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Mir Diary - 1999

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
1999 Feb 4 09:59 Progress M-40 undocks from Mir
1999 Feb 4 10:34 The 'Znamya 2.5' space mirror sheduled to deploy from Progress M-40 (it is an experiment in illuminating large areas of Earth in reflected sunlight) but the deployment fails
1999 Feb 5 10:16 Progress M-40 fires its retro-rocket to initiate re-entryresult of frictional heating
1999 Feb 5 11:09 Progress M-40 enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
1999 Feb 8 11:20 Soyuz TM-28 undocks from Mir with Padalka and Avdeyev aboard
1999 Feb 8 11:39 After Mir has executed a 180 degree rotation, Soyuz TM-28 re-docks with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 347 x 367 kilometres
1999 Feb 20 04:18 Soyuz TM-29 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 188 x 225 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination with cosmonauts Viktor Afanasyev, Sergei Avdeyev and Ivan Bella (Slovakia) aboard
1999 Feb 22 05:36 Soyuz TM-29 docks with Mir's forward-facing port - orbit is 346 x 364 kilometres
1999 Feb 27 22:55 Soyuz TM-28 undocks from Mir with Padalka and Bella aboard
1999 Feb 28 00:34 Soyuz TM-29 lands
1999 Feb 28 01:22 Soyuz TM-28 makes its retro-fire
1999 Feb 28 02:14 Soyuz TM-28 lands
1999 Apr 2 11:28 Progress M-41 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 188 x 231 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination - it's cargo includes the 'Sputnik 99' amateur radio satellite to be launched by hand during a Mir crew EVA
1999 Apr 2 12:46 Progress M-41 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 339 x 355 kilometres
1999 Jul 16 16:37 Progress M-42 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 177 x 21 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
1999 Jul 17 11:24 Progress M-41 undocks from Mir
1999 Jul 17 13:00 Approximate time - Progress M-41 fires its retro-rocket to initiate re-entry, and after about 50 minutes it enters the upper atmosphere and burns up as a result of frictional heating
1999 Jul 18 17:53 Progress M-42 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 339 x 355 kilometres
1999 Aug 27 21:17 Soyuz TM-29 undocks from Mir with Afanasyev, Avdeyev and Jean-Pierre Haigneré aboard - for the first time in almost ten years, since the arrival of Soyuz TM-8 1989 Sep 7, Mir has no attendant crew
1999 Aug 27 23:43 Soyuz TM-29 makes its retro-fire
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