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Space station supply ship misses orbit... Developing...

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 Russia was forced to postpone the docking of an unmanned cargo ship with the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a problem receiving data from the supply craft.

The Progress M-27M should have docked with the orbiting station about six hours after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early on Tuesday but the Roscosmos space agency said it now expected a delay of at least two days.

"There are some problems with the data telemetry. They are being worked on by Roscosmos specialists," it said in a statement that gave few details.

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problem receiving data?

Not very helpful. Their equipment on the shuttle or ISS?

I'm thinking electromagnetic disturbance from the sun, which could also be what has disrupted plane navigation lately, as well as gps failures and blackouts for no apparent reason.

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A tweet from news agency  Agence Fr​ance-Presse this morning reported that the unmanned craft was “plunging to Earth.”

#BREAKING Unmanned Russian spacecraft plunging to Earth: official

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) April 29, 2015

Speaking anonymously  ​to the Guardian, an official apparently familiar with the situation confirmed that, “It has started descending. It has nowhere else to go.”

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/reports-say-that-out-of-control-spacecraft-is-plunging-back-to-earth

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