Cargo Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Progress MS-23 has been delivered to the processing facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome to undergo its standard processing according to the schedule of the transportation support of the Russian Segment of the International Space Station (ISS RS).
This morning, at the integration and test facility of Site 254, the spacecraft was unloaded and installed into its processing station to undergo the acceptance procedure and further deactivation. After that, as a part of the incoming inspection operations, specialists from RSC Energia performed a visual inspection of the spacecraft and checked the functioning of the solar array wings deployment mechanisms. Progress MS-23 will remain in storage until the start of the immediate prelaunch processing.
The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle carrying Progress MS-23 under the program of the 84th re-supply mission to the ISS is scheduled for next summer.