Skynet 5-15-21 “What’s UP with the Webb Space Telescope” 9PM CT

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

James Webb Space Telescope

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a2/James_Webb_Space_Telescope_Revealed_%2826832090085%29.jpg/300px-James_Webb_Space_Telescope_Revealed_%2826832090085%29.jpg

Launch Configuration

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/JWST_launch_configuration.png

Deployed in Orbit (1)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/47/James_Webb_Space_Telescope_2009_top.jpg/563px-James_Webb_Space_Telescope_2009_top.jpg

Deployed in Orbit (2)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/James_Webb_Space_Telescope_2009_bottom.jpg/563px-James_Webb_Space_Telescope_2009_bottom.jpg

Support Personnel Next to Full Scale Model

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/JWST_people.jpg/300px-JWST_people.jpg

Waz Up
Space Exploration and Space History 

Brenda WB5OZL

Space Exploration News

Death of Graeme Ferguson

https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Graeme-Ferguson-Imax-obit.jpg?crop=0px%2C2px%2C1000px%2C560px&resize=681%2C383

Bennu’s samples coming home

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/pisuxioKXrXmz9t5PtyMQW-970-80.jpg.webp

Space-Related Birthdays

May 9, 1931

Vance Brand 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/VanceDBrand.jpg

May 10

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 1900

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Cecilia_Helena_Payne_Gaposchkin_%281900-1979%29_%282%29.jpg

Lisa Novak, 1963

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Lisa_M._Nowak.jpg

May 12, 1962

Gregory Johnson

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Gregory_H._Johnson.jpg

May 14

Jessica Watkins 1988

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Jessica_Watkins_official_portrait.jpg

William Gregory 1957

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/WilliamGGregory.jpg

James Kelly 1964

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/James_m_kelly.jpg

Donald McMonagle 1952

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Donald_McMonagle.jpg

May 15

Williamina Fleming born 1857

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Williamina_Paton_Stevens_Fleming_circa_1890s.jpg

Anthony England 1942

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/AnthonyWEngland.jpg

Frank Culbertson Jr. 1949

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Frank_Culbertson_Jr.jpg

This Week in Space History

Morse Code on Mars

https://d2pn8kiwq2w21t.cloudfront.net/images/imagesmsl20120829pia16093-43.width-1024.jpg

May 10, 1967 M2-F3 crash

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Northrop_M2-F3.jpg/300px-Northrop_M2-F3.jpg

May 13, 1963: Faith 7 launched, last Mercury program flight

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/screen_shot_2018-05-17_at_5.22.37_pm.png

May 14, 1973: Skylab launched

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Skylab_launch_on_Saturn_V.jpg

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Crater, the cup and Corvus, the crow or raven

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

May 17

Atlas 5 • SBIRS GEO Flight 5

Launch time: 1735 GMT (1:35 p.m. EDT)

Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the U.S. Space Force’s fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 5, for missile early-warning detection. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [May 8]

May 20

Long March 7 • Tianzhou 2

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 7 will launch the Tianzhou 2 resupply ship to dock with the Chinese space station. The automated cargo craft will be the first resupply freighter for the Chinese space station. [May 13]

May 27

Soyuz • OneWeb 7

Launch time: 1743 GMT (1:43 p.m. EDT)

Launch site: Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia

A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 36 satellites into orbit for OneWeb, which is developing a constellation of hundreds of satellites in low Earth orbit for low-latency broadband communications. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. [May 13]

May 27

Long March 3B • Fengyun 4B

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Xichang, China

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will launch the Fengyun 4B geostationary weather satellite, the second in a new generation of Chinese meteorological observatories. [May 13]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

How Planets Form

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210510113607.htm

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

May 16

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59350.4325367744&type=V

May 17

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59351.3996053827&type=V

X-37B

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

May 16

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=45606&mjd=59351.0896123982&type=V