Progress MS-02
Progress MS-02 approaching the ISS
NamesProgress 63P
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2016-022A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.41436
Mission duration197 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-MS s/n 432 [1]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date31 March 2016, 16:23:57 UTC
RocketSoyuz-2.1a s/n R15000-023[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31/6
ContractorProgress Rocket Space Centre
End of mission
Decay date14 October 2016
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda
Docking date2 April 2016, 17:58 UTC
Undocking date14 October 2016, 09:37 UTC
Time docked195 days
Tomsk-TPU 120 (amateur satellite)
Mass2425 kg
Pressurised1418 kg (dry cargo)
Fuel540 kg
Gaseous47 kg (oxygen and air)
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress MS-02 (Russian: Прогресс МC-02), identified by NASA as Progress 63P, was a Progress spaceflight operated by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) in 2016. It was launched to deliver cargo to the ISS.


Main article: Progress (spacecraft) § Progress MS

The Progress MS spacecraft has upgraded communications and electronics from previous Progress vehicles. After launch, ground controllers were able to communicate the Progress MS-02 via a Russian Luch data relay satellite in geosynchronous orbit. This was described as the first time a Progress or Soyuz spacecraft had such capability.[2]

Other upgrades include:


Progress MS-02 was launched on 31 March 2016 at 16:23:57 UTC from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


Progress MS-02 docked successfully with the aft docking port of the Zvezda module on 2 April 2016 at 17:58 UTC.


The Progress MS-02 spacecraft carried 2425 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. The spacecraft delivered food, fuel and supplies, including 540 kg of propellant, 47 kg of oxygen and air, 420 kg of water, and 1418 kg of spare parts, supplies and experiment hardware for the six members of the Expedition 47 crew.[3][4]

Also was delivered amateur satellite Tomsk-TPU 120 (1998-067MZ) built by the Tomsk Polytechnic University. The satellite is based on the 3U CubeSat standard and was constructed with using 3D printing technology. The satellite's size is 30 by 10 cm, weight is 5 kg.[5] Release of Tomsk-TPU 120 was made by hand during a spacewalk on 17 August 2017.[6] The satellite will broadcast congratulations on the 120th anniversary of the Tomsk Polytechnic University, recorded by students on 11 languages and will be operate on 437.025 MHz downlink.


  1. ^ a b Krebs, Gunter (1 April 2016). "Progress-MS 1 - 8". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. ^ Zak, Anatoly (2 April 2016). "Progress MS-02 arrives at ISS". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Progress MS-02". Roscosmos. 1 April 2016. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Progress MS-02". NSSDCA. NASA. Retrieved 24 May 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ Krebs, Gunter (1 January 2016). "Tomsk-TPU 120". Gunter's Space Page.
  6. ^ Staff writers (24 July 2017). "С МКС запустят напечатанный на 3D-принтере спутник" (in Russian). Interfax.