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A Progress M-63 space freighter loaded with garbage will undock
A Progress M-63 space freighter loaded with garbage will undock from the International Space Station (ISS) on April 7 and buried at a "spaceship cemetery" in the Pacific, Russia's Mission Control said Friday.

In February, a Progress M-63 delivered 2.5 metric tons of cargo, including food, equipment and other supplies, for the ISS.

"The undocking has been scheduled for 12:29 Moscow time [08:49 GMT] on April 7," a Mission Control statement said. "It will burn in the dense layers of the Earth's atmosphere and will end its existence in a set area over the Pacific Ocean."

Meanwhile, Mission Control is getting ready for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-12 delivery vehicle on April 8 from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft will bring members of the 17th ISS expedition -- Russian astronauts, Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko, and the first South Korean female astronaut, Yi So-yeon -- to the orbital station.

The docking of the Soyuz TMA-12 craft with the ISS is estimated at 17:00 Moscow time [13:00 GMT] on April 10.


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