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Inspektor was a small remote camera satellite that was carried on the Progress M36 cargo ship to the Mir space station. It was released from the Progress spacecraft shortly after Progress undocked from the station in order to take images of the station's exterior, but it failed shortly after deployment, failing to orient itself properly and not responding to commands.

Alternate Names

  • 25100
  • Inspector

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-10-05
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agencies

  • Deutsche Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) (Federal Republic of Germany)
  • Russian Space Agency (Russia)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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