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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 741 draft                                                 2017 Aug 16 Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Dragon CRS-12 was launched on Aug 14 at 1631 UTC and arrived at the ISS on
Aug 16. The Canadarm-2 grappled CRS-12 at 1032 UTC and the Dragon was berthed
at the Harmony nadir port at 1302 to 1307 UTC.

On Aug 17 astronauts Yurchikin, in suit Orlan-MKS No. 4, and Ryazanskiy,
in Orlan-MK No. 6, performed spacewalk VKD-43. They threw five small
satellites into space and retrieved and installed materials exposure
experiments. Depressurization time was 7hr 58 min; hatch open-to-close
time was 7h 34 min. This was the first use of the new Orlan-MKS model
spacesuit.

Blagovest
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On Aug 16 a Khrunichev Proton was launched from Baykonur carrying the Blagovest No. 11L 
military communications satellite, which was later given the code name Kosmos-2520.
Blagovest is built by Reshetnev and uses the Ekspress-2000 bus.

TDRS-M
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 placed the TDRS M satellite in geotransfer orbit
on Aug 18. TDRS M (to be renamed TDRS 13 in service) is a NASA Tracking and Data
Relay Satellite.


Table of Recent Orbital Launches 
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Date UT       Name            Launch Vehicle        Site            Mission       INTL.   Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl   Notes

Aug  1 0703   Silu-1                                Tianzhou-1, LEO     Tech          21F   S42903   385 x   395 x  42.8
Aug  2 0158   OptSat-3000         )   Vega             Kourou           Imaging       44A   S42900   440 x   450 x  97.2
              Ven{\mu}s           )                                     Imaging       44B   S42901   720 x   724 x  98.4
Aug 14 1631   Dragon CRS-12           Falcon 9         Kennedy LC39A    Cargo         45A   S42904   204 x   353 x  51.6
Aug 16 2207   Kosmos-2520             Proton-M/Briz-M  Baykonur LC81/24 Comms         46A   S42907 35511 x 35766 x   0.1
Aug 17 1510   Tomsk-TPU-120                         ISS, LEO            Tech        98-67MZ S42910?  401 x   408 x  51.6
Aug 17 1515   Tanyusha YuZGU No. 1                  ISS, LEO            Tech        98-67NA S42911?  401 x   408 x  51.6
Aug 17 1516   Tanyusha YuZGU No. 2                  ISS, LEO            Tech        98-67NB S42912?  401 x   408 x  51.6
Aug 17 1521   TNS-0-2                               ISS, LEO            Tech        98-67NC S42913?  401 x   408 x  51.6
Aug 17 1529   TS530-Zerkalo                         ISS, LEO            Tech        98-67ND S42914?  401 x   408 x  51.6
Aug 18 1229   TDRS M                  Atlas V 401      Canaveral SLC41  Comms         47A   S42915  4647 x 35753 x  26.2
Aug 19 0529   Michibiki-3             H2A 204          Tanegashima      Nav           48A   S42917   344 x 35392 x  19.9

Table of Recent Suborbital Launches
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Date UT       Payload/Flt Name Launch Vehicle      Site                  Mission    Apogee/km    Target

Aug  2 0910   GT223GM           Minuteman 3        Vandenberg LF10       Test         1000?      Kwajalein

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