Space Debris & Re-Entry News
Planet’s Flock 2E-8 Earth-imaging satellite re-entered the atmosphere on July 25, 2017 – decaying 14 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.
A Long March 3B rocket stage re-entered the atmosphere on July 21, 2017 after close to a year in orbit, making a slow decay from a highly elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit. The Long March 3B rocket launched the Tiantong 1-1 mobile communications satellite operating in the S- and UHF communications bands, likely with military use.
A Long March 3A rocket stage re-entered the atmosphere on July 18, 2017 after over one decade in orbit, making a very slow decay from a Medium Earth Transfer Orbit.
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