Progress M-38


Progress M-38
Progress-M drawing.svg
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1998-015A
SATCAT no.25256[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.240)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date14 March 1998, 22:45:55 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date15 May 1998, 21:39:00 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude193 km[3]
Apogee altitude249 km[3]
Period88.6 minutes[3]
Epoch14 March 1998
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date17 March 1998, 00:31:17 UTC
Undocking date15 May 1998, 18:43:54 UTC

Progress M-38 (Russian: Прогресс M-38) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in March 1998 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-38 launched on 14 March 1998 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U rocket.[2][4]


Progress M-38 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 17 March 1998 at 00:31:17 UTC, and was undocked on 15 May 1998 at 18:43:54 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 15 May 1998, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 21:39:00 UTC, with the mission ending at 22:26 UTC.[3][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress-M-VDU 14, 38 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-38"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress M-38". NASA. Retrieved 3 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b "Mir". Astronautix. Retrieved 3 December 2020.