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Commander -
Luka Parmitano
Flight engineers:
Christina Koch
Alexandr Skvortsov
Andrew Morgan
Oleg Skripochka
Jessica Meir


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April 9, 2014
Automatic Cargo Vehicle Progress M-23M is flying to the ISS

At 19:26:27 Moscow Time cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress M-23M was launched from the Baikonur Launch Site.

The purpose of the launch is to support further in-orbit operation of the International Space Station (ISS) in accordance with the Russian commitments under the project.

The main objective of the mission is to deliver about 2.4 tons of various cargo to the Station, which is required to continue the ISS mission in the manned mode, and provide living and working conditions for the crew.

The vehicle was injected into reference near-earth orbit with the following parameters: 51.65 deg. inclination, 193.52 km minimum altitude, 238.39 km maximum altitude, 88.54 min orbital period.

The onboard systems of the vehicle operate in design modes.

At the launch site, the vehicle prelaunch processing and launch operations were performed under the supervision of the State Commission fro flight tests of manned space complexes (Chairman is Head of Roscosmos O.N. Ostapenko) and Technical Management for flight tests of manned space complexes, led by RSC Energia President and General Designer, V.A. Lopota.

According to telemetry data and the ISS prime crew (ISS-39) reports, the Station onboard systems operate in design modes.

The cargo vehicle docking to the Station is planned on April 10 at 01:16:36 Moscow Time.

For reference:

  1. In its compartments the vehicle carries into orbit supplies of propellant, oxygen, air, water, food rations including fresh products; equipment to support the Station systems and assemblies operation, hardware for scientific research and experiments, additional hardware for modules of the Station Russian Segment, as well as parcels for the ISS crew.
  2. Currently working in near-earth orbit under the ISS program are: Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin, Oleg Artemiev, Aleksandr Skvortsov, U.S. astronauts Richard Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, Japanese astronaut K. Wakata.

 

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Launches

December 1, 2019
The launch of LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-13 is planned
September 25, 2019
LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-15 is launched

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