Progress M-61 approaching the ISS
|Station crew||Expedition 15
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|Launch date||2 August 2007
|Decay Date||22 January 2008
|Free flight time||1 month|
|Docked time||5 months|
|Docking date||5 August 2007
|Undocking date||22 December 2007
Progress M-61, identified by NASA as Progress 26 or 26P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 361.
Progress M-61 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 17:33:47 GMT on 2 August 2007. The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 18:40 GMT on 5 August. It remained docked for almost five months before undocking at 03:59 GMT on 22 December 2007. Following undocking it conducted technological experiments and research as part of the Plazma-Progress programme for a month prior to being deorbited. It was deorbited at 19:06 GMT on 22 January 2008. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 19:51 GMT.
Progress M-61 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.
See also 
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-05.[dead link]
- Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-61"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
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