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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 810                                                       2022 Sep 26       Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 67 continues with Oleg Artem'ev, Denis Matveev,  Sergey Korsakov, Kjell
Lindgren, Robert Hines, Samantha Cristoforetti, and Jessica Watkins
aboard the ISS.

On Sep 2 astronauts Artem'ev and Matveev carried out spacewalk VKD-54a,
continuing the outfitting of the European robot arm on the Nauka module.
The hatch was open at 1325 UTC and closed at 2113 UTC.

On Sep 6 the JRMS robot arm extracted the Nanoracks NRCSD-23 cubesat deployer from
the Kibo airlock. NRCSD-23 ejected five cubesats.

On Sep 15 at 1810 UTC the Progress MS-20 cargo ship fired its engines to raise the ISS orbit slightly;
delta-V was 0.2 m/s.

Soyuz MS-22 'Tsiolkovskiy' was launched on Sep 21 from Baykonur with crew Sergey Prokop'ev,
Dmitriy Petelin and Frank Rubio. It docked with the Rassvet module at 1706 UTC.

Chinese Space Station
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On Sep 1 astronauts Chen and Liu made a spacewalk from the airlock on the new
Wentian module. They installed a new cooling pump on Wentian and carried out
other outfitting tasks; the hatch was open from 1026 to 1633 UTC.

On Sep 17 Chen and Cai spacewalked from Wentian to carry out more
outfitting of the new module. The hatch was open from 0535 to 0947 UTC.

Starlink
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Starlink Group 4-23 (54 satellites) was launched on Aug 28 from Cape Canaveral.
Starlink Group 3-4 (46 satellites) was launched on Aug 31 from Vandenberg.
Starlink Group 4-20 (51 satellites) was launched on Sep 5 from Canaveral. The
Spaceflight Sherpa-LTC-2 satellite with the Boeing Varuna V-band demo payload
was also deployed as a rideshare.

Starlink Group 4-2 (34 satellites) flew on Sep 11 from Kennedy Space Center
with AST Space Mobile's 1500 kg BlueWalker 3 test satellite as a rideshare.

Starlink Group 4-34 (54 satellites) was launched on Sep 19 from Canaveral.
Starlink Group 4-35 (52 satellites) was launched on Sep 24 from Canaveral.

SAST launches
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SAST launched a CZ-4C from Jiuquan on Sep 2, placing the second YG-33 radar satellite in orbit.

A CZ-2D launched from Xichang on Sep 6 placed the fifth YG-35 triplet in orbit.

A CZ-2D launched from Jiuquan on Sep 20 orbited the third Yunhai-1 GNSS-RO meteorology satellite.

CALT launches
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A CZ-7A launched from Wenchang on Sep 13 placed ZX-1E in geotransfer orbit. ZX-1E is
probably a cover name for a Fenghuo-2 military communications satellite.

EXPACE
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A KZ-1A rocket launched on Sep 6 from Jiuquan put the Centispace `Weili Kongjian' satellites 3 and 4 in orbit.
These `GNSS augmentation' satellites provide positioning services.

Ariane VA258
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On Sep 7 Arianespace launched Ariane 5 vehicle L5117, flight VA258. The rocket placed the
Eutelsat Konnect Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) in geotransfer orbit. VHTS is a 6500 kg
Thales Alenia Spacebus NEO-200 satellite with a Ka-band commmunications payload and an electric
propulsion system.

Delta 4H
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ULA launched a Delta 4 Heavy from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Sep 24, placing a National
Reconnaissance Office spy satellite in low Earth orbit.

Electron
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A Rocket Lab Electron was launched from Mahia on Sep 15 and placed the StriX-1 radar satellite
in orbit for the Japanese company Synspective. The launch follows two earlier prototypes,
StriX-Alpha and StriX-Beta.



Shiyan 14/15
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Two Chinese government satellites were launched on Sep 24 on a KZ-1A from Taiyuan. 
Shiyan 14 has a technology payload and Shiyan 15 has an imaging payload.

DART
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Italy's LICIACube cubesat separated from NASA's DART probe at 2314 UTC
on Sep 11. Both LICIACube and DART are in a 0.94 x 1.07 AU x 3.8 deg
heliocentric orbit, on course for the Didymos system. DART is scheduled
to impact the Didymos moon, Dimorphos, on Sep 26. LICIACube will perform
a flyby and image the impact aftermath. LICIACube has not yet received a
US Space Force catalog number.



