MAQSAT B-2/Ariane 5

Object Description

Type: Rocket Body
Int’l Designation: 2005-005B
Launched: 12 FEB 2005 @ 21:23 UTC
Site: Centre Spatial Guyanais
Mission: Test payload, qualification flight of Ariane 5 ECA


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 03 DEC 2012 @ 05:15 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 03 DEC 2012 @ 01:50:23.933 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.