Re-Entry: Long March 4B Rocket Body

Photo: Xinhua

A spent Long March 4B rocket stage re-entered the atmosphere on May 27, 2017 over the Canadian territory after nearly three years in orbit following a dual-payload launch in 2014.

NORAD ID: 40120
Origin: China
Object: CZ-4B Rocket Body
Type: Long March 4B Upper Stage
Dry Mass: 1,700kg
Inclination: 97.3°
Launched: August 19, 2014 – 03:15 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Long March 4B
Launch Site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

Re-Entry Prediction: May 27, 2017 – 23:17 UTC +/-1 Min.

Re-Entry Zone: Atlantic Ocean

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Re-Entry Zone
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