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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/05–532

Met een bijna geslaagde vlucht van Starship SN9, de aankondiging van een vlucht vol toeristen en de lancering van 60 Starlink-satellieten was het (alweer) een SpaceX ruimtevaartweek. Maar de volgende dagen eist ongetwijfeld planeet Mars de hoofdrol. Met de aankomst van Al Amal en Tianwen in de week die komt, en Perseverance in de week daarop. Dat en nog echt veel meer in het “Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart” van deze week.

Bij de foto: Starship prototype SN9 vertrekt voor een testvlucht tot 10 km hoogte. Alles leek goed te gaan tot kort voor de landing. Net als de testvlucht van SN8 eindigde ook deze testvlucht met vuurwerk. Ondertussen staat SN10 klaar. Komt er nog deze maand een nieuwe testvlucht? Bron: SpaceX.


Lancering raketprototype met biobrandstof.
SpaceCom: Startup tests hybrid engine for small launch vehicle.
SpaceCom: Startup bluShift Aerospace launches its 1st commercial biofuel rocket from Maine.
BBC: Stardust 1.0: Launch of first commercial launch of biofuel rocket.
Universe Today: BluShift Aerospace Launches Stardust 1.0 Rocket.

Een filmpje:
SciNews: bluShift Aerospace Stardust 1.0 Launch.


Lancering Chinese Hyperbola-raket mislukt.
Space News: China’s iSpace suffers failure with second orbital launch attempt.
NasaSpaceFlight: Chinese Hyperbola-1 rocket fails during its second launch.
SpaceCom: China's iSpace fails to reach orbit in 2nd launch attempt.
Spaceflight Now: After success in 2019, Chinese startup fails on second orbital launch attempt.


SpaceX – Starship – Ook vlucht SN9 eindigt met vuurwerk. 
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Starship launch go for Tuesday attempt after licensing dispute.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship prototype aces test flight but explodes again.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks Starship explosion: “We were too dumb”.

Space News: SpaceX violated launch license in Starship SN8 launch.
Space Policy Online: FAA-SpaceX dustup over Starship Test Flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starships lining up for launch as SN9 gains a go for Tuesday attempt.
Spaceflight Now: FAA approves Starship test after saying SpaceX violated safety rules on last flight.
SpaceCom: FAA grants launch license for SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype.
Houston Chronicle: Inside the FAA-SpaceX regulatory saga that delayed Starship SN9.

Space News: SpaceX Starship crashes after suborbital flight.
Space Policy Online: Another Starship test ends with a bang.
Ars Technica: Putting the latest Starship crash into perspective—it’s “stupidly difficult”.
Spaceflight Now: Second high-altitude Starship test flight ends in landing explosion.

SpaceCom: Satellite spots SpaceX's Starship SN9 from space ahead of explosive test flight.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN10 Preparing for Test Campaign.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN10 Unhooked - Vents for the First Time.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN10's First Raptor Arrives - Super Heavy Common Dome Flipped.

SpaceX: Starship | SN9 | High-Altitude Flight Test.

Space Videos: Launch Comparison of Starship SN8 and SN9 after SpaceX High Altitude Test Flights.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN9 10km Test Flight.
LabPadre: SpaceX Starship SN9's Maiden Launch Replay.
Cosmic Perspective: SpaceX Starship SN9 Landing Explosion in Slow Motion.
Engineering: SpaceX Starship SN9 explodes during landing | FAA to oversee investigation.

Scott Manley: SpaceX Starship Number 9 Makes Perfect* Flight (*except for the landing which was a huge fireball).
What About It: Why did SpaceX Starship SN9 Explode? - Sea Launch Platform Build Update - FAA Trouble.
Engineering Today: Starship Update | SpaceX gearing up construction for world’s largest Super Heavy rocket booster.

NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Teams begin cleaning up Starship SN9 wreckage at the launch site.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Test Tank SN7.2 Tested to Failure - SN5 Cut to Pieces.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Raptor SN50 Delivered to the Launch Site - SN11 Rolled into the High Bay.

Nog dit:
Teslarati: SpaceX is halfway done building the world’s largest rocket booster.


Rusland lanceert militaire satelliet.
TASS: Russia’s Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket orbits military satellite — Defense ministry.
NasaSpaceFlight: Russia launches classified payload to start 2021 campaign.

Filmpjes:
Roscosmos: Soyuz-2.1b lancering.
SciNews: Soyuz 2 1b launches Kosmos 2549.


