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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/52–579

De laatste NUDR van 2021 werd online gezet op de eerste dag van het nieuwe jaar. Met andere woorden, 't is hét moment om jullie allemaal een heel fijn 2022 toe te wensen. En dat ook dit jaar een geweldig ruimtevaartjaar mag worden.

Het beste nieuws komt voorlopig nog steeds van James Webb Space Telescope, want het openplooien van de telescoop loopt nog steeds volgens plan. De verrassing kwam uit Iran, want zij zorgden uiteindelijk voor de laatste (maar mislukte) lancering van 2021. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Het zonnezeil van de James Webb Space Telescope is ontplooid. Maar het is nog lang niet gedaan.


Russische Soyuz lanceert opnieuw 36 OneWeb-satellieten.
TASS: Russia’s Soyuz-2.1b rocket installed at Baikonur before launch of OneWeb satellites.
TASS: Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket with 36 OneWeb satellites blasts off from Baikonur.
TASS: Soyuz rocket with OneWeb satellites lifts off from Baikonur in normal mode — Roscosmos.
TASS: First two groups of OneWeb satellites launched from Baikonur separate from booster.

NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz 2.1b successfully launches 36 OneWeb Satellites.
Space News: Arianespace wraps up 2021 with OneWeb launch.

Russian Space News: Roscosmos launched 284 OneWeb satellites in 2021.

Filmpjes:
Roscosmos: Assemblage raket.
Yuzhny Space Centre: De raket naar het lanceerplatform.
Arianespace: Arianespace Flight ST37 - OneWeb (EN).
ESA: ST37 Lift-Off sequence.
SciNews: OneWeb 12 launch.

Wat oudere artikels (omgekeerd chronologisch):
Space Watch: Airbus and OneWeb connect European governments and armies.
Space News: No decision yet on where to build OneWeb second-generation satellites.
Space News: Intelsat and OneWeb demonstrate integrated GEO and LEO broadband service.
Space News: India’s PM vows broader public-private space cooperation as OneWeb eyes Indian launches.
Space News: OneWeb secures $1 billion insurance deal for remaining constellation.


Derde Angara-testvlucht (bijna) een succes.
TASS: Launch of Angara space rocket from Plesetsk postponed till December 24 — sources.
TASS: Angara-A5 launch postponed due to ground equipment failure — source.
TASS: Persei booster with payload mockup separates from Angara’s third stage.
TASS: Roscosmos chief offers congratulations on successful launch of Angara carrier rocket.

Er is sprake van een mogelijk falende upper stage:
NasaSpaceFlight: Russia launches third and final Angara A5 demonstration mission.

Informatie over Angara A5 vind je hier.

Een filmpje:
Russische Ministerie van Defensie: Beelden van de Angara-A5-lancering.


Chinese LM 2D lanceert Tianhui-4.
ECNS: China successfully launches Tianhui-4 satellite.
ECNS: China successfully launches Tianhui-4 satellite (foto’s).

NasaSpaceFlight: China launches Chang Zheng 2D with Tianhui 4 payload.

Een filmpje:
SciNews: Long March-2D launches TianHui-4.


De laatste lancering van het jaar ..
Chinese LM-3B lanceert nieuwe militaire comsat TJSW-9.
ECNS: China launches new communication technology experiment satellite.
NasaSpaceFlight: China completes 2021 with military TJSW-9 satellite launch.

SpaceCom: China closes record-breaking year with orbital launches from Jiuquan and Xichang.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches New Communication Technology Experiment Satellite.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches TJSW-9.


… was dan toch niet de laatste lancering van het jaar.
Iraanse lancering van drie satellieten lijkt mislukt.
AP News: Iran launches rocket into space amid Vienna nuclear talks.
EuroNews: Iran launches rocket into space, state TV says.
Reuters: Iran space launch fails to put payloads into orbit, official says.
VOA News: Iran Space Launch Fails to Put Payloads Into Orbit, Official Says.

NasaSpaceFlight: Iran’s Simorgh rocket falls short of orbit with three payloads aboard.


SpaceX had een beetje geluk bij landing eerste trap Falcon 9 (CRS-24).
Teslarati: SpaceX almost loses Falcon 9 booster at sea.


Openplooien James Webb Space Telescope loopt voorlopig volgens plan.
Vorige week –  na de lancering – gebeurde er dit:
Spaceflight Now: Webb telescope completes first course correction burn, deploys main antenna.

En dat werd vervolgt deze week met het volgende:
NASA JWST Blog: More Than You Wanted to Know About Webb’s Mid-Course Corrections!
NASA JWST Blog: More Details on Webb’s Launch.
NASA JWST Blog: Webb’s Second Mid-Course Correction Burn.
NASA JWST Blog: Forward Pallet Structure Lowered, Beginning Multiple-Day Sunshield Deployment.
NASA JWST Blog: Aft Sunshield Pallet Deployed.
NASA JWST Blog: NASA Says Webb’s Excess Fuel Likely to Extend its Lifetime Expectations.
NASA JWST Blog: Webb Team Begins Process of Extending Deployable Tower Assembly.
NASA JWST Blog: Webb’s Deployable Tower Assembly Extends in Space.
NASA JWST Blog: Webb Ready for Sunshield Deployment and Cooldown.
NASA JWST Blog: Webb’s Aft Momentum Flap Deployed.
NASA JWST Blog:  Webb Team Releases Sunshield Covers.
NASA JWST Blog:  First of Two Sunshield Mid-Booms Deploys.
NASA JWST Blog: With Webb’s Mid-Booms Extended, Sunshield Takes Shape.
NASA JWST Blog: Webb Team Releases Sunshield Covers.

ESA: Precise Ariane 5 launch likely to extend Webb's expected lifetime.

NasaSpaceFlight: James Webb Space Telescope en route to L2; deployment sequence underway.
SpaceCom: James Webb Space Telescope sails beyond the orbit of the moon after 2nd course correction.
SpaceCom: James Webb Space Telescope begins unfolding delicate, massive sunshield.
Space News: JWST begins sunshield deployment.
Spaceflight Now: Telescope tower extends on Webb observatory.
SpaceCom: James Webb Space Telescope uncovers massive sunshield in next step of risky deployment.
SpaceCom: Why the James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield deployment takes so long.

Belgium In Space: Succesvolle lancering voor de James Webb Space Telescope met belangrijke Belgische bijdrage.

Mashable: If the Webb telescope sunshield doesn't open, here’s what NASA will do.

SpaceCom: 5 space missions to look forward to now that the James Webb Space Telescope has launched.

Nog een filmpje:
JWST: Elements of Webb: Silicon, It Works!, Ep08.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights, alsook het Russische “Report on the Russian Crew”.
NASA ISS Blog: Last Week of 2021 Sees New Space Research Kick Off.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Unpacks Cargo Dragon and Starts New Space Research.
NASA ISS Blog: Station Residents Wrap Up 2021 With Spacesuits and Dragon Work.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/23/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/27/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/28/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/29/2021.

Deze week geen Science Highlights, en geen Russische dagrapporten.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Mars Daily: Experiments show algae can survive in Mars-like environment.
Parabolic Arc: Research on Ageing Launched to International Space Station.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 66 inflight with KGW-TV News - December 29, 2021.


CSS – Relletje met Musk – Het Chinese ruimtestation moest uitwijken voor Starlink-satellieten.
CNA: China urges US to protect its space station from satellites.
ECNS: Near miss in outer space prompts call for US respect.

Space News: China’s space station maneuvered to avoid Starlink satellites.
BBC: Elon Musk criticised after China space complaint to UN.
Ars Technica: China upset about needing to dodge SpaceX Starlink satellites.
Ars Technica: Elon Musk rejects claims his satellites are squeezing out rivals in space.
BBC: Elon Musk rejects claims that his satellites are hogging space.

Spacepage: Chinees ruimtestation moet Starlink satellieten ontwijken.


CSS – Nieuws uit het Chinese ruimtestation.
Global Times: Update: Shenzhou-13 crew delivers 2nd spacewalk.
SpaceCom: Spacewalking Chinese astronauts add camera to Tiangong space station module.

Filmpjes:
PointOfView: Heart-stopping highlights of 2nd Shenzhou-13 spacewalk (EVA).
CCTV: Shenzhou-13 Crew Lift Panoramic Camera During Extravehicular Activities.
New China TV: GLOBALink| Yearender: Chinese astronauts show how to work hard, play hard.
CCTV: High-Tech Coating on Spacecraft Brings Fruitful Results to China's Space Cause.


ARTEMIS – Nieuwtjes.
Space News: Japan wants a JAXA astronaut to be first “non-American” to join a NASA lunar landing.

Collect Space: LEGO to launch NASA-inspired moon sets in time for Artemis I launch.


SpaceX – FAA stelt eerste orbital lancering Starship met minstens 2 maanden uit.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first orbital Starship launch runs into more FAA delays.
Tesmanian: SpaceX Starship Boca Chica Launch Site FAA Environmental Assessment Completion Gets Delayed Until The End Of February.
Space News: FAA delays completion of Starship environmental review.
Space News: 1st orbital test flight of SpaceX's Starship Mars rocket pushed to March at the earliest.
Parabolic Arc: FAA Delays Completion of SpaceX Boca Chica Environmental Assessment by Two Months.

SpaceCom: SpaceX fires up Starship SN20 prototype again ahead of landmark test flight.
Tesmanian: SpaceX Ignites Starship SN20's Methane-Fueled Raptor Engines Again In Preparation For Orbital Flight.
Teslarati: SpaceX to upgrade Starship with 50% more Raptor engines.

Tesmanian: SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Says Building A Sustainable Colony On Mars Will Set Up Humanity For Interstellar Travel.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Booster 7 Stacking Ops in High Bay | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 Readied for More Raptor Testing | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 Static Fires (Again) | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 20 Static Fires (Again) | SpaceX Boca Chica.
LabPadre: Starship 20 Static Fire #4.
NasaSpaceFlight: Booster 4 Removed From Orbital Launch Mount | SpaceX Boca Chica.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde: 
Military Times: Satellite images track new Russian military deployments near Ukraine.

