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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 776 draft                                                   2020 Feb 17  Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 62 continues.

Cygnus NG-13, the S.S. Robert Lawrence, was grappled by Canadarm-2 at 0905 UTC Feb 18
and berthed at Unity nadir at 1116 UTC.

NG-13's pressurized cargo of 3466 kg includes;
    ColKa, a Ka-band antenna package to be EVA-installed on Columbus. (ESA, built by MDA-UK; 120 kg)
    RED-EYE 2, a DARPA satellite (100kg class, Kaber deployer)
    Nanoracks NRCSD-18 deployment with 2 known cubesats:
     DeMi, a 6U cubesat with a DARPA deployable mirror experiment, led by Aurora Flight Sciences (10 kg class)
     TechEdSat-10, a 1x6U cubesat (0.6 x 0.1 x 0.1m) with a controllable aerobrake for targeted reentry 
                  (Ames/San Jose State, 10 kg class)

Its external cargo of 167 kg is an NRCSD-E deployer carrying unknown cubesats.

On Feb 19 the Nanoracks NRCSD-17 deployment was carried out, with cubesat deployers launched on NG-13
and CRS-19 extracted frome the Kibo module by the JEM-RMS.


XJS
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Four new technology test satellites (Xin Jishu Shiyan Weixing) for Earth
observation were launched from Xichang on Feb 19. XJS C and D were built
by SAST/Shanghai; XJS E by Harbin, and XJS F by DFH Satellite.

Meridian
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Russian military communications satellite Meridian-M No. 19L was launched on Feb 20
from Plesetsk into a Molniya orbit. The Fregat upper stage made three burns, the
last one at apogee to raise perigee to about 1000 km.



