Multinational Crews in Space: Shenzhou-11 Returning to Earth, ISS 50/51 Crew Launching to LEO
Nov 14 — Asteroid Day, Observatory of Côte d’Azur, Humboldt-Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany: Press Conference to highlight the need for increased knowledge of Near Earth Objects and ESA Asteroid Impact Mission.
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Weekly Planet Watch – Evening Planets: Venus (SW), Mars (SW), Saturn (SW), Uranus (SE), Neptune (S); Morning Planets: Jupiter (ESE).
SpaceCom 2016: Space Applications, Fueling Business Innovation
| Nov 14-15 — Canadian Council on Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP), Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 24th Annual CCPPP National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships: Innovating Our Future.
Nov 14-18 — Belgian Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE), ESA, Space Weather Working Team, Ostend, Belgium: 13th European Space Weather Week.
Nov 14-18 — ESA, CNES, Institute of Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP), Toulouse, France: Symposium: Comets 2016 – A new vision after Rosetta/Philae.
Nov 14 — Moon: At perigee (distance 356,138 km), 01:30 – nearest in 30 years; Full, Super Moon (Beaver / Hunter’s Moon), 03:52; 9.0° S of Pleiades, 16:00.
Nov 14 — Apollo Asteroid 2016 UB107: Near-Earth Flyby (0.022 AU).
Nov 7-16 — Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife, Spain: 2016 28th Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics: Solar System Exploration.
Nov 7-17 — Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics, International Space Weather Initiative, Sangli, Maharashtra, India: SCOSTEP/ISWI International School on Space Science.
Nov 12-15 — Canadian Space Society, Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: 15th Canadian Space Society Annual Summit: At the Centre of it All! two-day public event hosted by Manitoba Museum followed by two-days for Conference proceedings & gala dinner.
Nov 13-15 — Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Florida (UF), International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Orlando FL: 1st IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA).
Nov 15 — University of Hawai`i at Hilo, Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, NASA, Hilo HI: Five-time Shuttle Astronaut & MIT Professor Jeff Hoffman to talk about Space Exploration; at UH Science & Technology Building, 18:00.
Nov 15 — SETI Institute, Mountain View CA: Lecture: Latest Exoplanet Results from NASA’s Kepler/K2 Mission; Ian Crossfield of UC Santa Cruz, 12:00.
Nov 15-16 — Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, Bombardier, Airbus, Lockheed Martin Corp., et al, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: 2016 Canadian Aerospace Summit.
Nov 15-16 — JAXA, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Joint JAXA, ISAS, LPL Workshop on Planetary Science Enabled by Epsilon Class Missions.
Nov 15-16 — Royal Aeronautical Society, ASTech Paris, et al, London, United Kingdom: London Space Week.
Nov 15-16 — Johnson Space Center Astromaterials and Exploration Sciences Division, NASA, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston TX: First Hands-on Training in Coordinated Microbeam Analyses of Extraterrestrial Samples.
Nov 15-17 — SpaceCom, Houston TX: SpaceCom2016; at George R. Brown Convention Center.
Nov 15-17 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech/NASA, Pasadena CA: NuSTAR Science Meeting 2016.
Nov 15-18 — Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), JAXA, Manila, Philippines: Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-23); at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
Nov 15 — Moon: 0.45° N of Aldebaran, 07:00.
Nov 16 — Mars Express, Mars Orbit: ESA Spacecraft to fly by Phobos today at 127-km altitude.
Nov 16 — Silicon Valley Space Center, Santa Clara CA: Small Satellite Manufacturing; Hale Reynolds, Director of Business Development at SSL, to discuss small satellite business and manufacturing at SSL, at Hacker Dojo 18:30-21:00.
Nov 16-18 — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Space Traffic Management Conference Team, Daytona Beach FL: 3rd Annual Space Traffic Management Conference: Emerging Dynamics.
Nov 16 — Moon: 5.5° S of M35, 19:00.
Nov 16 — Apollo Asteroid 326302 (1998 VN): Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU).
Nov 17 — Roscosmos State Corporation, Launch Soyuz MS-03 / ISS 49S, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan: Expedition 50/51 members Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos, Thomas Pesquet of ESA, Peggy Whitson of NASA to launch to ISS.
Nov 17 — Arianespace, Launch Ariane 5 / Galileo 15-18, Kourou, French Guiana: Arianespace Ariane 5 ES rocket, designed VA233, to launch 4 Galileo satellites for Europe Galileo navigation constellation.
Nov 17 — Cornell University, Ithaca NY: Lecture: Jupiter! Prof. David Stevenson, 16:00.
Nov 17 — Birmingham Astronomical Society, Birmingham, United Kingdom: Odyssey Dramatic Presentation: Lunatick Astronomy; at Soho House Museum.
Nov 17, 18 — Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech/NASA, Pasadena CA: von Kármán Lecture Series 2016: Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on the James Webb Space Telescope; Michael Ressler, MIRI Project Scientist, JPL.
Nov 17 — Apollo Asteroid 2016 UZ25: Near-Earth Flyby (0.078 AU).
Nov 18 — ISS, Cygnus OA-5 Undocking, LEO: Orbital ATK Cygnus OA-5 cargo ship, dubbed S.S. Alan G. Poindexter, to be release from ISS and disintegrate in Earth atmosphere with waste.
Nov 18 — International Aerospace Quality Group – Asia Pacific Sector, Manila, Philippines: Asia Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) Seminar.
Nov 18-19 — University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland: 14th Swiss Geoscience Meeting.
Nov 18 — Moon: 13.9° S of Castor, 02:00; 10.3° S of Pollux, 07:00; 2.8° NNE of Antares, 10:00.
Nov 19 — Tiangong-2, Shenzhou 11 Return to Earth, 393-km LEO: Taikonauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong to return to Earth landing in Inner Mongolia, after 30 days in Tiangong-2 (33 days in Space) – this marks the 6th China Human space mission and longest duration to date.
Nov 19 — United Launch Alliance, Launch Atlas 5 / GOES-R, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: ULA Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-069, to launch GOES-R, the first next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA.
Nov 19 — Moon: 3.9° S of Beehive Cluster, 07:00.
Nov 19 — Apollo Asteroid 2016 UY56: Near-Earth Flyby (0.019 AU).
Nov 19 — Apollo Asteroid 433953 (1997 XR2): Near-Earth Flyby (0.048 AU).
Nov 20 — Swift, LEO: Observing gamma-ray bursts & their afterglows in gamma-ray, X-ray, ultraviolet, optical wavelengths from LEO, craft enters 13th year of operations today, launched in 2004.
Nov 20 — CNSA, Launch Long March 3C / Tianlian 1, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China: Long March 3C rocket scheduled to launch the 4th Tianlian 1 data relay satellite for China.
Nov 20-24 — UNOOSA, United Arab Emirates Space Agency, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: United Nations/United Arab Emirates – High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development.
Nov 20 — Moon: At last quarter, 22:33.