JB-3 A (Sighting)

 JB-3 A

Object Description

Type: JB-3 A Satellite
Int’l Designation: 2000-050A
Launched: 01 September 2000
Site: Taiyuan Space Center, China
Mission: Remote Sensing

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 11 March 2016 @ 06:49 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch: 10 Mar 2016 20:07:44.160 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:


Sighting over La Paz, Bolivia on 10 Mar 2016 @ 22:58 UTC.



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.


Sighting Posted on YouTube.
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