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Progress M-53



Progress M-53 is a Russian automatic cargo craft that was launched at 23:09 UT on 16 June 2005 by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur. The craft carried 2.5 tonnes of food, water, fuel, and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). It docked with the Zvezda module of the ISS "manually" (after a glitch in communications link) at 00:44 UT on 18 June, with commands from the Russian astronaut on board the ISS. In anticipation of the docking, the previously docked Progress-M 52, carrying over a tonne of garbage from the station, was evicted from its port to deorbit into the Pacific Ocean.

Alternate Names

  • 28700
  • ProgressM-53

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-06-16
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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