Jonathan's Space Report

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Jonathan's Space Report
Type of site
Available in English
Created by Jonathan McDowell
Website Jonathan's Space Report
Alexa rank Positive decrease 1,421,138 (December 2016)[1]
Launched 1989
Current status active

Jonathan's Space Report (JSR) is a newsletter about the space age. It is written by Jonathan McDowell, a Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics astrophysicist.[2] It is updated as McDowell's schedule permits, but he tries to publish two issues each month. Originally the website was hosted on an Harvard University account, but has moved in late 2003 on a dedicated domain.[3]

Started in 1989,[4] the newsletter reports on recent space launches, International Space Station activities and space craft developments. McDowell's report occasionally corrects NASA's official web sites, or provides additional data on classified launches that aren't available elsewhere.

Associated projects on the JSR web site are:

McDowell has long campaigned for U.S. compliance with the UN Convention on Registration of Outer Space Objects (1975) and UN Resolution 1721B (1961).[5]


  1. ^ " Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan McDowell / HarvardScience". Harvard University - Harvard Office of News and Public Affairs. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ see chronology
  4. ^ "Space Report No. 1, Jan 30, 1989". Jonathan McDowell. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Jonathan McDowell's Statement on United States Non-Compliance with UNR1721B". Jonathan McDowell. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 

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