Uncrewed Progress Spacecraft Deorbit Burn Complete

The uncrewed Progress 82 cargo spacecraft conducted a deorbit burn at 10:15 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18, over the Pacific Ocean after spending four months at the International Space Station.

Loaded with trash, Progress 82 undocked from the space station’s Poisk module at 9:26 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 17. The Progress deorbit was delayed about 24-hours while Roscosmos engineers analyzed imagery acquired after undocking of the radiator area of the spacecraft, which is the suspected region where a coolant leak occurred on Feb. 11.

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3 thoughts on “Uncrewed Progress Spacecraft Deorbit Burn Complete”

  1. At 6:36 AM on Saturday 2-18-23 in Cincinnati, Ohio I watched the International Space Station fly over my house. A smaller and fainter object was flying behind the Space Station. Was that object I saw the Progress 82 cargo spacecraft?

  2. I saw this too, and took video on my cell phone! I’ve been trying to figure out what it was. That’s very cool!

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