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
Saturn V Stage 2/Skylab USA 43,200 Jan. 11, 1975 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