Raumfahrt - ISS-ALLtag: Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft undocks from ISS



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.

Quelle: Interfax


Progress MS-11 space freighter dumped in Pacific Ocean

The cargo spacecraft separated from the International Space Station at 13:44 Moscow time

Russia’s cargo spacecraft Progress MS-11, which separated from the International Space Station earlier on Monday, has been dumped in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean, the press-service of the Central Research Institute of Machine Building TsNIIMash said on Monday.

"The deorbited cargo vehicle disintegrated during atmospheric reentry. Its debris splashed down in the designated area in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean at about 17:30 Moscow time," the press service commented.

Progress MS-11 separated from the ISS at 13:44 Moscow time.

It was put into space with a Soyuz-2.1a rocket on April 4 from the Baikonur space center and attached to the ISS later on the same day. It was the first space freighter to have reached the ISS in record three hours and 22 minutes. The mission was carried out on a two-obit rendezvous profile with the orbital outpost.

Quelle: TASS