SL-23 Rocket Body (sightings and debris)

SL-23 Rocket Body

Object Description

Type: Rocket body
Int’l Designation: 2015-074C
Launched: 11 DEC 2015 @ 13:45 UTC
Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Mission: Elektro-L2


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 2 Jan 2016 1:00 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 1 Jan 2016 20:37:17.113 UTC
Observed Reentry Time: 1 Jan. 2016 @ 23:36 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:


Multiple sightings over Bangkok, Thailand. Debris recovered in Vietnam.



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.