Undocked progess spacecraft will stay in orbit until Feb 11

From: Kevin Fetter <kfetter_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:36:16 -0800 (PST)
Another Progress cargo vehicle undocked from the Pirs module Monday at 1621 GMT (11:21 a.m. EST) to clear the port for the arrival of the fresh spacecraft later this week. The Progress M-20M spaceship was docked to the space station since July.

The departed Progress, packed with trash and excess equipment, will conduct several days of tests to evaluate the thermal effects of space on its attitude control system before de-orbiting over the Pacific Ocean and burning up Feb. 11, according to NASA.

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