Progress M-23M

Summary

Progress M-23M
Progress M-23M night time view.jpg
Night time view of Progress M-23M
docked at the ISS.
Mission typeISS resupply
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2014-018A
SATCAT no.39648
Mission duration113 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeProgress-M s/n 423
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7280 kg
Start of mission
Launch date9 April 2014, 15:26:27 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
DisposalDeorbited
Decay date31 July 2014, 22:42 UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude193 km
Apogee altitude245 km
Inclination51.66°
Period88.59 minutes
Epoch9 April 2014
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs
Docking date9 April 2014, 21:14 UTC
Undocking date21 July 2014, 21:44 UTC
Time docked103 days
Cargo
Mass2383 kg
Pressurised1215 kg (dry cargo)
Fuel880 kg
Gaseous48 kg
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply
 

Progress M-23M (Russian: Прогресс М-23М), identified by NASA as Progress 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 six-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

The spacecraft was launched on 9 April 2014 at 15:26:27 UTC from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.[3]

Docking

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

Cargo

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

Undocking and Reentry

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

References

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  2. ^ Chris Bergin (9 April 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.