Progress M-29M departs the ISS

On March 30, 2016, the Progress M-29 M (61P) departed the ISS after a stay of nearly six months, vacating the Station’s aft docking port for the upcoming Progress MS-02 spacecraft due to launch from Baikonur on Thursday.


Progress M-29M was launched on Oct 1, 2015 and docked to the Zvezda Service Module.
At 14:15 UTC on Wednesday while in range of Russian ground stations, the Progress slowly drifted away from the ISS.

With Zvezda’s aft port vacated by Progress M-29M, the way is clear for the launch of the Progress MS-02 spacecraft on Thursday, the second in the improved line of MS spacecraft featuring upgrades to the vehicle’s communications and navigation systems.

Current ISS configuration after the departure of the Progress M-29M



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