Over the Pacific ocean burned a satellite of the USSR

Над Тихим океаном сгорел спутник СССР

Astrophysical satellite “Prognoz-6” made in the USSR burned over the Pacific ocean, completing all assigned tasks.

This information appeared on the official Internet portal of the System of control of outer space of the United States, according to Mirkosmosa.

The spacecraft was somewhere over New Zealand, when I reached the dense layers of earth’s atmosphere, where he found his death. It is noted that some of the destroyed probe could fall on land.

Soviet satellite “Prognoz-6” was sent into orbit 42 years ago with the help of four-stage launch vehicle of the middle class “Lightning”, which started from the site of the legendary Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.