Progress MS-23 has set sail from the ISS

The ship will soon enter the atmosphere and collapse

Today, the Progress MS-23 cargo ship set sail from the International Space Station, having worked on it for more than six months. The press service of Roscosmos spoke about this.

Progress MS-23
Progress MS-23

At 10:55:26 Moscow time, the ship undocked from the small research module “Poisk” of the Russian segment of the station.

Progress MS-23 has set sail from the ISS

At 14:02 Moscow time, the Progress MS-23 engine is scheduled to be switched on for braking to deorbit, as a result of which the ship will enter the atmosphere and be destroyed.

According to the calculations of specialists from the Mission Control Center, the unburnt elements of its structure will fall at 14:43 in a non-navigable area of ​​the South Pacific Ocean, 2320 km from the city of Wellington (New Zealand).

Progress MS-23
Progress MS-23

The Progress MS-23 spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on May 24, 2023 by a Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle and delivered 2.5 tons of cargo to the ISS.

Its place at the station will be taken by the Progress MS-25 spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch from Baikonur on December 1.

The crew of the 70th long-term expedition is working on the ISS, consisting of Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and Konstantin Borisov, NASA astronauts Jasmine Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen and JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa.

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