Skynet 11-6-21 “Astro2020 Decadal Survey” & “Cepheus, the King” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Astro2020 Decadal Survey” & Constellation “Cepheus, the King” 

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Mnemophrenia” (2018) 

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Skynet 1-30-21 “Halloween” & “Aquarius, the Water Bearer” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Halloween” & “Aquarius, the Water Bearer” 

Net Control: Chaz KF5JHA

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: 

“Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future” (1985)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Skynet 10-23-21 “Astronomical League Observing Programs” & Constellation “Lacerta, the Lizard” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Astronomical League Observing Programs” & Constellation “Lacerta, the Lizard” 

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Prometheus” (2012)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Skynet 10-16-21 “What Causes Flashes on the Moon?” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “What Causes Flashes on the Moon?” & Constellations: “Piscis Austrinus, and Grus” 

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “E.T.” (1982)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Skynet 10-2-21 “Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico (Part 2)” & “Capricornus the Sea Goat” 

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:  “Unknown World” (1951) 

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Skynet 9-25-21 “The Story of Landsat 9” & Constellations “Delphinus” and “Equuleus” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Story of Landsat 9” & Constellations “Delphinus, the Dolphin” and “Equuleus, the Horse” (of course, of course).

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Star Trek: Insurrection” (1998)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Skynet 9-18-21 “Space Elevators” & Constellation “Cygnus the Swan” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Space Elevators” & Constellation “Cygnus the Swan” 

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL 

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Quiet Hour” (2012)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Space Elevators

Spacecraft/Elevator Construction

https://science.nasa.gov/files/science-red/s3fs-public/styles/large/public/mnt/medialibrary/2000/09/07/ast07sep_1_resources/MagLevCompModel.jpg?itok=NoT7t0GT

Nano Superfibers

https://science.nasa.gov/files/science-red/s3fs-public/styles/large/public/mnt/medialibrary/2000/09/07/ast07sep_1_resources/nanotube3.gif?itok=VZjEKjp3

Space Elevator in Action

https://science.nasa.gov/files/science-red/s3fs-public/styles/large/public/mnt/medialibrary/2000/09/07/ast07sep_1_resources/seg.jpg?itok=RzHw4Mwt

Waz Up

Chaz KF5JHA

Space Exploration and Space History 

Space News: 

Space Crew Inspiration 4 to return to earth

Inspiration 4 in Orbit (Artist’s Concept)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cupola-1170×658.jpg

Time Crystal Oscillation Video (Artist Concept)

BIRTHDAYS

Sept. 12

1940 Dr. Roger Keith Crouch: STS-83, STS-94, 

http://www.gftse.org/page/astronaut-roger-keith-crouch-/uploads/images/Roger-Keith-Crouch.png

Sept. 14

1950: Dr. Eugene Huu-Chau Trinh: STS-50

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Gene_Trinh_%2829028720973%29.jpg

1958: John Bennett Herrington: STS-113

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Herrington.jpg

Sept. 15

1941 Mirosław Hermaszewski: Soyuz 30

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Miroslaw_H.jpg

Sept. 16

1956: Kevin Richard Kregel: STS-70, STS-78, STS-87, STS-99

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/KevinRKregel.jpg

Sept. 17

1930: Edgar Mitchell: Apollo 14

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/Edgar_Mitchell_cropped.jpg

1930: Tom Stafford: Gemini 6A, Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and ASTP

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Thomas_Stafford.jpg

1943: Sam Durrance: STS-35, STS-67

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Samuel_Durrance.jpg

1961: Pamela Ann Melroy: STS-92, STS-112, STS-120

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Pamela_Melroy_official_portrait.jpg

History

1962 

Kennedy spoke at Rice University American Commitment to the Moon

https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/jfkrice.jpg

1966: Launch of Gemini 11

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/3-66-hc-1476hr-4-a.jpg

1970: Launch of Luna 16

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Luna_16.jpg

1991: Launch of STS-48

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Sts_48_d13_uars_in_payload_bay2.jpg

1992: Launch of STS-47

https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/McDougleSC/gallery/photos/P20-2_hires.jpg

1993: Launch of STS-51

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/STS-51-crew.jpg

2017: Launch of Soyuz MS-06

https://spaceinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Soyuz-Launch-Russia-TOURS0716-1320×825.jpg

Sept. 13

1961:  Launch of Mercury MA-4

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Atlas_D_with_MA-4_%28Sep._13%2C_1961%29_1.jpg

1977:  Second drop test of Shuttle Enterprise

https://i2.wp.com/theavgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ALT-13-Sept-1977.jpg

Sept. 14

1968: Launch of Zond 5

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Zond_L1_drawing.png

1978: Launch of Venera 12

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Venus_12.jpg

Sept. 15

1976: Launch of Soyuz 22

http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/photo2/soyuz-22.jpg

2016: Launch of Tiangong-2

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/oBk79wQBP9csPAFZ2otQf-1024-80.jpg.webp

Sept. 16

Launch of STS-79

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/STS079-350-003.jpg

Sept. 17

1985: Launch of Soyuz T-14

http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/photo2/soyuz-t-14.jpg 

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Cygnus the Swan

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Sept. 23

Atlas 5 • Landsat 9

Launch time: 1811 GMT (2:11 p.m. EDT; 11:11 a.m. PDT)

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

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Built by Northrop Grumman, Landsat 9 will continue the series of Landsat images of Earth dating back nearly 50 years. 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. 16 by liquid oxygen shortage. [Aug. 27]

September

Long March 7 • Tianzhou 3

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 7 will launch the Tianzhou 3 resupply ship to dock with the Chinese space station. The automated cargo craft is the second resupply freighter for the Chinese space station. [June 18]

Sept. 30/Oct. 1

Epsilon • RAISE 2

Launch time: 0048-0059 GMT on 1st (8:48-8:59 p.m. EDT on 30th)

Launch site: Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

A Japanese Epsilon rocket will launch the Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 2, or RAISE 2, technology demonstration satellite for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Eight smaller rideshare payloads will also be on this launch. [Aug. 23]

NET October

Electron • BlackSky 10 & 11

Launch time: TBD

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

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch two small satellites for BlackSky’s commercial fleet of Earth observation spacecraft. Rocket Lab has nicknamed this mission “Love At First Insight.” Delayed from late August and September. [Sept. 10]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Part of the Universe is Missing!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210916114621.htm

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS

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

Sept. 18

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=25544&mjd=59476.0436331516&type=V

Tiangong

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

Sept. 25

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59482.4688775954&type=V

Sept. 27

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59484.4563902276&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

Sept. 20

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=45606&mjd=59477.4756243423&type=V

Envisat

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

Sept. 21

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59478.4839531614&type=V

Sept. 24

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59481.4759610241&type=V

Sept. 26

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59483.4935371419&type=V

Skynet 9-11-21 Archaeoastronomy and a Look at Pleiades” & Constellations “Vulpecula” & “Sagitta” 9PM

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Archaeoastronomy and a Look at Pleiades” & Constellations “Vulpecula, the Little Fox” & “Sagitta, the Arrow”  

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:  “On the Beach” (1959) 

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”

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Direct Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

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

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Archaeoastronomy And a Look at Pleiades 

Skynet 9-4-21 “Deflecting Asteroids” & Constellation “Aquila” 9PM CT

SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Deflecting an Asteroid Before It Hits Earth May Take Multiple Bumps” & Constellation Aquila the Eagle”

Net Control: Bill N5BB

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Reconstruction of William Zero” (2014) 

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

W5FC-R Echolink Node Down

This is to inform folks the Echolink Node “W5FC-R” Node “37247” is down indefinitely as of Sep 4, 2021

It appears it’s a software failure of some sort and will take some time to update and install both the OS and a new version of “Svxlink” – the Linux server version of “Echolink.”

I will inform everyone when the node is operational again. It is unlikely (though not impossible) the node will be available for Saturday’s “Night of Nets.”

Thank you for your attention.

Tom KE5ICX