AIAA 2017 SciTech Forum Comprised of 11 Conferences, Expects 4,000 Attendees
Jan 9 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / Iridium Next 1-10, Vandenberg AFB CA: SpaceX return to flight with attempted launch of 10 Iridium Next satellites aboard Falcon 9 for Iridium Communications Inc.
Jan 9-13 — AIAA, Grapevine TX: 2017 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition; 10th Symposium on Space Resource Utilization; 4th AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference; at Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Venus (SW), Mars (SW), Jupiter (S), Uranus (S), Neptune (SW); Morning Planets: Mercury (SE), Saturn (SE).
ISU 2017 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program
| Jan 9 – Feb 10 — International Space University, Adelaide, Australia: 2017 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program; at Mawson Lakes Campus, University of South Australia.
Jan 9 — Moon: 0.4° N of Aldebaran, 04:07; at perigee (distance 363,242 km), 20:07.
NET Jan – Nov — ExoMars 2016 Orbiter, Mars Orbit: ESA Trace Gas Orbiter scheduled to enter Aerobraking phase from Jan-Nov to enter 400-km orbit; set to adjust orbit inclination to 74° on Jan 17.
NET Jan — Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), 2,500-meter Elevation, Mauna Loa HI: HI-SEAS 5 six-member ‘Lavanaut’ crew to begin 8-month space mission simulation.
NET Jan 8 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / EchoStar 23, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch EchoStar 23 communications satellite for EchoStar Corp to provide direct-to-home television broadcast services over Brazil.
Jan 8-27 — National Autonomous University of Mexico, Puebla, Mexico: Latin American School of Astronomical Observations.
Jan 10 — JAXA, Launch SS-520-4 / TRICOM 1, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan: Japan’s SS-520-4 rocket, a modified sounding rocket with an added third stage, will launch on an experimental demonstration flight with the TRICOM 1 spacecraft, a 3U CubeSat with a store and forward communications system and an imaging camera.
Jan 10 — Lunar and Planetary Institute, Universities Space Research Association, NASA, Online / The Woodlands TX: Abstracts Due: 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC); to be held Mar 20-24.
Jan 10 — SETI Institute, Mountain View CA: Weekly Colloquium: The Late Veneer and Earth’s Habitability; Norm Sleep, Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, 12:00.
Jan 10-11 — National Space Society, Santa Monica CA: Space Settlement Summit; to bring together leading people, companies, organizations that are making space settlement a reality; participation is by invitation only.
Jan 11-12 — International Space Science Institute, Beijing, China: Lunar and Planetary Seismology meeting.
Jan 11-13 — NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group, Tucson AZ: 16th Meeting of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG).
Jan 11-13 — Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT), Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), University of Colorado, Boulder CO: Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies (DAP-2017) workshop.
Jan 11-13 — Earth Life Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan: ELSI 5th International Symposium & Young Researchers Day.
Jan 11 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 AF3: Near-Earth Flyby (0.039 AU).
Jan 12 — University of California – Riverside, Riverside CA: Lecture: Alternate Earths – How Earth’s Past Guides NASA’s Search for Life; Tim Lyons, Professor of Biogeochemistry and Director, Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center, UC Riverside.
Jan 12, 13 — JPL/Caltech, NASA, Pasadena CA: von Kármán Lecture Series 2017: Lecture: Exoplanets – The Quest for Strange New Worlds; Eric Mamajek, Deputy Program Chief Scientist, NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program, JPL.
Jan 12 — Moon: Full (Wolf / Old Moon), 20:07.
Jan 13 — ISS, Expedition 50 U.S. EVA 39, LEO: Commander Shane Kimbrough and crewmate Thomas Pesquet to perform second of two scheduled Extravehicular Activities to perform battery installation (+4 Contingency EVAs), starts 05:30 EST lasting ~6.5 hours.
Jan 13 — Chang’e-5T1 Service Module, Lunar Orbit: China module collecting data on Lunar surface for future Moon missions begins 3rd year in Lunar orbit today; launched Oct 2014, reached Moon Jan 2015.
Jan 13 — Royal Astronomical Society, London, United Kingdom: Meeting: The Ultra-low Surface Brightness Universe.
Jan 13 — Peninsula Astronomical Society, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills CA: How to Observe the Great American Solar Eclipse; Rob Hawley of PAS and Fremont Peak Observatory.
Jan 13 — NASA Astrobiology Institute, Online / Mountain View CA: Webinar: Paleo-Rock-Hosted Life Biosignature Detection and Characterization.
Jan 13 — Moon: 3.9° S of Beehive Cluster, 03:59.
Jan 13 — Apollo Asteroid 2013 AS76: Near-Earth Flyby (0.086 AU).
Jan 14-18 — Obergurgl University, Obergurgl, Austria: Conference: Dawn of Galaxies.
Jan 14 — Moon: 0.9° S of Regulus, 18:07.
Jan 14 — Apollo Asteroid 438955 (2010 LN14): Near-Earth Flyby (0.060 AU).
Jan 14 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 AY3: Near-Earth Flyby (0.075 AU).
Jan 15-18 — Pacific Telecommunications Council, Honolulu HI: PTC (Pacific Telecommunications Council) 2017: Changing Realities.
Jan 15 — Apollo Asteroid 265482 (2005 EE): Near-Earth Flyby (0.068 AU).