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The Progress Space Truck Will Leave The ISS On Wednesday And Be Submerged In The Pacific Ocean

The Progress Space Truck Will Leave The ISS On Wednesday And Be Submerged In The Pacific Ocean

The Progress MS-13 transport cargo ship is being prepared for undocking with the International Space station (ISS), to be sunk in the Pacific ocean, Roscosmos reports.

"Following the ISS flight program, it is planned to complete the mission of the Progress MS-13 transport cargo ship. On-board the ISS, Russian crew members of the 63rd long-term expedition-Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner-are completing preparations for the "truck" to detach, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 21:22 Moscow time," the state Corporation said.

According to calculations by the service ballistic and navigation support the mission control Center TsNIIMash (part of state Corporation "Roscosmos"), the propulsion system of the cargo ship will be included on the brake at 00:31:42 Moscow time on July 9, after four minutes it will shut down, and the ship will continue to decline.

According to the calculated data of the MCC specialists, the Progress MS-13 cargo ship will enter the Earth's atmosphere at 01:05 Moscow time. The ship's fireproof elements will fall in the non-navigable area of the Pacific ocean.

The next Progress MS-15 space truck is scheduled to depart from Baikonur on July 23. It will deliver fuel, water, and gas supplies to the crew of the 63rd main expedition, as well as service equipment and life support equipment under the program of the 76th ISS supply mission.