2017 Disrupt Space Summit Fueling a Sustainable Space Economy
Mar 13 — Keck Institute for Space Studies, Caltech, JPL, Pasadena CA: Lecture: Hybrid Rocket Propulsion for a Low Temperature Mars Ascent Vehicle; Ashley C. Karp from JPL, 16:30.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Mercury (W), Venus (W), Mars (NW), Jupiter (E), Uranus (SW); Morning Planets: Saturn (SE).
Microsymposium 58 and 48th LPSC: Future, Present Solar System Science and Exploration
| Mar 13 — Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), University of Central Florida, Online / Orlando FL: In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU): A Graduate Seminar.
Mar 13-16 — AASTMT University, URSI, IEEE, Port Said, Egypt: 34th National Radio Science Conference (NRSC2017).
Mar 13-17 — National Space Society, Washington DC: 2017 March Storm Washington DC Blitz; visits to Congress to voice support for a strong national space program.
Mar 13 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 EK: Near-Earth Flyby (0.013 AU).
Oct 15, 2016 – Sep 4 — Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA: Lunar Attraction Exhibit; featuring 60 Apollo memorabilia, paintings, sculptures, photographs, books, movies, jewelry that illustrate our profound connection to the Moon.
NET Mar 14 — SpaceX, Launch Falcon 9 / EchoStar 23, LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch EchoStar 23 communications satellite for EchoStar Corp to provide direct-to-home television broadcast services over Brazil.
Mar 14 — Cassini, Saturn Orbit: Epimetheus flyby scheduled at 38,000-km altitude, Pandora at 111,000 km.
Mar 14 — United Launch Alliance, Launch Delta 4 / WGS 9, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: ULA Delta 4 rocket to launch USAF ninth Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft.
Mar 14 — NASA, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Space Telescope Science Institute, Austin TX: Panel: New Eyes on Our Home System: NASA’s Next Telescope; 12:30, during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival running Mar 10-19.
Mar 14 — SETI, Mountain View CA: Lecture: A Journey to Alpha Centauri; Christian Marois of University of Victoria, 12:00.
Mar 14 — Pi Day Org, Worldwide: Pi Day (3/14); celebrating STEM education with challenges and events, Greek letter “π” (Pi) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, approximately 3.14159.
Mar 14-15 — Airbus Ventures, Deutsche Ventures, Planet, European Commission, Catapult, Berlin, Germany: Disrupt Space Summit.
Mar 14-16 — Applied Technology Institute, Columbia MD: Space: Introduction; taught by Bruce A. Campbell, an Aerospace Engineering graduate of U.S. Naval Academy.
Mar 14-16 — Applied Technology Institute, Columbia MD: Satellite Laser Communications; taught by Dr. Hamid Hemmati, Director of Engineering for Telecom Infrastructure at Facebook Inc.
Mar 14 — Moon: 2.5° N of Jupiter, 10:04.
Mar 14 — Aten Asteroid 2005 ES70: Near-Earth Flyby (0.056 AU).
Mar 15 — JAXA, Launch H-2A / IGS Radar 5, Tanegashima Space Center, Japan: Japan H-2A rocket to launch Information Gathering Satellite with a radar reconnaissance payload for Japanese government.
Mar 15 — Foothill College, Los Altos Hills CA: Lecture: Is Anyone Out There Among the Stars: The Hundred-Million Dollar Breakthrough Listen Project; Dan Werthimer of UC Berkeley, 19:00.
Mar 15 — Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia: Colloquium: Gas and Star Formation in Galaxies – The Role of Environment and (Almost) Dark Galaxies; Steven Janowiecki, University of Western Australia.
Mar 15-17 — University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, United Kingdom: 4th UK Exoplanet Community Meeting.
Mar 15-18 — Astronomical Society of Japan, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan: Astronomical Society of Japan – 2017 Spring Meeting.
Mar 16-24 — Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, INFN, Trieste, Italy: Spring School on Superstring Theory and Related Topics.
Mar 16 — Apollo Asteroid 1998 SL36: Near-Earth Flyby (0.021 AU).
Mar 17 — `Imiloa Astronomy Center, University of Hawai`i – Hilo, Hilo HI: Mauna Kea Skies Talk; astronomers from Mauna Kea observatories speak about recent discoveries; this session features HI-Seas; 19:00 HST, US$8-10.
Mar 18 — Perth Obsrvatory, Perth, Australia: Astrofest 2017; at Curtin Stadium and Edinburgh Oval.
Mar 18-19 — Brown University Planetary Geosciences Group, Vernadsky Institute, IKI, Brown-MIT NASA SSERVI, The Woodlands TX: Microsymposium 58: Surface Exploration and Sample Return – A New Era in Planetary Sciences; at Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.
Mar 18-19 — British Interplanetary Society West Midlands branch and History group, Cosford, United Kingdom: 5th Cosford Conference; at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.
Mar 18 — Moon: At apogee (distance 404,651 km), 07:25.
Mar 19 — United Launch Alliance, Launch Atlas 5 / OA-7, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: ULA Atlas 5 rocket to launch eighth Cygnus cargo freighter on seventh operational cargo delivery flight to ISS for Orbital ATK; carrying many secondary payloads including Mines ParisTech – SpaceCube, Space Laboratory / Herzliya Science Center of Israel – Hoopoe, Belgium Von Karman Institute – QARMAN; launch 22:56-23:26.
Mar 19-24 — URSI, IEEE, European Association on Antennas and Propagation, Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France: 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation.