Progress M-1

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This article is about the spacecraft launched in 1989. For the 2000s spacecraft class, see Progress-M1.
Progress M-1
Mission type Mir resupply
COSPAR ID 1989-066A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Launch mass 7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 23 August 1989, 03:09:32 (1989-08-23UTC03:09:32Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U2
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 1 December 1989, 11:21 (1989-12-01UTC11:22Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 376 kilometres (234 mi)[1]
Apogee 393 kilometres (244 mi)[1]
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking port Core Forward
Docking date 25 August 1989, 05:19:02 UTC
Undocking date 1 December 1989, 09:02:23 UTC
Time docked 3 months

Progress M-1, was a Soviet unmanned cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1989 to resupply the Mir space station.[2] The eighteenth of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it was the first Progress-M spacecraft to be launched, and had the serial number 201.[3] It carried supplies including food, water and oxygen for the EO-5 crew aboard Mir, as well as equipment for conducting scientific research, and fuel for adjusting the station's orbit and performing manoeuvres. At the time of docking, Mir was unmanned, and remained so until the arrival of the EO-5 crew two weeks later.

Progress M-1 was launched at 03:09:32 GMT on 23 August 1989, atop a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[3] It docked with the forward port of Mir's Core module at 05:19:02 GMT on 25 August.[4][5] During the time it was docked, Mir was in an orbit of around 376 by 393 kilometres (203 by 212 nmi). Progress M-1 remained docked with Mir for three months before undocking at 09:02:23 GMT on 1 December[4] to make way for the Kvant-2 module.

Progress M-1 was deorbited at 10:32:00 GMT, a few hours after it had undocked.[4] It burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 11:21 GMT.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b c McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  2. ^ "Progress M-1". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  3. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-08-26. [dead link]