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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-6"

Registration number 1979-039A / 11356
Time and date of launch (UTC) 04h.17m.    May 13, 1979
Launch site Baikonur, LC 31?
Launch vehicle Soyuz U
Mass (kg) 7020
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.8
   - perigee (km) 190
   - apogee (km) 247
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 18h.52m.    June 09, 1979
Duration 27d.14h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 436
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Salyut-6"  

Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
May 13, 1979 04:17:10 1 Salyut-6:9334 Lift-off cargo "Progress-6" .
May 15, 1979 06:19:22 34 Salyut-6:9367 Docking of "Progress-6"   to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-32" .
Jun 06, 1979 18:12:41 1 Salyut-6:9722 Launch of spacecraft "Soyuz-34"   (without crew).
Jun 08, 1979 07:59:41 414 Salyut-6:9747 Undocking of "Progress-6"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-32" .
Jun 08, 1979 20:02:06 34 Salyut-6:9755 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-34"   (without crew) to aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-32" .
Jun 09, 1979 18:52:46 437 Salyut-6:9770 Deorbit burn of "Progress-6" .
Jun 09, 1979 19:35? 437 Salyut-6:9770 End of existence of "Progress-6" .

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