Zarya - Soviet, Russian and International Spaceflight
carousel image
 
Mir Space Station


Tyneside, UK
2018 Apr 21
Saturday, Day 111

Maintained by:


























Mir Diary - 1986

A Chronology of mission events in orbit and on the ground. Mir existed for fifteen years growing from the original 20 tonne core module to a massive 130+ tonnes.

Date Time (UTC) Event
1986 Feb 19 21:28 Mir space station launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Proton rocket into 172 x 301 kilometre orbit, in the same orbital plane as Salyut 7
1986 Mar 7 Mir now in 333 x 342 kilometre orbit
1986 Mar 13 12:33 Soyuz T-15 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 193 x 238 kilometre orbit with cosmonauts Leonid Kizim and Vladimir Solovyev aboard - it is the final Soyuz T-mission
1986 Mar 15 13:38 Soyuz T-15 docks at the forward-facing port of Mir multi-way docking unit - orbit is 332 x 339 kilometres
1986 Mar 19 10:08 Progress 25 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 183 x 249 kilometre orbit
1986 Mar 21 11:16 Progress 25 docks at the aft port of Mir - orbit is 332 x 339 kilometres
1986 Apr 20 Progress 25 manoeuvring engine is used to adjust Mir orbit - it is now 335 x 343 kilometres
1986 Apr 20 19:24 Progress 25 undocks from Mir - a few hours later it fires its manoeuvring engine to initiate re-entry and burns up as a result of frictional heating over the Pacific Ocean after some 40 minutes
1986 Apr 23 19:40 Progress 26 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 184 x 256 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
1986 Apr 26 21:26 Progress 26 docks at the aft port of Mir - orbit is 309 x 345 kilometres
1986 May 5 12:12 Soyuz T-15 undocks from Mir space station with Leonid Kizim and Vladimir Solovyev - orbit is 310 x 345 kilometres
1986 May 6 16:57 Soyuz T-15 docks at the aft port of Salyut 7 - orbit is 335 x 343 kilometres
1986 May 21 08:21 Soyuz TM-1 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 185 x 260 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination - it is a test mission and carried no crew
1986 May 23 10:11 Soyuz TM-1 docks with Mir forward-facing port - orbit is 331 x 342 kilometres
1986 May 29 09:22 Soyuz TM-1 undocks from Mir
1986 May 30 06:50 After firing its manoeuvring engine to initiate re-entry, Soyuz TM-1 lands
1986 Jun 22 18:25 Progress 26 undocks from Mir - Mir orbit is 332 x 335 kilometres
1986 Jun 23 18:41 Progress 26 fires its manoeuvring engine to initiate re-entry and burns up as a result of frictional heating over the Pacific Ocean some 40 minutes later
1986 Jun 24 16:00 Mir fires it manoeuvring engine to raise its orbit to 331 x 366 kilometres so that the distance between itself and Salyut 7 begins to reduce
1986 Jun 25 14:58 Soyuz T-15 undocks from Salyut 7 to carry Kizim and Solovyev back to Mir - it is the end of the final, planned expedition to the laboratory
1986 Jun 26 19:46 Soyuz T-15 docks again at the forward port of Mir multi-way docking unit
1986 Jul 16 09:09 Soyuz T-15 undocks from Mir with Kizim and Solovyev aboard
1986 Jul 16 12:34 Soyuz T-15 lands - 55 kilometres north-east of Arkalyk
Copyright © Robert Christy, all rights reserved
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited