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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-2"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1978-070A / 10979
Time and date of launch (UTC) 11h.26m.    July 07, 1978
Launch site Baikonur, LC 31?
Launch vehicle Soyuz U
Mass (kg) 7020
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 90.0
   - perigee (km) 248
   - apogee (km) 307
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 01h.31m.    August 04, 1978
Duration 27d.14h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 437
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
Jul 07, 1978 11:26:16 1 Salyut-6:4441 Lift-off cargo "Progress-2" .
Jul 09, 1978 12:58:59 34 Salyut-6:4474 Docking of "Progress-2"   to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-29" .
Jul 29, 1978 04:00
Salyut-6:4784 Beginning of EVA ( Kovalyonok,   Ivanchenkov ); station "Salyut-6" ; PE-2.
Jul 29, 1978 06:20
Salyut-6:4785 Ending of EVA ( Kovalyonok,   Ivanchenkov ), duration 2:20; station "Salyut-6" .
Aug 02, 1978 04:57:44 408 Salyut-6:4848 Undocking of "Progress-2"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-29" .
Aug 04, 1978 01:31:07 437 Salyut-6:4877 Deorbit burn of "Progress-2" .
Aug 04, 1978 02:15 438 Salyut-6:4878 End of existence of "Progress-2" .

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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