Mir Status Report 8 April 1997

Date: 8 April 1997 // Mission Day 87

Mir Systems

1. Progress 234 - At 19:05 DMT, the crew was informed that ground commands to activate the two TORU (manual docking system) transmitters onboard Progress 234 were unsuccessful. The decision was made for one attempt using the Automatic Docking System. By 20:23 DMT the TORU transmitters were reported to be up and functioning.

2. Successful Auto-docking occurred at 20:30 DMT; hatch opening occurred prior to the next comm. pass. Direction for early hatch opening tonight was given to utilize the O2 onboard the Progress. As of 22:30 DMT the crew has not entered the Progress.

3. On the day after docking, two crew members will be scheduled to work on removing the leaking heat exchanger from the VGK loop in Kvant 1. The other will be working on the Elektron system in Kvant 2.

Environmental Parameters (Information from 7 April)

Parameter                                 Min.        Max. 

Pressure (mmHg) BB 744 755
ppO2 (mmHg) 161 165
ppCO2 (mmHg) 4.8 5.1
ppH20 (mmHg) 15.5 15.9
Humidity (percentage) 50 54
Temperature base block (BB) 28.8 29.6
Temp docking/transfer module 23.0 23.4
Temp work area Krystall 25.3 25.5
Temp sleep area Krystall 25.8 26.0
Temp Spektr 26.7 26.9
Temp Kvant II 21.0 21.5

MD 88: "Progress" post-docking activities (Mir 23); "Progress" priority cargo
unloading (entire crew)
MD 89: "Progress" cargo unloading (entire crew)

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