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The block of fuel tanks "Frigate-SB" in an explosion in space collapsed into dozens of fragments

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The block of fuel tanks "Frigate-SB" in an explosion in space collapsed into dozens of fragments

Information on the emergency with the Frigate-SB upper stage has been confirmed. Representatives of the state corporation "Roskosmos" reported the destruction of the dumped block of fuel tanks "Frigate".


It is stated that the information is confirmed by the data of an automated warning system about dangerous situations.

The destruction of the fuel tanks occurred on the morning of May 8. The Frigate tanks were in orbit, the parameters of which are defined as 3606 per 422 km.

It is noteworthy that one of the first about the explosion of tanks "Frigate-SB" was reported by representatives of the American unit involved in the control of outer space. This unit belongs to the 18th squadron of the US Air Force.

According to recent reports, the explosion led to the fact that the fuel tanks broke up into dozens of parts (from 60 to 70 fragments).

At the moment, as noted in "Roskosmos", there is a process of a detailed study of the parameters of the orbits of these fragments. Specialists should also establish the degree of danger that these fragments pose to spacecraft in their orbits.

"Frigate-SB" - a modification of the upper stage with dumped tanks. The mass of working fuel in such a RB is 3100 kg.

Acceleration block "Frigate-SB":

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  1. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 10 May 2020 16: 06 New
    33
    This detachable fuel block has flown in space since July 2011, when it was separated when the Spectra-R was launched into orbit.
    1. Dreamboat
      Dreamboat 10 May 2020 22: 51 New
      +9
      News agencies do not pay attention to the fact that this tank has been shot from the upper stage for 9 years and that this is generally a common occurrence for space debris.
    2. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 11 May 2020 04: 07 New
      0
      Quote: Sky Strike fighter
      This detachable fuel block has flown in space since July 2011, when it was separated when the Spectra-R was launched into orbit.

      entertaining what for during this
      It is noteworthy that one of the first

      clearly sarcastically write ... "amazing" that he supposedly does not know any information on this "incident" !!! wassat
  2. prior
    prior 10 May 2020 16: 07 New
    -14
    Roscosmos urgently needs Jamshuts to clean up the fragments of Fregat’s fuel tanks in space.
    1. Andy
      Andy 10 May 2020 16: 16 New
      -2
      Rogozin send a trampoline
      1. prior
        prior 10 May 2020 16: 19 New
        -2
        Well, which of Rogozin is a janitor ?! Do not tell the gasturbiter.
        1. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 10 May 2020 16: 27 New
          -2
          Quote: prior
          Well, which of Rogozin is a janitor ?! Do not tell the gasturbiter.

          So let them teach! Maybe it will be good, eh?
        2. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 10 May 2020 16: 53 New
          -13
          Quote: prior
          Well, which of Rogozin is a janitor ?! Do not tell the gasturbiter.

          In 2005, he was not so confused by his attempts to “cleanse”:
        3. Naughty
          Naughty 10 May 2020 18: 32 New
          -6
          That's for sure! here you need pros from Tajikistan
      2. loki565
        loki565 10 May 2020 16: 36 New
        39
        And what about Rogozin? When he came to Roscosmos, this block has been hanging in space for about 7 years)))
        1. Interlocutor
          Interlocutor 10 May 2020 16: 58 New
          39
          smile Exactly. But they do not care. They need a culprit, and besides Ragozin they know no one else.
          1. knn54
            knn54 10 May 2020 17: 42 New
            +3
            Interlocutor: besides Ragozin, they know no one else.
            "He (Rogozin) said we have arrived."
            If there were any fuel components left, the tank would have exploded not in nine years, but much earlier. There was most likely an external impact.
            1. bk316
              bk316 10 May 2020 22: 57 New
              +7
              External impact, most likely, was.

              The question is debatable, but what
              except Ragozin they know no one else

              It is a fact
      3. Sasha Minakov
        Sasha Minakov 10 May 2020 17: 35 New
        -4
        On the topic is there something to say? Of course no. Ukrainian.
      4. Revolver
        Revolver 11 May 2020 00: 11 New
        +2
        Quote: Andy
        Rogozin send a trampoline

        Into the space? You can’t. No. In the best case for you, you can send it along that intimate-pedestrian route, the exact name of which the moderators do not miss. request And then it is doubtful what will go.
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 11 May 2020 05: 47 New
      0
      Striped ones themselves will be removed, Dshamshutam must pay. lol
  3. martin-159
    martin-159 10 May 2020 16: 16 New
    +4
    It would be more correct to learn such news not from the enemy.
    1. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 11 May 2020 04: 26 New
      -4
      Quote: martin-159
      It would be more correct to learn such news not from the enemy.

      what you something from this "news" what ?? !!! fool laughing
  4. kamui91
    kamui91 10 May 2020 16: 16 New
    +1
    It is not completely clear - how did it explode if there seems to be pressure relief after separation?
    1. ohka_new
      ohka_new 10 May 2020 16: 25 New
      +1
      C500 test reports reported ...
      1. PN
        PN 10 May 2020 16: 44 New
        +1
        Or maybe Peresvet ... The remaining fuel ignited, hence the explosion. Well it is, a hypothesis, no more ...
  5. stalki
    stalki 10 May 2020 16: 18 New
    -1
    It is noteworthy that amers ... were the first to report. But what about without a woman's scream laughing
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 10 May 2020 17: 08 New
      +7
      That's the whole point. Who's the loudest screams to keep the thief? The thief himself. Perhaps this is somehow connected with the experiments of the American unmanned spacecraft Boeing X-37B?
      The American spacecraft returned to Earth, potentially capable of launching rockets in orbit and from orbit, as well as scattering microsatellites to disable other people's spacecraft. This opinion was expressed by Constantinople, some experts closely monitoring military topics. From their point of view, the American unmanned spacecraft Boeing X-37B, which returned to earth after almost 780 days in space (since September 7, 2017), has everything to become the prototype of the future orbital fighter-bomber.


      These experiments themselves are conducted under the auspices of the United States Air Force and DARPA Advanced Military Research Agency in the interests of the US Air Force and DARPA Agency.

      https://m.tsargrad.tv/articles/chto-dva-goda-delal-na-orbite-amerikanskij-chelnok-boeing-h-37v_224137
      1. stalki
        stalki 10 May 2020 20: 39 New
        +1
        Also, such a thought came to my mind, did not voice. Not sure about this option, but anything is possible.
    2. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 10 May 2020 21: 20 New
      -5
      Quote: stalki
      But what about without a woman's scream

      By the way, it is believed that we are the ones who most litter in orbit. Doubtful achievement.
      1. stalki
        stalki 10 May 2020 22: 37 New
        11
        Yes, only we litter most, only we threaten everyone, only we drink most, only we oppressed and conquered everyone, only we who are not rational oppress Pido rights ... in, etc., only we are backward barbarians, only in Russia does not understand what real crap ... is moratia. Only the Russians do not understand that all that we have is not ours, it was all invented for us and we should be grateful to the rest of the world for this. Well, Yoshkin cat, well, everyone knows this nonsense by heart.
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 10 May 2020 22: 40 New
          -5
          Quote: stalki
          these nonsense everyone knows.

          Can you give a refutation from Roskosmos that we do not litter most?
          1. stalki
            stalki 10 May 2020 22: 44 New
            +9
            And can you give confirmation, present, from the Saxons, or from ours, with the calculation of statistical data, which would prove even a drop of your beliefs? No fakes pliz. Only bare data, preferably certified by an official resource. So that here everyone believes.
          2. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 10 May 2020 22: 47 New
            -3
            The answer to this question was provided by the British company RS Components, which named the five most trashing countries ...
            According to the published infographic, the amount of debris of space debris located in the orbit of our planet is approaching 30 thousand units. Almost half of this figure, namely 14 fixed parts of space debris, belongs to Russia. In second place are the United States. Due to the fault of this country, 403 pieces of space debris of various sizes are drifting in the Earth’s orbit. The third place of the most littering country in space belongs to China - 8734 parts. France and India account for 4688 and 994 parts, respectively.

            https://3dnews.ru/1010552?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fyandex.ru%2Fnews
          3. bk316
            bk316 10 May 2020 23: 09 New
            +5
            Can you give a refutation from Roskosmos that we do not litter most?

