Ariane 5 Debris

Ariane 5 Debris

Object Description

Type: Ariane 5 Debris
Int’l Designation: 2008-018D
Launched: 18 APR 2008 @ 22:17 UTC
Site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
Mission: Vietnamese Communications Satellite


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 25 SEP 2014 10:31 UTC ± 5 hours
Prediction Epoch: 24 SEP  2014 14:09:58.374 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.