Skynet 5-29-21 “What Are Gravity Waves?” 9PM CT

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

What are Gravitational Waves?

Gravitational Waves

Space Distorting Gravity Waves

Gravity Waves from Two Neutron Stars

Artist’s Concept Binary Star Distortions

Waz Up

May 28/29, 2021, Evening Dusk

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Bird’s Eye View of the Inner Solar System

Space Exploration and Space History 

Space Exploration News


Canada announces plans to land a rover on the moon!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/lunar-eclipse-australia.jpg

Potential organic salt detection from Curiosity yields further evidence for past organics on Mars

Space-Related Birthdays

Sally Ride  May 26, 1951 STS-7, STS-41G

Michael López-Alegría May 30, 1958 STS-73, STS-92, STS-113, Soyuz TMA-9 (Expedition 14), SpaceX AX-1

John D. Olivas May 25, 1965 STS-117, STS-128

Paul Scully-Power May 28, 1944 STS-41G

Ronald Parise May 24, 1951 STS-35, STS-67

Nathan J. Lindsay May 24, 1936 No flights

Frank Drake, May 28, 1930 American astronomer and astrophysicist. Known for SETI and the Drake equation, which estimates the number of active alien civilizations.

This Week in Space History

55 Years Ago: The First Saturn V Rocket Rolls Out to the Launch Pad

60 Years Ago: President Kennedy Proposes Moon Landing Goal in Speech to Congress

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

May 29

Long March 7 • Tianzhou 2

Launch time: Approx. 1300 GMT (9:00 a.m. EDT)

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. Scrubbed on May 19 and May 20. [May 28]


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. Delayed from May 27. [May 26]

June 3

Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 22

Launch time: 1729 GMT (1:29 p.m. EDT)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its second cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 22nd mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from March and May 20. [May 20]

June 10

Long March 2F • Shenzhou 12

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Jiuquan, China

A Chinese Long March 2F rocket will launch the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft with multiple Chinese astronauts to rendezvous and dock with the Chinese space station in low Earth orbit. This will be China’s seventh crewed space mission, and the first to the Chinese space station. [May 13]


Falcon 9 • SXM 8

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SXM 8 satellite for SiriusXM. The satellite will replenish SiriusXM’s fleet providing satellite radio programming to consumers across North America. SXM 8 was built by Maxar Technologies, and features a large unfurlable S-band reflector to broadcast radio signals to users on the ground. Delayed from June 1. [May 26]

June 15

Minotaur 1 • NROL-111

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: Pad 0B, Wallops Island, Virginia

A U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Delayed from December 2018, 2nd Quarter 2019, late 2019, and March 2021. [May 20]



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, 2020. Delayed from March 28, April 18, and May 2021. [May 13]  

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Violent Phenomena at the Center of Our Galaxy

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

 All times are “local” (Dallas) time.


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