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Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-18"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1993-034A / 22666
Time and date of launch (UTC) 06h.41m.    May 22, 1993
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz U2
Mass (kg) 7250
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.8
   - perigee (km) 188
   - apogee (km) 240
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 16h.26m.    July 04, 1993
Duration 43d.09h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 678
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Mir" . Date and time of landing are given for recovery ballistic capsule.



TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
May 22, 1993 06:41:47 1 Mir:41509 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-18" .
May 24, 1993 08:24:39 34 Mir:41542 Docking of "Progress M-18"   to fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM16"   - "Progress M-17" .
Jun 18, 1993 17:25
Mir:41938 Beginning of the 2nd [of 2] PE-13 EVA ( Manakov,   Poleschuk ); station "Mir" .
Jun 18, 1993 21:58
Mir:41941 Ending of EVA ( Manakov,   Poleschuk ), duration 4:33; station "Mir" .
Jun 21, 1993 13:07:22 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-57"   (crew: Grabe,   Duffy,   Low,   Currie,   Wisoff,   Voss ).
Jun 25, 1993 13:07 62
Beginning of EVA ( Low,   Wisoff ); mission "STS-57" .
Jun 25, 1993 18:57 66
Ending of EVA ( Low,   Wisoff ), duration 5:50; mission "STS-57" .
Jul 01, 1993 11:41:42 154
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-57"   (crew: Grabe,   Duffy,   Low,   Currie,   Wisoff,   Voss ).
Jul 01, 1993 12:53:21 155
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-57"   (crew: Grabe,   Duffy,   Low,   Currie,   Wisoff,   Voss ).
Jul 01, 1993 14:32:58 1 Mir:42138 Lift-off spacecraft "Soyuz-TM17"   (crew: Tsibliyev,   Serebrov,   Haignere ).
Jul 03, 1993 15:58:16 663 Mir:42171 Undocking of "Progress M-18"   from fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM16"   - "Progress M-17" .
Jul 03, 1993 16:24:03 34 Mir:42171 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM17"   (crew: Tsibliyev,   Serebrov,   Haignere ) to fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM16"   - "Progress M-17" .
Jul 04, 1993 16:26:18 679? Mir:42186? Deorbit burn of "Progress M-18" .
Jul 04, 1993 ? 679? Mir:42186? Separation of recovery ballistic capsule of spacecraft "Progress M-18" .
Jul 04, 1993 17:13 679 Mir:42187 Landing of RBC of "Progress M-18" .
Jul 04, 1993 ? 679 Mir:42187 End of existence of "Progress M-18" .

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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