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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/44–571

Het is wachten op de terugkeer van Crew Dragon Crew 2. Het is wachten op de lancering van Crew 3. Beide alweer uitgesteld omwille van de weersomstandigheden. Het is aftellen naar de lancering van DART alsook naar de lancering van JWST. En dat op het moment dat de Hubble Space Telescope alweer in de problemen zit. Blue Origin krijgt ongelijk voor de rechtbank wat betreft de toekenning van het Human Landing System contract aan SpaceX.

In deze NUDR hebben we ook werk gemaakt om allerlei berichten te verzamelen rond communicatiesatellieten, satellietconstellaties, Starlink, OneWeb, Kuiper en andere, alsook over o.a. ruimteafval en satellite servicing.

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


Bij de foto: Het is nog even wachten op de eerste SLS/Orion lancering maar ondertussen worden er allerlei trainingen gehouden, zoals deze recovery test van een Orion-capsule. Foto: NASA/Frank Michaux.


Chinese Lange Mars 2C lanceert nieuwe Yaogan-satellieten.
NasaSpaceFlight: China launches second pair of Yaogan 32 satellites on Chang Zheng 2C.
Spaceflight Now: China launches two classified military satellites.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Successfully Launches New Remote-sensing Satellites.
SciNews: Long March-2C launches Yaogan-32 02.


Lange Mars 6 lanceert Guangmu Earth Science Satellite oftewel CASEarth oftewel SDGSAT-1 oftewel “Sustainable Development Science Satellite 1”.
ECNS: China launches Earth science satellite.

Spaceflight Now: China launches Earth observation satellite to support sustainable development.
NasaSpaceFlight: China launches civilian Earth observation satellite on Chang Zheng 6 rocket.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China launches satellite for UN Sustainable Development Goals.
SciNews: Long March-6 launches SDGSAT-1.


Chinese LM 2S lanceert nieuwe Yaogan-satellieten (bis).
NasaSpaceFlight: China launches Yaogan 35 satellites via Chang Zheng 2D.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches New Remote Sensing Satellites.
SciNews: Long March-2D launches the first Yaogan-35 satellites.


Nog in verbamd met de Chinese debris mitigation satellite  (Shijian 21) van vorige week.
Space News: An object is now orbiting alongside China’s Shijian-21 debris mitigation satellite.


Astra plant nieuwe lanceerpoging.
Spaceflight Now: Astra plans next orbital launch attempt from Alaska.


ISS – Medische redenen en het weer zorgen voor nieuw uitstel Crew Dragon Crew 3. Crew 2 eerder naar huis.
Teslarati: SpaceX astronaut launch slips into November.

NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Coverage Update for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Broadcast.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Launch Delayed from Nov. 3.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: NASA, SpaceX Reviewing Commercial Crew Rotation Plans.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: NASA, SpaceX Adjust Crew-2 Station Departure Date.

NASA: NASA SpaceX Crew-2 to Discuss Station Mission, Upcoming Splashdown.

NASA SpaceX Crew 2 Blog: NASA, SpaceX Continue Crew-2 Space Station Undocking.
NASA SpaceX Crew 2 Blog: NASA, SpaceX Adjust Crew-2 Station Departure Date.

Space News: Medical issue delays Crew-3 launch.
SpaceCom: SpaceX's Crew-3 astronaut launch for NASA delayed by 'minor medical issue'.
Spaceflight Now: Crew Dragon launch delayed by “minor medical issue” with an astronaut.
SpaceCom: This astronaut is spending his SpaceX launch delay cleaning up a Florida beach.
Spaceflight Now: NASA rules out weekend Crew Dragon launch, may bring station crew home first.
SpaceCom: SpaceX's next astronaut launch for NASA delayed again by bad weather (and a possible Dragon landing).

TASS: Launch of Crew-3 mission to ISS postponed again, NASA says.
Spaceflight Now: NASA aims to bring station crew home Monday, before replacements launch.
Space News: Crew-2 astronauts to return before Crew-3 launch.

Space News: Crew-2 undocking delayed a day.
Spaceflight Now: High winds delay Crew 2 return to Earth until later Monday.

