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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 746 draft                                                 2018 Feb 8  Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 54 continues with ISS Commander Aleskandr Misurkin and flight
engineers Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba, Anton Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle and
Norishige Kanai.

Progress MS-08 was launched on Feb 13, carrying 2548 kg of cargo including the DLR ICARUS
antenna which will be installed on a spacewalk.

On Feb 16 astronauts Vande Hei and Kanai made US spacewalk EVA-48, in
suits 3003 and 3008, to complete work on refurbising the Canadarm-2 and
related systems. The airlock was depressurized about 1156 UTC and the
hatch was opened at 1159 UTC. The crew removed LEE 202 from the Mobile
Base System's POA (Payload ORU Accommodations) unit at 1306 UTC. The POA
LEE is used to temporarily stash large ISS components.  LEE 202 was
returned to the airlock at 1325 UTC. Next, LEE 201 was removed from the
ESP2 storage platform at 1345 UTC and attached to the POA at 1359 UTC.
By 1431 UTC work on the POA LEE installation was complete and LEE 201
became the new POA LEE. LEE 202 will be returned to Earth aboard a
Dragon, and LEE 205 will be launched on a future mission to serve as an
on-orbit spare. The astronauts also lubricated LEE 203 (SSMRS LEE A).
The hatch was closed at 1750 UTC and Quest was repressurised at 1757
UTC. 

Summary of the Canadarm LEEs: 

S/N  Pre2017    Post2018 

201  LEE B      POA LEE 
202  LEE A      Return to Earth 
203  POA LEE    LEE A 
204  ELC1 spare LEE B
301  SPDM LEE   SPDM LEE

Beidou
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Two more CAST/Beijing-built Beidou-3 navigation satellites, Beidou 3 MEO-3 and MEO-4, were launched
on Feb 12, becoming Beidou Daohang Weixing 28 and 29.


Table of Recent Orbital Launches 
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Date UT       Name            Launch Vehicle        Site            Mission       INTL.   Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl   Notes
Feb  1 0207   Kanopus V-3         )   Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat Vostochniy       Imaging      14A   S43180   500 x   511 x 97.5 2323LT
              Kanopus V-4         )                                      Imaging      14B   S43181   500 x   510 x 97.5 2323LT
              S-NET 1             )                                      Comms        14    S43182?  571 x   589 x 97.7
              S-NET 2             )                                      Comms        14    S43183?  571 x   589 x 97.7
              S-NET 3             )                                      Comms        14    S43184?  571 x   589 x 97.7
              S-NET 4             )                                      Comms        14    S43185?  571 x   589 x 97.7
              Lemur-2-Kadi        )                                      AIS/Weather  14    S43186?  570? x  590?x 97.7?
              Lemur-2-TheNickMolo )                                      AIS/Weather  14    S43187?  570? x  590?x 97.7?
              Lemur-2-Jin-Luen    )                                      AIS/Weather  14    S43188?  570? x  590?x 97.7?
              Lemur-2-UramChanSol )                                      AIS/Weather  14    S43189?  570? x  590?x 97.7?
              D-Star One Phoenix  )                                      Tech         14    S43190?  570? x  590?x 97.7?
Feb  2 0751   Zhang Heng 1  )         Chang Zheng 2D    Jiuquan          Science      15A   S43192   489 x   509 x 97.3 1411LT
              Ada           )                                            Imaging      15    S43193?  493 x   504 x 97.2
              Maryam        )                                            Imaging      15    S43194?  488 x   508 x 97.3
              Ulloriaq      )                                            AIS/Imaging  15    S43195?  486 x   508 x 97.3
              GOMX-4B       )                                            Tech         15    S43196?  483 x   507 x 97,3
              Shaonian Xing )                                            Tech         15    S43197?  483 x   507 x 97,3
              FengMaNiu 1   )                                            Tech         15    S43199?  485 x   507 x 97.3
Feb  3 0503   Tasuki                  SS-520            Uchinoura        Com          16A   S43201   186 x  2012 x 30.9
Feb  6 2045   Elon's Roadster         Falcon Heavy      Kennedy LC39A    Test         17A   S43205   717 x-79898 x 28.9
Feb 12 0503   Beidou DW28  )          Chang Zheng 3B/YZ1 Xichang LC2     Navigation   18A   S43207 21464 x 22170 x 55.0
              Beidou DW29  )                                             Navigation   18B   S43208 21539 x 22191 x 55.0
Feb 13 0813   Progress MS-08          Soyuz-2-1A        Baykonur LC31    Cargo        19A   S43211   189 x   223 x 51.6

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

Jan 30        Burkan RV         Burkan H-2         Yemen                 Weapon        100?      Riyadh Airport
Feb  5        Target            B-611?             Jiuquan?              Target        300?      Urumqi?
Feb  5        Interceptor       DF-21              Urumqi?               Interceptor   100?      Intercept
Feb  6 0300   Agni RV           Agni I             Kalam Island          Test          300?      Bay of Bengal         
Feb 18 2330   Arrow KV          Arrow 3            Palmachim             Test          100?      Mediterranean?

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