Re-Entry: Shroud from first Long March 7 Mission

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The Re-Entry Shroud from the first Long March 7 launch re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on July 2, 2016 after just over a week in orbit. CZ-7 carried small satellites, a prototype of China’s Next Generation Crew Vehicle, an attached fluid physics demo, and a ballast mass. Further information on the Re-Entry Shroud is not available.

NORAD ID: 41627
Origin: China
Object: Re-Entry Shroud
Inclination: 40.8°
Launched: June 25, 2016 – 12:00 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 7
Launch Site: Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, China

Re-Entry Prediction: July 2, 2016 – 17:26 UTC +/-9 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Indian Ocean

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Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron