Boxfresh Zelos, Men's Combat Boots, Brown (Bitter Chocolate), 10 UK (44 EU),Stiù Boots - Women Stiù Boots online on United Kingdom - 11461465AH,Sanita Wood Urban Open, Women's Mules & Clogs, Black, 5 UK (38 EU)Man's/Woman's:Robert Talbott Le Mans: Do not worry when shopping,Asics Mens Gel-Resolution 7 Sneakers, Blue (Ink Blue / Sulphur Springs / White), 10 UK (45 EU),Adidas Terrex Swift Solo Unisex Adult Cross Trainers, Black (Black/Black/Lead), 9 UK (43 1/3 EU),Camper Imar, Men's Low-Top Sneakers, Brown, 8 UK,Rocket Dog Slope, Women's Long Boots, Grey (CHARCOAL AG8), 5 UK (38 EU),New Rock M Neotr026 S1, Women's Boots, Black (Black), 5 UK (38 EU),Man's/Woman's:Pelle Moda Kacey :elegant dignity,Converse Unisex Adults' CTAS OX Midnight Navy White Trainers, Blue, 4 UK 4 UK,Puma Women''s Basket Platform Perf Gum Trainers, White Black-Gold, 7 UK 7 UK,Adidas Women''s Adizero Ambition 4 W Track & Field Shoes, Black (Negbas/Ftwbla/Naranj 000), 5.5 UK 5.5 UK,Moma Boots - Women Moma Boots online on Australia - 11471431IA,ECCO Biom Hike, Men's High Rise Hiking Shoes, Brown (Cocoa BROWN/MOCHA59237), 6.5 UK (40 EU)Hotter Women's Hannah Open-Toe Sandals, Pink (Powder Pink), 6.5 UKMerrell Moab Gore-Tex, Women's Low Rise Hiking, Black (Black), 7 UK (40.5 EU),Man's/Woman's:Puma Vikky Ribbon Trainers:Be Roman in Design,Vibram KMD Sport LS-W, Women's Multisport Outdoor Shoes, Purple, 7.5 UK (41 EU),Caterpillar s Alessia Boots, Brown (Womens Coffee Bean), 7 UK 40 EUBrooks Adrenaline Walker 3, Men's Nordic Walking Shoes, Black, 8.5 UK (43 EU)NIKE Women's W Air Huarache Ultra Running Shoes, Black (Black/Black/Dark Grey), 4 UK,Dolce & Gabbana Court - Women Dolce & Gabbana Courts online on United Kingdom - 11488484KK,ECCO Cool 2.0 Gore-Tex Sneaker, womens Cool 2.0 Gore-tex Sneaker, White (1007White), 5 UK (38 EU),Reef Men''s Fanning Low Flip Flops, (Brown Bro), 9 UK,Peperosa Women's 340 Espadrilles Grey Size: 2 UK,BOSS Orange Men's Adrenal_Runn_pp1 10201494 01 Low-Top Sneakers, Black, 11 UK,KEEN Men's Revel Iii High Rise Hiking Shoes, Brown (Wall/Canteen 0), 8 UK,Softline Women's 25461 Boots, Grey (Asphalt 207), 6.5 UK 6.5 UK,Janet Sport Boots - Women Janet Sport Boots online on Australia - 11252680XT

Good Luck BepiColumbo!!

