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Progress MS-01 (Russian: Прогресс
МС-01), identified by NASA as Progress 62 or 62P is a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos
to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) during 2015. It was launched on December 21, 2015, to deliver
cargo to the ISS. Progress MS-1 is the first vehicle in the
Progress-MS series.==Launch==
The launch was initially scheduled for 21 November 2015. Progress MS-1 was launched on 21 December
2015 at 08:44:39 UTC from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.==Docking==
Progress MS-1 docked with the Pirs docking compartment on 23 December 2015 at 10:27 UTC.==Technology==
The Progress MS spacecraft has upgraded communications and electronics from previous Progress vehicles. After launch, ground controllers were able
to communicate the Progress MS via a Russian Luch data relay satellite in geosynchronous
orbit. This was described as the first time a Progress
or Soyuz spacecraft had such capability.Other upgrades include: Upgraded Kurs-A rendezvous system designated
Kurs-NA, including new antennas Upgraded flight control system that can take
advantage of the GLONASS navigation satellites for the first time, for autonomous trajectory
measurements New digital television system, which replaced
an older analog TV, allowing transmission between the transport ship and the space station
via onboard radio channels. New digital backup control unit
Enhanced meteoroid shielding New LED-based lighting system
Upgraded angular velocity sensors Docking port equipped with a backup electric
driving mechanismProgress MS-1 was launched on a Soyuz-2, the first launch of the rocket
since the failed launch of Progress M-27M. The Soyuz-U rocket was used for subsequent
Progress flights until this flight.==Reentry==
The upper stage reentry was visible over Arizona and Nevada on December 22 at 5:30 UTC. The spacecraft initiated the de-orbit maneuver
on July 3, 2016 at 7:03 UTC, with an expected landing of any possible debris on the Pacific
Ocean by 7:50. UTC

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