Russian spacecraft is expected to fall to Earth


What was supposed to be just a six-hour long journey turned quickly into a real problem. Immediately after lift-off space engineers noticed that something went wrong. Some antennas from the spacecraft failed to deploy. To make things worst there were also problems with the spacecraft’s propulsion system.

As it passed over Russian ground control stations any attempts to further issue commands were unsuccessful. Any additional attempts to regain control over the spacecraft were eventually called off. Now Russian officials together with officials from and from the European Space Agency are looking closely on the situation. As more updates come they will be able to calculate when and where will the re-entry of the spacecraft take place. But this is not considered to be a threat as it is currently estimated that both the spacecraft and all of its cargo will burn up completely at re-entry.


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