Astronomical calendar for September 2022

(ORDO NEWS) — September 1: NASA and SpaceX will launch the Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts Nicole Mann, Josh Kassada, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina will be on board the Crew Dragon.

A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

September 10: The September full moon, known as the Harvest Moon, occurs at 09:59 GMT.

September 20: The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover, named Rosalind Franklin, lifts off towards the Red Planet. It launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Russian Proton rocket.

September 21: Russia will launch a team of cosmonauts and astronauts on a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

September 23: Autumn equinox. Today marks the first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

September 24: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 14 Tranche 0 demonstration satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

September 25: New Moon occurs at 21:54 GMT.

September 30: United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket will test-fly the Joint Polar Satellite System 2 (JPSS 2) for NASA and NOAA, as well as the Low Earth Orbit Inflatable Moderator Test (LOFTID). LOFTID is a joint project between NASA and ULA.

The launch is also scheduled for September:

The Falcon 9 rocket will launch the first two WorldView Legion Earth observation satellites for Maxar Technologies. It will take off from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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