Progress M-16
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1993-012A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.22530Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M 11F615A55
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Launch mass7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date21 February 1993, 18:32:32 (1993-02-21UTC18:32:32Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date27 March 1993 (1993-03-28)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude387 kilometres (240 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude390 kilometres (240 mi)[1]
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 Aft
Docking date23 February 1993, 20:17:57 UTC
Undocking date26 March 1993, 06:50:00 UTC
Time docked30 days
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 Aft
Docking date26 March 1993, 07:06:03 UTC
Undocking date27 March 1993, 04:21:00 UTC
Time docked1 day

Progress M-16 (Russian: Прогресс М-16) was a Russian uncrewed cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1993 to resupply the Mir space station.[2] The thirty-fourth of sixty-four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration,[3] and had the serial number 216.[4] It carried supplies including food, water and oxygen for the EO-13 crew aboard Mir, as well as equipment for conducting scientific research, and fuel for adjusting the station's orbit and performing manoeuvres.

Progress M-16 was launched at 18:32:32 GMT on 21 February 1993, atop a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[4] Following two days of free flight, it docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module at 20:17:57 GMT on 23 February.[5][6]

Progress M-16 remained docked with Mir for 30 days, during which time it was in an orbit of around 387 by 390 kilometres (209 by 211 nmi), inclined at 51.6 degrees.[1] It undocked from Mir at 06:50:00 GMT on 26 March, before redocking with the same port at 07:06:03 to test its docking systems. It undocked for the final time at 04:21:00 GMT on 27 March, and was deorbited few hours later at 10:25:00, to a destructive reentry over the Pacific Ocean.[1][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  2. ^ "Progress M-16". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Progress-M 1 - 13, 15 - 37, 39 - 67 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  4. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  5. ^ a b Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-16"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-09-01.