Progress M-42
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1999-038A
SATCAT no.25858[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.242)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date16 July 1999, 16:37:33 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date2 February 2000, 06:10:40 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude192 km[4]
Apogee altitude249 km[4]
Period88.6 minutes[4]
Epoch16 July 1999
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[4]
Docking date18 July 1999, 17:53:21 UTC
Undocking date2 February 2000, 03:11:52 UTC

Progress M-42 (Russian: Прогресс M-42) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in July 1999 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-42 launched on 16 July 1999 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][5]


Progress M-42 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 18 July 1999 at 17:53:21 UTC, and was undocked on 2 February 2000 at 03:11:52 UTC.[4][3]


It remained in orbit until 2 February 2000, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 06:10:40 UTC and the mission ended at 06:57:20 UTC.[4][3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress-M 1 - 13, 15 - 37, 39 - 67 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Mir". Astronautix. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-42"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Progress M-42". NASA. Retrieved 3 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.