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Progress M-08M

Progress M-08M

  • Serial Number: Progress M-08M (No.408)
  • In Space: No
  • Height: 7.23 m
  • Diameter: 2.72 m
  • Status: Single Use

The Progress M-08M spacecraft embarked on 1 flight(s), showcasing its capability of ISS Logistics, ISS Orbit Raising and designed with a flight life of 6 Months docked to ISS. Notably, it boasts a crew capacity accommodating up to Array astronauts and a payload capacity of 2350 kg.

Progress M-08M (Russian: Прогресс М-08М), identified by NASA as Progress 40 or 40P, is a Progress spacecraft which was used to resupply the International Space Station.

Launches

History


The modified Progress-M is a uncrewed cargo spacecraft based on the Progress-M. In the new version, the Argon-16 computer is replaced by the new TsVM-101 computer. The latter is a much more capable computer, is almost 10 times lighter and much smaller. The analogue telemetry system is also replaced by a smaller digital telemetry system called MBITS.

Progress is derived from the manned Soyuz spacecraft and is launched on the same vehicle, a Soyuz rocket.
The purpose of Progress is to deliver supplies needed to sustain human presence in orbit. Currently it is used as a re-supply spacecraft for the ISS.

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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