Progress M-03M is docked to the ISS
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Mission duration||194 days|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A60|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 October 2009, 01:14UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||27 April 2010|
|Perigee altitude||291 kilometres (181 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||336 kilometres (209 mi)|
|Epoch||9 May 2009|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking date||18 October 2009, 01:40 UTC|
|Undocking date||22 April 2010, 16:32 UTC|
|Time docked||186 days|
|Pressurised||790 kilograms (1,740 lb)|
|Fuel||870 kilograms (1,920 lb)|
|Water||420 kilograms (930 lb)|
Launch and docking
Progress M-03M launched on a Soyuz-U carrier rocket, flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Liftoff took place at 01:14 UTC on 15 October 2009. Docking with the Pirs module of the ISS took place on 18 October at 01:40 UTC. Progress M-03M delivered 790 kilograms (1750 lb) of dry cargo, 870 kg (1918 lb) of propellant and 420 kg (926 lb) of water.
The spacecraft undocked from Pirs on 22 April 2010. Filled with trash and discarded space station items, the Progress ship was used for scientific experiments until it was deorbited, entering the Earth's atmosphere and burning up over the Pacific Ocean. The deorbit burn occurred at 18:07 UTC on 27 April 2010.
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