Progress M-61 approaching the ISS
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||2 August 2007, 17:33:47UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||22 January 2008, 19:51UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking date||5 August 2007, 18:40 UTC|
|Undocking date||22 December 2007, 03:59 UTC|
|Time docked||5 months|
Progress M-61, identified by NASA as Progress 26 or 26P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 361.
Progress M-61 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 17:33:47 GMT on 2 August 2007. The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 18:40 GMT on 5 August. It remained docked for almost five months before undocking at 03:59 GMT on 22 December 2007. Following undocking it conducted technological experiments and research as part of the Plazma-Progress programme for a month prior to being deorbited. It was deorbited at 19:06 GMT on 22 January 2008. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 19:51 GMT.
Progress M-61 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.
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