            Well, actually, in a decent society, it’s first customary to prove the allegations and not their rebuttals.
            Your link is obviously not proof.
            I'm not saying what the article says. "Criteria for attributing garbage to a particular country have not been announced"
            But in addition, there is no link to the source, instead a link to the root of the site with gadget reviews (digital trends). And in the text there is a link to the RS component, which also has no relation to the observation of near-Earth space.
            1. Mordvin 3
              Mordvin 3 10 May 2020 23: 13 New
              -3
              Quote: bk316
              Your link is obviously not proof.

              Actually, the first time that most of the garbage belongs to us, I read many years ago in an interview with Leonov, and I don’t remember exactly where exactly.
              1. slipped
                slipped 11 May 2020 00: 18 New
                +6
                Quote: mordvin xnumx
                in an interview with Leonov, and where exactly - I don’t remember anymore.


                The USSR launched many and often, due to the low active life of the then satellites. Most of the rubbish remains from that time. As for the explosions of the booster stage tanks, they all happen periodically - for example, this year in February a Cyclone rocket stage exploded, and last year the Arian rocket stage fell apart in the summer, and the Americans had similar destruction before.
      2. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 11 May 2020 04: 35 New
        +2
        Quote: Mordvin 3
        Incidentally, it is believed

        with such wagging and fake molding !!! fool laughing
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 11 May 2020 06: 05 New
          -3
          Quote: Nikolai the Greek
          with such wagging and fake molding !!!

          Ah, Greek ... Did you find Cancer? Expert opinion is fake for you too?
          Quote: slipped
          The USSR launched a lot and often, due to the low period of active existence of the then satellites. Most of the trash left over from that time.
          1. Nikolai Grek
            Nikolai Grek 11 May 2020 16: 15 New
            +4
            Quote: mordvin xnumx
            Quote: Nikolai the Greek
            with such wagging and fake molding !!!

            Ah, Greek ... Did you find Cancer? Expert opinion is fake for you too?
            Quote: slipped
            The USSR launched a lot and often, due to the low period of active existence of the then satellites. Most of the trash left over from that time.

            what "famous" "specialist" in narrow circles ??? !!! wassat laughing
  6. Dart2027
    Dart2027 10 May 2020 16: 18 New
    +7
    Not very clear, but what's the problem?
    1. prior
      prior 10 May 2020 16: 24 New
      +1
      As I understand it, there was one potentially dangerous object for space satellites, now there are 70 of them.
      1. Dart2027
        Dart2027 10 May 2020 16: 30 New
        +6
        Quote: prior
        there was one potentially dangerous object for space satellites, now there are 70 of them

        I mean what is the point of the article. Well, some piece of iron in orbit fell apart so what? With the same success, one can write about every small meteorite that has always been enough.
        1. Avior
          Avior 10 May 2020 17: 14 New
          0
          It didn’t fall apart - in this case the wreckage would fly in heaps, and it exploded - the wreckage scattered
        2. Piramidon
          Piramidon 10 May 2020 17: 39 New
          +1
          Quote: Dart2027
          Well, some piece of iron in orbit fell apart so what?

