Progress M-43
Progress-M drawing.svg
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID2000-064A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.26570[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.243)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date16 October 2000, 21:27:06 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date29 January 2001, 01:04 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude193 km[4]
Apogee altitude244 km[4]
Period88.4 minutes[4]
Epoch16 October 2000
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[4]
Docking date20 October 2000, 21:16:05 UTC
Undocking date25 January 2001, 05:19:49 UTC

Progress M-43 (Russian: Прогресс M-43) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in October 2000 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-43 launched on 16 October 2000 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2] The launch had been delayed from the previous day.[5]


Progress M-43 docked with Mir on 16 October 2000 at 21:16:05 UTC.[4]


It remained in orbit until 29 January 2001, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 02:12 UTC.[4]

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. ^ "Progress M-43". NASA. Retrieved 2 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-43"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 18 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Mir". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2020.