Iridium 3

Iridium 3

Object Description

Type: Payload
Int’l Designation: 1998-048A
NORAD Number: 25431
Launched: 19 August 1998 @ 23:01 UTC
Site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China
Mission: Iridium 3 and 76 Communications Satellites


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 8 FEB 2018 20:08 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 08 FEB 2018 16:32:10.988 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.