Object Description

Type: ROSAT Satellite
Int’l Designation: 1990 049A
Launched: 01 JUN 1990 @ 21:48 UTC
Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station LC-17A
Mission: Röntgen X-ray observatory


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 23 OCT 2011 @ 03:16 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch: 22 OCT 2011 @ 22:54:52.648 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:


ROSAT Satellite


Yellow Icon – location of object at predicted reentry time
Orange Line – area of visibility at the predicted reentry time for a ground observer
Blue Line – ground track uncertainty prior to predicted reentry time (ticks at 5-minute intervals)
Yellow Line – ground track uncertainty after predicted reentry time (ticks at 5-minute intervals)
White Line – day/night divider at predicted reentry time (Sun location shown by White Icon)
Note: Possible reentry locations lie anywhere along the blue and yellow ground track.

NOTICE: The materials about Upcoming Reentries are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for specific technical advice or opinions related to your particular facts and circumstances.