Re-Entry: Long March 3B Rocket Body from LaoSat-1 Launch

Photo: Xinhua (File)
Photo: Xinhua (File)

A Long March 3B rocket stage re-entered the atmosphere on July 3, 2016 after a seven and a half months in orbit, making a slow decay from a highly elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit. The Long March 3B rocket launched the LaoSat-1 communications satellite, the first satellite operated by the nation of Laos.

NORAD ID: 41035
Origin: China
Object: CZ-3B Rocket Body
Type: Long March 3 Upper Stage
Dry Mass: 2,740 Kilograms
Inclination: 17.8°
Launched: November 20, 2015 – 16:07 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China

Re-Entry Prediction: July 3, 2016 – 06:57UTC +/-7 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Arabian Peninsula, Arabian Sea, India, Bay of Bengal

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Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron