A tarnishing fireball speckled in a skies over Nevada and California Tuesday night was Russian space debris, U.S. invulnerability officials said.
U.S. Strategic Command pronounced a light was caused by a Russian SL-4 rocket physique that reentered a atmosphere somewhere above Arizona during around 7:08 p.m. MT (9:08 p.m. ET).
The Joint Space Operation Center had been tracking a rocket body, along with 16,000 other objects, Strategic Command orator Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell pronounced in a statement. He referred other inquiries to a Russian Federal Space Agency.
The rocket was launched on Monday, Strategic Command said.
The light was speckled south of Las Vegas and in a eastern sky from Southern California, and reportedly as distant north in California as Bakersfield and Sacramento.
The light was seen tarnishing opposite a sky before it seemed to mangle up.
It was different Tuesday night either a rocket physique survived re-entry or if it did, where it finished up, Strategic Command said.
On Nov. 7, an unannounced U.S. barb test dismissed from a submarine caused a tarnishing light that perplexed Californians and was seen as distant divided as Arizona. The Trident II (D5) barb was not armed, a Navy said.