Progress M-03M

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Progress M-03M
Progress M-03M.jpg
Progress M-03M is docked to the ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2009-056A
SATCAT no.35948
Mission duration194 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M 11F615A60
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date15 October 2009, 01:14 (2009-10-15UTC01:14Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date27 April 2010 (2010-04-28)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude291 kilometres (181 mi)
Apogee altitude336 kilometres (209 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Period90.79 minutes
Epoch9 May 2009[1]
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date18 October 2009, 01:40 UTC
Undocking date22 April 2010, 16:32 UTC
Time docked186 days
Pressurised790 kilograms (1,740 lb)
Fuel870 kilograms (1,920 lb)
Water420 kilograms (930 lb)
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-03M (Russian: Прогресс М-03М), identified by NASA as Progress 35P, was a Progress spacecraft used by the Russian Federal Space Agency to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).

Launch and docking[edit]

Progress M-03M launched on a Soyuz-U carrier rocket, flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[2] 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.[3][4] Progress M-03M delivered 790 kilograms (1750 lb) of dry cargo, 870 kg (1918 lb) of propellant and 420 kg (926 lb) of water.


Progress M-03M departs the ISS.

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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Russia set to launch space freighter to ISS". RIA Novosti. 6 October 2009.
  3. ^ JUSTIN RAY (14 October 2009). "Latest freighter heads for International Space Station". SPACEFLIGHT NOW.
  4. ^ JUSTIN RAY (17 October 2009). "Cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station". SPACEFLIGHT NOW.
  5. ^ NASA (28 April 2010). "NASA ISS On-orbit Status Report". Retrieved 29 April 2010.

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