Progress M1-8

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Progress M1-8
Progress M1-8 cropped.jpg
Progress M1-8 departing the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2002-013A
SATCAT no.27395
Mission duration96 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M1 s/n 257
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date21 March 2002, 20:13:39 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date25 June 2002, 12:26:52 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude389 km
Apogee altitude394 km
Inclination51.6°
Period92.4 minutes
Epoch21 March 2002
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date24 March 2002, 20:57:56 UTC
Undocking date25 June 2002, 08:26:30 UTC
Time docked93 days
Cargo
Mass2400 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M1-8, identified by NASA as Progress 7P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 257.[1]

Launch[edit]

Progress M1-8 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 20:13:39 UTC on 21 March 2002.[1]

Docking[edit]

The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 20:57:56 UTC on 24 March 2002.[2][3] It remained docked for 93 days before undocking at 08:26:30 UTC on 25 June 2002[2] to make way for Progress M-46.[4] It was deorbited at 11:35:00 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 12:26:52 UTC.[2][5]

Progress M1-8 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M1-8"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 7 June 2009.