Skynet 10-1-22 “JWST’s First Glimpses of Early Galaxies Could Break Cosmology” 9PM CT

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Discussion Topic of the Evening.

JWST’s First Glimpses of Early Galaxies Could Break Cosmology

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/jwsts-first-glimpses-of-early-galaxies-could-break-cosmology

The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images of the distant universe shocked astronomers. Is the discovery of unimaginably distant galaxies a mirage or a revolution?

JWST Deep Space Galaxy Scan

https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/B3398EDE-36FC-497C-A9C7EA2B035F015F_source.jpg?w=690&h=930&651C1682-ABDA-49C0-8C934B55A2506592

SMACS 0723 Deep Field 

https://www.cnet.com/a/img/resize/9e07ba2b460c77b666d901394549af49798bcde8/hub/2022/07/26/88b08ec2-a32d-435c-9cba-44bb3ff1fdc8/smacsfield-2.jpg?auto=webp&fit=crop&height=675&width=1200

Waz Up
Space Exploration and Space History 

Space Exploration News

Ingenuity’s 33rd Flight

https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAZAzpe.img?w=768&h=432&m=6

Happening now: Observe the Moon Night

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.OxKGQEjL307VQZS6-KUY1QHaEK%26pid%3DApi%26h%3D160&f=1&ipt=da9bb4ff3cee38c64b5962b3934625c1526b66ecbfc0c9be170b20bcd880de74&ipo=images

Hubble Upgrade Possible

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/side_image/public/thumbnails/image/28223588012_33c7051b12_o.jpg?itok=NUnT9de4

Hurricane assessment

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Space-Related Birthdays

Clifton Williams Sep 26, 1932 Never flew; died in a T-38 crash in 1967

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Williams-c.jpg/220px-Williams-c.jpg

Stephanie Wilson Sep 27, 1966 STS-121, STS-120, STS-131

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/11/Stephanie_Wilson_in_2008.jpg/220px-Stephanie_Wilson_in_2008.jpg

Livingston L. Holder Jr. Sep 29, 1956 Was assigned to the Shuttle, but couldn’t due to the Challenger accident.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Livingston_Holder_Astronaut_Training.jpg/220px-Livingston_Holder_Astronaut_Training.jpg

Bill Nelson Sep 29, 1942 STS-61-C, Also current NASA Administrator

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/NASA_Administrator_Bill_Nelson_Official_Portrait_%28NHQ202105170001%29.jpg/220px-NASA_Administrator_Bill_Nelson_Official_Portrait_%28NHQ202105170001%29.jpg

James D. Halsell Sep 29, 1956 STS-65, STS-74, STS-83, STS-94, STS-101 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/James_Halsell.jpg/220px-James_Halsell.jpg

Stephen Frick Sep 30, 1964 STS-110, STS-122

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Stephen_frick-2007.jpg/220px-Stephen_frick-2007.jpg

Eric Boe  Oct 01, 1964 STS-126, STS-133

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Eric_Boe_in_2018.jpg/220px-Eric_Boe_in_2018.jpg

This Week in Space History

September 30, 2016

The European probe Rosetta crashes into comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/310175695_10224384426252605_7069905402360707837_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5cd70e&_nc_ohc=emgfIakJWaIAX9_Ifaa&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=00_AT_dlhW5ULdE2HxEtLfKMhkTI2XtWOo8IQ-BsDdjQHlisw&oe=633DF61C

September 27, 2007

The history-making Dawn mission, part of NASA’s Discovery Program and managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, left Earth on Sept. 27, 2007

https://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/web/assets/pictures/_1200x1434_crop_center-center_82_line/20140927_launch_cropped.jpg.webp

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Delphinus, the Dog and Equuleus, the Horse

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Oct. 3

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-29

Launch time: Approx. 2321 GMT (7:21 p.m. EDT; 4:21 p.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. [Sept. 29]

Oct. 4

Atlas 5 • SES 20 & SES 21

Launch window: 2136-2216 GMT (5:36-6:16 p.m. EDT)

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. Delayed from Sept. 30 after Hurricane Ian. [Sept. 29]

Oct. 5

Falcon 9 • Crew 5

Launch time: 1600 GMT (12:00 p.m. EDT)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its eighth flight with astronauts. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. NASA astronauts Nicole Mann, Josh Cassada, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft to begin a six-month expedition on the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea. Delayed from Sept. 1 after first stage booster was damaged during transport. Delayed from Sept. 29. [Sept. 29]

Oct. 5

Electron • GAzelle

Launch time: 1704 GMT (1:04 p.m. EDT)

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

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch the GAzelle small satellite, formerly known as Orbital Test Bed 3, for General Atomics. The GAzelle satellite carries the Argos 4 Advanced Data Collection System payload for NOAA, the U.S. Space Force, and the French space agency CNES. Argos 4 is the latest mission in the international Argos program, a satellite-based system that captures, processes and distributes environmental data — ranging from atmospheric pressure and sea surface temperatures to wildlife monitoring and marine animal tracking — from fixed and mobile platforms around the world. Rocket Lab does not plan to recover the first stage booster on this mission. [Sept. 22]

Oct. 6/7

Falcon 9 • Galaxy 33 & 34

Launch window: 2307-0014 GMT on 6th/7th (7:07-8:14 p.m. EDT on 6th)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 commercial communications satellites for Intelsat. Built by Northrop Grumman, Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 will be positioned in geostationary orbit to provide C-band video and television broadcast services in the United States. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Delayed from Oct. 5. [Sept. 29]

Oct. 13/14

Falcon 9 • Hotbird 13F

Launch window: 0325-0524 GMT on 14th (11:25 p.m.-1:24 a.m. EDT on 13th/14th)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Hotbird 13F television broadcasting satellite for Eutelsat. Hotbird 13F is the first satellite to be built on Airbus’s new Eurostar Neo all-electric spacecraft design, and will provide television broadcast services to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. [Sept. 13]

October

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-36

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. Delayed from Sept. 26 in ripple effect from Starlink 4-34 delays. Delayed from Sept. 30 after Hurricane Ian. [Sept. 29]

October

GSLV Mk.3 • OneWeb 14

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 3 (GSLV Mk.3) will launch 36 satellites into orbit for OneWeb, which is developing a constellation of hundreds of satellites in low Earth orbit for low-latency broadband communications. This is the first launch of OneWeb satellites since the suspension of launches on Soyuz rockets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. [Sept. 22]

October

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-37

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. [Sept. 13]

Oct. 26

Soyuz • Progress 82P

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 82nd Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. [March 25]

October

Long March 5B • Mengtian

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 5B rocket will launch the Mengtian laboratory module, the third major element of China’s space station in low Earth orbit. [April 20]

October

Falcon Heavy • USSF 44

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the USSF 44 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission is expected to deploy two spacecraft payloads directly into geosynchronous orbit, one of which is the military’s TETRA 1 microsatellite. The Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters will land on drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean, and the core stage will be expended. Delayed from late 2020, 2nd quarter of 2021, July 2021, and October 2021 by payload issues. Delayed from early 2022 and June 2022. [Sept. 1]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

New Evidence for Liquid Water Beneath the South Polar Ice Cap of Mars

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/09/220929132524.htm

Mars

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.time.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F09%2FMars.jpg%3Fquality%3D85%26w%3D1200%26h%3D628%26crop%3D1&f=1&h=110&nofb=1&ipt=9c8843fd0029ce4f2a6f084b5b8b716e6041a4066b12f5f3b7514b47714451bd&ipo=news

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

Oct. 4

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59857.0683959484&type=V

Oct 5.

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59858.0360346891&type=V

Oct 7.

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59860.0393133084&type=V

Tiangong

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

Oct. 6

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59859.0547149647&type=V

Oct. 8

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59861.0383454597&type=V

X-37B

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=45606&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Oct. 6

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=45606&mjd=59858.4691364233&type=V