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Russia's Progress M-62 space cargo ship was buried at a "spaceship
Russia's Progress M-62 space cargo ship was buried at a "spaceship cemetery" in southern Pacific, a Mission Control spokesman said Friday.

"The Progress M-62 was de-orbited, and, having partly burned up in the Earth's dense atmosphere, ended its existence in the set area in southern Pacific," the source said.

On February 4 the Progress M-62 space cargo ship undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and temporarily turned into a space lab.

The spacecraft arrived at the ISS in December last year, delivering 1.26 metric tons of food and water for the crew, as well as fuel to maintain the space station's orbit, and other cargo and research equipment.

The spacecraft spent two weeks in an autonomous flight after undocking in order to continue the Plasma-Progress experiment started by the Progress M-60 space freighter last September.

The experiment aimed to explore the reflective properties, as well as the size and density, of plasma particles formed in the spaceship's exhaust.

The next Russian cargo ship, the Progress M-63, is scheduled for launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 1 p.m. GMT on February 5, the spokesman said. It is expected to deliver 2.5 metric tons of cargo to support the ISS operations.

Russia's next cargo ship, Progress M-63, docked with the ISS February 7.


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