Molniya 1-42

Molniya 1-42

Object Description

Type: Molniya 1-42
Int’l Designation: 1978-080A
Launched: 22 Aug 1978 @ 23:44 UTC
Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Mission: Soviet communications satellite

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 11 AUG 2015 17:30 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch: 11 AUG 2015 08:17:16.256 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:


For clarity, ground track plot is limited to ± 6 hours


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.