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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 834 draft                                                   2024 May 21   Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 71 continues.

Erratum:

  Dragon CRS-30 undocked from IDA-3 at 1710 UTC Apr 28, not 0043 UTC on
Apr 30 (the latter was the Shenzhou 17 undocking time, I read the wrong
line in my database when preparing the previous issue!)

Starshield
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On May 22 SpaceX launched the NROL-146 mission for the US National
Reconnaissance Office. The mission is suspected to have placed a batch
of Starshield imaging satellites in orbit. It is not yet known how many
satellites were on board, but if the sats are based on the Starlink
V2Mini there may have been around 20 of them.

Starlink
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Starlink Group 6-62 (23 sats) was launched from Canaveral on May 23.


Table of Recent Orbital Launches
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Date UT       Name			     Launch Vehicle	 Site		 Mission  INTL.  Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl	 Notes
May 13 0053   Starlink Group 6-58               Falcon 9                Canaveral LC40     Comms    90   284 x 292 x 43.0
May 14 1839   Starlink Group 8-7                Falcon 9                Vandenberg SLC4E   Comms    91   284 x 296 x 53.2
May 16 2121   Kosmos-2576                       Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat       Plesetsk LC43/4    Imaging  92A  435 x 451 x 97.3
              SITRO-AIS-53                                                                 Comms    92   535 x 552 x 97.6
              SITRO-AIS-54                                                                 Comms    92   535 x 552 x 97.6
              SITRO-AIS-55                                                                 Comms    92   535 x 552 x 97.6
              SITRO-AIS-56                                                                 Comms    92   535 x 552 x 97.6
              Zorkiy-2M No. 4                                                              Imaging  92   535 x 552 x 97.6
              Zorkiy-2M No. 6                                                              Imaging  92   535 x 552 x 97.6
              Rassvet-2 No. 1                                                              Comms    92   793 x 797 x 98.6
              Rassvet-2 No. 2                                                              Comms    92   793 x 797 x 98.6
              Rassvet-2 No. 3                                                              Comms    92   793 x 797 x 98.6
May 18 0032   Starlink Group 6-59               Falcon 9                Canaveral LC40     Comms    93   284 x 292 x 43.0
May 20 0306   Beijing-3C 01                     Chang Zheng 2D          Taiyuan            Imaging  94   489 x 503 x 97.5
              Beijing-3C 02                                                                Imaging  94
              Beijing-3C 03                                                                Imaging  94
              Beijing-3C 04                                                                Imaging  94
May 21 0415   Wuhan-1                           Kuaizhou-11             Jiuquan            Imaging  95   525 x 538 x 97.6
              Chutian xingzuo 001                                                          Tech     95
              Tianyan-22                                                                   Imaging? 95
              Lingque-3 01                                                                 Tech     95
May 22 0800   USA 354 to USA ?                  Falcon 9                Vandenberg SLC4E   Imaging  96   350? x 350? x 70?
May 23 0235   Starlink Group 6-62               Falcon 9                Canaveral LC40     Comms    97   284 x 292 x 43.0

Table of Recent Suborbital Launches 
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Date UT       Payload           Rocket              Site                 Mission       Apogee    Target

May  5 0332   CIBER-2 F3        Black Brant 9       White Sands          IR Astron     300?      White Sands
May 19 1435   NS-25             New Shepard         West Texas           Tourist flight 107      West Texas

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