Progress M1-2

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Progress M1-2
Mission type Mir resupply
Operator Roskosmos
MirCorp
COSPAR ID 2000-021A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M1 11F615A55
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 25 April 2000, 20:08:02 (2000-04-25UTC20:08:02Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 15 October 2000, 23:29 (2000-10-15UTC23:30Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking port Kvant-1 Aft
Docking date 27 April 2000, 21:28:47 UTC
Undocking date 15 October 2000, 18:06 UTC
Time docked 171 days

Progress M1-2 was a Progress spacecraft which was launched by Russia in 2000 to resupply the Mir space station. It was a Progress-M1 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the serial number 252.[1]

Progress M1-2 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch occurred at 20:08:02 GMT on 25 April 2000.[1] The spacecraft docked with the Aft port on the Kvant-1 module of Mir at 21:28:47 GMT on 27 April.[2][3] It remained docked for 171 days before undocking at 18:06 GMT on 15 October to make way for Progress M-43.[2] It was deorbited later the same day. The spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at around 23:29 GMT.[4][5][6]

Progress M1-2 carried supplies to Mir, including food, water and oxygen for the crew and equipment for conducting scientific research. Progress M1-2 was the first privately funded resupply mission to a space station. It was funded by RKK Energia as part of the MirCorp programme.[7] It was the last Progress spacecraft to be docked to Mir whilst a crew was present aboard the station.

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  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M1-2"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Mir Space Station Observing". Visual Satellite Observer's Home Page. 2001-03-28. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  6. ^ Christy, Robert. "Mir Diary - 2000". Zarya. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  7. ^ Lafleur, Claude. "Spacecrafts launched in 2000". The Spacecraft Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-06-12.