Cosmos 1242

Cosmos 1242

Object Description

Type: Satellite payload
Int’l Designation: 1981-008A
Launched: 27 JAN 1981 @ 14:58 UTC
Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Mission: Cosmos 1242 payload

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 09 MAY 2014 00:48 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch: 08 MAY 2014 18:15:57.979 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.