Progress MS-06

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Progress MS-06
Progress MS-06 docks to ISS.jpg
Progress MS-06 approaches the ISS on 16 June 2017.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoscosmos
COSPAR ID2017-033A
SATCAT no.42756
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress MS-06 (No.436)
Spacecraft typeProgress-MS
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date14 June 2017 09:20:13 UTC [1]
RocketSoyuz-2.1a
Launch siteBaikonur Site 31/6
ContractorRoscosmos
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date16 June 2017, 11:37 UTC
Undocking date28 December 2017, 01:03 UTC
Time docked6m 11d 13h 26m
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress MS-06 (Russian: Прогресс МC-06), identified by NASA as Progress 67 or 67P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).

Launch[edit]

Progress MS-6 launched on 14 June 2017 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-2.1a rocket to get to orbit, replacing the former Soyuz-U launch system.[2][3]

Docking[edit]

Progress MS-6 docked with the Zvezda. It was planned to dock with the Pirs module which it would remove from the space station, in preparation for the arrival of the Nauka module. However, due to the repetitive delays with the Nauka module the plan was postponed to Progress MS-09. After a two-day rendezvous, MS-06 docked to the station on 16 June 2017 at 11:37 UTC.

Cargo[edit]

The Progress MS-6 spacecraft carried about 2450 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. The spacecraft delivered food, fuel and supplies, including 705 kg of propellant, 50 kg of oxygen and air, 420 kg of water.

Orbit[edit]

On 27 August 2017, MS-06's engines were used for a 177-second burn to raise the ISS by around 0.6 mile (average orbital altitude). [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Progress MS-06 launches; mission to remove Pirs module delayed
  2. ^ Clark, Stephen (July 11, 2016). "Launch Schedule – Spacecflightnow". Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. ^ NASA Office of Inspector General (June 28, 2016). NASA’s Response to SpaceX’s June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station (PDF) (Report). NASA Office of Inspector General. p. 13. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  4. ^ ISS Orbit Increases Almost 2,000 Feet After Adjustment Maneuver - Control Center, Sputnik News, 2017-08-27