Soyuz launches Progress M-023M unmanned freighter spacecraft to dock with International Space Station

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The unmanned freighter spacecraft, Progress M-023M (ISS-55P), was  successfully launched on a Soyuz-U launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam, Kazakhstan, at 1526GMT on 9 April 2014.   After using the “fast” six-hour engine burn and rendezevous sequence, the spacecraft gingerly approached the International Space Station (ISS) using its Kurs radar directed automatic approach system.  Final docking took place with the ISS Pirs module’s docking port at 2114 GMT on 9 April 2014.  Aboard the craft is a cargo of food, water, oxygen and fuel.

 

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