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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 737 draft                                                 2017 Mar 21 Somerville, MA
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JSR 736 is now permalinked at http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.736


International Space Station
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Expedition 50 continues. Soyuz MS-02 is docked at Poisk. Soyuz MS-03 is docked at Rassvet.
Progress MS-05 is docked at Pirs. Dragon CRS-10 was berthed at Harmony nadir until Mar 18.

On Mar 24 Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet, in suits EMU 3008 and
3006, completed spacewalk US EVA-40 from the Quest airlock. The airlock
was depressurized below 50 mbar at 1116 UTC and repressurized at 1758
UTC. The astronauts replaced the EXT-2 MDM computer on the S0 truss,
lubricated the LEE end-effector on the Dextre robot arm, replaced
cameras on the Kibo Exposed Facility and a light on one of the CETA
carts, and disconnected cables joining the PMA-3 docking unit to the
Tranquility node.

PMA-3 (Pressurized Mating Adapter 3) is one of the most-relocated and
least-used major components of the ISS. PMA-1 joins Unity to Zarya;
PMA-2, originally at the other end of Unity, now is on the end of the
Harmony module and was used for almost all Shuttle dockings. PMA-3 was
used for only two dockings, STS-97 and STS-98 in 2000-2001. It was
installed at Unity nadir on 2000 Oct 16 and the Canadarm-2 used to
move it to new locations subsequently.

   2000 Oct 16   Installed at Unity nadir
   2001 Mar 11   Moved to Unity port
   2007 Aug 30   Moved to Unity nadir
   2009 Aug  7   Moved to Unity port
   2010 Jan 23   Moved to Harmony zenith
   2010 Feb 16   Moved to Tranquility aft (port)
   2017 Mar-Apr  Scheduled move to Harmony zenith

