The discharged fuel tank of the Russian upper stage “Fregat-SB” exploded in space, this is reported in Twitter of the 18th squadron space surveillance air force of the United States.
According to the division, tracking of artificial objects in earth orbit, the explosion occurred on may 8 between 7.02 and 8.51 in Kiev.
The accident tank split at least 65 debris. The cause of the explosion was not a collision with another space object specified in the U.S. air force.
#18SPCS confirmed that the breakup of the FREGAT DEB (TANK) (#37756, 2011-037B) occurred on May 8, 2020, and between 0402 0551 UTC. Tracking associated 65 pieces – no indication caused by collision. #spaceflightsafety #spacedebris
— 18 SPCS (@18SPCS) May 9, 2020