          And so that you know before flying into space that there are more of these pieces of iron and that you observe the speed limit.
          1. Dart2027
            Dart2027 10 May 2020 18: 23 New
            +3
            Quote: Piramidon
            And so you know before flying into space

            For those who need to know this by occupation, this may be of interest, but I do not understand why to write an article about this.
            1. Nikolai Grek
              Nikolai Grek 11 May 2020 04: 41 New
              +2
              Quote: Dart2027
              Quote: Piramidon
              And so you know before flying into space

              For those who need to know this by occupation, this may be of interest, but I do not understand why to write an article about this.

              so that once again the pseudo-communists watered Russia with a well-known substance !!! wink This time, surprisingly, they received mostly well-deserved ratings for their comments !!! laughing
              1. Dart2027
                Dart2027 11 May 2020 06: 29 New
                +2
                Quote: Nikolai the Greek
                so that once again the pseudo-communists watered Russia with a well-known substance

                It looks like it.
                1. Nikolai Grek
                  Nikolai Grek 11 May 2020 16: 18 New
                  +4
                  Quote: Dart2027
                  Quote: Nikolai the Greek
                  so that once again the pseudo-communists watered Russia with a well-known substance

                  It looks like it.

                  they can’t live without it !! request wassat any article will be reduced to this !! fool you see, in this article everyone already could not stand their constant get along about Rogozin !!! recourse lol
        3. Simargl
          Simargl 11 May 2020 18: 54 New
          0
          Quote: Dart2027
          With the same success, one can write about every small meteorite that has always been enough.
          The problem is that many small meteorites cross satellite orbits once, and debris many times, including the orbit of the ISS.
          The second question is why it collapsed?
          Shot down?
          And the answer launches another avalanche of questions.
    2. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 10 May 2020 16: 59 New
      +4
      But there is no problem. I flew to myself, garbage flew. Exploded. (Well, something fell into him, or himself) An article was born. And then huskies, disputes, din.
  7. Roman1970_1
    Roman1970_1 10 May 2020 16: 23 New
    -6
    Well these pests are Americans. They will drill and mine
  8. donavi49
    donavi49 10 May 2020 16: 23 New
    +7
    By the way, it’s strange why there was nothing about the Chinese launch? They overcame. Complete success test flight. From output to landing + a number of experiments, including the world's third-largest 3D printer in zero gravity.
    https://twitter.com/horobeyo/status/1258728669234622465



    And they also have their own DT-30, only Chinese.

  9. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 10 May 2020 16: 25 New
    +6
    We flew our tanks, flew, and not "since yesterday", and then suddenly they took it and exploded, in an airless space. Why would you? Maybe they experienced something demonstratively. Again, the Americans were the first to report, again defiantly somehow ... I don't say anything, but I would like qualified plausible explanations, otherwise it is suspiciously somehow
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 10 May 2020 16: 41 New
      0
      Could the remaining fuel be warmed up by the sun? I wonder how often such explosions happen? Maybe some kind of laser was tested from a satellite?
      The explosion of the tank of the Russian upper stage Fregat-SB was announced earlier on May 10 by the 18th squadron of space control of the US Air Force. According to the American side, the explosion occurred on May 8 between 07:02 and 08:51 Moscow time. The tank exploded into 65 debris. It is clarified that the incident is not associated with a collision with another object. The destroyed tank is numbered 37756 in the U.S. military catalog of space objects and the international designation is 2011-037B.

      https://m.lenta.ru/news/2020/05/10/kosmos/
    2. Polymer
      Polymer 10 May 2020 19: 37 New
      +1
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      We flew our tanks, flew, and not "since yesterday", and then suddenly took and exploded, in an airless space

      No other violation of TB! Smoking in the wrong place, for example ... or a short circuit due to bugs ...
  10. Ham
    Ham 10 May 2020 16: 27 New
    +3
    But why are you boiling because of the explosion of the shot-up accelerating stage dangling in orbit, God knows from what time?
    so that the local "generals" would start tyfkat and force?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 10 May 2020 16: 29 New
      +2
      Cloud of fragments. In theory, a piece the size of a coin can make a huge emergency on the ISS with the likely loss of the station (or its temporary abandonment) or kill a large 3-5t satellite. wink

      Therefore, now the capacities of the 18th squadron, NASA, and MCC are working on the analysis and calculation of the flight of a cloud of fragments. If something goes into a collision, it is necessary to correct it in advance.
      1. Ham
        Ham 10 May 2020 16: 32 New
        +6
        donkeys there and without an explosion nemeryany ... and is added with each launch ... well, another + 65 (as they write) and what? Or is it just that these are "wrong" Russian fragments?
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 10 May 2020 16: 37 New
          +3
          Not millions of fragments are dangerous, but those that intersect with satellites / spacecraft. Then new 60-70 fragments appeared, judging by the news in an explosive way. They need to be evaluated, to build orbits. If a piece of a tank from an exploded module goes along a trajectory, then it is more dangerous than all those thousands of tons of garbage that hang in predicted orbits and gradually burn out in the atmosphere.

