Docking of Progress 76P
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Launch mass||7000 kg|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 February 2021 04:45(planned) |
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 31|
|Contractor||Progress Rocket Space Centre|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||June 2021 (planned)|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Regime||Low Earth orbit|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Poisk Zenith|
|Docking date||February 2021 06:19 (planned)|
|Undocking date||June 2021 (planned)|
Progress MS-16 (Russian: Прогресс МC-16), Russian production No. 445, identified by NASA as Progress 77P, is a Progress spacecraft launched by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). This will be the 168th 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.
A Soyuz-2.1a will launch Progress MS-16 to the International Space Station from Baikonur Cosmodrome Site 31 on 15 February 2020 on a fast-track trajectory. Around 3 hours 20 minutes after the launch, Progress MS-16 will automatically dock to Russian Orbital Segment of ISS, where it is expected to remain until June 2021.
The Progress MS-16 spacecraft is loaded with 0 kg (0 lb) of cargo, with 0 kg (0 lb) of this being dry cargo.
- Dry cargo: 0 kg (0 lb)
- Fuel: 0 kg (0 lb)
- Oxygen: 0 kg (0 lb)
- Water: 0 kg (0 lb)
Undocking and decay
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