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Welcome to program 272 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK modes as noted:

  1:38 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  2:45 MFSK32: Spacecraft prepares to collide with asteroid*
  9:03 MFSK64: Shortage of seeds used for Dijon mustard*
13:32 MFSK64: This week's images*
28:41 MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)

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DART spacecraft prepares to collide with asteroid target later
this month

by Johns Hopkins University
September 14, 2022

As NASA prepares to usher in a new form of planetary defense, one
Johns Hopkins engineer will be eagerly awaiting the big collision
that she is helping orchestrate.

Elena Adams, the mission systems engineer at the Johns Hopkins
Applied Physics Laboratory, and her team will spend the next two
weeks carefully observing Didymos, a double-asteroid system that
poses no threat to Earth and yet will be the target of NASA's
Double Asteroid Redirection Test—a first-of-its-kind,
proof-of-concept mission that will intentionally crash a
spacecraft into an asteroid's moonlet to deflect it away from its

"During the day of impact, I'll be more of a conductor, making
sure that all of the orchestra is following the beat and playing
their parts," said Adams, who will discuss the mission during
talk in Hodson Hall on the university's Homewood campus on
Thursday at 5 p.m. (The discussion will also be livestreamed by
Hopkins at Home.) "Of course, I will also be looking at the data
coming down, deciding with the team whether we need to execute
any contingencies, and also waiting with baited breath for those
final images and the loss of signal from the spacecraft, which
will mean that we hit."

Johns Hopkins APL manages the DART mission for NASA's Planetary
Defense Coordination Office. The engineers working on the mission
recently got a good look at their target—the moonlet
Dimorphos—thanks to a powerful camera attached to the DART
spacecraft. The Didymos Reconnaissance and Asteroid Camera for
Optical navigation, or DRACO, helped capture the precise location
of the asteroid and its moonlet and will play a vital role in
mission adjustments in the coming weeks.

Using DRACO observations taken every five hours, the DART team
will make trajectory corrections to set the spacecraft on the
correct course to meet its target at its scheduled impact time.
DART will ultimately depend on its ability to see and process
images of Didymos and Dimorphos to guide the spacecraft toward
the asteroid, especially in the final four hours before
impact—the terminal phase. At that point, DART will autonomously
guide itself to its collision with the moonlet.

"There is definitely stress," Adams said. "People are checking
and re-checking all of spacecraft settlings to make sure we have
the best probability of impact, and conducting analyses on DRACO
images to date to really pin down the best configuration for the
Terminal images. But there is also a lot of excitement about this
wonderful journey that we took to the Didymos system and
anticipation of impact. It is a culmination of many years of work
and preparation. ... Though there is some nervous energy in the
air, we feel ready."

The spacecraft will intercept the Didymos system at 7:14 p.m.
[2314 UTC] on Monday, Sept. 26, with DART slamming into Dimorphos
at roughly 4 miles per second. A watch party featuring giveaways,
food, and a live DJ will begin on the 26th at 6 p.m. on Keyser
Quad of the Homewood campus. Large screens will feature NASA's
stream of the collision.

The DART mission will attempt to prove that a spacecraft can
autonomously navigate to a target asteroid and intentionally
collide with it. The technique, called kinetic impact, will help
future earthlings prepare for asteroids that may pose a threat to
the planet, should one ever be discovered.

Scientists estimate the kinetic impact will shorten Dimorphos'
orbit by several minutes—changes they will precisely measure
using telescopes on Earth. The results will be used to both
validate and improve computer models for kinetic impact.

"This is an amazing moment for our space program," Adams said.
"For the first time, we will move a celestial body intentionally
in space, beyond Earth orbit! This test goes beyond international
borders, and really shows what we can accomplish if we all work
together as one team and as one Earth."


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Seeds of change for Dijon mustard amid shortage

by Loïc VENNIN (AFP)
September 14, 2022

France's favorite condiment, Dijon mustard, is hard to find these
days, with signs on supermarket shelves warning the lucky few who
spot jars that they can only take one home.

A heatwave across the ocean in Canada, the world's top mustard
seed producer, is to blame for the drastic shortage that has
dragged on for months in France.

Canada supplies around 80 percent of the mustard seeds used by
French makers of the spicy condiment, the rest coming mostly from
Burgundy, the region that surrounds Dijon.

But a drought slashed the Canadian harvest by half in 2021.

Now French mustard makers are aiming to boost production at home
in Burgundy.

"It's very important to increase that share so we can face
weather risks that differ from one country to the other," Luc
Vandermaesen, president of the Burgundy Mustard Association, an
industry group, told AFP.

"We can't put all our eggs in one basket," said Vandermaesen, who
is also the chief executive of France's third biggest mustard
maker, Reine de Dijon (Queen of Dijon).

Double the price

The Dijon region has been famous for its mustard seeds since the
Middle Ages, but production has been decimated by pests as
chemicals used to kill them have been banned.

Output was divided by three between 2017 and 2021, falling from
12,000 tons to 4,000 tons.

In June, local producers were urged to more than double the area
planted with mustard seeds to 10,000 hectares.

"The Canadian problems revived the importance of the Burgundy
sector," said Fabrice Genin, president of the Association of
Mustard Seeds Producers of Burgundy.

As an incentive, mustard makers agreed to pay 2,000 euros
($2,008) per ton for Burgundy seeds in 2023, up from 1,300 euros
last year and more than double what they paid in 2021.

The appeal appears to have worked, with 10,000 hectares planned
for mustard seeds, said Jerome Gervais, a mustard expert at the
chamber of agriculture in Burgundy's Cote d'Or department.

The number of seed producers jumped from 160 to more than 500, he

"It's more than hoped," Gervais said.


Francois Detain, a farmer in Agencourt, gave up mustard seed
production in 2019 after his fields were wrecked by a dry spring
and an insect infestation.

But the price offered for mustard seeds allowed him to bring them
back, even though Russia's invasion of Ukraine has made
fertilizers more expensive.

A drop in the prices of grains and oilseeds has also made mustard
seeds more attractive.

"It's sort of a revenge for us to be able to replant a local
crop," Detain said.

Shipping costs—which have soared due to supply chain bottlenecks
since COVID pandemic lockdowns were lifted—have also given an
edge to Burgundy seeds over those from Canada.

By next year, Burgundy should be producing 15,000 tons of mustard
seeds, meeting 40 percent of the needs of mustard makers, Gervais

"(Store) shelves should be replenished in October," Vandermaesen

"The shortage will be completely over in early 2023. We are very
confident for Christmas."


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This week's images ...

A monarch butterfly lands on a flower near Shanklin Park in
Goshen, Indiana, September 8. ...

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Bohemian Waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus. Kentville, Nova Scotia. A
2022 Bird Photographer of the Year winner.

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Fighting the Mosquito Fire in Foresthill, California, September
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"Night Rider" in Edinburgh, Scotland. ...

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A Royal Air Force Boeing C17 passing over Cheshire, England,
carrying the coffin of HM Queen Elizabeth II from Edinburgh to
London, September 13. ...

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Sunset seen from F Street NW in Washington DC. ...

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Flowers in Washington DC, September 13.

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Union Street in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Virginia, on
a rainy night. ...

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Our art of the week is a postage stamp.

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   Closing music SWRG#272:
    (Final hymn of the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, September 12 at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh) 




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David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers was born
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This Is A Music Show #183
15 September 2022

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