Progress M1-4

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Progress M1-4
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Progress M1-4 during its first docking with the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2000-073A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M1 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 16 November 2000, 01:32:36 (2000-11-16UTC01:32:36Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 8 February 2001, 13:50 (2001-02-08UTC13:51Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zarya Nadir
Docking date 18 November 2000, 03:47:42 UTC
Undocking date 1 December 2000, 16:22:52 UTC
Time docked 2 weeks
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zarya Nadir
Docking date 26 December 2000, 11:03:13 UTC
Undocking date 8 February 2000, 11:26:04 UTC
Time docked 6 weeks

Progress M1-4, identified by NASA as Progress 2 or 2P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 253.[1]

Progress M1-4 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 01:32:36 GMT on 16 November 2000.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Nadir port of the Zarya module at 03:47:42 GMT on 18 November.[2][3] The Kurs docking system failed during docking, and the manual backup, TORU, was used for the docking. Progress M1-4 remained docked for two weeks before undocking at 16:22:52 GMT on 1 December.[2]

Following its undocking, Progress M1-4 spent 25 days in free flight, prior to redocking with the same port on 26 December at 11:03:13 GMT. Like the original docking, the TORU system was used, as although the fault with the Kurs system had been resolved, the procedure used to abort the original Kurs docking attempt was irreversible due to the retraction of an antenna that could not be redeployed. It remained docked for six weeks before undocking again at 11:26:04 GMT on 8 February 2001. It was deorbited at 12:59 GMT on the same day.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 13:50 GMT.[2][4]

Progress M1-4 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It was the first Progress spacecraft to resupply an Expedition crew aboard the ISS, and as of 2009 the only Progress spacecraft to make two dockings with the Station. It was also the last Progress spacecraft to make two dockings with any Station until Progress M-15M.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M1-4"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-07.