Progress M1-8

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Progress M1-8
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Progress M1-8 departing the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2002-013A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M1 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 21 March 2002, 20:13:39 (2002-03-21UTC20:13:39Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 25 June 2002, 12:26:52 (2002-06-25UTC12:26:53Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking port Zvezda Aft
Docking date 24 March 2002, 20:57:56 UTC
Undocking date 25 June 2002, 08:26:30 UTC
Time docked 3 months

Progress M1-8, identified by NASA as Progress 7 or 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]

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 GMT on 21 March 2002.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 20:57:56 GMT on 24 March.[2][3] It remained docked for three months before undocking at 08:26:30 GMT on 25 June[2] to make way for Progress M-46.[4] It was deorbited at 11:35:00 GMT 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 GMT.[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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  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M1-8"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-07.