Progress M-66

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Progress M-66
Progress M-66.jpg
Progress M-66 docking with the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2009-006A
SATCAT no.33593
Mission duration97 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 366
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date10 February 2009, 05:49 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31/6
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date18 May 2009, 15:14:45 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6°
Epoch10 February 2009
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date13 February 2009, 07:18 UTC
Undocking date6 May 2009, 15:18 UTC
Time docked82 days
Cargo
Pressurised1300 kg (dry cargo)
Fuel870 kg
Gaseous50 kg (oxygen) and air
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-66 (Russian: Прогресс М-66), identified by NASA as Progress 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.

Launch[edit]

Progress M-66 was launched at 05:49 UTC 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.

Docking[edit]

The spacecraft docked with the Pirs module of the ISS at 07:18 UTC on 13 February 2009.[1] It undocked at 15:18 UTC on 6 May 2009, to make way for Progress M-02M. It was deorbited at 14:28:30 UTC on 18 May 2009 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 UTC.

Cargo[edit]

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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly (18 February 2009). "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 7 April 2009.