India PSLV to Launch ISRO Cartosat-2C and 21 International Satellites
Jun 13 — ISS, LEO: Expedition 47 to facilitate release of Cygnus CRS-6 on Tuesday, Exp. 47/48 Change of Command set for Friday, Jeff Williams to become Commander, Malenchenko, Kopra & Peake to return to Earth, 16-cubic meter volume BEAM closed off for few weeks until next inspection by astronauts.
Jun 13 — Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), LEO: NASA satellite enters 5th year of operations in space today, launched 2012; investigating black holes a billion times more massive than Sun, how particles are accelerated to very high energy in active galaxies & elements in supernova remnants.
Jun 13 — Hayabusa 2, Asteroid 162173 Ryugu Trajectory: JAXA 590-kg, sample-return spacecraft now ~86 million km from Ryugu & 38 million from Earth with just over 2 minute communication delays, is traveling at 6.5 km/s and set to arrive at asteroid July 2018, return to Earth Dec 2020.
Jun 13 — Juno, Jupiter Trajectory: More than 2.822 billion km traveled, team preparing for July 4 orbit insertion maneuver / 35-minute burn of Juno main engine, slowing craft by 542 meters per second, media events & news briefings to be held Jun 16, Jun 30, Jul 4, Jul 5 with live coverage available.
Jun 13 — Planetary Resources Inc., Redmond WA: NewSpace company, along with Deep Space Industries, is working on an agreement with Luxembourg government to co-fund asteroid survey missions and space-mining technology R&D; plans to have a constellation of 10 ‘Arkyd 100’ microsatellites in LEO by 2019; founders Eric Anderson, Peter Diamandis.
Jun 13 — ALE Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan: Startup looking to produce Sky Canvas Project – the first human-made meteor shower / shooting stars on demand (perhaps for Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020) by launching satellite filled with ~500 to 1,000 “source particles” and releasing over Earth atmosphere; CEO Dr. Lena Okajima.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mars (SE), Jupiter (SW), Saturn (SE); Morning Planets: Mercury (ENE), Uranus (E), Neptune (SE).
IPPW-13 Emphasizes Exploring the Solar System via In-Situ Missions
| Jun 13 — Front Range Airport / Colorado Spaceport, Watkins CO: Hoping for approval from FAA as soon as this summer for horizontal launches allowing for space tourism, satellite launches, easier access to Space for CO; Spaceport Director David Ruppel; currently 10 FAA-licensed commercial spaceports in USA, 6 in planning or licensing stage.
Jun 13 — Lunar and Planetary Institute, Johnson Space Center, NASA, Barringer Meteor Crater AZ: Applications Due: Field Training and Research Program at Barringer Meteor Crater; to be held Sep 3-11.
Jun 13-15 — US Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center, Universities Space Research Association, Flagstaff AZ: Planetary Geologic Mappers Annual Meeting; chaired by David Williams of Arizona State University.
Jun 13-15 — NExSS, NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI), Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP), Online: Preworkshop: Exoplanet Biosignatures Workshop Without Walls; workshop to be held Jul 27-29.
Jun 13-16 — Laboratory Astrophysics Division of American Astronomical Society, San Diego CA: 2016 Annual Laboratory Astrophysics Division of the AAS Meeting.
Jun 13-17 — Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Laurel MD: International Planetary Probe Workshop (IPPW-13).
Jun 13-17 — AIAA, Washington DC: AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA AVIATION 2016); 8th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference; at Washington Hilton.
Jun 13-17 — Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, Japan: Yukawa International Seminar 2016: Quantum Matter, Spacetime and Information (YKIS2016).
Jun 13 — Moon: 6.7° SSE of Pleiades, 06:00.
Jun 13 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 XZ378: Near-Earth flyby (0.025 AU).
May 29 – Jun 24 — Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo, Italy: 2016 Summer School in Astrophysics: Water in the Solar System and Beyond.
Jun 5-18 — Science Center Pedro Pascual, Benasque, Spain: Astro-GR@Benasque: Dense Stellar Environments as a Probe of Astrophysics and General Relativity.
Jun 7-17 — Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Greenbelt MD: 4th Space Weather Bootcamp – REDI.
Jun 8-17 — United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna, Austria: 59th Session of Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space; at United Nations Office at Vienna.
Jun 12-15 — ESA, Cobham Gaisler Facility, Airbus, TESAT, Atmel, et al, Gothenburg, Sweden: 6th International Workshop on Analogue and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits for Space Applications.
Jun 12-16 — American Astronomical Society, San Diego CA: 228th Meeting of the AAS; at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Jun 12 – Jul 3 — Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen CO: Workshop: Testing the Laws of Gravity with Cosmological Surveys.
