Progress 17
A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeSalyut 7 resupply
COSPAR ID1983-085A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.14283[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.119)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date17 August 1983, 12:08:23 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date17 September 1983, 23:43 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude189 km[3]
Apogee altitude242 km[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch18 September 1983
Docking with Salyut 7
Docking portAft[3]
Docking date19 August 1983, 13:47 UTC
Undocking date17 September 1983, 11:44 UTC

Progress 17 (Russian: Прогресс 17) was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in August 1983 to resupply the Salyut 7 space station.


Progress 17 was a Progress 7K-TG spacecraft. The 17th of forty three to be launched, it had the serial number 119.[4][5] The Progress 7K-TG spacecraft was the first generation Progress, derived from the Soyuz 7K-T and intended for uncrewed logistics missions to space stations in support of the Salyut programme. On some missions the spacecraft were also used to adjust the orbit of the space station.[6]

The Progress spacecraft had a dry mass of 6,520 kilograms (14,370 lb), which increased to around 7,020 kilograms (15,480 lb) when fully fuelled. It measured 7.48 metres (24.5 ft) in length, and 2.72 metres (8 ft 11 in) in diameter. Each spacecraft could accommodate up to 2,500 kilograms (5,500 lb) of payload, consisting of dry cargo and propellant. The spacecraft were powered by chemical batteries, and could operate in free flight for up to three days, remaining docked to the station for up to thirty.[6]


Progress 17 launched on 17 August 1983 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][7]


Progress 17 docked with the aft port of Salyut 7 on 19 August 1983 at 13:47 UTC, and was undocked on 17 September 1983 at 11:44 UTC.[3][8]


It remained in orbit until 17 September 1983, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 23:43 UTC, with the mission ending at 00:30 UTC the following day.[3][8]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 17"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007.
  4. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  6. ^ a b Hall, Rex D.; Shayler, David J. (2003). Soyuz: A Universal Spacecraft. Springer-Praxis. pp. 239–250. ISBN 1-85233-657-9.
  7. ^ "Progress 17". NASA. Retrieved 6 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  8. ^ a b "Salyut 7". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 11 December 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2020.