Object Description

Type: AL-1
Int’l Designation: 2016-042F
Launched: 25 June 2016 12:00 UTC
Site: Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, China
Mission: Technology Demonstration Mission

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 27 AUG 2016 20:42 UTC ± 7 hours
Prediction Epoch: 26 AUG 2016 15:44:50.311 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:


Note: Ground tracks have been limited to +/- 6 hours for the sake of clarity.


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.