OPS 8180

OPS 8180

Object Description

Type: Satellite
Int’l Designation: 1972-076A
Launched: 02 OCT 1972 @ 20:10 UTC
Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base
Mission: RADCAT


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 02 AUG 2012 08:45 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 02 AUG 2012 03:51:26.166 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:


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.