Progress M1-6
Mission typeInternational Space Station resupply
COSPAR ID2001-021A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.26773
Mission duration95 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M1 s/n 255
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date20 May 2001, 22:32:40 UTC
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date22 August 2001, 09:50 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude270 km
Apogee altitude316 km
Period90.4 minutes
Epoch20 May 2001
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date23 May 2001, 00:23:57 UTC
Undocking date22 August 2001, 06:02 UTC
Time docked91 days
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M1-6, identified by NASA as Progress 4P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 255.[1]


Progress M1-6 was launched on the maiden flight of the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket, flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 22:32:40 UTC on 20 May 2001.[1] The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 00:23:57 UTC on 23 May 2001.[2][3]


It remained docked for 91 days before undocking at 06:02 UTC on 22 August 2001[2] to make way for Progress M-45.[4] It was deorbited at 09:00 UTC on the same day,[2] burning up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 09:50 UTC.[2][5]

Progress M1-6 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 7 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M1-6"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 17 April 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 12 June 2002. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 7 June 2009.