|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||26 February 2001, 08:09:35UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||16 April 2001, 14:11UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Zvezda Aft|
|Docking date||28 February 2001, 09:49:47 UTC|
|Undocking date||16 April 2001, 08:48 UTC|
|Time docked||1½ months|
Progress M-44, identified by NASA as Progress 3 or 3P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 244.
Progress M-44 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 08:09:35 GMT on 26 February 2001. The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 09:49:47 GMT on 28 February. It remained docked for one and a half months before undocking at 08:48 GMT on 16 April. It was deorbited at 13:23 GMT the same day. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 14:11 GMT.
Progress M-44 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It was the first Progress-M spacecraft to visit the ISS, previous resupply missions having used the Progress-M1.
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