Soyuz reaches ISS, fortnight of medical effort

A Soyuz 2.1 launch from Baikonur carries Soyuz MS-16 to the International Space Station, 09 Apr 2020 0805 UT. (Roscosmos/NASA TV)

COVID-19 Science
Lessons learned: Help lungs, roll COVID patients onto sides, stomach
06 Apr 2020 – Mayo Clinic will lead plasma treatment project
09 Apr 2020 – COVID cases at Winnipeg NML slow down viral research
09 Apr 2020 – U Nebraska Medical Center tests antiviral Remdesivir
11 Apr 2020 – Remdesivir also tested in Minnesota
13 Apr 2020 – Alberta hydroxychloroquine study calls for volunteers
13 Apr 2020 – Minnesota test of drug CM4620-IE, may fix cytokine storm
14 Apr 2020 – US serosurvey collects blood samples from diverse volunteers
14 Apr 2020 – Baricitinib tests come with risk of bacterial infection
15 Apr 2020 – Preprint servers move information faster, for good and ill

Orbital News
07 Apr 2020 1306 UT – Dragon 1 CRS-20 departs ISS
09 Apr 2020 0805 UT – Baikonur Soyuz-2.1a Soyuz MS-16, ISS Crew
09 Apr 2020 1146 UT – Xichang CZ-3B Nusantara Dua, Indonesian commsat [failure]

Regional News
09 Apr 2020 – Flights down 97% at Winnipeg airport
10 Apr 2020 – U Nebraska joins forces with OSU NASA UAV study
13 Apr 2020 – Edmonton Airport receives medical supply shipments
16 Apr 2020 – Victims named in Iowa helicopter crash
16 Apr 2020 – Despite recent rehires, 1700 pilots cut at WestJet

Further News
03 Apr 2020 – Starship SN3 destroyed by cryo test
03 Apr 2020 – Crew Dragon launchpad zipline tested
03 Apr 2020 – Tiny thrusters, big contracts
06 Apr 2020 – Boeing to refly Starliner Orbital Flight Test
07 Apr 2020 – How to fit a huge dish inside a nanosat
08 Apr 2020 – Rocket Lab snags falling first stage in prelaunch test
08 Apr 2020 – Masten XL-1 wins 2022 lunar lander slot, 2020 NIAC award
09 Apr 2020 – US House grills ISS National Lab managers
10 Apr 2020 – Boeing, SpaceX suffer cyberattacks
12 Apr 2020 – ESA awards 20 k€ for Solar-powered UV hand sanitizer
12 Apr 2020 – Virgin Orbit nearly ready to fly LauncherOne with final cryo test
13 Apr 2020 – IM-1 mission will land where Apollo 18 didn’t
13 Apr 2020 – Orion 1 in process at Canaveral
13 Apr 2020 – OneWeb will keep a nightlight on until spectrum sale
13 Apr 2020 – Inside SpaceX’s win of lunar launch contract
15 Apr 2020 – Kepler-1649c announced, temperate Earth-sized exoplanet
15 Apr 2020 – Russia flies ASAT missile, no debris, plenty of alarm
16 Apr 2020 – Perseverance progress at T-3 months
16 Apr 2020 – OSIRIS-REx now one test away from asteroid sample
16 Apr 2020 – Boeing to resume production in WA

Regional COVID-19 Stories
03 Apr 2020 – Winnipeg firm Wilder Goods makes masks
04 Apr 2020 – DIRTT of Calgary makes hospital furniture
09 Apr 2020 – Saskatchewan homes make masks
09 Apr 2020 – Edmonton pivots to make COVID supplies
09 Apr 2020 – Price Industries of Winnipeg makes hospital furniture
09 Apr 2020 – Canada Goose makes medical gowns
10 Apr 2020 – American hospitals slash payroll amid crisis
13 Apr 2020 – Major hotspot in Sioux Falls at pork factory
15 Apr 2020 – Alberta beef plant shuts down due to COVID
15 Apr 2020 – Alberta cleaning and reusing N95 masks
15 Apr 2020 – Cummins building 3M designed filter ventilators
15 Apr 2020 – SNOLAB builds open source ventilators
15 Apr 2020 – U Minnesota ventilator gets FDA approval
15 Apr 2020 – Vomela of St. Paul makes face shields, sneeze guards
15 Apr 2020 – Manitoba students affected by digital divide
15 Apr 2020 – tbaytel continues network visits with extra safety measures
16 Apr 2020 – U Minnesota asks for 20 M$ for 30000 COVID tests per day
16 Apr 2020 – SD pork factory owner shuts down WI plant due to COVID
16 Apr 2020 – Midwest governors will coordinate post-COVID reopening

Author: Fargo Orbit

The Fargo Orbit delivers Space and Science news from a vantage point in the centre of North America.

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