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    Orion test flight, other launches and space events

    The NASA TV channel

    http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv (also available on some cable systems, I think it was ch. 579 on Rogers in Toronto)

    has a lot of coverage of the unmanned (uninhabited? uncrewed? -- not sure what the up-to-date term is) test flight of the Orion capsule. The launch is scheduled for 7:05 a.m. EST Thursday morning Dec. 4, with the whole thing lasting about 4 hours and 25 minutes. There are also pre-launch and post-splashdown news briefings.
    http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/novem...n-flight-test/

    JAXA -- the Japanese space agency -- is sending the Hayabusa 2 probe to C-type asteroid “1999 JU3”. Launch has already been delayed twice, and at last word was scheduled for Tuesday night Dec. 2 at 11:22 p.m. EST (when it will be Wednesday afternoon in Japan), with a webcast apparently starting at 10 p.m. EST.
    http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/hayabusa2/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9TwlwZobc4

    The DirecTV-14 and India's GSAT-16 satellites will be sent into orbit from French Guiana by an Ariane 5 rocket presently scheduled to be launched on Thursday Dec. 4 sometime between 3:38 and 4:48 p.m. EST in the afternoon, with a webcast to start at 3:23 p.m.
    http://www.arianespace.com/news-miss.../2014/1241.asp
    http://www.arianespace.tv

    Often tracking stations in Canada -- St. Hubert or Saskatoon (if you hear or see Lucknow, that's India, not Ontario) -- are mentioned or seen in animations during coverage of these launches from South America, although I think that may be only for the polar orbits launching to the north, and this launch is presumably going east to eventually put the satellites into geosynchronous orbits over the equator.

    Btw, it was kind of startling to be watching that launch failure and explosion as it happened a few weeks back, after having seen a bunch of other successful launches on Nasa TV in the last few years.
    Last edited by Donovan's Monkey; 12-02-2014 at 12:00 AM.

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    The launch of a satellite to provide warnings of solar storms is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb.10, at 6:05 p.m. EST, and assuming it's not delayed again, will be seen on Nasa TV (http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv). For the second time, SpaceX will attempt to have the first stage of the rocket land on a 'drone' ship/barge, although there will be no live video for that.
    http://www.space.com/28492-spacex-ds...her-delay.html

    Earlier the same afternoon, 2:10 p.m., they will be showing a SpaceX cargo vehicle being released from the International Space Station, and then a few hours later it will be splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, although that will apparently not be covered live.

    On Wednesday morning Feb. 11 on arianespace.tv (and ESA TV) a webcast is scheduled to begin at 7:45 a.m. EST with launch window opening at 8 a.m. for the European Space Agency's IXV space plane.
    http://www.arianespace.com/news-miss.../2015/1258.asp
    http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Op...ssion_timeline
    http://livestream.com/ESA/
    http://www.youtube.com/ESA

    This is a good web page for a schedule of upcoming launches, although not all of them are available to be seen by live streaming,
    http://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

    and some may be on websites other than Nasa TV.
    http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ or http://www.youtube.com/spacexchannel (Space X)
    http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx or http://www.youtube.com/UnitedLaunchAlliance (United Launch Alliance)
    http://www.youtube.com/jaxachannel (Japan)
    http://www.isro.gov.in/ (India)
    http://www.youtube.com/tvroscosmos (Russia - Roscosmos)
    http://www.ilslaunch.com/ (Russia - Proton launches)
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    For a list of Nasa TV upcoming live events:
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html

    WatchRockets.com
    is a website that lists upcoming launches with links to live webcasts when available. I have noticed it seems to get updated very quickly whenever a launch is scrubbed and postponed, which is a frequent occurrence.
    Launches from China are almost never shown live.
    Crewed Soyuz and uncrewed Progress resupply ship launches to the ISS are shown, but most other Russian launches are not shown live, with the occasional exception of a commercial ILS Proton launch.
    Webcasts of Japan and India launches can sporadically be available live, but not always.
    The European ArianeSpace launches (from French Guiana) are generally shown live, as are almost all U.S. launches (including the RocketLab launches from New Zealand), though webcasts of U.S. military spy satellite launches will usually end early at the point of the payload fairing separation.
    Last edited by Donovan's Monkey; 12-22-2018 at 09:10 AM.

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    http://www.facebook.com/events/366110310845222/
    Friday, January 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
    ... panel discussion at the Royal Ontario Museum
    ... the latest updates on OSIRIS-REx, the ongoing mission to return a sample from the surface of asteroid Bennu.
    ... hosted by former host of Discovery’s flagship science program Daily Planet, Dan Riskin.
    ... This event will also be broadcast on our social media pages.
    http://www.facebook.com/CanadianSpac...3884031325795/
    Last edited by Donovan's Monkey; 01-25-2019 at 08:48 PM.

 

 

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