Progress M-50

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Progress M-50
Progress M-50.jpg
Progress M-50 departing the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2004-032A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 11 August 2004, 05:03:07 (2004-08-11UTC05:03:07Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 22 December 2004, 23:23:38 (2004-12-22UTC23:23:39Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda Aft
Docking date 14 August 2004, 05:01:08 UTC
Undocking date 22 December 2004, 19:37:02 UTC
Time docked 4 months

Progress M-50, identified by NASA as Progress 15 or 15P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 350.[1]

Progress M-50 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 05:03:07 GMT on 11 August 2004.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 05:01:08 GMT on 14 August.[2][3] It remained docked for four months before undocking at 19:37:02 GMT on 22 December 2004[2] to make way for Progress M-51.[4] It was deorbited at 22:32:06 GMT on 22 December 2004.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 23:23:38 GMT.[2][5]

Progress M-50 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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  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-50"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-06.