Progress M-39
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1998-031A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.25340[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.238)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date14 May 1998, 22:12:59 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date29 October 1998, 03:27:00 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude194 km[3]
Apogee altitude238 km[3]
Period88.5 minutes[3]
Epoch14 May 1998
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date16 May 1998, 23:50:33 UTC
Undocking date12 August 1998, 09:28:52 UTC
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date1 September 1998, 05:34:40 UTC
Undocking date25 October 1998, 23:03:24 UTC

Progress M-39 (Russian: Прогресс M-39) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in May 1998 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-39 launched on 14 May 1998 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][4]


Progress M-39 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 16 May 1998 at 23:50:33 UTC, and was undocked on 12 August 1998 at 09:28:52 UTC, to make way for Soyuz TM-28.[3][5] Following the redocking of Soyuz TM-28 to the Mir Core Module forward port, Progress M-39 was redocked to the Kvant-1 aft port on 1 September 1998 at 05:34:40 UTC. Progress M-39 was finally undocked on 25 October 1998 at 23:03:24 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 29 October 1998, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 03:27:00 UTC, with the mission ending at 04:14:52 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 j "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-39"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress M-39". NASA. Retrieved 3 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b c "Mir". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2020.