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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2018/13 – 385

Deze week samenvatten in een paar regeltjes, het is een beetje onbegonnen werk. Met liefst vijf lanceringen (waarbij één satelliet mogelijk problemen vertoont), met het voor dit Paasweekend ongecontroleerd neerstortende Chinese prototype van een een ruimtestation, met de nieuwe MArssonde InSight, met TESS en nieuw uitstel voor de JWST en ook nu weer veel veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.


ISS – Progress vertrekt bij het ruimtestation. Nog een maandje wachten op terugkeer in atmosfeer.
TASS: Cargo spacecraft Progress MS-07 separates from ISS.
NASA: Cargo Ship Departs, Emergency Reviews Day Before Spacewalk Begins.
Spaceflight101: Progress MS-07 Departs Space Station for Secretive Month-Long Free Flight.

Een beeld van de huidige configuratie:
NASA: Visiting Vehicle Launches, Arrivals and Departures.

De re-entry van een Soyuz-rakettrap (lancering vorige week) werd gespot:
Spaceflight101: Soyuz Rocket Stage Burns Up over the Mediterranean.


ISS – Honderdste ISS-ruimtewandeling.
Collect Space: NASA astronauts ace 100th spacewalk by space station expedition crews.
NasaSpaceFlight: EVA-49 – spacewalkers complete ISS upgrading tasks.
CBS News: Space station astronauts stage year's fourth spacewalk.
ABC News: NASA astronauts go spacewalking days after reaching orbit

De filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 55 EVA Preview Briefing
NASA Johnson: Space to Ground: Upgrading the Outpost: 03/30/2018.
De ganse ruimtewandeling kan je hier herbekijken.
Of in stukjes van 2 uur: deel 1 / deel 2 / deel 3 ? / deel 4.


Commercial Crew Update.
Parabolic Arc: Update on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Reddit: Commercial Crew Milestone Progress.

Teslerati: SpaceX teases Crew Dragon capsule and spacesuit details in new video.


Overig ISS-nieuws.
Parabolic Arc: TechShot Variable Gravity Device Headed for Space Station.

ESA: The Viking, The Dragon and The God Of Thunder.

EuroNews: How astronaut health studies help us Earthlings (filmpje).
NASA: Fruit Fly Lab.
TechnologyOrg: Tupperware Takes to Space to Help Improve Astronaut Diets.


India lanceert comsat.
The Hindu: GSLV injects communication satellite GSAT-6A into orbit.
The Hindu: All you need to know about ISRO’s GSAT 6A satellite launch.

Spaceflight Now: India tests upgraded engine tech in successful communications satellite launch.
Via Satellite: ISRO Tested New Launch Capabilities with GSAT 6A Mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: Indian GSLV lofts GSAT-6A.
Spaceflight101: GSLV Rocket Soars to 5th Success in a Row with Upgraded Vikas Engine & new Shutdown Technique.

Filmpjes.
Een kennismaking met de raket en de satelliet.
Space and ISRO News: GSLV-F08/GSAT-6A Mission Curtain Raiser Video.

De lancering:
Space and ISRO News: LIVE ISRO | GSLV -F08/GSAT -6A launch from Shriharikota. (Deel 1 en Deel 2).
Of in het kort:
Space and ISRO News: GSLV-F08 Liftoff and Onboard Camera Video.

Maar op zaterdagavond (onze tijd) liepen er een paar onrustwekkende tweets binnen over de comsat zelf.


Vanop Plesetsk lanceren de Russen een (kleine) militaire satelliet.
TASS: Russian Aerospace force launches Soyuz-2.1V rocket.
Russian Space Web: Soyuz-2-1v launches a military payload.
Spaceflight101: Rare Soyuz 2-1v Rocket Launch Lifts Clandestine EMKA “Experimental Small Satellite”.
NasaSpaceFlight: Spectacular Soyuz 2-1v launch deploys Kosmos 2525.
Beelden van de lancering vind je hier.


Lange Mars lanceert twee Chinese navigatiesatellieten.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 3B launches pair of Beidou-3 MEO satellites.
Spaceflight101: Long March 3B Thunders off from China with Beidou Navigation Satellite Pair.
Spaceflight Insider: China launches another pair of Beidou-3 navigation satellites into space.
GPS World: Two more BeiDou-3 satellites launched for global coverage by 2020.

Beelden van de lancering vind je hier.


Falcon 9 lanceert 10 satellieten voor Iridium-NEXT.
Spaceflight101: Flight-Proven Falcon 9 Completes Static Fire Test for 5th Iridium-NEXT Mission.

Dan werd de lancering een dag uitgesteld omwille van een probleempje met één van de satellieten.
Spaceflight101: Update: Iridium-5 Launch Delayed to Friday after Quick Problem Resolution.

En de lancering verliep volgens plan.
Iridium: Fifth Successful Iridium® NEXT Launch Completed as Iridium Surpasses 1 Million Subscribers.
Thales: Succesful 5th launch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites.
Spaceflight101: Falcon 9 Dispatches 5th Iridium-NEXT Group to Orbit after Morning Launch from California.
NasaSpaceFlight: Iridium NEXT-5 satellites riding to orbit on SpaceX Falcon 9.

De live uitzending verliep niet geheel volgens de verwachtingen.
SpaceCom: What's the Deal with SpaceX, NOAA and Live Rocket Launch Video?

De poging om de neuskegel te bergen liep fout.
Teslerati: SpaceX pushes boundaries of fairing recovery with breathtaking sunrise launch. 

Iridium: The Iridium Phoenix – Decoding the 5th Launch Patch.

Over de toekomst van Iridium NEXT, de op komst zijnde megaconstellaties, het IoT, …
Space News: Iridium Next enters the homestretch.

De filmpjes:
SpaceX: Iridium-5 Mission.
Iridium:  IoT: Are You Connected?

En de persmap vind je hier.


China lanceert nieuwe reeks aardobservatiesatellieten.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 4C launches Gaofen-1 triplets.
Spaceflight101: Tenth Chinese Launch of 2018 Lifts Three Gaofen-1 Earth-Imaging Satellites

Beelden van de lancering vond ik hier


Statische test Falcon 9 gaat vooraf aan lancering volgende week.
Spaceflight101: Falcon 9 Completes Static Fire Test Ahead of Monday Liftoff on Next ISS Resupply Mission.

Beelden van de test vind je hier. Let op de passerende auto’s.

Air & Space: SpaceX Cargo Ship Will Carry First Test of Space Debris Cleanup.


Meer raketnieuws.
Space News: Blue Origin switches engines for New Glenn second stage.

Spaceflight Insider: Next Generation Launcher considered under US Air Force’s EELV ¨program.
Space News: Orbital ATK preparing for next phase of NGL rocket development.

Space News: Air Force stakes future on privately funded launch vehicles. Will the gamble pay off?
Ars Technica: NASA chief explains why agency won’t buy a bunch of Falcon Heavy rockets.

Ars Technica: That 3D-printed rocket company just got $35 million in private financing.
SpaceCom: Exos Aerospace Prepares for First Suborbital Launch.

Parabolic Arc: Russian Launch Failures Aren’t a Bug, They’re a Feature.

New China TV: Russia's new hypersonic Sarmat ICBM undergoes test launch (filmpje).

The Space Review: New vehicles, new companies, and new competition in the launch market.


De terugkeer van Tiangong 1.
EuroNews: What you need to know about China's space station falling to Earth.
SpaceCom: China's Out-Of-Control Space Station Is Nowhere Near the Biggest Thing to Fall From Space.

Enkele filmpjes:
TIME: China's Space Station Is Heading Towards Earth This Weekend: Should You Be Worried?
Scott Manley: Tiangong 1 Reentry Predictions - April 1st.
Video Fom Space: China's Falling Space Station: Tiangong-1 Questions Answered.

“Mooie” radarbeelden van een rondtollend Tiangong-1.
SpaceRef: Radar Imagery of Tiangong-1.

En een simulatie van de terugkeer:
Analytical Graphics: Tiangong 1 Space Station Breakup and Deorbit.

Enkele filmpjes uit China:
CCTV+: China Handles Tiangong-1’s Re-entry into Atmosphere in Responsible Attitude: FM Spokesman.
CGTN: Farewell to China’s first space lab, the Tiangong-1.

ESA: ESA Reentry Expertise.

Nog enkele recente ESA-filmpjes over ruimteafval.
ESA: Space… clean and untouched?
ESA: How much do space activities pollute?
ESA: How to build a satellite that will not end up as dangerous debris?
ESA: How do we take space debris out of orbit?

SpaceCom: How Much Space Junk Hits Earth?

Om dit hoofdstukje af te ronden:
CGTN: Exclusive: China hopes to finish the space station around 2022.


