CZ-3A Rocket Body

Common Name

Object Description

Type: CZ-3A R/B
Int’l Designation: 2011-073B
Launched: 01 DEC 2011 @ 21:07 UTC
Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Mission: BEIDOU IGSO 5


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 07 JUL 2012 23:27 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch: 07 JUL 2012 16:15:12.144 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.