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Module "Spektr" of orbital station "Mir"


BRIEFLY ABOUT MODULE
Registration number 1995-024A / 23579
Time and date of launch (UTC) 03h.33m.22s.   May 20, 1995
Launch site Baikonur, LC 81L
Launch vehicle Proton-K
Mass (kg) 17840
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.68
   - period (minutes) 89.78
   - perigee (km) 221.1
   - apogee (km) 335.4
Date and time of the end of existance (UTC) 05h.59m.36s.   March 23, 2001
Duration 2134d.02h.
Distance (km)
Number of revolutions around Earth 33474
Summary All modules of station "Mir"   (except for "Kvant" ) was first docked to front port and latter the own manipulator arm pivoted the module at the proper radial port. This module of station "Mir" after docking (189th own revolution and 53045th revolution of MIR) to front port (-X axis) was redocked to radial docking port "bottom" (-Y axis). While redocking cargo spacecraft "Progress-M34"   encountered with module "Spektr". Module was lost at 768th day of flight because of depressurization.



MAIN MANIPULATIONS WITH MODULE
Date Time (UTC) Module revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
May 20, 1995 03:33:22 Мир:52860 Mir:52860 Lift-off module "Spektr"   of orbital station "Mir" .
Jun 01, 1995 00:56:16 Мир:53045 Mir:53045 Docking of module "Spektr"   to fore (transitional) unit (-X) of station "Mir" .
Jun 02, 1995 19:53:50 Мир:53072? Mir:53072? Beginning of redocking of module "Spektr"   from longitudinal fore unit of station "Mir"   to radial one.
Jun 02, 1995 21:30? Мир:53073? Mir:53073? Redocking of module "Spektr"   to radial fore (transitional) unit (-Y) of station "Mir" .
Mar 23, 2001 05:59:36 Мир:86331 Mir:86331 End of existence of module "Spektr"   with orbital complex "Mir"   - "Kvant"   - "Kvant-2"   - "Kristall"   - "Spektr"   - "Priroda"   - "Progress M1-5" .

Sources:
  Spaceflight now
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  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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