CZ-7 Rocket Body

CZ-7 Rocket Body

Object Description

Type: Rocket Body
Int’l Designation: 2017-021B
NORAD Number: 42685
Launched: 20 April 2017 @ 11:40 UTC
Site: China Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, China
Mission: Tianzhou 1 Cargo Spacecraft

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 18 MAY 2017 21:50 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch: 18 MAY 2017 11:49:23.598 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:

Multiple Sightings were observed near Tashkent, Uzbekistan on May 18, 2017 at 19:26 UTC.



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.

Links to Sighting Videos

Reentry Video 1

Reentry Video 2

Reentry Video 3

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Reentry Video 5

Reentry Video 6

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