A Russian rocket used to launch a scientific satellite into space after nine years in orbit, leaving dozens of pieces of space debris around the Earth. Fregat-SB A kind of space locomotive, which left its top floating stage after it helped connect the satellite Spektr-R In 2011, according to the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos.
According to the British “Daily Mail” website, either Spektr-R It is a wireless telescope launched by the Russian Space Agency but stopped responding to ground control last year, and announced its death in May 2019.
Roscosmos confirmed that the missile crash occurred on May 8 between 06:00 and 07:00 GMT somewhere over the Indian Ocean / and the Russian Space Agency is studying data to find out how many parts it has disintegrated and where it is currently orbiting the planet.
Say the swarm of space control US18 That tracks all objects in Earth’s orbit that there are at least 65 pieces of the rocket in orbit.
Wrote US18 On Twitter: “Your breakup has been confirmed FREGAT DEB On May 8, 2020, between 0402 and 0551 UTC, Track 65 linked pieces – No collision indication. “
Space debris has become a major problem for agencies and gets worse every time something new is launched into orbit where there is always something behind, in which case the upper stage of the missile was used to launch a space telescope.
Parts of launch vehicles are a major contributor to the problem of space chaos, as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics says it contributes to space debris when it does not have enough power to get rid of its orbit.
Orbiting the orbits will allow the parts of the rocket to retract through the Earth’s atmosphere as they will burn and be destroyed before reaching Earth, and space objects such as the upper stage of the missile are often destroyed by collisions with another object in orbit, for example, when two large satellites collide, producing hundreds of parts Small instead of two big things.
At the speeds at which these fragments revolve around the Earth, they pose a serious threat to satellites, spacecraft and even humans aboard the International Space Station.