UN / UAE High Level Forum in Dubai Looks Ahead to UNISPACE+50 in Vienna
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Space Economy, Settlement Highlighted at New Space Age and New Worlds Symposium
| Nov 6 — Keck Institute for Space Studies, Pasadena CA: Lecture: Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments: Steampunk Meets Spacecraft; by Jonathan Sauder and Evan Hilgemann of JPL.
Nov 6-9 — UNOOSA, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: United Nations/United Arab Emirates – High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development.
Nov 6-10 — Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands: Workshop: The Physics of Quenching Massive Galaxies at High Redshift.
Nov 6 — Moon: 4.6° S of M35 cluster, 05:00.
Nov 6 — Apollo Asteroid 2013 BD74: Near-Earth Flyby (0.027 AU).
Nov 6 — Apollo Asteroid 2004 GD: Near-Earth Flyby (0.057 AU).
Oct 21 – Dec 4 — Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston TX: Campaign 4: Mission 3 – Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA 2017); 45 day analog spaceflight / Moon / Mars mission.
NET Nov — SpaceX, Launch Falcon Heavy Demo, Cape Canaveral AFS FL: SpaceX maiden falcon heavy to launch this month; rocket consists of standard Falcon 9 rocket core with two additional strap-on boosters (total of 27 Merlin engines).
NET Nov – Apr 2018 — CNSA, Tiangong-1 Earth Atmosphere Reentry, LEO: China 1st Space Lab to be disintegrated during Earth atmosphere reentry after slow orbit decay beginning March 16, 2016; predicted to reenter between 43°N and 43°S latitudes during this time frame.
Nov 7 — Arianespace, Launch Vega / MN35-13, Kourou, French Guiana: Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV11, to launch MN35-13 Earth observation satellite for the government of Morocco.
Nov 7 — British Interplanetary Society, International Space Elevator Consortium, London, United Kingdom: BIS Symposium on Space Elevators.
Nov 7 — Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Colloquium: Earth’s Earliest Evolution – Fire From Above, Fire From Below; Simone Marchi of SwRI, 15:45 in Kuiper Space Sciences Room 312.
Nov 7-9 — SMi Group, SES, Airbus, London, United Kingdom: 19th Global MilSatCom Conference & Agenda.
Nov 7-9 — Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA: SPICE Domestic Training Class for 2017; SPICE is an ancillary information system providing scientists & engineers access to spacecraft orbit, attitude & information needed to determine observation geometry used in planning and analyzing space science observations.
Nov 7-10 — Thirty Meter Telescope, Mysore, India: Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Science Forum: Beyond First Light; to plan for future TMT science programs.
Nov 7-10 — Square Kilometre Array South Africa, Cape Town, Africa: Astroinformatics 2017 Meeting.
Nov 8 — British Interplanetary Society, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom: Lectures: Mars – Man or Machine? featuring Professor Yang Gao, Tanya Lim, Abbie Hutty, Nick Spall.
Nov 8 — International Lunar Observatory Association, Space Age Publishing Company, Kamuela HI: Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2017 – Kamuela: Future of Astronomy in Hawaii: The Next 100 Years; featuring Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim, Cultural Practitioner Kimo Pihana, ILOA Director Steve Durst, International Panel of experts talking on Astronomy from the Moon.
Nov 8 — Foothill College, SETI Institute, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Ames Research Center, Los Altos CA: A Planet for Goldilocks: Searching for Earth 2.0 Among the Stars; Natalie Batalha of NASA Kepler project.
Nov 8-10 — International Lunar Observatory Association, Kamuela HI: ILOA 10th Annual Board of Directors Meeting.
Nov 8 — Moon: 1.8° N of asteroid 8 Flora, 07:00; 12.5° S of Castor, 12:00; 8.9° S of Pollux, 17:00.
Nov 9 — Space Frontier Foundation, Hewlett Packard, Space Angels, Satellite Finance, SatNews, Seattle WA: A New Space Age Summit; featuring Yuri Milner, Susmita Mohanty, Lori Garver, George Whitesides, Naveen Jain, Chris Lewicki, more.
Nov 9 — Canadian Space Commerce Association, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Space Policy Symposium.
Nov 9-10 — Secure World Foundation, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC: Space Crisis Dynamics and Uncertainty.
Nov 9-10 — EMEA Satellite Operators Association, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG), Satellite Evolution Group, SatNews, Istanbul, Turkey: 3rd Global SatShow.
Nov 9 — Moon: 2.4° S. of Beehive Cluster, 16:00; at last quarter, 10:37.
Nov 9 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 TZ3: Near-Earth Flyby (0.026 AU).
Nov 9 — Amor Asteroid 2017 SL2: Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU).
Nov 10 — United Launch Alliance, Launch Delta 2 / Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft, Vandenberg AFB CA: Launch of Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) spacecraft, developed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for NOAA, aboard Delta 2 rocket.
Nov 10 — British Interplanetary Society, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom: Lecture: Once Explorers; Always Explorers – Europe’s Role in Space Exploration; David Parker of ESA.
Nov 10 — New Worlds, STEAM Space Education Outreach, Austin TX: Cities in Space Student Competition; at New Worlds 2017 Conference to motivate students for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Nov 10 — Space Center Houston, Houston TX: Lunch with an Astronaut, John-David Bartoe, adult US$69.95.
Nov 10 — Heritage Auctions, Dallas TX / Online: ‘Space Magna Carta’ and Astronauts’ private collections to be auctioned.
Nov 10-11 — New Worlds, Deep Space Industries, GHG Corp., PixelPromenade, Heinlein Prize Trust, Austin TX: New Worlds 2017 Conference; and NewSpace Business Plan Competition; at Renaissance by Marriott Austin Hotel.
Nov 10 — Apollo Asteroid 2017 UL7: Near-Earth Flyby (0.055 AU).
Nov 10 — Amor Asteroid 2017 UN7: Near-Earth Flyby (0.067 AU).
Nov 11 — Orbital ATK, Launch Antares / OA-8, Wallops Island VA: Upgraded Antares rocket to launch 9th Cygnus cargo freighter on 8th operational flight to the ISS; will carry Asgardia 1st satellite to ISS for deployment.
Nov 11 — W. M. Keck Observatory, Kamuela HI: W. M. Keck Observatory Headquarters Open House; fun, family-friendly event filled with cosmic activities, stellar food, and a star-studded program featuring renowned astronomers and engineers, 10:00 – 15:00; free.
Nov 11 — Moon: 0.44° NNE of Regulus, 07:00.
Nov 11 — Apollo Asteroid 2005 XB1: Near-Earth Flyby (0.096 AU).
Nov 12 — The Space Show, Online / Tiburon CA: Dr. David Livingston talks with Rob Kunz about NewSpace VC investment.
Nov 12-13 — Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) of University of Arizona, Tucson AZ: Arizona-JAXA Workshop 2017: Planetary Science Enabled by Epsilon Class Missions.
Nov 12-18 — French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Cargese, France: 13th School of Cosmology: The CMB from A to Z.
Nov 12 — Northern Taurids Meteor Shower Peak: Appearing to radiate from constellation Taurus, Taurids are associated with Comet Encke and offer about 7 meteors per hour and travel at ~28 km/s.
Nov 12 — Mercury: 2.2° N of Antares, 12:00.
Nov 12 — Venus: 0.26° NNE of Jupiter, 22:00.