Skynet 12-16-17 “Space Recycling SpaceX Style” & Constellation Sculptor 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT


Saturday’s Topic: “Space Recycling SpaceX Style” and “Tour of the Constellation Sculptor”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Gog” (1954)

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

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Space Recycling SpaceX Style

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Pre/Post Flight Comparison

Flown Engine Cluster

Launch Profile

Falcon Family

Falcon 9 Heavy

Fairing Recovery

Second Stage Reuse

Mars Mission Booster Reuse

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

Northwest, Evening

Animation of Eclipsing Binary Star

Artist’s Concept of Star Sheliak (Beta Lyrae) featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Sculptor


Photo #1 R-Sculptoris

Photo #2 Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)

Photo #3 Cartwheel Galaxy

Photo #4 The Whale Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 55)

Photo #5 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 300)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Giant Storms Cause Palpitations in Saturn’s Atmospheric Heartbeat

Electrical and Chemical Coupling Between Saturn and Its Rings

Space Exploration and Space History

Crew Resupply Launch

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Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Tiangong 1

Dec. 19th

Dec. 20th

Tiangong 2

Dec. 21st

North Korean Satellite

Dec. 18th

Dec. 22nd