Skynet 4-11-20 “Apollo 13 – Movie vs. Reality” & “Capella, Castor, Pollux and SkySafari 6” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “Apollo 13 – Movie vs. Reality” & “Stars of the Month, Capella, Castor, Pollux and SkySafari 6 Pro Cellphone App.”

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Apollo 13” (1995)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Apollo 13 “The Crew” & “The Actors”

Engine Out!

Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

Two Gene Kranz, No Waiting

Scrubber Fix

LM-7 Handwritten Procedures


Apollo 13 Re-Entry

Moisture on Accelerator

Check My Arithmetic

Roll Patterns (You knew I would)
Space Exploration and Space History

This Week

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Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Month/Topic of the Week
This week I will have Miss Carolyn’s Stars of the Month, Capella, Castor, Pollux and SkySafari 6 Pro cellphone app.
Space Launches For This Week
Space Coast Launches

Upcoming Rocket Launch List

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

April 9
Soyuz • ISS 62S
Launch time: 0805 GMT (4:05 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the residents. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. Delayed from March 20. [March 6]

April 9
Long March 3B • Palapa N1
Launch time: Approx. 1140 GMT (7:40 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Xichang, China
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will launch the Palapa N1 communications satellite, also known as Nusantara Satu 2. Palapa N1 is a Chinese-built spacecraft for Indonesia’s Palapa Satelit Nusantara Sejahtera, a joint venture owned by Indosat Ooredoo and Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. [April 7]

April 16
Falcon 9 • Starlink 6
Launch time: 2131 GMT (5:31 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the seventh batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 6. [April 8]

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, February and March 5. [March 13]

Electron • “Don’t Stop Me Now”
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: Launch Complex 1, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch on its 12th flight on a rideshare mission. The rocket will carry three payloads into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency, and the ANDESITE CubeSat for Boston University and NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative, which will study Earth’s magnetosphere and Space Weather. The M2 Pathfinder satellite, a collaboration between the Australian government and the University of New South Wales Canberra Space, will also be launched on a communications and technology demonstration mission. Rocket Lab has nicknamed the launch “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Delayed from March 29 due to coronavirus pandemic. [March 25]

Falcon 9 • SAOCOM 1B
Launch time: 2321 GMT (7:21 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM 1B satellite for CONAE, Argentina’s space agency. SAOCOM 1B is the second of two SAOCOM 1-series Earth observation satellites designed to provide radar imagery to help emergency responders and monitor the environment, including the collection of soil moisture measurements. Delayed from 4th Quarter of 2019, January and February. This mission was originally scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Delayed from March 30 due to coronavirus pandemic. [March 25]

LauncherOne • Inaugural Flight
Launch window: TBD
Launch site: Cosmic Girl (Boeing 747), Mojave Air and Space Port, California
A Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket will make its first orbital test flight after dropping from a modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. Delayed from early 2019 and summer 2019. [Dec. 13]
Recent Astronomical Discoveries
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