Progress M-61

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Progress M-61
ISS15 Progress 26.jpg
Progress M-61 approaching the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2007-033A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 2 August 2007, 17:33:47 (2007-08-02UTC17:33:47Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 22 January 2008, 19:51 (2008-01-22UTC19:52Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Pirs
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.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module at 18:40 GMT on 5 August.[2] It remained docked for almost five months before undocking at 03:59 GMT on 22 December 2007.[3] 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.[3] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 19:51 GMT.[4][5]

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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  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  4. ^ Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-61"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-05.