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Progress MS 09

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-058A

Description

PROGRESS MS-09 is a Progress spacecraft used by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). The mission succeeded a super fast-tracked rendezvous with the Station, docking to the ISS just 3 hours (2 orbits) after launch - making it the fastest orbital rendezvous ever-attempted with the Station.

The new version features the upgraded Kurs-NA rendezvous system, featuring the AO-753A antenna replaced the earlier 2AO-VKA antenna and three AKR-VKA antennas, while two older 2ASF-M-VKA antennas are retained. Kurs-NA will increase the reliability and safety during docking operations. The new SUD flight control system allows for autonomous trajectory measurements using the GLONASS (Uragan) navigation satellites. The communications system is also upgraded to use the Luch-5 data relay satellites. Also improvements were made to the micrometeoroid protection, the lighting system and the docking port. Finally, beginning with the third flight, Progress-MS can optionally carry four CubeSat deployers for a total of 24 CubeSat-units.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-07-09
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a
    Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

    Funding Agencies

    • Russian Space Agency (Russia)
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)

    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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