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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/32–559

Het ISS werd altijd naar voor geschoven als een omgeving waar de Verenigde Staten, Rusland, Europa, Japan en Canada bleven samenwerken, wat er op Aarde ook mocht gebeuren. In die samenwerking beginnen zich nu barstjes te vertonen. Letterlijke en figuurlijke. Enkele jaren geleden bleek er “plots” een gat te zijn in een Soyuz-capsule. Nu beschuldigen de Russen een Amerikaanse astronaute dat ze met opzet gaten zou geboord hebben om sneller thuis te geraken. Een beschuldiging die bij de Amerikanen niet echt in goede aarde is gevallen.

De problemen met Nauka – de nieuwe Russische module voor het ISS – worden dan wel geminimaliseerd, maar Rusland heeft hier niet echt gescoord. Als klap op de vuurpijl stelde Rogozin – het hoofd van het Russische ruimtevaartagentschap – voor dat Russische experts Boeing zouden helpen bij hun problemen met Starliner. Starliner – een capsule die ooit astronauten naar het ISS moet brengen – heeft blijkbaar problemen met de kleppen in het propulsiesysteem. De lancering is nu voor onbepaalde tijd uitgesteld.

Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Starliner OFT-2 staat hier nog boven de Atlas V op het lanceerplatform. Ondertussen staat alles binnen en werd de capsule verwijderd voor verder onderzoek naar het probleem met de vastgelopen brandstofkleppen. De lancering is voor onbepaalde tijd uitgesteld Foto: ULA.


Indische lancering loopt fout. Aardobservatiesatelliet gaat verloren.
The Hindu: Countdown for launch of EOS-03 satellite begins: ISRO.
The Hindu: Explained | The failure to launch ISRO’s Geo-Imaging Satellite GISAT-1.

Space News: Indian GSLV launch fails.
NasaSpaceFlight: India’s GSLV fails on long-delayed EOS-03 mission.
Spaceflight Now: Indian rocket failure blamed on upper stage malfunction.

Spacepage: Indiase aardobservatiesatelliet gaat verloren tijdens lancering.

Filmpjes: 
ISRO: Watch Live: Launch of EOS-03 onboard GSLV-F10.
SciNews: GSLV-F10 fails to launch EOS-03.


ISS – Antares-raket lanceert Cygnus bevoorradingsmodule.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Set to Launch 16th Cargo Delivery Mission to the International Space Station.
NASA: NASA Science, Cargo Launches on Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission.

Collect Space: Space station cargo ship named after first Asian-American astronaut.

Spaceflight Now: Antares launch timeline on the NG-16 mission.

Space News: Antares launches NG-16 Cygnus space station cargo spacecraft.
NasaSpaceFlight: S.S. Ellison Onizuka Cygnus mission launches safely to ISS.
SpaceCom: Antares rocket launches heaviest Cygnus cargo ship ever to space station for NASA.
Spaceflight Now: Northrop Grumman launches commercial resupply mission to space station.

NASA: Experiment Bound For Space Station Turns Down the Heat.
ISS National Lab: Northrop Grumman CRS-16 Mission Overview.
ISS National Lab: ISS National Lab-Sponsored Investigations Ready for Flight on Northrop Grumman CRS-16.
Space News: DoD experiment flying to International Space Station to collect data for missile-tracking sensors.

FNN: Space station supplies launched with a pizza delivery for 7.
The Hill: Pizza, cheese smorgasbord in latest shipment to space station.

Filmpjes:
Northrop Grumman: Meet NG-16: The S.S. Ellison Onizuka.
NASA: Media Telecon: Northrop Grumman's 16th Commercial Resupply Services Mission.
NASA: Watch the Launch of Northrop Grumman's Resupply Mission to the International Space Station.
SciNews: NG-16 Antares launches S.S. Ellison Onizuka Cygnus.


ISS – Cygnus-capsule arriveert bij het ruimtestation.
NasaSpaceFlight: NG-16 arrives at ISS, Northrop Grumman talks Cygnus’ future use.
SpaceCom: Cygnus cargo ship arrives at International Space Station with its biggest NASA haul ever.
Spaceflight Now: Cygnus supply ship arrives at space station with four tons of cargo.

