Progress M-62

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Progress M-62
Progress M-62.jpg
Progress M-62 docked with the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2007-064A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 23 December 2007, 07:12:41 (2007-12-23UTC07:12:41Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 15 February 2008, 13:29 (2008-02-15UTC13:30Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Pirs
Docking date 26 December 2007, 08:14 UTC
Undocking date 4 February 2008, 10:32 UTC
Time docked 40 days

Progress M-62, identified by NASA as Progress 27 or 27P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 362.

Progress M-62 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 07:12:41 GMT on 23 December 2007.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 08:14 GMT on 26 December.[2] The Pirs module had previously been occupied by Progress M-61, which undocked on 22 December.[3] Progress M-62 remained docked for 40 days before undocking at 10:32 GMT on 4 February 2008.[4] Following undocking it conducted Earth observation experiments for ten days prior to being deorbited. It was deorbited at 09:44 GMT on 15 February 2008.[4] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 13:29 GMT.[4][5]

Progress M-62 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It carried over 862 kilograms (1,900 lb) of propellant, 46 kilograms (101 lb) of oxygen and 1,325 kilograms (2,921 lb) of dry cargo. The total mass of the cargo carried was 2,244 kilograms (4,947 lb).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b NASA: Expedition 16/Progress 27
  4. ^ a b c Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-05.