Skynet 12-3-22 “Gravitational Lensing” & Constellation “Cassiopeia” 9PM CT

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Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Gravitational Lensing of  Supernova at Different Times

Image: https://physicsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Cooling-supernova.jpg

Early Stages of Supernova

https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.1.20221111b/full/

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05252-5.epdf?sharing_token=mbnyGbr0oillxWaza7Q2F9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0ONeMdeC03n6G5uF3Z4oLBBfgpykGzcxnxTOcZgubBAlc5l2GJ-msewU-QiAI0RUjmCx-8QYxE9MQL3mLdXXGTh-_m-CCU-f8CauKGI4wr2ZOdPJl15bzW5qOcC0RlpQOiBRyU4GIgdcpAXusgx8Z5cuxiUueYXa01-MgVzs3Q6EQMsRNr15jJvo2W2EBIDX3E%3D&tracking_referrer=physicsworld.com

Supernova Comparison

https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.1.20221111b/full/media/sizes/full/figure1.jpg

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Space Exploration and Space History 

Astronaut Birthdays

  • November 27, 1952: James Wetherbee (STS-32, STS-52, STS-63, STS-86, STS-102, STS-113)
  • November 29: Kenneth Cameron (STS-37, STS-56, STS-74)
  • December 1: Terry Virts (STS-130, Exp 42/43)
  • December 3: Steven Swanson (STS-117, STS-119, Exp 39/40)
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Cassiopeia, the Queen

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Dec. 6/7

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-37

Launch time: 0129 GMT on 7th (8:29 p.m. EST on 6th)

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, November, and Dec. 5. [Nov. 30]

Dec. 13

Ariane 5 • Galaxy 35, Galaxy 36, and MTG-I1

Launch time: 2030 GMT (3:30 p.m. EST)

Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA259, to launch the Galaxy 35 and 36 communications satellites for Intelsat, and the MTG-I1 weather satellite for Eumetsat. Galaxy 35 and 36, built by Maxar, will provide C-band television and video broadcast services over the United States. The first Meteosat Third Generation Imager satellite, MTG-I1, will provide weather imagery over Europe for the European weather satellite agency, Eumetsat. [Nov. 30]

Dec. 15

Falcon 9 • SWOT

Launch time: 1146:40 GMT (6:46:40 a.m. EST; 3:46:40 a.m. PST)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission for NASA. SWOT is a science mission jointly developed by NASA and CNES, the French space agency, to measure how much water is in Earth’s oceans, lakes, and rivers. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will return to Landing Zone 4 at Vandenberg Space Force Base. Delayed from Dec. 12. [Nov. 30]

Dec. 15

Falcon 9 • O3b mPOWER 1 & 2

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the first two O3b mPOWER broadband internet satellites into Medium Earth Orbit for SES of Luxembourg. The satellites, built by Boeing, will provide internet services over most of the populated world, building on SES’s O3b network. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Delayed from May, June, and August, and November. [Nov. 22]

December

Falcon 9 • Starlink 2-2

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch another batch of Starlink internet satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base. This mission will deployed the Starlink satellites into a high-inclination orbit inclined 70 degrees to the equator after flying southeast from Cape Canaveral. Delayed from Nov. 16 and Nov. 18. [Nov. 22]

Dec. 20

Vega-C • Pléiades Neo 5 & 6

Launch time: 0147 GMT (9:47 p.m. EST)

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, Nov. 23, and Nov. 24. [Nov. 29]

December

Falcon 9 • Transporter 6

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 6 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with numerous small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers. Delayed from October and November. [Sept. 9]

December

Falcon 9 • SDA Tranche 0

Launch time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch around 10 Tranche 0 demonstration satellites for the U.S. military’s Space Development Agency. The launch is the first of two Falcon 9 missions to carry SDA demonstration spacecraft for a future constellation of military missile tracking and data relay satellites. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will return to Landing Zone 4 at Vandenberg. Delayed from Sept. 24. Delayed from Sept. 29 by payload supply chain issues. [Sept. 16]

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

Mysterious Bright Flash is Black Hole Jet Pointing Straight Toward Earth

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221130114505.htm

Black Hole Artist’s Concept

https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2022/11/221130114505_1_900x600.jpg

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days. 

All times are “local” (Dallas) time.

ISS

https://heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Dec. 5

https://heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59919.030677456&type=V

Tiangong

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

Dec. 10

https://heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59924.0353916695&type=V

Dec. 11

https://heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59924.9949174944&type=V

Bluewalker 3

https://heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=53807&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Dec. 10

https://heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=53807&mjd=59924.0363633346&type=V

Dec. 11

https://heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=53807&mjd=59925.0236638097&type=V