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Annual Diaries


Scarborough, UK
2014 Apr 23
Wednesday, Day 113

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Events of 1992

Date Time (UTC) Event
1992 Jan 1 00:00 The Soviet Union ceases to exist - Volkov and Krikalev become the only humans to change nationality whilst in orbit!
1992 Jan 5 18:48 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 207 x 254 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 Jan 5 21:52 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 214 x 265 kilometres, 64.9 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 Jan 10 19:16 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 208 x 256 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 Jan 11 03:12 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 215 x 263 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
1992 Jan 15 21:13 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 209 x 255 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 Jan 16 00:38 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 214 x 264 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 Jan 20 07:13 Progress M-10 undocks from Mir
1992 Jan 20 12:03 After a retro-firing of its manoeuvring engine, Progress M-10 enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
1992 Jan 21 19:58 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 209 x 254 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 Jan 22 01:55 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 213 x 265 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 Jan 25 07:50 Progress M-11 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 185 x 227 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
1992 Jan 26 10:02 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 210 x 258 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 Jan 26 23:39 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 211 x 267 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
1992 Jan 27 09:30 Progress M-11 docks automatically with Mir's forward-facing port - orbit is 374 x 377 kilometres
1992 Jan 29 13:53 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 209 x 262 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 Jan 29 19:50 Orbit of Cosmos 2174 reported as 210 x 268 kilometres, 64.8 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
1992 Jan 30 22:36 Cosmos 2174 descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 Feb 19 20:09 Volkov and Krikalyov start a space walk to dismantle external expermental equipment and clean camera lenses
1992 Feb 20 00:21 Volkov and Krikalyov finish their space walk after 4 hours 12 minutes - the session has been cut short because a fault in a heat exchancher in Volkov's spacesuit
1992 Mar 13 08:43 Progress M-11 undocks from Mir
1992 Mar 13 15:47 After a retro-firing of its manoeuvring engine, Progress M-11 enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
1992 Mar 14 11:43 Soyuz TM-13 undocks from Mir with Volkov and Krikalyov aboard
1992 Mar 14 12:10 After Mir has completed a 180 degree rotation, Soyuz TM-13 docks with Mir's forward port
1992 Mar 17 10:54 Soyuz TM-14 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 187 x 221 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination with cosmonauts Aleksandr Viktorenko, Aleksandr Kaleri and Klaus-Dietrich Flade (Germany) aboard
1992 Mar 19 12:32 Soyuz TM-14 docks with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 381 x 403 kilometres
1992 Mar 25 05:26 Soyuz TM-13 undocks from Mir with Volkov, Krikalyov and Flade aboard
1992 Mar 25 07:55 Soyuz TM-13 makes its retro-fire
1992 Mar 25 08:51 Soyuz TM-13 lands
1992 Apr 19 21:29 Progress M-12 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 187 x 203 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
1992 Apr 22 00:22 Progress M-12 docks automatically with Mir's forward-facing port - orbit is 375 x 396 kilometres
1992 Apr 29 09:00 Resurs-F (14) (Resurs-F2 17F42 No8) launched into 183 x 240 kilometre, 88.8 minutes period, 82.1 deg inclination orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Multi-spectral Earth surface imaging,successfully recovered.
1992 Apr 29 10:10 Cosmos 2185 (Yantar-1KFT11Ф660 №15, Cometa) launched into 211 x 279 kilometre, 89.4 minutes period, 70 deg inclination orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Recoverable satellite undertaking topopgraphic and mapping surveys for the Soviet/Russian army. The design is a hybrid based on Korolyov's Zenit re-entry cabin, supported by the Yantar-2K service module.
1992 Apr 30 08:24 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 212 x 279 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.4 minutes period.
1992 Apr 30 20:26 Orbit of Resurs-F (14) reported as 230 x 234 kilometres, 82.1 deg inclination with 88.8 minutes period.
1992 May 4 03:12 Orbit of Resurs-F (14) reported as 226 x 230 kilometres, 82.1 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
1992 May 4 03:12 Orbit of Resurs-F (14) reported as 224 x 242 kilometres, 82.1 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 May 5 20:59 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 208 x 271 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.4 minutes period.
