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Soviet-era rocket launched in 1980 makes re-entry, falls in Arctic region of Russia
23/02/2023 09:54 AM | Click to read full article
Rocket launches have been going on for decades. But what happens after a single-use rocket does its part? A Soviet-era rocket, or whatever remained of it, has finally returned to Earth after spending decades in orbit around the Earth. The one-and-a-half tonne Soviet Vostok-2M Blok E rocket was used to propel a surveillance satellite in 1980. The rocket made a re-entry in Earth's atmosphere and collapsed near Novoya Zemlya in the Arctic region of Russia.