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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/08–430

Drie thema’s voor 2019: ruimtetoerisme, Commercial Crew, (opnieuw) naar de Maan. Ze kwamen deze week alle drie uitgebreid aan bod. Virgin Galactic deed een nieuwe testvlucht, voorbij de (Amerikaanse) grens met de ruimte. Nog geen datum voor de eerste toeristische vlucht, al zei Branson eerder al mee te vliegen rond de 50ste verjaardag van de Apollo 11-maanlanding. Die Maan komt meer en meer in het nieuws en dat zal de volgende jaren zo nog blijven. Eerder dit jaar was er Chang'e-4, nu is er een privé-landingstuig (uit Israel) naar onze naaste buur gestuurd. En de NASA wil nog dit jaar allerlei experimenten op de Maan laten laten. En tenslotte is er Commercial Crew. Bij de NASA zette men het licht op groen voor de eerste testvlucht van de Crew Dragon. Onbemand nog wel, maar het wordt nu al uitkijken naar 2 maart. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De Beresheet maanlander van het Israëlische SpaceIL.


Soyuz lanceert EgyptSat.
TASS: Egyptsat-A satellite put into designated orbit – Roscosmos.
TASS: Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with Egyptsat-A satellite blasts off from Baikonur spaceport.
NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz 2-1b launches EgyptSat-A – suffers apparent issues – but deemed successful.

Sputnik News: Emergency at Egyptian Satellite Launch Caused by Human Factor – Source.
TASS: OneWeb satellites’ launch by Soyuz carrier rocket delayed for one day – CEO.

Geen beelden van de lancering gevonden.


Israëlische (privé)-satelliet op weg naar de Maan. SpaceX lanceert ook Indonesische satelliet.
Teslarati: SpaceX test fires twice-flown Falcon 9 for world’s first commercial Moon mission.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 recovery robot prepares for imminent rocket landing [photos].
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 faced its most challenging reentry and landing yet.

Space News: SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite launch and Israeli moon mission.
Space Policy Online: Israeli Lunar Lander On Its Way To The Moon.
Spacepage: Israël is op weg naar de maan.

En voorlopig lijkt alles goed te gaan:
SpaceCom: Israeli Moon Lander Phones Home, Deploys Legs.

De persmap voor deze lancering vind je hier (PDF).

Over de maanlander van SpaceIL.
Ars Technica: The first private mission to the Moon may launch Thursday night.
EuroNews: Israel to take 'digital bible' to space as it becomes fourth country to land on the Moon.
NASA: NASA is Aboard First Private Moon Landing Attempt.
Collect Space: In the beginning: Israeli 'Beresheet' lander launches for the moon.
BBC: Israel's Beresheet Moon mission gets under way.

Meer info over SpaceIL en Beresheet vind je hier.

De Indonesische satelliet heeft een voorgeschiedenis.
Space News: Falcon 9 launch the final leg of Indonesian satellite’s roundabout journey.

De filmpjes:
US Launch Report: SpaceX - SpaceIL - B1048.2 - Static Fire Test 02-18-2019.
SpaceX: Nusantara Satu Mission (de live-uitzending).
Space Videos: Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with Lunar Lander.
Video From Space: SpaceX Lands Rocket After Launching Israeli Moon Lander.
Scott Manley: First Privately Funded Lunar Landing Mission – 'Beresheet'.

Nog dit:
America Space: Last Night's Falcon 9 Will Fly One More Time, Exploding Mid-Air in Crew Dragon Abort Test.


NASA naar de Maan nog dit jaar (?)
NASA: NASA Selects Experiments for Possible Lunar Flights in 2019.
Space News: Companies skeptical commercial lunar landers can fly NASA payloads this year.

NASA: NASA Scientists Show How Ingredients for Water Could Be Made on Surface of Moon, a 'Chemical Factory'.
Video From Space: Time to Go Back to the Moon? Fmr. NASA Astronaut’s Thoughts (filmpje).


