Progress 38 (Russian: Прогресс 38) was a Soviet uncrewed Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in September 1988 to resupply the Mir space station.

Progress 38
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A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1988-083A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.19486[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.146)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date9 September 1988, 23:33:40 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date23 November 1988, 18:26:00 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude187 km[3]
Apogee altitude248 km[3]
Period88.9 minutes[3]
Epoch9 September 1988
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date12 September 1988, 01:22:28 UTC
Undocking date23 November 1988, 12:12:46 UTC


Progress 38 launched on 9 September 1988 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2][4]


Progress 38 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 12 September 1988 at 01:22:28 UTC, and was undocked on 23 November 1988 at 12:12:46 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 23 November 1988, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 18:26:00 UTC and the mission ended at 19:06:58 UTC.[3][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress 1 - 42 (11F615A15, 7K-TG)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cargo spacecraft "Progress 38"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Progress 38". NASA. Retrieved 7 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 7 December 2020.