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Sporally
2006-Jan-25, 10:16 AM
I am very interested in missions that goes beyond our planet, and though it is important to study the universe from a static orbit around our planet i personally keep track of mission that goes beyond our planet. Here is the list for 2006 for missions where we either reach what we were aiming for or missions where we will launch or for missions that is ending in 2006. I hope you can help me add some more mission.

MRO - Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Marts, 10th)
Venus Express (April)
DAWN [launch] (May)
STS-121 [launch] (May at earlist)
SMART-1 [ending] (August, 17th)
COROT [launch] (October)

So does anyone have something to add about missions that is starting/ending in 2006.

Champion_Munch
2006-Jan-25, 10:53 AM
NASA's STEREO spacecraft (http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov) (April 11), courtesy of ToSeek in the post-NH thread. :)

with regards

Sporally
2006-Jan-25, 11:13 AM
When do i ever learn to read my own thread through before submitting. Well, my point when i said "and though it is important to study the universe from a static orbit around our planet i personally keep track of mission that goes beyond our planet" i meant the mission that had to do with objects such as:

Astroids
Comets
Planets
Moons
Exoplanets

With all due respect to the scientists involved in studies of our sun and everything beyond our solar system, i personally have a very big interest in things involving one of the above stated. Thx for the info though - though that type of mission isn't my favorite i can agree it is an important mission, so thx for the info since i didn't know it was to be launched this year.

Cugel
2006-Jan-25, 12:58 PM
DAWN will not launch this year, because of budget overruns.
There are several ongoing missions (don't know if you want those listed as well?) such as Cassini and MER.

publiusr
2006-Jan-25, 10:22 PM
www.orbireport.com for launch logs.

Sporally
2006-Jan-26, 12:22 PM
Thx for the link, but the reason i started this thread was to make a list of missions that were to start and that had to do with either of these things:

Astroids
Comets
Planets
Moons
Exoplanets
ISS

But thx for finding the link though.

I more or less know about the ongoing misssions, i was more interested in finding the new missions that either were to start (with or launch) or were to meet up with their body they were aimed at - like MRO. Thx for the help, but it seems to we have all the missions for this year on now.

Argos
2006-Jan-26, 12:37 PM
Nothing grandiose at all, but we´re looking forward to launching our humble VLS (http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/world/brazil/vls.htm) (that´s been plagued with successive failures), to accomplish the so-called Brazilian Complete Space Mission (deployment of an indigenous remote sensing satellite by an indigenous rocket).

Sporally
2006-Jan-26, 07:39 PM
When is this launch scheduled for?

Argos
2006-Jan-26, 08:32 PM
Theres no date as of yet. The way things go Id say the second semester (but I wouldnt be surprised if it was postponed to 2007). Anyway, well get an astronaut up there by March, aboard a Russian ship. It serves as a consolation. :)

Sporally
2006-Jan-27, 09:02 AM
Is that the first flight with an brazilian astronaut in a brazilian spacecraft?

Argos
2006-Jan-27, 11:53 AM
Yes, He (http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/pontes.html)s our first astronaut. However, theres a long way to go (hope its in my lifetime) before someone gets there aboard a Brazilian ship. :)

Hes going aboard a Soyuz.

(*) Im overjoyed because hes from this town.

Sporally
2006-Jan-27, 06:13 PM
Nice. BTW: Are there any plans of brazilian ppl going to ISS in the future? And does the ISS have a brazilian module? I recall, if it hasn't changed since, that they didn't plan to make one.

Argos
2006-Jan-28, 01:17 PM
Major Marcos Pontes flight next March (http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/060112_exp13_prelaunch.html) is due to the ISS. Brazil is one of the original partners for the ISS project. The country will provide a (unpressurized) module called Express pallet (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/assembly/elements/ep/), though Im unable to say how fares the project right now.

Argos
2006-Jan-28, 01:27 PM
Marcos Pontes is now a Lt. Colonel.

Sporally
2006-Jan-28, 09:15 PM
It must surely be great to finally have an astronaut. We danes still don't have any, but on the other hand i'm not that nationalistic anyway, so i don't care that much:)

What i meant was that if Brazil had any research modules like i know ESA, NASA, Russia and Japan have. Has that EXPRESS pallet been given any STS number?

Argos
2006-Jan-30, 01:57 PM
It must surely be great to finally have an astronaut. We danes still don't have any, but on the other hand i'm not that nationalistic anyway, so i don't care that much:)

Ditto!



What i meant was that if Brazil had any research modules like i know ESA, NASA, Russia and Japan have. Has that EXPRESS pallet been given any STS number?

Brazil´s space program (coordinated by the Brazilian Space Agency - AEB in Portuguese) has a primary goal of developing launchers to compete in the growing satellite industry (mainly communication and remote sensing). The Express Pallet hasn´t been scheduled for launch yet, afaik.

Sporally
2006-Jan-30, 03:23 PM
Oh ok, commercial stuff..

Argos
2006-Jan-30, 04:02 PM
What else could it be? :) ;)

Sporally
2006-Jan-30, 04:09 PM
Space exploration vehicles. Studying something in the universe. Of course it would be hard to keep up with the already exsisting space agencies, but there is always a project for futher study. But guess developing launchers for communication satellites is one step going in the direction of some real space exploration.

Launch window
2006-Feb-02, 10:03 PM
more of it

http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=36633
http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=7040

Sporally
2006-Feb-02, 11:16 PM
Thx for the links, and a great link ToSeek has posted. So here is what mission stars i look forward to in this year the most:

SMART-1 (mission end though, but still looking forward to say goodboy to this nice satellite:) )
MRO
Venus Express
STS-121
Corot
DAWN