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The Russian cargo spaceship Progress M-12M has reportedly crashed to Earth in eastern Russia, Interfax news agency quotes a source in the space industry.
Earlier it was reported that the vehicle had failed to reach its target orbit on Wednesday after it had been launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Specialists are now investigating what could have caused the incident, the first to happen with Russian cargo spaceships in the last 30 years. The Progress vessel was to deliver over 2.6 tonnes of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), including water, food, oxygen, fuel