Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of Microgravity Isolation Mount (MIM)

Translation: Support d'isolation contre les vibrations en microgravité

Definition: Instrument designed to actively isolate experiments from the high frequency (> 0.01 Hz) vibrations on the space shuttles, Mir and ISS. Since the beginning of the 1990's, Canada has been developing four generations of Microgravity Vibration Isolation Mounts.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None