Progress M-23M

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Progress M-23M
Progress M-23M night time view.jpg
Night time view of Progress M-23M docked at the ISS
Mission type ISS resupply
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2014-018A
SATCAT № 39648
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Progress-M 11F615A60
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 9 April 2014, 15:26:27 (2014-04-09UTC15:26:27Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Baikonur 1/5[1]
End of mission
Disposal De-orbited
Decay date 31 July 2014, 22:42 (2014-07-31UTC22:43Z) UTC
Docking with ISS
Docking port Pirs nadir
Docking date 9 April 2014, 21:14 UTC
Undocking date 21 July 2014, 21:44 UTC
Time docked 103 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes

Progress M-23M (Russian: Прогресс М-23М), identified by NASA as Progress 55 or 55P, is a Progress spacecraft used by Roskosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) during 2014.[2] Progress M-23M was launched on a 6-hours rendezvous profile towards the ISS. The 23rd Progress-M 11F615A60 spacecraft to be launched, it had the serial number 427 and was built by RKK Energia.

Launch[edit]

The spacecraft was launched on 9 April 2014 at 15:26 GMT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[3]

Docking[edit]

Progress M-23M docked with the Pirs docking compartment on April 9, 2014 at 21:14 GMT, less than six hours after launch.

Cargo[edit]

The Progress spacecraft carries 2383 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. [4]

Undocking and Reentry[edit]

Progress M-23M undocked from the ISS on 21 July 2014, and was de-orbited on 31 July after participating in the Radar-Progress experiment.

  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Chris Bergin (April 9, 2014). "Progress M-23M docks with ISS following fast track launch". NASASpaceflight.com. 
  3. ^ Stephen Clark (9 April 2014). "Russian Progress cargo craft docks at space station". Spaceflight Now. 
  4. ^ "Progress M-23M". Roscosmos. 10 April 2014.