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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-4"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1978-090A / 11040
Time and date of launch (UTC) 23h.09m.    October 03, 1978
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz U
Mass (kg) 7020
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.7
   - period (minutes) 88.8
   - perigee (km) 185
   - apogee (km) 247
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 16h.28m.    October 26, 1978
Duration 22d.17h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 359
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
Oct 03, 1978 23:09:30 1 Salyut-6:5838 Lift-off cargo "Progress-4" .
Oct 06, 1978 01:00:15 34 Salyut-6:5871 Docking of "Progress-4"   to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-31" .
Oct 24, 1978 13:01:52 326 Salyut-6:6163 Undocking of "Progress-4"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-31" .
Oct 26, 1978 16:28:13 360 Salyut-6:6196 Deorbit burn of "Progress-4" .
Oct 26, 1978 17:15? 360 Salyut-6:6197 End of existence of "Progress-4" .

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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