Monthly Archives: November 2016

December 2016 Geminid Meteor Shower Forecast

Image credit & copyright: Jeff Berkes. Tuesday, December 13, until dawn on Wednesday, December 14, this year’s annual Geminids meteor shower will be at their peak.  As with all meteor showers there’s an estimated viewing window aka; “active dates” which in … Continue reading

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Milky Way at Jumbo Rocks

Image credit & copyright: Dylan Martin. If you’ve never been to the iconic 1,235 sq mi. (3,199 sq km.), Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, the Jumbo Rocks location is a great place to stars. The almost Martian landscape … Continue reading

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Mighty Atlas to Deliver NOAA/NASA GOES-R Satellite to Orbit

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) of AV-028 MSL Curiosity, which was the 1st 541 configuration used. More information to include rocket data and links for live stream below. LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 17:42 EST (22:42 UTC) … Continue reading

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Next ISS Crew Packed for a Station Vacation

Image credit & copyright: NASA/Joel Kowsky. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 15:20 EST (20:20 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-03 (ISS 49S or Soyuz 51) will be lifting off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in … Continue reading

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Ariane V 4 Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 13:06 UTC (08:06 EST) Arianespace will launch the beautiful and massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ES rocket, designated VA233. This mission will deliver 4 European Galileo navigation satellites (15 … Continue reading

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ULA Atlas V From Vandenberg Friday

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) of the OA-6 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: Friday, November, 11, 2016 at 13:30 EST (18:30 UTC & 10:30 PST) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), will be launching an Atlas V-401 rocket designated (AV-062) and … Continue reading

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Super Duper Supermoon?

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb. It’s been a fun year for supermoons, black and blue moons but the full moon on Monday, November 14, 2016 will be somewhat special as it will be the biggest supermoon since January 26, … Continue reading

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