24 Oct 2022 10:40

Progress MS-19 spacecraft deorbited, burns in atmosphere - Roscosmos

MOSCOW. Oct 24 (Interfax) - The Progress MS-19 cargo spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS), fell out of orbit and burned in the atmosphere on Monday, the Russian state corporation Roscosmos said in a statement.

"On Monday, October 24, 2022, the Progress MS-19 cargo spacecraft was deorbited, entered the Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated," the statement, published on the Roscosmos website, said.

Ship fragments, which did not burn in the atmosphere, fell into a non-navigable area of the South Pacific, it said.

The ship undocked from the Poisk Mini-Research Module of the ISS' Russian segment at 1:45 a.m. on Monday. Three hours into the autonomous flight, the ship's engines were started for braking and the ship entered the atmosphere.

Progress MS-19 arrived at the ISS on February 17, 2022, to deliver 2.6 tonnes of cargo, including research equipment, supplies for the crew, equipment for servicing ISS onboard systems, and fuel.

The next resupply ship, Progress MS-21, will head to the ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:20 a.m. on October 26. It will arrive at the station on October 28 with 2,520 kilograms of cargoes onboard.