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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/01–528

De eerste “Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart” van het nieuwe jaar laat zijn licht al schijnen op enkele van de vermoedelijke hoogtepunten van dit jaar (of toch al zeker van de volgende weken en maanden). SpaceX zorgde alvast voor de eerste lancering van 2021, maar iedereen kijkt ongetwijfeld alweer uit naar Starship SN9 voor een herhaling van de SN8-vlucht, maar dan met zachte landing. Uitkijken wordt het sowieso naar het eerste prototype van de Super Heavy. Voor het Space Launch System moet 2021 alvast het jaar van de waarheid worden. Met een static fire van de Core Stage begin dit jaar en een eerste (onbemande) lancering op het einde van 2021.  Rond die tijd zou ook die andere langverwachte lancering moeten gebeuren, meer bepaald die van de James Webb Space Telecope. O ja, februari wordt alvast een Marsmaand, met de aankomst van Al Amal, Tianwen-1 en Perseverance. Dat en nog veel meer in de NUDR van deze week.
 

Bij de foto: Na drie maanden te zijn gekoppeld met het ISS wordt de onbemande bevoorradingscapsule Cygnus NG14 weer losgekoppeld van het ruimtestation. Cygnus blijft nog enige tijd in een baan om de Aarde vooraleer in de atmosfeer op te branden. Foto: NASA.
 

Nog dit:
- Een terugblik op 2020 en een vooruitblik op 2021 vind je in het "Jaaroverzicht der Jaaroverzichten".
- Geïnteresseerd is in één enkele PDF met ALLE NUDR’s van 2020?  Stuur een mailtje naar  “nieuwsuitderuimtevaart @ gmail . com” (het emailadres, maar dan zonder al die blanco's) en half januari wordt de PDF je toegestuurd.
- Er is ook de Facebookgroep "ruimtevaartnieuws", met (bijna) dagelijkse updates.


SpaceX zorgt voor eerste lancering van 2020.
Teslarati: SpaceX settles on Thursday for first Falcon 9 launch of 2021.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aces first launch of dozens planned this year.

Space News: SpaceX launches Turksat 5A.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX lofts Turkish satellite to orbit in first global launch of the year.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX delivers for Turkey in first launch of 2021.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Turksat 5A Mission.
SciNews: Falcon 9 launches Turksat 5A and Falcon 9 first stage landing.
SciNews: Turksat 5A deployment.


Meer raketnieuws.
Space News: Virgin Orbit, Rocket Lab schedule first launches of 2021.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Orbit Launch Attempt Scheduled for Jan. 10.
Space News: Momentus delays first Vigoride launch.

Spacewatch: Equatorial Space Systems concludes first test flight.
CNBC: Los Angeles rocket startup ABL Space aims for first launch as early as March.
Space News: SpinLaunch expands New Mexico test site.
Space News: Ten companies bid for NASA small launch vehicle contract (VCLS).

Space News: SpaceX wins $150 million launch contract.
Teslarati: SpaceX wins US military satellite constellation launch contract to close out 2020.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy booster arrives in Texas for static fire.

Space News: Arianespace seeks greater support from European governments.
Via Satellite: Arianespace Reports Stable Revenue in 2020, $3.9B Backlog.

Space News: India aims for reusable rockets, advanced propulsion in decadal spaceflight plan.
SpaceCom: India plans to build reusable rockets in the next decade (report).


ISS – Cygnus NG14 vertrekt bij het ruimtestation.
NASA: Space Station, Cygnus Test Technology for 5G Communications, Other Benefits.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman’s NG-14 Cygnus Spacecraft Completes Primary Mission to the International Space Station.

Spaceflight Now: Northrop Grumman cargo ship concludes three-month stay at space station.
NasaSpaceFlight: NG-14 Cygnus departs ISS, kicks off busy year for Station crew.

NASA: Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Space Freighter Departs Space Station (foto).

Filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 64 Cygnus 14 Release - January 6, 2021.
SciNews: NG-14 S.S. Kalpana Chawla Cygnus departure.

Ook de Cargo Dragon is klaar om te vertrekken:
NASA: NASA to Air Departure of Upgraded SpaceX Cargo Dragon from Space Station.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: New Year Brings Space Biology and U.S. Cargo Ship Departures.
NASA Space Station Blog: U.S. Cygnus Cargo Craft Ready for Wednesday Departure.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cygnus Departs Station After 93-Day Cargo Mission.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Relaxing Ahead of Cargo Dragon Departure and Spacewalks.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Packs Cargo Dragon With Science, Begins Spacewalk Preps.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/29//2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/30//2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/31//2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/04//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/05//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/06//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/07//2021.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of January 4, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Sputnik News: Roscosmos Head Reveals Likely Cause of Crack in ISS Hull.

The Science Times: NASA to Build an ISS Replacement: Who is The Company Behind It?
RoomEU: Asgardia’s project for new module to expand ISS.

SpaceCom: 'ISS Experience' puts viewers aboard the space station in 3D 360-degree VR.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: A New Year: 01/08/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - January 8, 2021.
Video From Space: Can astronauts drink alcohol on the space station? | Space Chat Replay.


CSS – Wordt 2021 het jaar van het Chinese Space Station?
Space News: China gears up for space station, cargo and crewed mission launches.

