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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 766 draft                                                 2019 Jun 3  Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Cargo ship Dragon CRS-17 returned to Earth on Jun 3. The 9-tonne CRS-17
was unberthed from the Harmony module at 1235 UTC, released by
Canadarm-2 at 1601 UTC, and fired its engines to deorbit at about 2056
UTC. The trunk, containing the old CATS and SCAN experiments, was
jettisoned and destroyed on reentry about 2120 UTC. Capsule C113 landed
in the Pacific at about 121W 32N at roughly 2150 UTC.

Cargo ship Progress MS-10 undocked from the Zvezda module at 0840 UTC
Jun 4. After a deorbit burn at 1146 UTC, it reentered the atmosphere and
fragments fell in the  Pacific east of New Zealand at 1229 UTC.

Cygnus CRS-11 remains berthed at Unity nadir, and Progress MS-11 is docked
to Pirs.

On Jun 17 four cubesats were deployed from the J-SSOD-11 dispensers on the end of the Kibo
module's JRMS robot arm.

CZ-11H
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China carried out its first sea-launched orbital attempt on Jun 5. A CZ-11H
(ocean version of the Chang Zheng 11) was launched from a barge in the Hwang Hai (Yellow Sea)
at 121.19E 34.90N. It carried seven satellites to a 560 x 585 km x 45.0 deg orbit.
The fourth stage and one other object were cataloged in a 270 x 634 km x 44.9 deg
orbit.

The payloads are:
 Jilin-1 Gaofen 03A, for Changguang Sat Tech Co. of Jilin province;
 Bufeng-1A and 1B, formation flying sats from CAST/Beijing for remote sensing of wind velocities.
 Tianxiang 1 and 2 (also called Zhongdian Wangtong 1A and 1B), 65 kg satellites for the China 
  Electronic Technology Group, 
  to test Ka-band intersatellite links and a space-based router. Also carrying multispectral camera and ADS-B.
 Xiaoxiang-1-04, from Tianyi Research Inst., has a 7-metre-resolution RGB camera and a deorbit sail.
 Tianqi-3 (also called Xingzhi Jiaoyu 1) built by Guodian Gaokeji for the Tao Zhixing Education Foundation,
   has a camera and an IoT relay payload.

RCM
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Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission was launched on Jun 12. A Falcon 9 took off from a foggy Vandenberg
and flew to sun-synchronous orbit. The first stage landed back at Vandenberg's Landing Zone 4 while
the second stage deployed the three RCM satellites. RCM uses the Magellan Aerospace MAC-200 bus previously
used for the Cassiope mission; the satellites have a wet mass of 1450 kg each and carry a 7-meter-long
C-band synthetic aperture radar. The SAR has a maximum resolution of 3m with a 20 km swath, but can
also operate in lower resolution modes down to 100m resolution/500 km swath.
Radarsat 1 operated from 1995 to 2013; Radarsat 2 was launched in 2007 and will be replaced by the new trio.


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

May  4 0648   Dragon CRS-17              Falcon 9         Canaveral SLC40  Cargo      25A   S44222   204 x  382 x  51.6
May  5 0600   Harbinger )                Electron         Mahia LC1        Radar      26E   S44229   484 x  512 x  40.0
              SPARC-1   )                                                  Tech       26B   S44226   493 x  511 x  40.0
              AFOTEC-1  )                                                  Cal        26A   S44225   496 x  511 x  40.0
May 17 1548   Beidou DW45                Chang Zheng 3C   Xichang LC2      Navigation 27A   S44231   198 x35743 x  19.4
May 22 0000   RISAT-2B                   PSLV-CA         Satish Dhawan FLP Radar      28A   S44233   550 x  558 x  37.0
May 22 2249   Yaogan 33                  Chang Zheng 4C   Taiyuan          Radar      F04   F01439  -6000?x 500?x  97.8?
May 24 0230   Starlink 01 )              Falcon 9         Canaveral SLC40  Comms      29A   S44235   434 x  443 x  53.0
              Starlink 02 )                                                Comms       .
              ...         )                                                            .
              Starlink 60 )                                                Comms      29BM  S44294   450 x  453 x  53.0
May 27 0623   Glonass-M No 58            Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat Plesetsk LC43/4 Navigation 30A   S44299 19128 x19156 x  64.8
May 30 1742   Yamal-601                  Proton-M/Briz-M   Baykonur        Comms      31A   S44307  6749 x35716 x  17.1
Jun  5 0406   Jilin-1 GaoFen 03A   )     Chang Zheng 11H  Barge, Yellow Sea Imaging   32    S44310   558 x  576 x  45.0 
              Tianqi-3             )                                        Comms     32    S44311   556 x  576 x  45.0
              Xiaoxiang-1 04 xing  )                                        Imaging   32    S44312   557 x  575 x  45.0
              Bufeng-1A            )                                        Meteo     32    S44313   555 x  576 x  45.0
              Bufeng-1B            )                                        Meteo     32    S44314   555 x  576 x  45.0
              Tianxiang 1          )                                        Tech      32    S44315   552 x  576 x  45.0
              Tianxiang 2          )                                        Tech      32    S44316   556 x  576 x  45.0
Jun 12 1417   RCM-1 )                    Falcon 9          Vandenberg SLC4E Radar     33A   S44322   584 x  604 x  97.8 0600LT SSO
              RCM-2 )                                                       Radar     33B   S44323   584 x  604 x  97.8 0600LT SSO
              RCM-3 )                                                       Radar     33C   S44324   584 x  604 x  97.8 0600LT SSO
Jun 17 1015   Uguisu      )                                ISS, LEO         Tech    9867
              Raavana-1   )                                                 Tech    9867
              NepaliSat-1 )                                                 Tech    9867
Jun 17 1020   SpooQy-1                                     ISS, LEO         Tech    9867 

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

May  1 0942   GT230GM           Minuteman III      Vandenberg LF10       Op Test      1300?      Kwajalein
May  2 1334?  New Shepard NS-12 New Shepard        West Texas            Test          105       West Texas
May  3 2045   Momo TF-3         Momo               Taiki                 Test          118       Pacific Ocean
May  9 0740   GT229GM           Minuteman III      Vandenberg LF09       Op Test      1300?      Kwajalein
May  9        DASO-29           Trident II D-5    USS Rhode Island, ETR  Op Test      1000?      S Atlantic
May 10        SM-3 KV           SM-3-IB           USS Roosevelt, Hebrides   Test       150?      Atlantic
May 23        Shaheen II RV     Shaheen II         Somniani?             Op Test       300?      Arabian Sea   
Jun  1 2015?  RV                JL-3?             Submarine,Bohai Sea    Test         1000?      Taklamakan Desert

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