Progress M-46

Progress M-46

Progress M-46
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2002-033A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 26 June 2002, 05:36:30 (2002-06-26T05:36:30Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
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Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda Aft
Docking date 29 June 2002, 05:36:30 UTC
Undocking date 24 September 2002, 13:58:49 UTC
Time docked 3 months

Progress M-46, identified by NASA as Progress 8 or 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]

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 GMT on 26 June 2002.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 05:36:30 GMT on 29 June.[2][3] Prior to docking it was used to conduct tests of the Kurs docking system.[3] It remained docked for three months before undocking at 13:58:49 GMT on 24 September 2002[2] to make way for Progress M1-9.[4] It was deorbited at 09:34:00 GMT on 14 October.[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 GMT.[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


  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. """Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-46. Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  3. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-06.