Progress M-11

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Progress M-11
Mission type Mir resupply
COSPAR ID 1992-004A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Launch mass 7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 25 January 1992, 07:50:16 (1992-01-25UTC07:50:16Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U2
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 13 March 1992, 15:47 (1992-03-13UTC15:48Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 375 kilometres (233 mi)[1]
Apogee 393 kilometres (244 mi)[1]
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking port Core Forward
Docking date 27 January 1992, 09:30:43 UTC
Undocking date 13 March 1992, 08:43:40 UTC
Time docked 46 days

Progress M-11 was a Russian unmanned cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1992 to resupply the Mir space station.[2] The twenty-ninth of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration,[3] and had the serial number 212.[4] It carried supplies including food, water and oxygen for the EO-10 crew aboard Mir, as well as equipment for conducting scientific research, and fuel for adjusting the station's orbit and performing manoeuvres. It was the first spacecraft to visit Mir following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Progress M-11 was launched at 07:50:16 GMT on 25 January 1992, atop a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[4] Following two days of free flight, it docked with the Forward port of Mir's core module at 09:30:43 GMT on 27 January.[5][6]

During the 46 days for which Progress M-11 was docked, Mir was in an orbit of around 375 by 393 kilometres (202 by 212 nmi), inclined at 51.6 degrees.[1] Progress M-11 undocked from Mir at 08:43:40 GMT on 13 March, and was deorbited few hours later, to a destructive reentry over the Pacific Ocean at around 15:47.[1][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Progress M-11". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Progress-M 1 - 13, 15 - 37, 39 - 67 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  4. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  5. ^ a b Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-11"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-08-31. [dead link]