Cosmos 2261

Cosmos 2261

Object Description

Type: Satellite
Int’l Designation: 1993-051A
Launched: 10 AUG 1993 @ 13:53:45 UTC
Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Mission: Early Warning Satellite


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 31 DEC 2012 @ 11:29 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch: 31 DEC 2012 @ 02:09:04.531 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.