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Fragments a Fobos - the Ground fragments of the Russian companion " will fall to Pacific ocean

Tomorrow evening; a Fobos - the Ground will fall to Pacific ocean, predict in Russian Space Department.

Tomorrow evening fragments of the Russian companion a Fobos - the Ground will fall to Pacific ocean, predict in Russian Space Department.

the Predicted window of falling of the rests a Fobos - the Ground to the Earth it is defined by dates from January, 15 till January, 16th, with the central point - on January, 15th in 21. 51 Moscow time. A possible zone of falling in to a strip from 51,4 degrees of northern width to 51,4 degrees of southern latitude - transfers RIA Novosti news agency referring to Russian Space Department data.

As of January, 14th the space vehicle (KA) a Fobos - the Ground is in a circumterraneous elliptic orbit with parametres: apogee height (the maximum height) - 174,2 kilometres, perigee height (the minimum height) - 149,7 kilometres; Inclination - 51,44 degrees; a cycle time - 87,57 minutes.

Earlier it was informed that station fragments will fall to Afghanistan, then - to Madagascar, on Friday Russian Space Department has counted up that the station rests will fail in 16. 12 Moscow time near the Atlantic coast of the South America. On Saturday space department has established that a Fobos privodnitsja near Pacific coast of the South America.

about a place and time of the rests Russian Space Department explained Changes of the data reduction of height of an orbit of station, solar activity and an atmosphere condition.

a Fobos - the Ground - the Russian automatic interplanetary station first for 15 years intended for delivery of samples of a ground from the companion of Mars. After start on November, 9th, 2011 mid-flight impellent installation of station has not joined and could not translate the device on a flight trajectory to Mars. The probe remained in a low circumterraneous orbit and gradually loses height.

Lump a Fobos - the Ground makes 13,5 tons from which 11 tons are necessary on fuel components. According to Russian Space Department, a terrestrial surface can reach nearby 20 - 30 fragments of the space vehicle in lump no more than 200 kgs. Toxic fuel - dimetilgidrazin - will burn down in atmosphere dense beds at height approximately 100 kilometres, the Russian experts are assured.