November 12, 2012 16:16
Over one hundred Briz-M fragments litter circum-terrestrial space
MOSCOW. Nov 12 (Interfax-AVN) - The number of fragments, which littered circum-terrestrial (near Earth) space after the explosion of the Briz-M rocket stage, has topped a hundred, the United States Strategic Command's (USSTRATCOM) Web site said.
As of November 12, U.S. specialists have located and catalogued 110 fragments of the Russian booster responsible for the unsuccessful launch of the Express-MD2 and Telkom-3 satellites in August.
The booster spontaneously broke apart in orbit on October 16.
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