Jun 14 — ISS, Cygnus OA-6 Release & Undocking, LEO: Orbital ATK resupply craft to be released from ISS, 13:30 UT live coverage available, and burn up in Earth atmosphere with waste from ISS.
Jun 14 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: SpaceX to launch Eutelsat 117 West B & ABS 2A communications satellite, launch window 10:32-11:17.
Jun 14 — ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: Failure Test and Operations Data Workshop (FADAT): Joint Design, Verification, and Operations Expertise to Improve Spacecraft Reliability and Performance.
Jun 14 — American Astronomical Society, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, European Southern Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, San Diego CA: AAS Splinter Session: North American ALMA Development Program.
Jun 14-15 — Royal Society, London, United Kingdom: Meeting: Cometary Science after Rosetta.
Jun 14-17 — Keck Institute from Space Studies, Pasadena CA: Workshop: Methane on Mars – Part II.
Jun 14-17 — CU-Boulder, Goddard Spaceflight Center, NASA, Boston MA: MAVEN science-team meeting; at Boston University.
Jun 14 — Moon: 5.1° NNE of Spica, 15:00.
NET Jun 15 — Blue Origin, Kent WA: Preparing New Shepard vehicle for 4th flight before end of this month to increase vehicle accuracy and test capsule safety / landing with deliberately failed parachute.
Jun 15 — British Interplanetary Society, London, United Kingdom: Lecture: Reusable Launch Vehicles? Dr. Bob Parkinson of BIS.
Jun 15 — Moon: At apogee (distance 404,558 km), 02:00.
Jun 15 — Apollo Asteroid 382758 (2003 GY): Near-Earth flyby (0.079 AU).
Jun 16 — Arianespace, Launch Ariane 5 / EchoStar 18 & BRIsat, Kourou, French Guiana: Arianespace to launch Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA230, to deploy EchoStar 18 and BRIsat communications satellites.
Jun 16 — 1st Woman in Space 53rd Observation, Global: Public events and commemorations occur to honor the first woman to fly in Space, Valentina Tereshkova of the former Soviet Union; in 1963 Tereshkova orbited Earth 49 times in Vostok 6.
Jun 16, 17 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech/NASA, Pasadena CA: von Kármán Lecture Series 2016: 2015-2016 El Niño Winter and California Water: What did we see from space? with Tom Painter, Tom Farr, Jay Famiglietti, Duane Waliser.
Jun 16-17 — University College London Department of Space & Climate Physics, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, London, United Kingdom: Conference: Cometary Science After Rosetta – Future Directions.
Jun 16 — Aten Asteroid 2002 LT38: Near-Earth flyby (0.070 AU).
Jun 17 — ISS, Undocking of Soyuz TMA-19M / ISS 45S, LEO: Expedition 46/47 members Timothy Peake, Yuri Malenchenko, Timothy Kopra scheduled to return to Earth, undock at 05:51 UT live coverage available, will land near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan after ~3.5-hour journey.
Jun 17 — AIAA San Francisco Section, San Carlos CA: 2016 AIAA-SF Annual Banquet; networking, local aerospace business tabling, dinner, guest speaker, at Hiller Aviation Museum.
Jun 17 — British Interplanetary Society, Online / London, United Kingdom: Abstracts Due: 14th Reinventing Space Conference (RIspace); held Oct 24-27 at Royal Society.
Jun 17 — Moon: 6.9° NNE of Mars, 03:00.
Jun 18 — 1st American Woman in Space 33rd Observation, Nationwide USA / Global: Celebrating the first American woman to fly in Space, Sally Ride of USA on Space Shuttle Challenger STS-7 mission.
Jun 18 — Moon: 9.6° N of Antares, 11:00; 3.2° N of Saturn, 15:00.
Jun 18 — Mercury: 3.8° NNW of Aldebaran, 21:00.
Jun 19 — ESA, Paris, France: European Interparliamentary Space Conference / European Space Agency: Space for Sustainability Award; European students and young professionals present innovative ideas on sustainable development of space for society.
Jun 19 — NSS Chicago Society for Space Studies (CSSS), Schaumburg IL: Prospects for Interstellar Travel – Chicago Meeting; featuring David Raske formerly of Argonne National Laboratory & a veteran of the Apollo program, at Schaumburg Township District Library.
Jun 19 – Jul 10 — Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen CO: Workshop: Emergence, Evolution and Effects of Black Holes in the Universe – The Next 50 Years of Black Hole Physics.
Jun 19 — Venus: 0.41° S of M35, 05:00.