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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-1"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1978-008A / 10603
Time and date of launch (UTC) 08h.24m.    January 20, 1978
Launch site Baikonur, LC 31?
Launch vehicle Soyuz U
Mass (kg) 7020
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.7
   - perigee (km) 173
   - apogee (km) 256
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 02h.00m.    February 08, 1978
Duration 18d.17h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 297
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Salyut-6"  



TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Jan 20, 1978 08:24:40 1 Salyut-6:1786 Lift-off cargo "Progress-1" .
Jan 22, 1978 10:12:14 34 Salyut-6:1819 Docking of "Progress-1"   to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-27" .
Feb 06, 1978 05:54 269 Salyut-6:2053 Undocking of "Progress-1"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-27" .
Feb 08, 1978 02:00:00 297 Salyut-6:2082 Deorbit burn of "Progress-1" .
Feb 08, 1978 02:45? 298 Salyut-6:2083 End of existence of "Progress-1" .

Sources:
  Mission Control Center (TsUP) from 2007
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  Spaceflight now
  journal "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" ("News of Cosmonautics") from 1993 till our time
  journal "Kosmonavtika, astronomiya" ("Cosmonautics, astronomy") 1983-1991 years
  book "Evolution of vehicle-creating and cosmonautics in the USSR" by Valentin P. Glushko, Moscow, 1987
  Jonathan's Space Report
  and many other people and editions
  


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