Progress M-64

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Progress M-64
Progress M-64.jpg
Progress M-64 after undocking from Zarya
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2008-023A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Launch mass 7,056 kilograms (15,556 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 14 May 2008, 20:22 (2008-05-14UTC20:22Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 8 September 2008, 21:33 (2008-09-08UTC21:34Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zarya nadir
Docking date 16 May 2008, 21:39 UTC
Undocking date 1 September 2008, 19:46 UTC
Time docked 4 months
Cargo
Mass 2,112 kilograms (4,656 lb)
Pressurised 1,292 kilograms (2,848 lb)
Fuel 1,230 kilograms (2,710 lb)
Gaseous 50 kilograms (110 lb)
Water 420 kilograms (930 lb)

Progress M-64, identified by NASA as Progress 29 or 29P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 364.

Progress M-64 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 20:22 GMT on 14 May 2008. The spacecraft docked with the nadir port of the Zarya module at 21:39 GMT on 16 May, two minutes behind schedule, by means of the Kurs system.[1] Following undocking at 19:46 GMT on 1 September, it spent a week in free-flight conducting experiments for the Plazma-Progress programme. It was deorbited on 8 September, with the deorbit burn beginning at 20:47. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 21:33.[2]

Cargo[edit]

Progress M-65 carried 2,112 kilograms (4,656 lb) of cargo to the International Space Station.[3] 1,292 kilograms (2,848 lb) of this was dry cargo, including food for the crew, equipment for conducting scientific research, and a replacement Sokol KV-2 spacesuit for Sergey Volkov, as his original suit had been damaged. It also carried a docking target for attaching the MRM-2 module to the zenith port of the Zvezda module.

In addition to dry cargo, it carried 1,230 kilograms (2,710 lb) of fuel for reboosting and refuelling the ISS, 29 kilograms (64 lb) of oxygen and 21 kilograms (46 lb) of air for the crew to breathe, and 420 kilograms (930 lb) of water.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Progress Docks to Space Station". Expedition 17. NASA. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  2. ^ Zak, Anatoly (2009-02-18). "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Progress M-64 (ISS 29P)". Space Newsfeed. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. ^ "ИНФОРМАЦИЯ по транспортному грузовому кораблю "Прогресс М-64"" (in Russian). Roskosmos. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2009-04-08. [dead link]