Explorer 8

Explorer 8

Object Description

Type: Explorer 8
Int’l Designation: 1960-014A
Launched: 03 NOV 1960 @ 05:16 UTC
Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Mission: Explorer 8


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 28 MAR 2012 04:36 UTC ± 4 hours
Prediction Epoch: 27 MAR 2012 14:07:08.138 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:  


Explorer 8


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.