Progress M-5
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1990-085A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.20824Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M 11F615A55
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Launch mass7,250 kilograms (15,980 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date27 September 1990, 10:37:42 (1990-09-27UTC10:37:42Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date28 November 1990 (1990-11-29) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude370 kilometres (230 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude411 kilometres (255 mi)[1]
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking portCore Forward
Docking date29 September 1990, 12:26:50 UTC
Undocking date28 November 1990, 06:15:46 UTC
Time docked59 days

Progress M-5 (Russian: Прогресс М-5) was a Soviet uncrewed cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1990 to resupply the Mir space station.[2] The twenty-third of sixty four Progress spacecraft to visit Mir, it used the Progress-M 11F615A55 configuration, and had the serial number 206.[3] It carried supplies including food, water and oxygen for the EO-7 crew aboard Mir, as well as equipment for conducting scientific research, and fuel for adjusting the station's orbit and performing manoeuvres. It was the first of ten Progress flights to carry a VBK-Raduga capsule, which was recovered after the flight.[4]

Progress M-5 was launched at 10:37:42 GMT on 27 September 1990, atop a Soyuz-U2 carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[3] Following two days of free flight, it docked with the forward docking port of the core module at 12:26:50 GMT on 29 September.[5][6]

During the 59 days for which Progress M-5 was docked, Mir was in an orbit of around 370 by 411 kilometres (200 by 222 nmi), inclined at 51.6 degrees.[1] Progress M-5 undocked from Mir at 06:15:46 GMT on 28 November, and was deorbited a few hours later at 10:24:28.[5] It burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, with any remaining debris landing in the ocean.[1][5] The Raduga capsule returned to Earth by parachute, and landed in Russia at 11:04:05 GMT.

See also


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  2. ^ "Progress M-5". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  3. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  4. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Progress-M 1 - 13, 15 - 37, 39 - 67 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  5. ^ a b c Anikeev, Alexander. "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-5"". Manned Astronautics - Figures & Facts. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Progress M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-08-27.