|Mission type||Mir resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M 11F615A55|
|Launch mass||7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||14 January 1991, 14:50:27UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||15 March 1991, 18:07:26UTC|
|Perigee||358 kilometres (222 mi)|
|Apogee||388 kilometres (241 mi)|
|Docking with Mir|
|Docking port||Kvant-1 Aft|
|Docking date||16 January 1991, 16:35:25 UTC|
|Undocking date||15 March 1991, 12:46:41 UTC|
|Time docked||58 days|
Progress M-6 was a Soviet unmanned cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1991 to resupply the Mir space station. The twenty-fourth of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration, and had the serial number 205. It carried supplies including food, water and oxygen for the EO-8 crew aboard Mir, as well as equipment for conducting scientific research, and fuel for adjusting the station's orbit and performing manoeuvres.
Progress M-6 was launched at 14:50:27 GMT on 14 January 1991, on a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Following two days of free flight, it docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir at 16:35:25 GMT on 16 January.
During the 58 days for which Progress M-6 was docked with it, Mir was in an orbit of around 358 by 388 kilometres (193 by 210 nmi), inclined at 51.6 degrees. Progress M-6 undocked from Mir at 12:46:41 GMT on 15 March, and was deorbited a few hours later at 17:14:00. It burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at around 18:07:26.
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