In Vilyui district of Yakutia was found three large fragments of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a”, launched from the Baikonur East in the Amur region on April 28. The wreckage will be taken to Vilyuysk.
As reported IA YSIA head of districts of fall of the center of exploitation of ground space infrastructure Roscosmos Andrew Voronin, according to preliminary estimates, the recovered debris are fragments of one of the fuel tanks and instrument compartment. Fragments discovered at the points indicated by radar.
Search in the Viluy and Aldan districts of Yakutia headed by the Deputy head of FSUE “TsENKI” Oleg Dmitriev. In addition to the specialists of the Russian space Agency with participation by representatives of the Ministry of nature protection of Yakutia and municipalities Vilyui district. According to Oleg Dmitriev, a radar complex were recorded places of fall of seventeen objects, the coordinates of the twelve confirmed aerial photography.
In late April, it was reported that in Yakutia, in 94 km to the North-West of the village, Culican vilyuysky district, was discovered a fragment of the second stage of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a”.
The carrier rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a” with three satellites “Lomonosov, AIST-2D and SamSat-218 – was successfully launched from the Vostochny space centre on April 28. Immediately after the start fields falling in the territory of Yakutia and the Amur region began the search of spent rocket stages, which continued until 4 may. During this time, managed to find four pieces of the first stage in the Amur region and one of 17 fragments of the second stage, fallen into the Viliuisk district.
May 4-the search was suspended due to weather conditions. May 20 resumed work on the search head fairing in the Aldan district and the remaining fragments in Vilyui district of Yakutia. The search will continue until June 4.