CZ-2D Rocket Body

Object Description

Type: CZ-2D R/B
Int’l Designation: 2012-073B
Launched: 18 DEC 2012 @ 16:13 UTC
Site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
Mission: Gokturk 2 optical imaging satellite


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 31 DEC 2012 @ 04:29 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 30 DEC 2012 @ 22:58:14.946 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.