Re: M34 re-entry...July 1st/2nd

Tony Beresford (
Sun, 24 Aug 1997 15:45:24 +0900

At 20:01 23/08/97 +0100, you wrote:
>Perhaps a misunderstanding. The Progress M-34 orbit took it over those
>coordinates at 22:42 UTC on July 1, yet the final elements I posted
>suggest that it was still in orbit at July 2.16686 (ie 04:00 UTC, more
>than five hours later). Hence my suggestion that it might have been a
>different object falling the Mir/Progress orbital plane.
In fact the deorbit burn for Mprogress M-34 was at 0530UT July 2,
as evinced by this message to Seesat & Hearsat by Vladimir Agapov

From: "Agapov Vladimir" <>
Date: Wed,  2 Jul 1997 15:38:09 +0400 (MSD)
Subject: Progress M-34 deorbited
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Progress M-34 was deorbited today over the Pacific. Engine was ignited
for 205 sec burn at 05:34:58 UTC. dV was 86.0 m/s. Some unburned pieces of
the Progress could reached the ocean surface in the point 34.4S, 154.7W at
~06:30 UTC.

Best regards,
   Vladimir Agapov.