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Cargo spacecraft "Progress-8"

Registration number 1980-024A / 11743
Time and date of launch (UTC) 18h.53m.    March 27, 1980
Launch site Baikonur, LC 31?
Launch vehicle Soyuz U
Mass (kg) 7020
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.9
   - perigee (km) 185
   - apogee (km) 250
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 06h.54m.    April 26, 1980
Duration 29d.12h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 466
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Salyut-6"  

Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Mar 27, 1980 18:53:31 1 Salyut-6:14347 Lift-off cargo "Progress-8" .
Mar 29, 1980 20:01 34 Salyut-6:14380 Docking of "Progress-8"   to aft (aggregative) unit of station "Salyut-6" .
Apr 09, 1980 13:38:22 1 Salyut-6:14549 Lift-off spacecraft "Soyuz-35"   (crew: Popov,   Ryumin ).
Apr 10, 1980 15:15:32 18 Salyut-6:14566 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-35"   (crew: Popov,   Ryumin ) to fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Progress-8" .
Apr 25, 1980 08:04 452 Salyut-6:14798 Undocking of "Progress-8"   from aft (aggregative) unit of orbital complex "Salyut-6"   - "Soyuz-35" .
Apr 26, 1980 06:54 467 Salyut-6:14813 Deorbit burn of "Progress-8" .
Apr 26, 1980 07:40? 467 Salyut-6:14813 End of existence of "Progress-8" .

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