Ariane 5 Debris

Ariane 5 Debris

Object Description

Type: Ariane 5 Debris (SYLDA)
Int’l Designation: 2011-022D
Launched: 20 MAY 2011 @ 20:38 UTC
Site: Centre Spatial Guyanais
Mission: GSAT 8 and ST 2 communications satellites


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time:  21 JAN 2013 @ 18:38 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch:  21 JAN 2013 @ 12:13:44.312 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.