Iridium 21

Iridium 21

Object Description

Type: Payload
Int’l Designation: 1999-032B
NORAD Number: 25778
Launched: 11 June 1999 17:15 UTC
Site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China
Mission: Iridium 14A and 21A Communications Satellites

Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 24 MAY 2018 12:53 ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 24 MAY 2018 09:14:44.788 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.