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WHY ASTRONOMERS WORRY ABOUT THE BRIGHTNESS OF SPACEX'S STARLINK SATELLITE MEGACONSTELLATION - SpaceX is planning to launch the second installment of its Starlink megaconstellation on Monday (Nov. 11), and astronomers are waiting to see — well, precisely what they will see.
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RUSSIAN SUPPLY SHIP DOCKS WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION RUSSIAN SUPPLY SHIP DOCKS WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - An unmanned Russian ship carrying tons of supplies successfully docked Monday with the International Space Station. The Progress MS-13 cargo ship had lifted off on Friday atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It successfully docked with the space outpost on Monday at 1035 GMT.    More
(Source: Phys.org - Dec 10)


MYRADAR LAUNCHES AIRCRAFT TRACKING SATELLITE MYRADAR LAUNCHES AIRCRAFT TRACKING SATELLITE - Acme AtronOmatic, the makers of the MyRadar Weather Radar app, have launched a non-commercial, experimental communications satellite aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket with launch provider Alba Orbital. The launch event, dubbed “Running out of Fingers,” lifted off on Dec. 6. The cubesat will monitor aircraft tracking signals from orbit and relay the data to the ground.    More
(Source: Via Satellite - Dec 10)


CHINA LAUNCHES TWO KUAIZHOU ROCKETS IN SIX HOURS CHINA LAUNCHES TWO KUAIZHOU ROCKETS IN SIX HOURS - Two solid-fueled Kuaizhou 1A rockets fired into orbit from the same spaceport in northern China Saturday, demonstrating a further advance in China’s aim for a quick-response, on-call satellite launch capability. The back-to-back Kuaizhou 1A missions both lifted off from the Taiyuan space center in northern China’s Shanxi province, using separate road-mobile transporters as launch pads.   More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Dec 9)


SPACEX DRAGON SUCCESSFULLY DOCKS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SPACEX DRAGON SUCCESSFULLY DOCKS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, dropping off super muscular “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot. The station commander, Italy’s Luca Parmitano, used a large robot arm to grab onto the Dragon three days after its launch from Cape Canaveral. The two spacecraft soared 260 miles (420 kilometers) above the South Pacific at the time of capture.   More
(Source: CNBC - Dec 9)


CHINA LAUNCHES NEW OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING SATELLITE CHINA LAUNCHES NEW OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING SATELLITE - China sent a new optical remote sensing satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province at 10:55 a.m. Saturday (Beijing Time). The Jilin-1 Gaofen 02B satellite, which belongs to the Jilin-1 satellite family, was launched by Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) and entered the planned orbit successfully. The satellite was independently developed by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd., featuring high resolution, wide width and high-speed data transmission.   More
(Source: Xinhua - Dec 8)


SATELLITE MEGA-CONSTELLATIONS STIR A DEBATE OVER AVOIDING CATASTROPHIC ORBITAL CRASHES SATELLITE MEGA-CONSTELLATIONS STIR A DEBATE OVER AVOIDING CATASTROPHIC ORBITAL CRASHES - The retired commander of the U.S. Strategic Command says the tens of thousands of satellites that SpaceX, OneWeb and Amazon are planning to put into orbit over the next few years will require a new automated system for space traffic management — and perhaps new satellite hardware requirements as well. Retired Gen. Kevin Chilton laid out his ideas for dealing with potentially catastrophic orbital traffic jams at the University of Washington on Friday, during the inaugural symposium presented by UW’s Space Policy and Research Center.   More
(Source: GeekWire - Dec 8)


RUSSIAN PROGRESS CARGO SHIP FOLLOWS SPACEX DRAGON TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION RUSSIAN PROGRESS CARGO SHIP FOLLOWS SPACEX DRAGON TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - A Soyuz booster propelled a Russian Progress cargo ship into orbit early Friday, kicking off a three-day flight to deliver 2.7 tons of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. The flight came less than 24 hours after SpaceX launched a station-bound Dragon cargo ship from Cape Canaveral on Thursday. The Progress MS-13/74P spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:34 a.m. EST (12:34 p.m. local time), the moment Earth's rotation carried the launch pad into the plane of the space station's orbit — a requirement for spacecraft attempting to rendezvous with a target moving at nearly five miles per second.   More
(Source: CBS News - Dec 7)


ROCKET LAB’S 10TH LAUNCH TESTS BOOSTER RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY ROCKET LAB’S 10TH LAUNCH TESTS BOOSTER RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY - Rocket Lab closed out its 2019 launch schedule Friday with the 10th flight of the company’s Electron small satellite launcher, successfully deploying seven payloads in orbit while demonstrating new re-entry guidance and control technology to move closer to recovering and reusing future boosters. The 10th launch of an Electron rocket — and the sixth this year — lifted off from Launch Complex 1 at Rocket Lab’s privately-run space base on New Zealand’s North Island at 3:18 a.m. EST (0818 GMT) Friday. The 55-foot-tall (17-meter) launcher took off at 9:18 p.m. local time in New Zealand and soared into a clear evening sky against a fading twilight sky.   More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Dec 7)


DRAGON SOARS ON RESEARCH AND RESUPPLY FLIGHT TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION DRAGON SOARS ON RESEARCH AND RESUPPLY FLIGHT TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - A commercial Dragon supply freighter built and owned by SpaceX rocketed into a clear blue sky over Florida’s Space Coast Thursday with a menagerie of research experiments and holiday surprises heading for the International Space Station. Scientists loaded 40 genetically-engineered into the Dragon capsule to help gauge the effectiveness of an experimental drug to combat muscle and bone atrophy. There’s also an experiment sponsored by Anheuser-Busch to study the malting of barley in microgravity, which could lead to the brewing of beer in space, the company says.   More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Dec 6)


FALCON 9 SCRUBS LAUNCH OF CRS-19 DRAGON TO THE ISS FALCON 9 SCRUBS LAUNCH OF CRS-19 DRAGON TO THE ISS - SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will have to watch until Thursday afternoon to launch the company’s Dragon spacecraft on a resupply flight to the International Space Station. Falcon was set to lift off from Cape Canaveral at 12:51:58 local time (17:51 UTC), deploying Dragon a little over nine and a half minutes later to begin its mission. However, unacceptable upper level winds – and wind strength for recovery of the booster – scrubbed the launch ahead of prop loading.   More
(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Dec 5)


MEXICAN STUDENTS LAUNCH A SMALL SATELLITE TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION MEXICAN STUDENTS LAUNCH A SMALL SATELLITE TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - The first satellite built by students in Mexico for launch from the International Space Station is smaller than a shoebox but represents a big step for its builders. The project is part of NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative, which offers universities, high schools and non-profit organizations the opportunity to fly small satellites. Innovative technology partnerships keep down the cost, providing students a way to obtain hands-on experience developing flight hardware.   More
(Source: Space Daily - Dec 4)


NASA TELEVISION TO AIR SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP LAUNCH, DOCKING NASA TELEVISION TO AIR SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP LAUNCH, DOCKING - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 4:15 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 6. The Russian Progress 74 is scheduled to launch on a Soyuz rocket at 4:34 a.m. (2:34 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.   More
(Source: WFMJ - Dec 4)


SPACEFLIGHT’S SEOPS-2 MISSION TO LAUNCH MULTIPLE SPACECRAFT FROM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SPACEFLIGHT’S SEOPS-2 MISSION TO LAUNCH MULTIPLE SPACECRAFT FROM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - Spaceflight, the leading provider of mission management and rideshare integration services, announced that together with Hypergiant SEOPS, it will be launching three CubeSats from the International Space Station (ISS) and Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft in early January. The payloads will travel to the ISS through a NASA Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission aboard a SpaceX Dragon scheduled to launch atop a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on December 4.    More
(Source: Business Wire - Dec 4)


SCIENCE AROUND THE PLANET USES IMAGES OF EARTH FROM THE SPACE STATION SCIENCE AROUND THE PLANET USES IMAGES OF EARTH FROM THE SPACE STATION - Artificial lighting at night affects the behavior of urban wildlife, according to a recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports, which examined animals in the laboratory and the field. The researchers mapped light levels in the city of Chicago using publicly available images of Earth taken by astronauts from the International Space Station. The study is only one example of the wide variety of scientific research based on images taken by crew members from space using the Crew Earth Observations (CEO) facility.   More
(Source: Phys.org - Dec 4)


ISS SSTV DECEMBER 4-6 ISS SSTV DECEMBER 4-6 - Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station on Wednesday to Friday, December 4, 5 and 6. This is the schedule for the planned activation of the MAI-75 SSTV activity from the ISS.   More
(Source: Southgatearc.org - Dec 4)


ASTRONAUTS REPAIR COSMIC RAY DETECTOR OUTSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ASTRONAUTS REPAIR COSMIC RAY DETECTOR OUTSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - Spacewalking astronauts attached new pumps to a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Monday in a bid to extend its scientific life. It was the third spacewalk in nearly three weeks for Italy’s Luca Parmitano and NASA’s Andrew Morgan. And it marked the culmination of years of work to repair the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.   More
(Source: MarketWatch - Dec 3)


TWO CARGO FREIGHTERS SET FOR LAUNCH TO SPACE STATION THIS WEEK TWO CARGO FREIGHTERS SET FOR LAUNCH TO SPACE STATION THIS WEEK - Fresh off a series of three complex spacewalks to repair a $2 billion cosmic ray detector, the International Space Station’s crew is set to receive two robotic resupply freighters in the next week after launches from Florida’s Space Coast and the steppes of Kazakhstan. A SpaceX Dragon supply ship and Russian Progress cargo craft will deliver more than five tons of supplies, experiments and other equipment to the space station.   More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Dec 3)


PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GPS PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GPS - Thanks to GPS, your car, your phone, even your watch knows exactly where you are on the planet, by listening to a satellite signal from 12,000 miles over your head. GPS is always on, you don't pay anything to use it, and you never need to know how it works. But don't you kind of wonder? The U.S. Air Force runs the American Global Positioning System.   More
(Source: CBS News - Dec 2)


LAUNCH DELAYED OF SATELLITE FROM NEW ZEALAND THAT CREATES ARTIFICIAL SHOOTING STARS LAUNCH DELAYED OF SATELLITE FROM NEW ZEALAND THAT CREATES ARTIFICIAL SHOOTING STARS - Officials on Friday scrubbed launch of a satellite from New Zealand that spits out artificial shooting stars for expensive light shows in the sky. The satellite, built by Japan-based Astro Live Experiences, or ALE Co. Ltd., was packed on board an Electron rocket made by a new space company, Rocket Lab.   More
(Source: Space Daily - Dec 1)


RUSSIAN ROSCOSMOS SAYS PROGRESS MS-12 BURNS UP IN ATMOSPHERE AFTER UNDOCKING RUSSIAN ROSCOSMOS SAYS PROGRESS MS-12 BURNS UP IN ATMOSPHERE AFTER UNDOCKING - Russia's Progress MS-12 cargo spacecraft, which undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) earlier on Friday, burned up as scheduled during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, with its debris landing in the Pacific Ocean, a representative of the main research arm of the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos said. "The elements of the Progress MS-12 spacecraft that did not burn fell in a non-navigable area of the South Pacific", the representative of the Central Research Institute for Machine Building said.   More
(Source: Space Daily - Dec 1)

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