The uncrewed ISS Progress 80 cargo craft is pictured moments after undocking from the International Space Station’s Poisk module. The trash-filled Progress 80 would reenter the Earth’s atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean a few hours later for a fiery, but safe demise. Credit: NASA
At 6:46 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 23, 2022, the uncrewed Roscosmos Progress 80 spacecraft undocked from the Poisk module on the International Space Station (ISS).
The spacecraft backed away from the space station, and a few hours later, Progress’ engines fired in a deorbit maneuver to send the cargo craft into a destructive re-entry in the Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.
The uncrewed ISS Progress 80 cargo craft is pictured departing the vicinity of the International Space Station after undocking from the orbiting lab’s Poisk module. The trash-filled Progress 80 would reenter the Earth’s atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean a few hours later for a fiery, but safe demise. Credit: NASA
The uncrewed Russian Progress 80 launched on a Soyuz rocket at 11:25 p.m. EST (9:25 a.m. on February 15 Baikonur time) on Monday, February 14, 2022, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The unpiloted cargo craft delivered almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station.
International Space Station Configuration on October 23, 2022. Three spaceships are docked at the space station including the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance, the Soyuz MS-22 crew ship and the Progress 81 resupply ship. Credit: NASA