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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/03–530

Dat Virgin Orbit met een succesvolle lancering van LauncherOne de problemen lijkt overwonnen te hebben die zich voordeden bij de eerste lancering, is uiteraard positief nieuws. Maar alle aandacht ging toch naar de vroegtijdig afgebroken Green Run Hot Fire. Eén minuut is niet hetzelfde als acht minuten. En dé vraag is dan ook: Gaan NASA en Boeing de test herhalen of niet. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De 4 gewezen Space Shuttle Main Engines werden na één minuut stilgelegd in plaats van de volle 8 minuten te blijven werken. De foto toont de indrukwekkende start van de hot fire. Foto: NASA.


SLS – Green Run Hot Fire eindigt al na 1 i.p.v. 8 minuten.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Start of Avionics Power Up for Hot Fire Test.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Preparations for Hot Fire Test Continue on Schedule.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Test Team Gives “Go” To Proceed with Tanking.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Tanking Complete for Hot Fire Test.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Teams Running Ahead of Schedule, NASA TV begins at 3:20 p.m. EST.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: NASA TV Coverage Underway for Hot Fire Test.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Hot Fire Test Targeted for within an Hour.
NASA Artemis Blog: NASA SLS Core Stage aborts high-stakes Green Run static fire.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Terminal Countdown Sequence Started.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Engines Igniting as Hot Fire Gets Underway.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Hot Fire Conducted on Jan. 16.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Data and Inspections Indicate Core Stage in Good Condition.

NASA: NASA Conducts Test of SLS Rocket Core Stage for Artemis I Moon Mission.

Spaceflight Now: NASA proceeds with SLS booster stacking in Florida before core stage arrives.
Spaceflight Now: NASA studying cause of early end to NASA moon rocket test-firing.

Collect Space: NASA ignites first Space Launch System stage, but test cuts off early.
Ars Technica: After a decade, NASA’s big rocket fails its first real test.
Space News: Green Run hotfire test ends early.

Spacepage: Test raketmotoren NASA's Space Launch System vroegtijdig stopgezet.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Hot Fire Engine Test for the Artemis Moon Rocket (live stream).
Astronomy Films: NASA Gives an Update/Press Conference on Today's SLS Green Run Hot Fire.
EuroNews: NASA 'megarocket' test aborted after system computers shut down engines.
SciNews: SLS Core Stage Hot Fire Test.
NasaSpaceFlight: SLS Green Run - NASA Ignites Four RS-25 Engines for the First Time (Slow-Mo).
Scott Manley: First Full Test Of SLS Booster Fails as Engines Trigger Emergency Shutdown.


SLS – De oorzaak van het vroegtijdig afbreken van de Green Run Hot Fire.
Boeing: SLS Green Run test update: Wet Dress complete, Hot Fire initiated.
NASA Artemis Blog: Green Run Update: Green Run Update: Hot Fire Met Many Objectives, Test Assessment Underway.

Space News:SLS Green Run static fire cut short by “intentionally conservative” test limits.
Spaceflight Now: Hydraulic system issue triggered early engine shutdown during SLS test-firing.
Space Policy Online: SLS Hot File Shutdown Due to Conservative Testing Parameters, Not Engine Malfunction.
BBC: SLS: Nasa finds cause of 'megarocket' test shutdown.

Filmpje:
SciNews: Update on NASA’s SLS Green Run Test.


Virgin Orbit – Tweede poging met LauncherOne is een succes.
Virgin Orbit: Virgin Orbit aces second launch demo and deploys NASA payloads.
NASA: Launch Window Opens for ELaNa 20 Mission.
NASA: Takeoff! ELaNa 20 Mission on Its Way to Space.
NASA: ELaNa 20 CubeSats Deployed.

Space News: Virgin Orbit reaches orbit on second LauncherOne mission.
Spaceflight Now: Virgin’s satellite launcher reaches orbit for first time.
NasaSpaceFlight: LauncherOne reaches orbit on second attempt with NASA CubeSats.
Geek Wire: Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to orbit, building on Paul Allen’s air-launch legacy.

Spacepage: Eerste geslaagde lancering voor Virgin Orbit.

Filmpjes:
Virgin Orbit: “Blue Skies Went to Black:” Mission Recap: Launch Demo 2 | Virgin Orbit.
Virgin Orbit: A View from the Cockpit: Launch Demo 2 | Virgin Orbit.
IRL: LauncherOne Launch Demo 2 | Webcast View.
IRL: LauncherOne Launch Demo 2 | Tracking Camera.
IRL: LauncherOne Launch Demo 2 | Onboard Camera.
SciNews: Virgin Orbit LauncherOne launches NASA’s ELaNa 20.
Scott Manley: Virgin Reaches Orbit With The Help of Cosmic Girl.


