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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/21–548

Deze week waren het de Chinezen die met de aandacht gingen lopen. Deze keer niet in negatieve zin, maar met de geslaagde lancering van Tianzhou 2 en de koppeling van dit onbemand bevoorradingsschip aan het Chinese ruimtestation werd er opnieuw een belangrijke stap gezet in de uitbouw van dat ruimtestation. In juni zouden de eerste bewoners volgen. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De koppeling van Tianzhou 2 met het Chinese ruimtestation. Foto: CNSA.

SpaceX lanceert 60 Starlinksatellieten.
Teslarati: SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 rocket for fifth Starlink launch in four weeks.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starlink launch marks record Falcon fairing reuse, 85th booster landing.

Space News: SpaceX sets Falcon 9 fairing reuse mark with Starlink launch.
Spaceflight Now: First phase of SpaceX’s Starlink network nears completion with Falcon 9 launch.
Ars Technica: Falcon 9 completes its 100th successful flight in a row [Updated].
NasaSpaceFlight: Starlink v1.0 L28 mission completes first “shell” of satellites for worldwide coverage.

Spacepage: Starlink internet dit jaar nog in België en Nederland.
Data News: Starlink nu ook in België beschikbaar.
Via Satellite: SpaceX Launches 4 Starlink Missions in 1 Month, Expands Service to Belgium, Netherlands.

SpaceX: Starlink Mission.
SciNews: SpaceX Starlink 29 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing, 26 May 2021.

Soyuz lanceert vanuit Vostochny 36 OneWeb-satellieten.
TASS: Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with OneWeb satellites launched from Vostochny spaceport.
TASS: Eight OneWeb satellites separate from Fregat booster.
TASS: All 36 OneWeb put into designated orbit — Roscosmos.

Space News: OneWeb constellation to cross 200th mark after successful launch.
PhysOrg: Russian rocket launches UK telecom satellites after delay.

TASS: Next Soyuz launch from Vostochny scheduled for July 1 — Progress design bureau.

Roscosmos Media: Lancering OneWeb.
Arianespace: Soyuz ST32 Flight - Launch Sequence.
SciNews: OneWeb 7 launch.
De live uitzendingen:
Roscosmos Media: Poging 1 (uitstel).
Roscosmos Media: Poging 2 (de lancering).
Arianespace: OneWeb launch.

CSS – China lanceert onbemand bevoorradingsschip naar ruimtestation. Koppeling geslaagd.
NasaSpaceFlight: China launches Tianzhou 2, first cargo mission to new space station.
SpaceCom: China launches new cargo ship to Tianhe space station module.

Space News: Tianzhou-2 docks with China’s space station module.
South China Morning Post: China’s Tianzhou 2 cargo ship docks with space station.
CNA: Chinese cargo spacecraft docks with orbital station.

Filmpjes Lancering:
CGTN: Live: China launches Tianzhou-2 cargo craft for space station mission.
CCTV: China Successfully Launches Tianzhou-2 Cargo Spacecraft.
New China TV: GLOBALink | China launches cargo spacecraft to dock with space station module.
SciNews: Tianzhou-2 launch.

Filmpjes Koppeling:
CCTV: China's Cargo Craft Successfully Docks with Space Station Module.
New China TV: GLOBALink | China's cargo craft successfully docks with space station module.
New China TV: China's space tracking ship Yuanwang-6 completes Tianzhou-2 mission.
SciNews: Tianzhou-2 docking to the Tianhe Core Module.
CCTV: Introduction of Tianzhou-2 Cargo Spacecraft.
CGTN: China's Shenzhou-12 manned mission to be launched in June.

Raketnieuws uit Europa.
ESA: Vega-C: power and versatility (filmpje).
Parabolic Arc: Avio Purchases 10 Additional Ukrainian Engines for Vega Launcher’s Upper Stage.

ESA: New ESA contracts to advance Prometheus and Phoebus projects.
Parabolic Arc: New PHOEBUS Contract Paves Way for Development of Future Lightweight Composite Rocket Stages.

Parabolic Arc: Ariane Ultimate Project Looks Toward Launchers of 2040.

SpaceCom: The UK really wants commercial spaceports. Will they see rockets fly in 2022?
Parabolic Arc: British Spaceflight to Become Reality as Government Provides Launch Pad for Spaceports.
GovUK: British spaceflight to become reality as government provides launchpad for spaceports.
Brisbane Times: Abbot Point rockets to top as Qld space industry prepares for lift-off.
The Press & Journal: Sutherland spaceport: Specialist survey work to begin at £17m site.

Venture Orbital: Venture Orbital Systems obtient une subvention de 100.000€ de la région Grand-Est.

