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Space vehicle fragments found in Aktobe rgn identified as geophysical rocket, Defense Ministry

15 January 2020 12:34

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - According to preliminary data of the joint Kazakh-Russian commission, rocket fragments found in the Aktobe region are identified as a geophysical rocket, Kazinform reports citing the official website of the Kazakh Defense Ministry.

The commission has carried out radiation background measurements, sampling of soil and precipitation in the form of snow. According to the statement, the wreckage does not pose a threat to either the environment or the residents of Aktobe region. The dose rate of gamma radiation does not exceed the natural radiation background of the area.

It bears to remind that on January 9, 2020 fragments of a rocket fell down on the territory of Aktobe region during a routine exercise of the Russian Defense Ministry’s test center.