Progress 33
Progress drawing.svg
A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1987-094A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.18568[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.140)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date20 November 1987, 23:47:12 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date19 December 1987, 12:56:00 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude326 km[3]
Apogee altitude343 km[3]
Period91.2 minutes[3]
Epoch20 November 1987
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date23 November 1987, 01:39:13 UTC
Undocking date19 December 1987, 08:15:46 UTC

Progress 33 (Russian: Прогресс 33) was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in November 1987 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress 33 launched on 20 November 1987 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2][4]


Progress 33 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 23 November 1987 at 01:39:13 UTC, and was undocked on 19 December 1987 at 08:15:46 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 19 December 1987, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 12:56:00 UTC and the mission ended at 13:37 UTC.[3][5]

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 33"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 33". NASA. Retrieved 6 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b "Mir". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2020.