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Russia's "space truck" will flood in the Pacific

February 15 2008
06:54

Cargo ship "Progress", which is nearly two weeks was used as a space laboratory, ready to note from orbit. How will shoot and drown "truck", said in an MCC.

"At 12:45 engine of Progress M-62" should be involved in inhibition, the ship will decayed, and after 45 minutes of unburned fragments reach the surface of the ocean "- the official representative of the Mission Control Center outside Moscow / PCO / Valery Lyndin.

February 4, Progress undocked from the ISS on the ground command and led to a lower altitude. "During the free flight spacecraft in orbit was a session of the experiment," Plasma-Progress ", which aims - the study of reflection characteristics, size and density of plasma formations arising during operation of the truck engines, - the MCC. Specifically for the experiment, according to the expert, the ship left a bit of fuel.

"Progress M-62" will be flooded in a special box the Pacific away from the shipping area, ITAR-TASS.

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