Skynet 7-16-22 JWST: Stunning First Images & Constellation “Ophiuchus” 9PM

IO Group: https://groups.io/g/DARCskynet/topics

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

 Discussion Topic of the Evening.

James Webb Space Telescope: An astronomer explains the stunning, newly released 1st images

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/f6agFUKnpjDoqUFL8kxxcW-970-80.jpg.webp

Deep Field View

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/main_image_deep_field_smacs0723-5mb.jpg

WASP 96-b

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/WASP-96b_spectrum_%28JWST%29.jpg

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/jLhWw64Jko4L5TyPdVCSCh-970-80.jpg.webp

Cosmic Cliffs

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/eCrKt6MYt4u7kPy8meNGHS-970-80.jpg.webp

Five Galaxies

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/HhhnjgzGW65RABRjLMhDMN-970-80.jpg.webp

 Waz Up
Space Exploration and Space History 

Astronaut Birthdays

  • July 11, 1950: Lawrence DeLucas (STS-50)
  • July 12, 1957: Rick Husband (STS-96, STS-107)
  • July 13, 1950: George Nelson (STS-41-C, STS-61, STS-26)
  •  July 14, 1936: Robert Overmyer (STS-5, STS-51-B)
  • July 15, 1977: Jessica Meir (Exp. 61/62)
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Ophiuchus, the snake handler

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

July 14/15

Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 25

Launch time: 0044:20 GMT on 15th (8:44:20 p.m. EDT on 14th)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its fifth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The flight is the 25th mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed to June 9, June 10, June 12, June 28, and July 11. [July 4]

July 17

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-22

Launch time: 1450 GMT (10:50 a.m. EDT)

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. [July 13]

July 21

Falcon 9 • Starlink 3-1

Launch time: 1713 GMT (1:13 p.m. EDT; 10:13 a.m. PDT)

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. [July 13]

July 22

Electron • NROL-199

Launch time: TBD

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

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. This mission was contracted through the NRO’s Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket, or RASR, program. [July 13]

July 24

Long March 5B • Wentian

Launch time: Approx. 0615 GMT (2:15 a.m. EDT)

Launch site: Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 5B rocket will launch the Wentian laboratory module, the second major element of China’s space station in low Earth orbit. [July 13]

July 24

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-25

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: LC-39A, 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. [July 13]

TBD

Astra Rocket 3.3 • TROPICS 3 & 4

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-46, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A commercial small satellite launch vehicle developed by Astra will launch the second pair of small CubeSats for NASA’s TROPICS mission. The Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats, or TROPICS, mission will measure environmental and inner-core conditions for tropical cyclones. Delayed from April and June. [June 13]

August

Atlas 5 • SBIRS GEO 6

Launch window: TBD

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

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-097, will launch the U.S. Space Force’s sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 6, 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. Delayed from June 18 and July 31. [July 13]

TBD

Astra Rocket 3.3 • TROPICS 5 & 6

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-46, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A commercial small satellite launch vehicle developed by Astra will launch the third pair of small CubeSats for NASA’s TROPICS mission. The Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats, or TROPICS, mission will measure environmental and inner-core conditions for tropical cyclones. Delayed from April and July. [June 13]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Undead Planets

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220712102726.htm

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

You can use the http://www.heavens-above.com website to find out what’s in orbit and

where to look during fly-overs

Tom can cover this one as well, otherwise follow the instructions below…

Net Control Note: Look for the highest magnitude and read those with highest point info.  As an example: May 20th is the next, good pass. 

All times are “local” (Dallas) time.

Hubble Space Telescope

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=20580&lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST

Jul 22

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=20580&mjd=59782.4404744651&type=V

Jul 23

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=20580&mjd=59783.4321059403&type=V

Jul 24

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=20580&mjd=59784.4237481024&type=V

Jul 25

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=20580&mjd=59785.4153838549&type=V

Envisat

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST

Jul 17

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59777.4579876659&type=V

Jul 20

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59780.4498006791&type=V

Jul 23

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59783.4416021825&type=V

Jul 25

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.078&lng=-97.0417&loc=Unnamed&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59785.4590574985&type=V