Progress MS-20
ISS-67 The Progress 81 cargo craft approaches the International Space Station.jpg
Progress MS-20 approaches ISS
NamesProgress 81P
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoscosmos
COSPAR ID2022-059A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.52795Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration132 days and 6 hours (in progress)
196 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress MS-20 no.450
Spacecraft typeProgress MS
ManufacturerEnergia
Launch mass7000 kg
Start of mission
Launch date3 June 2022, 09:32:00
RocketSoyuz-2.1a
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31
ContractorProgress Rocket Space Centre
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited (planned)
Decay date2022 (planned)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination51.65°
Docking with ISS
Docking port"Zvezda" aft
Docking date03 June 2022, 13:03:00
Time docked132 days and 3 hours (in progress)
196 days (planned)
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress MS-20 (Russian: Прогресс МC-20), Russian production No.450, identified by NASA as Progress 81P, is a Progress spaceflight launched by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). It is the 173rd flight of a Progress spacecraft.

History

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:[1][2][3][4]

Launch

On 3 February 2021, the State Commission for Testing of the Piloted Space Systems, chaired by Roskosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, approved the latest ISS schedule for 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.

A Soyuz-2.1a launched Progress MS-20 to the International Space Station from Baikonur Site 31 on 3 June 2022[5][6] on a fast-track trajectory.[7][8] Around 3 hours 20 minutes after the launch, Progress MS-20 automatically docked with Zvezda and continue its mission for 196 days, supporting Expedition 67 and Expedition 68 missions aboard the ISS.

Cargo

The MS-20 cargo capacity is 2,500 kg (5,500 lb) as follows:

A 3D printer will also be delivered to ISS by progress, along with 4 Russian experimental cubesats (ЮЗГУ No.11 & 12 / SWSU No11 & 12 plus Циолковский-Рязань 1 & 2/ Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 1 & 2),[9] which were deployed from the ISS by Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev during EVA 3 spacewalk. See 2022 List of spacecraft deployed from the International Space Station.

See also

References

  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter (1 December 2015). "Progress-MS 01-19". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Progress MS-20". NSSDCA. NASA. 10 February 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress-MS cargo ship series". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  4. ^ Blau, Patrick (1 December 2015). "Progress MS Spacecraft". Spaceflight101. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Россия отправит к МКС пять кораблей в 2022 году" [Russia will send five ships to the ISS in 2022]. RIA Novosti (in Russian). 29 September 2021. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  6. ^ "FY 2022 Congressional Justification NASA Budget Request – Crew and Cargo Program – Project Schedule" (PDF). NASA. 28 May 2021. p. 225 (SO-30). Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  7. ^ Zak, Anatoly (9 February 2021). "ISS set for the Russian expansion". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  8. ^ Zak, Anatoly (3 February 2021). "Planned Russian space missions in 2022". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Олег Артемьев на МКС проверил состояние спутников доставленных на ТГК "Прогресс МС-20" по программе "Радиоскаф"". R4UAB. 17 June 2022. Retrieved 28 July 2022. года командир экипажа Олег Артемьев на российском сегменте Международной космической станции (МКС) проверил состояние ещё четырех спутников формата CUBESAT-3U