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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 772 draft                                                 2019 Nov 17  Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 61 continues.

On Nov 20 the J-SSOD No. 12 deployer, delivered on HTV 8,
was moved outside the Kibo airlock with the JEM RMS
robot arm. Three cubesats were ejected: 
 RWASAT-1, built by the University of Tokyo in collaboration with Rwanda's Ministry of Trade and Industry;
 NARSSCube-1 from the Egyptian Space Agency; and
 AQT-D from the University of Tokyo which is testing a water thruster.

On Nov 22 Parmitano and Morgan carried out spacewalk EVA-60, the second in the series to
repair the cooling system of the AMS-02 particle physics experiment.
The Quest airlock was depressurized from 1200 to 1835 UTC, and the hatch was opened at 1201 UTC
and closed at 1833 UTC. The astronauts made cuts in cooling pipes, depressurizing the 
old cooling system and preparing for installation of the new pump.

Beidou
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China launched two more Beidou navigation satellites on Nov 23. Beidou 50 and 51
are satellites M19 and M20 in the Beidou-3 medium Earth orbit series.
Meanwhile, Beidou 49 has been found in its target inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO).


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

Nov  2 1359   S.S. Alan Bean              Antares 230+       MARS LA0       Cargo      71A S44701    186 x   257 x 51.6
Nov  3 0322   Gao Fen 7          )        Chang Zheng 4B     Taiyuan LC9    Imaging    72A S44703    489 x   518 x 97.5 1030LT SSO
              Huangpu-1          )                                          Imaging?   72C S44706    485 x   505 x 97.5
              Dianfeng           )                                          Imaging    72D S44705    485 x   505 x 97.5
              Sudan Kexue Shiyan )                                          Tech       72B S44704    487 x   504 x 97.5
Nov  4 1743   Beidou DW49                 Chang Zheng 3B     Xichang        Navigation 73A S44709  35674 x 35887 x 58.7
Nov 11 1456   Starlink 1007    )                                           
                 to            )                                                      74A  S44713    298 x   303 x 53.0
              Starlink 1017    )          Falcon 9           Canaveral SLC40 Comms     to
              Starlink 1019    )                                                      74BM S44772    298 x   303 x 53.0
                 to            )
              Starlink 1065    )
              Starlink 1067    )
              Starlink 1068    )
Nov 13 0340   Jilin-1 Gaofen 02A          Kuaizhou-1A        Jiuquan        Imaging    75A S44777    532 x   546 x 97.5 1000LT SSO 
Nov 13 0635   Ningxia-1 01   )            Chang Zheng 6      Taiyuan        Sigint     76A S44779    886 x   898 x 45.0
              Ningxia-1 02   )                                              Sigint     76B S44780    886 x   898 x 45.0
              Ningxia-1 03   )                                              Sigint     76C S44781    886 x   898 x 45.0
              Ningxia-1 04   )                                              Sigint     76D S44782    886 x   898 x 45.0
              Ningxia-1 05   )                                              Sigint     76E S44783    886 x   898 x 45.0
Nov 17 1000   KL-Alpha-A )                Kuaizhou-1A        Jiuquan        Comms      77A S44785   1044 x  1058 x 88.9
              KL-Alpha-B )                                                  Comms      77B S44786   1045 x  1432 x 88.8
Nov 20 0850   RWASAT-1                                       ISS, LEO       Tech     98-67QV?        411 x   420 x 51.6
Nov 20 0910   NARSSCube-1                                    ISS, LEO       Tech     98-67QW?        411 x   420 x 51.6
Nov 20 0925   AQT-D                                          ISS, LEO       Tech     98-67QX?        411 x   420 x 51.6
Nov 23 0055   Beidou DW50 )               Chang Zheng 3B     Xichang LC3    Navigation 78A S44793  21533 x 22193 x 55.0
              Beidou DW51 )                                                 Navigation 78B S44794  21533 x 22193 x 55.0

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

Nov 15 0935   TEXUS 56          VSB-30               Kiruna              Micrograv     256       ESRANGE
Nov 16 1402   RV                Agni 2               Kalam Island        Test          600?      Indian O.
Nov 22        SL-14             SpaceLoft XL         Spaceport America   Micrograv     110?      White Sands?

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