Russian spaceship falls to Earth over Pacific

  • AP, Moscow
  • Updated: May 08, 2015 16:27 IST

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

A brief statement from Roscosmos says the Progress craft entered the planet's atmosphere about 5am (0200 GMT) on Friday. Progress 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 coordinates. 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 the US company SpaceX, is planned for June.

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