In Yakutia found the remains of the “Union”


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In the Aldan and Vilyui regions of Yakutia were found fragments of the rocket “Soyuz-2.1 b” was launched July 5 from the Baikonur East. It is reported by the Ministry of environment, natural resources and forestry of the Republic of Sakha.

The wreckage of the “Union” was found during a helicopter overflight. Experts found in the dense forests of the Aldan district two fragments of the sash of the head fairing, and the Viluy — three fragments of the second stage of the launch vehicle. Signs of fire were found, and do a search operation will resume July 8. Environmentalists also made the soil sampling at monitoring points and in areas of falling debris.

The launch took place on July 5 at 8:42 Moscow time. Conclusion 33 satellites in three different orbits will carry upper stage block “Frigate”. The average height of the orbit “Meteor-M” № 2-2 will reach 832 kilometers, and other devices 580 and 530 kilometers.

28 November 2017 hosted the launch of “Meteor-M” №2-1 and 18 other satellites, but the upper stage was not able to bring them into orbit. The head of the rocket burned up in the atmosphere, and its fragments sank in the Atlantic ocean.

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