A Long March 3B rocket stage re-entered the atmosphere on July 21, 2017 after close to a year in orbit, making a slow decay from a highly elliptical Geostationary Transfer Orbit. The Long March 3B rocket launched the Tiantong 1-1 mobile communications satellite operating in the S- and UHF communications bands, likely with military use.
NORAD ID: 41726
Object: CZ-3B Rocket Body
Type: Long March 3 Upper Stage
Dry Mass: 2,740 Kilograms
Launched: August 5, 2016 – 16:22 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China
Re-Entry Prediction: July 21, 2017 – 13:43 UTC +/-240 Min.
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown