Progress M-13

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Progress M-13
Mission type Mir resupply
COSPAR ID 1992-035A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A55
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Launch mass 7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 30 June 1992, 16:43:13 (1992-06-30UTC16:43:13Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U2
Launch site Baikonur Site 31/6
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 24 July 1992, 08:03:35 (1992-07-24UTC08:03:36Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 387 kilometres (240 mi)[1]
Apogee 410 kilometres (250 mi)[1]
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking port Core Forward
Docking date 4 July 1992, 12:38 UTC
Undocking date 24 July 1992, 04:14:00 UTC
Time docked 19 days

Progress M-13 was a Russian unmanned cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1992 to resupply the Mir space station.[2] The thirty-first of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration,[3] and had the serial number 214.[4] It carried supplies including food, water and oxygen for the EO-11 crew aboard Mir, as well as equipment for conducting scientific research, and fuel for adjusting the station's orbit and performing manoeuvres.

Progress M-13 was launched at 16:43:13 GMT on 30 June 1992, atop a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[4] Following four days of free flight, it docked with the Forward port of Mir's core module at 12:38 GMT on 4 July.[5] An earlier docking attempt on 2 July had been unsuccessful.[6] During the 19 days for which Progress M-13 was docked, Mir was in an orbit of around 387 by 410 kilometres (209 by 221 nmi), inclined at 51.6 degrees.[1] Progress M-13 undocked from Mir at 04:14:00 GMT on 24 July to make way for Soyuz TM-15, and was deorbited few hours later, to a destructive reentry over the Pacific Ocean at around 08:03:35.[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-13". 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-13"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-08-31.