The launch of Progress M-9

The during the project AUSTROMIR used Austrian equipement for the scientific experiments on board of the space station were fixed in the cargo cabin of the Soviet cargo transporter Progress M-9, and on 21th August 1991 at 00:54 CET (03:54 local time) succesfully launched from Baikonur (Kazahstan) with help of a launch vehicle from the type Soyuz.

The cargo transporter Progress M-9 with the Austrian scientific payload on board docked two days later, on 23 August 1991 at 02:47 CET on the space station MIR. The equipment was partly brought out of the cargo transporter at the same day by the both cosmonauts Anatoli Arzebarskij and Sergej Krikaljov to the space station and for the first time strated to run in space succesful (equippment LOGION and MIGMAS-A).

Cargo transporter Progress M-9 with the AUSTROMIR-91 payload
Cargo transporter Progress M-9 with the AUSTROMIR-91 payload. Chart: BMBWK, Vienna
1.MONOMIR a cargo container:
2.MOTOMIR ergometerMONIMIR fabric cover 1,2
3.OPTOVERT containerKYMO
DATAMIR container
DATAMIR hard disk modules
DATAMIR spare parts
Payload configuration of the cargo transporter Progress M-9