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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2018/43– 412

Het onderzoek is nog aan de gang, maar ondertussen doen de Russen gewoon voort met de lanceringen van de Soyuz-raket. Ook in China kennen ze het verschil tussen een geslaagde en een mislukte lancering. De Lange Mars 4B lanceerde met succes een satelliet, maar de lancering van de firma Landspace (een commerciële firma) mislukte. Goed nieuws is er ook van Chandra en Hubble. 


China lanceert satelliet voor de observatie van de oceanen.
NasaSpaceFlight: Chinese Long March 4B lofts Haiyang-2B.
GB Times: China launches Haiyang-2B marine observation satellite.

Enkele filmpjes:
CCTV+: China Launches HY-2B Marine Satellite.
SciNews: Long March-4B launches HY-2B satellite.


Soyuz Return To Flight met lancering van militaire verkenningssatelliet.
NasaSpaceFlight: Russia returns Soyuz rocket to flight with Lotos-S1 mission.
In de mededeling van Roscosmos geen woord over de fout afgelopen Soyuz-lancering.
SpaceRef: Successful Launch of the Soyuz-2 Launch Vehicle From the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
ABC News: Russian rocket lifts off for 1st time since failure.

Enkele filmpjes:
RT: First Soyuz rocket launch since MS-10 emergency.
SciNews: Soyuz-2.1b launches Kosmos-2528.


Nog eens de mislukte Soyuz-lancering.
Space News: Roscosmos to complete Soyuz accident investigation this month.
TASS: Failed launch of Soyuz-FG did not pause probe into hole in Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.
SpaceCom: Russian Soyuz Rocket Will Launch Astronauts to Space Station by Christmas, NASA Chief Says.
TASS: Russia’s space agency vows to carry out rocket launches on schedule.


Chinese privé-lancering mislukt.
SpaceWatch Asia: China’s New Space Race: LandSpace Expected To Attempt Zhuque-1 Orbital Launch On 27 October.
SpaceNews: Landspace fails to reach orbit with milestone private Chinese launch.
NasaSpaceFlight: Chinese commercial provider LandSpace launches Weilai-1 on a Zhuque-1 rockets – fails to make orbit.

De filmpjes:
CGTN: China’s first privately-designed orbital rocket assembled.
SciNews: LandSpace ZhuQue-1 first launch.


SpaceX nieuws, met o.a. nieuwe Falcon Heavy contracten.
Teslarati: SpaceX wins new Falcon Heavy launch contract as rocket’s prospects stabilize.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy secures second commercial launch contract in 9 days.
Ars Technica: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket seems to be a hit with satellite companies.

SpaceX: Viasat books Falcon Heavy for ViaSat-3 launch.

En over de Falcon 9:
Teslarati: SpaceX plans Falcon 9 satellite launch from Pad 39A prior to Crew Dragon, Falcon Heavy.
Teslarati: SpaceX targets Falcon 9 reusability milestone on first dedicated rideshare launch.
Ars Technica: SpaceX official says company about to launch a Falcon 9 for the third time.

SpaceX moet aangespoelde raketbrokstukken opkuisen.
CBS News: SpaceX rocket debris washes up along Outer Banks beach.
Science Alert: SpaceX Asked to Clean Up Its Trash as Giant Piece of Falcon 9 Found on a Beach.

En de BFR.
Teslarati: Elon Musk pegs SpaceX BFR program at $5B as NASA’s rocket booster nears $5B in cost overruns.
Teslarati: SpaceX begins huge dirt pile removal to pave way for BFR spaceship hop tests.
Teslarati: SpaceX ships another huge propellant tank to South Texas BFR test site.

En over SpaceX zelf:
Teslarati: SpaceX seeks $500M loan for major one-time Starlink and BFR investments.
Reuters: Elon Musk's SpaceX seeks $500 million loan via Goldman: Bloomberg.


Raketnieuws uit Amerika – Uitstel voor ICON.
SpaceCom: ICON of Delay? NASA, Northrop Grumman Postpone Earth Satellite Mission Yet Again.
Floriday Today: Pegasus rocket set for weekend flight test before launch of NASA's ICON mission.

