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Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-8"


BRIEFLY ABOUT CARGO
Registration number 1991-038A / 21395
Time and date of launch (UTC) 08h.04m.03s.   May 30, 1991
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz U2
Mass (kg) 7250
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.6
   - period (minutes) 92.4
   - perigee (km) 390
   - apogee (km) 396
Time and date of entry ignition (UTC) 06h.05m.00s.   August 16, 1991
Duration 77d.22h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 1217
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 30, 1991 08:04:03 1 Mir:30237 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-8" .
Jun 01, 1991 09:44:37 34 Mir:30270 Docking of "Progress M-8"   to fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM12" .
Jun 05, 1991 13:24:51 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-40"   (crew: O'Connor,   Gutierrez,   Seddon,   Bagian,   Jernigan,   Gaffney,   Hughes-Fulford ).
Jun 14, 1991 14:37:36 145
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-40"   (crew: O'Connor,   Gutierrez,   Seddon,   Bagian,   Jernigan,   Gaffney,   Hughes-Fulford ).
Jun 14, 1991 15:40:05 146
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-40"   (crew: O'Connor,   Gutierrez,   Seddon,   Bagian,   Jernigan,   Gaffney,   Hughes-Fulford ).
Jun 24, 1991 21:11
Mir:30637 Beginning of the 1st [of 6] PE-9 EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ); station "Mir" .
Jun 25, 1991 02:09
Mir:30640 Ending of EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ), duration 4:58; station "Mir" .
Jun 28, 1991 19:02
Mir:30698 Beginning of the 2nd [of 6] PE-9 EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ); station "Mir" .
Jun 28, 1991 22:26
Mir:30700 Ending of EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ), duration 3:24; station "Mir" .
Jul 15, 1991 11:45
Mir:30958 Beginning of the 3rd [of 6] PE-9 EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ); station "Mir" .
Jul 15, 1991 17:41
Mir:30962 Ending of EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ), duration 5:56; station "Mir" .
Jul 19, 1991 11:10
Mir:31020 Beginning of the 4th [of 6] PE-9 EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ); station "Mir" .
Jul 19, 1991 16:38
Mir:31024 Ending of EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ), duration 5:28; station "Mir" .
Jul 23, 1991 09:15
Mir:31081 Beginning of the 5th [of 6] PE-9 EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ); station "Mir" .
Jul 23, 1991 14:57
Mir:31085 Ending of EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ), duration 5:42; station "Mir" .
Jul 27, 1991 08:44
Mir:31143 Beginning of the 6th [of 6] PE-9 EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ); station "Mir" .
Jul 27, 1991 15:33
Mir:31148 Ending of EVA ( Artsebarsky,   Krikalyov ), duration 6:49; station "Mir" .
Aug 02, 1991 15:02:00 1
Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-43"   (crew: Blaha,   Baker,   Lucid,   Adamson,   Low ).
Aug 11, 1991 11:21:15 141
Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-43"   (crew: Blaha,   Baker,   Lucid,   Adamson,   Low ).
Aug 11, 1991 12:24:25 142
Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-43"   (crew: Blaha,   Baker,   Lucid,   Adamson,   Low ).
Aug 15, 1991 22:16:59 1213 Mir:31449 Undocking of "Progress M-8"   from fore (transitional) unit of orbital complex "Mir"   - "Soyuz-TM12" .
Aug 16, 1991 06:05:00 1217 Mir:31454 Deorbit burn of "Progress M-8" .
Aug 16, 1991 06:56:32 1217 Mir:31454 End of existence of "Progress M-8" .

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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