Table of Recent Orbital Launches
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Date UT       Name			     Launch Vehicle	 Site		 Mission  INTL.  Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl	 Notes
Aug  1 2025   Kosmos-2558                           Soyuz-2-1v/Volga       Plesetsk         Inspector 89A  439 x 462 x 97.2
Aug  4 0308   Goumang                               Chang Zheng 4B         Taiyuan          Climate  90A   489 x 502 x 97.5
              HEAD-2G                                                                       Comms    90
              Minhang Shaonian Xing                                                         Edu      90
Aug  4 0500   USA 335                               Electron               Mahia LC1B    Com/Sigint? 91A
Aug  4 1029   SBIRS GEO-6                           Atlas V 421            Canaveral SLC41 EarlyWarn 92A   4415 x 34879 x 18.4
Aug  4 1600?  CSSHQ 2                               Chang Zheng 2F         Jiuquan       Spaceplane  93A    346 x 593 x 50.0
Aug  4 2308   Danuri                                Falcon 9               Canaveral LC40   Lunar probe 94A 245 x 1239000 x 29.6
Aug  7 0348   EOS-02                                SSLV                 Satish Dhawan LP1  Imaging  U02  76 x 356 x 41.6?
              AzaadiSAT                                                                     Comms    U02  76 x 356 x 41.6?
Aug  9 0411   Taijing 1-01                          Gushenxing-1           Jiuquan          Imaging  95A 437 x 546 x 97.4
              Taijing 1-02                                                                  Imaging  95B
              Donghai-1                                                                     Tech     95C
Aug  9 0552   Khayyam                               Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat      Baykonur LC31    Imaging  96A  490 x 494 x 97.4
              CubeSX-HSE-2                                                                  Imaging  96
              Monitor-1                                                                     Sci      96
              UTMN                                                                          Imaging  96
              CYCLOPS                                                                       Tech     96
              Siren                                                                         Bio      96
              KAI-1                                                                         Tech     96
              Kuzbass-30                                                                    Imaging  96
              Skoltech-B1                                                                   Com      96
              Skoltech-B2                                                                   Com      96
              Polytech Universe-1                                                           Tech     96
              Polytech Universe-2                                                           Tech     96
              VIZARD-SS1                                                                    Com      96
              Geoskan-Edel'veys                                                             Com      96
              MIET-AIS                                                                      Com      96
              ISOI                                                                          Imaging  96
              ReshUCube                                                                     Tech     96
Aug 10 0214   Starlink Group 4-26                   Falcon 9                Kennedy LC39A   Comms    97      231 x 333 x 53.2
Aug 10 0450   Jilin-1 GF03D-35                      Chang Zheng 6           Taiyuan         Imaging  98      532 x 542 x 97.5
              Jilin-1 GF03D-36                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 GF03D-37                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 GF03D-38                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 GF03D-39                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 GF03D-40                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 GF03D-41                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 GF03D-42                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 GF03D-43                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 GF03D-09                                                              Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 HW A01                                                                Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 HW A02                                                                Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 HW A03                                                                Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 HW A04                                                                Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 HW A05                                                                Imaging  98
              Jilin-1 HW A06                                                                Imaging  98
Aug 12 0945   TUMNANOSAT                                                      ISS, LEO      Tech     98067UB? 408 x 418 x 51.6
              FUTABA                                                                        Tech     98067UC?
              HSU-SAT-1                                                                     Tech     98067UD?
Aug 12 2140   Starlink Group 3-3                      Falcon 9             Vandenberg SLC4E Comms    99A     306 x 319 x 97.7
Aug 19 1736   Yaogan 35 04 zu 01 xing                 Chang Zheng 2D       Xichang LC3      Comms?   100A    489 x 502 x 35.0
              Yaogan 35 04 zu 02 xing                                                       Comms?   100B
              Yaogan 35 04 zu 03 xing                                                       Comms?   100C  
Aug 19 1921   Starlink Group 4-27                     Falcon 9             Canaveral LC40   Comms    101     231 x 336 x 53.2
Aug 23 0236   Chuangxin-16A                           Kuaizhou-1A          Xichang          Tech     102A    589 x 596 x 29.0
Aug 24 0301   Beijing-3B                              Chang Zheng 2D       Taiyuan          Imaging  103A    596 x 615 x 97.9
Aug 28 0341   Starlink Group 4-23      	              Falcon 9             Canaveral LC40   Comms    104A    231 x 334 x 53.2
Aug 31 0540   Starlink Group 3-4                      Falcon 9             Vandenberg SLC4E Comms    105A    306 x 319 x 97.7
Sep  2 2344   Yaogan 33-02                            Chang Zheng 4C       Jiuquan          Radar    106A    680 x 688 x 98.2
Sep  5 0209   Starlink Group 4-20                     Falcon 9             Canaveral LC40   Comms    107A    302 x 315 x 53.2
              Sherpa-LTC2  
Sep  6 0224   Weili Kongjian 1-S3                     Kuaizhou-1A          Jiuquan          Nav      108A    693 x 705 x 53.5
              Weili Kongjian 1-S4                                                           Nav      108B
Sep  6 0419   Yaogan 35 05 zu 01 xing                 Chang Zheng 2D       Xichang          Comms?   109A    491 x 502 x 35.0
              Yaogan 35 05 zu 02 xing                                                       Comms?   109B
              Yaogan 35 05 zu 03 xing                                                       Comms?   109C
Sep  6 0910   D3                                                           ISS, LEO         Tech     98067UE  411 x 416 x 51.6
              Jagsat                                                                        Tech     98067UF  413 x 416 x 51.6
              Capsat-1                                                                      Tech     98067UG  413 x 415 x 51.6
Sep  6 0920   BeaverCube                                                   ISS, LEO         Tech     98067UH  411 x 416 x 51.6
              CLICK A                                                                       Tech     98067UJ  411 x 416 x 51.6
Sep  7 2145   Eutelsat Konnect VHTS                   Ariane 5ECA+         Kourou ELA3      Comms    110A     308 x 60418 x 3.4
Sep 11 0120   BlueWalker 3                            Falcon 9             Kennedy LC39A    Comms    111AL    502 x 518 x 53.2
              Starlink Group 4-2                                                            Comms    111      325 x 335 x 53.2
Sep 11 2314   LICIACube                                                  DART, solar orbit  Probe   21-110    
Sep 13 1318   Zhongxing-1E                            Chang Zheng 7A       Wenchang LC201   Comms    112A     197 x 35785 x 13.9
Sep 15 2038   StriX-1                                 Electron             Mahia LC1B       Radar    113A     557 x 575 x 97.7
Sep 19 0018   Starlink Group 4-34                     Falcon 9             Canaveral LC40   Comms    114A     232 x 336 x 53.2
Sep 20 2315   Yunhai-1 03                             Chang Zheng 2D       Jiuquan          Meteo    115A     754 x  775 x 98.5  
Sep 21 1354   Soyuz MS-22                             Soyuz-2-1a           Baykonur LC31   Spaceship 116A     184 x  212 x 51.6
Sep 24 2225   USA 338                                 Delta 4 Heavy        Vandenberg SLC6  Imaging  117A     366 x 416 x 73.6
Sep 24 2255   Shiyan 14                               Kuaizhou-1A          Taiyuan          Tech     118A     488 x 506 x 97.5
              Shiyan 15                                                                     Tech     118B     488 x 502 x 97.5
Sep 24 2332   Starlink Group 4-35                     Falcon 9             Canaveral LC40   Comms    119A     232 x 336 x 53.2

