1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    The photo basically shows what it is:
    Metabunk 2018-07-07 11-35-08.

    A bolted ring is a common feature on spaceships and rockets, as it provides a very strong seal with no corners. This one is reminiscent of another UFO that turned out to be a bit of a Chinese rocket:

    Another picture from that case should ring some bells with the current one:
    Metabunk 2018-07-07 11-39-28.

    Notice here the criss-crossing fibers, just like in the Russian case.
    Metabunk 2018-07-07 11-40-02.

    So what we have here looks like a human made carbon-fiber composite fuel tank - a high pressure container for liquid gas like hydrogen or oxygen. This is probably the top (i.e. the end opposite the nozzle)

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  2. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard Senior Member

    The report is dated today, July 7th 2018,

    So the best suspect would be this one...
    Info from - https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
  3. Hofnarr

    Hofnarr Member

    Nice Find Whitebeard.
    Its nothing new for russian rockets to end up on land somewhere (sometimes even in small towns) and there are people specialised to go and find those discarted stages and salvage whats useful.
    There's a documentation about this (and yeah.. the first space tourist) it was called "space tourists" and is from 2009.
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