Progress M-50
Progress M-50 departing the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2004-032A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.28399
Mission duration134 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 350
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date11 August 2004, 05:03:07 UTC
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date22 December 2004,
23:23:38 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude352 km
Apogee altitude363 km
Period91.7 minutes
Epoch11 August 2004
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda aft
Docking date14 August 2004, 05:01:08 UTC
Undocking date22 December 2004,
19:37:02 UTC
Time docked131 days
Mass2500 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress M-50 (Russian: Прогресс М-50), identified by NASA as Progress 15P, was a Progress spacecraft used to resupply the International Space Station. It was a Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 350.[1]

Launch & Docking

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 UTC on 11 August 2004.[1] The spacecraft docked with the aft port of the Zvezda module at 05:01:08 UTC on 14 August 2004.[2][3]

It remained docked for 131 days before undocking at 19:37:02 UTC on 22 December 2004.[2] to make way for Progress M-51.[4] It was deorbited at 22:32:06 UTC on 22 December 2004.[2] The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 23:23:38 UTC.[2][5]

Progress M-50 carried supplies to the International Space Station, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research.

See also


  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-50"". Manned Astronautics - Figures and Facts. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Progress cargo ship". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 June 2009.