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

Photo: RSC Energia
Photo: RSC Energia

The third stage of the Soyuz Rocket that helped boost the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft into orbit re-entered the atmosphere this weekend, three days after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and dispatching Anatoli Ivanishin, Takuya Onishi and Kate Rubins into orbit for a four-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

NORAD ID: 41640
Origin: Russia/CIS
Object: SL-4 Rocket Body
Type: Block I, Soyuz FG 3rd Stage
Mass: 2,355kg
Inclination: 51.6°
Launched: July 7, 2015 – 01:36 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
Launch Site: 1/5 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Re-Entry Prediction: July 10, 2015 – 4:41 UTC +/-1 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Belarus/Ukraine

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