Meer geld voor de NASA dan verwacht.
The Planetary Society: NASA wins big in 2018 budget deal.
Space News: NASA receives $20.7 billion in omnibus appropriations bill.
The Planetary Society: How the heck did NASA (and science) get such a good 2018 budget?


“America First”.
Parabolic Arc: Trump Administration Unveils America First National Space Strategy.
Space News: New National Space Strategy emphasizes “America first” policies.


SLS/Orion.
NASA Langley: Fabricating a Spacecraft (filmpje over de Orion Ascent Abort-2).


Return To The Moon.
The Verge: No one won the Google Lunar X Prize, but these competitors are still shooting for the Moon

Space News: NASA considers acquiring more than one gateway propulsion module.
Sputnik News: Roscosmos, NASA to Set Common Standards for Moon's First Orbit Station – Source.

En nog een filmpje: 
United Launch Alliance: CisLunar: A Vision for a Self-Sustaining Space Economy.


Naar Mars.
AWST: Moon Goal Not Blurring NASA’s Mars Focus.
NASA Watch: Revised SpaceX Plan To Beat NASA Human Missions To Mars.
Het Musk-artikel vind je hier.

Een hard artikel over Mars One.
Inverse: Mars One Is a "Money Grab" Where Everyone Loses.
AV News: Ah crap, it looks like that whole "human mission to Mars" company is a total scam.


InSight.
NASA: NASA Ready to Study Heart of Mars.
NASA: Getting InSight on the Interior of Mars.

InSight in het kort.
NASA JPL: NASA Mars InSight Overview

De persconferentie:
NASA JPL: InSight: Digging Deep into Mars

Space Daily: Instruments for next NASA mission to Mars being tested under Germany's Black Forest.
NASA JPL: 'Marsquakes' Could Shake Up Planetary Science.
Het bijbehorende filmpje vind je hier.


ESA test Mars-parachute.
ESA: First Test Success For Largest Mars Mission Parachute.
De bijbehorende video zie je hier.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
GeoSpace: Wider coverage of satellite data better detects magma supply to volcanoes.
NASA Science Cast: Understanding the Outer Reaches of Earth’ Atmosphere (filmpje).

Maan:
Collect Space: White House: Protect Apollo moon landing sites, but treaties could lead to backlash.

Mars:
NASA JPL: NASA Mars Report: March 30, 2018 (filmpje).


TESS.
NASA: NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New Worlds.

De filmpjes:
NASA Goddard: NASA’s New Planet Hunter: TESS.

De persconferentie:
NASA: NASA Discusses Upcoming Launch of Next Planet Hunter.


JWST – Opnieuw uitstel voor de opvolger van de Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA: NASA’s Webb Observatory Requires More Time for Testing and Evaluation; New Launch Window Under Review.
BBC: JWST: Hubble 'successor' faces new delay.
Spaceflight101: NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope to 2020, cites Technical Challenges, Overly Optimistic Schedules.
Mashable: Why NASA is struggling to launch its most ambitious space science project yet.
Nasa Watch: Management Shake Up on Webb Space Telescope.

SpaceCom: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble's Cosmic Successor.


Nog wetenschappelijke satellieten.
NASA: Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars.


Satellietnetwerken.
Teslerati: SpaceX Starlink becomes first US mega-constellation to gain FCC approval.
SpaceCom: FCC Approves SpaceX Constellation, Denies Waiver for Easier Deployment Deadline.
The Verge: FCC approves SpaceX’s ambitious satellite internet plans.
Space News: OneWeb asks FCC to authorize 1,200 more satellites.

Business Week: Sky & Space achieves first telco revenu milestone.

Reuters: Rocket science: will Inmarsat's wi-fi in the sky pay off?
Space News: Belgian court punches hole in Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network.

Het gaat niet altijd om communicatie.Of om satellieten.
Spaceflight Now: DigitalGlobe books two launches with SpaceX for Earth-imaging fleet.
Parabolic Arc: World View Raises $26.5 Million Series C Round Led by Accel.
Space News: World View raises $26.5 million for near-space balloon systems.
Parabolic Arc: World View Executes NASA Flight Opportunities Program Mission.

En nog een filmpje:
Via Satellite Magazine: Interview: Paul Scardino, GlobeComm.


Om af te ronden: Op zoek naar een carrière-wending?
NASA: Be a Flight Director: NASA Accepting Applications for Mission Control Leaders.
NASA: 5 Myths About Becoming a Flight Director.


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