SpaceX lanceert Starlink-satellieten.
Eerst twee boosters laten binnenkomen:
Teslarati: SpaceX drone ship fleet aces two Falcon 9 booster recoveries in 48 hours.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starlink fleet is about to cross the 1000-satellite mark.
Teslarati: SpaceX is about to launch the same rocket twice in one month.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket cuts Space Shuttle turnaround record in half.

Space News: Falcon 9 launches Starlink satellites.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX launches first of twin Starlink missions, 45th Space Wing’s busy year continues.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX fires 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit, with more set to launch Friday.

Florida Today: Photos: SpaceX launches 18th Starlink mission from Cape Canaveral.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Starlink Mission (live broadcast).
SciNews: SpaceX Starlink 18 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing, 4 February 2021.
Video From Space: SpaceX rocket stage spins for Starlink deploy with awesome Earth view.


China lanceert testsatelliet voor communicatie.
NasaSpaceFlight: Chinese Long March 3B launches Tongxin Jishu Shiyan Weixing (TJSW).
SpaceCom: China launches new satellite for communications and technology tests.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches New Communication Technology Experiment Satellite.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches TJSW-6.


SpaceX lanceert Starlink-satellieten (bis / uitgesteld).
Teslarati: SpaceX fires up next eight-flight Falcon 9 booster for Tuesday Starlink launch.
Spaceflight Now: Falcon 9 rocket arrives on pad 39A for sunrise Starlink launch this weekend.

Spaceflight Now: No SpaceX doubleheader for now, but range is ready for two launches in a day.

Ondertussen werd de lancering uitgesteld naar het einde van de week.
Zie deze SpaceX tweet voor meer details.

Filmpjes:
321 Launch: 18th Starlink: SpaceX test fires Falcon 9 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Iran test nieuwe lanceerraket.
Space Daily: Iran launches new satellite-carrying rocket.
Space Daily: Iran tests new solid fuel satellite launch vehicle.


Het Chinese OneSpace test nieuwe “slimme” suborbitale raket.
Space Daily: Private Chinese company launches smart suborbital rocket.
Parabolic Arc: OneSpace Successfully Launches Suborbital Rocket.


Virgin Orbit gaat in volgende vlucht Nederlandse militaire satelliet lanceren.
Virgin Orbit: Virgin Orbit to launch first satellite for Dutch Ministry of Defense.

Defense NL: Aftellen voor de BRIK II.
NRC.NL: Nederland krijgt eerste militaire satelliet.
SatTrackCam: Virgin Orbit to launch first satellite for the Royal Dutch Air Force this year.

Nog twee filmpjes over de geslaagde demovlucht van LauncherOne: 
Virgin Orbit: Payload Profile #1: Launch Demo 2 | Virgin Orbit.
Virgin Orbit: Payload Profile #2: Launch Demo 2 | Virgin Orbit.


SpaceX – Unieke Falcon Heavy lancering op komst. 
Teslarati: SpaceX begins Falcon Heavy booster deliveries for first launch in two years.


SpaceX – Nieuw lanceercontract voor Falcon 9.
NASA: NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for SPHEREx Astrophysics Mission.
Teslarati: SpaceX teams up with NASA to launch a galaxy-mapping space telescope.
Space News: SpaceX to launch NASA astrophysics mission.


Raketnieuws uit Europa.
ESA: Ariane 6 complete upper stage.
ESA: Ariane 6 upper stage heads for hot-firing tests.

ESA: Opportunities for industry to renew Europe’s Spaceport.
BBC: Shetland space launch plans submitted.


Raketnieuws uit Amerika.
Via Satellite: US Air Force Pays $787M to End Launch Services Agreements with Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin.

NG: GEM 63XL VM-1 Static Test (filmpje).

NasaSpaceFlight: NSF Live: Rocket Lab's Peter Beck talks Electron reuse and Photon.
Space News: Electron launch demonstrated enhanced kick stage.

Scott Manley: Blue Origin's Rockets and Rocket Engines (filmpje).
GeekWire: Jeff Bezos kicks back with full-thrust firing of Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engine in Texas.

Space News: Firefly Aerospace seeking to raise $350 million.
Firefly: Firefly Aerospace Announces New Board of Directors and Corporate Expansion Plans.
Ars Technica: On eve of first launch, Firefly revamps board of directors, may go public.

ViaSatellite: Astra is Latest Space Company To Go Public Through a SPAC.
Space Daily: New rocket company Astra plans Nasdaq listing.

