CZ-3B Rocket Body


Object Description

Type: Rocket Body
Int’l Designation: 2016-048B
NORAD Number: 41726
Launched: 05 August 2016 @ 16:22 UTC
Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China
Mission: Tiantong-1 Communications Satellite

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 21 JUL 2017 15:45 UTC ± 3 hours
Prediction Epoch: 21 JUL 2017 03:27:50.541 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.