Re-Entry: Long March 3B Upper Stage from AlcomSat-1 Launch

Photo: Xinhua

A Long March 3B rocket stage re-entered the atmosphere on March 10, 2018 after exactly three months in orbit, decaying from a Geostationary Transfer Orbit. The Long March 3B rocket launched the AlcomSat-1 communications satellite for the Algerian Space Agency as a dual-purpose satellite for civilian telecommunications and government/military use.

NORAD ID: 43040
Origin: China
Object: CZ-3B Rocket Body
Type: Long March 3 Upper Stage
Dry Mass: 2,740 Kilograms
Inclination: 54.7°
Launched: December 10, 2017 – 16:40 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B/E
Launch Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China

Re-Entry Prediction: March 10, 2018 – 05:21 UTC +/-7 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Pacific Ocean

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Re-Entry Zone
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