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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/45–572

Met de terugkerende Crew 2 bemanning en de lancering van Crew 3 ging er weer veel aandacht deze week naar SpaceX en het ISS. Meer SpaceX kwam er van Starship Ship 20. Er was een geslaagde statische test met de 6 motoren tegelijkertijd. Geen verrassing was het nieuws over de eerste bemande maanlanding sinds het Apollo project. NASA liet weten die niet meer in 2024 te verwachten. Ten vroegste dus in 2025. Maar eerst moet Artemis 1 nog gelanceerd worden.

Bij de foto: Prachtig zicht op een vertrekkende Falcon 9 met aan boord een nieuwe reeks Starlink-satellieten. Bron: SpaceX (screendump uit de live stream).


JWST – Nog een maand ...
Spaceflight Now: Ariane 5 fairing cleared for Webb launch after “perfect” performance on last flight.

ESA: Webb’s Ariane 5 core stage made ready.

NasaSpaceFlight: The mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope: looking into the past.

Nog een filmpje:
JWST: James Webb Space Telescope Deployment Sequence (Nominal).


CSS – Ruimtewandeling met eerste vrouwelijke Chinese ruimtevaarder.
ECNS: Chinese astronauts' EVAs to help extend mechanical arm.
ECNS: China's Shenzhou-13 taikonauts complete first extravehicular mission.
Pan Daily: Shenzhou-13 Crew Conducts First Extravehicular Activities, Wang Yaping Becomes First Female Chinese Astronaut to Spacewalk.
SpaceCom: China's Shenzhou 13 crew takes its first spacewalk, the country's 1st by a female astronaut.
Spaceflight Now: China’s first female spacewalker helps outfit space station robotic arm.

Spacepage: Eerste Chinese vrouwelijke ruimtewandeling vanuit Chinees ruimtestation.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: Shenzhou-13 taikonauts conduct first-ever extravehicular activities (and an evacuation drill).
CGTN: Wang Yaping becomes China's first female astronaut to conduct spacewalk.
New China TV: LIVE: Shenzhou-13 astronauts conduct extravehicular activities.
CGTN: Live: Special coverage on China's Shenzhou-13 space mission.
CCTV: China's Shenzhou-13 Taikonauts Complete First Extravehicular Mission.
CGTN: Veteran Chinese astronaut completes second spacewalk after 13 years.

SciNews: Astronaut Wang Yaping begins first spacewalk.
SciNews: Shenzhou-13 astronauts complete first spacewalk.

CCTV: Chinese Female Astronaut Shares Inspiring Personal Stories.


ISS – Bemanning Crew Dragon Crew 2 weer thuis.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Crew-2: NASA, SpaceX Adjust Space Station Departure Date.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Prepares for Undocking.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Crew-2: Crew Dragon Undocked at 2:05 p.m. EST from International Space Station.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Crew-2 Astronauts Conduct First “Fly Around” from Inside Crew Dragon.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Crew-2: Astronauts Preparing for Final Hour before Splashdown.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Crew-2: Crew Dragon Deorbit Burn Complete.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Crew-2: Astronauts Safely Return to Earth at 10:33 p.m. EST.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Crew-2 Astronauts Safely Splash Down in Gulf of Mexico.

NASA: Crew-2 Astronauts Safely Splash Down in Gulf of Mexico.
ESA: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet returns after an action-packed six months in orbit.
Teslarati: SpaceX Dragon returns astronauts to Earth after record-breaking spaceflight.
JAXA: Return of Crew Dragon Spacecraft (Crew-2) with JAXA Astronaut HOSHIDE Akihiko.

Spaceflight Now: Dragon to perform first 360-degree flyaround of space station since shuttle.
Space News: Crew-2 astronauts return to Earth.
NasaSpaceFlight: Crew-2 returns to Earth after six-month stay on the ISS.
Collect Space: SpaceX Crew-2 splash down from station on Dragon Endeavour.

Spaceflight Now: Live coverage: Dragon crew capsule splashes down in Gulf of Mexico.

SpaceCom: Stargazers spot SpaceX's Crew-2 Dragon streaking across the night sky in amazing photos.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Crew-2 Mission | Hatch Closing (live).
SpaceX: Crew-2 Mission | Departure (live).
SpaceX: Crew-2 Mission | Return (live).

