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. Search “DARC Skynet” Search “DARC Skynet” Search “KE5ICX”

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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

Photo #1 Virgo Cluster

Photo #2 Elliptical Galaxy (M49)

Photo #3 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (M58)

Photo #4 Arp 116 (M60 & NGC 4647)

Photo #5 Intermediate Barred Spiral Galaxy (M61)

Photo #6 Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy (M87)

Photo #7 Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

Photo #8 Eyes Galaxies (NGC 4435 & NGC 4438)

Photo #9 Siamese Twins (NGC 4567 & NGC 4568)

Photo #10 Quasar 3C-273

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Why Does the Sun’s Corona Sizzle at One Million Degrees Fahrenheit?

Atmospheric Seasons Could Signal Alien Life

Space Exploration and Space History

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

Ganymede’s Magnetosphere:

MarCO CubeSats Say “Polo”

MarCO diagram:
MarCO trajectory: