Progress M-53
Progress M-53 approaching the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2005-021A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.28700
Mission duration83 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 353
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date16 June 2005, 23:09:34 UTC
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date7 September 2005,
14:12:40 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude351 km
Apogee altitude353 km
Period91.0 minutes
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date19 June 2005, 00:41:31 UTC
Undocking date7 September 2005,
10:25:57 UTC
Time docked80 days
Mass2500 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-53 (Russian: Прогресс М-53), identified by NASA as Progress 18P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 353.[1]


Progress M-53 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 23:09:34 UTC on 16 June 2005.[1]


The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 00:41:31 UTC on 19 June 2005.[2][3] The docking was conducted using the backup TORU system, under the control of cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, due to a power failure at one of the spacecraft's ground control stations.[4] It remained docked for 80 days before undocking at 10:25:57 UTC on 7 September 2005[2] to make way for Progress M-54.[4] It was deorbited at 13:26:00 UTC on 7 September 2005.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 14:12:40 UTC.[2][5]

Progress M-53 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.

See also


  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-53"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  4. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.