Progress M-59

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Progress M-59
Progress M-59.jpg
Progress M-59 approaching the ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2007-002A
SATCAT no.29714Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M 11F615A55
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date18 January 2007, 02:12:13 (2007-01-18UTC02:12:13Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date1 August 2007, 19:26 (2007-08-01UTC19:27Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date20 January 2007, 01:59 UTC
Undocking date1 August 2007, 14:07 UTC
Time docked5 months
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-59 (Russian: Прогресс М-59), identified by NASA as Progress 24 or 24P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 359.

Progress M-59 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 02:12:13 GMT on 18 January 2007.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 01:59 GMT on 20 January.[2] It remained docked for five months before undocking at 14:07 GMT on 1 August 2007.[3] It was deorbited at 18:42 GMT the same day.[3] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 19:26 GMT.[4][5]

Progress M-59 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. Its cargo included components for the Space Station's life support system.

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  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  3. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  4. ^ Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-59"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-05.