Progress M1-1

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Progress M1-1
Mission type Mir resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2000-005A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M1 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 1 February 2000, 06:47:23 (2000-02-01UTC06:47:23Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 26 April 2000 (2000-04-27)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking port Kvant-1 Aft
Docking date 3 February 2000, 08:02:28 UTC
Undocking date 26 April 2000, 16:32:43 UTC
Time docked 83 days

Progress M1-1 was a Progress spacecraft which was launched by Russia in 2000 to resupply the Mir space station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 250.[1] It was the first flight of the Progress-M1, a derivative of the Progress-M originally designed for resupplying the International Space Station, which was optimised for the transportation of fuel over pressurised cargo.

Progress M1-1 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 06:47:23 GMT on 1 February 2000.[1] The spacecraft docked with Mir, which was at that time unmanned, at 08:02:28 GMT on 3 February – the docking port used was the aft port on the Kvant-1 module.[2][3] It remained docked for 83 days before undocking at 16:32:43 GMT on 26 April to make way for Progress M1-2.[2][4] It was deorbited at 19:26:03 GMT,[2] and burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean around fifty minutes later.[5]

Progress M1-1 was used to reboost Mir, which was rapidly decaying from orbit at the time of its arrival. It carried nitrogen to repressurise the station following a leak, as well as supplies for the EO-28 crew, who arrived aboard Mir in April.[6]

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  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b c Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M1-1"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ Christy, Robert. "Mir Diary - 2000". Zarya. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  6. ^ Lafleur, Claude. "Spacecrafts launched in 2000". The Spacecraft Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-06-12.