Progress M-32


Progress M-32
Progress-M drawing.svg
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1996-043A
SATCAT no.24071[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.232)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date31 July 1996, 20:00:06 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date20 November 1996, 22:42:25 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude186 km[3]
Apogee altitude229 km[3]
Period88.6 minutes[3]
Epoch31 July 1996
Docking with Mir
Docking portMir Core Module forward[3]
Docking date2 August 1996, 22:03:40 UTC
Undocking date18 August 1996, 09:33:45 UTC
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date3 September 1996, 09:35:00 UTC
Undocking date20 November 1996, 19:51:20 UTC

Progress M-32 (Russian: Прогресс M-32) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in July 1996 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-32 launched on 31 July 1996 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][4] The launch was postponed several times, primarily following problems with quality control during Soyuz-U production.[5]


Progress M-32 docked with the forward port of the Mir Core Module on 2 August 1996 at 22:03:40 UTC, and was undocked on 18 August 1996 at 09:33:45 UTC to make way for Soyuz TM-24.[5][3] On 3 September 1996 at 09:35:00 UTC, Progress M-32 was redocked at the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir, following the departure of Soyuz TM-23. Progress M-32 was finally undocked on 20 November 1996 at 19:51:20 UTC.[5][3]


It remained in orbit until 20 November 1996, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 22:42:25 UTC.[5][3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress-M 1 - 13, 15 - 37, 39 - 67 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-32"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress M-32". NASA. Retrieved 3 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b c d "Mir". Astronautix. Retrieved 3 December 2020.