Spacecraft Progress falls into ocean

The Russian Progress M-23M spacecraft was taken off the orbit and fell into the Pacific Ocean, Roscosmos told Interfax-AVN.

The Russian Progress M-23M spacecraft was taken off the orbit and fell into the Pacific Ocean, Roscosmos told Interfax-AVN.

"According to our calculations, the debris from the spacecraft has fallen into the ocean," the source said.

The place where the spacecraft sank is located far from navigation routes, some 3,000 kilometers east of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and therefore the debris poses no threat to navigation. The sinking does no damage to the environment because only a small number of spacecraft elements reach the water surface.

The Progress M-23M left the International Space Station (ISS) on July 22 and was involved in the Russian scientific experiment Radar-Progress, which aims t study some characteristics of the ionosphere in the work of the board engines of the Progress spacecraft.

The spacecraft was launched into the orbit from the cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan, at 7:25 p.m. Moscow time on April 9 and docked with the ISS at 1:20 a.m. on April 10.

 

Read more: First Russian commercial satellite manufacturer gets international contract>>>

All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

More exciting stories and videos on Russia Beyond's Facebook page

This website uses cookies. Click here to find out more.

Accept cookies