[FPSPACE] Mir Docking History

David Anderman davida@cwo.com
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 07:32:38 -0700


Jennifer:

Don't forget the 3 prior FGB class vehicles:

Cosmos 1267 - docked with Salyut 6

Cosmos 1443 - docked with Salyut 7

Cosmos 1686 - docked with Salyut 7

David Anderman


At 09:12 AM 9/26/2000 -0500, Green, Jennifer L wrote:
>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
>
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