CZ-3B Rocket Body (sighting)

CZ-3B Rocket Body


Object Description

Type: Rocket body
Int’l Designation: 2015-046B
Launched: 12 SEP 2015 @ 15:42 UTC
Site: Xichang Space Center, China
Mission: TJS-1 Satellite

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time:  30 JAN 2016 16:14 UTC ± 2 hours
Prediction Epoch:  30 Jan 2016 09:07:58.718 UTC
Observed Reentry Time:  30 Jan 2016 12:01 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:

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Sighting observed on 2016 January 30 at 12:01 UTC over the Hawaiian island of Hawaii (at Mauna Kea).

2015-046B_Sighting_ReDo

Legend

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.

 

This reentry was photographed on Mt. Mauna Kea, HI by Steve Cullen of Starscape Gallery:

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Image Credit: © Copyright 2016 Steve Cullen / Starscape Gallery (www.starscapegallery.com)
Note: The utilization of this image does not imply endorsement by The Aerospace Corporation

 


Image Credit: © Copyright 2016 Steve Cullen / Starscape Gallery (www.starscapegallery.com)
Note: The utilization of this image does not imply endorsement by The Aerospace Corporation

 


Image Credit: © Copyright 2016 Steve Cullen / Starscape Gallery (www.starscapegallery.com)
Note: The utilization of this image does not imply endorsement by The Aerospace Corporation

 


Image Credit: © Copyright 2016 Steve Cullen / Starscape Gallery (www.starscapegallery.com)
Note: The utilization of this image does not imply endorsement by The Aerospace Corporation

 


Image Credit: © Copyright 2016 Steve Cullen / Starscape Gallery (www.starscapegallery.com)
Note: The utilization of this image does not imply endorsement by The Aerospace Corporation

 


Image Credit: © Copyright 2016 Steve Cullen / Starscape Gallery (www.starscapegallery.com)
Note: The utilization of this image does not imply endorsement by The Aerospace Corporation


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