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The damaged Russian Progress sank in the Pacific Ocean

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A depressurization has occurred in a spacecraft docked to the ISS. As a result, it was decided to take him out of orbit.

Russian cargo ship destroyed Development MS-21, undocked from the International Space Station, sinks into the Pacific Ocean. It was announced on February 19 Roscosmos.

“Now Development MS-21 was de-orbited, entered the atmosphere and disintegrated. The non-burning elements of its structure fell into the unnavigable area of ​​the South Pacific Ocean,” the company said.

Initially, the ship was planned to sink on February 18.

The previous day, it undocked from the Russian segment of the ISS, but the analysis of the survey results after takeoff did not reveal any visual damage. Consequently Roscosmos the procedure was postponed to better ascertain the cause of its depression.

Subsequently, it was decided to reduce Development MS-21 from orbit on 19 February.

It will be remembered that on February 11, it was learned about the leakage of coolant from the ship’s thermal control system. A similar situation occurred in December 2022 on the ship Soyuz MS-22.

cargo ship Development MS-21 landed on the ISS in October 2022 and delivered more than 2.5 tons of cargo to the station.

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Source: korrespondent

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