Progress M1-7

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Progress M1-7
Progress M1-7.jpg
Progress M1-7 approaching the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2001-051A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M1 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 26 November 2001, 18:24:12 (2001-11-26UTC18:24:12Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 20 March 2002, 02:20 (2002-03-20UTC02:21Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda Aft
Docking date 28 November 2001, 19:43:02 UTC
Undocking date 19 March 2002, 17:43 UTC
Time docked 3½ months

Progress M1-7, identified by NASA as Progress 6 or 6P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 256.[1]

Progress M1-7 was launched by a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 18:24:12 GMT on 26 November 2001.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 19:43:02 GMT on 28 November.[2][3] It was unable to establish a hard dock due to debris from Progress M-45 on the docking port, which had to be removed in an unscheduled extra-vehicular activity on 3 December, after which it was able to establish a hard dock.

Progress M1-7 remained docked to the ISS for three and a half months before undocking at 17:43 GMT on 19 March 2002[2] to make way for Progress M1-8.[4] It was deorbited at 01:27 GMT on 20 March.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 02:20 GMT.[2][5]

Progress M1-7 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It also carried the Kolibri-2000 satellite, which it deployed at 22:28 GMT on 19 March 2002, a few hours after departing the ISS.

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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 M1-7"". 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.