Progress M-66

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Progress M-66
Progress M-66.jpg
Progress M-66 docking with the ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2009-006A
SATCAT no.33593Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M 11F615A55
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date10 February 2009, 05:49 (2009-02-10UTC05:49Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur Site 31/6
End of mission
Decay date18 May 2009, 15:14:45 (2009-05-18UTC15:14:46Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date13 February 2009, 07:18 UTC
Undocking date6 May 2009, 15:18 UTC
Time docked3 months
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-66 (Russian: Прогресс М-66), identified by NASA as Progress 32 or 32P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was the penultimate flight of the Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, using the spacecraft with the serial number 366.

Progress M-66 was launched at 05:49 GMT on 10 February 2009, by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket flying from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This was the first time Site 31 had been used for a Progress launch since Progress M-15 in 1992. The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module of the ISS at 07:18 GMT on 13 February.[1] It undocked at 15:18 on 6 May, to make way for Progress M-02M. It was deorbited at 14:28:30 on 18 May following twelve days of free flight, during which it conducted experiments as part of the Plazma-Progress programme. Any debris from Progress M-66 that survived re-entry landed in the Pacific Ocean at around 15:14:45 GMT.


Progress M-66 delivered supplies to the International Space Station, including fuel, food and water for the crew, and equipment for conducting scientific research and establishing a 6-man crew capacity aboard the ISS. It also carried a new Orlan-MK spacesuit to replace one of the older Orlan-M suits previously used for EVAs from the station.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly (2009-02-18). "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-04-07.