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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 801 Draft                                                2021 Nov 28        Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 66 continues.

On Dec 2 astronauts Marshburn and Barron carried out spacewalk US EVA-78, to replace the SASA
antenna on the P1 truss. The airlock was depressurized from 1108 to 1747 UTC; the hatch
was open from 1114 to 1743 UTC. The SASA (S-band Antenna SubAssembly) units are about 116 kg each;
there are three installed on S1, P1 and Z1 and a further two spares on the ELC-3 carrier.
During the spacewalk, the astronauts removed the P1 SASA unit and swapped it with one of the
spares on ELC-3.

On Dec 8 Roskosmos launched Soyuz MS-20 with commander Aleksandr Misurkin and spaceflight
participants (tourists) Maezawa Yusaku and Hirano Yozo. Soyuz MS-20 docked with Poisk
at 1340 UTC Dec 8.


Starlink
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48 Starlink satellites were launched on Dec 2 as Group 4-3. The launch also deployed two
BlackSky Global imaging satellites.

Galileo
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Two more European Union navigation satellites in the Galileo series were launched on Dec 5.
GalileoSat-27/28 are FOC flight models 23/24.

Gushenxing-1
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The second launch of the Gushenxing-1 (Ceres-1) rocket placed five satellites in orbit:
  - Tianjun Daxue 1 built by Changguang Satellite for Tianjin University, with an IR imager;
  - Lize-1 and Baoyun  from Tianyi Research
  - Jin Zijing 5, an imaging satellite built by Zhongke Xingrui for Hong Kong Aerospace Tech
  - Jin Zijing 1-03, an imaging satellite built by Lingzhong Kongjian (Zero Gravity Lab) for Hong Kong Aerospace Tech.
Gushenxing-1 is a commercial launch vehicle developed by Xinghe Dongli Kongkian Keji YG (Galactic Energy) of 
Beijing.

STP-3
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The US Space Force's Space Test Program 3 mission was launched on a ULA Atlas V on Dec 7 to
near-synchronous orbit. The main payload was the STPSAT-6 satellite. A modified ESPA ring,
the LDPE-1 (Rooster 1) satellite, was also put in orbit; it will deploy a number of smaller
satellites including the 12U ASCENT cubesat from AFRL.


Erratum
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 In my description of the ASAT test I got the heights the wrong way round. The text should
have read:
 The intercept was about a height of 486 km above the Earth ellipsoid (468 km above the fictive
 6378 km spherical Earth used for orbit parameters).


