Progress M-18M approaches the ISS on 11 February 2013.
|Station crew||Expedition 34|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|Launch date||11 February 2013
|Docking port||Pirs Docking Compartment|
|Docking date||12 February 2013
|Undocking date||July 21 2013 (planned)|
Progress M-18M (Russian: Прогресс М-18М), identified by NASA as Progress 50 or 50P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos to resupply the International Space Station during 2013. Progress M-18M was sent on a 4-Orbit rendezvous profile that was already demonstrated by the Progress M-16M and Progress M-17M spacecraft in 2012.
Progress M-18M docked with the Pirs Docking Compartment at 20:35 GMT less than six hours after the launch. The successful docking climaxed the third successful Same-Day-Rendezvous in the International Space Station history.
Progress M-18M delivered about 764 pounds (346 kilograms) of propellant, 110 pounds (50 kg) of oxygen and air, 926 pounds (420 kg) of water and about 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg) of spare parts, science gear and other supplies to the Space Station.
- Pete Harding and William Graham (11 February 2013). "Progress M-18M docks with ISS following same day launch". NASAspaceflight.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- "Progress M-18M Mission Updates". SPACEFLIGHT101. 11-02-2013. Retrieved 13-02-2013.
- Tariq Malik (11 February 2013). "Robotic Russian Supply Ship Docks With Space Station". SPACE.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.