Progress 16

Summary

Progress 16
Progress drawing.svg
A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeSalyut 7 resupply
COSPAR ID1982-107A
SATCAT no.13638[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.115)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date31 October 1982, 11:20:36 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U[2]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date14 December 1982, 17:17 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude186 km[3]
Apogee altitude246 km[3]
Inclination51.6°[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch31 October 1982
Docking with Salyut 7
Docking portAft[3]
Docking date2 November 1982, 13:22 UTC
Undocking date13 December 1982, 15:32 UTC
 

Progress 16 (Russian: Прогресс 16) was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in October 1982 to resupply the Salyut 7 space station.

Launch

Progress 16 launched on 31 October 1982 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][4]

Docking

Progress 16 docked with the aft port of Salyut 7 on 2 November 1982 at 13:22 UTC, and was undocked on 13 December 1982 at 15:32 UTC.[3][5]

Decay

It remained in orbit until 14 December 1982, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 17:17 UTC, with the mission ending around 18:00 UTC.[3][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 16"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 16". NASA. Retrieved 6 December 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b "Salyut 7". Astronautix. Retrieved 6 December 2020.