The Russian unmanned Progress M-023M cargo/freighter that carried stores to the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) conducted a commanded de-orbit burn to destructively re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. Re-entry took place at 2242 GMT on 31 July 2013 over the Pacific Ocean with any surviving debris sinking in the sea. The spacecraft had undocked from the ISS ten days earlier but remained in orbit to conduct engineering experiments.
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