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Juno to Perform 11th Jupiter Flyby; ESA Advancing JUICE Mission for 2022
| Feb 5 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Ghosts of Atmospheres Past – Modeling Atmospheric Formation and Evolution on Rocky Planets; Laura Schaefer of Arizona State University.
Feb 5-8 — SSL, AIAA, Virgin Orbit, SSPI, Space Foundation, Boeing, Ball Aerospace, et al, Mountain View CA: 2018 SmallSat Symposium.
Feb 5-8 — Applied Technology Institute, Albuquerque NM: ATI Course: Space Systems Fundamentals; instructor Mike Gruntman, Professor of Astronautics at University of Southern California.
Feb 5 — Apollo Asteroid 2018 BP6: Near-Earth Flyby (0.009 AU).
Jan 15 – Feb 16 — International Space University, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia: 2018 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program; intensive, five week, live-in experience built around an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary educational philosophy.
Jan 16 – Feb 16 — NASA, Online / Chico CA: Kickstarter Campaign: First to the Moon – The Journey of Apollo 8; to create a feature documentary film about Apollo 8 mission that brought back ‘Earthrise’ photo and the three astronauts that crewed it – Commander Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders.
Jan 29 – Feb 9 — United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Vienna, Austria: 55th UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPOUS) Scientific and Technical Subcommittee.
Feb 3 – Mar 19 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Mission 4 – Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA 2017); 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
Feb 6 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon Heavy Demo, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: SpaceX maiden falcon heavy planned to launch today, launch window 13:30-16:00; will attempt to place Tesla Roadster on an Earth escape trajectory into Hohmann transfer orbit; rocket consists of standard Falcon 9 rocket core with 2 additional strap-on boosters (total of 27 Merlin engines).
Feb 6 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Colloquium: Reading Between the Lines – Using Fractures to Understand Icy Satellite Evolution; Alyssa Rhoden, Assistant Professor ASU, 15:45 at Kuiper Space Sciences Room 312.
Feb 6-9 — National Tsing Hua University, NRAO, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA), Hsinchu, Taiwan: Magnetic Fields or Turbulence: Which is the critical factor for the formation of stars and planetary disks?
Feb 6-11 — APT Showfreight, StarHub, Axxel Marketing, Singapore: Singapore Airshow 2018.
Feb 6 — Aten Asteroid 2017 YS8: Near-Earth Flyby (0.077 AU).
Feb 6 — Aten Asteroid 2018 BB5: Near-Earth Flyby (0.090 AU).
Feb 7 — Juno, Perijove 11 / 10th Science Close Flyby, Jupiter Orbit: NASA craft in 53-day orbit to come within ~3,500 km of Jupiter cloud tops during Perijove 11, its 11th close flyby of Jupiter and 10th science flyby with instruments turned on.
Feb 7— Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Greenbelt MD: Colloquium: Black Hole Entropy, Entanglement, and Holographic Spacetime; Ted Jacobson from University of Maryland, 15:30.
Feb 7-8 — Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington DC: 21st Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference; at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Feb 7-9 — Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Conference: International Global Navigation Satellite Systems (IGNSS) 2018.
Feb 7 — Moon: At last quarter, 05:55; 4.1° NNE of Jupiter, 12:22.
Feb 7 — Apollo Asteroid 505657 (2014 SR339): Near-Earth Flyby (0.054 AU).
Feb 8 — ESA, ESTEC, Airbus Defence and Space, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: JUICE Industrial Consortium Workshop.
Feb 8 — Lunar and Planetary Society, Houston TX: Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series: Titan; by Ralph Lorenz from Johns Hopkins University.
Feb 8 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Beyond Detection – Constraining Properties of Exoplanet Atmospheres; Nikole Lewis of Space Telescope Science Institute.
Feb 8 — AIAA San Francisco Section, Mountain View CA: Dinner Meeting – The Century of Biology on Earth and Beyond; with Jill Tarter of SETI, 19:00.
Feb 8 — Institute of Physics in Ireland, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, British Council, Northern Ireland Science Festival, Dublin, Ireland: Standing Up For Science Workshop; at Dublin City University.
Feb 8-9 — ESA, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: Space Science Horizon 2000 A Retrospective View.
Feb 8 — Moon: 4.3° N of Mars, 21:00.
Feb 8 — Apollo Asteroid 2018 BJ3: Near-Earth Flyby (0.056 AU).
Feb 9 — Royal Astronomical Society, London, United Kingdom: Royal Astronomical Society Ordinary Meeting; From the Outer to the Inner Solar System – The Origin and Evolution of Comets; The Epoch of Reionisation – UK Community Update.
Feb 9-10 — Astronomy Now Magazine, London, United Kingdom: European AstroFest 2018; at Kensington Conference & Events Centre .
Feb 9 — Moon: 9.4° N of Antares, 01:00; 0.93° S of 4 Vesta, 02:35.
Feb 9 — Apollo Asteroid 2015 BN509: Near-Earth Flyby (0.033 AU).
Feb 9 — Apollo Asteroid 2018 BL1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.043 AU).
NET Feb 10 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / Paz, Vandenberg AFB CA: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch Paz radar imaging / Earth observation satellite for Hisdesat of Madrid, Spain.
Feb 10 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Pasadena CA: Educator Workshop: Engineering a Journey to Mars; for teachers of grades 4-12.
Feb 10 — Aten Asteroid 2015 FV118: Near-Earth Flyby (0.093 AU).
Feb 11 — Roscosmos State Corporation, Launch Soyuz / Progress 69P (MS-08), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan: Russia Soyuz rocket to launch Progress 69P resupply ship to ISS.
Feb 11— International Astronautical Federation, Online: Applications Due for 2018 IAF Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme, held in conjunction with 69th International Astronautical Congress to be held Oct 1-5.
Feb 11 — Moon: at apogee (distance 405,701 km), 04:00; 2.5° N of Saturn, 05:00; 5.1° N of Antares, 16:00.
Feb 11 — Aten Asteroid 2014 WQ202: Near-Earth Flyby (0.039 AU).
Feb 11 — Apollo Asteroid 1991 VG : Near-Earth Flyby (0.047 AU).
Feb 11 — Apollo Asteroid 2016 WQ3: Near-Earth Flyby (0.095 AU).