May 13, 2020
Categories: Roscosmos, Satellites

Based on the analysis of the measurement information of the automated system for warning of dangerous situations in near-Earth space, the destruction of the dumped block of tanks of the “Fregat-SB” upper stage, which was used on July 18, 2011 when the Russian astrophysical observatory “Spektr-R” was launched, was confirmed.

According to reports, the destruction occurred on May 8, 2020 in the time interval 08:00 – 09:00 (Moscow time) in the Indian Ocean (90.2 East 45.0 S).

At the time of destruction, the object was in orbit with the parameters:

Apogee height: 3,606 km;
perigee height: 422 km;
orbital inclination: 51.45º.

At present, a detailed collection of measurement information is underway, the number and parameters of the orbits of the detected fragments are clarified, as well as an analysis of their reliability.

More from this category:
November 20, 2019

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome preparations are continuing for the launch of the “Progress MS-13” cargo spacecraft under the International Space Station program. On November 19,…

full story
October 30, 2018

The most important space date of this year is approaching – 20 years of the ISS! Thanks to the crew of the “Soyuz MS-08” spacecraft,…

full story
May 30, 2016

The launch of Proton-M booster with American EchoStar telecommunication satellite is scheduled for August 2016, – Khrunichev Centre representative reported. For the moment 5 EchoStar…

full story
March 21, 2014

Preparations for the launch of new generation space rocket Angara were intensified, minister of Defense deputy Yuri Borisov reports. We’ve made a lot to increase…

full story
May 20, 2013

Baikonur saw flag-raising ceremony before the launch of Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft. 36/37 ISS missions main and back-up crews take part in this ceremony which symbolizes the…

full story
July 18, 2013

A wide range of problems could cause Proton-M crash with misadjusted angular-rate sensors being just a part of this range, – rocket and space industry…

full story
February 3, 2016

Russian Satellite Communications Company plans to launch satellites by Proton boosters only up to 2020, – Company’s Director General Yuri Prokhorov said. He also pointed…

full story
August 20, 2015

On August 20 the cosmonauts raised flags of the countries taking part in Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft launch. This traditional ceremony symbolizing final stage of prelaunch…

full story