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    Russia’s Progress M-23M resupply spacecraft that was undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on July heads to the “spacecraft cemetery” in the Pacific Ocean, a representative of the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti Friday.

    MOSCOW, August 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s Progress M-23M resupply spacecraft that was undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on July heads to the “spacecraft cemetery” in the Pacific Ocean, a representative of the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti Friday.

    “The spacecraft’s engines are ignited for the braking. The splashdown of cargo spaceship’s unburned debris is scheduled for 02:43 a.m. MSK in a non-navigable area of the Pacific Ocean,” the source said.

    From July 22 to August 1 an experiment titled “Radar-Progress” connected to the studies by earth-based observatories on the light-reflecting capacity of plasma heterogeneities generated by propulsion systems in the ionosphere, was held on board the Progress.

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