The us military is sounding the alarm. According to them, the Russian cargo ship "Progress M-27M" will come down from orbit on 8 may and will fall off the Pacific coast of the United States.
According to the joint space operations center the United States strategic command, the ship "Progress" will enter the dense layers of the atmosphere and end up existence approximately at 16:30 Moscow time on may 8. This happens on 167th turn the ship around the Earth. The estimated impact area of the wreck is at coordinates 35 degrees North latitude and 113 degrees West longitude, near the Pacific coast of the United States.
Earlier, Roscosmos announced its forecast of the vanishing of "Progress" from orbit. According to him, it will happen in the period from 5 to 7 may. The exact location of the probable fall of the wreckage of the ship, not burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere, according to representatives of the Russian space Agency, will surely be called not earlier than a few hours before.
American media is convinced that Russian space truck "Progress M-27M" will fall to Earth on the Day of Victory. The information contained on the Internet sites that monitor different objects in outer space on the basis of data of the unified command aerospace defense of North America (NORAD).
Recall that a cargo vehicle "Progress M-27M" was launched on April 28 from the Baikonur cosmodrome with the help of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a". It was assumed that after 6 hours, it will dock with the International space station, but after starting the MCC specialists are unable to receive telemetry information from the Board of "Progress". In addition, the ship flew into a higher orbit than planned, the increase amounted to 30 km "Progress" began unmanageable to turn, and with him ceased to receive information.
Experts tried to establish communication with the ship, but failed. In the end had to admit that "Progress", which was supposed to deliver to ISS products, oxygen and equipment lost. In the mission control Center confirmed that the issue of truck dock with the ISS is not worth it. The important thing now is to "ensure it is more or less controlled and safe mixing of orbit".
One day "Progress" has come nearer to our planet of seven km Rate of descent and the line of flight movements depend only on the solar wind. The stronger the storm the ship, the faster it will blow in the projected impact area - in Europe, South Denmark or North America, perhaps in Russia, South of Moscow.
In Roskosmos say that part of the ship burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere, all other sinks in the ocean. Such a drop will cost the Agency at 5 billion rubles, despite the fact that the vehicle is insured for two billion rubles.
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