Space junk burning up in Earth’s atmosphere over Johannesburg, South Africa

russian sl-4 rocket upper stage burning over south africa june 5 2022 darryn govender

Russian SL-4 rocket upper stage used for the Progress MS-20 ISS resupply mission on June 3, 2022, re-entered Earth’s orbit over Johannesburg, South Africa around 20:55 UTC (22:55 LT) on June 5.

Forecast for SL-4 R/B Reentry
Image credit: Satview

The object was seen burning up in the atmosphere and recorded by residents across the country.

Featured image credit: Darryn Govender

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