Re-Entry: Prometheus 1-8

The Prometheus 1-8 satellite, one of eight secretive satellites operated by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, re-entered on December 1, 2015 after two years in orbit.

NORAD ID: 39401
Origin: USA
Object: Prometheus 1-8
Type: 1.5U CubeSat
Mass: ~2kg
Inclination: 40.5°
Launched: November 20, 2013 – 01:15 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Minotaur I
Launch Site: Wallops, Virinia, USA

Re-Entry Prediction: December 1, 2015 – 12:33 UTC +/- 180 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown

The Prometheus 1 Satellites are eight CubeSats that were developed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory and will be used to demonstrate the operation of a constellation of CubeSats.

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