Meer Maan/Mars nieuws.
Forbes: NASA Lunar Rover Missions Are Woefully Overdue.

Space Daily: Russia mulls offering US upgraded space vehicle for lunar orbit station supplies.
TASS: Russia to use Federatsiya spacecraft for deep space flights, says Roscosmos chief.

Aviation Week: Russia Prepares For Return To The Moon.
TASS: Experiment SIRIUS to help create simulators for future lunar missions.
TASS: Isolation periods could be introduced as prepping program for cosmonauts.

The Space Review: Moon racing.

GeekWire: Artificial intelligence — and a few jokes — will help keep future Mars crews sane.
The Globe and Mail: NASA experiments suggest problems lie ahead for astronauts during Mars mission.
The Economist: The problems of flying to Mars.
PhysOrg: Getting to Mars may happen only if we can grow food in space.


Virgin Galactic testvlucht met drie bemanningsleden.
Virgin Galactic: SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, Prepares For Fifth Supersonic Powered Test Flight.
Virgin Galactic: SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, Prepares For Fifth Supersonic Powered Test Flight (filmpje).
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic Makes Space for Second Time in Ten Weeks with Three On Board, Reaching Higher Altitudes and Faster Speeds, as Flight Test Program Continues

Space News: SpaceShipTwo aims to reach space again.
Space News: Virgin Galactic reschedules SpaceShipTwo flight for Feb. 22.
Space News: SpaceShipTwo flies to the edge of space again.

BBC: Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward.
CBS News: Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space again in step toward launching paying passengers.
Aviation Week: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches Higher into Sub-Orbit.
NASA Watch: That Moment When You Become An Astronaut.

De grens met de ruimte? Virgin Galactic werkt met de 50 mijl definitie. Bezos met de 100 km. En dat laat hij ook weten.
Space News: Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo.
Aviation Week: Bezos Plows Into Space Boundary Debate.

De filmpjes:
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic In Space For The Second Time.
Video From Space: Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity Soars Into Space for 2nd Time.
Virgin Galactic: OVERVIEW | Episode 4: Meet The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Pilots.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic’s Beth Moses Talks About “Indescribable” Flight Aboard SpaceShipTwo
SciNews: Beth Moses's first flight on board VSS Unity.

En nog dit:
Parabolic Arc: Richard Branson Seeking More Funding for Virgin Galactic & Virgin Orbit.
Sky News: Branson hunts Galactic cash after grounding $1bn Saudi deal.


In 2021 twee nieuwe toeristen naar het ISS.
TASS: Roscosmos signs new contract on flight of two space tourists to ISS.
TASS: Space Adventures hopes for fruitful cooperation with Russia’s Roscosmos.
Geek Wire: Russians say they have a deal with Space Adventures to put tourists in orbit by 2021.

En ook dit:
TASS: Russian space agency launches tourist project to fly around Earth along Gagarin’s route.


Meer ISS-nieuws.
NasaSpaceFlight: NG-10 Cygnus tests new capabilities as part of post-ISS mission.

Ruptly: Russia: ISS Expedition 59-60 crew undergoes pre-flight training in Star City (filmpje).
TASS: Russia’s state commission recommends next space crew for flight to orbital outpost.
Reuters: Space crew unfazed ahead of first launch since rocket failure.

Khaleej Times: First Emirati astronaut to launch into space on September 25.

CSA: Playing with water in space! (filmpje).
Space To Ground: Space to Ground: Personal Space: 02/22/2019 (filmpje).
NASA: SpaceCastWeekly Feb. 22, 2019 (filmpje).

Mirror UK: Spooky sightings and vomiting in space, the truth about life as an astronaut.
Parabolic Arc: The Bones of the Matter: Reversing the Loss of Bone Mass in Space.


Commercial Crew – NASA zet licht op groen: onbemande test Crew Dragon op 2 maart.
Teslarati: NASA and SpaceX will determine fate of Crew Dragon launch debut this Friday.
NASA: Demo-1 Flight Readiness Review Begins.
NASA: Teams Working Through Demo-1 Reviews.
NASA: Demo-1 Flight Readiness Concludes.
NASA: NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Commercial Crew Flight Test.

