Progress M-04M
Progress M-04M approaching the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2010-003A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.36361
Mission duration148 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 404
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date3 February 2010, 03:45 UTC
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date1 July 2010
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Epoch3 February 2010
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date5 February 2010, 04:26 UTC
Undocking date10 May 2010, 11:16 UTC
Time docked94 days
Mass2686 kg
Pressurised1217 kg
Fuel880 kg
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-04M (Russian: Прогресс М-04М), identified by NASA as Progress 36P, was a Russian Progress spacecraft launched in February 2010 to resupply the International Space Station. It was docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module of the station.


Progress M-04M was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket, flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch occurred at 03:45 UTC on 3 February 2010.


After just over three days of free flight, Progress M-04M docked with the Zvezda module of the International Space Station at 04:26 UTC on 5 February 2010. Its docking marked the first time four Russian spacecraft had been docked to the station at the same time, joining the Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17 and Progress M-03M spacecraft already docked.[1] It remained docked until 10 May 2010, when it departed, allowing Soyuz TMA-17 to be moved to the Zvezda aft port to clear the way for the arrival of the Rassvet module, to be delivered by Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-132 later that month.[2]


The Progress M-04M spacecraft delivered 2,686 kilograms (5,922 lb) of cargo to the ISS.[3] This included water to be used by systems in the Russian segment of the station, propellant to refuel the station and to perform orbital manoeuvres, food and medical supplies.[3]


Progress M-04M seen shortly after undocking from the ISS.

Progress M-04M undocked from the ISS on 10 May 2010.[4] On 7 May 2010, Russian Space Agency's Mission Control announced that the ISS crew had loaded Progress M-04M with garbage and readied the spacecraft for undocking.[5] The command for undocking was issued at 11:13 UTC, and three minutes later Progress M-04M separated from the Zvezda module. Cosmonauts Aleksandr Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko monitored the undocking with photo and video cameras focusing on the Progress docking mechanism to confirm that there were no missing or damaged O-ring seals on the docking interface.


The spacecraft stayed in autonomous flight for 60 days after undocking, taking part in the Reflection geophysical experiment to study reflective characteristics of the freighter's hull and the transparency of the Earth's atmosphere. Progress M-04M was deorbited on 1 July 2010 over the Pacific Ocean.[6] The deorbit burn began at 13:54 UTC and at about 14:40, the remaining parts of the spacecraft which had not burnt during the reentry, fell down in the south area of the Pacific Ocean, 37°47′ South, and 235°09′ West.[7]


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  2. ^ "ISS On-Orbit Status". NASA. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2010. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ a b Bergin, Chris (2 February 2010). "Progress M-04M launches to cost-cutting ISS – STS-135 addition removed". Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  4. ^ Jiang Yuxia (10 May 2010). "Russian space cargoship undocks from ISS". Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  5. ^ ROSCOSMOS (10 May 2010). "Russian Space Freighter Ready To Leave Orbital Station". Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  6. ^ NASA (10 May 2010). "ISS On-Orbit Status 05/10/10". Retrieved 11 May 2010. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ Russian Federal Space Agency (1 July 2010). "Progress M-04M Deorbited". Retrieved 7 July 2010.