Russia Unveils New System to Detect Rocket Fragments

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Russia will start operating the advanced spotting system this year to detect falling rocket fragments. The system was developed at the Khrunichev Research and Production Center to spot impact areas of the Angara carrier rocket parts. This statement was made by a source in the Aerospace Defence Forces.

“We consider the possibility of using the new spotting system at the Kura test range on the Kamchatka peninsula during tests and training launches of ballistic missiles,” the source pointed out.

“Operating autonomously, the modules of one station contact one another via a radio channel, determine the fragment’s flight path and an impact area, after which a module of the station transmits data to the Orlan unmanned aerial vehicle. It is planned to deploy three to five stations, with a distance between them being 80-100 km, in order to determine the coordinates of impact areas with the highest accuracy,” the source concluded.

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Posted on October 1, 2014, in Space Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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