NextSat over the Sinai Peninsula 
on June 16th. Credit DARPA.

The pioneering U.S. DoD Orbital Express mission's ASTRO spacecraft took this photo of its partner NextSat over the Sinai Peninsula during complex autonomous maneuvering on June 16th. See a mission report below. Credit: DARPA.


Contents  on 7 July '07

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Minor-Object News  on 7 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 7 July '07

No science papers are known or prepared yet today.

NEOCP Activity  on 7 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 new

When last checked at 2357 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new listing. This was a "one nighter." So far Major News has counted a total of two objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

New MPECs  on 7 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2357 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 7 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-N20 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 7 July '07

Sixteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

7054Andrew Becker via Apache Point Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2005 UJ6, 2003 UB10
H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 LL, 2007 EK88
170Begues Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 MT20, 2007 ML13, 2007 LR32, 2007 LB15, 2007 LV8, 145656, 24443
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 LF
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 3 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 MT20, 2003 HF2, 1995 LG
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 MB4, 2007 MB24
H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 MT20
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 LB15, 2003 HF2
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 LA15, 2007 LV8
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 LV8
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 145656
649Powell Obs. in Kansas, 7 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 MB4, 2007 MC24, 2007 MB24, 2007 MT20, 2007 MM13, 2007 MC4, 2007 MH
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2002 KF4, 89830
645Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2006 JX25, 1999 RD32
6967Tim Spahr via Whipple Obs. in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2007 LT19, 2006 CG, 2004 JA
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPEC 2007-N20 -- 2006 XA, 2006 SC6, 2006 RO36

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2357 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 7 July '07

Times are UTC for when the items were noted by Major News.

1829Added link to news story, "The Adventures of ASTRO and NextSat"
Added link to news story, "NASA Postpones Asteroid Probe's Launch to July 15"
Added link to news story, "Mysterious space rock recovered in Woburn determined to be radioactive"
1607Added news report, "Dawn launch delayed again"
Added link to news story, "The Sun's Crowded Delivery Room"
1423Grabbed MPEC 2007-N20 - Daily Orbit Update - see above