Progress MS-11 approaches the ISS.
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Mission duration||116 days|
|Spacecraft||Progress MS-11 n/s 441|
|Launch mass||7400 kg|
|Payload mass||3400 kg|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 April 2019, 11:01:34 UTC |
|Rocket||Soyuz-2.1a s/n Ya15000-036|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 31/5|
|Contractor||Progress Rocket Space Centre|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||29 July 2019|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Regime||Low Earth orbit|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking date||4 April 2019, 14:22:26 UTC |
|Undocking date||29 July 2019, 10:43 UTC|
|Time docked||116 days|
Progress MS-11 (Russian: Прогресс МC-11), identified by NASA as Progress 72P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). This is the 163rd flight of a Progress spacecraft.
- New external compartment that enables it to deploy satellites. Each compartment can hold up to four launch containers. First time installed on Progress MS-03.
- Enhanced redundancy thanks to the addition of a backup system of electrical motors for the docking and sealing mechanism.
- Improved Micrometeoroid (MMOD) protection with additional panels in the cargo compartment.
- Luch Russian relay satellites link capabilities enable telemetry and control even when not in direct view of ground radio stations.
- GNSS autonomous navigation enables real time determination of the status vector and orbital parameters dispensing with the need of ground station orbit determination.
- Real time relative navigation thanks to direct radio data exchange capabilities with the space station.
- New digital radio that enables enhanced TV camera view for the docking operations.
- The Ukrainian Chezara Kvant-V on board radio system and antenna/feeder system has been replaced with a Unified Command Telemetry System (UCTS).
- Replacement of the Kurs A with Kurs NA digital system.
In 2014, the launch was scheduled for 16 April 2018. In November 2018, delays with the launch of the EgyptSat-A spacecraft and required the launch to 28 March 2019, the Kommersant newspaper reported. In January 2019, RIA Novosti reported that the launch had been pushed to 4 April 2019.
The Progress MS-14 spacecraft delivered 3,400 kg of cargo, with 1,400 kg of this being dry cargo. The following is a breakdown of cargo bound for the ISS:
- Dry cargo: 1,400 kg
- Fuel: 900 kg
- Compressed Air: 47 kg
- Water: 420 kg (Rodnik system)
Equipment for several life science experiments, including Bioplenka, Konstanta-2, Produtsent, Mikrovir, Struktura, Biodegradatsiya and Kristallizator. The spacecraft also carried the Faza vessel for growing water plants and the associated lighting system for the Ryaska educational experiment.
Undocking and decay
It undocked at 10:43 UTC, on 29 July 2019. And decay in the atmosphere and its debris entered the Pacific Ocean, on the same day.
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