Skynet 8-28-21 “Origami in Space!” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Origami in Space!”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Thrill Seekers” (1999)

Join us for another time travel wonder “Thrill Seekers” (1999), tonight at 10:30PM.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

“Origami in Space!”

Solar Power, Origami-Style

Origami Solves Space Travel Challenge

Origami in Space Engineering

Waz Up
Space Exploration and Space History 

Astronaut Birthdays

  • August 22, 1932: Gerald Carr (Skylab 4)
  • August 23, 1956: David Wolf (STS-58, STS-86/STS-89 – Mir 24, STS-112, STS-127)
  • August 23, 1967: Dominic Antonelli (STS-119, STS-132)
  • August 24, 1944: Gregory Jarvis (STS-51-L Challenger)
  • August 24, 1946: Richard Richards (STS-28, STS-41, STS-50, STS-64)
  • August 24, 1949: Anna Lee Fisher (STS-51-A) – first mother in space
  • August 24, 1960: Steve Lindsey (STS-87, STS-95, STS-104, STS-121, STS-133)
  • August 24, 1962: Mary Ellen Weber (STS-70, STS-101) – MBA from SMU
  • August 25, 1960: Lee Archambault (STS-117, STS-119)
  • August 25, 1965: Andrew Feustel (STS-125, STS-134, Exp 55/56)
  • August 26, 1932: Joe Engle (3 X-15 flights, STS-2, STS-51-I)
  • August 26, 1942: John Blaha (STS-29, STS-33, STS-43, STS-58, STS-79/STS-81 – Mir 22)
  • August 26, 1959: Kathryn Hire (STS-90, STS-130)
  • August 28, 1960: Leroy Chiao (STS-65, STS-72, STS-92, Exp 10)
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week
Chaz will let us know.
Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

NET Aug. 28/29

Rocket 3.3 • STP-27AD1

Launch window: 2100-0030 GMT on 28th/29th (5:00-8:30 p.m. EDT; 1:00-4:30 p.m. AKDT on 28th)

Launch site: Pacific Spaceport Complex, Kodiak Island, Alaska

A commercial small satellite launch vehicle developed by Astra will launch a non-deployable test payload for the U.S. Space Force and the Space Test Program. Scrubbed on Aug. 27. [Aug. 27]

Aug. 29

Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 23

Launch time: 0714 GMT (3:14 a.m. EDT)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 23rd mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Aug. 18. Scrubbed on Aug. 27 by bad weather. [Aug. 27]

Late August

Electron • BlackSky 10 & 11

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Launch Complex 1A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch two small satellites for BlackSky’s commercial fleet of Earth observation spacecraft. Rocket Lab has nicknamed this mission “Love At First Insight.” [Aug. 23]


Falcon 9 • Starlink 2-1

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch on the first dedicated mission with Starlink internet satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base. This mission will deploy an unspecified number of Starlink satellites into a high-inclination orbit. Delayed from July and Aug. 10. [Aug. 15]

Sept. 14

Soyuz • OneWeb 10

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 34 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. Delayed from Aug. 26. [Aug. 27]

Sept. 15

Falcon 9 • Inspiration4

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the first all-private, all-civilian orbital mission, known as Inspiration4. The mission is organized to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission is commanded by billionaire Jared Isaacman, who will be joined by scientist and educator Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux, and mission specialist Christopher Sembroski. [March 31]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Unveiling a Century-old Mystery: Where the Milky Way’s Cosmic Rays Come From

Milky Way Cosmic Rays (Artist’s Conception)

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

All times are “local” (Dallas) time.


Sept. 5

Sept. 6


Aug. 31

Sept. 2

Hubble Space Telescope

Aug. 29

Aug. 30


Aug. 31

Sept. 5