Pollini Boots - Women Pollini Boots online on Australia - 11446698RS,Le Babe Court - Women Le Babe Courts online on United Kingdom - 11483772KC,Clarks Women''s Neenah Garden Ballet Flats, Blue Navy Nubuck, 7 UK 7 UK,NIKE Men's Internationalist Se Competition Running Shoes, (Black/Sail 002), 8 UKAdidas Women''s Energy Boost Competition Running Shoes, (Core Black Footwear White), 5 UK,Fornarina Boots - Women Fornarina Boots online on Canada - 11476767VXVince Camuto Boots - Women Vince Camuto Boots online on United Kingdom - 11479386GKMan's/Woman's:Rockport Colle High Top:Superior in quality,Merrell Intercept, Men's Low Rise Hiking, Black (Smooth Black), 6.5 UK (40 EU),Fly London Women Pled819Fly Closed Toe Pumps, Blue (Electric Blue), 6 UK ( 39 EU),HÖGL Women's 4-10 1810 4000 Snow Boots, (red 4000), 4.5 UK 4.5 UK,Luca Valentini Boots - Women Luca Valentini Boots online on Canada - 11496718VUGiuseppe Zanotti Court - Women Giuseppe Zanotti Courts online on United Kingdom - 11430270SH,Fly London Women''s ADIT951FLY Desert Boots, Brown (Sludge), 6 UK 39 EUSkechers Gowalk 3 Women's Walking Shoes, Blue (NVW), M US,Hirschkogel Women's 3000507 Closed Toe Heels, Green (Grasgrün 199), 5 UK 5 UK,Papillio P-A Women's Arizona Birko-flor Mules, Grau (Beach Ligth Grey), 5.5 UKRobert Clergerie Boots - Women Robert Clergerie Boots online on United Kingdom - 11494657US,Deimille Court - Women Deimille Courts online on United Kingdom - 11490414UJ,Vans Men''s Era Trainers, Black(T/H), 7.5 UK 41 EU,Clarks Women''s Palm Glow Ankle Strap Sandals, Green (Khaki Leather), 7 UK,Pretty Ballerinas Women''s Ella Ballet Flats, Black Angelis Negro, 5 UK 38 EU,Gianvito Rossi Boots - Women Gianvito Rossi Boots online on Canada - 11307375UEDior Court - Women Dior Courts online on United Kingdom - 11180982UMMan's/Woman's:PUMA Basket Reset : boutique to pick you up,Crocs Crocband Clogs, (Volt Green/Lemon), 9 UK 8 UK (11 US Women / 9 US Men)Fly London Women's ROMY996FLY Heels Sandals, (Black 000), 5 UK 38 EU,Puma Men''s Ignite v2 Running Shoes, Gelb (Safety Yellow Black 11), 8,Marc Jacobs Boots - Women Marc Jacobs Boots online on Australia - 11256387GH,Casadei Court - Women Casadei Courts online on United Kingdom - 11450790VL,

Here is a replay of the Atlas V launch with the AEHF-4 satellite going into orbit.

The AEHF-4 (Advanced Extremely High Frequency) is one of the US Air Force’s communications satellites.

Coming up: BEPICOLUMBO! Very early tomorrow or tonight for North American viewers and points west.

Coverage set to begin at 01:45 UTC on 20 Oct // 21:45 EST on Oct 19 for North America

Here is an accompaniment to the previous post – it’s short, only a minute or so.

This should be the week we find out where the Mars2020 rover will land when it gets to Mars. Not a secret, the final decision has not been made, more about that in a second. Have a look at this artists concept (thanks NASA) – NOW THAT’S A ROVER!

NASA: Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later this week to present, discuss and deliberate the future landing site for NASA’s next Red Planet rover – Mars 2020. The three-day workshop is the fourth and final in a series designed to ensure NASA receives the broadest range of data and opinion from the scientific community before the agency chooses where to send the new rover.

The Mars 2020 mission is tasked with not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life. The landing site for Mars 2020 is of great interest to the planetary community because, among the rover’s new medley of science gear for surface exploration, it carries a sample system that will collect rock and soil samples and set them aside in a “cache” on the surface of Mars. A future mission could potentially return these samples to Earth. The next Mars landing, after Mars 2020, could very well be a vehicle that would retrieve these Mars 2020 samples.

“The Mars 2020 landing site could set the stage for Mars exploration for the next decade,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “I’m looking forward to the spirited debate and critical input from the science and engineering community. Whichever landing site is ultimately chosen, it may hold the very first batch of Mars soil that humans touch.”

The workshop begins with an opening address by the lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, Michael Meyer. After project status, engineering constraints, and site-assessment criteria are discussed come the presentations. Fair warning: Expect plenty of technical jargon as terms like biosignatures, geochemical conditions, impact deformation, biogenetic potential, olivine lithologies, and serpentinization and its astrobiological potential roll off presenters’ tongues.

Continue reading

Another space telescope went into safe-mode due to a gyroscope issue. In this case the Chandra X-ray Observatory went into safe-mode on 10 October, 5-days after Hubble.

Unlike Hubble this particular problem as been resolved and the telescope was put back into normal operation.

Image: Chandra / NASA

Rieker Women''s Z2168 Ankle Boots, Black (Schwarz/Schwarz/01), 6 UK,

The NASA press release included the process on going into safe-mode in this particular case.

From NASA:   The cause of Chandra’s safe mode on October 10 has now been understood and the Operations team has successfully returned the spacecraft to its normal pointing mode. The safe mode was caused by a glitch in one of Chandra’s gyroscopes resulting in a 3-second period of bad data that in turn led the on-board computer to calculate an incorrect value for the spacecraft momentum. The erroneous momentum indication then triggered the safe mode.

We are only a week away from one of those missions I have been patiently waiting for and it’s finally happening.

It’s fun to watch a mission unfold from the very beginning evolve to launch and deployment.

Hopefully I won’t be in the middle of another regional internet outage like a couple of days ago – grrr.

Launch Date: 20 October 2018
Launch Time: 01:45 UTC / 21:45 ET