1992 May 6 01:27 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 212 x 280 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 May 7 11:28 Orbit of Resurs-F (14) reported as 222 x 237 kilometres, 82.1 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
1992 May 7 23:21 Orbit of Resurs-F (14) reported as 227 x 242 kilometres, 82.1 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 May 10 23:10 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 209 x 271 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.4 minutes period.
1992 May 11 00:39 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 226 x 291 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 May 24 13:38 Orbit of Resurs-F (14) reported as 223 x 230 kilometres, 82.1 deg inclination with 89.3 minutes period.
1992 May 24 22:33 Orbit of Resurs-F (14) reported as 223 x 243 kilometres, 82.1 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 May 25 17:05 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 220 x 277 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.7 minutes period.
1992 May 26 03:34 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 222 x 291 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.5 minutes period.
1992 May 29 02:24 Resurs-F (14) descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 Jun 5 15:58 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 220 x 282 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.7 minutes period.
1992 Jun 5 18:57 Orbit of Cosmos 2185 reported as 225 x 291 kilometres, 70 deg inclination with 89.6 minutes period.
1992 Jun 11 22:36 Cosmos 2185 descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 Jun 23 08:00 Resurs-F (15) (Resurs-F1 14F43 No55) launched into 180 x 228 kilometre, 88.6 minutes period, 82.3 deg inclination orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Earth resources photography satellite also capable of carring microgravity experiments payloads.
1992 Jun 24 09:00 Orbit of Resurs-F (15) reported as 227 x 232 kilometres, 82.3 deg inclination with 88.6 minutes period.
1992 Jun 25 21:35 Progress M-12 undocks from Mir
1992 Jun 28 00:02 After a retro-firing of its manoeuvring engine, Progress M-12 enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
1992 Jun 28 16:59 Orbit of Resurs-F (15) reported as 224 x 230 kilometres, 82.3 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
1992 Jun 28 22:55 Orbit of Resurs-F (15) reported as 230 x 230 kilometres, 82.3 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 Jun 30 16:43 Progress M-13 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 185 x 227 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
1992 Jul 2 Progress M-13 approaches Mir but fails to dock
1992 Jul 3 23:15 Orbit of Resurs-F (15) reported as 226 x 228 kilometres, 82.3 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
1992 Jul 4 16:55 At the second attempt, Progress M-13 docks automatically with Mir's forward-facing port - orbit is 388 x 411 kilometres
1992 Jul 5 00:30 Orbit of Resurs-F (15) reported as 227 x 233 kilometres, 82.3 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 Jul 8 12:38 Viktorenko and Kaleri start a space walk to inspect some of Mir's girodynes
1992 Jul 9 04:48 Resurs-F (15) descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 Jul 24 07:14 Progress M-13 undocks from Mir
1992 Jul 24 08:03 After a retro-firing of its manoeuvring engine, Progress M-13 enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
1992 Jul 27 06:08 Soyuz TM-15 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 196 x 216 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination with cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyoy, Sergei Avdeyev and Michel Tognini (France) aboard
1992 Jul 29 07:46 Soyuz TM-15 docks with Mir's forward-facing port - orbit is 406 x 410 kilometres
1992 Jul 30 11:00 Cosmos 2207 (Zenit-8, Oblik) launched into 182 x 234 kilometre, 88.7 minutes period, 82.3 deg inclination orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Variant of the Zenit photographic satellite with capabilities of imaging at high slant angle.
1992 Jul 31 13:30 Orbit of Cosmos 2207 reported as 232 x 317 kilometres, 82.3 deg inclination with 88.7 minutes period.
1992 Aug 8 14:41 Viktorenko and Kaleri finish their space walk after 2 hours 3 minutes
1992 Aug 9 19:36 Orbit of Cosmos 2207 reported as 232 x 312 kilometres, 82.3 deg inclination with 90.1 minutes period.
1992 Aug 9 21:46 Soyuz TM-14 undocks from Mir with Viktorenko, Kaleri and Tognini aboard
1992 Aug 10 00:10 Approximate time - Soyuz TM-14 makes its retro-fire
1992 Aug 10 01:04 Soyuz TM-14 lands - 40 seconds earlier than planned
1992 Aug 10 19:42 Orbit of Cosmos 2207 reported as 237 x 356 kilometres, 82.3 deg inclination with 90 minutes period.
1992 Aug 13 07:12 Cosmos 2207 descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 Aug 15 22:19 Progress M-14 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 187 x 221 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
1992 Aug 18 00:20 Progress M-14 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 404 x 409 kilometres
1992 Aug 19 10:20 Resurs-F (16) (Resurs-F1 14F43 No54) launched into 221 x 239 kilometre, 89.2 minutes period, 82.6 deg inclination orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Earth resources photography satellite also capable of carring microgravity experiments payloads. Released two passive 'Pion' sub-satellites for upper atmosphere measurement.
