Bad news! Bound for the International Space Station, Progress 44 was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 15:00 CEST yesterday but failed to reach its target orbit and crashed in Siberia, Russia. Five minutes and 50 seconds after launch, an ‘off-nominal situation’ was reported, with a loss of telemetry. Thomas Reiter, ESA’s Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations, is following the latest developments very closely and will assess consequences to ESA upcoming missions.
Progress 44 fails to reach orbit
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