“Progress MS-21” flooded in the Pacific Ocean: 3.5 months after launch
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The faulty Progress MS-21 cargo spacecraft, which previously undocked from the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), was sunk in the Pacific Ocean. This is reported by the Roskosmos corporation.
The ship was deorbited, after which it entered the atmosphere and collapsed. Structural elements that did not burn down fell in the non-navigable area of the South Pacific Ocean.
It is noted that the ”Progress MS-21” worked for more than 3.5 months.
Ship ”Progress MS-21” was launched on October 26 last year and two days later delivered more than 2.5 tons of cargo to the ISS. A coolant leak from the ship was recorded on February 11. Later, the Rocket and Space Corporation (RKK) ”Energia” decided to bring the cargo ship ”Progress MS-21” from orbit.
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