Table of Recent Orbital Launches
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Date UT       Name			     Launch Vehicle	 Site		 Mission  INTL.  Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl	 Notes
Nov  3 0743   Yaogan 32 hao 02 zu 01 xing )    Chang Zheng 2C/YZ1S   Jiuquan          Sigint    99A  S49383   689 x 703 x 98.3
              Yaogan 32 hao 02 zu 02 xing )                                           Sigint    99B  S49384   689 x 703 x 98.3
Nov  5 0219   SDGSAT-1 (Guangmu)               Chang Zheng 6         Taiyuan          Imaging  100A  S49388   502 x 514 x 97.5
Nov  6 0300   Yaogan 35A )                     Chang Zheng 2D        Xichang          Tech?    101A  S49390   493 x 499 x 35.0
              Yaogan 35B )                                                            Tech?    101B  S49391   493 x 499 x 35.0
              Yaogan 35C )                                                            Tech?    101C  S49392   493 x 499 x 35.0
Nov  9 0055   RAISE-2     )                    Epsilon               Uchinoura        Tech     102A  S49395   561 x 573 x 97.6
              Oruri       )                                                           Tech     102B? S49396   543 x 572 x 97.6
              Asutarisuku )                                                           Sci      102C? S49397   543 x 572 x 97.6
              Z-SAT       )                                                           Imaging  102E? S49399   543 x 572 x 97.6
              DRUMS       )                                                           Tech     102D? S49398   543 x 572 x 97.6
              Hibari      )                                                           Tech     102F? S49400   543 x 572 x 97.6
              KOSEN-1     )                                                           Astron   102H? S49402   543 x 572 x 97.6
              ARICA       )                                                           Astron   102J? S49403   543 x 572 x 97.6
              NanoDragon  )                                                           Com      102G? S49401   543 x 572 x 97.6
Nov 11 0203   Endurance (Crew-3)               Falcon 9              Kennedy LC39A    Spaceship 103A S49407   190 x 212 x 51.6
Nov 13 1219   Starlink 3044                    Falcon 9              Canaveral LC40   Comms    104A-BE        212 x 333 x 53.2
              Starlink 3049                                                                    S49408-S49460
              Starlink 3075
              Starlink 3097-3099
              Starlink 3105
              Starlink 3108
              Starlink 3110-3112
              Starlink 3114-3115
              Starlink 3117
              Starlink 3120-3141
              Starlink 3144-3147
              Starlink 3149-3151
              Starlink 3153-3162
Nov 16 0928   CERES 1 )                       Vega                  CSG  ELV          Sigint   105A S49464  669 x 672 x 75.0
              CERES 2 )                                                               Sigint   105B S49465  671 x 672 x 74.9
              CERES 3 )                                                               Sigint   105C S49466  670 x 673 x 75.0
Nov 18 0138   BlackSky Global 14 )            Electron              Mahia LC1A        Imaging  106A S49469  428 x 439 x 42.0
              BlackSky Global 15 )                                                    Imaging  106B S49470  428 x 439 x 42.0
Nov 20 0152   Gao Fen 11-03                   Chang Zheng 4B        Taiyuan           Imaging  107A S49492  243 x 695 x 97.5
Nov 20 0616   STP-S27AD2                      Astra Rocket 3.3      Kodiak LP3B       Tech     108A S49494  438 x 507 x 86.0
Nov 22 2345   Gao Fen 3-02                    Chang Zheng 4C        Jiuquan           Radar    109A S49495  737 x 746 x 98.4
Nov 24 0621   DART      )                     Falcon 9              Vandenberg SLC4E  Probe    110A S49497  263 x -135267 x 64.7
              LICIACube )                                                             Probe    110C T00005  263 x -135267 x 64.7
Nov 24 1306   Prichal/Progress M-UM           Soyuz-2-1B            Baykonur LC31     Module   111A S49499  323 x 351 x 51.6
Nov 24 2341   Shiyan 11                       Kuaizhou-1A           Jiuquan           Imaging  112A S49501  489 x 502 x 97.5
Nov 25 0109   Kosmos-2552                     Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat     Plesetsk LC43/4 Early Warn 113A S49503 1643 x 35838 x 63.8
Nov 26 1640   Zhongxing 1D                    Chang Zheng 3B        Xichang           Comms    114A S49505  186 x 35832 x 27.1
Dec  2 2312   Starlink 3113      )            Falcon 9              Canaveral SLC40   Comms    115A-        424 x 440 x 53.2
              Starlink 3143      )    
              Starlink 3148      )    
              Starlink 3155      )    
              Starlink 3190-3204 )    
              Starlink 3206-3210 )    
              Starlink 3218-3219 )    
              Starlink 3225-3229 )    
              Starlink 3231      )    
              Starlink 3233      )    
              Starlink 3236-3242 )    
              Starlink 3244      )    
              Starlink 3246-3252 )    
              Black Sky Global 12)                                                    Imaging
              Black Sky Global 13)                                                    Imaging
Dec  5 0019   GalileoSat-27 )                  Soyuz-ST-B            CSG ELS          Nav     116A S49809  23517 x 23574 x 57.1
              GalileoSat-28 )                                                         Nav     116B S49810  23498 x 23570 x 57.1
Dec  7 0412   Tianjin Daxue 1 )                Gushenxing 1          Jiuquan          Imaging 117  S49812    483 x 501 x 97.4
              Lize 1          )                                                       Tech?   117
              Baoyun          )                                                       Tech?   117
              Jin Zijing 5    )                                                       Imaging 117
              Jin Zijing 1-03 )                                                       Imaging 117
Dec  7 1019   STPSAT-6  )                      Atlas V 551           Canaveral SLC41  Tech    118A
              LDPE-1    )                                                             Tech    118B
Dec  8 0738   Soyuz MS-20                      Soyuz-2-1A            Baykonur LC31    Spaceship 119A S49922

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

Nov  4 0209   SS-520-3          SS-520             Svalbard              Ionosphere    956       Arctic
Nov  8 0925   SISTINE 2         Black Brant IX     White Sands           UV Astron     257       White Sands
Nov 15 0245?  Nudol KV          Nudol'             Plesetsk              Antisatellite 500?      Kosmos-1408
Nov 25        RV                Shaheen 1A         Somniani?             Op. Test      100?      Arabian Sea?
Dec  1 0825   C-REX 2           Oriole IV          Andoya                Atmosphere    631       Norw. Sea
Dec  6 0807   MAPHEUS 10        IM/IM              Kiruna                Micrograv     250       ESRANGE

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