Space Debris & Re-Entry News
A discarded Ariane 5 Sylda payload adapter placed into orbit in 2007 re-entered the atmosphere on January 7, 2017 after a nine-and-a-half-year drop from a highly elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit, having helped put a pair of communications satellites into orbit.
Two satellites will come dangerously close to one another Saturday night and a collision can not be ruled out according to a warning issued by the Joint Space Operations Center that monitors all sizeable objects orbiting the Earth.
The Molniya 3-51 (Molniya-3K-1) Military Communications Satellite re-entered the atmosphere on December 19, 2016 after over 15 years in orbit.
Re-Entry / Space Debris Archives
Molniya Rocket Stage Re-Enters over the U.S.
Re-Entry of Soyuz 2-1A Third Stage
Long March 4B Rocket Re-Enters over America
Re-Entry of Falcon 9 Second Stage