Progress M-48 approaching the ISS
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||29 August 2003, 01:47:59UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||28 January 2004, 13:57:12UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Zvezda Aft|
|Docking date||31 August 2003, 03:40:45 UTC|
|Undocking date||28 January 2004, 08:35:56 UTC|
|Time docked||5 months|
Progress M-48 (Russian: Прогресс М-48), identified by NASA as Progress 12 or 12P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 248.
Progress M-48 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 01:47:59 GMT on 29 August 2003. The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 03:40:45 GMT on 31 August. It remained docked for five months before undocking at 08:35:56 GMT on 28 January 2004 to make way for Progress M1-11. It was deorbited at 13:11 GMT on the same day. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 13:57:12 GMT.
Progress M-48 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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