Welcome to the March 1st, 2010 edition of the GeekDad Space Report! No launches last week to report on but a couple of launches for the coming week are discussed below.
Monday, March 1-
Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launch Vehicle: Proton Rocket
Launch Time: 21:19 GMT
Notes: Launch of a new edition to the Russian Glonass navigation satellite constellation.
Wednesday, March 3 –
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: SLC-37B (Map View)
Payload: GOES P
Launch Window: 23:18-00:18 GMT
Notes: Launch of the next satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) series of weather satellites.
Interesting Hubble Observations
In many ways, all of the Hubble observations are interesting, but here is a list of some of the standouts in the coming week. A more complete list can be found at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) This Week On HST Website.
This is a small list of the overall observations. You may also see some of these observations popping up in other weeks as many observation programs consist of several observations over time.
An exciting first this week aboard the ISS for any fan of Japanese cuisine worried they wouldn’t be able to get their favorite sushi roll while on a mission. Space.com has a report on astronaut Soichi Noguchi creating the first sushi roll in space.
Have a great week everyone!