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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-3"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1978-077A / 10999
Time and date of launch (UTC) 22h.31m.    August 07, 1978
Launch site Baikonur, LC 31?
Launch vehicle Soyuz U
Mass (kg) 7000
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.7
   - perigee (km) 190
   - apogee (km) 232
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 16h.45m.    August 23, 1978
Duration 15d.18h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 250
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
Aug 07, 1978 22:31:22 1 Salyut-6:4938 Lift-off cargo "Progress-3" .
Aug 09, 1978 23:59:30 34 Salyut-6:4971 Docking of "Progress-3"   to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-29" .
Aug 21, 1978 15:42:50 218 Salyut-6:5155 Undocking of "Progress-3"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-29" .
Aug 23, 1978 16:45:00 251 Salyut-6:5187 Deorbit burn of "Progress-3" .
Aug 23, 1978 17:30? 251 Salyut-6:5187 End of existence of "Progress-3" .

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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