Spaceflight Now: Tom Marshburn brings extensive spaceflight experience to Crew-3 mission.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Crew-3 Mission Overview.
NASA: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts Advance Research in Space.
ESA: Best of Alpha mission timelapse.
ESA: Mission Alpha thank you.
NASA: Media Telecon: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Return to Earth, Crew-3 Launch.


Ruimtetoerisme – Opgelet met de verkoop van souvenirs.
Collect Space: Spaceflight companies set limits on carry-ons: souvenirs not for sale.


Inspiration4 – Bier “uit de ruimte”.
Collect Space: Samuel Adams brews 'Space Craft' beer with Inspiration4-flown hops.

Parabolic Arc: Inspiration4 Auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Include Payload Items that Orbited Earth.


ISS – Soyuz MS-20 – Medisch onderzoek voor de 2 Japanse toeristen.
Parabolic Arc: Japanese Billionaire Medically Cleared for Flight to Space Station.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Station Residents Work Science, Get Ready for Crew Swap.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Juggles Research and Upkeep as Astronaut Departure Nears.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Study Biology and Physics, Work Inside Crew Dragon.
NASA Space Station Blog: Station Readies for Crew Departure Amid Science and Cargo Work.
NASA Space Station Blog: VR, Space Biology Studies as Crew Nears Departure.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA, SpaceX Continue Crew-2 Space Station Undocking.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA, SpaceX Continue Crew-2 Space Station Undocking.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA, SpaceX Adjust Crew-2 Station Departure Date.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/29/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/01/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/02/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/03/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/04/2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of November 1, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
SpaceCom: Astronaut makes zero-g tacos with 1st chile peppers grown in space. They look delicious.

SpaceCom: French astronaut on space station calls for climate change action now.

TASS: Cosmonauts at International Space Station congratulate Russians on National Unity Day.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: A Spice of Life: 11/05/2021.
ESA: Space Station call with French President Emmanuel Macron.


CSS – Nieuws uit het Chinese ruimtestation.

Filmpjes: 
CCTV: How Are Shenzhou-13 Astronauts’ Life Going in Space?
CGTN: Space log: 3 steps to drink safe water in space station.
CGTN: Shenzhou-12 crew members in good condition, extend wishes to Shenzhou-13 mission.
CCTV: China's Shenzhou-13 Crew Ready for First Extravehicular Activities.
CCTV: Chinese Astronauts Cut Hair in Space Station with Special Clipper.
CCTV: Footage Showing Chinese Astronauts Dining in Space Released.


Artemis 1.
NASA: Final Certification Run for Orion Recovery.
NasaSpaceFlight: Inside Artemis 1’s complex launch windows and constraints.


Artemis – HLS – Blue Origin krijgt geen gelijk voor rechtbank.
NASA: NASA Statement on Artemis Lunar Lander Court Decision.
SpaceX : SpaceX and NASA defeat Blue Origin’s Starship Moon lander lawsuit.
Space News: Federal court rules against Blue Origin in HLS lawsuit.
Spaceflight Now: Blue Origin loses lawsuit, allowing NASA to move ahead with SpaceX moon lander.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin loses lunar lander lawsuit; NASA says SpaceX work will resume ASAP.
Ars Technica: Blue Origin suffers grave setback as judge dismisses lawsuit against NASA.
NASA Watch: Blue Origin Loses Lawsuit To Overturn SpaceX HLS Contract.


Artemis – Naar de Maan.
Parabolic Arc: NASA Tests Landing Pad Materials For Future Lunar Missions.

Space News: SpaceFund to invest in navigation system for cislunar space.

Parabolic Arc: Suborbital Testing Puts Moon-Bound Computing System Through its Paces.


SpaceX – Starship.
NasaSpaceFlight: Major elements of Starship Orbital Launch Pad in place as launch readiness draws nearer.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship prototype ready for record-breaking tests.
Ars Technica: SpaceX: Chip shortage is impacting “our ability to fulfill” Starlink order.
Teslarati: SpaceX begins assembling Starbase’s biggest manufacturing building yet.
Teslarati: SpaceX begins filling Starship’s orbital launch site with rocket propellant.

