Progress M1-8 departing the ISS
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M1 11F615A55|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||21 March 2002, 20:13:39UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||25 June 2002, 12:26:52UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Zvezda Aft|
|Docking date||24 March 2002, 20:57:56 UTC|
|Undocking date||25 June 2002, 08:26:30 UTC|
|Time docked||3 months|
Progress M1-8, identified by NASA as Progress 7 or 7P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 257.
Progress M1-8 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 20:13:39 GMT on 21 March 2002. The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 20:57:56 GMT on 24 March. It remained docked for three months before undocking at 08:26:30 GMT on 25 June to make way for Progress M-46. It was deorbited at 11:35:00 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 12:26:52 GMT.
Progress M1-8 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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