Progress M-65

Progress M-65

Progress M-65
Progress M-65 approaching the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2008-043A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 10 September 2008, 19:50 (2008-09-10T19:50Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
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Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda Aft
Docking date 17 September 2008, 18:43 UTC
Undocking date 15 November 2008, 16:19 UTC
Time docked 2 months

Progress M-65, identified by NASA as Progress 30 or 30P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 365.

Progress M-65 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 19:50 GMT on 10 September 2008.[1][2] The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 18:43 GMT on 17 September.[3] Docking had originally been scheduled for 21:01 GMT on 12 September,[2] but was delayed after Hurricane Ike forced NASA to close the Johnson Space Center, which houses the US mission control centre for the ISS.[3] A backup facility at the Marshall Space Center was used during the docking.[3] Following undocking at 16:19 GMT on 15 November,[4] it conducted a Plazma-Progress experiment.[5] It was deorbited on 8 December, with the 142 second deorbit burn beginning at 08:02.[4] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 08:49.[4]


Progress M-65 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It also carried a new Orlan-MK spacesuit to replace one of the older Orlan-M suits previously used for EVAs from the station.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Russia launches Progress M-65 space freighter to ISS". 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "Progress M-65 Launched From Baikonur Cosmodrome". SpaceRef. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  3. ^ a b c Malik, Tariq (2008-09-17). "New Cargo Ship Arrives at Space Station". Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  4. ^ a b c Zak, Anatoly (2009-02-18). "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  5. ^ "Progress Cargo Module To Undock From ISS Friday". Space Travel. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2009-04-07.