9 years later, the Russian rocket fuel tank suddenly exploded in space: a lot of debris.

Recently, according tomedia reports, the Russian space agency confirmed that in 2011 after the launch mission, the launch vehicle above the “Fregart-SB” fuel tank has been floating in orbit. Nine years later, the “Fregart-SB” fuel tank suddenly exploded in space on May 8th, producing 65 pieces of debris.

9 years later, the Russian rocket fuel tank suddenly exploded in space: a lot of debris.

Earlier on May 10, the U.S. Air Force’s 18th Space Surveillance Squadron tweeted that it had found the “Fregart-SB” fuel tank exploding and producing 65 pieces of debris. The fuel tank was on a track with a minimum of 422 km and a maximum of 3606 km before the explosion.

It is worth noting, however, that the accident was not caused by a collision with other objects, and it is not clear what caused the explosion. Russia is tracking the trajectory of the debris to assess whether it will affect other spacecraft.

9 years later, the Russian rocket fuel tank suddenly exploded in space: a lot of debris.

It is reported that the fuel tank is the “Fregart-SB” above a group of throwout slots, when the satellite into orbit, exhausted fuel and then separated, and then has been floating in orbit.