De (alweer) vele filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Wide Bay Structure Taking Shape | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: B2.1 Test Tank Prepared for Testing | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Wide Bay Structure Rising Rapidly | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 22 Nosecone Barrel Spotted With 3.6mm Steel | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: New SpaceX LR 11000 Crane Lifts Its Boom and Jib | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Spongebob Themed Raptors Delivered | SpaceX Boca Chica.
SpaceX: Starbase | Gateway to Mars.

TMRO: Mechazilla Chopsticks Move | TMRO:News.
What About It: What's the trick behind SpaceX's Starbase? Booster 4 getting ready for static fire!
What About It: Starship - A tribute to SpaceX & becoming multi-planetary!


DART – Aftellen naar de lancering.
Teslarati: SpaceX accepts delivery of NASA’s DART asteroid impact spacecraft.
SpaceCom: NASA will launch its 1st asteroid-defense mission this month.

VRTNWS: DART, de NASA-missie om een asteroïde 'een duwtje' te geven.

NASA: Smaal Steps, Giant Leaps Podcast: Episode 72: Dawn Mission.

Filmpjes:
c|net: WATCH: NASA Asteroid Redirection Test Media Briefing – Livestream.
NASA: Live Q&A with NASA Planetary Defender.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Mercurius:
NASA: Mariner 10: First Mission to Use an Interplanetary Gravity Assist.

Aarde:
ESA: ESA accelerates space-based climate action at COP26.
ESA: ESA and GHGSat support new International Methane Emissions Observatory.
ESA: Explore ESA’s interactive Climate Change Kit.
SpaceCom: Europe announces new satellite constellation to track human-made greenhouse gas emissions.
Space News: National Reconnaissance Office launches new procurement of commercial satellite imagery.
Airbus: Pléiades Neo 30cm satellite imagery is now available for purchase (filmpje).
Airbus: Earth observation satellite program, SPOT, celebrates three decades of success and innovation.
KISS Caltech: Earth Observation with Spaceborne Radars.

Maan:
Parabolic Arc: SSC and Masten Space Systems Sign Agreement for 2023 Lunar Mission.
Parabolic Arc: NASA, Intuitive Machines Announce Landing Site Location for Lunar Drill.
Space News: Beresheet 2 to include two landers and an orbiter.
SpaceCom: China's fresh moon rocks are younger than the Apollo samples and no one knows why.
SpaceCom: Mining the moon's water will require a massive infrastructure investment, but should we do it?

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Update: Sols 3282-3284: Layers and Veins in the Mist.
NASA Curiosity Status Update: Sol 3285: Oh So Close.
NASA Curiosity Status Update: Sol 3286: Drill Sol Zero!
NASA Curiosity Status Update: Sols 3287-3288: Assessing a New Potential Drill Target.
RoomEU: Curiosity finds organic molecules in Mars sand dune.
Video From Space: See the Ingenuity helicopter's entire 14th flight on Mars! (filmpje).
Space News: China is planning a complex Mars sample return mission.
ESA: Rosalind Franklin: Hovering over martian landscape (filmpje).

Jupiter:
NasaSpaceFlight: New science from Juno provides insight into atmospheric processes on Jupiter.

Planetoïden:
Many Worlds: Metal Mini-Asteroids Detected Passing Near Earth, Offering Potentially Great Science and Maybe Future Mining.


HST – Opnieuw problemen met Hubble Space Telescope.
The Register: 31-year-old piece of hardware not working very well: Hubble telescope back in safe mode over 'synchronization issues'.
Hubblesite: Hubble remains in safe mode, NASA Team investigating.
Ars Technica: Instruments on Hubble in safe mode; NASA trying to understand why.
Space News: Hubble remains in safe mode after latest glitch.

Filmpje:
NASA: Hubble's Field Guide to Nebulae;


JWST – Aftellen naar de lancering.
NASA: The Road to Launch and Beyond for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
SpaceCom: There are over 300 ways that the new James Webb Space Telescope could fail, NASA says.


