Russia is preparing to launch another vehicle to supply the International Space Station
The "Ross Cosmos" Foundation announced that preparations are underway to prepare a Russian cargo ship that will be launched towards the International Space Station.
"The Progress MS-23 cargo spacecraft has been delivered to the technical complex at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and preparations for the launch of the spacecraft are taking place according to the schedule set by Roscosmos to supply the Russian section of the International Space Station," a statement issued by the Russian company "Energia" said. ', according to an RT report.
The statement added, "During the preparations, the specialists will conduct an external examination of the vehicle and its chassis, as well as check the mechanical parts responsible for opening the solar panels in it, after which the Progress MS-23 will remain in storage in preparation for its launch into space."
The "Ross Cosmos" Foundation had indicated earlier that it plans to launch the Progress MS-23 spacecraft on a Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket in the summer of next year, as part of the 84th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
The corporation also recently announced that it intends to launch the Russian Progress MS-21 cargo vehicle next October, to keep this vehicle docked with the station for 247 days.