Re-Entry: Long March 2C Rocket Body from Multi Satellite Launch

Photo: Xinhua
Photo: Xinhua

A Long March 2C rocket stage re-entered the atmosphere on June 27, 2016 after a over three and a half years in orbit, making a slow decay after dispatching a trio of Chinese satellites into a Sun Synchronous Orbit.

NORAD ID: 39000
Origin: China
Object: CZ-2C Rocket Body
Type: Long March 2C Second Stage
Dry Mass: 3,200 Kilograms
Inclination: 97.2°
Launched: November 18, 2012 – 22:53 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2C
Launch Site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

Payloads: Huanjing-1C, Fengniao-1, Xinyan-1

Re-Entry Prediction: June 27, 2016 – 19:04 UTC +/-1 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Pacific Ocean, N-E of Hawaii

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