Teslarati: SpaceX sends reused Falcon 9 booster west for first California Starlink launches.

Raketnieuws uit China.
Universe Today: Chinese Company Claims to be Working on a Starship-Like Rocket.

Raketnieuws uit Noord-Amerika.
Space News: With ULA’s new rocket Vulcan behind schedule, Space Force agrees to let Atlas 5 fill in.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s hat is safe after ULA Vulcan rocket launch slips to 2023.
Spaceflight Now: United Launch Alliance nears first fueling test on Vulcan rocket.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launches delayed by military satellite issues.
Spaceflight Now: Falcon Heavy’s first national security launch slips to October.

Space News: Rocket engine startup Ursa Major sees opportunities in crowded launch market.

Space News: Firefly Aerospace (Alpha rocket) raises $75 million Series A round.

Spacewatch: ASTRA launches Planet Labs and expands payload capactiy.

Space News: Defense Innovation Unit selects ABL Space to launch DoD mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: ABL Space Systems joining smallsat launch market with growing number of contracts.

Aerojet Rocketdyne: 3D printed RL 10C-X engine demonstrates full mission capability during altitude hot fire test series.

Space News: Aevum says launching satellites will be side gig for cargo-delivery drone.

PhysOrg: A new era of spaceflight? Promising advances in rocket propulsion.

Spaceflight: Why ‘Dollars Per Kilogram’ is a poor way to estimate launch costs.

Space Legal Issues: The history of the Conestoga-rocket.

Space Daily: Boeing X-37 could carry six nuke warheads warns Russian defence head.
Popular Mechanics: Don't Believe Russia: The X-37B Spaceplane Isn't a Secret Space Bomber.

Cleveland 19 News: NASA buildings transition from ‘space race’ to luxury space in Fairview Park.

Interessante vraag?
Everyday Astronaut: Who will be the KING of the Small Sat Launchers?! (filmpje)

Raketnieuws uit Rusland.
TASS: Program of human flights to Moon with Angara rockets to cost over $5 bln, says Roscosmos.

Defense One: Space Force: Only 6 More Launches With Russian Rocket Engines.

Raketnieuws uit Zuid-Amerika.
NasaSpaceFlight: Virgin Orbit names next mission and expands operations to Brazil.

ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Starts Week on Biology, Plumbing and Spacewalk Preps.
NASA Space Station Blog: Ultrasound Scans, Emergency Drill amid Spacewalk Preps Today.
NASA Space Station Blog: Hydroponics, Virtual Reality on Station Impacting Future Missions.
NASA Space Station Blog: Biology on Station Ahead of Spacewalk, Cargo Dragon Mission.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/21/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/24/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/25/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/26/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/27/2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of May 24, 2021.

ESA – Meer tijd om je kandidaat te stellen om astronaut te worden.
ESA: ESA extends deadline for astronaut applications as new Associate Member joins.
ESA: Innovative video technology to call for new astronaut candidates (filmpje).

Soyuz MS-19 – “The Challenge”.
Parabolic Arc: “The Challenge” Movie Crew Begin Preparations for Trip to ISS at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
Space Sleuthing: The crews are selected and training begins!!

ISS – Axiom Ax-2.
Space News: Whitson to command second Axiom Space mission.
The Verge: Former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is returning to space — this time, on a private ride.

ISS – Crew 4.
ESA: Commanding role for ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
TASS: ISS Nauka module passes trials, permission for launch granted — Roscosmos.

TASS: NASA chief hopes Russia-US cooperation on ISS to continue.

ISS Natinoal Lab: International Destination Station: Bringing the Space Station to Researchers and Educators.
NASA: Houston, We have a podcast – Water Bears in Space.

NASA: Space to Ground: Preparing for Nauka: 05/28/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - May 28, 2021.
NASA: Live Interview from International Space Station with Hubble Astronaut Megan McArthur.
Airbus Defense & Space: Bartolomeo, Your All-in-One Space Mission Service.
Airbus Defense & Space: Bartolomeo Video Series, Ep#2: What Can I Do On Bartolomeo?
Airbus Defense & Space: Bartolomeo Video Series, Ep#3: Why Bartolomeo?
Airbus Defense & Space: Bartolomeo Video Series, Ep#4: Payload Parameters.

NASA’s Budgetvoorstel voor FY2022.
NASA: NASA Administrator Statement on President’s FY 2022 Funding Request.
Space Policy Online: Biden budget retains goal of putting astronauts back on moon by 2024.
SpaceCom: Biden's 2022 NASA budget proposal gives science and commercial space a boost.
Florida Today: NASA gets billion-dollar increase in Biden's 2022 budget proposal.
Parabolic Arc: NASA FY 2022 Budget Request Fact Sheet.

