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PROGRESS MS-03

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-045A

Description

The Progress MS-03 spacecraft is loaded with more than 2.4 metric tons — about 5,302 pounds — of cargo to the space station.

Here is a breakdown of the cargo manifest provided by Roscosmos, the Russian space agency: 2,712 pounds (1,230 kilograms) of dry cargo, 1,554 pounds (705 kilograms) of rocket propellant to refuel the station, 926 pounds (420 kilograms) of water, 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of air and oxygen.

Rocket propellant allocated to the Progress cargo craft’s own engines is not included in the above tally.

Items in the Progress spacecraft’s pressurized compartment include 701 pounds (318 kilograms) of food rations, solid waste containers and other sanitary equipment, personal hygiene and medical gear, hardware for the Russian segment’s power and thermal control systems, maintenance tools and experiments.

The cargo package published by Roscosmos also includes about 48 pounds (22 kilograms) of supplies for NASA.

Alternate Names

  • 41670
  • PROGRESSMS03

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-07-16
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 7280 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Russian Space Agency (International)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (International)

Discipline

  • 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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