Skynet! 11-5-22 “Imaging of WR140” & Constellation “Aquarius” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Imaging by JWST of Wolf–Rayet binary WR 140 as discussed in the Bad Astronomy Blog and a Nature paper:

WR140 – Infrared

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WR140 – Dusty Spiral Arms

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Hubble image of the Wolf-Rayet star M1-67

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Space Exploration and Space History 

Astronaut Birthdays

  • October 30, 1946: Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson (STS-41-B, STS-61-C, STS-27, STS-47, STS-71)
  • October 30, 1961: Ronald J. Garan, Jr. (STS-124, Expedition 27/28)
  • October 30, 1964: Sandra Magnus (STS-112, STS-126/119 (Expedition 18), STS-135)
  • October 31, 1930: Michael Collins (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)
  • October 31, 1949: Terrence Wilcutt (STS-68, STS-79, STS-89, STS-106)
  • November 1, 1953: Jan Davis (STS-47, STS-60, STS-85)
  • November 2, 1944: Jeffrey Hoffman (STS-51-D, STS-35, STS-46, STS-61, STS-75)
  • November 3, 1954: Kevin Chilton (STS-49, STS-59, STS-76)
  • November 5, 1948: Robert Cenker (STS-61-C)
  • November 5, 1961: Charles Hobaugh (STS-104, STS-118; STS-129)
  • November 5, 1961: Alan Poindexter (STS-122, STS-131)
  • November 5, 1962: Alvin Drew (STS-118, STS-133)
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Aquarius, the Water Bearer

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Nov. 5

Long March 3B • Chinasat 19

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Xichang, China

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will launch the Chinasat 19 communications satellite. Chinasat 19 will provide broadband services over China. [Nov. 2]

Nov. 6

Antares • NG-18

Launch time: 1050 GMT (5:50 a.m. EST)

Launch site: Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the 19th Cygnus cargo freighter on the 18th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-18. The rocket will fly in the Antares 230+ configuration, with two RD-181 first stage engines and a Castor 30XL second stage. Delayed from Aug. 15 and Oct. 15. [Sept. 29]

Nov. 8

Falcon 9 • Galaxy 31 & 32

Launch window: 1606-1806 GMT (11:06 a.m.-1:06 p.m. EST)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32 commercial communications satellites for Intelsat. Built by Maxar, Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32 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 be expended on this mission. [Nov. 2]

Nov. 9

Atlas 5 • JPSS 2 & LOFTID

Launch time: 0925 GMT (5:25 a.m. EDT; 2:25 a.m. PDT)

Launch site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-098, will launch Joint Polar Satellite System 2, or JPSS 2, polar-orbiting weather satellite for NASA and NOAA. Built by Northrop Grumman, JPSS 2 will provide global weather observations for medium and long-term forecasts. The Atlas 5 will also launch the Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator, or LOFTID, re-entry aeroshell vehicle on a test flight. LOFTID is a joint project between NASA and ULA. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from Sept. 30 due to anomaly during testing of the satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS, instrument. Delayed from Nov. 1. [Oct. 30]

Nov. 12

Long March 7 • Tianzhou 5

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 7 rocket will launch the Tianzhou 5 resupply ship to dock with the Chinese space station. The automated cargo craft is the fourth resupply freighter for the Chinese space station. Delayed from Nov. 6. [Nov. 2]

Nov. 14

Space Launch System • Artemis 1

Launch window: 0507-0616 GMT (12:07-1:16 a.m. EST)

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. Scrubbed on Aug. 29 by engine cooling issue. Scrubbed on Sept. 3 by hydrogen leak. Delayed from no earlier than Sept. 23 to allow more time to prepare for tanking test. Delayed from Sept. 27 due to threat from potential Hurricane Ian. [Oct. 26]

November

Falcon 9 • Eutelsat 10B

Launch window: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Eutelsat 10B communications satellite for Eutelsat. Based on the Spacebus Neo platform built by Thales Alenia Space, Eutelsat 10B will provide maritime and in-flight broadband, data, and video connectivity to customers in the Americas, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will be expended. [Sept. 13]

Nov. 18

Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 26

Launch time: 2227 GMT (5:27 p.m. EST)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its sixth 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 26th mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from October. [Nov. 2]

Nov. 22

Falcon 9 • ispace Mission 1

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the first commercial lunar lander for ispace, a Japan-based company that competed for the Google Lunar XPRIZE and is now developing a series of robotic lunar landers. The first lunar lander, called ispace Mission 1, was assembled in partnership with ArianeGroup and carries a package of international and commercial payloads, including two small lunar rovers from the United Arab Emirates and Japan. The mission will target a landing in the Lacus Somniorum region of the moon. NASA’s Lunar Flashlight CubeSat will be a rideshare payload on this launch. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will return to Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Delayed from mid-November. [Nov. 2]

Nov. 23

Vega-C • Pléiades Neo 5 & 6

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

An Arianespace Vega-C rocket will launch the Pléiades Neo 5 and 6 Earth observation satellites for Airbus. Pléiades Neo 5 and 6 are the third and fourth members of the four-satellite Pléiades Neo constellation built, owned, and operated by Airbus. Delayed from Nov. 21. [Oct. 26]

Late November

Long March 2F • Shenzhou 15

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Jiuquan, China

A Chinese Long March 2F rocket will launch the Shenzhou 15 spacecraft with three Chinese astronauts to rendezvous and dock with the Chinese space station in low Earth orbit. This is China’s 10th crewed space mission, and the fourth to the Chinese space station. The crew members have not been officially named. [Oct. 26]

Late November

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. Delayed from October. [Oct. 26]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Mars’s crust more complex, evolved than previously thought

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221104093246.htm?fbclid=IwAR0BZtqkuwwH1RqB4afXsMEMi31LKQCqzLgn_DvnP3tS57aRwjkdc0YWUbc

Mars’s Crust

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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

Nov 8

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Nov 9

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Tiangong

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

Nov 6

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Nov 14

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X-37B

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

Nov 11

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Nov 12

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