Tacsat 3

Tacsat 3

Object Description

Type: Tacsat 3
Int’l Designation: 2009 028A
Launched: 19 MAY 2009 @ 23:55 UTC
Site: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, VA (MARS) LP-0B
Mission: Technology Demonstrator


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 30 APR 2012 23:06 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 30 APR 2012 17:25:40.386 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.