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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/31–558

Een recordlange Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart is (alweer) een bewijs dat er momenteel in de ruimtevaart veel aan het gebeuren is. Dat nieuws leek lange tijd overschaduwd te worden door de problemen met NAUKA welke het ISS dan toch in grotere problemen ebracht heeft dan oorspronkelijk werd gezegd. Er is weer uitstel voor Boeings Starliner, waar raket en capsule terug naar binnen moesten wegens een probleem met een klep in het propulsiesysteem van Starliner. Maar er was ook heel even een zicht op de toekomst toen SpaceX op zijn Starbase voor korte tijd een Starship boven op een Super Heavy plaatste. Maar er moet eerst nog getest worden en papierwerk in orde gebracht worden vooraleer we kunnen aftellen naar een eerste orbitale lancering. Dat en nog echt veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De ongeveer 120 meter hoge combinatie van Super Heavy en met hittetegeltjes bedekte Starship. Foto: SpaceX.


Lancering Chinese Hyperbola loopt voor de tweede maal fout af.
Space News: Mystery surrounds Chinese private rocket launch attempt.
SpaceCom: Chinese startup iSpace fails to reach orbit again with Hyperbola-1 rocket.
NasaSpaceFlight: Chinese commercial rocket Hyperbola-1 fails in Return to Flight attempt.
Spaceflight Now: Chinese commercial launcher fails during climb to orbit.


Chinese LM-6 lanceert twee prototypes van een LEO-comsat.
NasaSpaceFlight: China places two KL-Beta satellites into orbit .
Spaceflight Now: Chinese rocket launches two small satellites to test communications tech.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China successfully sends two multimedia satellites into orbit.
SciNews: Long March-6 launches two KL-Beta satellites.


Chinese LM-3B lanceert militaire communicatiesatelliet.
ECNS: China launches Zhongxing-2E satellite.
Pandaily: Chinese Space Program Launches Zhongxing-2E Satellite from Xichang Facility in Sichuan Province.
Space News: China launches Zhongxing-2E communications satellite.
NasaSpaceFlight: China launches Zhongxing-2E on Long March 3B.
Spaceflight Now: Keeping up busy launch schedule, China launches military telecom satellite.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China launches Zhongxing-2E satellite.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches ChinaSat-2E (ZhongXing-2E).


Commercial Crew – Lancering Starliner OFT-2 voor onbepaalde tijd uitgesteld.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: Earliest Launch Opportunity for NASA’s Boeing OFT-2 Mission is Aug. 3.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: Orbital Flight Test-2 Starliner, Atlas V Roll Back to Vertical Integration Facility.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: Targeting Aug. 3 for Orbital Flight Test-2 Launch.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: NASA’s Boeing OFT-2: Weather 60% Favorable for Aug. 3 Launch.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: Orbital Flight Test-2 Starliner, Atlas V Roll Return to Launch Pad.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: Station Gears up for U.S. Crew and Cargo Spaceships.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: NASA’s Boeing OFT-2: Launch Scrubbed for Aug. 3. Attempt.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: NASA, Boeing Standing Down on Aug. 4 Starliner Launch Attempt.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: NASA, Boeing Continue Starliner Data Analysis.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: Boeing Starliner Returned to Vertical Integration Facility for Testing.
NASA Starliner OFT-2 Blog: NASA, Boeing Continue to Work Toward Understanding Starliner Service Module Valve Performance Issue.

Space News: Starliner resets for next launch attempt after ISS problems.
SpaceCom: Boeing's Starliner capsule rolls out to launch pad again (photos).
Spaceflight Now: Boeing crew capsule set for launch Tuesday on test flight to space station.
Space News: Starliner glitch delays launch.
Parabolic Arc: Next Boeing Starliner Launch Could be Weeks to Months Away.

BBC News: Boeing's Starliner spacecraft: A guide.

Filmpjes:
ULA: Rocket Talk: Atlas V Starliner OFT-2.
Boeing: Boeing Starliner Rolled to Pad for OFT-2 Launch.
SciNews: Atlas V ready to launch Starliner OFT-2.


