Russian spaceship falls to Earth
Published 08/05/2015 | 10:46
An unmanned cargo ship that went out of control en route to the International Space Station has fallen to Earth over the Pacific Ocean, according to Russia's space agency.
A brief statement from Roscosmos said the Progress craft entered the planet's atmosphere about 0200 GMT.
The Russian ship was expected to mostly burn up from the friction of the re-entry and there were no reports of fragments being spotted.
The statement said the re-entry was over the central part of the ocean but did not give co-ordinates.
The cargo ship was launched on April 28 but entered the wrong orbit and went into a spin.
The next launch of a supply ship, by US company SpaceX, is planned for June.