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Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-31"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1996-028A / 23860
Time and date of launch (UTC) 07h.04m.18s.   May 05, 1996
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz U
Mass (kg) 7250
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.6
   - perigee (km) 186
   - apogee (km) 227
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 19h.44m.30s.   August 01, 1996
Duration 88d.12h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 1382
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Mir"  



TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
May 05, 1996 07:04:18 1 Mir:58332 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-31" .
May 07, 1996 08:54:17 34 Mir:58365 Docking of "Progress M-31"   to fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM23" .
May 19, 1996 10:30:00 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-77"   (crew: Casper,   Brown,   Thomas,   Bursch,   Runco,   Garneau ).
May 20, 1996 22:50
Mir:58576 Beginning of the 2nd [of 6] PE-21 EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ); station "Mir" .
May 21, 1996 04:10
Mir:58580 Ending of EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ), duration 5:20; station "Mir" .
May 24, 1996 20:47
Mir:58638 Beginning of the 3rd [of 6] PE-21 EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ); station "Mir" .
May 25, 1996 02:30
Mir:58641 Ending of EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ), duration 5:43; station "Mir" .
May 29, 1996 10:09:30 160
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-77"   (crew: Casper,   Brown,   Thomas,   Bursch,   Runco,   Garneau ).
May 29, 1996 11:10:11 161
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-77"   (crew: Casper,   Brown,   Thomas,   Bursch,   Runco,   Garneau ).
May 30, 1996 18:20
Mir:58729 Beginning of the 4th [of 6] PE-21 EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ); station "Mir" .
May 30, 1996 22:40
Mir:58732 Ending of EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ), duration 4:20; station "Mir" .
Jun 06, 1996 16:56
Mir:58838 Beginning of the 5th [of 6] PE-21 EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ); station "Mir" .
Jun 06, 1996 20:30
Mir:58840 Ending of EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ), duration 3:34; station "Mir" .
Jun 13, 1996 12:45
Mir:58944 Beginning of the 6th [of 6] PE-21 EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ); station "Mir" .
Jun 13, 1996 18:27
Mir:58948 Ending of EVA ( Onufrienko,   Usachyov ), duration 5:42; station "Mir" .
Jun 20, 1996 14:49:00 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-78"   (crew: Henricks,   Kregel,   Linnehan,   Helms,   Brady,   Favier,   Thirsk ).
Jul 07, 1996 11:36:36 271
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-78"   (crew: Henricks,   Kregel,   Linnehan,   Helms,   Brady,   Favier,   Thirsk ).
Jul 07, 1996 12:37:31 272
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-78"   (crew: Henricks,   Kregel,   Linnehan,   Helms,   Brady,   Favier,   Thirsk ).
Jul 31, 1996 20:00:06 1 Mir:59698 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-32" .
Aug 01, 1996 16:44:54 1381 Mir:59712 Undocking of "Progress M-31"   from fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM23" .
Aug 01, 1996 19:44:30 1383 Mir:59714 Deorbit burn of "Progress M-31" .
Aug 01, 1996 20:33:03 1383 Mir:59714 End of existence of "Progress M-31" .

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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