ISS – Situatie met Nauka was erger dan NASA liet uitschijnen.
NY Times: It Was His Day Off. Then the Space Station Went for a Spin.
SpaceCom: Space station situation with Russian module misfire more serious than stated: report.
Spaceflight Now: In battle with Russian lab module, space station ‘brought a knife to a gun fight’.
TASS: Roscosmos slams attempts to link Starliner launch delay with Nauka module as inappropriate.
TASS: Orbital outpost undamaged in incident with Nauka module docking — Roscosmos.
FNN: Impact of space station spin requires study, official says.
EuroNews: The ISS flipped 540 degrees in last week's Nauka thruster incident. NASA said it was only 45.
IEEE Spectrum: Space Station Incident Demands Independent Investigation A space expert warns NASA's safety culture may be eroding again.
TASS: Nauka module docking incident caused by guidance algorithms — Roscosmos.

SpaceCom: Astronaut captures sparkling 'shooting star' video as Russian space station module falls to Earth.

Ars Technica: Nauka module’s near miss raises concerns about future of space station.
SpaceCom: NASA, Russia stress that space partnership remains strong after Nauka incident at space station.

Filmpje:
Scott Manley: The International Space Station's Accidental Spin Visualized.


ISS – Kosmonauten tonen binnenkant Nauka.
Roscosmos: Hatches between Nauka and ISS are open.
Roscosmos: Work continues with Nauka module.

TASS: Russian cosmonauts publish video tour of new ISS module Nauka.
TASS: Russia’s new space research lab to more than double experiments in orbit.
TASS: Russia to re-park Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft to new Nauka research lab in September.
TASS: Russian cosmonauts to make two spacewalks in September.

Filmpjes:
Roscosmos: Een samenvatting van het rendez-vous en koppeling.
Roscosmos: Kosmonauten open het luik met Nauka.


ISS – Druk in Zvezda weer gezakt.
Roscosmos: Information statement.
Reuters: Russia reports pressure drop in space station service module.


Virgin Galactic verkoopt weer tickets. Prijs: 450.000 dollar. Eerste vluchten eind 2022.
Spaceflight Now: Virgin Galactic re-opens ticket sales, first commercial flight slips to late ’22.
SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic is selling tickets to space again, now for $450,000 per seat.
The Verge: Virgin Galactic reopens ticket sales starting at $450K per seat.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic Raises Ticket Prices to $450,000, Delays Commercial Flights 2 Quarters, and Reports $94 Million 2nd Quarter Net Loss.
Market Watch: Virgin Galactic stock rallies as Wall Street hails space-tourism seat sales as a ‘milestone’.


ISS – Inspiration4.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s historic private astronaut launch debut gets its own Netflix documentary.
SpaceCom: Netflix will co-produce a documentary about SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission.
VOX: Streaming space tourism is the new reality TV.

Filmpje:
Time: Inspiration4 Mission: Everything You Need to Know | TIME.
Time: Inspiration4: Inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon | TIME.


ISS – Soyuz MS 19 – The Movie.
Space News: New details of Russian “movie in space” emerge as producers seek funding.
SpaceSleuth: The ISS-66 back-up crew were "launched′′ to the ISS, for the first time.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Targeting Aug. 3 for Orbital Flight Test-2 Launch.
NASA Space Station Blog: Station Gears up for U.S. Crew and Cargo Spaceships.
NASA Space Station Blog: Starliner Stands Down, Station Crew Works Physics and Nauka Transfers.
NASA Space Station Blog: Science, Spacewalk Work During U.S. Resupply Ship Preps.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/26/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/27/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/28/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/29/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/02/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/03/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/04/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/05/2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 26, 2021.
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of August 2, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
ESA: A hundred days of science for Thomas.

TASS: Russian spacecraft to use one-orbit path to reach orbital outpost within 2 hours.
RussianSpaceWeb: One-orbit Rendezvous Scheme Possibly to be Tested during Progress MS-20 Launch.

SpaceLink: SpaceLink Selected to Fly Demo on International Space Station.
Space News: SpaceLink to improve International Space Station comms with relay satellites.
The Science Times: US Tracking and Data Relay Satellite: SpaceLink To Improve International Space Station Comms.

Space News: Former NASA official joins Nanoracks to lead commercial space station work.

NY Post: Brainless slime named ‘the Blob’ flying to space to study weightlessness.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Around the Bend: 08/06/2021.
ESA: Mini-tour de la Station Spatiale Internationale avec Thomas Pesquet.
ESA: Banjo time with Thomas Pesquet! #shorts.
NASA Podcast Gravity Assist: Gravity Assist: Freaky Physics on the Space Station, with Ethan Elliott.


ISS – Over het nieuwe Russian Orbital Service Station.
Roscosmos: Roscosmos Scientific and Technical Council on ISS operation after 2024.
TASS: NASA sees possibility of using International Space Station until at least 2028.
TASS: New orbital station to become evolutionary step in Moon, Mars development program.


