Wreckage discovered near Baikonur is no spacecraft: Mussabayev 08 ноября 2013, 19:54
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The wrecks found in Kyzyorda Oblast in southern Kazakhstan do not belong to any space equipment, Tengrinews reports citing to the Head of the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan Talgat Mussabayev as saying today.
"I am positively sure that the wrecks have nothing to do with rocket or other space equipment. In the other words, these are not the rockets or equipment that were launched from Baikonur," Mussabayev said answering questions after his meeting with students of the Eurasian National University in Astana.
The fragments resembling a wrecks of a spacecraft were found three kilometers from Kozhabaky village in Kyzylorda Oblast in southern Kazakhstan. The site was cordoned and a team of the Emergency Situations Department was dispatched.
There was a version that the fragments belong to the Dnepr rocket launched in 2006 from Baikonur Cosmodrome that crashed shortly after the launch.
Kazakhstan experts have already checked the spacecraft wreckage and the place of its discovery near Baikonur Cosmodrome and found no excessive radiation there.
By Renat Tashkinbayev