Progress M-33
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1996-066A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.24633[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.233)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date19 November 1996, 23:20:38 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date12 March 1997, 03:23:37 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude197 km[4]
Apogee altitude242 km[4]
Period88.6 minutes[4]
Epoch19 November 1996
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[4]
Docking date22 November 1996, 01:01:30 UTC
Undocking date6 February 1997, 12:13:53 UTC

Progress M-33 (Russian: Прогресс M-33) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in November 1996 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-33 launched on 19 November 1996 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][5]


Progress M-33 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 22 November 1996 at 01:01:30 UTC, and was undocked on 6 February 1997 at 12:13:53 UTC.[3][4] An unsuccessful redocking attempt was made on 4 March 1997 at 07:41 UTC.[4]


It remained in orbit until 12 March 1997, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 02:35:00 UTC, with the mission ending at 03:23:37 UTC.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress-M 1 - 13, 15 - 37, 39 - 67 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Mir". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-33"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Progress M-33". NASA. Retrieved 3 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.