Re-Entry: Soyuz Block I Stage from ISS Expedition 50 Crew Launch

Photo: RSC Energia
Photo: RSC Energia

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.

NORAD ID: 41865
Origin: Russia/CIS
Object: SL-4 Rocket Body
Type: Block I, Soyuz FG 3rd Stage
Mass: 2,355kg
Inclination: 51.6°
Launched: October 17, 2016 – 20:20:13 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
Launch Site: 1/5 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Re-Entry Prediction: November 21, 2016 – 16:46 UTC +/-1 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Tanzania/Kenya

Re-Entry Zone
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron