Skynet! 2-27-21″The Top 10 Space Objects to See During the Day” & “Constellation Canis Major” 9PM CT

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Discussion Topic of the Evening.

The Top 10 Space Objects to During the Day 

Waz Up
Space Exploration and Space History 

Astronaut Birthdays:

  • February 21, 1964: Mark Kelly (STS-108, STS-121, STS-124, STS-134)
  • February 21, 1964: Scott Kelly (STS-103, STS-118, Exp. 25/26, Exp 43/44/45/46)
  • February 22, 1952: James P. Bagian (STS-29, STS-40)
  • February 23, 1959: Clayton Anderson (STS-117, Exp 15/16, STS-120, STS-131)
  • February 26, 1958: Susan Helms (STS-54, STS-64, STS-78, STS-101, Exp 2)
  • February 29, 1936: Jack Lousma (Skylab 3, STS-3)
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Canis Major (The Greater Dog)

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Feb. 27/28

PSLV • Amazônia 1

Launch time: 0453 GMT on 28th (11:53 p.m. EST on 27th)

Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), designated PSLV-C51, will launch the Amazônia 1 Earth observation satellite for Brazil. The Brazilian-built spacecraft carries an optical camera to monitor environmental conditions, such as deforestation, in the Amazon region. Multiple secondary payloads from private Indian companies will also be on this launch. [Feb. 16]

Feb. 28

Soyuz • Arktika-M 1

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the first Arktika-M 1 satellite for the Russian government. Flying in highly elliptical orbits, the Arktika-M satellites provide meteorological observations and emergency communications over Earth’s polar regions. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. [Feb. 23]

Feb. 28/March 1

Falcon 9 • Starlink V1.0-L17

Launch time: 0137 GMT on 1st (8:37 p.m. EST on 28th)

Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 20th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink V1.0-L17. Delayed from Jan. 29, Jan. 30, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, Feb. 2, Feb. 4, Feb. 5, Feb. 7, and Feb. 17. [Feb. 23]

March 7-8

Falcon 9 • Starlink V1.0-L20

Launch time: 0341 GMT on 8th (10:41 p.m. EST on 7th)

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 21st batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink V1.0-L20. [Feb. 23]

March 20

Soyuz • CAS500 1

Launch time: 0607 GMT (2:07 a.m. EDT)

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch on a rideshare mission managed by GK Launch Services. The payloads on this mission include the CAS500 1 Earth observation satellite for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Astroscale’s ELSA-d active debris removal demonstration mission, and four Earth-imaging microsatellites built by Axelspace of Japan. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. [Feb. 23]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Largest Cluster of Galaxies Found

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210226103831.htm

10. Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

All times are “local” (Dallas) time.

X-37B

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=45606&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Mar. 1

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=45606&mjd=59274.5067750009&type=V

Mar. 3

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=45606&mjd=59276.4928157127&type=V

Hubble Space Telescope

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=20580&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Mar. 8

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=20580&mjd=59282.0945818718&type=V

Envisat

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Feb. 28

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59273.5008928835&type=V

Mar. 2

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59275.5184972121&type=V

Mar. 8

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59281.5026605999&type=V