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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...
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April 9, 2014: 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. - courtesy of SP Korolev Energia; image credits: SP Korolev RSC Energia - Space & Astronautics News
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