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Jonathan's Space Report 
No. 712 draft                                                 2015 Apr 16     Somerville, MA
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JSR 711 is now permalinked at http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.711


International Space Station
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Expedition 43 continues under the command of Terry Virts, with FE-3
Anton Shkaplerov and FE-4 Samantha Cristoforetti joined by Gennadiy
Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly after the TMA-16M (flight
42S) docking. 

Dragon CRS-6 is on its way to ISS.


Cassini
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Erratum: last issue's entry on the May 7 flyby accidentally revealed my identity as Reverse Flash.
It should have read:

The Cassini probe made a 2275 km flyby of Titan at 1430 UTC Mar 16. The probe is
now in a 276000 x 3164000 km x 0.3 deg equatorial Saturn orbit.


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

Apr 14 2010   Dragon CRS-6        Falcon 9 v1.1     Canaveral SLC40  Cargo           21A   S40588    205 x    360 x  51.6

Table of Recent (suborbital) Launches
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Date UT     Payload/Flt Name  Launch Vehicle  Site                   Mission    Apogee/km

Apr 15        RV               Ghauri              Tilla?           Test          400?
Apr 18 1101   NASA 46.008UO    Terrier Imp.Malemute Wallops         Education     174?

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