29 Jul 2019 14:38

Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft undocks from ISS

MOSCOW. July 29 (Interfax) - The Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft has undocked from the International Space Station, Roscosmos' Central Research Institute of Machine-Building (TsNIIMash) told Interfax in a statement.

"The Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft successfully undocked from the ISS at 1:44 p.m. Moscow time," the statement said.

Progress MS-11's engines are set to burn for three minutes at 4:50 p.m. Moscow time for the spacecraft to deorbit and move toward the earth, it said.

After entering the atmosphere, the spacecraft should break up and partially burn, and its unburned elements should fall into the Pacific in a navigation-free area at 5:32 p.m. Moscow time.

Progress MS-11 was launched to the ISS on April 4 and reached the station in three hours and 21 minutes, thus setting a record for a spacecraft flying to the ISS.