Beelden van de aankomst van de Pegasus-raket vind je in volgend filmpje:
NASA Kennedy: Inside KSC! For Oct.26,2018.


Raketnieuws uit Amerika – LauncherOne en Cosmic Girl zijn samen.
GeekWire: It’s a first: Virgin Orbit fits LauncherOne rocket under the wing of Cosmic Girl jet.
Parabolic Arc: Pictures: LauncherOne Undergoing Fit Checks in Long Beach.
SpaceCom: Virgin Orbit Just Attached a Rocket to Its Cosmic Girl Mothership for the 1st Time.

SpaceCom: Gallery: Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne Rocket for Satellite Missions.
Een filmpje op basis van de foto’s vind je hier


Meer raketnieuws uit Amerika.
SpaceNews: ULA now planning first launch of Vulcan in 2021.


Raketnieuws uit China.
GB Times: Chinese satellite startup Spacety to launch four satellites on October 29.
SpaceWatch Asia: China’s new space race: Spacety to deliver four payloads on Long March 2C on 29 october.

GB Times: China-France oceanography satellite to launch from Jiuquan on Monday.

Andrew Jones: OneSpace successfully test-fires OS-M fourth-stage rocket engine.


Meer raketnieuws uit Azië.
Aviation Week: Europe, Japan Plan 2021 Reusable Launcher Demo.

SpaceWatch Asia: South Korea Postpones KSLV-II Engine Test Due To Fuel Pressurization Problem.


Raketnieuws uit Europa.
Air & Cosmos: Qualification for Ariane 6's Vinci engine.
EuroNews: Ariane 6 rocket hits key milestone.

ABC News: Europe backs own space launchers amid growing competition.


Europese Service Module voor Orion op weg naar Amerika.
ESA: European Service Module ready for shipment to the US.
NASA: Coming to America: Orion’s European Service Module Arrives for First Mission.
ESA: Orion service module – from components to shipping (filmpje).

ESA Orion Blog: Hot-firing the Engines.

SpaceCom: NASA Tests Astronaut Survival Systems for Orion Splashdowns.

NasaSpaceFlight: Delving deeper into the KSC processing flow for SLS and Orion ahead of EM-1.


Commercial Crew.
UA Launch: Centaur arrives at Cape Canaveral.

Spaceflight Insider: Why are SpaceX and Boeing’s Commercial Crew Program spacesuit designs different?


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Mercurius:
ESA: BepiColombo Magnetometer Boom Deployed.

Aarde:
Met medewerking van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Ruimte-Aëronomie.
ESA: Copernicus Sentinel-5P reveals new nasties.

Mars:
Mars: Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud.
The Martian Chronicles: Sol 2204: Curiosity science is baaaack!
Spaceflight Insider: Sites and snapshots: Focus on Mars increasing with Mars 2020 and Marco Missions.
GovUK: Desert test drive for Mars rover controlled from 1,000 miles away.
NASA: Testing a Parachute for Mars (filmpje).

Jupiter:
NASA: NASA's Juno Mission Detects Jupiter Wave Trains.

Pluto:
EurekAlert!: SwRI team makes breakthroughs studying Pluto orbiter mission.

Ryugu:
PhysOrg: Hayabusa2 team prepares for asteroid sample collection.
Parabolic Arc: Hayabusa2 Completes Asteroid Ryugu Landing Rehearsals.
SpaceCom: Hayabusa2 Braces for a Rocky Landing on Asteroid Ryugu.

Ultima Thule:
Er was een briefing over de flyby, de slides vind je hier.


Hubble, Chandra, Kepler.
NasaSpaceFlight: Two NASA space telescopes returning to work following sick days.
HST Website: Hubble moves closer to normal science operations.
Space News: NASA makes progress on fixing Hubble gyro.

Space News: Kepler in safe mode again.

Scott Manley: Soyuz, Hubble, Chandra & Kepler Updates (Recovering, Fixing, Fixed, Probably Dead) (filmpje).


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