Skynet 5-12-18 “The TDRSS!” & Constellation Virgo 9PM CT


tdrssconstellationSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The TDRSS!” and “Tour of the Constellation Virgo”

Net Control:
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
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.

The TDRSS: Continuous Communications in Space

“Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System” (TDRSS)

First Generation TDRSS

TDRS Launch From Space Shuttle STS-54 Using UIS Booster

TDRSS Ground Terminals – Guam

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

East, May Evenings

Corona Borealis

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Virgo

Virgo Star Map
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32271758_2441128382579997_3972406430207574016_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=824e750706c4af75003586ccceeab6d0&oe=5B9C3566

Photo #1 Virgo Cluster
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32440673_2441128342580001_4860695917168164864_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=cc61d21284d4cbf35bcfd57f312af517&oe=5B54F7D6

Photo #2 Elliptical Galaxy (M49)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32266849_2441128102580025_205175007251267584_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f266d820d655b59360d7e6dc63075366&oe=5B86D7E1

Photo #3 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (M58)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32266512_2441128089246693_5450884261122932736_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=704b0ce1d7e26adabf4490a01a6d544d&oe=5B824BF8

Photo #4 Arp 116 (M60 & NGC 4647)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32257965_2441128182580017_7215889084160409600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=583ac5439d2444776830a5582a4a0648&oe=5B8EF54F

Photo #5 Intermediate Barred Spiral Galaxy (M61)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32286562_2441128149246687_8431696434763399168_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=b21d00fa015db542f2d1db03c4cf4a59&oe=5B958663

Photo #6 Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy (M87)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32312971_2441128185913350_1020456904947662848_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=de83b236f9d9b2c805e5d18d4e42f386&oe=5B5234FF

Photo #7 Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32294006_2441128309246671_7586432452705386496_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=aee42d79d3a7c9fcd509a33f71f25d46&oe=5B51C88A

Photo #8 Eyes Galaxies (NGC 4435 & NGC 4438)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32349980_2441128099246692_5129023187236945920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=458fae4d76b744a2b3acd34ec250913a&oe=5B808D9C

Photo #9 Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 & NGC 4568)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32457504_2441128282580007_6617017690722664448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=30626b66034b11e665258d7b2f2416b1&oe=5B50DBAD

Photo #10 Quasar 3C-273
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/32331938_2441128272580008_6568937451694325760_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=17b854dc5519a3668177569879bc07a5&oe=5B8718EF

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Why Does the Sun’s Corona Sizzle at One Million Degrees Fahrenheit?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180508131011.htm

Atmospheric Seasons Could Signal Alien Life
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180509135417.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Old Data, New Tricks from Galileo (flyby of Ganymede)

Ganymede: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/ganymede-image-from-galileo-spacecraft.jpg
Ganymede’s Magnetosphere: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/ganymedes_magnetosphere_final1.jpg

MarCO CubeSats Say “Polo”

MarCO: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press_kits/insight/assets/images/appendix/engineer.jpg
MarCO diagram: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press_kits/insight/assets/images/appendix/appendix_marco_02-full.jpg
MarCO trajectory: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press_kits/insight/assets/images/appendix/appendix_marco_03-full.jpg

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