Minotaur Rocket Body

Minotaur R/B

Object Description

Type: Minotaur R/B
Int’l Designation: 2011-029B
Launched: 30 JUN 2011 @ 03:09 UTC

Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, VA, LP-0B

Mission: USA 231


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 20 MAY 2012 03:47 UTC ± 3 hours
Prediction Epoch: 19 MAY 2012 16:26:47.949 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.