Progress M-48


Progress M-48
Progress M-48.jpg
Progress M-48 approaching the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2003-039A
SATCAT no.27873
Mission duration152 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 248
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date29 August 2003, 01:47:59 UTC
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date28 January 2004, 13:57:12 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude253 km
Apogee altitude347 km
Period90.5 minutes
Epoch29 August 2003
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date31 August 2003, 03:40:45 UTC
Undocking date28 January 2004, 08:35:56 UTC
Time docked150 days
Mass2600 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-48 (Russian: Прогресс М-48), identified by NASA as Progress 12P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 248.[1]


Progress M-48 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 01:47:59 UTC on 29 August 2003.[1]


The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 03:40:45 UTC on 31 August.[2][3] It remained docked for 150 days before undocking at 08:35:56 UTC on 28 January 2004[2] to make way for Progress M1-11.[4] It was deorbited at 13:11 UTC on 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 13:57:12 UTC.[2][5]

Progress M-48 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.

See also


  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-48"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 18 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. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.