1992 Aug 23 15:06 Orbit of Resurs-F (16) reported as 219 x 236 kilometres, 82.6 deg inclination with 89.2 minutes period.
1992 Aug 25 02:45 Orbit of Resurs-F (16) reported as 223 x 236 kilometres, 82.6 deg inclination with 89.1 minutes period.
1992 Sep 3 13:32 Solovyov and Avdeyev start a space walk to start attachment of a rocket engine to the end of the ,b>Sorora girder
1992 Sep 3 17:28 Solovyov and Avdeyev finish their space walk after 3 hours 56 minutes
1992 Sep 4 07:12 Resurs-F (16) descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 Sep 7 11:47 Solovyov and Avdeyev start a space walk to continue work on attaching a rocket engine to the end of the ,b>Sorora girder
1992 Sep 7 16:55 Solovyov and Avdeyev finish their space walk after 5 hours 8 minutes
1992 Sep 11 10:06 Solovyov and Avdeyev start a space walk to complete work on attaching a rocket engine to the end of the Sorora girder the also remove what is probably the last 'official' Soviet flag to be 'flying'
1992 Sep 11 15:50 Solovyov and Avdeyev finish their space walk after 5 hours 44 minutes
1992 Sep 15 07:49 Solovyov and Avdeyev start a space walk to install a 'Kurs' radio aerial on Kristall
1992 Sep 15 11:22 Solovyov and Avdeyev finish their space walk after 3 hours 33 minutes
1992 Sep 20 03:51 Tsibilyev and Serebrov start a space walk to continue work on the Rapana truss and installmaterial samples for exposure to space
1992 Sep 20 07:04 Tsibilyev and Serebrov finish their space walk after 3 hours 13 minutes
1992 Oct 8 19:00 Foton (5) (Foton №8) launched into 220 x 360 kilometre, 90.3 minutes period, 62.8 deg inclination orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Microgravity research satellite based on the Zenit reconsat (probably the 2M version).
1992 Oct 21 16:46 Progress M-14 undocks from Mir
1992 Oct 21 23:12 After a retro-firing of its manoeuvring engine, Progress M-14 enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
1992 Oct 24 06:58 Foton (5) descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 Oct 27 17:19 Progress M-15 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 187 x 205 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
1992 Oct 29 19:05 Progress M-15 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 400 x 403 kilometres
1992 Nov 15 21:45 Resurs-500 (Resurs-F1 14F43) launched into 182 x 242 kilometre, 88.8 minutes period, 82.6 deg inclination orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Descent module landed in the Pacific Ocean off Washington State, USA. It was carryin greetings to the American people, and promotional items from companies spopnsoring the mission. It was dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus. The recoverable cabin was taken ashore for display at the Seattle World Fair and can now be seen in a local museum.
1992 Nov 17 19:26 Orbit of Resurs-500 reported as 179 x 239 kilometres, 82.6 deg inclination with 88.8 minutes period.
1992 Nov 17 22:27 Orbit of Resurs-500 reported as 222 x 360 kilometres, 82.6 deg inclination with 88.7 minutes period.
1992 Nov 20 01:40 Orbit of Resurs-500 reported as 221 x 359 kilometres, 82.6 deg inclination with 90.4 minutes period.
1992 Nov 20 09:00 Mak 2 small satellite released from Mir airlock for studying physical processes in the Earth's ionosphere
1992 Nov 20 18:14 Orbit of Resurs-500 reported as 188 x 305 kilometres, 82.6 deg inclination with 90.4 minutes period.
1992 Nov 22 18:43 Resurs-500 descent module lands for recovery after being commanded to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
1992 Dec 29 13:30 Cosmos 2229 (Bion №10) launched into 218 x 375 kilometre, 90.4 minutes period, 62.8 deg inclination orbit from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by Soyuz 11A511U rocket. Biological research satellite, probably based on the Zenit reconsat (probably the 2M version) with the experiments payload replacing the cameras.
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