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In the News!
Article of the month.

Michael Collins was an American astronaut who flew the Apollo 11 command module Columbia around the Moon in 1969 while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the surface. He was selected as part of NASA's third group of 14 astronauts in 1963 and flew in space twice.

Image of the month.

The unofficial flag of earth day which is made of the "Blue Marble" image taken onboard of the Apollo 17 spacecraft with a blue background.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 112.
Total number of members: 325.


April Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L23 (7th at 16:34:18)   Success
  2.   Long March 4B – Shiyan 6-02 (8th at 23:01)   Success
  3.     Soyuz-2.1aMS-18 (9th at 07:42:40)   Success
  4.     Falcon 9 – Crew-2 (23rd at 22:14:08)   Success
  5.   Soyuz-2.1b – OneWeb 6 (25th at 22:14:08)   Success
  6.   Delta IV Heavy – NROL-82 (26th at 20:47)   Success
  7.   Long March 6 – Qilu 1 & Qilu 4 (27th at 03:20)   Success
  8.   Vega – Pléiades Neo 3 (29th at 01:50:00)   Success
  9.   Long March 6 – Tianhe 1 (29th at 03:23:15)   Success
  10.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L24 (29rd at 03:44)   Success
  11.   Long March 6 – Yaogan 34 (27th at 03:20)   Success

May Launches
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  • Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L25
  • GSLV Mk.2 – GISAT 1
  • Long March 7 – Tianzhou 2
  • Atlas 5 – SBIRS GEO Flight 5
  • Soyuz – OneWeb 7
Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 30 April 2021.

Monthly Changes

Since March, 39 new pages have been added to Spaceflight. There is 1 less GA-class, with 3 more files, 4 more B-class, 6 more C-class, 7 more start-class and 5 new stub-class articles.

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In the News!
  • The Crew of SpaceX Crew-1 had a successful splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on 2nd May at 06:56:33 UTC. After they launched in November 2020 and had spent 167 days in space.
  • A LongMarch 5B rocket had an uncontrolled re-entery into the atmosphere on 4th May. With any debris being reported to have landed in the Indian Ocean.
  • One of Rocket Labs Electron rockets expierienced a launch malfunction 2:30 into launch causing the mission to result in failure.
  • Images have been released after the landing of Zhurong rover on Mars on 14th May.

Featured Content


Article of the month.

Creola Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. The space agency noted her "historical role as one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist".

Image of the month.

Astronaut Clayton Anderson wis shown as a water bubble floats in the middeck of space shuttle Discovery during the STS-131 mission.

Members

New Members:

Number of active members: 116. Total number of members: 329.

May Launches
All times stated here are in UTC.


  1.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L25 (4th at 19:01:07)   Success
  2.   Long March 2C – Yaogan 30-08 (6th at 18:11)   Success
  3.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L27 (9th at 06:42)   Success
  4.   Electron – "Running Out of Toes" (15th at 11:11)   Failure
  5.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L26 (15th at 22:56)   Success
  6.   Atlas 5SBIRS-GEO 5 (18th at 17:37)   Success
  7.   Long March 4BHaiyang 2D (19th at 04:03)   Success
  8.   Falcon 9 – Starlink V1.0-L28 (26th at 18:59)   Success
  9.   Soyuz-2.1b – OneWeb 7 (28th at 17:38:39)   Success
  10.   Long March 7Tianzhou 2 (29th at 12:55:29)   Success

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


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 May 2021.

Monthly Changes

Since April, 45 pages have been added to Spaceflight. 1 article reached FA-Class and 1 image reached FM-Class. There is 1 more GA class article, with 2 more B-class, 8 more C-class, 1 less start-class and 5 new stub-class articles.

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Featured Content!
Article of the month.

Lisa Marie Nowak is an American aeronautical engineer, and former NASA astronaut and United States Navy captain. Nowak was selected by NASA for NASA Astronaut Group 16 in 1996. She flew in space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-121 mission in July 2006. In 2007, Nowak was involved in an incident that led to her dismissal from NASA and the Navy.

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Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 30 June 2021.
Image of the month.

Offical portrait of Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. (Buzz Aldrin) who was the pilot on the Apollo 11 mission.

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Members


New Members:

Number of active members: 118. Total number of members: 331.
Monthly Changes

Since May 28 pages ahve been added to Spaceflight. 1 article reached FA-Class, 1 list reached FL-class & 2 images reached FM-Class. There is 1 more GA class article, as well as 1 more file page. There are 4 more B class articles, 20 more C class articles, 10 less start class articles & 1 less stub article.

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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

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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 – September 2021Edit

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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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The Downlink – October 2021Edit

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Volume 1 — Issue 12
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Featured Content!
Members

New Members: No new members.

Number of active members: 127. Total number of members: 340.

October Launches
All times stated here are in UTC. See a current list: here.


  1.       Soyuz-2.1aSoyuz MS-19 (5th at 08:55:02)   Success
  2.   Soyuz-2.1bOneWeb (14th at 09:40:10)   Success
  3.   Long March 2D – Solar Explorer (14th at 10:51)   Success
  4.   Long March 2FShenzhou 13 (15th at 16:23:56)   Success
  5.   Atlas VLucy (16th at 09:34:00)   Success
  6.   NuriDummy payload (21st at 08:00)   Failure
  7.   Long March 3B/E – Shijian-21 (24th at 01:27:03)   Success
  8.     Ariane 5SES-17 (24th at 02:10)   Success
  9.   H-IIAQZS-1R (26th at 02:19:37)   Success
  10.   KuaizhouJilin-1 Gaofen-02F (27th at 06:19)   Success
  11.     Soyuz-2.1aMS-18 (28th at 00:00:32)   Success

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


Article Statistics
This data reflects values from the 31 October 2021.
Spaceflight articles by quality and importance
Quality Importance
Top High Mid Low NA ??? Total
  FA 7 21 6 7 41
  FL 2 4 4 10
  FM 103 103
  GA 11 27 36 54 128
B 4 47 40 56 147
C 58 159 560 587 1,364
Start 33 160 1,108 2,331 334 3,966
Stub 11 243 2,186 217 2,657
List 15 126 85 230 1 457
Category 1 1,042 1,043
Disambig 51 51
File 212 212
Portal 55 55
Project 59 59
Redirect 1 1,147 1,148
Template 505 505
Other 23 23
Assessed 128 553 2,082 5,457 3,197 552 11,969
Total 128 553 2,082 5,457 3,197 552 11,969

Monthly Changes

Since August: 75 pages have been added to spaceflight. There are 3 more FA class articles, 1 more FL class page and 1 more FM class file. There are 6 less files. There are 6 more GA class articles and 1 more B-class article, 71 more C-class, 33 more start-class and 28 less stub-class articles.

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Wanna help on SpaceX Starship?Edit

I think I need a lot of other editors to chip in on the article, there is so much work! Besides, I have written a majority of the article, and I want others to correct my bias as well. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 13:07, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

I would absolutely love to help out! I keep an eye on all things Starship, so I'll make sure to keep things updated as I can! XFalcon2004x (talk) 21:05, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
@XFalcon2004x: Sure do! Welcome! CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 03:02, 21 February 2022 (UTC)
@CactiStaccingCrane: Thanks! I have a few inside sources with things like ring watching for development, so as soon as parts are spotted for new chunks (and things get published for them confirming it), I'll be right on it! :) XFalcon2004x (talk) 15:24, 25 February 2022 (UTC)
I gonna go and improve the wikivoyage:Space article for just a sec. Make sure that these info are something that you can source in, and is vetted. See ya! CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 15:38, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

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