On December 8, 2000 the meeting of the Intergovernmental
Commission in support of flights and operational use of
the Mir Manned Orbital Complex was held at the Russian
Aviation & Space Agency.
Work performance under the Complex Flight Test Program
over the period from 1986 through 2000 has been reviewed.
It was noted that:
- All the activities envisaged by the Flight Test Program
intended for the module - based Mir station and approved
in 1986 had been completed;
- Procedures for the development, deployment and operational
use of the permanently operating manned orbital complexes
had been tested;
- Scheduled research activities had been completed;
- Duration of the Mir Complex on-orbit operational use
was 3 times as long as its specified 5-year life.