Filmpje:
NASA: Expedition 65 Norhtrop Grumman CRS-16 vehicle Capture - August 12, 2021.
NASA: Expedition 65 Northrop Gromman Cygnus CRS-16 Installation - August 12, 2021.
ESA: Capturing a Cgynus spacecraft (vanuit het standpunt van de astronauten in de Cupola).
SciNews: NG-16 S.S. Ellison Onizuka Cygnus capture.
SciNews: NG 16 S S Ellison Onizuka Cygnus berthing.


Commercial Crew – Het is nog (lang) wachten op Starliner OFT-2. Capsule terug naar af.
NASA OFT-2 Blog: NASA, Boeing Make Progress on Starliner Valve Issue.
NASA OFT-2 Blog: NASA, Boeing to Move Starliner to Production Facility for Propulsion System Evaluation.

Spaceflight Now: Boeing continues Starliner valve troubleshooting.
Gizmodo: What in the Hell Is Going on With Boeing’s Starliner?

Popular Mechanics: When Will Starliner Fly? What You Need to Know About the Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 Mission.
Space News: Starliner investigation continues.

NASA: NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test-2.
NASA Watch: NASA And Boeing Will Hold A "Space-Is-Hard" Media Event Today.

NASA: Media Telecon: NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Starliner's Orbital Flight Test-2 (audio).
SciNews: Status of the Starliner OFT-2 spacecraft (filmpje – samenvatting).

Boeing: Starliner Returning to Factory to Resolve Valve Issue.
Space News: Starliner test flight faces months-long delay.
The Verge: Boeing Starliner launch delayed again as it returns to the factory for troubleshooting.
Spaceflight Now: Boeing opts to haul Starliner back to hangar, delays flight indefinitely.
Gizmodo: Boeing Starliner Malfunction Potentially Caused by Florida's Humid Air, Investigators Say.

Rogozin (hoofd van het Russische ruimtevaartagentschap) heeft in een tweet al laten weten dat de Russische experts bereid zijn om te komen helpen.


ISS – Het lek in Soyuz (2018), de leugendetector en Russische beschuldigingen.
TASS: NASA astronauts reject lie detector test in Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft hole probe — source.
TASS: Hole in Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft drilled by someone unfamiliar with its design — source.

Ars Technica: Russia’s space program just threw a NASA astronaut under the bus.
NASA Watch: It Is Time to Grow Up, Roscosmos.

Ars Technica: NASA stands by its astronaut after incendiary Russian claims.
SpaceCom: Russian space officials try to blame NASA astronaut for Soyuz air leak in 2018: report.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Relaxing Day Before Cygnus Cargo Ship Lifts Off to Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Trains for Cygnus Arrival During Spacewalk Preps and Science.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cygnus on its Way to Station as Crew Maintains Research.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cygnus Approaching Station Now Live on NASA TV.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronaut Megan McArthur Commands Robotic Arm to Capture Cygnus.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cygnus Installed on Unity Module for Cargo Transfers.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cygnus Arrival and Hatch Open Complete.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Unpacking Cygnus and Gearing Up for U.S., Russian Spacewalks.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/06/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/10/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/11/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/12/2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of August 9, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
TASS: Roscosmos chief says Russian cosmonauts will not be left without spacesuits.

Inside Outer Space: Russia’s Prichal Module: New Addition to International Space Station.
TASS: Russia’s new Prichal nodal module delivered to Baikonur spaceport.

Over de gebeurtenissen met Nauka: 
TASS: Nauka module docking incident caused by guidance algorithms — Roscosmos.
Gizmodo: ISS Mishap a Sign That NASA's Safety Culture Is Slipping, Warns Former Mission Controller.
Air&Space: What’s Going on With Russia’s Space Program?
NasaWatch: The Nauka Incident: Deja Vu All Over Again In Space.

NASA: Meet ISAAC, Integrating Robots with the Space Stations of the Future.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Honoring Ellison: 08/13/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - August 13, 2021.
ESA: Space Olympics.

NASA: Expedition 65 inflight with Sirius XM and Major League Baseball Network- August 10, 2021.
NASA: Expedition 65 Cool Science Radio Podcast - August 11, 2021.
NASA: Expedition 65 Inflight with Insider Magazine - August 11, 2021.


