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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-31"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1987-066A / 18283
Time and date of launch (UTC) 20h.44m.    August 03, 1987
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz U2
Mass (kg) 7000
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.9
   - perigee (km) 187
   - apogee (km) 250
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 00h.22m.    September 23, 1987
Duration 50d.03h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 793
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Mir"  



TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Aug 03, 1987 20:44:11 1 Mir:8356 Lift-off cargo "Progress-31" .
Aug 05, 1987 22:27:35 34 Mir:8389 Docking of "Progress-31"   to module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM3" .
Sep 21, 1987 23:57:41 778 Mir:9133 Undocking of "Progress-31"   from module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM3" .
Sep 23, 1987 00:22:00 794 Mir:9149 Deorbit burn of "Progress-31" .
Sep 23, 1987 01:02 794 Mir:9149 End of existence of "Progress-31" .

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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