Astronomy Decadal Survey – Gaat NASA nieuwe telescoop brengen?
SpaceRef: New Report Charts Path for Next Decade of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Recommends Future Ground and Space Telescopes, Scientific Priorities, Investment.
Het rapport kan je hier downloaden (gratis als PDF).

Aerospace America: Decadal survey wants NASA to rethink how it designs space telescopes.
Space News: Astrophysics decadal survey recommends a program of flagship space telescopes.
Ars Technica: New astronomy roadmap calls for huge, broad-spectrum space telescope.


Starlink-nieuws.
Een reeks wat oudere en meer recente berichten.
Teslarati: Elon Musk provides update on Starlink’s IPO.
Teslarati: Elon Musk’s Starlink reaches meme-worthy milestone of 69,420 active users.
BBC News: Elon Musk sets out Starlink goals.
Gizmodo: Starlink Will Be Here in August, Elon Musk Says.
Ars Technica: Starlink’s “next-generation” user terminal will cost a lot less, Musk says.
Space News: SpaceX to increase Starlink antenna production rate.
Teslarati: Elon Musk’s Starlink to provide half-gigabit internet connectivity to airlines.
Teslarati: Elon Musk’s Starlink is coming out of its “Beta” phase next month.
SpaceCom: SpaceX's Starlink broadband satellites could be used for GPS navigation.
Mashable: Elon Musk says Starlink internet service will roll out nationwide soon.
Space News: Starlink in talks with two Philippine telcos over satellite internet.
Teslarati: Starlink exits its beta phase, but its production is affected by the global chip shortage.
Ars Technica: Starlink nightmare: Moving service location a few feet delays orders until 2023.

Ars Technica: SpaceX calls Amazon’s protest of Starlink plan an irrelevant “diatribe”.
Ars Technica: FCC defends Starlink approval as Viasat, Dish urge court to block SpaceX license.


Amazon en Project Kuiper.
Ars Technica: Amazon bought Facebook’s satellite team to help build Starlink competitor.

Via Satellite: Verizon to Develop Connectivity Solutions With Amazon’s Project Kuiper.
Space News: Verizon announces intent to use Amazon’s planned Project Kuiper constellation.
Parabolic Arc: 5G + LEO: Verizon and Project Kuiper Team Up to Develop Connectivity Solutions.
Spacepage: Project Kuiper: meer dan 3 200 satellieten voor beter internet.

Space News: ABL Space Systems to launch Project Kuiper’s first satellites in 2022.
Geek Wire: Amazon schedules first Kuiper satellite launches for 2022 using ABL’s RS1 rocket.
Ars Technica: Amazon’s satellite launch schedule puts it nearly 4 years behind Starlink.


OneWeb nieuws.
Space News: OneWeb signs distribution deal with Peraton, broadens reach into military market.
Via Satellite: Saudi Arabia Pays OneWeb $200M to Provide Connectivity to Neom City.
TASS: Next launch of OneWeb satellites scheduled for late December from Baikonur spaceport.
TASS: Most of Soyuz missile launches under OneWeb program in 2022 planned from Baikonur.


Boeing krijgt goedkeuring voor zijn satellietconstellatie.
Space News: FCC approves Boeing’s 147-satellite V-band constellation.
Ars Technica: FCC approves Boeing satellites, rejecting SpaceX’s interference claims.
Gizmodo: Boeing Wins FCC Approval for Satellite Internet Despite SpaceX's Best Attempts.


Astra Space denkt aan een constellatie van 13.000 satellietjes.
GeekWire: Astra Space joins broadband internet race with proposal to launch 13,000 satellites.


Satellietconstellaties en de nachthemel.
Inside Outer Space: Healthy Heavens: Dealing with Satellite Megaconstellations.
Science News: Satellite swarms may outshine the night sky’s natural constellations.
Wired: As SpaceX's Starlink Ramps Up, So Could Light Pollution.
SpaceCom: Challenge for astronomy: Megaconstellations becoming the new light pollution.


Uit de wereld van de communicatiesatellieten.
Via Satellite: Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler to Retire as Company Plans Chapter 11 Exit.
Via Satellite: Steve Spengler Reflects on a Tumultuous Period for Intelsat.
Via Satellite: Intelsat CCO Samer Halawi: ‘Our Industry has Changed Significantly’.