CSS – Nieuws uit het Chinese ruimtestation.
Space News: Startup wants to develop cargo services for Chinese space station.

Twee filmpjes:
CCTV: Chinese Astronauts Activate Magnetic Levitation Experiment Facility Aboard Tiangong.
CGTN: Stunning! China's space station meets Perseid meteor shower over NW China.


Helpt Rusland Tunesische astronaute de ruimte in?
TASS: Russia to help train, put in space Tunisia’s woman astronaut — Roscosmos.


VAE begint weldra de 8 maanden durende “Analog Misson #1”.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre MBRSC: What is SIRIUS?
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre MBRSC: What Are Analog Missions?
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre MBRSC: CrewONE will be revealed soon.

SpaceCom: The United Arab Emirates has 2 new astronauts. They're shooting for the moon.


Artemis – Geen maanlanding in 2024 want de ruimtepakken zullen niet klaar zijn.
NASA Office of Inspector General: NASA’s Development of Next-Generation Spacesuits (PDF).

Space News: Lunar spacesuits won’t be ready in time for 2024 landing.
Defense One: Spacesuits and Lawsuits Put 2024 Moon Landing in Jeopardy.
The Verge: NASA’s new space suits are delayed, making a 2024 Moon landing ‘not feasible’.

Teslarati: Elon Musk says SpaceX could build new Moon spacesuits for NASA.


Artemis – Gateway.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Mission critical AEPS thrusters completes development testing for NASA’s lunar Gateway.


Artemis – HLS.
Eerder kon je hier al lezen dat de klacht bij GAO door Blue Origin en Dynetics tegen de toewijzing van het HLS-contract aan SpaceX was afgewezen.
Nu is ook de volledige tekst rond de GAO-beslissing gepubliceerd. Je vindt het document hier (PDF).

Meer info vind je op de GAO website.


ILRS – Ook China werkt aan bemande maanlander.
Space News: China is working on a lander for human moon missions.


De Maan – China of de VS.
Defense One: If China and the US Claim the Same Moon-Base Site, Who Wins?


SpaceX – Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship briefly becomes largest rocket in history – now what’s next?
Teslarati: SpaceX takes simplicity to new extremes with two new Starship mechanisms.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk details orbital refueling plans for Starship Moon lander.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first orbital-class Starship and Super Heavy to return to launch pad next week.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 4 Ready to be Removed from the Orbital Pad | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Next Cryo Tank Shell Rolls Out | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 4 Removed from the Launch Mount | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 4 Rolls Back to the High Bay | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Raptor Engines Removed From Booster 4 | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 Rolls Out to the Orbital Launch Site for the 2nd Time | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 3 Scrapped | SpaceX Boca Chica.

Scott Manley: How SpaceX Designed A Heat Shield For The Largest Spacecraft Ever Built.
What About It?: First SpaceX Starship & Super Heavy stacked in preparation for orbital flight!
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship Update: Elon Musk reveals new Separation Mechanism to deploy Starship from booster.

Everyday Astronaut: Starbase Launchpad Tour with Elon Musk [PART 3].


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Mercurius:
Astrum: The MESSENGER Data That Has Confounded Scientists (filmpje).

Venus:
ESA: BepiColombo skims past Venus.
ESA: Flying by Venus.
ESA: BepiColombo’s close Venus encounter (filmpje).
ESA: Sound of a close Venus flyby.
SpaceCom: Mercury-bound spacecraft snaps selfie with Venus in close flyby (photo).
SpaceCom: Solar Orbiter spacecraft sends postcard from Venus in flyby video.

Aarde:
SETI Institute: Improving Disaster Response on Earth with Satellites in Space (filmpje).
ESA: Keeping an eye on ocean plastic pollution…from space! (filmpje).
SpaceCom: The devastating wildfires of 2021 are breaking records and satellites are tracking it all.
BIRA: BIRA’s standpunt over de publicatie van het zesde IPCC klimaatrapport.
NASA: NASA, International Panel Provide a New Window on Rising Seas.
De Sea Level Projection Tool in kwestie vind je hier.