          Well, it's like an analogy with an asteroid. Millions of them fly to themselves, from those already found. However, if a new one is found or an orbital deviation is found, then it is immediately assessed, calculated, news is made in the style of "An asteroid the size of a City flies to the Earth, in 2022 exactly EVERYTHING !! 11" and in the news body the probability of collision is 1 in 1556000
    2. Dikson
      Dikson 10 May 2020 16: 31 New
      -3
      And they tested on him anti-satellite weapons most likely .. and the whole story .. the same Americans and shot most likely .. for demonstration and for intimidation ..
      1. Ham
        Ham 10 May 2020 16: 34 New
        +3
        Well, in order to "intimidate" it was possible to shoot down some kind of out of order satellite (like the Chinese) and brag to the whole world ...
      2. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 10 May 2020 19: 05 New
        +2
        In Rosskosmos already announced that a typical situation and nothing special
        1. Dikson
          Dikson 11 May 2020 06: 14 New
          -2
          How many "typical" situations with explosions in space do you remember? When did something explode not when entering the dense layers of the atmosphere, but in near-earth space? And how many more such "typical" explosions of "Frigates" do we have to do? It is a pity that for Roscosmos it has become a typical situation when something explodes here ... either at the start, or during separation, or just in orbit ..
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 11 May 2020 08: 24 New
            0
            Moscow. 9th of September. INTERFAX.RU - The Russian military satellite-photo reconnaissance "Kosmos-2495", launched into orbit in May, exploded over US territory, according to American media.

            Well, Frigates quite typically explode if complete passivation is not carried out. (Fuel drain, battery discharge, etc.)
          2. Nikolai Grek
            Nikolai Grek 11 May 2020 16: 23 New
            +4
            Quote: Dikson
            How many "typical" situations with explosions in space do you remember?

            and then the Americans about their explosions directly blow the whole world !!! fool wassat
  11. Kuroneko
    Kuroneko 10 May 2020 16: 31 New
    +4
    Along the way, the most gorgeous (who did not look - hammer on Marvel, this thing is orders of magnitude smarter and cooler), but so far only hypothetically possible the anime series PLANETES (about space debris cleaners) has every chance in the coming decades to become truly prophetic.
  12. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 10 May 2020 16: 34 New
    +1
    Such things themselves do not explode for no reason. One question is who?
    1. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika 10 May 2020 16: 45 New
      -3
      NATO soldiers naturally soldier
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 10 May 2020 16: 47 New
        +2
        Like these ones?))
        1. abvgdeika
          abvgdeika 10 May 2020 17: 03 New
          +1
          Yes, everyone is afraid to lie soldier
          1. Lord of the Sith
            Lord of the Sith 10 May 2020 17: 04 New
            +1
            Rather lie, wallow in laughter laughing
            1. abvgdeika
              abvgdeika 10 May 2020 17: 14 New
              +1
              That is, you still have to lie laughing
  13. bars1
    bars1 10 May 2020 16: 34 New
    +3
    Quote: KVU-NSVD
    We flew our tanks, flew, and not "since yesterday", and then suddenly took and exploded, in an airless space

