Progress launched

Agapov Vladimir (avm@kiam1.rssi.ru)
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 22:55:36 +0400 (MSD)

Hello,

Progress M-34 was successfully launched at 1604:04.926 UTC. At 1612:53.9
it was successfully separated from the third stage of Soyuz-U launcher.
Launch mass of Progress is 7156 kg. I don't remember precisely but I think
it is the heviest cargo Progress vehicle ever launched.
Current EFG vector:

Orbit #2
Date   06.04.1997
Time   17:21:22.367 UT
X      6488.63374 km
Y     -1117.69437 km
Z      0.00000045 km
Vx     0.708539761 km/s
Vy     4.29110429 km/s
Vz     6.10632227 km/s

Nodal period  88.5693 min
Inclination   51.6610 deg
Hmin         192.963 km
Hmax         244.114 km
Semiaxis     6591.875 km
Eccentr.     0.00404749

First two burns are scheduled at 1941:45 UT, dV=18.89 m/s, tau=45.80 sec
and at 2030:04 UT, dV=9.77 m/s, tau=23.57 sec. Nominal after burn EFG
vectors:

Orbit #3
Date  06.04.1997
Time  19:42:30.801 UT
X     -5460.424 km
Y      2272.810 km
Z     -2929.749 km
Vx     0.3782166 km/s
Vy    -5.526051 km/s
Vz    -5.042210 km/s

Orbit #4
Date  06.04.1997
Time  20:30:27.574 UT
X      4950.679 km
Y     -2211.454 km
Z      3811.554 km
Vx    -0.4391427 km/s
Vy     6.207620 km/s
Vz     4.119327 km/s

Best regards,
   Vladimir Agapov.


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Vladimir M. Agapov |                  Ballistic Center of
Moscow, Russia     |    the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics RAN
                   |                    Moscow, Russia
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