Ariane 44L Rocket Body

Ariane 44L R/B

Object Description

Type: Ariane 44L Rocket Body
Int’l Designation: 1999-009C
Launched: 26 FEB 1999 @ 22:44 UTC
Site: Centre Spatial Guyanais ELA
Mission: ARABSAT 3A and SKYNET 4E communications satellites


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 11 FEB 2013 @ 07:09 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch:  11 FEB 2013 @ 04:16:50.638 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.