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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/29–556

Na Branson ging dus ook Bezos de ruimte in. Met een totaal verschillend ruimtetuig. In een totaal verschillende stijl. Een verschil in stijl is er ook bij het aankondigen van successen of als het eens niet loopt zoals het hoort. Zoals bij Nauka. Iedereen weet ondertussen dat er problemen zijn met het propulsiesysteem, dat er problemen zijn met KURS, het systeem dat toelaat om Nauka automatisch te koppelen met het ISS. Maar officieel wordt daar niet over gepraat. Duimen maar dat het alsnog lukt. Want er is maar één kans. Een tweede kans is er wel voor Starliner. Boeing mag een tweede keer proberen om zijn Commercial Crew capsule onbemand en automatisch aan het ruimtestation te laten koppelen. En dat terwijl op Mars InSight het binnenste van de planeet in kaart heeft gebracht en Perseverance klaar is om bodemmonsters te verzamelen. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Nauka zou een belangrijke uitbreiding moeten worden van het Russische segment van het ISS. De lancering verliep probleemloos, maar dan begonnen de problemen. Foto: Roscosmos.


Jeff Bezos gaat de ruimte in. Met een 82 en een 18 jarige.
Blue Origin: Blue Origin safely launches four commercial astronauts to space and back.

Nog enkele voorbeschouwingen:
SpaceCom: Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos says crew will not wear spacesuits during historic launch.
SpaceCom: Meet the crew launching on Blue Origin's 1st astronaut flight on July 20.
SpaceCom: Blue Origin will break records for oldest and youngest astronaut with July 20 launch.
SpaceCom: What are the chances that Jeff Bezos won't survive his flight on New Shepard?

Space News: Blue Origin ready for first crewed New Shepard launch.
Space News: Blue Origin launches Bezos on first crewed New Shepard flight.
Space News: 'Woohoo!' Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first passengers revel in their launch to space.

SpaceCom: Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos launch on New Shepard: Live updates.
SpaceCom: Aviation pioneer Wally Funk, the oldest person to fly in space, can't wait to go back after Blue Origin launch.
SpaceCom: New Shepard astronauts rave about suborbital spaceflight experience as Bezos faces backlash.

Collect Space: Jeff Bezos launches on Blue Origin's first New Shepard crewed flight.
Collect Space: Jeff Bezos flew aviation artifacts, Skittles on Blue Origin spaceflight.

Spaceflight Now: Bezos and excited crewmates eager for blastoff Tuesday.
Spaceflight Now: Live coverage: Blue Origin launches its first crew flight to edge of space.
Spaceflight Now: Bezos flies to space on Blue Origin’s first crew launch.

Ars Technica: Blue Origin successfully completes its first human launch [Updated].

NewsWeek: Jeff Bezos Thanks Amazon Workers, Customers After Space Trip: 'You Guys Paid for All This'.
FNN: Bezos’ comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke.

The Guardian: Why does Jeff Bezos’s rocket look like that? An inquiry.

SpaceCom: Blue Origin will launch 2 more passenger spaceflights this year after 1st astronaut launch success.
Geek Wire: After Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin sees a ‘robust pipeline’ of future paying spacefliers.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin’s suborbital space ticket sales are nearing $100M, Jeff Bezos says.
The Wall Street Journal: Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Targets Bigger Space Goals.

Politico: Is Washington ready for space tourism to take off?
Forbes: Billionaire Space Race Tax Proposed By House Democrat.
24 News: House Democrat proposes space tourism tax.
SpaceCom: Oregon congressman proposes new space tourism tax.

PhysOrg: Environmental concerns grow as space tourism lifts off.
The Guardian: How the billionaire space race could be one giant leap for pollution.
NewsWeek: Jeff Bezos, Now an Astronaut, Calls for Moving 'All Polluting Industry' Into Space.

USA Today: Bezos, Blue Origin crew ride in Rivian electric vehicle on their way to space launch.
The Verge: Jeff Bezos’ brief trip to space was also a commercial for Rivian.
The Wall Street Journal: How Jeff Bezos’ Space Watch Became a Marketing Win for Omega.
Collect Space: Skittles is celebrating its flight into space with limited Zero-G packs.

Filmpjes:
Blue Origin: Replay: First Human Flight Pre-Launch Mission Briefing.
Blue Origin: Replay - New Shepard First Human Flight.
Blue Origin: Replay - First Human Flight Post-Flight Press Conference.

Volkssterrenwacht Urania: Bezos in Space.

SciNews: Blue Origin NS-16: New Shepard’s First Human Flight.
SciNews: Wally Funk receives astronaut wings.