Space News: Satellite operators battle broadcast declines amid looming connectivity growth.

Via Satellite: Can LEO Meet the Changing Arctic’s Connectivity Needs?
Via Satellite: Enabling the Edge: Cloud Capabilities Push Satellite Forward.

Via Satellite: Renting the Ground: The Growing Future of Ground Segment as a Service.
Space News: Leaf Space establishes five new ground stations.

Universe Today: It’ll Soon be Possible to Make Satellite Phone Calls With Your Regular Phone.

Space News: Hiber abandons plans for IoT satellite constellation.


Ruimteafval – Space Awareness –Space Traffic Management.
C4ISRnet: UK Space Command: Step one for space domain awareness is bringing data together.

Space News: Space Force backs development of commercial orbital debris removal systems.
Space News: Analysis: Space Force endorsement not enough to incentivize debris removal industry.

Space News: SpaceX emphasizes coordination with other satellite operators.

Space News: Space community ponders right-of-way rules for space traffic.
Space News: Senate appropriators frustrated with lack of progress on civil space traffic management.
Space News: From space traffic awareness to space traffic management.
Constellations Podcast: Space Situational Awareness, Sustainability and Supporting the New Space Revolution.

Space News: US-South Korea joint space drills to focus on space situational awareness.

Space News: UK funds studies to remove two spacecraft from LEO.
Via Satellite: Astroscale to Lead UK Study of Active Debris Removal Mission.

Space News: Debris removal a key goal in Space Force’s ‘Orbital Prime’ project.
Parabolic Arc: OSTP Issues Request for Comment on Orbital Debris R&D Plan.


Satellite Servicing.
The Science Times: 'Gas Stations' in Space of Orbit Fab and Lockheed Martin Aims for Sustainable Satellite Missions, Lesser Junk.
IEEE Spectrum: Giving Geostationary Satellites Longer Lives China, Europe, and the US want to retrofit orbiting spacecraft.
Space News: Industry group working on satellite servicing standards.
Space News: Satellite servicing companies see different demand in LEO versus GEO.
Observer Research Foundation: Time to get serious about commercial satellite servicing.
Space News: Space Force launches ‘Orbital Prime’ program to spur market for on-orbit services.


“Satellite Servicing” en de militaire toepassingen.
Je kan met een aantal technieken satellieten langer in leven houden, maar uiteraard ook het omgekeerde:
Space Daily: US Space Force Commander claims Russia has armed satellite in orbit (a nesting doll satellite).

RT America: China builds weapon to explode satellites undetected (filmpje).


Cybersecurity.
Via Satellite: Adversaries Capitalize While US Debates Space as Critical Infrastructure, Panelists Say.
Via Satellite: The EU Faces Legal Changes Ahead for Cybersecurity in Space.

De Tijd: België wordt hub om cruciale data uit ruimte te beschermen.

EDA: EDA and ESA deepen cooperation on cyber resilience.

Space News: Connecting the Dots | Crowded orbits pose new security threats.


Satellietproductie.
Space News: Terran Orbital to build plant to produce more than 1,000 satellites per year.
Parabolic Arc: Terran Orbital to Invest $300 Million in Florida to Construct the World’s Largest, State-of-the-Art, Commercial Spacecraft Facility.
Florida Today: Terran Orbital chooses KSC for world's largest satellite factory, thousands of jobs.
Florida Today: Photos: Terran Orbital chooses KSC for world's largest satellite factory.


Nog wat lanceernieuws.
Via Satellite: EnduroSat Signs Launch Contract With German Isar Aerospace (Spectrum).
Via Satellite: ABL Space Systems Nearly Doubles Valuation After Closing Additional Series B Funding.
Space News: ABL Space Systems raises $200 million.

NasaSpaceFlight: Reusability on the horizon for small satellite launch providers.


Om af te ronden – Mannequin Skywalker naar een museum.
Collect Space: Samuel Adams brews 'Space Craft' beer with Inspiration4-flown hops.


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