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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-18"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1983-106A / 14422
Time and date of launch (UTC) 09h.59m.    October 20, 1983
Launch site Baikonur, LC 31?
Launch vehicle Soyuz U
Mass (kg) 7020
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.8
   - perigee (km) 185
   - apogee (km) 242
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 04h.18m.    November 16, 1983
Duration 26d.18h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 423
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Salyut-7"  



TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Oct 20, 1983 09:59:05 1 Salyut-7:8677 Lift-off cargo "Progress-18" .
Oct 22, 1983 11:34 34 Salyut-7:8710 Docking of "Progress-18"   to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-7"   - "Soyuz-T9" .
Nov 01, 1983 04:47
Salyut-7:8863 Beginning of the 1st [of 2] PE-2 EVA ( Lyakhov,   Aleksandrov ); station "Salyut-7" .
Nov 01, 1983 07:36
Salyut-7:8865 Ending of EVA ( Lyakhov,   Aleksandrov ), duration 2:49:12; station "Salyut-7" .
Nov 03, 1983 03:47
Salyut-7:8894 Beginning of the 2nd [of 2] PE-2 EVA ( Lyakhov,   Aleksandrov ); station "Salyut-7" .
Nov 03, 1983 06:42
Salyut-7:8896 Ending of EVA ( Lyakhov,   Aleksandrov ), duration 2:55:03; station "Salyut-7" .
Nov 13, 1983 03:08 376 Salyut-7:9052 Undocking of "Progress-18"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-7"   - "Soyuz-T9" .
Nov 16, 1983 04:18 424 Salyut-7:9100 Deorbit burn of "Progress-18" .
Nov 16, 1983 05:05? 424 Salyut-7:9100 End of existence of "Progress-18" .

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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