Re-Entry: Long March 11 Rocket Body

CZ-11 Pre-Launch - Photo: via Weibo
CZ-11 Pre-Launch – Photo: via Weibo

NORAD ID: 40929
Origin: China
Object: CZ-11 R/B
Type: Long March 11 Fourth Stage
Inclination: 97.3°
Launched: September 25, 2015 – 1:41 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 11
Launch Site: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Launched three Tianwang Satellites & Pujiang-1

Initial Orbit: 142 x 577km, Inc: 97.3°

Re-Entry Prediction: October 2, 2015 – 4:44 UTC +/-33 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown

Technical Description: Exact details on the fourth stage of China’ s new Long March 11 launcher are not available. It is reportedly built around a YF-50 main engine and in a nominal mission conducts the orbital circularization after the three CZ-11 stages finish their job. Its initial orbit showed that it is capable of performing orbit-lowering maneuvers after payload separation.

Re-Entry Orbit
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron

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