Ariane 4 Stage 3

Object Description

Type: Ariane 4 Stage 3 Rocket Body
Int’l Designation: 1997 016C
Launched: 16 APR 1997 @ 23:08 UTC
Site: Centre Spatial Guyanais ELA-2
Mission: Thaicom 3 and BSat 1a


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 22 FEB 2012 @ 07:22 UTC ± 3 hours
Prediction Epoch: 22 FEB 2012 @ 20:25:49.000 UTC
Observed Reentry Time: 22 FEB 2012 @ 09:00 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:  


Ariane 4 Stage 3
Ariane 4 Stage 3_Impact


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)
Pink Icon – vicinity of eyewitness sighting
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.