ESA: Alpha: a return to Earth in one minute.
ESA: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet arrives in Europe after 199 days in space.
ESA: Interview with Thomas Pesquet on return to Earth a second time.
ESA: News conference with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

SciNews: SpaceX Crew-2 “Endeavour” Crew Dragon Hatch Closure.
SciNews: SpaceX Crew-2 “Endeavour” Crew Dragon undocking, fly around and departure.
SciNews: SpaceX Crew-2 “Endeavour” Crew Dragon Splashdown.
SciNews: SpaceX Crew-2 “Endeavour” Crew Dragon recovery operations and astronauts egress.

SpaceX: Crew-2 Mission | Recap.

ESA: Dragon Endeavour tour [in French with English subtitles].


Japanse Epsilon lanceert 9 satellieten.
JAXA: Updated Launch Schedule of the Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-2 aboard Epsilon-5.
NHK: Epsilon-5 rocket launched carrying 9 satellites.

Space News: Japan’s Epsilon 5 rocket launches nine small satellites.
NasaSpaceFlight: Japan’s Epsilon launches RAISE-2 and eight secondary satellites.

Filmpje:
SciNews: Epsilon-5 launches Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-2.


ISS – Na geslaagde lancering arriveer Crew Dragon Crew 3 in het ruimtestation.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Key Milestones to Keep in Mind for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Mission.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Separation Confirmed, Crew Dragon Now Flying Solo.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Underway as Endurance Journeys to Station.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Ahead of Schedule for Docking.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: The Station Crew Welcomed Four New Members.

Space News: Crew-3 mission cleared for launch.
NASA: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Astronauts Headed to International Space Station.
Collect Space: SpaceX's Crew-3 lifts off for space station on Dragon Endurance.
Space News: SpaceX launches Crew-3 commercial crew mission for NASA.
Ars Technica: SpaceX is beginning to get the hang of human spaceflight.
Teslarati: SpaceX aces fifth astronaut launch in a year and half.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX debuts new Dragon capsule in launch to the International Space Station.
Collect Space: Out of Earth's 'shell,' SpaceX's Crew-3 reveal turtle as zero-g indicator.

PhysOrg: SpaceX crew launch marks 600 space travelers in 60 years.

ESA: Cosmic Kiss mission begins as Matthias Maurer arrives at the Space Station.
Teslarati: SpaceX Dragon delivers astronauts to space station ahead of schedule.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX crew capsule docks at International Space Station.

Spaceflight Now: Raja Chari is the first rookie astronaut in 48 years to command a NASA mission.

De vlucht in enkele livestreams:
NASA: Media Briefing: Crew-3 Prelaunch News Conference.
SpaceX: Crew-3 Mission | Launch.
NASA: Media Briefing: Crew-3 Postlaunch News Conference.
SpaceX: Crew-3 Mission | Coast.
SpaceX: Crew-3 Mission | Coast and Rendezvous.
SpaceX: Crew-3 Mission | Approach and Docking.

De lancering in een reeks korte filmpjes:
NASA: Crew-3 Mission Overview.
NASA: Crew-3 Suit up.
NASA: Crew-3 Walkout.
NASA: Crew-3 Access Arm.
NASA: Crew-3 Hatch Closure.
NASA: Crew-3 Launch.
SciNews: SpaceX Crew-3 launch and Falcon 9 first stage landing.
NASA: Crew-3: Spacecraft Sep.
Collect Space: SpaceX's Crew-3 reveals zero-g indicator (turtle).
NASA: Crew-3 Launch Day Highlights.

SciNews: SpaceX Crew-3 docking.
SciNews: SpaceX Crew-3 hatch opening.

ESA: Throwing a Cosmic Kiss – Matthias Maurer's journey to the International Space Station.
ESA: Crew-3: meet Matthias Maurer.


SpaceX lanceert satellieten voor een nieuwe Starlink-laag. Meer Starlink nieuws.
Space News: SpaceX launches Starlink satellites after upgrading user antennas.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX conducts Saturday Starlink launch from Cape Canaveral.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch.
Florida Today: Weather forces SpaceX to scrub Starlink launch; next attempt this weekend.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Starlink Mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: Falcon 9 Launch of 53 Starlink Satellites – Live.
SciNews: SpaceX Starlink 31 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing, 13 November 2021.

