Progress MS-11
Progress MS-11 approaches the ISS
NamesProgress 72P
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2019-019A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.44110
Mission duration116 days
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress MS-11 n/s 441
Spacecraft typeProgress-MS
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7400 kg
Payload mass3400 kg
Start of mission
Launch date4 April 2019, 11:01:34 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-2.1a s/n Ya15000-036
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31/5
ContractorProgress Rocket Space Centre
End of mission
Decay date29 July 2019
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date4 April 2019, 14:22:26 UTC [1]
Undocking date29 July 2019, 10:43 UTC
Time docked116 days
Mass3400 kg
Pressurised1400 kg
Fuel900 kg
Gaseous47 kg
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress MS-11 (Russian: Прогресс МC-11), identified by NASA as Progress 72P, was a Progress spaceflight operated by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). This was the 163rd flight of a Progress spacecraft.


The Progress-MS is an uncrewed freighter based on the Progress-M featuring improved avionics. This improved variant first launched on 21 December 2015. It has the following improvements:[2][3][4]


In 2014, the launch was scheduled for 16 April 2018. In November 2018, delays with the launch of the EgyptSat-A spacecraft and required the launch to 28 March 2019, the Kommersant newspaper reported. In January 2019, RIA Novosti reported that the launch had been pushed to 4 April 2019.[5]


Progress MS-11 launched on 4 April 2019, at 11:01:34 UTC [1] from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-2.1a rocket.[6][7]


Progress MS-11 docked with the docking port of the Pirs module just 3 hours and 22 minutes after the launch, at 14:22:26 UTC.[8]


The Progress MS-11 spacecraft delivered 3,400 kg of cargo, with 1,400 kg of this being dry cargo. The following is a breakdown of cargo bound for the ISS:[5]

Equipment for several life science experiments, including Bioplenka, Konstanta-2, Produtsent, Mikrovir, Struktura, Biodegradatsiya and Kristallizator. The spacecraft also carried the Faza vessel for growing water plants and the associated lighting system for the Ryaska educational experiment.[5]

Undocking and decay

It undocked at 10:43 UTC, on 29 July 2019. And decay in the atmosphere and its debris entered the Pacific Ocean, on the same day.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Gebhardt, Chris (4 April 2019). "Progress MS-11 docks to the ISS; Station supplies in good shape". Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. ^ Gunter Krebs (1 December 2015). "Progress-MS 01-19". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Progress MS-11 2019-019A". NSSDCA. NASA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Anatoly Zak. "Progress-MS". Russian Space Web. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Anatoly Zak (4 April 2019). "Progress MS-11 completes ISS mission". Russian Space Web. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  6. ^ NASA Office of Inspector General (28 June 2016). NASA's Response to SpaceX's June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station (PDF) (Report). NASA Office of Inspector General. p. 13. Retrieved 18 July 2016. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ "Status - Progress MS-11". NextSpaceflight. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Россия установила новый рекорд скорости доставки грузов на МКС" [Russia set new ISS supply delivery speed record] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.