Re-Entry: Soyuz FG Rocket Stage from ISS Crew Launch

Photo: Roscosmos
Photo: Roscosmos

The third stage of the Soyuz Rocket that helped boost the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft into orbit re-entered the atmosphere this weekend, four days after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and dispatching Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko & Shane Kimbrough into orbit for a four-and-a-half-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

NORAD ID: 41821
Origin: Russia/CIS
Object: SL-4 Rocket Body
Type: Block I, Soyuz FG 3rd Stage
Mass: 2,355kg
Inclination: 51.6°
Launched: October 19, 2016 – 08:05:14 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
Launch Site: 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Re-Entry Prediction: October 23, 2016 – 3:51 UTC +/-2 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Belarus/Ukraine

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