Progress M-50 departing the ISS
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||11 August 2004, 05:03:07UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||22 December 2004, 23:23:38UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Zvezda Aft|
|Docking date||14 August 2004, 05:01:08 UTC|
|Undocking date||22 December 2004, 19:37:02 UTC|
|Time docked||4 months|
Progress M-50, identified by NASA as Progress 15 or 15P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 350.
Progress M-50 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 05:03:07 GMT on 11 August 2004. The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 05:01:08 GMT on 14 August. It remained docked for four months before undocking at 19:37:02 GMT on 22 December 2004 to make way for Progress M-51. It was deorbited at 22:32:06 GMT on 22 December 2004. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 23:23:38 GMT.
Progress M-50 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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