China lanceert remote sensing satellieten.
NasaSpaceFlight: China tests fairing recovery technologies on Long March 2C launch with four satellites.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches New Remote-Sensing Satellites.
SciNews: Long March-2C launches Yaogan-30-10 and Tianqi-15.


Rocket Lab vindt fout van Electron falen.
Rocket Lab: Rocket Lab Completes Anomaly Review, Next Mission on the Pad in July.
Space News: Rocket Lab identifies cause of Electron failure.

Parabolic Arc: Rocket Lab, Vector Acquisition Set Date for Vote on Merging, Going Public.


Commercial Crew – Starliner OFT-2 is klaar voor lancering op 30 juli.
NASA: Starliner, Atlas V Assembled at Launch Site for Next Commercial Crew Flight Test.
NASA: Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Secured Atop an Atlas V Rocket.
Boeing: Starliner Leaves Factory, Integrates with Atlas V Rocket.
NASA: Flight Readiness Review Begins for NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2.
NASA: Flight Readiness Concludes for Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2.

Space News: Starliner cleared for second uncrewed test flight.

Spaceflight Now: Boeing crew capsule mounted on Atlas 5 rocket for unpiloted test flight.
Spaceflight Now: NASA clears Boeing Starliner for launch on second unpiloted test flight.

Spacepage: Cruciale testvlucht voor Starliner ruimtecapsule.

Filmpjes:
Boeing: Boeing Starliner Rolls Out of the Factory, Is Integrated to Atlas V for OFT-2 Mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: Boeing Starliner Spacecraft for OFT-2 Departs Processing Facility for Journey to Launch Site.
NASA: OFT-2 Flight Readiness Review Media Teleconference.


ISS – Crew Dragon Crew 2 maakt plaats voor Starliner OFT-2.
Teslarati: SpaceX Crew Dragon set to make room for Boeing’s Starliner do-over.

NasaSpaceFlight: Dragon Endeavour performs port relocation to clear way for Starliner.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX crew capsule relocated outside space station before Boeing mission.

Filmpjes:
NASA: SpaceX Crew Dragon Relocates at the International Space Station.
SciNews: SpaceX Crew-2 Dragon relocation.
NASA: Houston We Have a Podcast: Go Starliner!


ISS – Nauka in de problemen, op weg naar het ruimtestation.
TASS: Nauka module to be launched to ISS on Wednesday.
TASS: Nauka module passed over 700 tests at Baikonur launch center.
TASS: Russia’s Proton-M carrier rocket with Nauka research lab blasts off from Baikonur;
TASS: Russia’s Nauka module separates from Proton-M carrier in flight to orbital outpost.

Roscosmos: Nauka in orbit!
Roscosmos: Specialists conducted test corrections of the Nauka module orbit.
Roscosmos: Dmitry Rogozin held a meeting on MLM flight program.
Roscosmos: Mission Control Center conducted two orbit corrections of the Nauka module.
Roscosmos: MCC conducted two more Nauka module orbit corrections.

Spaceflight Now: Russian lab module set for launch to space station Wednesday.
Spaceflight Now: Russian science lab heads for International Space Station.

NasaSpaceFlight: Nauka science module launches to ISS.
Space News: Russia launches Nauka module to International Space Station.

Parabolic Arc: Russian Space Station Module Runs into Trouble in Orbit.
SpaceCom: Russia delays detaching old space station docking port while testing new research module in orbit.
Parabolic Arc: Russians Fire Nauka’s Engines to Adjust Module’s Orbit.

Een goede link om up to date te blijven is deze link naar het NSF Forum.ESA: De European Robotic Arm is in de ruimte gelanceerd.

Over die Europese robotarm ERA:
ESA: A European Robotic Arm to handle the Space Station.
Een brochure over ERA in het Nederlands vind je hier (PDF).
ESA Explores (podcast): ERA for astronauts.

Filmpjes:
Space Center Yuzhny: Proton en NAUKA naar het lanceerplatform.
Roscosmos TV: De lancering van NAUKA.
NASA: Expedition 65 Nauka MLM Launch Coverage - July 21, 2021.

SciNews: Proton-M ready to launch Nauka.
SciNews: Nauka launched by Proton-M.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Simulation and Station Maintenance Preface a Busy Week for the Crew.
NASA Space Station Blog: Mission Prep Heats Up Amid Science and Medical Studies.
NASA Space Station Blog: Coverage Underway for Crew-2 Port Relocation.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Dragon Endeavour Has Re-Docked to Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: Watch Live as Russian Science Module Launches to Space Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: Liftoff! Multipurpose Laboratory Module “Nauka” Launches to Space Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crewmembers Focus on Science and Prepare for Upcoming Dockings and Undockings.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crewmembers Finish Science Experiments.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/16/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/19/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/20/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/21/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/22/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/23/2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 19, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Cool Flames: 07/23/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly -July 23, 2021.
NASA: Expedition 65 inflight Event with Ryan's World Youtube Channel - July 22, 2021.
NASA: Expedition 65 inflight with France 24 Television - July 22, 2021.


Nieuws v/d FAA.
FAA: FAA Activates System to Track Space Launch, Reentry Vehicles.
Space News: FAA begins use of system to reduce impact of launches on airspace.

FAA: FAA Opens Houston Space Safety Office to Increase Oversight of Texas and New Mexico Operations.

Space News: FAA revises criteria for commercial astronaut wings.
Parabolic Arc: FAA Issues Requirements for Commercial and Honorary Space Astronaut Wings.
Geek Wire: Who’s an astronaut? FAA weighs in on a murky issue for suborbital space travelers.
BBC: Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says.
Het FAA-document in kwestie vind je hier (PDF).


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NasaSpaceFlight: Shuttle firing room veterans preparing to help launch Artemis 1.
NasaSpaceFlight: Boeing working on multiple Cores, first EUS hardware for Artemis missions 2-4.
NasaSpaceFlight: SLS engineering tests to accompany pre-launch checkouts for Artemis 1.

ESA: Pieces coming together for Artemis 1 launch.


Artemis – Naar de Maan.
Parabolic Arc: Astrobotic Wins Two NASA Prizes for Lunar Power Infrastructure.
Spacewatch: Masten develops Moon positioning and navigation network.


SpaceX – Starship – Eerst static fire Booster 3 geslaagd.
Teslarati: SpaceX tops off Starship launch tower during Blue Origin crew launch briefing.
Teslarati: SpaceX Super Heavy booster aces static fire test on the first try.

NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 3 fires up for the first time.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: GSE-5 Tank Work Continues as a New Forward Dome is Sleeved | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Booster BN3 First Static Fire.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 3 Static Fires for the First Time | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: New Raptor Boost Engine "R2B2" Delivered for Super Heavy | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Raptor Engine Removed from Super Heavy Booster 3 | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Pathfinder Nosecone with Payload Bay Spotted | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Raptor Engines Shipped Back to McGregor as GSE Tanks Progress | Starship Boca Chica.


Mars – InSight kijkt in het binnenste van de Rode Planeet.
NASA: NASA's InSight Reveals the Deep Interior of Mars.
Sky & Telescope: NASA’s InSight reveals first look inside Mars.


Mars – Perseverance klaar voor eerste bodemmonster.
NASA: Signs of Life on Mars? NASA's Perseverance Rover Begins the Hunt.
NASA: NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First Sample.

ScienceMag: NASA’s Perseverance rover to drill first samples of martian rock.
Spaceflight Now: Mars rover gearing up for first sample collection work.
SpaceCom: NASA's Perseverance rover gears up to capture its 1st Mars rock sample.

VRTNWS: Marsrover Perseverance gaat monsters van rotsen op Mars nemen.

Filmpje:
SciNews: Perseverance’s first sample location.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Venus:
EurekAlert: The weather forecast for Venus.
NASA: Podcast: Gravity Assist: Onward to Venus, with Lori Glaze.

Maan:
Popular Mechanics: 50 Years Later, the Soviet Union’s Luna Program Might Get a Reboot.
ASU: NASA funds hopper to explore lunar polar craters.
Astronomy: Solar-powered Moon rovers will help scientists seek lunar ice.
Parabolic Arc: ispace Begins Final Assembly of Lunar Lander Flight Model Ahead of First Mission

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3180-3182: Wrapping Up at Pontours.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3183-3184: A 'Pressing' Situation.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3185-3187: A Pivoted Plan!
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3187-3189: Examining a Linear Ridge.
ESA: ExoMars orbiter continues hunt for key signs of life on Mars.
SpaceCom: Europe's Mars orbiter finds no trace of methane on Red Planet.
SpaceCom: Mars helicopter Ingenuity gearing up for 10th Red Planet flight this weekend.
PhysOrg: Martian global dust storm ended winter early in the south.
ESA: Better understanding of Earth’s atmospheric chemistry from studying Mars?

Jupiter:
NASA: NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Europa Clipper Mission.
Space News: Falcon Heavy to launch Europa Clipper.
The Verge: NASA’s Europa Clipper will fly on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy.


Hubble Space Telescope is weer aan het werk.
NASA: Hubble Returns to Full Science Observations and Releases New Images.


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