Skynet 5-20-17 The Mysterious X-37B Space Plane & Constellation Hercules


usaf-x-37b-landing-640x353SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Mysterious X-37B Space Plane” and “Tour of the Constellation Hercules”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Blade Runner”

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Video Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2

& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”

Audio Stream: http://pokeys.doomdns.com:8000

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The Mysterious X-37B Space Plane

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV)

http://www.space.com/…/4…/i02/X37b-spaceplane-100416-02.jpg…

X-37 First Launch

http://airforcelive.dodlive.mil/fil…/2010/…/AV012OTV-002.jpg

Return From Space

http://www.flightjournal.com/…/uploa…/2012/07/X-37B-web9.jpg

Shuttle/X-37B Comparison

https://d.ibtimes.co.uk/…/x-37b-secret-mystery-space-plane-…

X-37 DARPA

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hHcAAOSwv0tVTphP/s-l300.jpg

White Knight Drop Test

http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/…/06…/x37-060406-07.grid-6×2.jpg

Payload Shroud

https://upload.wikimedia.org/…/Boeing_X-37B_inside_payload_…

OPF

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/…/OPF-3-C3PF-Boeing-Kenne…

X-37B White Room

https://aerospaceblog.files.wordpress.com/…/sef10-03278-001…

On Orbit

https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/…/09/us-space-x-37b.j…

What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?

East, 50 Minutes Before Sunrise

http://en.es-static.us/…/2017-may-21-22-23-moon-venus-mercu…

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Hercules

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18528052_19186426448…

Photo #1 Hercules Globular Cluster (M13)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18557453_19186426614…

Photo #2 Globular Cluster (M92)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18486340_19186427248…

Photo #3 Planetary Nebula (Abell-39)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18619993_19186426114…

Photo #4 Pair of Interacting Galaxies (Arp-272)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18619921_19186426081…

Photo #5 Hercules-A

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18555916_19186426148…

Photo #6 Planetary Nebula (NGC 6210)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18527858_19186427448…

SN 2017eaw

Constellation Cepheus

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18527241_19186989081…

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/18556149_19186988981…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1918698928156281&set=oa.1537931602915823&type=3&theater

Recent Astronomical discoveries

How Hard Did it Rain on Mars?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170516104818.htm

Icy Ring Surrounds Young Planetary System

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170518140229.htm

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

May 23

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

May 25

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

May 26

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Tiangong 2

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

May 23

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

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