Re-Entry: Soyuz Block I Upper Stage from Progress MS-06 Launch

Photo: Roscosmos

The third Stage of the Soyuz 2-1A rocket that launched the Progress MS-06 spacecraft on its path to the International Space Station re-entered the atmosphere on Saturday, June 17, 2017 over Eastern Europe. Finishing its role in the successful launch of Progress MS-06, the modified Block I stage completed an avoidance and passivation maneuver, arriving in an orbit of 193 by 241 Kilometers, inclined 51.6°. This orbit is very short-lived and coupled with the rocket body’s low mass and large surface area, it makes for a quick orbital decay, typically within two days of launch.

NORAD ID: 42757
Origin: Russia/CIS
Object: SL-4 Rocket Body
Type: Block I, Soyuz 2-1A 3rd Stage
Mass: 2,355kg
Inclination: 51.6°
Launched: June 14, 2017 – 09:20:13 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1A
Launch Site: 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Re-Entry Prediction: June 17, 2017 – 10:49 UTC +/-1 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Serbia, Romania, Ukraine

Re-Entry Zone
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron