Skynet 8-6-22 “Private Moon Race Kicks Off Soon” & Constellation “Lyra the Harp” 9PM CT

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

A New Private Moon Race Kicks Off Soon

John Walker Moosbrugger

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Lunar Arrivals

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Artemis Program

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SEAL Instrument

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COTS Program

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SpaceIL

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CLPS

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 Waz Up

Space Exploration and Space History 

The galaxy, called GLASS-z13 (GN-z13), formed just 300 million years after the Big Bang that occurred 13.8 billion years ago. 

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Artemis

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 moon mission is go to return to the pad, one last time, ahead of launch.

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Space-Related Birthdays

Richard O. Covey, August 1, 1946 STS-51-I, STS-26, STS-38, STS-61

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Joan Higginbotham, August 3, 1964 STS-116

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Charles D. Gemar, August 4, 1955 STS-38, STS-48, STS-62 

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Andrew M. Allen, August 4, 1955 STS-46, STS-62, STS-75 

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Michael J. McCulley, August 4, 1943 STS-34

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Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930 Gemini 8, Apollo 11

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Winston E. Scott, August 6, 1950 STS-72, STS-87

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Gregory Chamitoff, August 6, 1962 STS-124/126 (Expedition 17/18), STS-134 

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This Week in Space History

First Deep Space Spacewalk, August 5, 1971

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Curiosity lands, August 5, 2012

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Juno launched August 5, 2011

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Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Lyra the Harp

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Early August

Falcon 9 • Starlink 3-3

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. [July 21]

Aug. 9

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-26

Launch time: Approx. 2300 GMT (7 p.m. EDT)

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. [July 21]

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]

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]

Summer

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, May 2022, and June 2022. [June 26]

TBD

Starship • Orbital Test Flight

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Starbase, Boca Chica Beach, Texas

A SpaceX Super Heavy and Starship launch vehicle will launch on its first orbital test flight. The mission will attempt to travel around the world for nearly one full orbit, resulting in a re-entry and splashdown of the Starship near Hawaii. Delayed from early 2022. [March 9]

Mid-August

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-27

Launch time: TBD

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 21]

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Aug. 29

Space Launch System • Artemis 1

Launch window: 1233-1433 GMT (8:33-10:33 a.m. EDT)

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

NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket will launch on its first test flight with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft. The mission, known as Artemis 1, will place the Orion spacecraft into orbit around the moon before the capsule returns to Earth for splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Ten small CubeSat rideshare payloads will also launch on the Artemis 1 mission. Delayed from February, March, April, May, and June. [July 21]

August

Delta 4-Heavy • NROL-91

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-6, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency. [March 25]

NET August/September

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. Delayed from May. [July 21]

September

Atlas 5 • SES 20 & SES 21

Launch window: TBD

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

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the SES 20 and SES 21 communications satellites for SES of Luxembourg. SES 20 and 21 will provide C-band television and data services over the United States. The rocket will fly in the 531 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, three solid rocket boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from August. [July 21]

Check-ins or comments

At this point we should be reaching our 90 minute cut-off point, so NCS can decide whether to cut any of these topics due to lack of time.

9.  Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Brenda WB5OZL

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Formax Galaxy Cluster

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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

All times are “local” (Dallas) time.

Tiangong

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=48274&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Aug. 9

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59800.4352659712&type=V

Aug. 10

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59801.4606755945&type=V

Aug. 14

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59806.1160018524&type=V

Aug. 15

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59807.0741535176&type=V

Envisat

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

Aug. 7

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59798.469349912&type=V

Aug. 8

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59799.4437255408&type=V

Aug. 10

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59801.4611739758&type=V

Aug. 11

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59802.4355118656&type=V

Aug. 13

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59804.4529828825&type=V

Aug. 15

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59806.4703927552&type=V