CZ-3B Rocket Body

CZ-3B Rocket Body

Object Description

Type: Rocket Body
Int’l Designation: 2012-018D
NORAD Number: 38253
Launched: 29 April 2012 @ 20:50 UTC
Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China
Mission: Beidou M3 Navigation Satellite

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 17 AUG 2017 21:47 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 17 AUG 2017 17:23:34.511 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.