Iridium 18 (ID 24872)

Object Description
Reentry Type
Int'l Designation 1997-034D
NORAD Number
Launched 09 July 1997 @ 13:04 UTC
Mission Iridium 15, 17, 18, 20, 21 Communications Satellites
Reentry Prediction
Predicted Reentry Time 19 Aug 2018 14:16 UTC ± 1 hour
Orbit Epoch 19 AUG 2018 12:23:42.595
Prediction Ground Track Iridium 18 (ID 24872) Prediction Ground Track Image View Legend

Yellow Icon – location of object at predicted reentry time
Orange Line – area of visibility at the predicted reentry time for a ground observer
Blue Line – ground track uncertainty prior to predicted reentry time (ticks at 5-minute intervals)
Yellow Line – ground track uncertainty after predicted reentry time (ticks at 5-minute intervals)
White Line – day/night divider at predicted reentry time (Sun location shown by White Icon)
Pink Icon – vicinity of eyewitness sighting
Note: Possible reentry locations lie anywhere along the blue and yellow ground track.

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