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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 793 Draft                                                      2021 May  10  Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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On May 4 and 5 the Dextre robot arm was used to move an old NiH battery pack
(possibly S/N 0072) and its FRAM adapter from External Stowage Platform
3 Site 6 to the external attach area on the Cygnus cargo ship S.S.
Katherine Johnson. The battery will be destroyed with the ship when it
is eventually deorbited over the Pacific.



Table of Recent Orbital Launches
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Date UT       Name                           Launch Vehicle      Site            Mission  INTL.  Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl   Notes
May  4 1901   Starlink 1904                   Falcon 9              Kennedy LC39A      Comms     38A
              Starlink 2499
              Starlink 2505
              Starlink 2526
              Starlink 2560-2561
              Starlink 2563
              Starlink 2568
              Starlink 2570-2576
              Starlink 2578
              Starlink 2581
              Starlink 2585-2596
              Starlink 2598-2614
              Starlink 2521-2624
              Starlink 2626
              Starlink 2628
              Starlink 2630-2631
              Starlink 2635-2637
              Starlink 2641
              Starlink 2643
              Starlink 2674
May  6 1811   Yaogan 30 hao 08 zu 01 xing )  Chang Zheng 2C         Xichang            Sigint?  39A S48423  592 x 602 x 35.0 
              Yaogan 30 hao 08 zu 02 xing )                                            Sigint?  39B S48424  592 x 602 x 35.0 
              Yaogan 30 hao 08 zu 03 xing )                                            Sigint?  39C S48425  592 x 602 x 35.0 
              Tianqi 12                   )                                            Comms    39D S48426  589 x 598 x 35.0
May  9 0642   Starlink 2247                    Falcon 9             Canaveral SLC40    Com      40A-BM      257 x 282 x 53.0
              Starlink 2269
              Starlink 2461
              Starlink 2494
              Starlink 2496-2497
              Starlink 2500
              Starlink 2508
              Starlink 2525
              Starlink 2529
              Starlink 2531
              Starlink 2579
              Starlink 2582-2583
              Starlink 2619-2620
              Starlink 2632-2634
              Starlink 2638-2640
              Starlink 2642
              Starlink 2644-2645
              Starlink 2652
              Starlink 2654-2655
              Starlink 2658-2661
              Starlink 2663
              Starlink 2675
              Starlink 2680-2687
              Starlink 2689-2690
              Starlink 2692-2693
              Starlink 2696-2700
              Starlink 2702-2703
              Starlink 2706
              Starlink 2722-2723
              Starlink 2728-2729
              Starlink 2749
              Starlink 2755

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

Feb  3        RV                Ghaznavi           Somniani?             Test           80?      Arabian Sea?
Feb  4        ABM Target        B-611?             Taiyuan               Test          200?      Urumqi        
Feb  4        Interceptor       DF-21?             Urumqi?               Interceptor   100?      Takla Makan
Feb  5 0905   OS-X6B            OS-X6B             Jiuquan?              Test          300       Jiuquan?
Feb  9 2330   USN RV            Trident II        Sub, 76W 28N           Op. Test     1000?      S Atlantic
Feb 24 0749   GT237GM           Minuteman III      Vandenberg LF10       Op. Test     1300?      Kwajalein
Feb 27        HE RV             Zulfiqar           Sanaa?                Weapon        150?      Riyadh
Mar  3        Chem. release     Terr.Terr.Oriole   Wallops               Ionosphere    300?      Atlantic
Mar 12 1345   SOUREX            RH-560 Mk III     Satish Dhawan          Atmosphere    300?      Bay of Bengal
Apr 14 1651   NS-15             New Shepard        West Texas            Test          106       West Texas
Apr 19 0830   SHIELDS           Black Brant IX     White Sands           UV Astron     285       White Sands
Apr 28 0800?  M51 payload       MSBS M51           Landes                Test?        1000?      Atlantic

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