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

Feb  1 1544   CIRiS                                      Slingshot/NG-12,LEO  Sci   19071K? S45120?  458 x  474 x 51.6
Feb  1 1943   ORCA-2                                     Slingshot/NG-12,LEO  Tech  19071L? S45121?  459 x  473 x 51.6
Feb  1 2115   EdgeCube   )                               Slingshot/NG-12,LEO  Rem.sen. 19071M? S45122? 459 x  473 x 51.6
              MakerSat-1?)                                                    Tech  19071N? S45123?  459 x  473 x 51.6
Feb  1?       MiniCarb                                   Slingshot/NG-12,LEO  Sci   19071P? S45124?  459 x  473 x 51.6
Feb  1?       VPM                                        Slingshot/NG-12,LEO  Sci   19071Q? S45125?  459 x  473 x 51.6
Feb  1?       Lynk                                       Slingshot/NG-12,LEO  Comms 19071R? S45126?  459 x  473 x 51.6
Feb  6 2142   OneWeb 0013 )               Soyuz 2-1B/Fregat  Baykonur LC31    Comms    08A  S45131   439 x  460 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0021 )                                                   Comms    08D  S45134   439 x  464 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0028 )                                                   Comms    08K  S45140   440 x  465 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0026 )                                                   Comms    08J  S45139   440 x  465 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0020 )                                                   Comms    08C  S45133   449 x  466 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0051 )                                                   Comms    08AA S45155   440 x  466 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0059 )                                                   Comms    08AH S45162   442 x  467 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0036 )                                                   Comms    08P  S45144   443 x  467 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0032 )                                                   Comms    08L  S45141   443 x  468 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0058 )                                                   Comms    08AG S45161   444 x  468 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0022 )                                                   Comms    08E  S45135   446 x  467 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0024 )                                                   Comms    08G  S45137   447 x  467 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0044 )                                                   Comms    08V  S45150   447 x  467 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0041 )                                                   Comms    08T  S45148   448 x  468 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0039 )                                                   Comms    08R  S45146   448 x  468 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0047 )                                                   Comms    08X  S45152   448 x  468 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0056 )                                                   Comms    08AE S45159   448 x  469 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0062 )                                                   Comms    08AJ S45163   448 x  470 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0057 )                                                   Comms    08AF S45160   448 x  472 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0023 )                                                   Comms    08F  S45136   448 x  472 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0038 )                                                   Comms    08Q  S45145   448 x  473 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0054 )                                                   Comms    08AD S45154   448 x  473 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0049 )                                                   Comms    08Z  S45154   448 x  474 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0035 )                                                   Comms    08N  S45143   449 x  475 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0017 )                                                   Comms    08B  S45132   449 x  475 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0065 )                                                   Comms    08AK S45164   449 x  476 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0025 )                                                   Comms    08H  S45138   451 x  476 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0052 )                                                   Comms    08AB S45156   451 x  476 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0053 )                                                   Comms    08AC S45157   452 x  476 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0040 )                                                   Comms    08S  S45147   452 x  476 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0033 )                                                   Comms    08M  S45142   453 x  476 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0045 )                                                   Comms    08W  S45151   454 x  476 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0048 )                                                   Comms    08Y  S45153   454 x  476 x 87.4
              OneWeb 0043 )                                                   Comms    08U  S45149   455 x  476 x 87.4
Feb  9 0134   IGS O-7                     H-IIA              Tanegashima      Imaging  09A  S45165   477? x 506?x 97.4?
Feb  9 1515   Zafar                       Simorgh            Khomeini         Imaging  F01  F01548 -2000? x 540 x 55
Feb 10 0403   Solar Orbiter               Atlas V 411        Canaveral LC41   Probe    10A  S45167   240  x-38671x32.9
Feb 15 2021   S.S. Robert Lawrence        Antares 230+       Wallops MARS LA0A Cargo   11A  S45175   195 x  267 x 51.6
Feb 17 1505   Starlink 1105     )         Falcon 9           Canaveral LC40   Comms   )12A           212 x  383 x 53.0
              Starlink 1138     )                                             
              Starlink 1143     )
              Starlink 1154     )
              Starlink 1187-1189)
              Starlink 1191-1192)
              Starlink 1197-1206)
              Starlink 1208-1212)
              Starlink 1214-1222)
              Starlink 1224-1241)
              Starlink 1243-1247)
              Starlink 1254     )
              Starlink 1269-1271)                                             Comms   )12BM         212 x  383x 53.0
Feb 18 2218   JCSAT 17      )              Ariane 5ECA+       Kourou ELA3     Comms    13           280 x35729x  6.0
              GEO-Kompsat 2B)                                                 Comms    13           280 x35729x  6.0
Feb 19 0710   RadSat-U                                 NRCSD-17, ISS, LEO     Tech   9867QZ?
Feb 19 0935   Phoenix                                  NRCSD-17, ISS, LEO    Imaging 9867RA?
Feb 19 1120   QARMAN                                   NRCSD-17, ISS, LEO     Sci    9867RB?
Feb 19 1255   CryoCube-1  )                            NRCSD-17, ISS, LEO     Tech   9867RC?
              AztechSat-1 )                                                   Comms  9867RD?
Feb 19 1430   SOCRATES                                 NRCSD-17, ISS, LEO     Tech   9867RE?
Feb 19 1600   Argus-02 MVP)                            NRCSD-17, ISS, LEO     Tech   9867RF?
              HARP        )                                                   Tech   9867RG?
Feb 19 1740   SORTIE                                   NRCSD-17, ISS, LEO     Sci    9867RH?
Feb 19 2107   XJS C )                      Chang Zheng 2D     Xichang         Tech      14A  S45249  474 x   483 x 35.0
              XJS D )                                                         Tech      14B  S45250  474 x   483 x 35.0
              XJS E )                                                         Tech      14C  S45251  474 x   483 x 35.0
              XJS F )                                                         Tech      14D  S45252  474 x   483 x 35.0
Feb 20 0825   Meridian-M No. 19L           Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat  Plesetsk LC43/3 Comms     15A  S45254  895 x 39552 x 62.9

Table of Recent Suborbital Launches
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On Jan 7 Iran launched a series of Zulfiqar and Qiam-1 missiles against US military targets in Iraq.
The exact number and mix of missiles is unknown.


Date UT       Payload/Flt Name Launch Vehicle      Site                  Mission    Apogee/km    Target

Jan 19        RV                K-4                  Visakhapatnam       Test          500?      Indian Ocean
Jan 24        RV                K-4                  Visakhapatnam       Test          500?      Indian Ocean
Jan 27 1340   Polar NOx 2       Black Brant 9        Poker Flat          Aeronomy      260       Alaska
Feb  5 0833   FTU-2             Minuteman 3          Vandenberg          Test         1300?      Kwajalein
Feb 12        USN RVs           Trident D5LE         USS Maine, Pacific  Test         1000?      Wake Island

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