GPS flies and Beidou goes global last fortnight

The Long March 3B launch from Xichang on 23 Jun 2020 0143 UT, was covered live on television, unusual for a launch in China. The flight completed the Beidou-3 global satellite navigation constellation. (Xinhua)

Orbital news
23 Jun 2020 0143 UT – Xichang CZ-3B Beidou Navigation

Regional news
19 Jun 2020 – Abigail Clarke-Sather (U Minnesota Duluth) featured by Minnesota Space Grant
19 Jun 2020 – Air Force surveilled 15 US Cities
19 Jun 2020 – Winnipeg Airports cut staff
22 Jun 2020 – Milk River in MT and AB dries up
22 Jun 2020 – U Wisconsin researchers print electronics onto wood
24 Jun 2020 – Colt Wallace featured by Iowa Space Grant
24 Jun 2020 – SK advocates smaller nuclear power plants
24 Jun 2020 – WestJet lays off thousands more

Further news
22 Jun 2020 – Kathy Sullivan calls ISS after ocean dive
23 Jun 2020 – Fastest supercomputer joins race against COVID
24 Jun 2020 – NASA HQ named after Jackson, pioneering engineer
24 Jun 2020 – NASA/ESA/JAXA launch eodashboard.org
24 Jun 2020 – Starlink looks to enter Canadian market

COVID-19 matters
19 Jun 2020 – COVID staff cuts at SK Polytechnic
24 Jun 2020 – Cheyenne River Nation sues to keep COVID checkpoints
24 Jun 2020 – Mayo Clinic rehires workers cut during COVID crisis
24 Jun 2020 – New details of COVID problems at MN Amazon warehouse
24 Jun 2020 – U Manitoba team builds $20 ventilator
24 Jun 2020 – U Wisconsin joins ruxolitinib Phase III trial
24 Jun 2020 – Ticket issued in Winnipeg for failure to wear mask on plane
25 Jun 2020 – Pregnancy a risk factor for COVID
25 Jun 2020 – Shelter-in-place order continues for Flathead Nation
25 Jun 2020 – U Manitoba details 7.5 M$ in COVID research

A Falcon 9 rocket carries a GPS-III satellite to orbit from Cape Canaveral, 30 Jun 2020 2010 UT (SpaceX)

Orbital News
26 Jun 2020 – EVA 228 (Cassidy, Behnken) – ISS battery upgrade
30 Jun 2020 2010 UT – Canaveral Falcon 9 GPS-III Navigation
01 Jul 2020 – EVA 229 (Cassidy, Behnken) – ISS battery upgrade

Regional news
26 Jun 2020 – Delta adds 1000 flights to August 2020 schedule
26 Jun 2020 – Iowa SU researchers build food quality sensors with graphene
26 Jun 2020 – Honeywell closes Coon Rapids MN plant, cuts 212 jobs
26 Jun 2020 – Air-breathing Fenris engine to be tested in Wyoming
27 Jun 2020 – Delta sends notice to 2500 pilots
28 Jun 2020 – Wyoming may spend COVID funds on broadband Internet
29 Jun 2020 – Investigators cite tangled chute in 2019 Snowbirds crash
29 Jun 2020 – Porter Airlines may resume flights in August
30 Jun 2020 – Air Canada cuts 30 flights, 4 in SK and MB
30 Jun 2020 – Iowa SU graduate Joel Montalbano moves up at NASA
01 Jul 2020 – SK zoologist names bee for CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield
01 Jul 2020 – U Wisconsin technique sees inside objects, thermally
02 Jul 2020 – Offutt AFB planes will rebase to Lincoln during runway rebuild
02 Jul 2020 – South Dakota 2-year colleges rebrand under new board
02 Jul 2020 – West Des Moines announces municipal fiber Internet

Further news
26 Jun 2020 – PS752 black boxes will be analyzed in France
26 Jun 2020 – Russia slates woman cosmonaut for ISS; Tourist will spacewalk in 2023
28 Jun 2020 – Boeing 737 Max returns to the air for tests
28 Jun 2020 – Due to benzene leak, ISS will get new air sensor ASAP
29 Jun 2020 – Canadian Space Agency releases LEAP Phase 0 RFP
30 Jun 2020 – Airbus cuts 15 000 jobs
30 Jun 2020 – NASA Scientist with Turkish ties released from house arrest
30 Jun 2020 – Starship SN5 cryotest
30 Jun 2020 – TCAS spoof shows urgent need to secure aviation signals
01 Jul 2020 – Boeing completes first flights of 737 MAX with fixes to deadly autopilot
01 Jul 2020 – Finnish Air Force makes heraldric changes
02 Jul 2020 – UK-India partnership buys OneWeb at auction

COVID-19 matters
26 Jun 2020 – Blackfeet close east entrance to Glacier National Park
26 Jun 2020 – Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre reopens for live concerts
27 Jun 2020 – COVID may negatively affect immune system cells
30 Jun 2020 – Smaller Nebraska State Fair due to COVID
01 Jul 2020 – FE Warren AFB escalates COVID response measures
01 Jul 2020 – Mayo Clinic warns about COVID misinformation
01 Jul 2020 – US buys entire world supply of antiviral drug remdesivir
02 Jul 2020 – HealthPartners closes 7 clinics in MN, cuts 200 health jobs
02 Jul 2020 – Iowa SU Engineering staff make facemasks

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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