Wat Starlink-nieuws.
Teslarati: SpaceX launches small, more compact Starlink internet dish
The Verge: SpaceX’s Starlink reveals new smaller, rectangular user dish to connect to satellites


RocketLab stelt Electron-lancering uit. Nieuws van BlackSky.
Spaceflight: Next Up: Two dedicated Blacksjy launches with RocketLab.
SpaceCom: Rocket Lab to launch satellites, recover booster on Tuesday.
Spaceflight Now: Live coverage: Rocket Lab scrubs launch attempt in New Zealand.

Space News: U.S. government contracts lift BlackSky’s financial performance.
Parabolic Arc: BlackSky Reports Net Loss of $46.9 Million.
GeekWire: BlackSky makes a deal to sell satellite imagery to NASA — and makes its first quarterly report.


Noorwegen krijgt een lanceerbasis (voor kleine satellieten).
Norsk Romsenter: Green light for satellite launch base at Andøya in Norway.


SpinLaunch – Slinger je satelliet de ruimte in.
Space News: SpinLaunch conducts first test of suborbital accelerator at Spaceport America.
CNBC: Alternative rocket builder SpinLaunch completes first test flight.
Spacepage: SpinLaunch wil satellieten de ruimte inslingeren.

Filmpje:
Scott Manley: Can Spinlaunch Throw Rockets Into Space?


Virgin Galactic – 3 vluchten per maand vanaf 2023. Tickets weer te koop.
Bloomberg: Virgin Galactic Planning Three Space Flights a Month From 2023.
Space News: Virgin Galactic adds 100 customers after resuming ticket sales.

Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo Returns to Mojave for Overhaul.


Meer nieuws uit het wereldje van het ruimtetoerisme.
AstroBlogs: Italië wil suborbitale ruimtevluchten gaan lanceren vanaf eigen bodem.

RoomEU: UAE and Blue Origin enter into space tourism partnership.
Parabolic Arc: Blue Origin Eyes UAE as Possible Launch Site.


Blue Origin toont New Shepard dummy.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin practices with a dummy version of its New Glenn orbital rocket in Florida.
Florida Today: Blue Origin's New Glenn pathfinder on the move at Kennedy Space Center (met filmpje).

Parabolic Arc: Blue Origin Signs Long-Term Agreements With Four Kansas Companies to Support New Glenn Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle and Engine Programs.


ISS – Soyuz MS-20.
TASS: Japanese space tourists to pass final cosmonaut training tests on November 15-16.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Ahead of Schedule for Docking.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Dragon Endurance Docked to the Space Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: The Station Crew Welcomed Four New Members.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/05/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/08/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/09/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/10/2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of November 8, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
TASS: ISS orbit to be raised before launch of Soyuz spacecraft with Japanese tourists.
TASS: Space debris to approach international orbital outpost on November 12, Roscosmos predicts.
SpaceCom: Space station to dodge Chinese space junk before SpaceX Crew-3 astronaut launch.
TASS: ISS orbit to be adjusted to avoid collision with space debris.
TASS: ISS boosts orbit to avoid collision with space debris.
TASS: Roscosmos cancels ISS orbit adjustment after space debris avoidance maneuver.

TASS: Russia to use orbital outpost at least until 2027-2028, says Roscosmos official.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: A Science Exchange In Orbit: 11/12/2021.
Scott Manley: How To Deorbit The International Space Station Safely.


CSS – Nieuws uit het Chinese ruimtestation.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: Space Log: How Chinese astronauts make their home in space.
CGTN: Space Log: New footage shows Chinese astronauts dining in space.
CGTN: Space Log: China's orbiting hair salon goes into business.
CGTN: Space Log: Chinese astronauts show you how to clean a space station.
New China TV: GLOBALink | How do Chinese astronauts dispose of kitchen waste in space?
CGTN: How are taikonauts exercising inside space station?


Artemis – Bemande maanlanding uitgesteld tot (ten vroegste) 2025.
NASA: NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions.
Teslarati: SpaceX, NASA celebrate Blue Origin’s lunar lander lawsuit loss and get back to work.
Space News: NASA to provide Artemis update.
Space News: NASA delays human lunar landing to at least 2025.
Ars Technica: NASA delays Moon landings, says Blue Origin legal tactics partly to blame.
BBC: Nasa's Moon return pushed back to 2025.

Filmpje:
NASA: Media Briefing: NASA’s Artemis Update.


Artemis – Meer nieuws over de terugkeer naar de Maan.
NasaSpaceFlight: Umbilical hardware arrives for SLS ML-2, runs out of funding.
NasaSpaceFlight: EGS, Jacobs begin Artemis 1 pre-launch testing and checkout push.

NASA: NASA Tests Beacon for Safe Recovery of Astronauts on Artemis Missions.
ESA: Space tablet for the Moon.
The Conversation: The Moon’s top layer alone has enough oxygen to sustain 8 billion people for 100,000 years.

Collect Space: Build to launch: LEGO minifigures to fly on NASA Artemis I mission.
Collect Space: Snoopy to fly on NASA's Artemis I mission in one-of-a-kind spacesuit.


Plannen voor nieuwe bemande ruimtemissies voor UAE.
Space News: U.A.E. examining options for future human spaceflight missions


SpaceX – Starship – Static fire voor de 6 motoren van Ship 20.
Teslarati: SpaceX targeting Starlink launch, Starship static fire in 24-hour period.
SpaceX: SpaceX fires up Starship SN20 prototype in key 6-engine test (video).

De (alweer) vele filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 21 Nosecone Stacked | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 Readied for Static Fire Testing with Six Raptor Engines | Starship Update (Narrated).
NasaSpaceFlight: Apollo the Robot Dog Spotted at Starbase | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 Prepped for Next Static Fire Attempt | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 Six Raptor Static Fire Test | SpaceX Boca Chica.
Lab Padre: Starship S20 6 Raptor Static Fire With Thermal View And Slow-Mo.
NasaSpaceFlight: New Starship Forward Aerocover Delivered | SpaceX Boca Chica.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
Gizmodo: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Getting Absolutely Clobbered by Dust.
De studie “Tiny Grains, Severe Damage: Hypervelocity Dust Impacts on a Spacecraft Produce Plasma Explosions and Debris Clouds” in kwestie vind je hier (WORD-document).
Zenit Online: NASA-ruimtesonde Parker is doelwit van talrijke ‘plasma-explosies’.

Venus:
NASA: Meet VMS – the briefcase-sized chemistry lab headed to Venus (DAVINCI).

Aarde:
Space News: Earth needs a ‘mission control’ to manage climate data collected from space.
ESA: Satellites detect large methane emissions from Madrid landfills.
NOAA: NedTalk 2021: Low Earth Orbit NOAA Satellite Data.
ESA: Carbon dioxide monitoring satellite given the shakes.
EO Open Science: ESA Cryosphere MOOC Introduction (filmpje).
Space News: South Korean ground station operator orders its first EO satellite.
ESA: Satellites for safer seas… and a safer world!
ESA: Satellites pinpoint communities at risk of permafrost thaw.

Maan:
Inside Outer Space: Russia’s Robotic Moon Program: Update.

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3289-3291: Go For Drilling on Zechstein!
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3292-3293: Celebrating Zechstein with a Science Feast!
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3294-3295: Extra Energy for Extraterrestrial Science!
Video From Space: Ingenuity's 15th flight on Mars! See first pics & entire 14th flight (filmpje).
Gizmodo: The Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Is Going Back to Where It All Started.
ECNS: China's Mars orbiter enters remote-sensing orbit.
ECNS: Mars rover, orbiter set to resume operations.
SpaceCom: China's Tianwen 1 Mars orbiter changes orbit to begin planetary survey.
CGTN: China's Tianwen-1 orbiter enters remote-sensing Mars orbit (filmpje).
CCTV: China's Mars Orbiter to Obtain Initial Globe-wide Observation Data by Next June: Designer (filmpje).
SciNews: Tianwen-1 orbiter enters into its science orbit (filmpje).
NASA: NASA Tests Design for Mars Sample Return.
SpaceCom: 'Twins' of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover and Ingenuity helicopter are touring the US.

Lucy:
SpaceCom: NASA says a glitchy strap could be behind Lucy asteroid probe's solar array troubles.


ViaSat koopt Inmarsat.
Space News: Viasat buying Inmarsat in $7.3 billion deal.


HST – Nieuws over de problemen met de Hubble Space Telescope.
Universe Today: Hubble is Back Online — Partially.
SpaceCom: NASA considering software fixes for sidelined Hubble Space Telescope.


Om af te ronden: Glen de Vries – die samen met William Shatner en Blue Origin de ruimte opzocht – komt om het leven in een vliegtuigcrash.
Space News: Blue Origin astronaut dies in plane crash.
Gizmodo: Man Who Flew to Space With William Shatner Dies in Plane Crash.


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