NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Progress M-09M

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-004A

Description

Progress M-09M, a Russian supply satellite, was launched from Baikonur on 28 January 2011 at 01:31 UT by a Soyuz rocket. It docked to the International Space Station's (ISS) Pirs module on 30 January 2011 at 02:39 UT. The satellite carried approximately 2.5 tonnes of cargo, including propellant, oxygen, food, crew parcels, scientific equipment, and additional hardware for the ISS.

Among the cargo was ARISSAT 1 (Kedr), a 30 kg minisatellite, designed to transmit 25 greetings messages in 15 different languages, Earth photos, and telemetry data for its scientific equipment and service systems. It will transmit a signal at 145.95 MHz. Kedr will be manually launched by an ISS cosmonaut during an upcoming EVA. It will also be used for student space education programs, and for this year's celebration of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's spaceflight.

Other payloads on-board are books by Russian space exploration founder Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and a birthday gift for ISS Commander Scott Kelly. Progress M-09M will remain docked to the ISS until 26 April 2011. It is expected to undock from the ISS during the STS-134 mission, a first for the ISS program.

Alternate Names

    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-01-28
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
    Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

    Funding Agency

    • Russian Space Agency (Russia)

    Discipline

    • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

    Additional Information

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

     
    [USA.gov] NASA Logo - nasa.gov