Progress M-37
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1997-081A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.25102[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.237)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date20 December 1997, 08:45:02 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date15 March 1998, 22:14:30 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude193 km[3]
Apogee altitude242 km[3]
Period88.6 minutes[3]
Epoch20 December 1997
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date22 December 1997, 10:22:20 UTC
Undocking date30 January 1998, 12:53 UTC
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date23 February 1998, 10:22:20 UTC
Undocking date15 March 1998, 19:16:01 UTC

Progress M-37 (Russian: Прогресс M-37) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in December 1997 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-37 launched on 20 December 1997 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][4]


Progress M-37 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 22 December 1997 at 10:22:20 UTC, and was undocked on 30 January 1998 at 12:53 UTC, to make way for Soyuz TM-27.[3][5] Following the redocking of Soyuz TM-27 to the forward port of the Mir Core Module, Progress M-37 was redocked to the Kvant-1 module on 23 February 1998 at 10:22:20 UTC, and finally undocked on 15 March 1998 at 19:16:01 UTC.


It remained in orbit until 15 March 1998, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 22:14:30 UTC, with the mission ending at 23:04:00 UTC.[3][5]

See also


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  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 d e f g h i "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-37"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress M-37". NASA. Retrieved 3 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 3 December 2020.