back to article Take cover! Out-of-control Russian spaceship to smash into Earth within hours

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed that its out-of-control Progress cargo capsule will begin its fatal plunge toward Earth on Thursday. Control of the 7,298kg (16,089lb) spacecraft was lost shortly after launch last week and the cargo pod, which is carrying three tons of supplies for the International Space …

  1. Martin Budden

    Is there some website which tracks its location in real time so we can see if it might be about to pass overhead?

    1. Captain DaFt

      here ya go:

      http://www.satflare.com/track.asp?q=40619#TOP

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  2. -tim
    Flame

    It fell out of the sky.

    https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2015/05/07/progress-59-update/

  3. Neoc

    "Roscosmos said the spacecraft will come down sometime between 2231 UTC Thursday and 0151 UTC Friday, but that they aren't sure exactly where or when "

    So... did it hit Australia?

    1. Mike Flugennock

      "So... did it hit Australia?"

      Yeah, hell, it's always Australia. How the hell is that possible?

  4. x 7

    they should've nuked it while still in orbit

    1. Cliff

      What could possibly go wrong?

  5. Mike Moyle Silver badge

    Has anyone heard anything from Kiev lately?

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