Russian spaceship falls to Earth

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Published: Friday 8th May 2015 by The News Editor

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An unmanned cargo ship that went out of control en route to the International Space Station has fallen to Earth over the Pacific Ocean, according to Russia’s space agency.

A brief statement from Roscosmos said the Progress craft entered the planet’s atmosphere about 0200 GMT.

The Russian ship was expected to mostly burn up from the friction of the re-entry and there were no reports of fragments being spotted.

The statement said the re-entry was over the central part of the ocean but did not give co-ordinates.

The cargo ship was launched on April 28 but entered the wrong orbit and went into a spin.

The next launch of a supply ship, by US company SpaceX, is planned for June.

Published: Friday 8th May 2015 by The News Editor

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