ARCA: EcoRocket: Episode 4 - They follow us (filmpje).
ARCA: EcoRocket: Episode 5 - Vehicle Secured in the Test Stand (filmpje).
ARCA: EcoRocket: Episode 6 - Rehearsal Before Landing Engine Start (filmpje).

ULA: Take a Tour: Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida (filmpje).
Parabolic Arc: United Launch Alliance Modifies Launch Pad and Facilities in Advance of First Vulcan Centaur Launch This Year.
Space News: ULA’s Tory Bruno warns of ‘overheated’ space launch market.

Parabolic Arc: FAA Issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License to Space Florida.


Raketnieuws uit Rusland.
TASS: Angara’s launch confirms possibility of orbiting 23-tonne payloads — top brass.


Raketnieuws uit Azië.
Space News: JAXA ships new H3 rocket to Tanegashima Space Center for testing.

ECNS: China develops new rocket tanks to improve launch capabilities.
SpaceCom: China is planning to launch at least 3 rockets from the sea this year.
Xinhua: China's ZQ-2 carrier rocket completes payload fairing separation test (filmpje).
CGTN: China's ZQ-2 carrier rocket completes assembly of first-stage engine.

SciNews: KSLV-II first stage hot-fire test (Korea) (filmpje).


Raketnieuws uit Oceanië.
Spacepage: Dawn Aerospace gaat kleine satellieten in de ruimte brengen vanuit Nieuw-Zeeland.


Commercial Crew – Crew Dragon – Crew 2.
Space News: Next SpaceX commercial crew mission to launch in April.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Watch NASA TV for Monday Morning Spacewalk.
NASA Space Station Blog: Spacewalk Coverage Live on NASA TV.
NASA Space Station Blog: Two Astronauts Begin Spacewalk for Battery and Camera Upgrades.
NASA Space Station Blog: Spacewalkers Wrap Up Battery Work and Camera Installations.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Wind Down After Spacewalk, Reap Space Harvest.
NASA Space Station Blog: Science Gear Work and Spacesuit Cleaning Follow Harvest.
NASA Space Station Blog: Robotics, Emergency Training and Cargo Mission Preps on Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Looks to U.S. Space Record and Super Bowl Flyover.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/29//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/01//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/02//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/03//2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/04//2021.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of February 1, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
NASA: Spacewalkers Complete Multi-Year Effort to Upgrade Space Station Batteries.
SpaceCom: Spacewalking astronauts complete a space station battery upgrade years in the making.

Space Daily: Out-of-this-world wine back in Bordeaux after space station trip.
TechCrunch: Space Cargo Unlimited looks to space to make wine grape vines more resistant to climate change.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Upgraded Power: 02/05/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - February 5, 2021.
NASA: Spacewalk to Finish Battery Upgrades & Install Cameras on the International Space Station.
Video From Space: Space Station's 'power caution warning' alarm interrupts astronauts' interview.
Het hele interview (met de National Science  Foundation vind je hier
NASA: Expedition 64 In-Flight with MSNBC - February 4, 2021.

En nog een ESA podcast:
ESA Explorers: Time and Space: entering the ISS era.


Virgin Galactic maakt zich klaar voor nieuwe testvlucht (niet vroeger dan) 13 februari.
Space News: Virgin Galactic to resume SpaceShipTwo test flights in mid-February.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic Hopes Fourth Time is a Charm.

De moeite om eens te lezen:
Parabolic Arc: As Virgin Galactic Crew Celebrated Second Suborbital Flight, Problems Loomed Behind the Scenes.


SpaceX – Eerste toeristische vlucht al al dit jaar (maar niet naar het ISS).
SpaceX: SpaceX to launch Inspiration4 mission to orbit.
Teslarati: Orbit for all: SpaceX, Shift4 reveal private Crew Dragon launch and ticket raffle.

Space News: Entrepreneur purchases SpaceX Crew Dragon mission.
Ars Technica: SpaceX announces first “free flyer” human spaceflight.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX announces Inspiration4, all-civilian space mission in support of St Jude’s Hospital.
Spaceflight Now: Entrepreneur books SpaceX flight to benefit children’s research hospital.
Collect Space: SpaceX: Pledge for a patch, win a seat on first all-civilian spaceflight.

De Tijd: Burgerruimtevaart begint met reclamestunt.

Filmpje:
Video From Space: 'This is your chance' to go to space with Jared Isaacman and SpaceX.


Over ruimtetoerisme.
NSR: Space Tourism: Finally, ready for liftoff?
Parabolic Arc: Private Space Missions Multiplying Like Rabbits.


