Progress M-48

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Progress M-48
Progress M-48.jpg
Progress M-48 approaching the ISS
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2003-039A
SATCAT no.27873Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M 11F615A55
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date29 August 2003, 01:47:59 (2003-08-29UTC01:47:59Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date28 January 2004, 13:57:12 (2004-01-28UTC13:57:13Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda Aft
Docking date31 August 2003, 03:40:45 UTC
Undocking date28 January 2004, 08:35:56 UTC
Time docked5 months
Progress ISS Resupply

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.[1]

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.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 03:40:45 GMT on 31 August.[2][3] It remained docked for five months before undocking at 08:35:56 GMT on 28 January 2004[2] to make way for Progress M1-11.[4] It was deorbited at 13:11 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 13:57:12 GMT.[2][5]

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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  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-48"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-06.