Progress M-28M

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Progress M-28M
ISS-46 Progress M-28M shortly after undocking.jpg
Progress M-28M shortly after undocking from the ISS on 19 December 2015
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roscosmos
COSPAR ID 2015-031A
SATCAT no. 40713
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A60
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Launch mass 7282 kg
Start of mission
Launch date 3 July 2015, 04:55:48 (2015-07-03UTC04:55:48Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur 1/5[1]
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 19 December 2015, 11:28 UTC
Orbital parameters
Perigee 263 kilometres (163 mi)[2]
Apogee 289 kilometres (180 mi)[2]
Inclination 51.65 degrees[2]
Period 90.03 minutes[2]
Epoch 4 July 2015, 21:49:19 UTC[2]
Docking with ISS
Docking port Pirs nadir
Docking date 5 July 2015, 07:11 UTC
Undocking date 19 December 2015, 07:35 UTC
Time docked 167 days, 00 h, 24 min
Cargo
Mass 2381 kg
Pressurised 1393 kg
Fuel 520 kg
Gaseous 48 kg
Water 420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-28M (Russian: Прогресс М-28М), identified by NASA as Progress 60 or 60P was a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) during 2015. It was launched on July 3, 2015, less than a week following the failure of SpaceX CRS-7 and the previous failure of Progress M-27M to deliver cargo to the ISS.[3] The 28th Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft launched has the serial number 428 and was built by RKK Energia.

Launch[edit]

The spacecraft was launched on 3 July 2015 at 04:55 UTC from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[4]

Docking[edit]

Progress M-28M docked with the Pirs docking compartment on 5 July 2015 at 07:11 UTC. The spacecraft undocked from the station on 19 December 2015 at 07:35 UTC.

Cargo[edit]

The Progress spacecraft carries 2381 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station.[5] The craft is delivering food, fuel and supplies, including 520 kg of propellant, 48 kg of oxygen and air, 420 kg of water, and 1393 kg of spare parts, supplies and experiment hardware for the six members of the Expedition 44 crew. Progress M-28M is scheduled to remain docked to Pirs for about four months.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Peat, Chris (4 July 2015). "PROGRESS-M 28M - Orbit". Heavens-Above. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  3. ^ Shively, Nick (July 2, 2015). "Russia to launch supplies to International Space Station tonight". LA times. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  4. ^ Chris Bergin (3 July 2015). "Russian Progress M-28M launches on critical ISS cargo run". NASASpaceflight.com.
  5. ^ "Progress M-28M". Roscosmos. 3 July 2015.

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