Space Debris & Re-Entry News
The third stage of the Soyuz Rocket that helped boost the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft into orbit re-entered the atmosphere three days after launching from the remote Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
Planet’s Flock 2E’-2 Earth-imaging satellite re-entered the atmosphere on November 30, 2017 – decaying 18 months after being released from the International Space Station to join Planet’s orbiting constellation of Doves that image the entire Earth at least once per day.
The Castor 30XL Upper Stage of the second mission of the Antares 230 launch vehicle re-entered the atmosphere on November 25, 2017 after only 13 days in orbit following the successful launch of the Cygnus OA-8 cargo craft to resupply the International Space Station.
Iridium 8 re-entered the atmosphere on November 24, 2017 after over 20 years in orbit as part of the original Iridium Communications Constellation, a low-orbiting satellite system for global communications including voice and point-to-point data services via 66 active satellites in six orbital planes.
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