Progress M-59 approaching the ISS
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||18 January 2007, 02:12:13UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||1 August 2007, 19:26UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking date||20 January 2007, 01:59 UTC|
|Undocking date||1 August 2007, 14:07 UTC|
|Time docked||5 months|
Progress M-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. The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 01:59 GMT on 20 January. It remained docked for five months before undocking at 14:07 GMT on 1 August 2007. It was deorbited at 18:42 GMT the same day. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 19:26 GMT.
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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