Monthly Archives: August 2018

Japan’s ISS Resupply Mission HTV-7 “Kounotori 7 or White Stork 7”

Image credit & copyright: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Launch Alert: Saturday, September 22 at 17:52 UTC (13:52 EDT & 10:52 PDT), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will be launching the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIB (H-2B) rocket; Launch Vehicle No. 7 (F7). It … Continue reading

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SpaceX Telstar 18 VANTAGE Launch from FL

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Press kit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 23:28 EDT (03:28 UTC on the 9th)(20:28 PDT) a SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 (core B1049.1) will … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Neptune

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. If you love the night sky and the planets in particular then this has been a fantastic year.  Jupiter reached opposition (closest point to Earth) back on May 8. Saturn reached opposition on … Continue reading

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Emerald Lake

Image credit & copyright: Yuri Beletsky. Ever been to Chile’s Atacama Desert? I haven’t as of yet but Yuri Beletsky sure has and for years he’s been providing incredible imagery of the region. In this image we see our imposing … Continue reading

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ULA and the Delta IV Heavy to Launch NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to the Sun for SCIENCE!

Images and Illustrations credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) & NASA. Launch Alert!!! Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 03:53 EDT (00:53 PDT & 07:53 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA) will be launching the beautifully powerful, heavy lift, Delta … Continue reading

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Brace Yourselves, the 2018 Perseids are Coming

Image credit & copyright: Thomas W. Earle. Apologies on the title, I’m having withdrawals but the 2018 Perseids meteor shower is really coming. In fact, you may have already been seeing some. Basics: The night of Sunday, August 12th through … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Merah Puith Mission from FL

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX and NASA. Press kit usually comes out a day before launch. LAUNCH ALERT! Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 01:18 EDT (05:18 UTC)(22:18 PDT on the 6th) a previously flown SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 (core … Continue reading

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