Progress M-65 approaching the ISS
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||10 September 2008, 19:50UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||8 December 2008, 08:49UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Zvezda Aft|
|Docking date||17 September 2008, 18:43 UTC|
|Undocking date||15 November 2008, 16:19 UTC|
|Time docked||2 months|
Progress M-65, identified by NASA as Progress 30 or 30P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 365.
Progress M-65 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 19:50 GMT on 10 September 2008. The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 18:43 GMT on 17 September. Docking had originally been scheduled for 21:01 GMT on 12 September, but was delayed after Hurricane Ike forced NASA to close the Johnson Space Center, which houses the US mission control centre for the ISS. A backup facility at the Marshall Space Center was used during the docking. Following undocking at 16:19 GMT on 15 November, it conducted a Plazma-Progress experiment. It was deorbited on 8 December, with the 142 second deorbit burn beginning at 08:02. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 08:49.
Progress M-65 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It also carried a new Orlan-MK spacesuit to replace one of the older Orlan-M suits previously used for EVAs from the station.
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