Iridium 6

Iridium 6

Object Description

Type: Payload
Int’l Designation: 1997-020C
NORAD Number: 24794
Launched: 05 May 1997 @ 14:55 UTC
Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, US
Mission: Iridium 4-8 Satellites

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 23 DEC 2017 08:48 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 23 DEC 2017 05:32:03.270 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.