Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk as seen by Expedition 21.
|Mission type||ISS resupply|
|Spacecraft type||Progress-M (modified)|
|Launch mass||7,102 kilograms (15,657 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||10 November 2009, 14:22UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Site 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||8 December 2009, 05:27UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Zvezda zenith (Poisk)|
|Docking date||12 November 2009, 15:41 UTC|
|Undocking date||8 December 2009, 00:16 UTC|
|Time docked||25 1⁄2 days|
|Mass||3,670 kilograms (8,090 lb)|
Progress M-MIM2 (Russian: Прогресс М-МИМ2), or Progress M-MRM2, originally designated Progress M-SO2, was a modified Progress-M spacecraft which was used to deliver the Poisk module to the International Space Station. It was based on the Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the pressurised cargo module removed to accommodate Poisk, and had the serial number 302. It was similar to the Progress M-SO1 spacecraft which was used to deliver the Pirs module to the station in 2001.
Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk were launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket flying from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch occurred at 14:22 GMT on 10 November 2009. At launch, Progress M-MIM2 had a total mass of 7,102 kilograms (15,657 lb), including the 3,670-kilogram (8,090 lb) Poisk module.
The spacecraft docked with the zenith port of the International Space Station's Zvezda module on 12 November. Capture occurred at 15:41 GMT, and initial docking was completed successfully at 15:44. At 00:16 GMT on 8 December, Progress M-MIM2 was undocked from Poisk, and at 04:48 GMT its engines ignited to begin a 38-second deorbit burn. It reentered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at 05:27, and had broken up by 05:32.
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