Ariane 44L Debris


Object Description

Type: Debris
Int’l Designation: 2002-015C
NORAD Number: 27401
Launched: 29 March 2002 @ 01:29 UTC
Site: Guiana Space Center, French Guiana
Mission: JCSAT-2A Communications Satellite

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 12 APR 2017 22:19 UTC ± 7 hours
Prediction Epoch: 11 APR 2017 18:31:23.877 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:

Note: For clarity, ground track is limited to +/- 6 hours



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.