The search for fragments of payload fairing and second stage of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” in the Viluy and Aldan regions of Yakutia was complicated by the abundance of snow and a temperature above zero. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the head of the Aldan district of Severina Pozdnyakova.
“This year is a lot of snow, much more than in previous years. And you know that there is snow glare. So there are some difficulties, but the search continues”, — he told.
According to Pozdnyakov, the experts took samples of the natural environments on the previously selected points in the area of falling of fragments of the rocket.
The melting snow also complicates the search of the fallen missile parts the forest in vilyuysky district, told the Agency Deputy head of the Ministry for development of civil society institutions of the Republic of Afanasy Yegorov, who also participated in the search.
“There is zero temperature — about 8-10 degrees. The snow is actively melting, and now there are many sites with black earth. And when flying over every time I think is a snag or this part. Visually it is very difficult to define”, — he explained.
The first launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome
C of the Vostochny space centre made the first start. The carrier rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a” has put into orbit three satellites: Lomonosov, AIST-2D” and SamSat-218.
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The carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with three satellites was launched from the Baikonur East in the Amur region on April 28 at 5:01 GMT. It put into orbit all satellites, at the moment communication with them already installed.
Later, the defense Ministry announced that the upper stage of the rocket fell from orbit and sunk in the Pacific ocean. As rasskazali Department, at 11:54 MSK injection module entered the Earth’s atmosphere, and after 10 minutes of unburned in the dense layers of the atmosphere fragments of the block fell within the calculated area of the Pacific ocean.