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Progress M-016M freighter undocks from ISS

11 Feb 2013, 10:54 UTC
Progress M-016M freighter undocks from ISS
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The Progress M-016M resupply vessel undocked from the Pirs module of the International Space Station at 1315 GMT on Saturday 9 February and re-entered Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean where most, if not all, of the craft will have burned up, The undocking of Progress M-016M clears the way for Progress M-018M to dock with the Pirs module. Progress M-018M is due to be launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan at 1441 GMT today. The craft is expected to conduct a rapid rendezvous manoeuvre in order to dock with the ISS around six hours after launch.

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