Military-air forces of the United States stated that the upper stage of the Russian carrier rocket exploded in space on may 8. Formed dozens of fragments.

The destruction of the tank “Fregat-SB” occurred on the morning of 8 may.

Tracked 65 debris is not related to a collision with another object, — quotes RIA Novosti message of the 18th squadron space surveillance USAF.

According to the publication, the destroyed tank debris, which has had international designation 2011-037B. Before the explosion, the object was in orbit with a minimum altitude of 422 kilometers and the maximum is 3606 miles.

Wrote Russian private company “Sputnix” planned in the fourth quarter of this year to launch into orbit five satellites, one of which belongs to Saudi Arabia.