Progress 29 (Russian: Прогресс 29) was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in April 1987 to resupply the Mir space station.

Progress 29
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A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1987-034A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.17878[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.127)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date21 April 1987, 15:14:17 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U2[2]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date11 May 1987, 07:51:16 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude189 km[3]
Apogee altitude237 km[3]
Inclination51.6°[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch21 April 1987
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date21 April 1987, 15:14:17 UTC
Undocking date11 May 1987, 03:10:01 UTC
 

LaunchEdit

Progress 29 launched on 21 April 1987 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2][4]

DockingEdit

Progress 29 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 21 April 1987 at 15:14:17 UTC, and was undocked on 11 May 1987 at 03:10:01 UTC.[3][5]

DecayEdit

It remained in orbit until 11 May 1987, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 07:51:16 UTC and the mission ended at 08:28 UTC.[3][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 29"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 29". NASA. Retrieved 5 December 2020.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b "Mir". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2020.