Progress M-44

Summary

Progress M-44
Mission typeInternational Space Station resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2001-008A
SATCAT no.26713
Mission duration49 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 244
ManufacturerRSC Energia
Start of mission
Launch date26 February 2001, 08:09:35 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date16 April 2001, 14:11 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude193 km
Apogee altitude243 km
Inclination51.6°
Period88.64 minutes
Epoch26 February 2001
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date28 February 2001, 09:49:47 UTC
Undocking date16 April 2001, 08:48 UTC
Time docked47 days
Cargo
Mass2500 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-44 (Russian: Прогресс М-44), identified by NASA as Progress 3P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 244.[1]

Launch

Progress M-44 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 08:09:35 UTC on 26 February 2001.[1] The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 09:49:47 UTC on 28 February 2001.[2][3]

Docking

It remained docked for 47 days before undocking at 08:48 UTC on 16 April 2001.[2] It was deorbited at 13:23 UTC the same day.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 14:11 UTC.[2][4]

Progress M-44 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It was the first Progress-M spacecraft to visit the ISS, previous resupply missions having used the Progress-M1.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-44"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.