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Out of control cargo ship unable to dock with ISS

An unmanned cargo ship will not dock with the International Space Station because of problems after it launched, the head of the Russian space agency said.

The Progress space freighter blasts off, pictured in 2011. Credit: Reuters

Igor Komarov, head of Roscosmos, listed a series of problems that had made the Progress freighter tumble out of control since early yesterday and added: "Because of this, the craft's continued flight and its docking with the ISS is not possible."

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NASA Dawn probe enters orbit around Ceres

The Dawn probe has entered orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres as planned.

The small planet is the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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