Progress M-10M approaches the ISS on April 29, 2011
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A60|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||27 April 2011, 13:05:21UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||29 October 2011, 13:00UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Pirs Nadir|
|Docking date||29 April 2011, 14:29 UTC|
|Undocking date||29 October 2011, 09:04 UTC|
|Time docked||180 days, 18 hours, 35 minutes|
|Pressurised||1,349 kilograms (2,974 lb)|
|Fuel||879 kilograms (1,938 lb)|
|Gaseous||50 kilograms (110 lb)|
|Water||420 kilograms (930 lb)|
Progress M-10M (Russian: Прогресс М-10М), identified by NASA as Progress 42 or 42P, is a Progress spacecraft which was launched on 27 April 2011 to resupply the International Space Station. It was the tenth Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft to be launched, and has the serial number 410. The spacecraft was manufactured by RKK Energia, and is operated by the Russian Federal Space Agency. On 29 April 2011 it arrived at the space station's Pirs Docking Compartment during Expedition 27.
Progress M-10M lifted off from launch pad number 1 of the Baikonur cosmodrome at 13:05 UTC on 27 April 2011. Progress M-10M achieved the preliminary planned orbit after nine minutes of the launch. Onboard commands were issued to unfurl the spacecraft's communications and navigation antennas and extend two power-generating solar arrays. A series of engine firings over the next two days guided the spacecraft toward a linkup with the International Space Station (ISS).
Progress M-10M autonomously flew for two days after the launch and arrived at the ISS on 29 April 2011, successfully docking to the nadir port of the Pirs at 14:19 UTC. The docking occurred as the two spacecraft were traveling 220 miles (354 kilometers) over western Mongolia. The linkup happened just over five hours before NASA's first launch attempt of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-134 mission. The shuttle launch was scrubbed because two heaters on one of Endeavour's auxiliary power units failed.
Total cargo mass delivered: 2645 kg
|Item description ||Mass (kg)|
|Propellant in the propulsion system tanks for the ISS needs||250|
|Propellant in the refuelling system tanks||627|
|Water in the Rodnik system tanks||420|
|Items in the cargo compartment||1297|
|Gas supply system||24|
|Water supply system||20|
|Thermal control system||14|
|On-board hardware control system||12|
|Individual protection items||62|
|Maintenance and repair equipment||10|
|Sanitary and hygienic items||118|
|Food containers, fresh products||192|
|Medical equipment, linen, personal hygienic and prophylactics items||94|
|Science experimental hardware, including experimental items||141|
|Russian crew's items||88|
|On-board documentation files, crew provisions, video- and photo-equipment||22|
|US Orbital Segment hardware||444|
Undocking and decay
Progress M-10M undocked nominally at 9:04 GMT on 29 October 2011 from the Nadir port of the Pirs Docking Compartment after hooks open command at 9:01 GMT. An automated 15 seconds separation burn followed at 9:07 GMT. The cargo ship, loaded with trash, performed its 3 minute deorbit burn at 12:10:30 GMT. It entered the Earth's atmosphere at 12:48 PM GMT and burned up at 12:54 PM GMT. Surviving debris impacted in the Pacific Ocean at around 13:00 GMT.
With the Progress M-10M undocking, the Space Station was in a very rare configuration of having only one Russian vehicle docked (Soyuz TMA-02M at Rassvet Module). The last time this situation occurred was in March 2009.
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