Progress 8

Summary

Progress 8
Progress drawing.svg
A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeSalyut 6 resupply
OperatorOKB-1
COSPAR ID1980-024A
SATCAT no.11743 [1]
Mission duration30 days
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress s/n 108
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG
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 date27 March 1980, 18:53:31 UTC
RocketSoyuz-U s/n Zh15000-200
Launch siteBaikonur, 31/6
ContractorOKB-1
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date26 April 1980, 06:54 UTC [2]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude154.0 km
Apogee altitude186.0 km
Inclination51.66°
Period87.80 minutes
Epoch27 March 1980
Docking with Salyut 6
Docking portAft [3]
Docking date29 March 1980, 20:01:00 UTC
Undocking date25 April 1980, 08:04:00 UTC
Time docked26.5 days
Cargo
Mass2500 kg
 

Progress 8 (Russian: Прогресс 8), was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft which was launched in 1980 to resupply the Salyut 6 space station.

Launch

Progress 8 launched on 27 March 1980 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. It used a Soyuz-U rocket. [4]

Docking

Progress 8 docked with Salyut 6 on 29 March 1980 at 20:01 UTC.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Progress 8". NASA. Retrieved 18 June 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Cargo spacecraft "Progress-8"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 11 September 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Salyut 6". Astronautix. Retrieved 18 June 2019.