|Mission type||Mir resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Launch mass||7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 August 1990, 04:00:41UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||20 September 1990, 11:42:49UTC|
|Perigee||368 kilometres (229 mi)|
|Apogee||403 kilometres (250 mi)|
|Docking with Mir|
|Docking port||Core Forward|
|Docking date||17 August 1990, 05:26:13 UTC|
|Undocking date||17 September 1990, 12:42:43 UTC|
|Time docked||1 month|
Progress M-4 was a Soviet unmanned cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1990 to resupply the Mir space station. The twenty-second of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration, and had the serial number 204. It carried supplies including food, water and oxygen for the EO-7 crew aboard Mir, as well as equipment for conducting scientific research, and fuel for adjusting the station's orbit and performing manoeuvres.
Progress M-4 was launched at 04:00:41 GMT on 15 August 1990, atop a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It docked with the forward port of Mir's Core module at 05:26:13 GMT on 17 August.
During the month for which Progress M-4 was docked, Mir was in an orbit of around 368 by 403 kilometres (199 by 218 nmi), inclined at 51.6 degrees. Progress M-4 undocked from Mir at 12:42:43 GMT on 17 September, and was deorbited three days later on 20 September, with the deorbit burn starting at 11:04:27. It burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with remaining debris landing in the ocean at around 11:42:49.
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