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Russian Cargo Spacecraft Set to Swan Dive into the Pacific [Space]

This is a syndicated post. Read the original at Gizmodo # 2012-04-28.

Progress 46, a Russian cargo spacecraft carrying about a ton of space waste, is schedule to splash down into the Pacific ocean today, at approximately 6:45pm Moscow time. The spacecraft's specifically targeted "burial site" is in a remote region of the water, far from any shipping routes, though by the time it's splashed down into the blue the dense layers of the Earth's atmosphere will have burned the Progress into a not-too-threatening debris. More »


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