Progress M-23
A Progress-M spacecraft
Mission typeMir resupply
COSPAR ID1994-031A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.23114[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress (No.223)
Spacecraft typeProgress-M[2]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Start of mission
Launch date22 May 1994, 04:30:04 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
End of mission
Decay date2 July 1994, 14:57 UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude185 km[4]
Apogee altitude229 km[4]
Period88.63 minutes[4]
Epoch22 May 1994
Docking with Mir
Docking portKvant-1 aft[4]
Docking date24 May 1994, 06:18:35 UTC
Undocking date2 July 1994, 08:46:49 UTC

Progress M-23 (Russian: Прогресс M-23) was a Russian unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft, which was launched in May 1994 to resupply the Mir space station.


Progress M-23 launched on 22 May 1994 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It used a Soyuz-U2 rocket.[2]


Progress M-23 docked with the aft port of the Kvant-1 module of Mir on 24 May 1994 at 06:18:35 UTC, and was undocked on 2 July 1994 at 08:46:49 UTC.[4][3][5]


It remained in orbit until 2 July 1994, when it was deorbited. The deorbit burn occurred at 14:44 UTC, with reentry occurring at 14:57 UTC. The mission ended at 15:09 UTC, when the VBK-Raduga 10 capsule landed.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Launchlog". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Progress-M 1 - 13, 15 - 37, 39 - 67 (11F615A55, 7KTGM)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Mir". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Cargo spacecraft "Progress M-23"". Manned Astronautics figures and facts. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Progress M-23". NASA. Retrieved 2 December 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.