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Forum:Soviet - Russian Space
Topic:Progress M-20M (52P) ISS resupply craft
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Robert Pearlman
Progress M-20M docks to space station

The Progress M-20M supply ship docked with the International Space Station's Pirs module on Saturday (July 27) at 9:26 p.m. CDT (1426 GMT July 28).

The cargo craft delivered 1,212 pounds (550 kilograms) of propellant, 42 pounds (19 kg) of oxygen, 62 pounds (28 kg) of air, 926 pounds (420 kg) of water and 3,395 pounds (1,540 kg) of equipment, spare parts and experiment hardware.

Included among the cargo are tools identified for possible repairs to the U.S. spacesuits on the station.

At the time of docking Progress M-20M and the station were flying 260 miles (418 kilometers) over the Pacific Ocean approaching the west coast of South America.

Robert Pearlman
Progress M-20M departs space station

Russia's Progress M-20M (52P) cargo spacecraft, which arrived at the International Space Station last July, undocked Monday (Feb. 3) from the Pirs docking compartment to clear the port for the arrival of a new Progress resupply vehicle on Feb. 5.

Loaded with trash, the unmanned Progress undocked at 10:21 a.m. CST (1621 GMT) and moved to a safe distance away from the station for several days of tests by Russian flight controllers on the effects of the extremes of heat and cold on the spacecraft.

The Progress will be deorbited Feb. 11 to burn up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

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