Progress 42 (Russian: Прогресс 42) was a Soviet unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in May 1990 to resupply the Mir space station.

Progress 42
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A Progress 7K-TG spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1990-041A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.20602[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.150)
Spacecraft typeProgress 7K-TG[2]
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date5 May 1990, 20:44:01 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date27 May 1990, 11:40:00 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude188 km[3]
Apogee altitude243 km[3]
Period88.8 minutes[3]
Epoch5 May 1990
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[3]
Docking date7 May 1990, 22:45:03 UTC
Undocking date27 May 1990, 07:08:58 UTC


Progress 42 launched on 5 May 1990 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh SSR. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2][4]


Progress 42 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 7 May 1990 at 22:45:03 UTC, and was undocked on 27 May 1990 at 07:08:58 UTC.[3][5]


It remained in orbit until 27 May 1990, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 11:40:00 UTC and the mission ended at 12:27:30 UTC.[3][5]

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