Table of Recent Orbital Launches 
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Date UT       Name            Launch Vehicle        Site            Mission       INTL.   Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl   Notes
                                                                                                      km      km   deg
Feb 14 2139   SkyBrasil-1)          Ariane 5ECA       Kourou ELA3      Comms         07B    S41945  35662 x 35785 x   0.1
              Telkom-3S  )                                             Comms         07A    S41944  35641 x 35810 x   0.0
Feb 15 0358   Cartosat-2 Series/4)  PSLV-XL           Sriharikota FLP  Imaging       08A    S41948    505 x   520 x  97.5
              INS-1A             )                                     Tech          08B    S41949    496 x   508 x  97.5
              INS-1B             )                                     Imaging       08G    S41954    496 x   507 x  97.5
              BGUSat             )                                     Tech          08BW?  S42016?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              PEASSS             )                                     Tech          08BV   S42015   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Al-Farabi 1        )                                     Tech          08BD?  S41999?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Dido-2             )                                     Micrograv     08BE   S42000   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Nayif-1            )                                     Tech          08BX   S42017   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Lemur-2-Jopanbutra   )                                   Com/Met-RO    08AV?  S41991?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Lemur-2-Spire-Minions)                                   Com/Met-RO    08AW?  S41992?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Lemur-2-Satchmo      )                                   Com/Met-RO    08AX?  S41993?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Lemur-2-RDeaton      )                                   Com/Met-RO    08AY?  S41994?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Lemur-2-Smita-Sharad )                                   Com/Met-RO    08AZ?  S41995?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Lemur-2-Mia-Grace    )                                   Com/Met-RO    08BA?  S41996?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Lemur-2-NoguesCorreig)                                   Com/Met-RO    08BB?  S41997?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Lemur-2-Tachikoma    )                                   Com/Met-RO    08BC?  S41998?  496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-1         )                                     Imaging       08V    S41967   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-2         )                                     Imaging       08U    S41966   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-3         )                                     Imaging       08W    S41968   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-4         )                                     Imaging       08T    S41965   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-5         )                                     Imaging       08Z    S41971   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-6         )                                     Imaging       08X    S41969   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-7         )                                     Imaging       08Y    S41970   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-8         )                                     Imaging       08D    S41951   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-9         )                                     Imaging       08AB   S41973   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-10        )                                     Imaging       08AC   S41974   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-11        )                                     Imaging       08AD   S41975   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-12        )                                     Imaging       08AA   S41972   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-13        )                                     Imaging       08CW   S42040   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-14        )                                     Imaging       08BS   S42012   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-15        )                                     Imaging       08CV   S42039   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-16        )                                     Imaging       08BR   S42011   496 x   506 x  97.5
              Flock 3p-17        )                                     Imaging       08Q    S41962   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-18        )                                     Imaging       08K    S41957   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-19        )                                     Imaging       08H    S41955   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-20        )                                     Imaging       08C    S41950   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-21        )                                     Imaging       08M    S41959   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-22        )                                     Imaging       08L    S41958   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-23        )                                     Imaging       08BY   S42018   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-24        )                                     Imaging       08J    S41956   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-25        )                                     Imaging       08S    S41964   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-26        )                                     Imaging       08P    S41961   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-27        )                                     Imaging       08R    S41963   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-28        )                                     Imaging       08N    S41960   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-29        )                                     Imaging       08DB?  S42045?  496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-30        )                                     Imaging       08AR   S41987   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-31        )                                     Imaging       08DF   S42049   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-32        )                                     Imaging       08CD   S42023   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-33        )                                     Imaging       08AU   S41990   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-34        )                                     Imaging       08AS   S41988   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-35        )                                     Imaging       08AT   S41989   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-36        )                                     Imaging       08AQ   S41986   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-37        )                                     Imaging       08F    S41953   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-38        )                                     Imaging       08CT   S42037   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-39        )                                     Imaging       08CU   S42038   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-40        )                                     Imaging       08BQ   S42010   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-41        )                                     Imaging       08BJ   S42004   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-42        )                                     Imaging       08BN   S42008   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-43        )                                     Imaging       08BM   S42007   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-44        )                                     Imaging       08CP   S42033   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-45        )                                     Imaging       08BK   S42005   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-46        )                                     Imaging       08CM   S42032   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-47        )                                     Imaging       08CN   S42033   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-48        )                                     Imaging       08BL   S42006   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-49        )                                     Imaging       08BF   S42001   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-50        )                                     Imaging       08CK   S42029   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-51        )                                     Imaging       08E    S41952   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-52        )                                     Imaging       08CL   S42030   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-53        )                                     Imaging       08BT   S42013   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-54        )                                     Imaging       08BU   S42014   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-55        )                                     Imaging       08CX   S42041   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-56        )                                     Imaging       08CY   S42042   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-57        )                                     Imaging       08AG   S41978   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-58        )                                     Imaging       08AF   S41977   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-59        )                                     Imaging       08CB   S42021   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-60        )                                     Imaging       08AE   S41976   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-61        )                                     Imaging       08BP   S42009   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-62        )                                     Imaging       08CS   S42036   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-63        )                                     Imaging       08CR   S42035   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-64        )                                     Imaging       08CQ   S42034   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-65        )                                     Imaging       08CJ   S42028   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-66        )                                     Imaging       08CH   S42027   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-67        )                                     Imaging       08BG   S42002   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-68        )                                     Imaging       08BH   S42003   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-69        )                                     Imaging       08BZ   S42019   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-70        )                                     Imaging       08AJ   S41980   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-71        )                                     Imaging       08DH   S42051   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-72        )                                     Imaging       08CE?  S42024?  496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-73        )                                     Imaging       08AK   S41981   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-74        )                                     Imaging       08DE   S42048   496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-75        )                                     Imaging       08AH   S41979   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-76        )                                     Imaging       08CA   S42020   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-77        )                                     Imaging       08CF   S42025   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-78        )                                     Imaging       08DD   S42047   496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-79        )                                     Imaging       08AN   S41984   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-80        )                                     Imaging       08CG   S42026   496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-81        )                                     Imaging       08CZ   S42043   496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-82        )                                     Imaging       08DC?  S42046?  496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-83        )                                     Imaging       08DG?  S42050?  496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-84        )                                     Imaging       08CC   S42022   496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-85        )                                     Imaging       08AM   S41983   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-86        )                                     Imaging       08AP   S41985   496 x   506 x  97.5	
              Flock 3p-87        )                                     Imaging       08DA   S42044   496 x   506 x  97.5	 
              Flock 3p-88        )                                     Imaging       08AL   S41982   496 x   506 x  97.5	
Feb 19 1439   Dragon CRS-10         Falcon 9          Kennedy LC39A    Cargo         09A    S42053   204 x   359 x  51.6
Feb 22 0558   Progress MS-05        Soyuz-U           Baykonur LC1     Cargo         10A    S42056   186 x   210 x  51.6
Mar  1 1749   USA 274      )        Atlas V 401       Vandenberg SLC3E Sigint        11A    S42058  1010 x  1204 x  63.4
              USA 274 P/L 2)                                           Sigint        11B    -       1009 x  1204 x  63.5
Mar  2 2353   Tiankun-1             KT-2              Jiuquan          Tech          12A    S42062   373 x   404 x  96.9
Mar  6 1025   Lemur-2-Trutna     )                    ISS, LEO         AIS/MetRO   98067LA? S42059?  396 x   409 x  51.6
              Lemur-2-TrutnaHD   )                                     AIS/MetRO   98067LB?          396 x   409 x  51.6
Mar  6 1505   Lemur-2-Austintacious )                 ISS, LEO         AIS/MetRO   98067LC?          396 x   409 x  51.6
              Lemur-2-Redfern-Goes  )                                  AIS/MetRO   98067LD?          396 x   409 x  51.6
Mar  6 1820   TechEdSat-5                             ISS, LEO         Tech        98067LE?          396 x   409 x  51.6
Mar  7 0149   Sentinel-2B           Vega              CSG ZLV          Imaging       13A    S42063   776 x   782 x  98.6
Mar 16 0600   Echostar 23           Falcon 9          Kennedy LC39A    Comms         14A    S42070   179 x 35903 x  22.4
Mar 17 0120   IGS Radar 5           H-IIA 202         Tanegashima      Radar Imaging 15A    S42072   500?x   510?x  97.5
Mar 19 0018   WGS 9                 Delta 4M+(5,4)    Canaveral SLC37B Comms         16A    S42075   430 x 44262 x  27.0

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

Mar  2 0541   NASA 36.301GE     Black Brant 9      Poker Flat, Alaska    Auroral       330       Poker Flat zone 4
Mar  2 0542   NASA 36.306GE     Black Brant 9      Poker Flat, Alaska    Auroral       190       Poker Flat zone 4
Mar  2 0750   ISINGLASS-2       Black Brant 9      Poker Flat, Alaska    Auroral       365       Poker Flat zone 4
Mar  5 2237   RV                Hwasong ER?        Sohae?                Test          260?      Sea of Japan
Mar  5        RV                Hwasong ER?        Sohae?                Test          260?      Sea of Japan
Mar  6?       RV                Hwasong ER?        Sohae?                Test          260?      Sea of Japan
Mar  6?       RV                Hwasong ER?        Sohae?                Test          260?      Sea of Japan
Mar 15 1043   REXUS 21          Imp. Orion         Kiruna                Micrograv      86       ESRANGE B zone
Mar 16 1300   REXUS 22          Imp. Orion         Kiruna                Micrograv      84       ESRANGE B zone

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