Progress MS-03

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Progress MS-03
ISS-50 Progress MS-03 undocking from Pirs.jpg
Progress MS-03 undocking from the Pirs on 31 January 2017
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoscosmos
COSPAR ID2016-045A
SATCAT no.41670
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress MS-03 (No.433)
Spacecraft typeProgress-MS
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7,281 kg (16,052 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date16 July 2016, 21:41:45 (UTC)
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur 31/6
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs nadir
Docking date19 July 2016, 00:20 UTC
Undocking date31 January 2017, 14:25 UTC
Time docked196 days
Cargo
Mass2,436 kg (5,370 lb)
Pressurised1,230 kg (2,710 lb)
Fuel705 kg (1,554 lb)
Gaseous50 kg (110 lb)
Water420 kg (930 lb)
Progress ISS Resupply
 
Progress MS-03 as seen from the visual scope of the Pirs module at the ISS

Progress MS-03 (Russian: Прогресс МC-03), identified by NASA as Progress 64 or 64P, is a Progress spacecraft to be used by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). It was launched as scheduled on July 16, 2016 at 21:41:45 (UTC).[1]

It is the first Progress MS to have an external compartment for releasing satellites.[2]

Launch[edit]

Progress MS-03 was launched on July 16, 2016 at 21:41:45 (UTC) on a Soyuz-U from the Baikonur 31/6 in Kazakhstan.

Docking[edit]

Progress MS-03 docked with the nadir docking port of the Pirs module on July 19, 2016 at 00:20 UTC.[3][4]

Cargo[edit]

The Progress MS-3 spacecraft carried about 2425 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, 22 kg of supplies for NASA and 1418 kg of spare parts, supplies and experiment hardware for the six members of the Expedition 48 crew.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zak, Anatoly (December 30, 2015). "Soyuz rocket flies critical test mission with Progress-MS". Russian Space web. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  2. ^ Chris, Gebhardt (July 16, 2016). "Russia launches Progress MS-03/64P resupply mission to ISS". www.NasaSpaceFlight.com. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  3. ^ Chris, Gebhardt (July 19, 2016). "Russia Progress MS-03/64P docks with ISS". www.NasaSpaceFlight.com. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly (July 17, 2016). "Progress MS-03 heads to the ISS". Russian Space web. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  5. ^ Clark, Stephen (July 16, 2016). "Progress supply ship heads for International Space Station". Retrieved 2016-07-18.