    IMHO, information war. The main thing was that the tanks of the Russian frigate exploded. And do not care that they fly there from the shaggy 2011. Like, spoons were found, but the sediment remained. "
  14. G. Georgiev
    G. Georgiev 10 May 2020 16: 46 New
    -4
    Indeed, who blew it up. The Americans were the first to register this and report it. There is no such. China will not dare, and there is no other technology besides rocket technology (which would have been immediately noticed from the very beginning of the launch). Russia has small maneuverable satellites of the Inspector class, with a module for firing. There is also a 3 MW ground-based Peresvet laser. The conclusion is clear.
  15. bogart047
    bogart047 10 May 2020 17: 46 New
    -7
    the one who designed and tested it - I’ve felled for a year or two, to think about the mistakes
  16. rocket757
    rocket757 10 May 2020 17: 57 New
    +2
    The Earth’s orbit will have to be cleaned, perhaps even soon.
  17. 1536
    1536 10 May 2020 18: 13 New
    +1
    How useful the Energia-Buran program would be now, of course, in more than 40 years, which has undergone changes and development. We could fly up to this tank, and to the Spectrum-R itself, fix something, remove it from orbit, return it to Earth. Fiction? Probably. The only pity is that those who do not believe in science fiction are constantly trying to ditch reality.
    1. Servisinzhener
      Servisinzhener 10 May 2020 18: 30 New
      0
      Unfortunately, nothing would have happened.
      First, you need the satellite to be initially designed for repair in space. But Spectrum-R was not designed for this.
      Secondly. The maximum height Buran could climb was about 1000 km. And the minimum flight height of the Spectra-RG is 10651 km.
      1. viktor_ui
        viktor_ui 11 May 2020 13: 32 New
        -1
        Hubl, at one time, it was also not designed to repair its optics ... but after all, they found a technical solution, repaired ... awesome pictures for decades as a result. The Hubble team and everyone who participated in the rescue project worked just brilliantly. For bad dancers, everything is different and everything is in the way. Personnel decide EVERYTHING.
  18. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 10 May 2020 18: 59 New
    -1
    probably could not do without anti-satellite weapons ... checked its performance ...
  19. APASUS
    APASUS 10 May 2020 20: 17 New
    -1
    Did this tank hang out in space for ten years and suddenly exploded on its own? And why would it, and the Americans were watching him closely, ten years after he became garbage, that something does not meet
  20. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 10 May 2020 21: 09 New
    +2
    Even without reading the comments, I predict that the conversation will be blaming on Rogozin. God, how predictable you are.
  21. veritas
    veritas 10 May 2020 22: 39 New
    -3
    Punctures in the department of Rogozin are already familiar.
    1. slipped
      slipped 11 May 2020 00: 24 New
      +4
      Quote: veritas
      Punctures in the department of Rogozin are already familiar.


      what are these punctures? lol it was a salute on Victory Day, but you did not understand
  22. Charik
    Charik 11 May 2020 02: 47 New
    -1
    why again about this, the first to report
  23. Normal ok
    Normal ok 11 May 2020 03: 08 New
    -2
    I remember the poem of 1986: "... and now our peaceful atom is cursing the whole of Europe."
  24. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 11 May 2020 03: 49 New
    -1
    Quote: Sky Strike fighter
    This detachable fuel block has flown in space since July 2011, when it was separated when the Spectra-R was launched into orbit.

    It’s hard to search for information, but they exploded, according to the same Amer service, much earlier, it is not clear why this question is raised right now. We are waiting for a statement about the damage to Amer’s satellites.
  25. slipped
    slipped 11 May 2020 11: 34 New
    +2
    Today or tomorrow night, an uncontrolled stage of the Chinese rocket "Great March - 5B" weighing more than 20 tons will crash to the Earth. This is comparable to the fall of the Salyut-7 station at one time. Or the shuttle Columbia.



    This huge fool is now in an orbit of 146 x 215 km and continues to fall. Someone is lucky.
  26. Carnifexx
    Carnifexx 11 May 2020 13: 25 New
    0
    https://naked-science.ru/article/cosmonautics/stupen-evropeyskoy-rakety Злые американцы оговаривают не только Россию, проксивар против всех!
    Seriously, the fuel needs to be burned up, unnecessary CONTROLLED is brought from orbit, so rationally and simply politely. This applies to all: Russia, USA, EU, China ...