Kuaizhou 2 (KZ-2)

Kuaizhou 2 (KZ-2)

Object Description

Type: Payload
Int’l Designation: 2014-073A
NORAD Number: 40311
Launched: 21 November 2014 @ 06:37 UTC
Site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China
Mission: Kuaizhou 2 remote sensing spacecraft

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 09 OCT 2016 19:49 ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 09 OCT 2016 16:25:35.057 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.