Progress Spacecraft

Scale model
Date of appearance: 1982
Developer: OKB-1 (now RSC Energia)
Manufacturer: Moscow Experimental Factory of Visual Aids
Made in: Moscow, USSR
Scale: 1:10
Dimensions: 850 × 500 × 350 mm
Weight: 9 kg
Materials: steel, plastic
Colors: green, white
Tags: cosmos, birthofnewage, polytech, space, translate


The Progress сargo spacecraft was designed by RSC Energia to deliver fuel, supplies, and replacement equipment to the Salyut-6 station. The need to use a cargo spacecraft was clearly identified at the launch of the DOS-3 long-term orbital station, which due to the failure of the control system, burned all its fuel on its first orbit and became space junk. Progress is derived from the Soyuz spacecraft. The orbital module was replaced in favor of the cargo module, whereas the descent capsule was removed in order to accommodate the fuel compartment. The first launch of the Initial 7K-TG version took place on January 20, 1978. There were no solar batteries installed at that time. They first appeared in the Progress-M modification. These spacecraft are currently manufactured by RSC Energia.

Progress Spacecraft
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