Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
  Space Travel News  


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















Progress Spacecraft Will Sink In Pacific

The Progress M-61 cargo spacecraft, which was detached from the ISS on December 22, 2007, was used as a platform for technical experiments.
by Staff Writers
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Jan 22, 2008
The Progress M-61 cargo spacecraft, which undocked from the International Space Station last year, will crash into the Pacific on Tuesday evening, a Mission Control center spokesman said on Monday. The spokesman told RIA Novosti that the parts of the craft that do not burn up in the atmosphere will sink in a "spacecraft cemetery" at 40 longitude in the Pacific.

The so called spaceship cemetery is located not far from Christmas Island and is a designated area where many spacecraft, including the defunct Mir station, have ended up.

The Progress M-61 cargo spacecraft, which was detached from the ISS on December 22, 2007, was used as a platform for technical experiments, mission control said.

Source: RIA Novosti

Related Links
Space Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration News



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


ATK To Design And Build Solar Arrays For NASA's Orion CEV
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Jan 14, 2008
Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK - News) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a division of Lockheed Martin Corporation to design, develop and build UltraFlex solar arrays for NASA's next generation Orion crew exploration vehicle. The value of the initial design and development contract is expected to exceed $50 million.







  • Ion engine to propel spacecraft to Mercury
  • Space tourism firm fined for deaths
  • Ground Broken On Michoud Assembly Facility In New Orleans
  • Russian Rockets Circa 2008 Part Two

  • Antrix Launches Israeli Satellite Using Commercial PSLV Rocket
  • Russia To Launch Two Telecom Satellites On Jan 28 And Feb 10
  • Thuraya-3 Satellite Successfully Launched To Orbit
  • Boosting Capability: Santa Maria Station To Join ESTRACK

  • NASA to televise Columbia remembrance
  • Shuttle Tank Connector Repairs Stretch Boundaries
  • NASA resets Atlantis shuttle launch to February 7
  • US shuttle glitches may delay Hubble mission

  • SPACEHAB And NASA Cooperating On Space Act Agreement For Use Of Space Station To Process Microgravity Products
  • Space station orbit shifted for shuttle arrival: report
  • Russian Spacecraft To Lift Off To ISS Two Days Early
  • International Space station set for busy spell

  • Progress Spacecraft Will Sink In Pacific
  • Environmental Tectonics NASTAR Center Announces Launch Of New Air And Space Adventure Programs
  • NASA inspector general comes under fire
  • ATK To Design And Build Solar Arrays For NASA's Orion CEV

  • China To Boost Civil Industrialization With Xian Base
  • China Set To Launch Manned Space Mission In 2008
  • China Reports Fourteen Potential Astronauts In Training For Three Seats
  • ISRO Saw String Of Successes In 2007

  • Meet Blob The Robot
  • Russian Fuel Flows Into Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle
  • ESA Training Team ATV
  • Honda's ASIMO robot gets smarter

  • Ice Clouds Put Mars In The Shade
  • Scientists examine effects of wind on Mars
  • 2007 WD5 Mars Collision Effectively Ruled Out As Impact Odds Widen To 1 In 10000
  • Russia claims to be ahead in race to put man on Mars

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement