Skynet 5-7-22 “Quantum Sense for Dark Matter” & Constellations “Ursa Major” and “Ursa Minor” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

 Discussion Topic of the Evening.

A Quantum Sense for Dark Matter

By harnessing the strange rules of the subatomic realm, quantum sensors could solve one of the universe’s biggest mysteries

https://www.science.org/content/article/crack-mystery-dark-matter-physicists-turn-super-sensitive-quantum-sensors

Dark Photon Travel in Superconducting Tungsten and Quantum Trade-Off

https://www.science.org/content/article/crack-mystery-dark-matter-physicists-turn-super-sensitive-quantum-sensors#:~:text=ordinary%20photon%20that-,would,-trigger%20a%20quantized

Axion Detector, HAYSTAC

https://www.science.org/do/10.1126/science.abq7461/full/_0429nf_quantumsensors_cavity.jpg

Dark Matter Radio

https://www.science.org/do/10.1126/science.abq7461/full/_20220429_nf_quantumsensing_radio.jpg

Kent Irwin and Colleagues

https://www.science.org/do/10.1126/science.abq7461/full/_20220429_nf_quantumsensing_radio2.jpg

Waz Up
Space Exploration and Space History 

Astronaut Birthdays:

  • May 1, 1925: Scott Carpenter (MA-7)
  • May 2, 1957: Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie (STS-91, STS-99, STS-108, STS-123)
  • May 2, 1975: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger (STS-131)
  • May 3, 1949: Albert Sacco (STS-73)
  • May 4, 1956: Michael L. Gernhardt (STS-69, STS-83, STS-94, STS-104)
  • May 5, 1930: Michael J. Adams (X-15 Flight 191)
  • May 5, 1960: Douglas Wheelock (STS-120, Soyuz TMA-19 (Expedition 24/25))
  • May 6, 1949: David Leestma (STS-41-G, STS-28, STS-45)
  • May 6, 1955: Donald A. Thomas (STS-65, STS-70, STS-83, STS-94)
  • May 7, 1959: Tamara E. Jernigan (STS-40, STS-52, STS-67, STS-80, STS-96)
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Ursa Major, the Big Bear and Ursa Minor, the Little Bear..

  
Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

May 9

Long March 7 • Tianzhou 4

Launch time: Approx. 1815 GMT (2:15 p.m. EDT)

Launch site: Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 7 rocket will launch the Tianzhou 4 resupply ship to dock with the Chinese space station. The automated cargo craft will be the third resupply freighter for the Chinese space station. [April 28]

May 10

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-13

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. Delayed from May 8. [May 4]

May 16/17

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-15

Launch time: 0010 GMT on 17th (8:10 p.m. EDT on 16th)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Delayed from May 8. [April 28]

May 19

Atlas 5 • CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2

Launch time: 2254 GMT (6:54 p.m. EDT)

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

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-082, will launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station. This mission was added after Boeing’s decision to refly the Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test before proceeding with the Crew Flight Test. The rocket will fly in a vehicle configuration with two solid rocket boosters and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from 3rd Quarter. Delayed from Jan. 4. Moved forward from March 29, April 2, and May. Delayed from July 30 and Aug. 3. Delayed from late 2021. [April 20]

May 21

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-18

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. [May 4]

May

Alpha • Multi-payload

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-2W, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

A Firefly Alpha rocket will launch on its second test flight with a rideshare payload consisting of multiple unspecified small satellites. [March 25]

May

SSLV • Demonstration Launch

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) will launch on its first orbital test flight. Consisting of three solid-fueled stages and a liquid-fueled upper stage, the SSLV is a new Indian launch vehicle designed to carry small satellites into low Earth orbit. Delayed from September and December 2019. Delayed from January and December 2020. Delayed from April 2021. [March 25]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Lunar soil has the potential to generate oxygen and fuel

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/05/220505114655.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 12

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59712.1116513356&type=V

May 13

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59712.4511930691&type=V

May 14

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59714.1116250069&type=V

May 15

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59715.0780009843&type=V

May 16

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59715.4174597954&type=V

Tiangong

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=48274&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=48274&mjd=59716.1006944633&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

May 8

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=20580&mjd=59708.1183863435&type=V

Envisat

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

May 8

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59707.4652803354&type=V

May 11

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59710.457143122&type=V

May 14

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59713.4489888498&type=V