Re-Entry: Sylda

Photo: Arianespace
Photo: Arianespace

An Ariane 5 Sylda payload adapter placed into orbit in 2012 re-entered the atmosphere on November 8, 2016 after a slow drop from a highly elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit, having helped put a pair of communications satellites into orbit.

NORAD ID: 38994
Origin: ESA (France)
Object: Ariane 5 DEB (Sylda)
Type: Ariane 5 Sylda Payload Adapter
Mass: Up to 535kg
Inclination: 2.2°
Launched: November 10, 2012 – 21:05 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: ELA-3, Guiana space Center

Re-Entry Prediction: November 8, 2016 – 00:58 UTC +/-1 Min.

Re-Entry Zone: Indonesia

Launched the Eutelsat 21B & Star One C3 Satellites


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