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Progress M-52

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2005-007A

Description

Progress M-52 is a Russian automatic cargocraft that was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 19:09 UT on 28 February 2005. It carried 2.5 tonnes of food, fuel, water and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS). Also on-board were 50 snails to test the effect of microgravity. It is to dock with the ZARYA module of the ISS at 20:15 UT on 2 March 2005. In anticipation of the docking, the earlier Progress-M51 was vacated from its port on 27 February at 16:06 UT to deorbit eventually after 10 days in free orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 28624
  • ProgressM-52

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-02-28
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Discipline

  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

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