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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/04–531

De eerste maand van het nieuwe jaar is voorbij en deze laatste week was het (alweer) SpaceX dat het ruimtevaartnieuws beheerste. Eerst met een recordlancering van 143 (!) satellietjes. En dan uiteraard met Starship SN9. Uiteindelijk ging de 10km vlucht niet door. Dat had vooral met de FAA te maken, die voor de testlicentie moet zorgen. Het leek of de week zou eindigen met de nodige heisa, maar het beeld van twee Starship-prototypes op de lanceersite in Boca Chica maakt veel goed. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Vier prototypes op één foto. Helemaal links, de kleine Starhopper waar het mid 2019 allemaal bij begon. Dan prototype SN10 net op het lanceerplatform geplaatst. Tank SN7.2 met een millimeter dunnere huid heeft afgelopen week een druktest overleefd en tenslotte SN09 vertrekkensklaar, maar het papierwerk is nog niet in orde. Foto: NasaSpaceFlight.


SpaceX en Transporter 1 – Recordsatellieten in een polaire baan gebracht.
Teslarati: SpaceX drone ship heads to The Bahamas for Falcon 9’s next polar launch.
Teslarati: SpaceX is about to crush the record for most satellites launched on one rocket.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket snags world record for most satellites launched at once.

Spaceflight Now: SpaceX sets new rocket reuse records with successful Starlink launch.
Space News: SpaceX’s record-setting rideshare mission a challenge for space traffic control.

Florida Today: SpaceX scrubs record-breaking Cape Canaveral launch due to weather.

Space News: SpaceX launches record-setting cluster of smallsats.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX smashes record with launch of 143 small satellites.
NasaSpaceFlight: Transporter-1 debuts new SpaceX rideshare program, world record.

Nanoracks: Nanoracks Completes First SpaceX Rideshare Mission.
SatNews: Eight Kepler Space Smallsats Rendezvous With Space, Launched By SpaceX.
SatNews: Exolaunch Zeitgeist Mission Takes Off With 30 Smallsats Aboard SpaceX’s Transporter-1 Mission.
SatNews: D-Orbit’s ION SCV Laurentius Smallsat Launched By Spacex.
SatNews: Hiber’s Green Propulsion Smallsat, Hiber Four, Launched Via The SpaceX Transporter-1 Mission.
SatNews: Update 1: HawkEye 360’s Cluster 2 Smallsats Successfully Launched By SpaceX.
SatNews: Spaceflight’s SXRS-3 Mission Takes 16 Smallsat Payloads To Orbit Via The SpaceX Transporter-1 Flight.
SatNews: ISISPACE Successfully Launches 53 Smallsats.
SatNews: Space Flight Laboratory Launches 12 Smallsats Aboard the SpaceX Transporter-1 Mission.

SpaceQ: Record 9 Canadian satellites launched on SpaceX Transporter-1 Mission.
SpaceQ: Toronto’s Space Flight Laboratory marks successful deployment of 12 satellites on SpaceX Transporter-1 mission.
Parabolic Arc: Hiber Four Satellite in Space With Green CubeSat Propulsion Launched on SpaceX Rocket.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Transporter-1 Mission.
SciNews: SpaceX Transporter-1 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing.
SciNews: Transporter-1 143 satellites deployment.
America Space: UP CLOSE! SpaceX Transporter-1 Launch.
Scott Manley: SpaceX's Record Breaking* Rideshare Mission Launches 143 Satellites.


China lanceert nieuwe (militaire) remote sensing satellieten.
ECNS: China launches new remote sensing satellites.

NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 4C lofts three Yaogan Weixing-31 satellites.
Spaceflight Now: China launches military spy satellite trio into orbit.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Successfully Launches Yaogan-31 Remote Sensing Satellites into Designated Orbit.
SciNews: Long March-4C launches Yaogan-31 02 satellites.


SLS – NASA en Boeing gaan de Green Run Hot Fire opnieuw herhalen.
Parabolic Arc: Green Run Update: NASA Proceeds With Plans for Second SLS Core Stage Hot Fire Test.
Space News: NASA to perform second SLS Green Run test.
The Verge: After aborted SLS hot-fire test, NASA and Boeing will try, try again.
Space Policy Online: Second SLS Green Run Test in late february.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA decides to redo SLS Green Run Static Fire.

Ondertussen test men al nieuwe versies van de RS-25.
NASA: NASA to Begin New RS-25 Engine Test Series for Future Artemis Missions.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Upcoming RS-25 engine test series will demonstrate lower cost rocket engine components.

NASA: NASA Conducts 1st Hot Fire of New RS-25 Engine Test Series.
Beelden van de test vind je hier.


