Progress 59 Out of Control

Following the successful launch yesterday morning mission control has not been able to regain control of the progress M-27M vehicle which at one point was seen spinning out of control on the third pass of ground stations.

Mission control have informed the station that there will be no docking attempt on Thursday which was the backup plan after the six hour attempt wasn’t possible.  They are assessing the situation and will continue to attempt to regain control of the vehicle.

Update – Mission control have tried several times to re-establish control of the vehicle without success, a tweet this morning indicates that the vehicle may have exploded.

Video of the spin below, we will update the article as more news comes in.

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