Progress 15

Summary

Progress 15
Progress drawing.svg
A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeSalyut 7 resupply
COSPAR ID1982-094A
SATCAT no.13558[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.112)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date18 September 1982, 04:58:54 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U[2]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date16 October 1982, 17:08 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude188 km[3]
Apogee altitude241 km[3]
Inclination51.7°[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch18 September 1982
Docking with Salyut 7
Docking portAft[3]
Docking date20 September 1982, 06:12 UTC
Undocking date14 October 1982, 13:46 UTC
 

Progress 15 (Russian: Прогресс 15) was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in September 1982 to resupply the Salyut 7 space station.

Launch

Progress 15 launched on 18 September 1982 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][4]

Docking

Progress 15 docked with the aft port of Salyut 7 on 20 September 1982 at 06:12 UTC, and was undocked on 14 October 1982 at 13:46 UTC.[3][5]

Decay

It remained in orbit until 16 October 1982, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 17:08 UTC.[3][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 15"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 15". NASA. Retrieved 5 December 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b "Salyut 7". Astronautix. Retrieved 5 December 2020.