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Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-7"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1991-020A / 21188
Time and date of launch (UTC) 13h.05m.15s.   March 19, 1991
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz U2
Mass (kg) 7250
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 88.5
   - perigee (km) 186
   - apogee (km) 213
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 16h.24m.19s.   May 07, 1991
Duration 49d.03h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 771
Summary Delivery of cargo to the orbital station "Mir" . Docking only with 3rd attempt to fore docking port. Capsule was not found after supposed landing.



TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Mar 19, 1991 13:05:15 1 Mir:29113 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-7" .
Mar 26, 1991 10:12:00 1785 Mir:29220 Undocking (redocking to another docking unit) of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM11"   (crew: Afanasyev,   Manarov ) from fore (transitional) unit of station "Mir" ; redocking because of unsuccessful attempt of docking of "Progress M-7"   to module "Kvant" .
Mar 26, 1991 10:58:59 1786 Mir:29221 Docking (redocking to another docking unit) of spacecraft "Soyuz-TM11"   (crew: Afanasyev,   Manarov ) to module "Kvant"   of station "Mir" .
Mar 28, 1991 12:02:58 142 Mir:29253 Successful docking of "Progress M-7"   to fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM11"   took place only after "Soyuz-TM11" redocking from fore module to module "Kvant" after unsuccessful attempt of docking of "Progress M-7"   to module "Kvant" .
Apr 05, 1991 14:22:45 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-37"   (crew: Nagel,   Cameron,   Ross,   Apt,   Godwin ).
Apr 07, 1991 18:39? 34?
Beginning of EVA ( Ross,   Apt ); the 1st [of 2] EVA of the mission "STS-37" .
Apr 07, 1991 23:17? 37?
Ending of EVA ( Ross,   Apt ), duration 4:38; mission "STS-37" .
Apr 08, 1991 14:43? 47?
Beginning of EVA ( Ross,   Apt ); the 2nd [of 2] EVA of the mission "STS-37" .
Apr 08, 1991 20:54? 51?
Ending of EVA ( Ross,   Apt ), duration 6:11; mission "STS-37" .
Apr 11, 1991 12:45:50 92
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-37"   (crew: Nagel,   Cameron,   Ross,   Apt,   Godwin ).
Apr 11, 1991 13:56:25 93
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-37"   (crew: Nagel,   Cameron,   Ross,   Apt,   Godwin ).
Apr 25, 1991 20:29
Mir:29697 Beginning of the 4th [of 4] PE-8 EVA ( Afanasyev,   Manarov ); station "Mir" .
Apr 26, 1991 00:03
Mir:29699 Ending of EVA ( Afanasyev,   Manarov ), duration 3:34; station "Mir" .
Apr 28, 1991 11:33:14 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-39"   (crew: Coats,   Hammond,   Bluford,   Harbaugh,   Hieb,   McMonagle,   Veach ).
May 06, 1991 17:53:34 134
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-39"   (crew: Coats,   Hammond,   Bluford,   Harbaugh,   Hieb,   McMonagle,   Veach ).
May 06, 1991 18:56:25 134
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-39"   (crew: Coats,   Hammond,   Bluford,   Harbaugh,   Hieb,   McMonagle,   Veach ).
May 06, 1991 22:59:36 760 Mir:29871 Undocking of "Progress M-7"   from fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM11" .
May 07, 1991 16:24:19 771 Mir:29882 Deorbit burn of "Progress M-7" .
May 07, 1991 ? 772? Mir:29883? Separation (??) of recovery ballistic capsule of spacecraft "Progress M-7" .
May 07, 1991 17:20:05 772 Mir:29883 Supposed time of landing of RBC of "Progress M-7"   since capsule was not found.
May 07, 1991 ? 772 Mir:29883 End of existence of "Progress M-7" .

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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