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Abort Guidance System
Auxiliary Power Unit
Abort to Orbit
Russian Micropurification Unit (Russian)
Carbon Dioxide Removal System
Colony Forming Unit
Control Moment Gyroscope
Cell Performance Monitor
Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustible Products
Extravehicular Mobility Unit
Electrical Power System
Fuel Cell Monitoring System
Functional Cargo Block (Russian)
Flight Safety Office
Galley Iodine Removal Assembly
Guidance, Navigation, and Control
General Purpose Computer
Global Positioning System
Inertial Measurement Unit
International Space Station
Internal Thermal Control System
Launch Control Officer
Low Iodine Residual System
Loss of Crew
Loss of Vehicle
Minimum Duration Flight
Master Events Controller
Main Landing Gear
Micro-Meteoroid Orbital Debris
Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA Standard Initiator
Office of Safety & Mission Assurance (NASA HQ)
Protuberance Air Load
Precision Approach Path Indicator
Primary Avionics Software System
Pyrotechnic Initiator Controller
Partial Pressure of CO2
Reaction Control System/Subsystem
Remote Manipulator System
Russia or Russian
Return to Launch Site
Safety & Mission Assurance
Solid Fuel Oxygen Generator
Solid Rocket Booster
Condensate Water Processor Unit (Russian)
Space Shuttle Main Engine
Space Shuttle Program
Thermal Protection System
Loss of Crew
Crew Injury/Illness and/or Loss of Vehicle or Mission
Progress M-12M 8/24/2011
Mir | 8/30/1994 | Mir Crew: 2 | Related or Recurring event
Progress M-24 collided with Mir during second docking attempt.
On August 30, 1994 during the second attempt of the Progress M-24 to dock with Mir, the Progress collided with Mir's forward docking unit two to four times, and then drifted away from the station. The docking problems with Progress M-24 have been variously attributed to software or Kurs electronics failures on Progress M-24, or the failure of control equipment in the Moscow Mission Control Center.
Mir | 6/25/1997 | Mir Crew: 3 | Loss of Mission | Related or Recurring event
Progress M-34 collided with Mir. Spektr pressure shell ruptured. Spektr module isolated. Cables through hatchway impeded hatch closing.
Mir Crew: 3
Loss of Element
On June 25, 1997 Progress M-34 collided with the Mir Spektr module rupturing the module. The crew of Mir had to cut through cables in the hatchway in order to seal off the leaking module from the rest of the station.
Progress M-12M | 8/24/2011 | Crew: 0 | Loss of Mission
Anomaly in fuel pressurization system led to shutdown of 3rd stage engine. Vehicle failed to reach orbit.
On the August 24, 2011 flight of Progress M-12M (44P) an anomaly in the fuel pressurization system led to the shutdown of the third stage engine. The engine shutdown resulted in the vehicle failing to reach orbit and crashing in the Altai Mountains.
A root cause has yet to be conclusively determined. A blockage of the third stage fuel lines is believed to be the leading cause due to manufacturing and processing.
Progress is an uncrewed vehicle which uses the same third stage rocket segment as the crewed Soyuz capsule.
Related or Recurring event
Mir Collision Events (1994-1997)
LANDING & POSTLANDING