[FPSPACE] Mir Docking History

Green, Jennifer L Jennifer.Green@SW.Boeing.com
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 09:12:22 -0500


I'm trying to get a "batting record" for FGB-class vehicles. Can you guys
check this list and see if it's correct:

Kvant 1
Launched on March 31, 1987
Docking Summary:
1st docking attempt on April 5, 1987 failed when Igla system lost its lock
on the Mir Igla antenna
2nd docking attempt on April 9, 1987 achieved soft dock but a trash bag
caught in the Mir docking collar prevented hard dock from occuring.
Emergency EVA was performed on April 11, 1987 to remove trash bag
Hard dock was achieved on April 12, 1987

Kvant 2
Launched on November 26, 1989
Docking Summary:
1st docking attempt on December 2, 1989 was aborted after problem with Kurs
system. Problem was corrected from the ground.
2nd docking attempt on December 6, 1989 was successful

Kristall
Launched on May 31, 1990
Docking Summary:
1st docking attempt on June 6, 1990 was aborted due to problems with
Kristall's attitude control thrusters
2nd docking attempt on June 10, 1990 was successful

Spektr
Launched on May 20, 1995
Docking Summary:
1st docking attempt on June 1, 1995 was successful

Priroda
Launched on April 23, 1996
Docking Summary:
1st docking attempt on April 26, 1996 was successful

FGB-to-Service Module docking
FGB docked to SM on first attempt on July 26, 2000.

Jennifer Green