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News | June 27, 2024

Press Release: Break-up of Russian-owned space object

U.S. Space Command

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  Jun. 27, 2024                                           Release No. 2024-06-27

Break-up of Russian-owned space object

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Space Command can confirm the break-up of RESURS-P1 (#39186), a Russian-owned decommissioned satellite, that occurred in low-Earth orbit on 26 June 2024 at approximately 1000 MT (1600 UTC) resulting in over 100 pieces of trackable debris.

USSPACECOM has observed no immediate threats and is continuing to conduct routine conjunction assessments to support the safety and sustainability of the space domain. As such, USSPACECOM has notified commercial, governmental, Allied and Partner organizations via, to include Russia as the satellite owner.

Media queries should be sent to U.S. Space Command Public Affairs Office at 719-554-3478 or