Iridium 43

Iridium 43

Object Description

Type: Payload
Int’l Designation: 1997-069A
NORAD Number: 25039
Launched: 9 November 1997 01:34 UTC
Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, US
Mission: Iridium 38-41 & 43 Communications Satellites


Reentry Prediction

Predicted Reentry Time: 11 FEB 2018 14:47 UTC ± 1 hour
Prediction Epoch: 11 FEB 2018 12:31:33.757 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.