Progress 9

Summary

Progress 9
Progress drawing.svg
A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeSalyut 6 resupply
COSPAR ID1980-033A
SATCAT no.11784[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.109)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date27 April 1980, 06:24:00 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U[2]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date22 May 1980, 00:44 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude185 km[3]
Apogee altitude255 km[3]
Inclination51.7°[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch27 April 1980
Docking with Salyut 6
Docking portAft[3]
Docking date29 April 1980, 08:09:19 UTC
Undocking date20 May 1980, 18:51 UTC
 

Progress 9 (Russian: Прогресс 9) was a Soviet unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in April 1980 to resupply the Salyut 6 space station.

Launch

Progress 9 launched on 27 April 1980 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][4]

Docking

Progress 9 docked with the aft port of Salyut 6 on 29 April 1980 at 08:09:19 UTC, and was undocked on 20 May 1980 at 18:51 UTC.[3][5]

Decay

It remained in orbit until 22 May 1980, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 00:44 UTC and the mission ended at 01:30 UTC.[3][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 9"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 10 September 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 9". NASA. Retrieved 4 December 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b "Salyut 6". Astronautix. Retrieved 4 December 2020.