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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-41"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1989-023A / 19895
Time and date of launch (UTC) 18h.54m.    March 16, 1989
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz U2
Mass (kg) 7250
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.8
   - perigee (km) 187
   - apogee (km) 243
Date and time of the end of existance (UTC) 12h.12m.    April 25, 1989
Duration 39d.17h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 624
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Mir" . Uncontrolled descent because of deficiency of fuel.



TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Mar 16, 1989 18:54:15 1 Mir:17676 Lift-off cargo "Progress-41" .
Mar 18, 1989 13:35:15 79
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-29"   (crew: Coats,   Blaha,   Buchli,   Springer,   Bagian ).
Mar 18, 1989 14:36:41 80
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-29"   (crew: Coats,   Blaha,   Buchli,   Springer,   Bagian ).
Mar 18, 1989 20:50:45 34 Mir:17709 Docking of "Progress-41"   to module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM7" .
Apr 21, 1989 01:46:10 554 Mir:18229 Undocking of "Progress-41"   from module "Kvant"   of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM7" ; braking by series of small impacts because of out of fuel.
Apr 25, 1989 12:12 625 Mir:18298 End of existence of "Progress-41" .

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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