Progress 40
A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1989-008A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.19783[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.148)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date10 February 1989, 08:53:52 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date5 March 1989, 01:08 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude187 km[3]
Apogee altitude244 km[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch10 February 1989
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date12 February 1989, 10:29:38 UTC
Undocking date3 March 1989, 01:45:52 UTC

Progress 40 (Russian: Прогресс 40) was a Soviet unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in February 1989 to resupply the Mir EO-4 expedition aboard the Mir space station.


Progress 40 launched on 10 February 1989 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2][4]


Progress 40 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 12 February 1989 at 10:29:38 UTC, and was undocked on 3 March 1989 at 01:45:52 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 5 March 1989, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 01:08 UTC and the mission ended at 01:59 UTC.[3][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 40"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 40". NASA. Retrieved 4 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 4 December 2020.