IPM [Igor Marinin]
The IPM is a vehicle evaluation payload for the maiden Angara-A5 Briz-M launch, representing a mass model of a geostationary satellite.
The dummy payload was placed into a near geostationary orbit by the Briz-M upper stage, to which it stayed intentionally attached. After some hours, two burns of the Briz-M stage's auxiliary engines moved IPM to a graveyard orbit a few hundred km above GEO.
A second dummy payload is planned for the second Angara-A5 Briz-M.
|Type / Application:||Vehicle Evaluation|
|Configuration:||Cylindrical dummy mass attached to Briz-M stage|
|Mass:||2042 kg (without Briz-M)|
|IPM (GVM 5A4PP №85501)||2014-085A||23.12.2014||Pl LC-35/1||Angara-A5 Briz-M|
|IPM 2 ?||-||2020||Pl LC-35/1||Angara-A5 Briz-M|