LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Apr 23 1996
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Priroda

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

April 23, 1996 at 7:48 AM EDT

(April 23, 1996 at 11:48 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

April 23, 1996 at 7:48 AM EDT

(April 23, 1996 at 11:48 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

April 23, 1996 at 7:48 AM EDT

(April 23, 1996 at 11:48 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • Priroda was the last of the scheduled five Russian modules of the Mir space station complex and was launched from the Baykonur cosmodrome by a Proton-K rocket to dock after 3 days rather than the usual 9 days. The launch itself was 3 days earlier than the planned date in order to facilitate an American microbiology program.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    81/23 (81L)