Re-Entry: Soyuz FG Upper Stage from Soyuz MS-06 Launch

Photo: Roscosmos

The third stage of the Soyuz Rocket that helped boost the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft into orbit re-entered the atmosphere four days after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and dispatching Aleksandr Misurkin, Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba into orbit for a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station as part of Expeditions 53 and 54.

NORAD ID: 42938
Origin: Russia/CIS
Object: SL-4 Rocket Body
Type: Block I, Soyuz FG 3rd Stage
Mass: 2,355kg
Inclination: 51.6°
Launched: September 12, 2017 – 21:17:02 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
Launch Site: 1/5 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Re-Entry Prediction: September 16, 2017 – 10:19 UTC +/-7 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Australia

Re-Entry Sighting
Credit: Aerospace Corporation