Progress M1-6

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Progress M1-6
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2001-021A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M1 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 20 May 2001, 22:32:40 (2001-05-20UTC22:32:40Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 22 August 2001, 09:50 (2001-08-22UTC09:51Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda Aft
Docking date 23 May 2001, 00:23:57 UTC
Undocking date 22 August 2001, 06:02 UTC
Time docked 3 months

Progress M1-6, identified by NASA as Progress 4 or 4P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 255.[1]

Progress M1-6 was launched on the maiden flight of the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket, flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 22:32:40 GMT on 20 May 2001.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 00:23:57 GMT on 23 May.[2][3] It remained docked for three months before undocking at 06:02 GMT on 22 August[2] to make way for Progress M-45.[4] It was deorbited at 09:00 GMT on the same day,[2] burning up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 09:50 GMT.[2][5]

Progress M1-6 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.

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  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 M1-6"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-07.