Progress M-11M Erected on the Launch Pad". Russian Federal Space Agency. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  4. ^ Russian Federal Space Agency (20 June 2011). "Progress M-11M Launch Campaign: Spare Day at Baikonur". Russian Federal Space Agency. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Russian Federal Space Agency (22 June 2011). "Progress M-11M is Flying Towards the ISS". Russian Federal Space Agency. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Justin Ray (23 June 2011). "Space station welcomes Russian cargo ship arrival". Spaceflightnow.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Russian Federal Space Agency (2011-06-23). "Рrogress M-11M to Arrive at the ISS Today". Russian Federal Space Agency. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  8. ^ Roscosmos (1 July 2011). "ISS Orbit Raised by Russian Progress". Roscosmos. Retrieved 2 July 2011.