NSS 36th ISDC Looks to Space Settlement, Women and Men on the Moon
May 22 — Rocket Lab, Launch Electron Rocket, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand: Ten-day launch window opens for inaugural test flight of Rocket Lab commercial rocket dubbed “It’s a Test”, expected to perform 3 tests before rocket is deemed operational.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mars (WNW), Jupiter (S); Morning Planets: Mercury (S), Venus (E), Saturn (S), Neptune (ESE).
Rocket Lab Electron Small-Satellite Launcher Opens Window for Maiden Test Flight
| May 22 — AsiaSat, Boeing, ILS, SES, SSL, JSat, Newtec, Measat, Singapore: CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum.
May 22 — The Space Show, Online / Tiburon CA: Dr. David Livingston talks with Alexandra (Alex) Hall about New Space Conference.
May 22-23 — Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Vienna, Austria: COSPAR-UNOOSA Coordination Meeting on COSPAR’s contributions to UNISPACE+50.
May 22-24 — University of Cambridge – Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Conference: The Migration Issue – From Protoplanets to Supermassive Black Holes.
May 22-26 — International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS), University of Salerno, MPIA, Salerno, Italy: 2nd Advanced School on Exoplanetary Science.
May 22 — Moon: 2.4° S of Venus, 02:32.
May 5 – Jun 19 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA 2017); 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
May 20-25 — Japan Geoscience Union, American Geophysical Union, Chiba, Japan: Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) / American Geophysical Union (AGU) Joint Meeting; at Makuhari Messe.
May 20-27 — Beijing National Palace of Culture, Beijing, China: 2017 National Science and Technology Week; celebrating science, technology and space, and featuring Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission and Mars virtual reality experience.
May 23 — Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science & Competitiveness, Washington DC: Hearing: Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space; convened by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), 14:30.
May 23 — Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA, ESA, CSA, Baltimore MD: Lecture: Astropy and James Webb Space Telescope.
May 23-24 — ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: Space Engineering and Technology Final Presentation Days.
May 23-25 — Smartershows, SatNews, Cryogenic Society of America, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, et al, Pasadena CA: Space Tech Expo 2017.
May 23-25 — National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine, Washington DC: Review of Planetary Protection Policy Development Processes .
May 23-26 — International Academy of Astronautics, Yuzhnoye SDO, Dnipro, Ukraine: 6th International Conference on Space Technology: Present and Future.
May 23 — Moon: 1.6° S of Mercury, 15:20.
May 23 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 VX105: Near-Earth Flyby (0.072 AU).
May 23 — Amor Asteroid 2017 HO49: Near-Earth Flyby (0.083 AU).
May 24 — Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Greenbelt MD: Colloquium: The Exploration of Pluto by NASA’s New Horizons; by Alan Stern of SwRI, 15:30.
May 25 — ISRO, Launch PSLV / EKS 2E, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, flying on PSLV-C38 mission, to launch ISRO satellite 2E of the Cartosat series, the current generation of Indian remote sensing satellites.
May 25 — Roscosmos State Corporation, Launch Soyuz / EKS 2, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan: Russia government Soyuz rocket to launch EKS 1 early warning satellite for Russia military.
May 25-29 — National Space Society, St. Louis MO: 36th annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2017): In the Spirit of Exploration and Discovery.
May 25 — Moon: New Moon, 09:44; at perigee (distance 357,210 km), 15:23.
May 26 — NASA, Online / Washington DC: Media teleconference to discuss science investigations launching on SpaceX CRS-11 ISS resupply mission scheduled June 1; 10:00 am.
May 26 — The National Academies, Online / Washington DC: A Midterm Assessment of Implementation of the Decadal Survey on Life and Physical Sciences Research at NASA.
May 26 — The Space Show, Online / Tiburon CA: Dr. David Livingston talks with Scott Pace, Director Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
May 26, 27 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, Ken Cameron, adult US$69.95.
May 26 — Comet 73P-AI/Schwassmann-Wachmann: Near-Earth Flyby (0.023 AU).
May 27 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 HP49: Near-Earth Flyby (0.063 AU).
May 27 — Aten Asteroid 2016 GK135: Near-Earth Flyby (0.074 AU).
May 27 — Apollo Asteroid 6063 Jason: Near-Earth Flyby (0.099 AU).
May 28-31 — National Institute for Space Research – INPE, SELPER Brazil – Latin American Association on Remote Sensing, Santos, Brazil: 18th Brazilian Remote Sensing Symposium.