China lanceert comsat.
ECNS: China launches new mobile telecommunication satellite Tiantong 1-03.
NasaSpaceFlight: China opens 2021 with Tiantong-1 launch via Long March 3B.
Spaceflight Now: China’s first launch of 2021 orbits communications satellite.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches New Mobile Telecommunications Satellite.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches Tiantong-1 03.


RocketLab – “Another One Leaves The Crust” lanceert een satelliet voor het Duitse OHB.
Rocket Lab: Rocket Lab’s First Mission of 2021 to Launch Communications Satellite for OHB Group.
De persmap vind je hier (PDF).

SpaceCom: Rocket Lab calls off microsatellite launch due to sensor issue.

Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab set to launch super-secret satellite for German company.
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab launches communications satellite for OHB.

Space News: Rocket Lab launches secretive communications satellite for OHB.

Filmpjes:
RocketLab: Rocket Lab - 'Another One Leaves The Crust' Launch.
SciNews: Electron launches OHB microsatellite.


SpaceX lanceert eerste batch Starlink-satellieten van 2021.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first Starlink launch of 2021 slips to Tuesday.
Teslarati: SpaceX delays push Starship flight, two Falcon 9 launches into same three-day period.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aces eighth launch and “envelope expansion” landing.

Spaceflight Now: SpaceX rolls out Falcon 9 rocket for another Starlink mission.

Space News: SpaceX surpasses 1,000-satellite mark in latest Starlink launch.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX launches first Starlink mission of 2021.
Ars Technica: Falcon 9 rocket launches, lands for the eighth time in dicey winds.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Starlink Mission.
SciNews: SpaceX Starlink 17 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing, 20 January 2021.


Meer raketnieuws.
Northrop Grumman: GEM 63XL Rocket motors will help launch ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket.
Space News: Northrop Grumman test fires solid motor for ULA’s Vulcan rocket.

ARCA Space: EcoRocket: Episode 2 - Final preparations before the VTOL test (filmpje).
ARCA Space: EcoRocket: Episode 3 - All moulds are fabricated (filmpje).
Space News: Green propellant successfully demonstrated on NASA mission.

Spacewatch: Inovor and Gilmour develop Asturalia’s launch capabilities.
Gilmour Space: New year, new record: 90 kN of thrust.
Het filmpje vind je hier

ESA: Tests prove carbon-fibre fuel tank for Phoebus upper stage.
Het filmpje vind je hier.

SciNews: Long March-11A and more sea launches for Long March-11.

Teslarati: Rocket Lab, Virgin Orbit lead a new class of small rockets with big ambitions for 2021.

Collect Space: Out of space, NASA is demolishing Apollo, shuttle launch platform.


Commercial Crew – Software Starliner weer in orde.
Boeing: Verifying Software Safety.
Space News: Boeing Starliner completes software requalification.
Spaceflight Now: Boeing making progress on Starliner software for test flight in March.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Safety Training, Spacewalk Preps and Eye Checks Keep Crew Busy.
NASA Space Station Blog: Spacewalk Training, Science Maintenance on Schedule for Wednesday.
NASA Space Station Blog: Station Boosts Orbit During Research and Spacewalk Preps.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/18//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/19//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/20//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/21//2021.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of January 18, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Roscosmos: Nauka module testing continues at Baikonur Cosmodrome (met foto’s).

Sputnik News: NASA May Limit Its Presence in Russia Over Shrinking Cooperation on ISS, Sources Say.

TASS: One hull crack located in ISS, another one suspected.

Roscosmos: EVA preparations at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
Roscosmos: ISS orbit increased by 1.2 kilometers.

BIRA: Dot the i's and cross the t's… and mark the X: Belgian space control centre (B.USOC) operators are wrapping up the RUBI-X mission.

Airbus: ESA books two payload missions on Airbus Bartolomeo platform.
Meer info over Bartolomeo vind je hier.

Universe Today: The One Place on the Space Station Astronauts Aren’t Supposed to Clean.