CSS – Nieuws uit het Chinese ruimtestation.
SpaceCom: Tiangong: astronauts are working on China's new space station — here's what to expect.
ECNS: Astronauts preparing for another spacewalk.

ECNS: Tianhe astronauts use free time to watch ping-pong and exercise.
Global Times: Shenzhou-12 taikonauts catching up with Tokyo Olympics from space.

Space News: China’s space station emerges as competitor to commercial ventures.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: Chinese taikonauts take blood samples from each other in space to test physical conditions.
CCTV: Chinese Astronauts Conduct Experiments in Space Station.
Dongfang Hour: Everything You Need to Know about the Chinese Space Station.

En nog een mooie:
Thierry Legault: Solar transit of China's Tiangong Space Station, July 27 2021, France.


Nog even wachten op Indische Gaganyaan.
The Hindu: First uncrewed mission of Gaganyaan programme not possible in Dec: ISRO.


Artemis – SLS.
NASA: NASA Continues RS-25 Testing with Sixth Installment at Stennis Space Center.
Beelden van de test vind je hier.

NSS: NSS Space Forum - NASA's Space Launch System: Countdown to Launch (filmpje).


Artemis – HLS.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s NASA Starship contract prevails over frivolous Blue Origin, Dynetics protests.
Spaceflight Now: GAO dismisses lunar lander contract protests.
The Space Review: Relaunching a lunar lander program.

The Science Times: Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Says NASA Made The Wrong Decision For Choosing Elon Musk's SpaceX.
Parabolic Arc: Blue Origin Says: SpaceX’s Starship Lander Too Complex & Risky.


NASA zoekt mensen voor Marssimulatie.
NASA: NASA is Recruiting for Yearlong Simulated Mars Mission.
Gizmodo: NASA’s Year-Long Simulated Mission to Mars Would Probably Kick Your Ass.
VRTNWS: NASA zoekt "astronauten" die jaar lang een missie op Mars willen simuleren.


SpaceX – Starship – Heel even Super Heavy en Starship in volle glorie.
Teslarati: SpaceX outfits first orbital-class Starship booster with grid fins, Raptor engines.
Teslarati: SpaceX installs more than two dozen Super Heavy Raptor engines in one night.
Ars Technica: SpaceX installed 29 Raptor engines on a Super Heavy rocket last night.
SpaceCom: SpaceX installs 29 engines on giant Super Heavy Mars rocket (photos).
Teslarati: SpaceX reveals first orbital Starship with six Raptor engines.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starbase Surge sees SpaceX speed ahead with Booster 4 and Ship 20.
Space News: SpaceX surges Starship work despite FAA environmental review uncertainty.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX installs booster on launch pad, stacks orbital Starship to full height.
SpaceCom: SpaceX lifts huge Super Heavy rocket onto launch stand (photos).
Teslarati: SpaceX is about to stack Starship on a Super Heavy booster for the first time.
Teslarati: SpaceX ‘sleeves’ Starship-derived propellant tank for the first time – here’s why.
SpaceCom: SpaceX stacks Starship atop massive booster for 1st time to make the world's tallest rocket.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Orbital Launch Table Lifted Onto Mount - Grid Fin Installed on Super Heavy B4 | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 4 Fully Stacked in the High Bay | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: 29 Raptor Engines Installed on Super Heavy Booster 4 Overnight | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: (live): Super Heavy Booster 4 rolls to pad with 29 Raptor engines.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 4 Rolled Out to the Launch Site | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: (live): Super Heavy Booster 4 Lifted to Orbital Launch Table.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 4 Lifted onto the Orbital Launch Pad | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: (live): Starship Rollout as Ship 20 Heads to the Pad for Stacking on Booster 4.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 Rolls Out to the Orbital Launch Site to be Stacked on Booster 4 | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: (live): Starship Prototype Ship 20 Stacked on Super Heavy.
NasaSpaceFlight: Raptor Engines Removed from Ship 20 | SpaceX Boca Chica.

Everyday Astronaut: Starbase Factory Tour with Elon Musk [Part 1].
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship update: Booster on launch pad | First Orbital Starship with six Raptor Engines.


Mars – Perseverance faalt in verzamelen eerste bodemmonster.
NASA: NASA's Perseverance Team Assessing First Mars Sampling Attempt.
SpaceCom: NASA's 1st attempt to collect Mars samples with Perseverance rover comes up empty.

