Progress M-2

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Progress M-2
Mission type Mir resupply
COSPAR ID 1989-099A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Launch mass 7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 20 December 1989, 03:30:50 (1989-12-20UTC03:30:50Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U2
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 9 February 1990, 07:56 (1990-02-09UTC07:57Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 390 kilometres (240 mi)[1]
Apogee 393 kilometres (244 mi)[1]
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking port Kvant-1 Aft
Docking date 22 December 1989, 05:41:21 UTC
Undocking date 9 February 1990, 02:33:07 UTC
Time docked 48 days

Progress M-2, was a Soviet unmanned cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1989 to resupply the Mir space station.[2] The nineteenth of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration, and had the serial number 202.[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.

Progress M-2 was launched at 03:30:50 GMT on 20 December 1989, atop a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[3] It docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir at 05:41:21 GMT on 22 December.[4][5] During the time it was docked, Mir was in an orbit of around 390 by 393 kilometres (211 by 212 nmi). Progress M-2 remained docked with Mir for forty eight days before undocking at 02:33:07 GMT on 9 February 1990[4] to make way for the Soyuz TM-9 spacecraft, carrying the EO-6 crew to the station.

Progress M-2 was deorbited at 07:07:00 GMT, a few hours after it had undocked.[4] It burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 07:56 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-2". 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-2"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-08-26. [dead link]