5th Moscow Solar System Symposium
Oct 13 — ISS, LEO: Expedition 41 preparing spacesuits, gear for EVAs set Oct 15 & 22; transferring cargo from SpaceX Dragon CRS-4, Progress 56P & ATV-5; performing routine checks of containment levels, maintenance of fan screens, water pumps.
Oct 13 — Cassini, Saturn Orbit: Now on 209th orbit of Saturn, will continue observing cooling of Titan southern hemisphere and giant cloud containing hydrogen cyanide over south pole.
Oct 13 — Juno, Jupiter Trajectory: In Quiet Cruise phase traveling at 50,579 kph, now 630 days and ~299M km from Jupiter insertion.
Oct 13 — Astrobotic Technology Inc., Pittsburgh PA: NewSpace company working on Griffin lander & Andy 2.0 rover to compete in 3 terrestrial Milestone Prizes worth US$6M.
Oct 13 — SpaceX, Multiple Locations: Through US$2.6B NASA Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract, continuing to work on Dragon V2 capable of carrying 7 people into space.
Oct 13 — Spire, Singapore & San Francisco CA, USA: Building fleet of more than 50 satellites to observe ¾ of Earth not currently covered by traditional remote sensing.
Oct 13-17 — United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Quito, Ecuador: United Nations/Ecuador Workshop on Space Technology for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions of the Andean Countries.
Oct 13-17 — SPIE, Beijing, China: SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing; at Beijing Internationale Convention Center.
Oct 13-18 — Space Research Institute (IKI), Moscow, Russia: 5th Moscow Solar System Symposium.
Oct 13 — Moon: 6.0° S of M35, 17:00.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mars (SW), Saturn (SW); Morning Planets: Jupiter (ENE).
10th ISPCS to Discuss Progress & Future of Commercial Space Companies, Vehicles, Spaceports
Sep 23 – Oct 23 — Benjamin Ahr Harrison, Kickstarter, et al, Online: Kickstarter Campaign: Shoot the Moon: A documentary feature film; raising funds to document LiftPort Group’s progress toward creating a Space elevator.
NET Sep 24 — ISRO, Launch GSLV Mk 3 / Atmospheric Test Flight, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk 3 to launch on suborbital test flight, will carry mock-up human crew module.
Oct 12-18 — American Geosciences Institute, Global: Earth Science Week; annual educational event to encourage public to engage in Earth sciences.
Oct 14 — SETI Institute, Mountain View CA: SETI Talks: Climate Change and West Antarctica; presented by David H. Bromwich of Ohio State University, 12:00 PDT.
Oct 14-15 — ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: 28th annual European Space Thermal Analysis Workshop; at European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC ).
Oct 15 — ISS, USA EVA 28, LEO: Wiseman and Wilmore to perform 6.5-hour spacewalk beginning 11:00 UT, live coverage available; will attempt to replace a voltage regulator.
Oct 15 — Hosted Payload Summit Management Team, Washington DC: Hosted Payload Summit 2014; at Grand Hyatt hotel.
Oct 15 — British Interplanetary Society, London, United Kingdom: Lecture: Rosetta – A Sleeping Beauty! presented by Simon Barraclough.
Oct 15 — The National Academies, Palisades NY: Meeting: Development of a Strategic Vision and Implementation Plan for the U.S. Antarctic Program at the National Science Foundation.
Oct 15-16 — AIAA, Arianespace, Boeing Co., ULA, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium, et al, Las Cruces NM: 10th International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS); at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.
Oct 15-17 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, NASA, ESA, et al, Laurel MD: Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Workshop.
Oct 15 — Moon: At last quarter, 09:12; 12.0° S of Pollux, 10:00.
Oct 15 — Mercury: 0.4° NE of Spica, 19:00.
Oct 15 — Asteroid 2014 SL260: Near-Earth flyby (0.083 AU).
Oct 16 — ISRO, Launch PSLV / IRNSS 1C, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle flying PSLV-C26 mission, to launch IRNSS 1C navigation satellite; launch window 01:02-01:17 local time.
Oct 16 — Arianespace, Launch Ariane 5 /Intelsat DLA 1 & Arsat 1, Kourou, French Guiana: Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA220, to launch satellites: Intelsat DirecTV Latin America 1, and Arsat 1 (first com sat built in Argentina).
Oct 16 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Kepler Planets – Back to the Origin; presented by Prof Yanqin Wu from University of Toronto.
Oct 16 — Moon: 6.3° SSW of Beehive, 16:00.
Oct 16 — Mercury: At inferior conjunction with Sun, 1.48° S of Sun, 99,632,181 km from Earth, 11:00.
Oct 17 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, Clay Anderson; US$49.95 adult.
Oct 17 — Moon: 5.2° SSW of Jupiter, 15:00; at apogee (distance 404,431 km), 20:00.
Oct 17 — Mercury: 2.4° SSW of Venus, 12:00; within circle of diameter 3.42° with Venus, Sun, Spica, 21:00.
Oct 17 — Asteroid 2014 SN260: Near-Earth flyby (0.067 AU).
Oct 18 — ISS, Dragon CRS 4 Unberthing, LEO: Dragon CRS-4 resupply craft to unberth 17:45 UT, live coverage available, return to Earth with science experiments, equipment.
Oct 18 — Ames Research Center, NASA, Moffett Field CA: Open House 2014; celebrating 75 years of discovery, innovations, solutions (founded in 1939).
Oct 18 — National Space Club, Titusville FL: Celebrate Space Event; at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Oct 18 — Moon: 4.5° SSW of Regulus, 14:00.
Oct 18 — Venus: 3.2° NNE of Spica, 17:00.
Oct 18 — Asteroid 2014 SU1: Near-Earth flyby (0.035 AU).
Oct 19 — The Space Show, Tiburon CA / Online: Dr. David Livingston talks with Dr Paul Spudis.
Oct 19-22 — Geological Society of America, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada: 2014 Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting.
Oct 19 — Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, Mars Flyby: Comet Siding Spring to fly by Mars at 132,000-km altitude, 18:28 UT.