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2018 Oct 16
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Mir Diary - 1992

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
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 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 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 27 09:30 Progress M-11 docks automatically with Mir's forward-facing port - orbit is 374 x 377 kilometres
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 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 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 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 8 12:38 Viktorenko and Kaleri start a space walk to inspect some of Mir's girodynes
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 Aug 8 14:41 Viktorenko and Kaleri finish their space walk after 2 hours 3 minutes
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 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 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 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 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 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 20 09:00 Mak 2 small satellite released from Mir airlock for studying physical processes in the Earth's ionosphere
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