Re-Entry of Chinese Rocket Stage seen over Hawaii

Truly spectacular photos of a re-entering rocket stage were captured on Saturday by astrophotographer Steve Cullen who happened to stop at just the right time to capture nightscape panoramas at Mauna Kea, Hawaii showing the blazing demise of a Long March 3B upper stage.

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Light Show in Las Vegas Skies – Soyuz Rocket Stage burns up over United States

Just days after the blazing re-entry of the rocket from the launch of a three-man crew to the International Space Station dazzled observers in Newfoundland and Labrador, another Soyuz rocket stage was spotted re-entering over North America.

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Fiery Re-Entry of Soyuz Booster puts on Spectacular Show over Newfoundland

The spent rocket stage that delivered a crew of three to orbit earlier in the week put on a spectacular show for observers in North America when slamming into Earth’s atmosphere and breaking apart in a bright fireball moving silently across the night sky.

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Russia’s Kanopus ST Satellite meets its End in fiery Re-Entry after failed Launch

Russia’s Kanopus ST ocean surveillance satellite met its untimely end over the Atlantic Ocean in the early hours on Tuesday, re-entering the atmosphere along with its Volga upper stage from which the satellite failed to separate after launch. Orbital data released in the overnight hours showed that a piece of debris detached from the spacecraft and re-entered about an hour prior to the parent object.

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