Maan:
SpaceCom: China has moon's south pole in its sights with 3 missions launching this decade.

Mars:
BIRA: RoadMap team: Lori Neary (BIRA-IASB) (filmpje).
BIRA: RoadMap team: Yannick Willame (BIRA-IASB) (filmpje).

Jupiter:
SpaceCom: Hear the largest moon in the solar system sing in new squeaky Juno video.

Pscyhe: 
IEEE: NASA mission to a metal world.

Komeet:
Astrum: The Discovery No-one Expected Found in Stardust.


RocketLab – Neutron en andere nieuwtjes.
Space News: Rocket Lab to acquire SolAero Holdings.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: NSF Live: Peter Beck talks Rocket Lab's Neutron.
Everyday Astronaut:Talking about Rocket Lab’s Neutron with Peter Beck.
Scott Manley: Rocket Lab's Neutron Rocket's Innovative Design Explained By Peter Beck - CEO of Rocket Lab.


Virgin Orbit – Nieuwtjes.
Virgin Orbit: SatRevolution Secures Series B Funding from Virgin Orbit.
Virgin Orbit: Virgin Orbit expands space solutions business with Hypersat investment.

Space News: Virgin Orbit investing in startups as SPAC merger wraps up.
Space News: Virgin Orbit raises far less than expected from SPAC merger.
Parabolic Arc: Merger Leaves Virgin Orbit with Less Than Half of Funding Originally Planned.

Virgin Orbit: Building towards third commercial launch, Virgin Orbit completes final launch rehearsal.


Meer nieuws uit de wereld van raketten, space ports, ...
Space Daily: RUAG Space: First fully U.S.-made fairing to fly into space.

Space News: Stoke Space raises $65 million for reusable launch vehicle development.

China Daily: Huayi-1 suborbital rocket makes debut flight.

ESA: Ariane 6 Launch zone.
Parabolic Arc: CNES Invites Micro and Mini Launch Operators to Apply to Operate From Guiana Space Center.

Parabolic Arc: Isar Aerospace and German Space Agency at DLR Announce Payloads for First Test Flight of Spectrum Launch Vehicle.

Parabolic Arc: Superior Court Judge Temporarily Blocks Purchase of Land for Spaceport Camden.
PhysOrg: FAA: Georgia spaceport decision near, but more study needed.
FNN: FAA: Georgia spaceport decision near, but more study needed.
Newsweek: Launchpad Approved for Coastal Georgia, But Hurdles Remain Before Rockets Can Launch.

PhysOrg: Science fiction revisited: Ramjet propulsion.


Meer nieuws uit de wereld van satellieten, commerciële ruimtevaart, ...
Space Solutions: What is ESA Space Solutions Belgium.

Space News: Space traffic analytics startup Kayhan Space raises $3.7 million in seed funding.
Space News: SPAC activity may pause but it will be back.
Space News: Satellogic nearing completion of SPAC merger.
Space News: Viasat-Inmarsat deal remains on track.
Space News: Type One Ventures raises investment target.


Over hypersonische toestellen ...
C4ISRnet: New hypersonic missile-tracking satellites pass critical design review.
The Defense Post: US Hypersonic Missile Fails Anew in Third Trial.

Space Daily: Putin hails multiple launch test of hypersonic missile.


Space Force viert 2de verjaardag, en andere nieuwtjes.
Space News: Blue Origin joins U.S. military ‘rocket cargo’ program.
GovCon Wire: Blue Origin to Participate in Rocket Cargo Research Project via TRANSCOM Agreement.

In omgekeerde chronologische volgorde:
C4ISRnet: Space Force issues $32 million contract for prototype space-based sensor.
Space News: GAO raises more questions about DoD’s capabilities to monitor threats in space.
Space News: Space Force eyes lower-cost sensors to monitor geostationary orbit.
Space Policy Online: US Space Force turs two.
Space News: Space Force celebrates second anniversary as arms race in space heats up.
Breaking Defense: Space Force at two: ‘Still a toddler,’ with all that brings.
IEEE Spectrum: What Might War in Space Even Look Like?
Space News: Defense policy bill gives a budget boost to space programs.
Via Satellite: US Space Force to Launch Project Moonlighter Cybersecurity Satellite.
WTVB: U.S. Space Force holds war game to test satellite network under attack.
Space News: On National Security | Russia showed it can attack. Is U.S. Space Force ready to defend?
Space News: Space Force satellite operators not yet ready to embrace in-orbit servicing.
Space News: U.S. Space Force buys three new GPS satellites from Lockheed Martin.
ExecutiveGov: Space Force Kicks Off On-Orbit Servicing Tech Funding Program.
Space News: NASA, Space Force see growing opportunities to use commercial space services.
Space News: Rhea Space Activity to develop cislunar space ‘dashboard’ for U.S. Air Force.
Defense News: From sci-fi to reality: How the US Space Force launched a digital revolution.


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