ProgressM-23M
April 2, 2014

Progress M-23M cargo vehicle launch to the ISS was scheduled for April 9. The vehicle will be launched from Baikonur spaceport, – Roscosmos reports.

The vehicle will deliver about 2,5 tons of cargo to the station including propellant components, equipment for station’s upgrade, foodstuffs, water and air for cosmonauts, scientific equipment for the experiments, etc.

Spaceport specialists filled the vehicle with propellant components and pressurized gas at the filling station. Then the vehicle returned to the integration building of 254th site for further pre-launch preparations.

On April 1 RSC Energia and Yuzhny space centre specialists accomplished final operations on Progress M-23M cargo vehicle before head assembling.

Upon completion of these operations the vehicle will be docked with adaptor module between cargo vehicle and booster. Then Design bureau specialists will check Progress vehicle and install nose fairing. Pre-launch preparation works are to be completed by the end of the week. After that the head consisting of Progress M-23M and nose fairing will be transported to the integration building of Baikonur site 112  for the docking with Soyuz-U booster, – Roscosmos press office reports.

Image credit – RSC Energia

More from this category:
Proton_Baik
January 20, 2014

Once again Baikonur spaceport became a leader in terms of quantity of space launches performed since 23 boosters with space devices we launched from its…

full story
2247038927
August 9, 2018

Specialists of RSC Energia launched a new series of experiments to evaluate the man-machine interface of “Federation” spaceship.   In preparation for this stage of…

full story
SAR-401-1
November 27, 2013

Humanlike robot designed for spacewalks will be demonstrated to the specialists and journalists in Star City on November 27,  GCTC representative reported. The robot is…

full story
1012146331
June 17, 2014

ISS crew replaced food heating block that caused smoke pollution onboard the ISS on June 10, RSC Energia representative reported. On Tuesday last week cosmonaut…

full story
1008087000
December 26, 2014

Proton-M booster with European Astra-2G telecommunication satellite will be launched from Baikonur spaceport on Sunday, – Roscosmos spokesman reported. The launch is scheduled for December…

full story
sam-ser
August 20, 2014

The meeting of State Commission held today in GCTC analyzed the medical data of main and ISS-41/42 mission  main and back-up crew Russian cosmonauts. The…

full story
1011352468
July 22, 2014

Progress M-23M cargo vehicle will undock from the ISS on Tusday and perform the flight to conduct scientific experiment, – Mission Control Centre representative reported….

full story
1064212453
May 13, 2015

On May 12, 2015, RSC Energia Director General Deputy and ISS Russian segment flight director V.A.Soloviyov announced that Roscosmos corrected ISS flight program as agreed…

full story