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Progress M-44



Progress M-44 was a Russian automatic cargo carrier that was launched by a Soyuz-U booster from Baikonur at 08:09 UT. It carried 2.5 tons of food, water, fuel, oxygen, and equipment to dock with the Zvezda module of the International Space Station (ISS) which is hosting the first crew of astronauts (two Russian and one American) since early November 2000. In preparation for the docking, that crew repositioned the Soyuz TM-31 escape craft from its port on Zvezda to a port on Zarya module. It docked at 09:47 UT on 28 February.

Alternate Names

  • 26713
  • ProgressM-44

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-02-26
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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