This is a tracked stack of the meteors captured by my two Global Meteor Network cameras on the night of 24th to 25th November 2023. According to the preliminary analysis more than half of the meteors shown are sporadics, but there are also several Leonids, Southern chi Orionids and November Orionids, and a few alpha Monocerids, sigma Hydrids, omicron Eridanids and Andromedids. The brightest one arrived at 05:53.55 and has had its orbit determined. It turned out to be a tau Taurid with an absolute magnitude brighter than -8.
Gallery link 2023 November 24th 17:15 UTC to 25th 06:28 UTC from Dursley, Gloucestershire Two Sony IMX291 cameras with 4mm lenses Global Meteor Network RMS multi-camera tracked stack
Europe's Ariane 6 rocket rated 'ready to rumble' after passing hot fire test
The Ariane 6 launcher has successfully conducted a hot fire test –, an important achievement for the Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA).
"ESA's new Ariane 6 rocket passed a major full-scale rehearsal today [November 23] in preparation for its first flight, when teams on the ground went through a complete launch countdown followed by a seven-minute full firing of the core stage's engine, as it would fire on a launch into space," states an ESA announcement posted in the wee small hours on Friday the 24 and thrillingly titled "Hot fire: Ariane 6 ready to rumble."
The test, the longest "full stack" run for Ariane 6's lower liquid propulsion module with a Vulcain 2.1 engine, was conducted on the launch pad at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.
I have just been putting this into the presentation for December and looking at it more closely, the hours and hours you put into this. Plus the full resolution is absolutely stunning, seeing it on this scale does not do it justice.