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Mir Space Station


Tyneside, UK
2014 Nov 27
Thursday, Day 331

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Mir Diary - 2000

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
2000 Feb 1 06:47 Progress M1-1, a new version of the cargo craft, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into approx 185 x 225 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Feb 3 08:02 Progress M1-1 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 339 x 355 kilometres
2000 Feb 20 03:11 Progress M-42 undocks from Mir
2000 Feb 20 06:10 Progress M-42 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
2000 Apr 4 05:01 Soyuz TM-30 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 188 x 225 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination with cosmonauts Sergei Zalyotin and Aleksandr Kaleri aboard
2000 Apr 6 06:31 Soyuz TM-30 docks with Mir's forward-facing port - orbit is 346 x 364 kilometres
2000 Apr 25 20:08 Progress M1-2, a new version of the cargo craft, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into approx 185 x 225 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Apr 26 16:32 Progress M1-1 undocks from Mir
2000 Apr 26 19:26 Progress M1-1 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
2000 Apr 27 21:28 Progress M1-2 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 339 x 355 kilometres
2000 Jun 15 21:24 Soyuz TM-30 undocks from Mir with Zalyotin and Kaleri aboard - for the first time in almost ten years, since the arrival of Soyuz TM-8 1989 Sep 7, Mir has no attendant crew
2000 Jun 15 23:51 Soyuz TM-30 makes its retro-fire
2000 Jun 16 00:43 Soyuz TM-30 lands
2000 Oct 3 Russia announces that Mir will be abandoned due to lack of both government and private funding
2000 Oct 15 18:06 Progress M1-2 undocks from Mir
2000 Oct 15 21:00 Approximate time - Progress M1-2 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
2000 Oct 16 21:27 Progress M-43 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by Soyuz rocket into 177 x 21 kilometre orbit at 51.6 degrees inclination
2000 Oct 20 21:16 Progress M-43 docks automatically with the rear port of Kvant - orbit is 339 x 355 kilometres
2000 Dec 26 Contact with Mir is lost for several hours
2000 Dec 27 Approximate date - Mir's managers announce an emergency crew that will be launched, if necessary, to assist with the de-orbiting - it consists of cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Nikolai Budarin
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