Vier nieuwe Russische kosmonauten.
Parabolic Arc: Roscosmos Selects Four Cosmonaut Candidates.
Collect Space: Roscosmos selects four new candidates to begin cosmonaut training.


Toeristen gezocht voor Soyuz-vluchten.
Space News: Glavkosmos to sell seats on Soyuz missions.


ISS – Axiom, Crew Dragon en 3 toeristen – NET Januari 2022.
Axiom Space: Axiom has assembled history’s first private ISS crew.

Collect Space: Axiom Space names first private crew to launch to space station.
Universe Today: Axiom Space Reveals the Crew for Its First Space Odyssey in 2022 (Sorry, Tom Cruise).
Spaceflight Now: Axiom reveals first all-private crew for trip to International Space Station.


ISS – Starliner – Lancering testvlucht week vervroegd.
NASA: NASA and Boeing Target New Launch Date for Next Starliner Flight Test.
Spaceflight Now: Starliner test flight next on ULA’s launch schedule after military mission delay.


ISS – Crew Dragon – Crew 2 worden gelanceerd NET 20 april.
NASA: NASA, SpaceX to Launch Second Commercial Crew Rotation Mission to International Space Station.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Station Crew Gearing Up for Wednesday’s Spacewalk.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Ready for Wednesday Science Upgrades Spacewalk.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA TV Broadcasts Science Upgrade Spacewalk on Wednesday.
NASA Space Station Blog: Two Spacewalkers Exit Station for Science Upgrades.
NASA Space Station Blog: Spacewalk Wraps Up With Upgrades on European Lab Module.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Relax, Turn Attention to Monday’s Spacewalk.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Go Into Weekend Prepping for Monday’s Spacewalk.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/22//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/25//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/26//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/27//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/28//2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
AntwerpSpace: Antwerp Space triples the download capacity of the International Space Station.
GovUK: Spacewalk to fit ground-breaking British kit to International Space Station.

NasaSpaceFlight: Astronauts upgrade Columbus laboratory during spacewalk.
SpaceCom: Spacewalking astronauts tackle European lab upgrade at space station.
PhysOrg: Spacewalking astronauts improve station's European lab.

ESA: Showtime for ColKa.
Airbus: ESA books two payload missions on Airbus Bartolomeo platform.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Spacewalks & Story Time: 01/29/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - January 29, 2021.
NASA: Astronaut Kate Rubins Advances DNA Sequencing in Space.
NASA: Spacewalk by NASA Astronauts to Install Space Station Science Platform (duur: 8,5 uur).

ESA: EDRS: The Space Data Highway.


Rusland en China samen naar de Maan?
TASS: Roscosmos continues discussing joint Moon base with China.


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NASA: Artemis I Boosters Continue to Stack Up.

NASA: Welding Underway on Orion for First Artemis Mission Landing Astronauts on the Moon.

NASA: NASA’s Artemis Base Camp on the Moon Will Need Light, Water, Elevation.
NASA: Out of the Shadows: Lunar Solar Experiment Build Completed Despite Challenges.

NASA We Have A Podcast: Artemis Mission Management.

ThalesGroup: Thales Alenia Space to provide the study for ESA’s cis-lunar transfer vehicle – CLTV.
Spacewatch: Airbus develops Moon Cruiser for ESA for 2027.


SpaceX  – Starship SN9, SN7.2, de FAA en … SN10.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster assembly is starting to speed up.
Teslarati: High winds scrub SpaceX Starship SN9’s Monday launch attempt.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s most important Super Heavy booster part makes first appearance.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s thin-skinned Starship ‘test tank’ passes first trial.
Teslarati: SpaceX, Elon Musk clash with the FAA over Starship launch license delays.

Ars Technica: That’s a wrap—No Starship launch attempt on Thursday afternoon [Updated].
Space News: FAA reviews delay SpaceX Starship test.
The Verge: Elon Musk’s SpaceX violated its launch license in explosive Starship test, triggering an FAA probe.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN12 Thrust Section Scrapped - SN10 Repositioned in HIgh Bay.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: SN9 Ready For Test Flight - Super Heavy Booster Grows Taller.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN9 Stands Down for Flight Attempt - First Super Heavy' Thrust Dome.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: New 3mm Test Tank SN7.2 Tested for the First Time.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: First Super Heavy LOX Section Nearly Complete - Tankzilla moves to Pad A.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN9 Aborts Flight Test - FAA Approval Not Yet Granted.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN10 Rolls Out to the Launch Pad.

Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship Update: SpaceX Plans to Drill Methane Gas near Boca Chica for Raptor Engines.
Lab Padre: SpaceX's SN 7.2 Passes Initial Cryo Test (Time Lapse).
Primal Space: Why SpaceX Will Catch Super Heavy.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship: What’s holding up for next SN9 flight test? Elon Musk blames the FAA!
LabPadre: Starship SN10 Rolls Out For An Epic Launch Pad Rendezvous.
Marcus House: SpaceX Starships line up for flight - SN9 and SN10 at the pad.

Maar ook dit: 
Via Satellite: CNBC Report: DOJ Investigates SpaceX Over Hiring Complaint.


Mars – Het uur van de waarheid is op komst.
SpaceCom: The UAE's Hope mission is nearly to Mars, and scientists can't wait.

Space News: NASA may change MRO orbit to support Mars 2020.
NASA: Landing on Mars: MEDLI 2 (filmpje).
SpaceCom: NASA's Mars rover Perseverance is in the home stretch of its journey to Red Planet.
Space News: NASA prepares for Mars 2020 landing.
NASA: NASA's Perseverance Rover 22 Days From Mars Landing.
NASA: NASA’s MAVEN Continues to Advance Mars Science and Telecommunications Relay Efforts.
NASA: Perseverance Mars Rover Pre-Landing News Conference (filmpje).


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
ESA: Solar Orbiter snaps Venus, Earth and Mars.
ESA: Solar Orbiter: turning pictures into physics.
NASA: Unique Solar System Views from NASA Sun-Studying Missions.

Venus:
Nature: Life on Venus claim faces strongest challenge yet.
En uit de oude doos:
Air Force Space & Missile Museum Foundation: Pioneer Venus: The Final Results, March 24, 1993 (filmpje).

Aarde:
Space News: Startup Albedo focuses on 10-centimeter Earth imagery.

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3010-3012: Bonjour, Nontron (Mars).
NASA Curiosity Status Report: To Dip a Toe or Not To Dip a Toe…
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3015-3016: Can You Dip Your Toe in When It's Always Cold and Dry?
ESA: ExoMars orbiter's 20000th image.
Roscosmos: ExoMars-2022 mockup delivered at Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Universe Today: You Know it’s Spring on Mars When the Carbon Dioxide is Starting to Sublima.
En nog even terugblikken.
Air Force Space & Missile Museum Foundation: Project Viking 1 and 2 Launches (1975) (No Audio) (filmpje).

Jupiter:
Universe Today: Galileo’s Probe Discovered a Mystery at Jupiter, Juno Finally Helped Solve it.
Parabolic Arc: NASA Issues RFI for Europa Clipper Launch.
RoomEU: NASA is looking at commercial options to launch its Europa Clipper.
Space News: NASA seeks input on Europa Clipper launch options.

Bennu:
NASA: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Plans for May Asteroid Departure.

New Horizons:
Sky & Telescope: What New Horizons found in deep space – and why it matters.
Universe Today: Away From the Light Pollution of the Inner Solar System, New Horizons was Able to see how Dark the Universe Really is.

Nog dit:
NASA: Welcoming a New Addition to the Deep Space Network.
NasaSpaceFlight: Deep Space Network upgrades and new antennas increase vital communication capabilities.


Pas gelanceerde SiriusXM-satelliet is stuk.
Space News: SiriusXM and Maxar Technologies reveal problems with SXM-7.
Spaceflight Now: Engineers analyze failure on SiriusXM satellite launched from Florida last month.
SpaceCom: Sirius XM's newest satellite, SXM-7, has failed in orbit.


SpaceX – Starlink-satellieten met lasers.
Space News: SpaceX adds laser crosslinks to polar Starlink satellites.
Ars Technica: SpaceX adds laser links to Starlink satellites to serve Earth’s polar areas.


Het einde van Project Loon.
Spacewatch: Google Winds Down Internet Balloon Project Loon.
BBC: Satellites beat balloons in race for flying internet.
Space News: Google to shut down Loon.


Om af te ronden: Het Challenger-drama.
Collect Space: US Mint marks 35 years since Challenger with 'Teacher in Space' coin.
Popular Mechanics: The Oral History of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster.
Florida Today: For a NASA engineer, writing about Challenger tragedy was tough.
SpaceCom: The lessons learned from the fatal Challenger shuttle disaster echo at NASA 35 years on.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Day of Remembrance 2021 | NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
NASA: NASA Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery (filmpje).
Video From Space: NASA's Fallen Heroes remembered - Challenger, Columbia and Apollo 1.
NASA Podcast: Rocket Ranch Episode 25: Lessons of Loss.
Air Force Space & Missile Museum Foundation: Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident Hearing, February 25, 1986.
Air Force Space & Missile Museum Foundation: Teacher in Space: Mission Watch Report, NASA TV, January 24, 1986.


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