Progress 33 (Russian: Прогресс 33) was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in November 1987 to resupply the Mir space station.

Progress 33
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A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1987-094A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.18568[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.140)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date20 November 1987, 23:47:12 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date19 December 1987, 12:56:00 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude326 km[3]
Apogee altitude343 km[3]
Period91.2 minutes[3]
Epoch20 November 1987
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date23 November 1987, 01:39:13 UTC
Undocking date19 December 1987, 08:15:46 UTC


Progress 33 launched on 20 November 1987 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2][4]


Progress 33 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 23 November 1987 at 01:39:13 UTC, and was undocked on 19 December 1987 at 08:15:46 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 19 December 1987, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 12:56:00 UTC and the mission ended at 13:37 UTC.[3][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 33"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 33". NASA. Retrieved 6 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 6 December 2020.