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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 712 draft                                                 2015 Apr 16     Somerville, MA

JSR 711 is now permalinked at http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.711

International Space Station

Expedition 43 continues under the command of Terry Virts, with FE-3
Anton Shkaplerov and FE-4 Samantha Cristoforetti joined by Gennadiy
Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly after the TMA-16M (flight
42S) docking. 

Dragon CRS-6 arrived at ISS on Apr 17. The SSRMS arm grappled CRS-6 at 1055 UTC
and berthed it on the Harmony module at 1329 UTC.

Among the cubesats on CRS-6 that will be deployed from the Kibo module is Booz Allen Hamilton's
Centennial-1. So far I've had no useful response to my query to BAH about which of the company's many
locations built the satellite - do any of my readers know? Indications are that the
satellite may have been built at BAH's Herndon, Virginia operation with program management
at the Dayton, Ohio location.

Progress M-26M's engines were used to move the ISS out of the path of some
space debris on Apr 23. 
The Progress M-25M cargo ship undocked from the Pirs module at 0641 UTC Apr 25.


Erratum: last issue's entry on the May 7 flyby accidentally revealed my identity as Reverse Flash.
It should have read:

The Cassini probe made a 2275 km flyby of Titan at 1430 UTC Mar 16. The probe is
now in a 276000 x 3164000 km x 0.3 deg equatorial Saturn orbit.

Table of Recent (orbital) Launches 
Date UT       Name            Launch Vehicle        Site            Mission       INTL.   Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl   Notes
                                                                                                      km      km   deg

Apr 14 2010   Dragon CRS-6        Falcon 9 v1.1     Canaveral SLC40  Cargo           21A   S40588    205 x    360 x  51.6

Table of Recent (suborbital) Launches

Date UT     Payload/Flt Name  Launch Vehicle  Site                   Mission    Apogee/km

Apr 15        RV               Ghauri              Tilla?           Test          400?
Apr 16 0422   Agni RV          Agni III            Chandipur        Test          350?
Apr 18 1101   NASA 46.008UO    Terrier Imp.Malemute Wallops         Education     174?

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