CZ-4B Rocket Body (sighting)

CZ-4B Rocket Body

Object Description

Type: Rocket body
Int’l Designation: 2014-088B
Launched: 26 DEC 2014 @ 03:22 UTC
Site: Taiyuan Space Center, China
Mission: Remote sensing mission


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 24 FEB 2015 09:02 UTC ± 01 hours
Prediction Epoch: 24 Feb 2015 04:17:39.113 055 UTC
Observed Reentry Time 24 FEB 2015 05:54 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:



This object reentered much earlier than expected, as indicated by the sightings.
The reasons are unknown and additional information is unavailable.

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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.

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