Progress M-MIM2

Progress M-MIM2

Progress M-MIM2
Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk as seen by Expedition 21.
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2009-060A
SATCAT № 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 (2009-11-10T14:22:04Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Disposal Deorbited
Decay date Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. 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


  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.