Enkele foto’s.
NASA: Perseverance Sample Tube No. 233.
NASA: Sample Tube in Perseverance's Coring Drill.
NASA: Perseverance's Drill Hole for First Sample Collection Attempt.
NASA: Perseverance's Navigation Camera Image of First Borehole.
NASA: Building a Mars Treasure Chest, One Test Tube at a Time.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Venus:
ESA: ESA gets ready for double Venus flyby.
ESA: BepiColombo Venus flyby (filmpje).
ESA: Solar Orbiter’s second Venus flyby (filmpje).
Sky & Telescope: Two space probes to pass by Venus next week.

Aarde:
ESA: Smoke billows from fires in Turkey.
ESA: Mediterranean continues to bake.
De Standaard: Vanuit de ruimte: zo zien Europese bosbranden eruit door ogen van satelliet.
NOAA: JMA's Himawari-8 Imagery of Typhoon (filmpje).
NOAA: GOES-16 Captures Spider Lightning.
OnOrbit: Waste Products Of Australian Aluminium Smelting Seen From Orbit.
ESA: Russia’s forests store more carbon than previously thought.
ESA: Satellites reveal how forests increase cloud and cool climate.
Space News: Europe’s meteorological satellite agency makes first commercial data acquisition.
Via Satellite: Satellite Data’s Role in the Fight Against Climate Change.

Maan:
NASA: CAPSTONE’s CubeSat Prepares for Lunar Flight.
Space News: Rocket Lab shifts CAPSTONE launch to New Zealand.
Universe Today: NASA is Going Ahead With a Hopping Lander to Explore the Lunar Surface.
GPS World: Masten to develop beacon navigation system for the Moon.
NASA: NASA Identifies Likely Locations of the Early Molten Moon’s Deep Secrets.
Space News: Japanese lunar lander company ispace raises $46 million.

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Update: Sols 3194-3196: Housekeeping Please!
NASA Curiosity Status Update: Sols 3197-3198: Lots of Little Nodules.
NASA Curiosity Status Update: Sols 3199-3200: Kicking off (Earth) Year 10.
NASA Curiosity Status Update: Sols 3201-3203: We Are Safe on Mars!
SpaceCom: 9 years on Mars! Curiosity rover marks another anniversary.
NASA: North-By-Northwest for Ingenuity’s 11th Flight.
SpaceCom: Ingenuity Mars helicopter gearing up for 11th Red Planet flight.
SpaceCom: Mars helicopter Ingenuity scores another safe flight on Red Planet.
ECNS: China's Mars rover travels over 800 meters on red planet.
CCTV: China's Zhurong Rover Runs Through Complicated Terrain on Mars (filmpje).
CCTV: China's Mars Mission to Start Global Remote Sensing (filmpje).
SciNews: Tianwen-1 and Zhurong – a new phase of Mars exploration (filmpje).

ESA: Science in motion for ExoMars twin rover.
VRTNWS: 'Ondergrondse meren' van vloeibaar water op Mars hoe langer hoe onwaarschijnlijker.

Jupiter:
NASA: Jupiter Auroral Heating (filmpje).
NASA: Juno Celebrates 10 Years With a New View of Jovian Moon Ganymede.
SpaceCom: Happy birthday, Juno! NASA's Jupiter probe launched 10 years ago today.

Ceres:
The Daily Galaxy: Ceres –A New Look at the Relic Ocean World.

Trojanen:
NASA: NASA Begins Launch Preparations for First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids.


Measat-3 gaat verloren.
Het begon een maand geleden. Space News: Malaysia’s Measat-3 satellite tumbling in GEO.
Satellite Today: Measat to De-Orbit Measat-3 After Confirming Total Loss of Satellite.


James Webb Space Telescope. Roman Space Telescope. Hubble Space Telescope.
Ars Technica: NASA science chief says it’s OK to be “worried” or “terrified” about Webb.
Many Worlds: The Many Ways The James Webb Space Telescope Could Fail.
Spacepage: Maak kennis met de James Webb Space Telescope.

PhysOrg: Ground system for NASA's Roman Space Telescope moves into development.

NASA: Hubble Spots Squabbling Galactic Siblings.

Nog dit:
NASA: Lyman Spitzer: Making Space For Hubble (The 75th anniversary of the publication that paved the way for space telescopes).
Een bijbehorend filmpje vind je hier.


ESA – Ariane VI Astris Kick Stage en Vega E.
ESA: ESA advances Vega rocket evolution beyond 2025.
Via Satellite: Avio to Develop Vega-E Launcher for ESA .

