Progress M-46

Summary

Progress M-46
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2002-033A
SATCAT no.27454
Mission duration104 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 246
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date26 June 2002, 05:36:30 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date14 October 2002, 10:21:59 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude193 km
Apogee altitude245 km
Inclination51.6°
Period88.6 minutes
Epoch26 June 2002
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date29 June 2002, 05:36:30 UTC
Undocking date24 September 2002,
13:58:49 UTC
Time docked87 days
Cargo
Mass2500 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-46 (Russian: Прогресс М-46), identified by NASA as Progress 8P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 246.[1]

Launch

Progress M-46 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 05:36:30 UTC on 26 June 2002.[1]

Docking

The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 05:36:30 UTC on 29 June 2002.[2][3] Prior to docking it was used to conduct tests of the Kurs docking system.[3] It remained docked for 87 days before undocking at 13:58:49 UTC on 24 September 2002[2] to make way for Progress M1-9.[4] It was deorbited at 09:34:00 UTC on 14 October 2002.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 10:21:59 UTC.[2][5]

Progress M-46 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.

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-46"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  3. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.