Progress M-20
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1993-064A
SATCAT no.22867[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.220)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date11 October 1993, 21:33:19 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date21 November 1993, 08:51 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude191 km[4]
Apogee altitude242 km[4]
Period88.5 minutes[4]
Epoch11 October 1993
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[4]
Docking date13 October 1993, 23:24:46 UTC
Undocking date21 November 1993, 02:38:43 UTC

Progress M-20 (Russian: Прогресс M-20) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in 1993 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-20 launched on 11 October 1993 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2]


Progress M-20 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 13 October 1993 at 23:24:46 UTC, and was undocked on 21 November 1993 at 02:38:43 UTC.[4][5]


It remained in orbit until 21 November 1993, when it was deorbited. The VBK-Raduga 10 capsule was jettisoned at 08:50 UTC, immediately before reentry. The mission ending occurred at 09:03 UTC, when the VBK-Raduga capsule landed across the Kazakh border from the Russian city of Orsk.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress-M 1 - 13, 15 - 37, 39 - 67 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Mir". Astronautix. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-20"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Progress M-20". NASA. Retrieved 2 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.