Progress M-MIM2

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Progress M-MIM2
Progress M-MRM2.jpg
Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk as seen by Expedition 21.
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2009-060A
SATCAT no. 36086
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M (modified)
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Launch mass 7,102 kilograms (15,657 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 10 November 2009, 14:22:04 (2009-11-10UTC14:22:04Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date 8 December 2009, 05:27 (2009-12-08UTC05:28Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 336 kilometres (209 mi)
Apogee 344 kilometres (214 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 91.33 minutes
Epoch November 18, 2009[2]
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 12 days
Mass 3,670 kilograms (8,090 lb)

Progress M-MIM2 (Russian: Прогресс М-МИМ2), or Progress M-MRM2, originally designated Progress M-SO2,[3] was a modified Progress-M spacecraft which was used to deliver the Poisk module to the International Space Station.[4] It was based on the Progress-M 11F615A55 spacecraft, with the pressurised cargo module removed to accommodate Poisk, and had the serial number 302.[3] It was similar to the Progress M-SO1 spacecraft which was used to deliver the Pirs module to the station in 2001.

The launch of Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk
Progress M-MIM2 departs
Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk docked with the ISS

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.[4] 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.[3][5]

The spacecraft docked with the zenith port of the International Space Station's Zvezda module on 12 November. Capture occurred at 15:41 GMT,[6] and initial docking was completed successfully at 15:44.[7] 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.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c McDowell, Jonathan. "Issue 618". Jonathan's Space Report. Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Russia Launches Scientific Module To ISS". 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  5. ^ Bergin, Chris (2009-11-10). "Russian module launches via Soyuz for Thursday ISS docking". Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  6. ^ Clark, Stephen (2009-11-12). "Poisk module adds room to International Space Station". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  7. ^ "ISS On-Orbit Status". NASA. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  8. ^ "ISS On-Orbit Status". NASA. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-20.