Space Debris & Re-Entry News
The third stage of the Soyuz Rocket that helped boost the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft into orbit re-entered the atmosphere this wee, four days after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and dispatching Oleg Novitskiy, Thomas Pesquet and Peggy Whitson into orbit for a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station as part of Expeditions 50 and 51.
An Ariane 5 Sylda payload adapter placed into orbit in 2012 re-entered the atmosphere on November 8, 2016 after a slow drop from a highly elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit, having helped put a pair of communications satellites into orbit.
The Castor 30XL Upper Stage of the inaugural mission of the Antares 230 launch vehicle re-entered the atmosphere on November 6, 2016 after only three weeks in orbit following the successful launch of the Cygnus OA-5 cargo craft to resupply the International Space Station.
The second stage of a Chinese Long March-2F rocket re-entered the atmosphere on November 3, 2016 after launching the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft and a crew of two into 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