RoomEU: Taking out the trash in space.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Spacewalk Preparations: 01/22/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - January 22, 2021.
NASA: Expedition 64 - US Spacewalk 69 Animation - January 21, 2021.
NASA: Expedition 64 - US Spacewalk 70 Animation - January 21, 2021.
ESA: Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness.
NASA: Houston, We have a podcast: Commercial Airlock.
NPR: The Economy Aboard The International Space Station (podcast).


Artemis – Orion.
NASA Artemis Blog: Artemis I Orion Moves For Fueling, Next Step in Launch Preparations.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Artemis I: Orion Path to the Pad - Lift Onto Transporter and O&C Departure.
NASA: Artemis I: Orion Path to the Pad - Transport from O&C to MPPF.


Artemis – Gateway.
MAXAR: Power and Propulsion Element for NASA’s Gateway Successfully Passes Important Review and Suppliers are Manufacturing Hardware.


SpaceX  – Starship SN9, SN7.2 en Super Heavy.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s second Super Heavy booster enters production in South Texas.
Teslarati: SpaceX aborts several Starship static fire attempts, rolls test tank to the pad.

NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN9 fires up after an extended Static Fire flow, waits for launch date.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - New prototypes make progress with SN17 parts spotted.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Propellant Production Plant Progress - Future Starships assemble.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Starship Weekly Updat: Starship SN9 Has Raptor Engines Swapped After First Ever Triple Static Fire.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Orbital Launch Site Work Ramps Up.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Super Heavy BN2 Forward Dome Spotted - Damaged Raptor Loaded onto Raptor Van.
LabPadre: SpaceX Starship SN9 Static Fire #5.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - New Thrust Dome flipped. Starship SN9 aborts Static Fire tests.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN9 Conducts Static Fire Test After Engine Swap.
LabPadre: SpaceX Starship SN9's Record Static Fire.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN9 Static Fire Test.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN10 pre-rollout Preps. SN11 Nosecone gains Flaps.

Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship SN9 installed Raptor Engine ahead of High Altitude Flight.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship's 2nd Super Heavy booster enters production | Oil Rigs for Floating Spaceports!

Everyday Astronaut: A Tour of SpaceX’s Boca Chica facilities [LIVE].


SpaceX – Starship en de aankoop van twee gewezen olieplatformen.
Teslarati: SpaceX is turning oil rigs into floating Starship spaceports named after Mars’ moons.

Spacepage: SpaceX gaat booreilanden ombouwen tot Starship lanceercomplexen.
RoomEU: SpaceX buys two oil rigs to use as floating Starship launchpads.
SpaceWatch: SpaceX to transform oil rigs into floating offshore launch pads.Filmpje:

What About It?: SpaceX Starship Sea Launch Platforms Under Construction! - SN9 Strange Tests.

Nog dit:
The Verge: SpaceX is sparring with a Texas oil company to drill for natural gas.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
SpaceCom: NASA Parker Solar Probe nails close flyby of sun as its space weather cycle ramps up.
ECNS: China's first solar probe to be lofted in 2022.

Aarde:
ESA: Genesis of blue lightning into the stratosphere detected from the International Space Station.
ESA: Elves seen from space.
The Hindu: Satellite images to aid elephant conservation from space.

Maan:
CNA: China's retrieved lunar samples weigh less than targeted.
Inside Outer Space: China Unveils Regulations for International Lunar Sample Studies.
Sky & Telescope: China’s Chang’e 5 probe heads sunward.
SciNews: Chang’e-5 orbiter to reach Sun-Earth L1 point.
Astrum: What did NASA Uncover about the Moon's most Unusual Craters? | LRO 4K Episode 4 (video).

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Updates: Sols 3003-3006: On the Road Again.
NASA Curiosity Updates: Sols 3007-3010: Rocketing East.
NASA: 6 Things to Know About NASA's Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars.
Universe Today: New Drones for Exploring Mars are Getting Tested in Iceland.

Saturnus:
The Register: We'll explore Titan with a methane submarine, a methane submarine, a methane submarine.

Pluto:
SpaceCom: Pluto's atmosphere gets its blue haze from icy organic compounds, study suggests.

Apophis: 
SpaceCom: NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe could make a 2nd stop at infamous asteroid Apophis.

Zonnezeilen:
The Planetary Society: NEA Scout, NASA's Solar Sail Mission to an Asteroid.
The Planetary Society: Solar Cruiser, NASA's Large Solar Sail Test.
The Planetary Society: NASA Solar Sails Build on LightSail 2.


SpaceX – Starlink.
Universe Today: Astronomers Confirm That Darksat is About Half as Bright as an Unpainted Starlink.


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