I'm piecing together a chronological timeline of Mir station including manned and unmanned visits to the ship, time of docking and undocking, and location of docking.
My question is around the docking location of the Soyuz spaceflights and the Progress resupply missions to the station. It would appear from the information I've gathered so far that (nearly) every flight to station had the Soyuz docking with the end of the Kvant-1 or the Core aft, with four exceptions:
- Soyuz TM-16 docking with Kristall to test the APAS docking system for upcoming Shuttle visit
- Soyuz T-15, Soyuz TM-1, and Soyuz TM-2 docking with the Core forward port (Kvant-1 hadn't been docked yet)
It seems most Progress flights docked with Kvant-1 after it was installed.
Was there a common location to each flight? Is there a definitive and reliable source for docking locations of each flight to the station I can use for reference?