Largest Objects to Reenter


Object

Origin

Mass (kg)

Reentry Date

Reentry Mode

Mir

CIS

120,000

March 23, 2001

Controlled

Skylab

USA

69,000

Jul. 11, 1979

Uncontrolled

Salyut 7/Cosmos 1686

USSR

40,000

Feb. 7, 1991

Uncontrolled

Salyut 6/Cosmos 1267

USSR

35,000

Jul. 29, 1982

Controlled

Cosmos 557

USSR

19,400

May 22, 1973

Uncontrolled

Salyut 5

USSR

19,000

Aug. 8, 1977

Controlled

Salyut 1

USSR

18,900

Oct. 11, 1971

Controlled

Salyut 3

USSR

18,900

Jan. 24, 1975

Controlled

Salyut 4

USSR

18,900

Feb. 2, 1977

Controlled

Apollo SA-5 Nose Cone

USA

17,100

Apr. 30, 1966

Uncontrolled

Apollo SA-6 CSM BP-13

USA

16,900

Jun. 1, 1964

Uncontrolled

Apollo SA-7 CSM BP-15

USA

16,650

Sep. 22, 1964

Uncontrolled

Cosmos 929

USSR

15,000

Feb. 2, 1978

Controlled

Cosmos 1443

USSR

15,000

Sep. 19, 1983

Controlled

Compton GRO

USA

14,910

Jun. 4, 2000

Controlled