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Soyuz MS 23



Soyuz MS 23 is to provide rescue of the main crew of the station in emergency and delivery of visiting crews.

During the flight the spacecraft fulfills the following tasks:

Delivery of a visiting crew consisting of up to three persons and small accompanying cargoes.

Constant availability of the spacecraft, attached to the station during its crewed flight, in the standby mode to be ready for emergency descent of the main crew onto the ground in case of hazardous situation on the station, cosmonaut illness or injury, etc. (assured crew return vehicle function).

Planned descent of the visiting crew onto the ground.

Returning to the ground, together with the crew, payloads of relatively low mass and volume.

Disposal of wastes from the station in the living compartment to be burned down in the atmosphere during descent.

Alternate Names

  • SoyuzMS23
  • 55688

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2023-02-24
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Russian Space Agency (Russia)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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