Progress M-44

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Progress M-44
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2001-008A
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Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M 11F615A55
ManufacturerRSC Energia
Start of mission
Launch date26 February 2001, 08:09:35 (2001-02-26UTC08:09:35Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date16 April 2001, 14:11 (2001-04-16UTC14:12Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda Aft
Docking date28 February 2001, 09:49:47 UTC
Undocking date16 April 2001, 08:48 UTC
Time docked1½ months
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-44 (Russian: Прогресс М-44), identified by NASA as Progress 3 or 3P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 244.[1]

Progress M-44 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 08:09:35 GMT on 26 February 2001.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port of the Zvezda module at 09:49:47 GMT on 28 February.[2][3] It remained docked for one and a half months before undocking at 08:48 GMT on 16 April.[2] It was deorbited at 13:23 GMT 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 14:11 GMT.[2][4]

Progress M-44 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. It was the first Progress-M spacecraft to visit the ISS, previous resupply missions having used the Progress-M1.

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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-44"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-06.