Artemis – ESA bouwt 3 extra Service Modules voor Orion.
ESA: Three more service modules for Artemis to be built in Europe.

Filmpjes:
ESA: Forward to the Moon starts in Europe.
ESA: See the European Service Modules taking humankind forward to the Moon.


Artemis – Orion/SLS.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA, Boeing adjusting SLS Core Stage parameter limits for second Green Run firing.

NASA: NASA’s Space Launch System Receives Another Major Boost.
NASA: Artemis I Hardware Arrives (filmpje).
NASA: Artemis I Booster Stacking (filmpje).

SpaceCom: SpaceX vs NASA: Who will get us to the moon first? Here's how their latest rockets compare.


Artemis – Naar de Maan in 2024 (?).
The Verge: NASA delays moon lander awards as Biden team mulls moonshot program.
Space News: NASA to delay decision on Artemis lunar landers.

Space Policy Online: Democratic Senators urge robust funding for HLS while White House punts on Artemis.
Space Policy Online: Biden Administration “certainly” supports Artemis program.

Space News: White House endorses Artemis program.
Ars Technica: White House says its supports Artemis Program to return to the Moon.


Drie sondes naderen Mars. Week van de waarheid op komst.
MBRSC: Milestones in the journey of the Emirates Mars Mission (filmpje).
EurekAlert: Emirates mission to reach Mars on Feb. 9 with instrument by NAU planetary scientist
SpaceCom: The United Arab Emirates' Hope mission to Mars in photos

SpaceCom: China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission in photos.
ECNS: China's Tianwen 1 robotic probe set to enter Mars orbit.
SpaceCom: China's 1st Mars rover will get one of these 10 names, and you can vote to select the winner.
CGTN: China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe takes 1st photo of the Red Planet (filmpje).
SciNews: Tianwen-1’s first image of Mars (filmpje).
CNA: Mars ready for its close-up: China releases space probe's first image.
ECNS: Tianwen 1 makes orbital correction as Mars arrival draws near.

Spacepage: NASA maakt zich klaar voor nieuwe landing op Mars.
NASA: NASA's Perseverance Pays Off Back Home.
Lockheed Martin: Anatomy of an Aeroshell | Mars Perseverance Rover (filmpje).
NASA: Rocket Range Podcast: Rocket Ranch Episode 26: Perseverance Rover: Rapid Disassembly, Martian Mission, and Beyond.

PhysOrg: How Mars became the prize for the new space race – and why China is hellbent on winning it.
The Verge: Three countries are due to reach Mars in the next two weeks.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Mercurius:
JHUAPL: Study Reveals MESSENGER Watched a Meteoroid Strike Mercury.

Venus:
SciShow Space: Maybe There's No Phosphine on Venus (filmpje).

Aarde:
Space News: MDA announces Radarsat-2 Continuity Mission.
ESA: Aeolus shines a light on polar vortex.

Maan:
NASA: NASA Selects Firefly Aerospace for Artemis Commercial Moon Delivery in 2023 (CLPS).
Space News: Firefly wins NASA CLPS lunar lander contract.
Universe Today: The Earth’s Magnetosphere Might be Creating Water on the Moon.

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Reports: Sols 3017-3019: Hoping to Make a ‘Shocking' Discovery.
NASA Curiosity Status Reports: Sols 3022-3023: At the Contact.
NASA Curiosity Status Reports: Sols 3020-3021: Saying Goodbye to the Fractured Intermediate Unit.
NASA: MAVEN: Science Orbit (filmpje).
DLR Blog: InSight logbook – the Mars 'Mole' in the autumn of its mission.
Universe Today: What Could We Learn From a Mission to Phobos?
ESA: Happy New Year on Mars.

Saturnus:
PhysOrg: Possible detection of hydrazine on Saturn's moon Rhea.

Psyche:
NASA: NASA’s Psyche Mission Moves Forward, Passing Key Milestone.

Nog dit:
NASA: Planetary Protection (live public talk) (filmpje).


50 Jaar Geleden – Golfen op de Maan.
Ars Technica: Remastered images reveal how far Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the Moon.


Nog dit – Bezos stapt op als Amazon CEO. Ten voordele van Blue Origin?
De Standaard: Jeff Bezos stapt op als ceo van Amazon.
Geek Wire: Jeff Bezos’ role at Blue Origin hints at how his profile at Amazon is likely to change.
Via Satellite: Jeff Bezos to Focus on Blue Origin After Leaving Amazon’s C-Suite.


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