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LIVE: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« on: 08/30/2009 07:05 pm »
http://www.energia.ru/rus/iss/mim1/photo_08-28.html

Progress M-MIM2 is positioned into vacuum camera at RSC Energia for the performing of leak check.

The cargo ship-module will depart to Baikonur cosmodrome at the first decade of September.

The launch is currently planned at the end of November.
« Last Edit: 11/09/2009 11:39 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch
« Reply #1 on: 08/30/2009 08:02 pm »
This Energia story is a little confused. MRM-1 is not going to Baikonur, its going to Florida, for launch on the Shuttle. MRM-2 is going to Baikonur, for launch on Soyuz.

The item in most of the photos is MRM-1, and the story mostly talks about MRM-1. The orange and black vertical object in the last photo is (I believe) the mini airlock for MRM-1.

In the first photo, there is a large module behind the MRM-1, I believe that this is the electronic test article for Zvezda.

In fact, these posts should be moved over to the MRM-2 thread.

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch
« Reply #2 on: 08/31/2009 06:07 am »
This Energia story is a little confused

It has two parts - about MRM-1 and MRM-2. They have simply mistakenly written Progress M-MIM1 instead of Progress M-MIM2. And that is all.

"Специализированный грузовой корабль "Прогресс М-МИМ1" ["Прогресс М-МИМ2" - anik], в составе которого находится малый исследовательский модуль МИМ1 [МИМ2 - anik], проходит испытания на герметичность в барокамере РКК "Энергия". Его отправку на космодром Байконур предполагается осуществить в первой декаде сентября"

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Progress M-MRM-2 module
« Reply #3 on: 09/03/2009 04:12 pm »
September 2, 2009.

http://www.energia.ru/eng/news/news-2009/news_09-02.html

S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev Moscow region

S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia has completed the vacuum-chamber tests of the specialized cargo spacecraft/module Progress M-MRM2. At present, the work to prepare it for shipment to the Baikonur launch site is under way.

The launch of the cargo spacecraft, which has as its main task the delivery of the Mini Research Module MRM2 to the International Space Station (ISS), is scheduled for November of this year.

The specialized cargo spacecraft and MRM2 were developed at RSC Energia.

MRM2 is the new Russian module intended for use within the ISS Russian Segment. The module will make it possible to increase the number of ports on this segment of the station, as well as enable further development of the Russian program of space experiments and research carried out on-board ISS.

"Progress M-MRM-2 module" thread is moved into "Progress M-MIM2 launch" launch - anik
« Last Edit: 09/04/2009 04:11 pm by anik »

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch
« Reply #4 on: 09/08/2009 05:38 pm »
http://www.energia.ru/rus/iss/iss21/progress-m-mim2/photo_09-07.html

Progress M-MIM2 cargo ship is ready to the departing to Baikonur cosmodrome.

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch
« Reply #5 on: 09/08/2009 06:24 pm »
Will the Progress spacecraft use the digital or analogue control system?

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch
« Reply #6 on: 09/08/2009 06:42 pm »
Will the Progress spacecraft use the digital or analogue control system?

Progress does not use analogue control system since 1990. Progress M-MIM2 has Argon-16 computer. Our media have reported that he has TsVM-101 computer, but I was told that it is mistake.

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch
« Reply #7 on: 09/08/2009 08:48 pm »
08-09-2009 RSC-Energia Prepares MRM2 For Shipment to Baikonur

http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=7345

Rocket Space Corp Energia prepares cargo vehicle-module Progress M-MRM2 for shipment to Baikonur.

After the workshop tests, the stack is in ready state for the shipment. Visual inspection has been carried out in order to meet the requirements by RSC-E experts.

The launch of the stack is planned in November.
 

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch
« Reply #8 on: 09/16/2009 04:01 pm »
http://www.energia.ru/rus/news/news-2009/news_09-15.html

Progress M-MIM2 has arrived to Baikonur cosmodrome at the end of previous week.

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #9 on: 09/25/2009 08:55 am »
Today, specialists finished electrical testing of MIM-2 in MIK-254.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=7524
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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #10 on: 09/25/2009 08:56 am »
Will this spacesuit be launched with MIM-2 ?

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #11 on: 09/25/2009 01:55 pm »
Will this spacesuit be launched with MIM-2?

No, next spacesuits (Orlan-MK or Orlan-MKS) will be launched to ISS not earlier than 2013 - 2014 years. I assume this spacesuit is Orlan-MK #1 or #3. It was probably delivered to here for tomorrow's training of Soyuz TMA-16 crews, which should look at MRM-2.

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #12 on: 09/26/2009 05:15 pm »
http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=7538

Prime and back-up crews of Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft have looked at Progress M-MIM2 cargo ship-module today.

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #13 on: 09/26/2009 10:36 pm »
The 2nd photo from the top shows the interior of MRM-2, the Search module. In the upper left is the Kurs active box, one of the few photos of this ever released.


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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #15 on: 09/30/2009 05:48 pm »
From NASA's ISS Expedition 21/22 Press Kit
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/390094main_Expedition_21_22.pdf
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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #16 on: 10/05/2009 04:50 pm »
Video of Progress M-MIM2 transportation from acoustic camera:
http://www.youtube.com/v/pFPIMaw8k7Q&hl=ru&fs=1&

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #17 on: 10/07/2009 06:17 pm »
The launch is scheduled at 14:22:02 UTC on November 10th.

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #18 on: 10/08/2009 03:39 pm »
October 7, 2009
http://www.energia.ru/eng/iss/iss21/progress-m-mim2/photo_10-07.html

Preparations continue for the launch in November 2009 of the specialized cargo spacecraft/module Progress M-MRM2 with the Mini Research Module MRM2.

Today, the spacecraft/module docking assembly was processed and checked for leakage.

http://www.energia.ru/rus/iss/iss21/progress-m-mim2/photo_10-08.html

Progress M-MIM2 cargo ship has been placed into vacuum camera for leak checks.
« Last Edit: 10/08/2009 03:42 pm by anik »

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Re: Progress M-MIM2 launch - November 10, 2009
« Reply #19 on: 10/08/2009 04:13 pm »
OK, I'll bite: there is a metal dome over the docking system that does not appear once the spacecraft is in the vacuum chamber.  It would seem that the dome is only used for transport to the vacuum chamber, but this is the only use of the dome that I have seen - so why is it needed for this trip, and not others?


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