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Space History for September 4


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1784
Died, Cesar F. Cassini de Thury, French astronomer, cartographer (Earth radius greater at the equator than the poles)
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Cassini_de_Thury.html

1880
Johann Palisa discovered asteroid #218 Bianca.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/218_Bianca

1882
The first municipal electric power station, Pearl Street Station in New York City, built by Thomas Edison, supplied electricity to its first 85 customers.
http://ethw.org/Milestones:Pearl_Street_Station,_1882

1891
Johann Palisa discovered asteroid #315 Constantia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Palisa

1905
Paul Gotz discovered asteroid #571 Dulcinea.
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/(571)_Dulcinea

1919
Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth discovered asteroid #921 Jovita.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Wilhelm_Reinmuth

1924
George Van Biesbroeck discovered asteroid #1033 Simona.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1033_Simona

1951
Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth discovered asteroids #1642 Hill, #1643 Brown, #1823 Gliese, #2537 Gilmore and #2615 Saito.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Wilhelm_Reinmuth

1951
President Harry Truman opened the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco with the first coast-to-coast television broadcast in the US.

AT&T's "microwave radio-relay skyway" system was designed to carry television signals as well as telephone messages, and less than three weeks after the first phone call, it did just that. On 4 September 1951, the largest single television audience to date - estimated at more than 30 million people - saw and heard President Harry Truman open the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco via the nation's first coast-to-coast telecast. The broadcast was made possible when AT&T met a U.S. State Department request to advance the TV opening of the new system by a month from what the telephone company had been planning.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1951_in_television#Events

1967
Tamara Smirnova discovered asteroid #1791 Patsayev.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_Smirnova

1968
MSFC Director Wernher von Braun performed a pressure suit test in the Saturn I Workshop immersed in the Neutral Buoyancy Tank, verifying upgraded seals used in the aft dome penetration sealing study, and recommended additional handholds and tether points.
https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4011/part2b.htm

1972
Lyudmila Zhuravleva discovered asteroids #1859 Kovalevskaya, #1909 Alekhin, #2015 Kachuevskaya and #3231.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Zhuravleva

1975
Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist discovered asteroid #2744 Birgitta.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claes-Ingvar_Lagerkvist

1977
Paul Wild discovered asteroid #2368 Beltrovata.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wild_(Swiss_astronomer)#List_of_discovered_asteroids

1980
Edward L. G. Bowell discovered asteroid #3216 Harrington.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_L._G._Bowell

1983
Edward L. G. Bowell discovered asteroids #2959 Scholl and #3439 Lebofsky.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_L._G._Bowell

1984 15:49:53 GMT
USSR launched a Proton-K/DM-2 from Baikonor carrying Cosmos 1593, 1594 and 1595 to orbit, three dummy Glonass satellites, testing components and apparatus of the space-based navigation system being set up by the Soviets.
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1984-095A

1987 19:26:00 GMT
USSR launched Ekran 16 from Baikonur to transmit Central Television programs to a network of receivers for collective use, which was positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 99 deg E 1987-1989.
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1987-073A

1997 12:03:00 GMT
GE Americom's GE 3 communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 87 deg W.
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1997-050A

1999 10:34:00 GMT
South Korea's Mugungwa 3 (a.k.a. Koreasat 3) communications satellite was launched from Kourou on an Ariane 42P and positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 112 deg E.
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1999-046A


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