|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||26 June 2002, 05:36:30UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||14 October 2002, 10:21:59UTC|
|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.
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. The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 05:36:30 GMT on 29 June. Prior to docking it was used to conduct tests of the Kurs docking system. It remained docked for three months before undocking at 13:58:49 GMT on 24 September 2002 to make way for Progress M1-9. It was deorbited at 09:34:00 GMT on 14 October. 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.
Progress M-46 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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