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

Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      S China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      S China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      S China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      E China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      E China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      E China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      E China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 1357   NS-22             New Shepard        W Texas               Tourist       107       W Texas
Aug 11 1420   S-520-32          S-520              Uchinoura             Ionosphere    279       Phillipine Sea 
Aug 11 2208   Rocksat-X         Terrier Imp.Mal.   Wallops I             Education     120?      Atlantic
Aug 16 0749   GT243GM           Minuteman 3        Vandenberg LF09       Op. Test     1300?      Kwajalein
Aug 22 0530   Micro-X           Black Brant 9      White Sands           XR Astron     254       White Sands
Aug 24 0116   SpEED Demon       Terrier Imp.Mal.   Wallops I             Ionos         160?      Atlantic
Aug 25        Spaceplane?       YGCS               Jiuquan               Test          100?      Alxa Right Banner
Sep?          RV                Fateh-360          ?, Iran               Test          100?      Arabian Sea?
Sep  3 0650   IAD               RH-300 Mk II       TERLS                 Reentry test   84?      Arabian Sea
Sep  7 0813   GT244GM (3 RV)    Minuteman 3        Vandenberg LF10       Op. Test     1300?      Kwajalein
Sep 25 2153   RV                KN-?               Kusong/Taechon        Test           80?      Sea of Japan

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