Progress M-20M

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Progress M-20M
Progress M-20M undocking.jpg
Progress M-20M undocking from the Pirs docking module on 3 February 2014.
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2013-039A
SATCAT № 39219
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A60
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 27 July 2013, 20:45:08 (2013-07-27UTC20:45:08Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur 31/6[1]
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 11 February 2014, 15:55 (2014-02-11UTC15:56Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 413 kilometres (257 mi)
Apogee 418 kilometres (260 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 92.88 minutes
Epoch 30 July 2013[2]
Docking with ISS
Docking port Pirs
Docking date 28 July 2013, 02:26 UTC
Undocking date 3 February 2014, 16:21 UTC
Time docked 190 days, 13 hour, 55 minutes

Progress M-20M (Russian: Прогресс М-20М), identified by NASA as Progress 52 or 52P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) during 2013.[3] Progress M-20M was built by RKK Energia. Progress M-20M was launched on a 6-hours rendezvous profile towards the ISS. The 20th Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft to be launched, it had the serial number 420 and was built by RKK Energia.

Launch[edit]

The spacecraft was launched on 27 July 2013 at 20:45 GMT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[4] The launch was the first out of Baikonur since a disastrous Proton-M failure on July 2.

Docking[edit]

Progress M-20M docked with the Pirs docking compartment on 28 July at 02:26 GMT, less than six hours after launch.[5]

Cargo[edit]

Some last minute items were added to the Progress to assist the station astronauts with figuring out why the cooling system on one of the U.S. spacesuits sprung a leak and caused a spacewalk to be aborted the previous week.

Undocking and Reentry[edit]

Progress M-20M undocked from the ISS on 3 February 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Pete Harding (July 27, 2013). "Progress M-20M arrives at ISS with spacesuit repair tools". 
  4. ^ "Cargo freighter takes 4-orbit sprint to space station". Spaceflight Now. 27 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Megan Gannon (July 27, 2013). "Russian Spacecraft Delivers Spacesuit Repair Kit to International Space Station".