QuickBird 2

QuickBird 2

Object Description

Type: Commercial Satellite
Int’l Designation: 2001-047A
Launched: 18 OCT 2001 @ 18:51:26 UTC
Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base
Mission: Earth Observation


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 27 Jan 2015 01:59 UTC ± 01 hours
Prediction Epoch: 26 JAN 2015 20:17:48.379 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.