Progress M-MIM2
Progress M-MRM2.jpg
Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk as seen by Expedition 21.
Mission typeISS assembly
COSPAR ID2009-060A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.36086
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M (modified)
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7,102 kilograms (15,657 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date10 November 2009, 14:22:04 (2009-11-10UTC14:22:04Z) UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date8 December 2009, 05:27 (2009-12-08UTC05:28Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude336 kilometres (209 mi)
Apogee altitude344 kilometres (214 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Period91.33 minutes
EpochNovember 18, 2009[2]
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda zenith (Poisk)
Docking date12 November 2009, 15:41 UTC
Undocking date8 December 2009, 00:16 UTC
Time docked25+12 days
Mass3,670 kilograms (8,090 lb)
Progress ISS assembly

Progress M-MIM2 (Russian: Прогресс М-МИМ2), or Progress M-MRM2, originally designated Progress M-SO2,[3] was a modified Progress-M 11F615A55, Russian production No. 302, which was used to deliver the Poisk module to the International Space Station.[4] It has the pressurised cargo module removed to accommodate Poisk.[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
The launch of Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk

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]


Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk approaches ISS
Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk approaches ISS
Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk docked with the ISS
Progress M-MIM2 and Poisk docked with the ISS

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]

Undocking and Decay

Progress M-MIM2 departs
Progress M-MIM2 departs

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.