Russian truck "Progress M-26M", who set the record for the number of corrections of the orbit of the International space station (ISS), decided to send in this "graveyard of spaceships". After undocking from the ISS, he began to fall in the non-navigable area of the Pacific ocean.
According to the Russian Federal space Agency, "Progress M-26M" will be flooded in connection with the end-of-life. The spacecraft undocked from the ISS on August 14. It will start to decelerate and send in the dense layers of the atmosphere. Then the cargo ship will crash into the Pacific ocean, the bottom of which rests not already 1 served a term spacecraft.
"Loaded with spent equipment and waste products of the crew of the ship undocked from the ISS at 13:18 Moscow time. 16:28 of its engines will be running on the brake, then "Progress" will enter the dense layers of Earth's atmosphere. Splashdown unburned fragments of the space truck in non-navigable area of the Pacific ocean is expected at 17:17 Moscow time", - quotes RIA Novosti adept mission control Center.
Note that the cargo ship "Progress M-26M", launched from Baikonur on February 17, previously delivered right to the ISS fuel, oxygen, food, equipment for scientific experiments and parcels. The station employs Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko, Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos), the American astronaut Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui.