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The Downlink – August 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 July 2021 — 31 July 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 10
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
In the News!
  • On 11th July Virgin Galactic had their first fully crewed mission to the edge of space with Richard Branson onboard in SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity.
  • On 17th July NASA announced that scientific observations from the Hubble Space Telescope had resumed on a backup computer after being placed in a "safe mode" since June 13.
  • On 20th July Blue Origin had their first fully crewed mission to the edge of space with Jeff Bezos onboard in a New Shepard capsule.
  • On 26th July The Pirs module was the first permanent ISS module to be decommissioned. After docking to the ISS on 17th September 2001, just under 20 years ago.
  • On 29th July The ISS was moved out of its normal orientation after the Nauka module (a new Russian module) was docked and started firing its thrusters.
Article of the month.

Shuttle-Centaur was a version of the Centaur upper stage rocket designed to be carried aloft inside the Space Shuttle. Two variants were developed: Centaur G-Prime and Centaur G. The powerful Centaur upper stage allowed for heavier deep space probes, and for them to reach Jupiter sooner. However, neither variant ever flew on a Shuttle.

Image of the month.

This is an Extreme Deep Field image taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, released by NASA on September 25th, 2012. With exposure dates from July 2002 to March 2012.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 120. Total number of members: 333.

July Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Soyuz-2.1b – OneWeb 8 (1st at 12:48:33)   Success
  2.   Long March 2DJilin-1 (3rd at 02:51)   Success
  3.   Long March 4CFengyun 3E (4th at 23:28)   Success
  4.   Long March 3C/ETianlian I-05 (6th at 15:53)   Success
  5.   Long March 6 – Ningxia 1 (9th at 11:59)   Success
  6.   Long March 2CYaogan 30-10 (19th at 00:19)   Success
  7.   Proton-MNauka (21st at 14:58:25)   Success
  8.   Long March 2D – Tianhui-1D (29th at 04:01)   Success
  9.   Electron – Monolith (29th at 06:00)   Success
  10.   Ariane 5 ECASO-D2 & Eutelsat (30th at 21:00)   Success

August Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 July 2021.
Spaceflight articles by quality and importance
Quality Importance
Top High Mid Low NA ??? Total
  FA 7 19 5 7 38
  FL 1 4 4 9
  FM 102 102
  GA 11 24 34 54 123
B 2 48 40 52 142
C 56 160 545 510 12 1,283
Start 36 157 1,106 2,244 374 3,917
Stub 9 244 2,188 233 2,674
List 14 126 79 218 1 438
Category 1,032 1,032
Disambig 49 49
File 207 207
Portal 55 55
Project 68 68
Redirect 2 1 1 1,134 1 1,139
Template 501 501
Other 31 31
Assessed 126 546 2,058 5,278 3,179 621 11,808
Unassessed 3 1 74 78
Total 126 546 2,058 5,281 3,180 695 11,886

Monthly Changes

Since June: 24 pages have been added to spaceflight. There are 4 more files. There is 1 more B class article, 5 more C class articles, 10 more start class articles & 2 more stub class articles.
The 2 additional FM class have been FM for a few years, they just registered this month.

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The Downlink – August 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 July 2021 — 31 July 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 10
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
In the News!
  • On 11th July Virgin Galactic had their first fully crewed mission to the edge of space with Richard Branson onboard in SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity.
  • On 17th July NASA announced that scientific observations from the Hubble Space Telescope had resumed on a backup computer after being placed in a "safe mode" since June 13.
  • On 20th July Blue Origin had their first fully crewed mission to the edge of space with Jeff Bezos onboard in a New Shepard capsule.
  • On 26th July The Pirs module was the first permanent ISS module to be decommissioned. After docking to the ISS on 17th September 2001, just under 20 years ago.
  • On 29th July The ISS was moved out of its normal orientation after the Nauka module (a new Russian module) was docked and started firing its thrusters.
Article of the month.

Shuttle-Centaur was a version of the Centaur upper stage rocket designed to be carried aloft inside the Space Shuttle. Two variants were developed: Centaur G-Prime and Centaur G. The powerful Centaur upper stage allowed for heavier deep space probes, and for them to reach Jupiter sooner. However, neither variant ever flew on a Shuttle.

Image of the month.

This is an Extreme Deep Field image taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, released by NASA on September 25th, 2012. With exposure dates from July 2002 to March 2012.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 120. Total number of members: 333.

July Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Soyuz-2.1b – OneWeb 8 (1st at 12:48:33)   Success
  2.   Long March 2DJilin-1 (3rd at 02:51)   Success
  3.   Long March 4CFengyun 3E (4th at 23:28)   Success
  4.   Long March 3C/ETianlian I-05 (6th at 15:53)   Success
  5.   Long March 6 – Ningxia 1 (9th at 11:59)   Success
  6.   Long March 2CYaogan 30-10 (19th at 00:19)   Success
  7.   Proton-MNauka (21st at 14:58:25)   Success
  8.   Long March 2D – Tianhui-1D (29th at 04:01)   Success
  9.   Electron – Monolith (29th at 06:00)   Success
  10.   Ariane 5 ECASO-D2 & Eutelsat (30th at 21:00)   Success

August Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 July 2021.
Spaceflight articles by quality and importance
Quality Importance
Top High Mid Low NA ??? Total
  FA 7 19 5 7 38
  FL 1 4 4 9
  FM 102 102
  GA 11 24 34 54 123
B 2 48 40 52 142
C 56 160 545 510 12 1,283
Start 36 157 1,106 2,244 374 3,917
Stub 9 244 2,188 233 2,674
List 14 126 79 218 1 438
Category 1,032 1,032
Disambig 49 49
File 207 207
Portal 55 55
Project 68 68
Redirect 2 1 1 1,134 1 1,139
Template 501 501
Other 31 31
Assessed 126 546 2,058 5,278 3,179 621 11,808
Unassessed 3 1 74 78
Total 126 546 2,058 5,281 3,180 695 11,886

Monthly Changes

Since June: 24 pages have been added to spaceflight. There are 4 more files. There is 1 more B class article, 5 more C class articles, 10 more start class articles & 2 more stub class articles.
The 2 additional FM class have been FM for a few years, they just registered this month.

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Newsletter contributor: Terasail

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The Signpost: 29 August 2021Edit

WikiProject SpaceXEdit

Hi. Would you be interested in joining a WikiProject SpaceX? If you are please add support on it proposal page. @StarshipSLS:

Yes! I would be glad too! StarshipSLS (Talk), (My Contributions) 16:57, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

@StarshipSN20 StarshipSLS (Talk), (My Contributions) 16:59, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

@StarshipSN20: StarshipSLS (Talk), (My Contributions) 17:01, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

The Downlink – September 2021Edit

  The Downlink The WikiProject Spaceflight Newsletter
1 August 2021 — 31 August 2021
Volume 1 — Issue 11
Spaceflight Project • Project discussion • Members • Assessment • Open tasks • Popular pages • The Downlink
In the News!
  • On 12th August a GSLV Mk.2 rocket with the EOS-03 Earth observation satellite as a payload encountered a third stage failure and crashed back into the ground after reaching a maximum altitude of 140km (87 miles).
  • On 20th August a 5 hour 55 minute spacewalk was completed by chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming on the Tiangong space station.
  • On 28th August an Astra rocket had an engine failure at launch, but managed to recover and fly to the upper atmosphere before leaving its flight corridor, resulting in flight temination.
Article of the month.

Apollo 7 was the first crewed flight in NASA's Apollo program, and saw the resumption of human spaceflight by the agency after the fire that killed the three Apollo 1 astronauts. The Apollo 7 crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with command module pilot Donn F. Eisele and lunar module pilot R. Walter Cunningham.

Image of the month.

Official portrait of Ilan Ramon, an astronaut killed during the failed re-entry of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 122. Total number of members: 335.

August Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Hyperbola-1Jilin-1 (3rd at 07:39)   Failure
  2.   Long March 6 – KL-Beta A/B (4th at 11:01)   Success
  3.   Long March 3B/EChinaSat 2E (5th at 16:30:05)   Success
  4.   Antares 230+Cygnus NG-16 (10th at 22:01:05)   Success
  5.   GSLV Mk II – EOS-03 (GISAT-1) (12th at 00:13)   Failure
  6.     VegaPléiades-Neo 4 (17th at 01:47:06)   Success
  7.   Long March 4B – Tianhui-2 02 (18th at 22:32)   Success
  8.     Soyuz-2.1bOneWeb 9 (21st at 22:13:40)   Success
  9.   Long March 2C – RSW-01 (24th at 11:15)   Success
  10.   Long March 3B/E – TJSW-7 (24th at 15:41)   Success
  11.   Rocket 3STP-27AD1 (28th at 22:35)   Failure
  12.   Falcon 9CRS-23 (29th at 07:14:49)   Success

September Launches
Launch dates can change. See a current list: here.


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 August 2021.
Spaceflight articles by quality and importance
Quality Importance
Top High Mid Low NA ??? Total
  FA 7 19 5 7 38
  FL 1 4 4 9
  FM 102 102
  GA 10 24 34 54 122
B 4 48 41 53 146
C 57 160 546 530 1,293
Start 34 157 1,106 2,262 374 3,933
Stub 9 244 2,197 1 234 2,685
List 14 124 79 225 1 443
Category 1,033 1,033
Disambig 1 49 50
File 206 206
Portal 55 55
Project 58 58
Redirect 2 1,140 1,142
Template 504 504
Other 22 22
Assessed 126 544 2,059 5,333 3,170 609 11,841
Unassessed 53 53
Total 126 544 2,059 5,333 3,170 662 11,894

Monthly Changes

Since July: 8 pages have been added to spaceflight. There is 1 less file. There is 1 less GA class article and are 4 less B-class, 10 more C-class, 17 more start-class and 11 new stub-class articles.

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