September 23, 2011

Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies

Type: UARS Satellite
Int'l Designation: 1991 063B
Launched: 12 SEP 1991 @ 23:11 UTC
Site: Deployed from Shuttle Discovery on 15 September 1991
Mission: Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite

Reentry Prediction:

Predicted Reentry Time: 24 SEP 2011 @ 03:16 UTC ± 5 hours
Prediction Epoch: 23 SEP 2011 @ 12:02:08.552 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)
Note: Possible reentry locations lie anywhere along the blue and yellow ground track.


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