|Mission type||Mir resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Launch mass||7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||20 December 1989, 03:30:50UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||9 February 1990, 07:56UTC|
|Perigee||390 kilometres (240 mi)|
|Apogee||393 kilometres (244 mi)|
|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. The nineteenth of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration, and had the serial number 202. 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. It docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir at 05:41:21 GMT on 22 December. During the time it was docked, Mir was in an orbit of around 390 by 393 kilometres (211 by 212.2 nmi). Progress M-2 remained docked with Mir for forty eight days before undocking at 02:33:07 GMT on 9 February 1990 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. It burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 07:56 GMT.
- 1989 in spaceflight
- 1990 in spaceflight
- List of Progress flights
- List of unmanned spaceflights to Mir
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