Object Description

Type: Satellite payload
Int’l Designation: 1997-074B
Launched: 27 Nov 1997 21:27:00 UTC
Site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
Mission: ETS 7 – Japanese robotic spacecraft

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 13 Nov 2015 15:01 UTC ± 01 hours
Prediction Epoch: 13 Nov 2015 13:14:22.925   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.