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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 680 draft                                               2013 May 31, Somerville, MA
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/Regular updates will resume Jun 1 when I return from travel/


International Space Station
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Expedition 36 is underway with astronauts  Vinogradov, Misurkin and Cassidy.
Ferry ship Soyuz TMA-08M is at Poisk. Cargo ship Progress M-18M is at
the Pirs module and Progress M-19M is at the Zvezda module.

Soyuz TMA-09M was launched on May 28 carrying Fyodor Yurchikin,
Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano. It docked with the Rassvet 
module at 0210 UTC May 29.

WGS 5
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A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket placed the WGS 5 satellite in
geostationary transfer orbit on May 25. The Wideband Gapfiller Satellite
provides communications for the US military, and is built by Boeing/El Segundo
using the BSS702 bus.

Erratum
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In JSR 679, the inclination of the intermediate Eutelsat 3D/Briz-M orbit
should of course have read 18.0 deg, not 180 deg.


Table of Recent (orbital) Launches 
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Date UT       Name            Launch Vehicle        Site            Mission    INTL.  

Apr 15 1836   Anik G-1           Proton-M/Briz-M   Baykonur LC200/39 Comms      14A
Apr 19 1000   Bion-M No. 1 )     Soyuz-2-1A        Baykonur LC31/6  Life Sci    15A
              OSSI-1       )                                                    15B
              BEESAT-2     )                                                    15G
              BEESAT-3     )                                                    15E
              SOMP         )                                                    15F
              Dove-2       )                                                    15C
              AIST-2       )                                                    15D
Apr 21 2100   Cygnus Mass Sim )  Antares 110       Wallops MARS 0A  Tech        16A
              Alexander       )                                     Tech        16C
              Graham          )                                     Tech        16E?
              Bell            )                                     Tech        16D
              Dove-1          )                                     Tech        16B
Apr 24 1012   Progress M-19M     Soyuz-U          Baykonur LC1/5    Cargo       17A
Apr 26 0413   Gao Fen 1     )                                       Imaging     18A
              NEE-01 Pegaso )    Chang Zheng 2D   Jiuquan           Tech
              Turksat-3USAT )                                       Tech
              CubeBug-1     )                                       Tech
Apr 26 0523   Glonass-M No. 47   Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat Plesetsk         Nav         19A
May  1 1606   Zhongxing-11       Chang Zheng 3B/E Xichang           Comms       20A
May  7 0206   Proba-V     )                                         Imaging     21A
              VNREDSAT-1  )      Vega             Kourou ZLV        Imaging     21B
              ESTCube-1   )                                         Tech        21C
May 13 1258   Kunpeng-7        Unknown (DF-31?)    Xichang        Magnetosphere U01
May 14 1601   Eutelsat 3D        Proton-M/Briz-M  Baykonur LC200/39 Comms       22A
May 15 2138   GPS SVN 66         Atlas V 401      Canaveral SLC41   Nav         23A
May 25 0027   WGS 5              Delta 4M+(5,4)   Canaveral SLC37B  Comms       24
May 28 2031   Soyuz TMA-09M      Soyuz-FG         Baykonur          Spaceship

Suborbital launches
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On May 22 the US Air Force launched a Minuteman 3 missile from Vandenberg Air Force
Base, California. The reentry vehicle splashed down in Kwajalein Atoll.

Table of Recent (suborbital) Launches
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Date UT     Payload/Flt Name  Launch Vehicle  Site                   Mission    Apogee/km

Apr  4 2155   Kunpeng-1        Tianying-3E         Hainan            Ionosphere   191
Apr  7 0455   Agni RV          Agni 2              Wheeler I.        Op. Test     200?
Apr 10        Haft-IV RV       Shaheen 1           Somniani?         Op. Test     100?
Apr 12 0425   TEXUS 50         VSB-30              Kiruna            Micrograv    261
Apr 21 0800   SLICE            Black Brant IX      White Sands       FUV Astron   318?
Apr 23 1730   EUNIS            Black Brant IX      White Sands       Solar EUV    320?
May  1 0738   NASA 41.100DR    Terrier Imp. Orion  Roi-Namur         Ionosphere   189
May  7 0400   REXUS 14         Imp. Orion          Kiruna            Micrograv     81
May  7 0739   NASA 45.005UE    Terrier Oriole      Roi-Namur         Atmosphere   350?
May  7 0740   NASA 46.001UE    Terrier Imp.Mal.    Roi-Namur         Atmosphere   350?
May  9 0400   REXUS 13         Imp. Orion          Kiruna            Micrograv     83
May  9 0723   NASA 41.102DR    Terrier Imp. Orion  Roi-Namur         Ionosphere   188 
May 11 0500   FORTIS           Black Brant IX      White Sands       UV Astron    280?
May 13 1258   Kunpeng-7        Unknown (DF-31?)    Xichang        Magnetosphere 30000?
May 17 0325   FTM-19 Target    Talos-Castor?       Kauai             Target       300?
May 17 0330?  Aegis KV         SM-3-1B             USS Lake Erie     Interceptor  150?
May 22 1327   GT207GM          Minuteman 3         Vandenberg LF04   Op. Test    1300?

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