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.
Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog, @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter, as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.
Get weekly video highlights at: https://roundupreads.jsc.nasa.gov/videoupdate/
Get the latest from NASA delivered every week. Subscribe here: www.nasa.gov/subscribe
3 thoughts on “Uncrewed Progress Spacecraft Deorbit Burn Complete”
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?
Yes. The fainter object was the ISS Progress 82 cargo craft which had undocked earlier from the rear of the space station.
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!