Falcon 9 Rocket Body

Falcon 9 Rocket Body

Object Description

Type: Falcon 9 R/B
Int’l Designation: 2012-054C
Launched: 08 OCT 2012 @ 00:35 UTC
Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Mission: Orbcomm OG2 Communications satellite


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 11 Oct 2012 16:53 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch: 11 Oct 2012 08:21:43.002 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.