Maan:
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA, Rocket Lab move first Artemis Moon launch – CAPSTONE – to New Zealand.
Space News: Intuitive Machines selects SpaceX for launch of third lunar lander mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: Intuitive Machines adds third mission following first lunar landings in 2022.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon rockets win yet another Moon lander launch contract.
SpaceCom: Lunar cubesats head to the launch pad.

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3203: Leaving the Nontron Quad.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3204: Tilleadh (Return) to Scottish Names.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3205-3206: Movin' on Up!
New Scientist: Ancient lake in Mars’s Gale crater may have actually been a small pond.
Universe Today: Curiosity Might Not Be In An Ancient Lake At All.
NASA: NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Spots Perseverance From Above.
NASA: Assessing Perseverance's First Sample Attempt.
IEEE Spectrum: JPL's Plan For The Next Mars Helicopter.

Saturnus: 
Science Daily: Dragonfly mission to Titan announces big science goals.
Universe Today: Dragonfly Mission has Some Ambitious Science Goals to Accomplish When it Arrives at Titan.

Bennu:
NASA: NASA's "Tour of Asteroid Bennu" Selected for Prestigious Computer Graphics Film Festival.
NASA: Exploring Asteroid Bennu Through Technology (filmpje).
NASA: Update on Asteroid Bennu from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission (audio).
NASA: NASA Spacecraft Provides Insight into Asteroid Bennu’s Future Orbit.
NASA: OSIRIS-REx Sheds Light on Hazardous Asteroid Bennu (filmpje).
SpaceCom: Scientists fine-tune odds of asteroid Bennu hitting Earth through 2300 with NASA probe's help.
Spaceflight Now: Ultra-precise tracking virtually rules out near term impact by asteroid Bennu.
VRT NWS: Gegevens ruimtetuig OSIRIS-REx laten toe baan van potentieel gevaarlijke asteroïde Bennu beter te voorspellen.

Ceres:
PhysOrg: Traces of Ceres' icy crust found at occator crater

Trojanen:
NASA: NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft Readies for Launch at Kennedy

Didymos:
JHU APL: Roll-Out Solar Array Technology on DART (filmpje).
JHU APL: Behind the Scenes: Inspecting DART's Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) Technology (filmpje).


Nieuws van RocketLab.
RocketLab: Rocket Lab to Launch Three Back-To-Back Missions for BlackSky from late August.
Space News: Rocket Lab to launch three sets of BlackSky satellites.

RocketLab: Rocket Lab Inks Deal with Varda Space Industries to Supply Multiple Photon Spacecraft for Space Manufacturing Missions.
Space News: Rocket Lab wins order for three Photon missions from space manufacturing startup.

Filmpje:
RocketLab: Rocket Lab | Spacecraft Solutions (over Photon).


Nieuws van Astra.
Astra: Astra announces multi-launch contract and first launch with Department of Defense.

Astra: Astra announces luanch contract with Spire Global.
Space News: Astra announces launch contract with Spire.
Via Satellite: Thursday Morning Conversation With Peter Platzer of Spire (podcast).

Space News: Astra to fly upgraded rocket on next launch.

Astra: Astra awarded Orbital Services Program OSP-4 contract bij the Space Force.
Space News: ABL, Astra, Relativity selected to compete for U.S. Space Force responsive launch contracts.

Via Satellite: Astra Posts First Financial Report Since Going Public.


Virgin Galactic – Branson verkoopt voor 300 miljoen dollar aan aandelen.
Barron’s: Virgin Galactic Stock Is Falling. Space-Tourism Valuation Is Out of This World.
De Tijd: Richard Branson verkoopt voor 300 miljoen dollar aandelen in ruimtevaartbedrijf.
The Guardian: Richard Branson sells third stake in Virgin Galactic to prop up other firms.


Ook dat nog – Een satelliet met selfiestick en reclameboodschappen
Futurism: SpaceX launching satellite to display billboard ads in space.
SpaceCom: Elon Musk's SpaceX may launch a tiny Canadian satellite that will livestream ads from space: report.
De Morgen: SpaceX wil digitaal reclamebord richting de ruimte lanceren.


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