Progress (Russian: Прогресс) is a Russian (formerly Soviet) research station in Antarctica.
It is located at the Larsemann Hills antarctic oasis on the shore of Prydz Bay.
The station was established by the 33rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition on April 1, 1988, and was moved to another place on February 26, 1989 In 2000, work was temporarily halted but it reopened in 2003.
In 2022, the wintering complex was modernized and enlarged. An additional adjacent airfield, complementing the pre-existing Progress Skiway
and called Zenit after the St. Petersburg football club, was built from scratch and features a runway of 3,000 meters length and 100 meters width, which is also able to accommodate larger planes such as the Ilyushin IL-76.
Central building of Progress Station in summer 2007. Photo by Hannes Grobe, Alfred Wegener Institute. CC BY-SA 2.5.
|289 ft / 88 m
Location of Progress Skiway in Antarctica
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