Progress M-53

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Progress M-53
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Progress M-53 approaching the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2005-021A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 16 June 2005, 23:09:34 (2005-06-16UTC23:09:34Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 7 September 2005, 14:12:40 (2005-09-07UTC14:12:41Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda Aft
Docking date 19 June 2005, 00:41:31 UTC
Undocking date 7 September 2005, 10:25:57 UTC
Time docked 3 months

Progress M-53, identified by NASA as Progress 18 or 18P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 353.[1]

Progress M-53 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 23:09:34 GMT on 16 June 2005.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 00:41:31 GMT on 19 June.[2][3] The docking was conducted using the backup TORU system, under the control of cosmonaut Sergei Krikalyov, due to a power failure at one of the spacecraft's ground control stations.[4] It remained docked for three months before undocking at 10:25:57 GMT on 7 September 2005[2] to make way for Progress M-54.[4] It was deorbited at 13:26:00 GMT on 7 September 2005.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 14:12:40 GMT.[2][5]

Progress M-53 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.

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  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-53"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-06.