ESA: Ariane 6 targets new missions with Astris kick stage.
Spacewatch: Arianegroup Germany gives Ariane VI a new kick-stage: Astris.

Filmpje:
ESA: Astris kick stage for Ariane 6.


ESA Boost!.
ESA: ESA’s Boost! fosters new launch and in-orbit services.


ESA – Herbruikbare raketten.
Spacewatch: Polaris signs Aurora spaceplance contract with German Bundeswehr.

Daily Mail: Porsche enters the space race! Luxury car manufacturer invests $75 million in a German rocket start-up looking to take on Blue Origin, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic.
Business AM: Porsche zet zich achter raketbedrijf Isar, het Duitse antwoord op SpaceX.

PhysOrg: German startups launch mini-rocket challenge to SpaceX and co.

CNES: Prometheus: Allumez le feu!

Wat oudere artikels
Politico: Europe’s lack of rocket ‘audacity’ leaves it scrambling in the space race.
EC: The mission to build a reusable launcher for Europe.

Zie ook de website: https://www.small-launcher.eu/ 

ESA: Rocket tanks of carbon fibre reinforced plastic proven possible.


Rocket Lab en zijn faciliteiten.
Rocket Lab: Rocket Lab | Global Facilities Tour (filmpje).


Blue Origin – Over New Glenn, ULA,  en project Jarvis.
Ars Technica: Increasingly, the ULA-Blue Origin marriage is an unhappy on.
Ars Technica: Blue Origin’s powerful BE-4 engine is more than four years late—here’s why.
Space News: Tory Bruno says the challenges with BE-4 are real but the engine is moving forward.

Ars Technica: Blue Origin has a secret project named “Jarvis” to compete with SpaceX.


SpaceX-nieuws.
SpaceCom: Elon Musk unveils SpaceX's newest drone ship for rocket landings at sea.
Teslarati: Elon Musk reveals SpaceX’s newest rocket-recovery drone ship.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first “Version 3” drone ship arrives at Port Canaveral.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX welcomes A Shortfall of Gravitas, shuffles Of Course I Still Love You west.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s fourth Falcon booster delivery this year hints at rare production uptick.
Space News: SpaceX or ULA to launch future Space Development Agency satellites.
SpaceCom: SpaceX retires giant net boats that caught rocket nose cones.
Teslarati: SpaceX schedules first West Coast Starlink launch after a quiet July.
Parabolic Arc: AST SpaceMobile Awards Launch Contract to SpaceX.
Space News: Planet and SpaceX announce multiyear launch agreement.


Meer raketnieuws uit Amerika.
SpaceCom: Small-launch startup Astra aiming for 300 missions per year by 2025.
Space News: Astra to make next orbital launch attempt in late August for the Space Force.

Bizjournals: Space race heats up: Firefly sets tentative date for first rocket launch.
Firefly: Firefly to Become the Premier Supplier of Rocket Engines and Spaceflight Components for the Emerging New Space Industry.

Spacewatch: RUAG continues to build fairings for Atlas and Vulcan Centaur.

Spaceport America: Spaceport America Interview with Wayne Monteith (filmpje). Onder andere over de rol van de FAA.


Raketnieuws uit Azië.
Innovative Perspective: China is COPYING SpaceX?! Chinese STARSHIP Clone & more! (video).
Space News: Chinese rocket companies are preparing for hop tests.
Global Times: China's reusable suborbital spacecraft makes successful maiden flight.
Space News: Chinese space firm launches and lands small test rocket (Nebula M).
Parabolic Arc: Chinese Company Completes Hop of New Booster Nebula M-1.

Popular Mechanics: China Launched a Little Baby Version of the X-37B Spaceplane.

Space News: Chinese rocket company Space Pioneer secures major funding ahead of first launch.

Parabolic Arc: Watch China’s Interstellar Glory Space (iSpace) Test Grid Fins for Reusable Hyperbola-2 Booster.

Japan Today: Japan successfully tests rocket engine propelled by new technology.
Japan Times: Japanese private rocket MOMO launched successfully.
Akihabara News: Interstellar Nails Third Rocket Launch (MOMO).


Raketnieuws uit Rusland.
TASS: Russia to develop parachute system for recoverable space rocket stages.

TASS: US government okays deal to buy Russian rocket engines, Roscosmos reports.


Om af te ronden: “The Fallen Astronaut” levensgroot in Antwerpen.
ATV: Levensgrote replica van 'Fallen Astronaut' onthuld..


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