Drawing of Zenit-launched Progress M2 logistics craft for support of the international space station (cancelled).
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As Phase 2 of the third generation Soviet space systems it was planned to use a more capable resupply craft for the Mir-2 space station. By using the Zenit launch vehicle the Progress M service module module could accomodate much larger cargo or space station modules. The planned Progress-M2 11F615A75 was originally designed for use with the 90 tonne module Mir-2. Redesigned in 1992-1993 for use with the more modest Mir-2 it had a revised index number of 11F615A77. The 13.3 tonne, 12.6 m long vehicle consists of the 5.3 tonne service module, a 2.3 tonne pressurised forward module equipped with a docking port, and could hold 5.7 tonnes of cargo. It could also be outfitted as a laboratory and left docked with the Mir-2.
|Progress-Zenit - Progress Zenit Cutaway|
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Total Length: 12.6 m. Maximum Diameter: 3.0 m. Total Mass: 13,300 kg. Total Payload: 5,700 kg.