Progress M-18M

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Progress M-18M
Progress M-18M.jpg
Progress M-18M approaches the ISS on 11 February 2013.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2013-007A
SATCAT no.39082
Mission duration165 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 418
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass6950 kg
Start of mission
Launch date11 February 2013, 14:41:46 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date26 July 2013, 00:42 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude401 km
Apogee altitude417 km
Inclination51.6°
Period92.74 minutes
Epoch11 February 2013[1]
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date12 February 2013, 20:35 UTC
Undocking date25 July 2013, 20:43 UTC
Time docked164 days
Cargo
Mass2638 kg
Pressurised1368 kg (dry cargo)
Fuel346 kg
Gaseous50 kg
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-18M (Russian: Прогресс М-18М), identified by NASA as Progress 50P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos to resupply the International Space Station during 2013. Progress M-18M was sent on a four-orbit rendezvous profile that was already demonstrated by the Progress M-16M and Progress M-17M spacecraft in 2012.

Launch[edit]

The spacecraft was launched on time at 14:41:46 UTC on 11 February 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[2]

Docking[edit]

Oleg Novitsky and Roman Romanenko monitor data at the TORU controls during the Progress M-18M approach to the ISS.

Progress M-18M docked with the Pirs at 20:35 UTC less than six hours after the launch. The successful docking climaxed the third successful Same-Day-Rendezvous in the International Space Station history.[3]

Cargo[edit]

Progress M-18M delivered about 346 kilograms (763 lb) of propellant, 50 kilograms (110 lb) of oxygen and air, 420 kilograms (930 lb) of water and about 1,368 kilograms (3,016 lb) of spare parts, science gear and other supplies (dry cargo) to the Space Station.[4]

Undocking and reentry[edit]

Progress M-18M departs the ISS on 25 July 2013.

Progress M-18M undocked from the ISS on 25 July 2013. The re-entry procedure started around 23:53 UTC, on 25 July 2013. The destruction occurred at 00:42 UTC, on 26 July 2013 in the Pacific Ocean.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ Pete Harding and William Graham (11 February 2013). "Progress M-18M docks with ISS following same day launch". NASAspaceflight.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Progress M-18M Mission Updates". SPACEFLIGHT101. 11 February 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ Tariq Malik (11 February 2013). "Robotic Russian Supply Ship Docks With Space Station". SPACE.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Russia's Progress Spacecraft Undocks From Space Station". RIA Novosti. 26 July 2013.