CZ-3B Rocket Body

CZ-3B Rocket Body

Object Description

Type: Rocket Body
Int’l Designation: 2017-078B
NORAD Number: 43040
Launched: 10 December 2017 16:41 UTC
Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China
Mission: Alcomsat 1

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 9 MAR 2018 22:59 UTC ± 3 hours
Prediction Epoch: 9 MAR 2018 09:43:34.000 UTC
Prediction Ground Track:

Reentry Sighting

This object was sighted reentering on 10 March 2018 at approximately 05:30 UTC from several locations in Paraguay.  A fuel tank was recovered in the city of Canindeyú, Paraguay.


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.

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