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Progress M1-8

  • Serial Number: Progress M1-8 (No.257)
  • In Space: No
  • Height: 7.23 m
  • Diameter: 2.72 m
  • Status: Single Use

The Progress M1-8 spacecraft embarked on 1 flight(s), showcasing its capability of ISS Propellant Refueling, Mir Deorbiting and designed with a flight life of 6 Months docked. Notably, it boasts a crew capacity accommodating up to Array astronauts.

Progress M1-8 (Russian: Прогресс М1-8), identified by NASA as Progress 7 or 7P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station.



Progress-M1 is used to resupply space stations. It is a variant of the Progress spacecraft, derived from the Progress-M, but modified to carry more UDMH and N2O4 propellant for refuelling the International Space Station instead of other cargoes such as water.

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.


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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