Progress 36 (Russian: Прогресс 36) was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in May 1988 to resupply the Mir space station.

Progress 36
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A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1988-038A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.19117[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.144)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date13 May 1988, 00:30:25 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date5 June 1988, 20:28:00 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude185 km[3]
Apogee altitude246 km[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch13 May 1988
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date15 May 1988, 02:13:26 UTC
Undocking date5 June 1988, 11:11:55 UTC


Progress 36 launched on 13 May 1988 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2][4]


Progress 36 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 15 May 1988 at 02:13:26 UTC, and was undocked on 5 June 1988 at 11:11:55 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 5 June 1988, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 20:28:00 UTC and the mission ended at 21:18:40 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 36"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 36". 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.