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Progress M1-7

Progress M1-7
Progress M1-7 approaching the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2001-051A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M1 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 26 November 2001, 18:24:12 (2001-11-26T18:24:12Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda Aft
Docking date 28 November 2001, 19:43:02 UTC
Undocking date 19 March 2002, 17:43 UTC
Time docked 3½ months

Progress M1-7, identified by NASA as Progress 6 or 6P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 256.[1]

Progress M1-7 was launched by a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 18:24:12 GMT on 26 November 2001.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 19:43:02 GMT on 28 November.[2][3] It was unable to establish a hard dock due to debris from Progress M-45 on the docking port, which had to be removed in an unscheduled extra-vehicular activity on 3 December, after which it was able to establish a hard dock.

Progress M1-7 remained docked to the ISS for three and a half months before undocking at 17:43 GMT on 19 March 2002[2] to make way for Progress M1-8.[4] It was deorbited at 01:27 GMT on 20 March.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 02:20 GMT.[2][5]

Progress M1-7 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It also carried the Kolibri-2000 satellite, which it deployed at 22:28 GMT on 19 March 2002, a few hours after departing the ISS.

See also


  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. """Cargo spacecraft "Progress M1-7. Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 

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