CZ-3B Rocket Body (sightings)


Object Description

Type: CZ-3B R/B
Int’l Designation: 2015-059B
Launched: 16 October 2015 @ 16:16 UTC
Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Mission: APSTAR 9


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 15 Jan 2016 10:20 UTC ± 3 hours
Prediction Epoch: 15 Jan 2016 03:45:33.969 UTC
Observed Reentry Time: 15 Jan 2016 05:55 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:


Sightings in Bolivia and Chile



Sighting Posted on YouTube.
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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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