De Werkgroep Ruimtevaart groepeert VVS-leden die zich interesseren in de ruimtevaart. Anderzijds proberen we op allerlei manieren over ruimtevaart te vertellen en te schrijven.

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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/34–561

We zijn er nog niet, maar de James Webb Space Telescope wordt momenteel klaar gemaakt om getransporteerd te worden naar de Europese lanceerbasis in Frans Guyana. Vooraleer de lancering kan doorgaan, moet er nog een Ariane V gelanceerd worden. Om zeker te zijn dat onverwachte vibraties in de neuskegel bij een lancering vorig jaar zich inderdaad niet meer voordoen.

We zijn er nog niet, maar het Space Launch System zet elke week ook stappen richting lancering. Hopelijk zien we deze raket ook dit jaar nog vertrekken.

We zijn er nog niet, maar zou het niet geweldig zijn dat SpaceX er dit jaar nog in slaagt om zijn Superheavy/Starship gelanceerd te krijgen naar een baan om de Aarde? Al moet er nog veel gebeuren op het lanceercomplex in wording. En moet er ongetwijfeld nog het nodige uitgeklaard worden met de FAA.

Nog vier maanden te gaan voor het einde van 2021. Maar het wordt ongetwijfeld nog een leuk ruimtevaartjaar.

Bij de foto: Het ging meteen na de start van de motoren al fout bij de lancering van Astra’s Rocket 3.3  -  Foto: NasaSpaceFlight / Astra.


COVID 19 en de vraag naar zuurstof zorgt voor lanceerproblemen.
Florida Today: COVID-19 surge forcing critical oxygen away from launchers like SpaceX and ULA.
Space News: Liquid oxygen shortage squeezes SpaceX launch plans.


Chinese LM2C lanceert twee testsatellieten voor constellatie internetsatellieten.
NasaSpaceFlight: Chang Zheng 2C lofts experimental Chinese internet satellites into orbit.
Spaceflight Now: China launches demo satellites for internet constellation.
Spacpage: China lanceert eerste satellieten van nieuwe gigantische constellatie.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches Two Experimental Satellites.
SciNews: Long March-2C launches three satellites.


Chinese LM3B lanceert zevende TJSW.
ECNS: China launches new communication technology experiment satellite.
NasaSpaceFlight: China launches Chang Zheng 3B for seventh TJSW mission.
Spaceflight Now: China launches another geostationary military satellite.

Filmpjes:
New China TV: China launches new communication technology experiment satellite.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches TJSW-7.


Blue Origin lanceert onbemande New Shepard met allerlei experimenten – NS17.
Blue Origin: New Shepard Mission NS-17 Launch Updates.
NASA: NASA Technologies Slated for Testing on Blue Origin’s New Shepard.

Space News: Blue Origin flies payloads on latest New Shepard flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: Blue Origin launches NS-17 suborbital science mission.
Spaceflight Now: A month after Bezos’s flight, Blue Origin launches NASA moon tech demo.

Collect Space: You can now launch your own Blue Origin New Shepard model rocket.

Filmpjes:
Blue Origin: Replay - New Shepard Mission NS-17 Webcast.
Blue Origin: NS-17 Webcast Interview With NASA's Dr. John Carson.
NASA: OSCAR’s second suborbital flight propelling NASA’s trash conversion technology forward.


Astra-lancering stilgelegd op T-0 bij eerste poging. Tweede poging loopt fout af.
Een zgn. Media Kit voor deze lancering vind je hier (PDF) bij Astra.
Astra: Q & A with Dr. Adam London, Astra Founder and CTO.

De eerste poging: 
SpaceCom: Astra rocket aborts orbital test launch for US military at last second.

De tweede poging:
Astra: Astra conducts test launch.
Space News: Astra Rocket 3.3 launch fails.
NasaSpaceFlight: Astra’s third orbital launch attempt suffers engine failure and termination.
SpaceCom: Astra rocket fails to reach space during test launch for US military.
Parabolic Arc: Astra Space Fails in Third Attempt to Reach Orbit.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Interview with Astra Founder & CEO Chris Kemp Ahead of LV0006 Launch.
NasaSpaceFlight: SCRUB: Astra Test Flight Scrubbed (Launch Vehicle 0006).
NasaSpaceFlight: Astra Test Flight (Launch Vehicle 0006).


ISS – Cargo Dragon CRS23 met nieuwe voorraden en een Belgisch experiment naar het ISS met een dag vertraging.
NASA: Science Launching on SpaceX's 23rd Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station.
NASA: NASA Announces Date for SpaceX’s 23rd Cargo Resupply Mission.

ISS National Lab: SpaceX CRS-23 Mission Overview.
ISS National Lab: SpaceX CRS-23 to Launch Multiple ISS National Lab-Sponsored Investigations Into Low Earth Orbit.

SpaceCom: Space memorabilia dealer launches new 'clothing label' — to space station.
NASA KSC Blog: From the Classroom to the Launchpad – University Satellites Prepare for Launch.

Hasseltse studenten sturen hun experiment ook mee.
ESA: Orbit Your Thesis! team OSCARQUBE interview before launch (filmpje).

Teslarati: SpaceX’s newest drone heads to sea for first Falcon 9 booster landing.
SpaceX: Satellite spots SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon from orbit ahead of cargo launch to space station (photos).

Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fires up for the first time in nine weeks.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX test-fires rocket before space station cargo mission.

Spaceflight Now: SpaceX wrapping up final cargo load for launch to space station.

NASA: Cutting-Edge Science Launches on NASA’s SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Cargo Dragon CRS-23 launches to ISS.

NASA CRS23 Blog: Liftoff! Falcon 9 Blasts off From Kennedy’s Launch Pad 39A.
NASA CRS23 Blog: Dragon Separates from Falcon 9 Rocket.
NASA CRS23 Blog: Nose Cone Deploys, Live Docking Coverage Set for Monday.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Media Telecon: Briefing on Science Launching to Space Station.
NASA: International Space Station Crew Previews SpaceX CRS-23 Science.
NASA: SpaceX CRS-23 Launch is Scrubbed.
SpaceX: CRS-23 Mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Launches CRS-23 to the Space Station.


Optimisme over Vulcan.
Space News: After meeting with ULA and Blue Origin, Air Force secretary cautiously optimistic about Vulcan.
NasaSpaceFlight: United Launch Alliance rolls out Vulcan pathfinder for fueling tests.
Space News: Space Force launch director on Vulcan and BE-4: ‘We have to be very focused from here on out’.

The Verge: ULA stops selling its centerpiece Atlas V, setting path for the rocket’s retirement.
Scott Manley: ULA Stops Selling Atlas Rocket Launches (filmpje).


ESA heeft veel werk met de toevloed aan kandidaat-astronauten.
ESA: Astronaut applicants asked for patience as numbers exceed forecasts.


Inspiration4.
NasaSpaceFlight: Inspiration4 launch nears as intense training schedule continues.


ISS – Meer toeristen op komst.
Space Daily: Roscosmos planning to send another two space tourists into orbit.


ISS – Uitstel voor ruimtewandeling(en). 
SpaceCom: Astronaut medical issue forces NASA to call off spacewalk at space station.
Spaceflight Now: Space station spacewalk postponed by astronaut medical issue.

SpaceCom: Astronaut says pinched nerve is why NASA called off space station spacewalk.

De briefing is uitgesteld:
NASA: NASA Spacewalk Briefing to Highlight New Solar Array Installation.

Ook de Russische geplande ruimtewandelingen werden – met één dag – uitgesteld.
TASS: September 2 and 8 spacewalks postponed to September 3 and 9.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Spacewalk is Postponed.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Gets Ready for Cargo Dragon and Russian Spacewalks.
NASA Space Station Blog: Botany and Biology During Break in Spacewalk Preps.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cargo Dragon Nears Launch as Station Ramps Up for Russian Spacewalks.
NASA Space Station Blog: Time Research, Spacewalk Preps as Cargo Dragon Gets Ready for Launch;
NASA Space Station Blog: Poor Weather Pushes Cargo Dragon Launch to Aug. 29.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cargo Dragon Launches for Monday Docking to Station.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/20/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/23/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/24/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/25/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/26/2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of August 23, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
IEEE Spectrum: Nauka's Troubled Flight—Before It Tumbled the ISS.
SpaceCom: Astronauts celebrate Tokyo Paralympics opening day with 'torch' ceremony in space.

SpaceCom: Astronauts successfully demonstrate DNA repair in space using CRISPR technology.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Inside Arm: 08/27/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - August 27, 2021.
ESA: Space Station 360 – Columbus module (in French with English subtitles available).
ESA: Enter the airlock with Thomas Pesquet (in French with English subtitles available).


ISS – Commerciële ruimtestations als opvolgers van het ISS?
SpaceCom: International Space Station could be followed by commercial space stations after 2030, NASA says.
Space News: Space agencies support ISS extension as NASA warns of space race with China.


ISS – Over het nieuwe Russische ruimtestation.
TASS: Roscosmos to determine orbit of new space station during preliminary design phase.
 

CSS – Meer nieuws uit het Chinese ruimtestation.

Filmpjes
CGTN: SpaceLog: Footage shows Chinese astronaut installing cooler for medical samples.
CGTN: SpaceLog: Taikonauts complete assembly of space centrifuge in China's space station.
VideoFromSpace: Chinese astronauts do some 'spring cleaning' aboard Tiangong space station.
CGTN: Working in space: China's space robotic arm in 60 seconds.
CCTV: Chinese Astronauts Share Experiences After Completing 2nd-Time Extravehicular Activities.
CCTV: Chinese Astronaut Nie Haisheng Shares Thoughts for Third Space Mission.
New China TV: GLOBALink | China's self-developed equipment helps astronauts keep fit in space.


Artemis – Nieuws over NASA’s maanprogramma.
Space News: Foust Forward | A schedule better suited for Artemis.
Space News: Nelson: Blue Origin lawsuit adds further delays to Artemis.
The Verge: Elon Musk: ‘Bezos retired in order to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX’.
SpaceCom: NASA chief Bill Nelson optimistic about Artemis moon landing goals amid big delay.

NASA: Orion Spacecraft Goes ‘Shields Up’ for Artemis I.

Space News: SLS cubesats arrive for Artemis 1 launch.

NASA: Houston We have a podcast: Artemis Recovery.

Space News: Updated intelligence report calls for improved monitoring of cislunar space.


Hoog geplaatst personeel verlaat Blue Origin.
Gizmodo: Blue Origin Employees Are Jumping Ship.
CNBC: Top talent departs Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin as NASA lander fight escalates.


SpaceX – Starship.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 primed for pre-flight testing amid future refinements.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship factory breaks ground on an even bigger ‘high bay’ .
Teslarati: SpaceX to put custom Starship propellant storage tanks through first tria.
SpaceCom: Elon Musk says SpaceX could launch a Starship to the moon 'probably sooner' than 2024: report.
Teslarati: The Boring Company pitches tunnel project for access to Boca Chica during SpaceX launches.
Ars Technica: SpaceX may dig a tunnel to enable frequent South Texas launches.
Teslarati: SpaceX reinstalling 29 Raptor engines on first orbital-class Starship booster.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s odd Starbase propellant storage tank prototype passes first test.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX continues forward progress with Starship on Starhopper anniversary.

De wekelijkse reeks filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Quick Disconnect Arm Work Continues as Hinges are Seen on the Launch Tower | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: GSE Test Tank Rolled Out to Launch Site | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: More Raptor Engines Installed on Booster 4 | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: GSE Test Tank Undergoes Cryogenic Proof Testing | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster Quick Disconnect Installed on Orbital Launch Mount | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship Quick Disconnect Arm Moved Next to Launch Tower Ahead of Installation | SpaceX Boca Chica.

Marcus House: SpaceX Starship Explosive Potential, and Big Bang Theory.
What About it: SpaceX Starship critical Design Change Decision & Major Hull Improvements!


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
ESA: Planet Aqua: Solutions from Space for Clean Water.
NASA: How NASA Satellites Help Model the Future of Climate.
SpaceCom: Satellite images show crowds at Kabul airport before two reported explosions.

Maan:
SpaceCom: CAPSTONE, a small cubesat bound for the moon, is preparing for an October launch.
RoomEU: Russia's Luna-25 mission postponed over 'problems during testing'.
De Morgen: Russische maanmissie loopt weer vertraging op.
Science Daily: Here comes the Sun: Planetary scientists find evidence of solar-driven change on the Moon.
The Hindu: ISRO seeks proposals for analysis, utilisation of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter data.
Space News: ispace unveils new larger lunar lander.
iSpace: Kursten O'Neill - U.S. Lunar Lander Program Manager (filmpje).
iSpace: ispace technologies, U.S. (filmpje).
MDA: Intuitive Machines Selects MDA Lunar Landing Sensors to Support for U.S. Mission to Moon in 50 Years.

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Updates: Sols 3214-3216: Good Morning, Moonshine; Mars Says Hello.
NASA Curiosity Status Updates: Sols 3217-3218: Optimizing the Next Drive.
NASA Curiosity Status Updates: Sols 3219-3220: Almost There.
NASA Curiosity Status Updates: Sols 3221-3223: Resisting Temptation!
NASA: NASA's Perseverance Plans Next Sample Attempt.
CCTV: Mars Rover Zhurong Hits Milestone by Traveling 1,000 Meters on Martian Surface (filmpje).
Scott Manley: China's Mars Rover Zhurong Has Completed Its Primary Mission, Reaches New Milestone (filmpje).
Collect Space: China celebrates its first Mars mission on new gold and silver coins.
NasaSpaceFlight: ExoMars 2022 mission in final testing, ESA & Roscosmos prepare for approaching launch.
GovConWire: NASA Seeks Proposals for Mars Ascent Vehicle Integrated System.
RocketLab: Rocket Lab Spacecraft Confirmed for Mars as NASA Greenlights ESCAPADE Small Satellite Interplanetary Mission.
Universe Today: NASA Will be Sending two More Missions to Mars in 2024, Costing Just $80 Million.
Sky & Telescope: ESCAPADE Blue and Gold Orbiters Head To Mars in 2024.
Space News: NASA Mars smallsat mission passes review.
MBRSC: What Distinguishes Seasons on Mars?
Universe Today: Dust Storms on Mars Continue to Make the Planet Drier.
Universe Today: The Best Evidence for Life on Mars Might be Found on its Moons.
Science Direct: The history of ground ice at Jezero Crater Mars and other past, present, and future landing sites.

Planetoiden en de Aarde: NEA.
NASA: We Asked a NASA Scientist: Will an Asteroid Ever Hit Earth? (filmpje).


JWST klaar voor verhuis naar Frans Guyana voor lancering.
NASA: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Completed Testing.
ESA: Webb completes testing and prepares for trip to Europe's Spaceport.

Een filmpje:
NASA: Social Media Short: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Testing.


Nieuws Van Virgin Orbit.
Space News: Virgin Orbit to go public in SPAC merger.
SpaceCom: Small-satellite launch company Virgin Orbit is going public.
Space News: Virgin Orbit to expand launch business, move into satellite services.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Orbit Conducts Propulsion Tests at NASA’s Stennis Space Center.


Nieuws van RocketLab.
Space News: Shareholders approve Rocket Lab SPAC deal.
Yahoo Finance: Vector Acquisition Corporation Shareholders Approve Proposed Merger With Rocket Lab.
TechCrunch: Peter Beck on Rocket Lab’s public listing debut, space SPACs and the Neutron rocket.
SpaceCom: Launch company Rocket Lab goes public.
Space News: Rocket Lab closes lower in first day on Nasdaq.


Nieuws van OneWeb.
Space News: OneWeb constellation nears 300 satellites after Arianespace launch.
Space News: OneWeb unveils its smallest user terminal for LEO broadband.
Via Satellite: OneWeb Reveals New Briefcase-Sized OW1 Terminal.


Nieuws van Starlink.
Teslarati: SpaceX President reveals 600,000 global Starlink internet preorders.
Finance Yahoo: SpaceX ships 100,000 Starlink terminals to customers, eyes future launches using Starship.
SpaceCom: All future Starlink satellites will have laser crosslinks.

The Science Times: Amazon Wants FCC To Reject SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Crosslink For Being "Too Broad, Speculative".

SpaceCom: Russian startup tests technology that filters SpaceX Starlink passes from astronomical observations.


Om af te ronden: Na Cubesats komen de DiskSats.
Space News: Thinking outside the box: Aerospace Corp.’s thin DiskSats.


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