Ook dit:
Space News: Cost and schedule overruns continue to grow for NASA programs.

Artemis – Orion/SLS.
Human Spaceflight Blog: Artemis 3: An advanced life support system will fly on Orion’s third lunar voyage and beyond.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA and Boeing working on optimizing SLS stage production at MAF.

NASA Edge: Orion Drops 9.7 Feet, Scores a 10!
NASA: SSC 2021 0520 RS25EngineTest.

Artemis – Gateway.
Parabolic Arc: Paragon Announced as Northrop Grumman Gateway HALO Partner.

Artemis – HLS.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s NASA Starship contract safe for now as Blue Origin looks to Congress.

Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship HLS contract with NASA is safe for now as Blue Origin looks to Congress.

Artemis – Naar de Maan in 2024 (?)
GAO: NASA Lunar Programs: Significant work remains, underscoring challenges to achieving the Moon landing in 2024 (PDF).
De highlights vind je in deze PDF.

Space Policy Online: GAO skeptical of “ambitious” Artemis schedule.
The Register: NASA to return to the Moon by 2024. One problem with that, says watchdog: All of it.
RoomEU: US GAO report casts doubt on 2024 lunar landing.

Ondertussen in Rusland:
TASS: Russia’s space corporation to submit its updated lunar program to government in June.
TASS: Russia, China send invitations to partners to joint lunar research station project.

SpaceX – Starship – Dan toch geen 2de vlucht voor SN15 (?)
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first flight-proven Starship rolled back to factory for likely retirement.

NasaSpaceFlight: Frankencrane Lifts New Launch Tower Section | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: SN15 Ready to be Lifted for Rollback | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN15 Leaves the Launch Site | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Third Launch Tower Segment Moved to Launch Site | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Orbital Launch Site One Step Closer to Completion | SpaceX Boca Chica.

Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

BIRA: Stijgende CO2-niveaus veroorzaken ook een afkoeling in de bovenste lagen van de atmosfeer.
Science At NASA: Science in Seconds: NASA Earth System Observatory (filmpje).

SpaceWatch: The unsung hero o chang’e 4: 3 years since Queqiao and Longjiang.
iSpace: iSpace to Transport JAXA’s Transformable Lunar Robot Payload to the Moon, Conduct Operations and Provide Lunar Data.
iSpace: iSpace to Transport Canadian AI Technology to the Moon.
iSpace: iSpace Selected as Service Provider for All Three Canadian Space Agency’s Capability Demonstration Awardee Companies.
CSA: Canada moves forward with plans to explore the Moon.
CSA: LIVE NOW – Canada moves forward with plans to explore the Moon! (filmpje).
TechCrunch: Japanese space company ispace aims to send landers to the moon.
Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin and GM to Develop Lunar Rover (filmpje).
Air&SpaceMag: First Car on the Moon.
Parabolic Arc: JAXA Conducts Remote Operation of Construction Equipment in Practice for Lunar Operations.

NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3126-3128: The Fault in Our Startup Routine.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3129-3130: A Familiar Scene.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3131: Recovering.
PhysOrg: Curiosity rover captures shining clouds on Mars.
CGTN: James Head on China's Mars rover (filmpje).
New China TV: GLOBALink | Exploring Mars with China's Zhurong rover (filmpje).
MBRSC: A glimpse about the science phase of Hope Probe's mission.
The National News: Next steps for Hope probe’s mission to Mars.
SciNews: Hope Mars Mission - First scientific observations (filmpje).
Spaceflight Now: Chinese rover drives onto surface of Mars.
SciNews: Zhurong rover’s twin on Earth (filmpje).
Wired: NASA’s MOXIE Experiment Is Making Oxygen on Mars.
NASA: Surviving an In-Flight Anomaly: What Happened on Ingenuity’s Sixth Flight.
Spaceflight Now: Mars helicopter ‘muscles through’ navigation glitch on sixth flight.
The Verge: NASA’s Mars helicopter had a midair brain fart.
Astrum: InSight Has Encountered Some Major Problems (filmpje).

ESA: Jupiter antenna that came in from the cold.

NASA: OSIRIS-REx Heads Home with Sample of Asteroid Bennu (filmpje).

Om af te ronden – Vergane glorie.
NasaSpaceFlight: Buran shuttle graffiti highlights concern for space history, need for museum ownership & care.

Om af te ronden – Vergane glorie (bis).
Ruptly: Russia: Drone footage shows abandoned Soviet lunar base in Crimea (filmpje).

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