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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 836 Draft                                                      2024 Jul 25   Somerville, MA
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Chandra X-ray Observatory
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Jul 23 was the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra space
telescope aboard STS-93. Chandra continues to operate well in orbit, but
funding for continued full-scale operation is in doubt.

International Space Station
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Expedition 71 continues. Crew are Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub, Matthew
Dominick, Michael Barratt, Jeanette Epps, Aleksandr Grebyonkin, Tracy
Dyson, and visiting Starliner crew Barry Wilmore and Sunita Williams.

Turksat 6A
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The Turksat 6A satellite, launched into a supersync transfer orbit on Jul 8, reached GEO
at 50.0E by Jul 21.


Table of Recent Orbital Launches
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Date UT       Name			     Launch Vehicle	 Site		 Mission  INTL.  Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl	 Notes
Jul  8 2330   Turksat 6A                        Falcon 9                Canaveral LC40     Comms    127A  384 x 69600 x 24.1
Jul  9 1900   Ariane L6001 Dummy Payload        Ariane 6                Kourou ELA4        Tech     128  580 x 580 x 62.0
              OOVCube                                                                      Tech     128  580 x 580 x 62.0
              Curium                                                                       Tech     128  580 x 580 x 62.0
              Robusta-3A                                                                   Tech     128  580 x 580 x 62.0
              3Cat-4                                                                       Tech     128  580 x 580 x 62.0
              GRBBeta                                                                      Ast      128  580 x 580 x 62.0
              ISTSat-1                                                                     Tech     128  580 x 580 x 62.0
              Replicator                                                                   Tech     128  580 x 580 x 62.0
Jul 10 2341   Yunyao-1 15                       Shuang Quxian 1          Jiuquan           Weather  F03 -3900? x 500? x 97
              Yunyao-1 16                                                                  Weather  F03
              Yunyao-1 17                                                                  Weather  F03
Jul 12 0235   Starlink Group 9-3                Falcon 9                 Vandenberg SLC4E  Comms    129  138? x 250? x 53.2
Jul 19 0303   Gao Fen 11-05                     Chang Zheng 4B           Taiyuan           Imaging  130A 244 x 697 x 97.5

Table of Recent Suborbital Launches 
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Congratulations to my friend Dr. Amy Winebarger at NASA-MSFC on the successful launch of the MAGIXS 
suborbital solar physics X-ray telescope on Jul 16.

Date UT       Payload           Rocket              Site                 Mission       Apogee    Target

May 25?       LRHW AUR          CHGB Booster        Kauai                Test           200?     Kwajalein
Jun 12        HTB-1             T.T. Oriole         Wallops I.           Hypersonic     300?     Atlantic Ocean
Jun 18 0701   Mk 21A RV         Minotaur I          Vandenberg           Test          1000?     Pacific
Jun 20 1030   RockOn            Terrier Imp. Ori.   Wallops I.           Education      114      Atlantic Ocean
Jun 25 2030   MIRV test         Hwasong-16Na        Chongdong            Test           100      Sea of Japan
Jun 30 2005   RV                Hwasong-11Da-4.5    Jangyon              Test           100?     Sea of Japan
Jun 30 2015   RV                Hwasong-11Da?       Jangyon              Test           100?     Sea of Japan
Jul 16 1901   MAGIXS 2          Black Brant 9       White Sands          Solar X        300?     White Sands

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