Een filmpje:
CCTV: Preparation Underway for Launching Core Module of China's Manned Space Station.


Artemis – SLS – Green Run Static Fire ten vroegste op . . .
NASA: NASA Space Launch System Rocket Proceeding with Green Run Hot Fire.
Space News: NASA to conduct SLS static-fire test in mid-January.
Space Policy Online: NASA sets Januari 17 for SLS hot fire test.

Filmpje:
NASA: NASA SLS Core Stage Proceeds to Green Run Hot Fire (beelden van Step 7).


Artemis – Meer nieuws over NASA’s Maan-programma.
NASA: Artemis: Inside the Latest Achievements – Episode 26.

Parabolic Arc: GAO: NASA Needs to Improve Artemis Management as New Schedule Delays Likely.

ESA: European Gateway module to be built in France as Thomas Pesquet readies for second spaceflight.
Space News: Thales Alenia Space given €296 million contract to build European Gateway module ESPRIT.
Thales: Thales Alenia Space chosen by Northrop Grumman to provide the pressurized module for HALO.

Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Completes Second Qualification Test of Launch Abort Motor for Orion Spacecraft.

NASA: NASA Explores Upper Limits of Global Navigation Systems for Artemis.

SpectrumIEEE: SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander.

Via Satellite: Bringing LTE to the Moon: Nokia Exec Talks NASA Tipping Point Contract.


SpaceX – Starship – Aftellen naar de lancering van SN9.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teases plans to test two Starships at once.
Ars Technica: SpaceX may try to catch a falling rocket with a launch tower.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN9 speeds toward Static Fire and test flight.
SpaceCom: SpaceX targets bold new 'catch' strategy for landing Super Heavy rockets.
Teslarati: SpaceX scraps Starship SN8 wreckage, clears landing zone for next launch.

SpaceCom: SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype fires its engines for the 1st time.
Teslarati: SpaceX schedules second Starship static fire after first test ends prematurely.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN9 Prepared to Fire its Raptor Engines - SN12 Joins SN11 in the Mid Bay.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN10 Nosecone Stacked While SN9 Static Fire Preps Continue.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN8's Wreckage Being Cleared for SN9's First Flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Final Sections of Starship SN8 Scrapped - New Forward Domes Ready to be Sleeved.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN9 Ready for Static Fire - Original Starship Mk1 Cut in Half.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN6 has its Mass Simulator Removed - SN9 Continues Toward Launch.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN9 Static Fire - SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship Program Leaps Ahead in 2020 - Will 2021 Be Even Bigger?
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Raptor Engine SN45 Delivered - Starship SN15 Gets Thermal Protection Tiles.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN9 Aborts Static Fire Attempt - Tankzilla Leaves the Launch Site.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Fresh Propellant Arrives Before SN9's Next Static Fire Attempt.

LabPadre: Breaking! Starship SN10 Nose Cone Installed.
LabPadre: SN9 Completes 1st Static Fire.
LabPadre: SN8 & SN9 Static Fire Comparison With Slo-Mo Replay.

Marcus House: Elon Musk plans to catch SpaceX's most powerful Super Heavy rocket!?

Scott Manley: Why SpaceX Wants To Make Landing Super Heavy MORE Difficult.

Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship bold new 'catch' strategy for Super Heavy landing.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship SN9 speeds toward Test Flight.


Mars – Tianwen 1 op 10 februari in een baan rond de Rode Planeet.
SpaceCom: China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft will reach Mars orbit on February 10.
ECNS: China's Mars probe to reach Mars orbit on Feb.10.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe to execute brake| CCTV English.
EuroNews: China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 expected to enter the red planet's orbit next month.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
Space News: Spacety shares first images from small C-band SAR satellite.

Maan:
The Register: China celebrates third year of operations on the far side of the moon.
ECNS: China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 26th lunar day.
SpaceCom: NASA spacecraft reveals travels of China's Yutu 2 rover on far side of the moon.
Scott Manley: India's Chandrayaan 2 Reveals Highest Resolution Images Of The Moon From Orbit (filmpje).
The Science Times: UK Will Send Spider Robots on the Moon This Year (Spacebit).

Mars:
BBC: Nasa's Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 2992: New Year's Resolution.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 2993: Taken With a Grain of 'Sand'.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 2994-2995: Scuff the Scuff.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 2996-2998: Retracing Our Steps.
Universe Today: Plans for a Mars Sample Return Mission Have Moved to the Next Stage.
Phys.org: Making methane on Mars.

Ryugu:
Universe Today: Some of Hayabusa2’s Samples are as Big as a Centimeter.
Universe Today: Here’s the Asteroid Hayabusa2 is Going to be Visiting Next.
PhysOrg: Remote sensing data sheds light on when and how asteroid Ryugu lost its water.

Lucy:
NASA: NASA’s First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids Integrates its Second Scientific Instrument.


James Webb Space Telescope.
NASA: 21 Ways to Celebrate the James Webb Space Telescope Launch in 2021.


Historische Apollo-landingssites beschermd “patrimonium”.
Collect Space: New law is first to protect Apollo sites from future moon missions.
Space Policy Online: President signs law protecting lunar heritage sites.


Belgisch ruimtevaartnieuws.
ESA: Teams selected for Spin Your Thesis! 2021.


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