Skynet 1-18-20 “Solar Sails” & “Constellation Canis Major” (9PM CT)


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

Saturday’s Topic: “Solar Sails” & “Constellation Canis Major”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Doctor X” (1932)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.
Discussion Topic of the Evening.
Beam Rider: New ‘Self-Centering’ Laser Sail Could Enable Interstellar Travel
https://www.space.com/laser-sail-centering-breakthrough-starshot.html
Space Exploration and Space History
January 13, 1978
NASA selects the first women astronauts.

First Female NASA Astronauts

January 15, 2006
Earth return of samples from Stardust – picture is visible dust grains in the aerogel collector
Stardust Comet Sample Return

January 19, 2006
An Atlas V launched New Horizons at Cape Canaveral
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiy9a-Sso7nAhUG7awKHUcvDEcQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpluto.jhuapl.edu%2FNews-Center%2FNews-Article.php%3Fpage%3D20160119&psig=AOvVaw04-cC36QLXTDfK41Ln1VlL&ust=1579479590534100
Waz Up?
Chaz!
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83750899_4035014169858069_8813662595249602560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=1Oraws0P2UsAX_c3lZX&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=f30d7ff7a64f6757d83c0bc80c83fd2e&oe=5EDB3B3A
DARC Skynet
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83403374_4035014136524739_78985625394479104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ohc=7wAix_9WeT8AX9NVC6D&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=d485828a865dc22ecb4cffdf8bb938a1&oe=5ED211F2
Venus in Aquarius (1-17-20)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82419356_4035014139858072_4488797632470188032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=741E0CuAokYAX9FN-O0&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=1202a07c7f2acabe4a3b71362db17afa&oe=5ED411AA
Moon and Venus in Aquarius (1-20)
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83239581_4035014303191389_1008399952495247360_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=h0TCtCgbgqoAX8zahD4&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=717cc294232487bb2a685bc05f7dbd69&oe=5E941667
Moon, Mars Near Antares (1-20)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83113897_4035014313191388_3355087976139849728_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=a5jNB7gsG6AAX_1Rc-v&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=8239bfec77b999b2f4afddd9b0977b49&oe=5E9CEB11
Moon Jupiter and Venus (1-22 and 1-25) Sagittarius and Aquarius
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82299706_4035014316524721_979235299194306560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=eo4Yaxw1Qy8AX_hSYIH&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=3b389bb22d50a4b8f813e48bc69af533&oe=5E97590F
Leslie Peltier “Starlight Nights”
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82368444_4035014426524710_7491435670267756544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ohc=gZxIeZzP8b4AX-049Rn&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=0503112398fd7b6fcf8d797865abd0ca&oe=5ED643DC

Arcturus in Bootes
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82142523_4035014429858043_4452516115280560128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ohc=g_fNn_mXzYYAX96t-S3&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=d925a20071ad7e354ede6c08de2ad699&oe=5E9946B8

Moon Phases this month.
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83268224_4035014489858037_6361841554679660544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ohc=i6IdT9AbaVsAX-LkuAA&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=ab8842b3b6f3290bf78d33474676ef0d&oe=5EDBCB82

TAS Saturday Observing Sessions
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83582426_4035014519858034_1652535228876455936_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ohc=kzDFOCFwNgoAX-yVUk6&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=72ea8dcc614feadc4bcba818e1112ed0&oe=5EA42085

Questions?
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82936378_4035014533191366_7973423011963338752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ohc=h9xef_z5OBQAX8NS44E&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=b897114f4c94d77d57fb1c1f2a90f6da&oe=5E952BA3

That’s all Folks!
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83428108_4035014603191359_3020062316390514688_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ohc=RIobK_xYkccAX9940Bh&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=6cbc30b88786cf86b83bd77764474929&oe=5E8E8704

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Month/Topic of the Week
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Month – Canis Major
01 Canis Major
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83470016_4035047176521435_2916319034918043648_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=InwnrMLRYRcAX-v0HWN&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=b8136fd3519ca6d77e8d82735bd5f38f&oe=5E9105EC

02 Siris A
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83247047_4035047173188102_6778489541721325568_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=cz4h60ij8eAAX8bJZId&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=5405278d78b7da1b29c605fecc3cf4da&oe=5E9A8B56

03 M41
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82968341_4035047183188101_1877661686362537984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=B6IEwHB-iw8AX-cyRxD&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=8a6f21a08a92c0dc353c1629d32f9c04&oe=5ED97AED

04 NGC 2362
https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82276352_4035047243188095_812351136567656448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=0ZURWvboPZ4AX90V32R&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=a3b9534ec184a718c6c771d15882b17e&oe=5ED2263
Space Launches For This Week
Space Coast Launches

Upcoming Rocket Launch List

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

Jan. 21
Falcon 9 • Starlink 3

Launch time: 1659 GMT (11:59 a.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the fourth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 3. Delayed from Jan. 20. [Jan. 17]
JanuarySoyuz • Meridian M
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
A Russian government Soyuz rocket with a Fregat upper stage will launch a Meridian M communications satellite for the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Soyuz rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration.

Dec. 30
JanuarySSLV • Demonstration Launch
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) will launch on its first orbital test flight. Consisting of three solid-fueled stages and a liquid-fueled upper stage, the SSLV is a new Indian launch vehicle designed to carry small satellites into low Earth orbit. Delayed from September and December. [Oct. 29]

Jan. 26/27H-2A • IGS Optical 7
Launch window: 0100-0300 GMT on 27th (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST on 26th)
Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch an Information Gathering Satellite with an optical reconnaissance payload for the Japanese government. [Dec. 17]

Late January
GSLV Mk.2 • GISAT 1
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2 (GSLV Mk.2), designated GSLV-F10, will launch India’s first GEO Imaging Satellite, or GISAT 1. The GISAT 1 spacecraft will provide continuous remote sensing observations over the Indian subcontinent from geostationary orbit more than 22,000 miles (nearly 36,000 kilometers) above Earth. Delayed from Jan. 15. [Jan. 10]

Late January
Falcon 9 • Starlink 4
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the fifth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 4. [Sept. 11]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries
Astronomers find wandering massive black holes in dwarf galaxies
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200106103440.htm?fbclid=IwAR0XlMgQmphdcNR174b6weYvpXPROaga77xrSFMpWSOt8-ef6XBNSLit2VU

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
All times are “local” (Dallas) time.

ISS
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Jan. 18
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58867.0481744126&type=V

Jan. 21
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=58870.015384619&type=V

Light Sail 2
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=44420&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Jan. 19
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=44420&mjd=58868.0925421825&type=V

Jan. 20
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=44420&mjd=58869.0527295182&type=V

Jan. 21
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=44420&mjd=58870.0851569782&type=V

Jan. 22
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=44420&mjd=58871.0446371513&type=V

North Korean Satellite
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=39026&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Jan. 21
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=39026&mjd=58869.5119879462&type=V

Jan. 25
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=39026&mjd=58873.0267912185&type=V

Envisat
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST
Jan. 19
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=58868.0242975247&type=V

Jan. 22
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=58871.0164690799&type=V

Jan. 24
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=58873.0341574941&type=V

Jan. 25
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=58873.5433677522&type=V

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