Progress 5


Progress 5
Progress drawing.svg
A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeSalyut 6 resupply
COSPAR ID1979-022A
SATCAT no.11292[1]
Mission duration24 days
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress s/n 104
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Launch mass7020 kg
Dry mass6520 kg
Payload mass2500 kg
Dimensions7.48 m in length and
2.72 m in diameter
Start of mission
Launch date12 March 1979, 05:47:28 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U s/n Ye15000-162
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31/6
End of mission
Decay date5 April 1979, 01:04 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude189 km
Apogee altitude256 km
Period88.8 minutes
Epoch12 March 1979
Docking with Salyut 6
Docking portAft[4]
Docking date14 March 1979, 07:19:21 UTC
Undocking date3 April 1979, 16:10:00 UTC
Time docked20.4 days
Mass2500 kg

Progress 5 (Russian: Прогресс 5), was a Soviet unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1979 to resupply the Salyut 6 space station.


Progress 5 launched on 12 March 1979 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2]


Progress 5 docked with Salyut 6 on 14 March 1979 at 07:19:21 UTC.[5]


It remained in orbit until 5 April 1979, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 01:04 UTC.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Progress 5". NASA. Retrieved 23 December 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "Cargo spacecraft "Progress-5"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 10 September 2007.
  5. ^ "Salyut 6". Astronautix. Retrieved 23 December 2017.