Space News: NASA gives go-ahead for SpaceX commercial crew test flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX gains FRR green light for DM-1 mission to the ISS.
Collect Space: NASA gives 'go' for SpaceX Crew Dragon to fly test flight to station.
GeekWire: NASA, SpaceX and a test dummy are ready for Dragon 2’s first trip to space station.
Bloomberg: NASA Says SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Is Ready to Fly to Space Station.

Filmpjes:
Video From Space: SpaceX Demo-1: Crew Dragon explained.
De hele persconferentie vind je hier.

Maar ook dit:
Reuters: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program.


Commercial Crew – Starliner.
Boeing: CST-100 Starliner Pad Abort Test Animation (filmpje).

En volgende podcast gaat zowel over Starliner als Crew Dragon:
Houston, we have a podcast: From American Soil.


SLS/Orion.
NASA Marshall: Rocket Science in 60 Seconds: Getting to the Core of It All (filmpje).
NASA Marshall: Watch the Top Part of the SLS Core Stage Come Together (filmpje).
NasaSpaceFlight: Boeing reaches milestone of firsts with forward join of NASA’s inaugural SLS Core Stage.

Chron: Government shutdown causes two month delay for test of Orion's emergency system.
Houston We have a podcast: Livable Space.
ESA Orion Blog: Powered for Valentine’s.


Meer raketnieuws – USA.
The Motley Fool: Will SpaceX Shut Europe Out of the Space Launch Market?
Ars Technica: SpaceX to European competitors: We’re not subsidized, you are.
Parabolic Arc: Blue Origin, Masten Vehicles Drive the Highway to Space.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that BFR could cost less to build than Falcon 9.
Science Alert: Elon Musk's 'Bleeding' Rocket Could Be Under Serious Threat From Bird Poop.
Spadre.com: New nose cone being assembled at Boca Chica (filmpje).
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy win $297M in US military launch contracts.
Parabolic Arc: Video: Launcher Fires E-1 3D Printed Rocket Engine.
Defense News: SpaceX, ULA each get Air Force contracts for trio of space launches.

Ars Technica: Firefly planning a major rocket assembly and launch facility in Florida.
Tampa Bay Times: New space company to launch, build rockets in Cape Canaveral.
Northrop Grumman: Inside Look: OmegA Rocket (filmpje).
Spaceflight Insider: Firefly Aerospace begins operations at Cape Canaveral Spaceport.


Meer raketnieuws – Rusland.
TASS: Launch of Russia’s 2nd Angara carrier rocket scheduled for December.
TASS: S7 Space CEO Sergei Sopov to step down.
Sputnik News: Russia Completes Engine Tests of Soyuz Rocket's 2nd Stage Using New Fuel – UEC.
Space Daily: Russia Completes Engine Tests of Soyuz Rocket's 2nd Stage Using New Fuel.
Russia Today: Russian firm eyes nascent microsatellite launch market with modified sounding rocket.


Meer raketnieuws – Europa.
Space News: Exolaunch plans ambitious launch campaign.
Orbex: Orbex to launch nanosatellites for planet-wide IoT network.
Orbex: Orbex’s Prime Launcher Combines Innovations.
Parabolic Arc: Spaceport Camden Opponents: Document Proves Launches Too Dangerous.
Parabolic Arc: Camden County, Ga. Sued Over Documents Withheld About Spaceport Risks.
ESA: P120C second firing test (filmpje).


Meer raketnieuws – Azië/Australië.
Spacewatch: Equatorial Launch Australia inks deal with US customer.
Spacewatch: Australian New Space: Gilmour Space Technologies unveils One Vision rocket.

CCTV: China improves Long March-6 rocket (filmpje).


Space Force een stapje dichterbij.
C-Span: President Trump Space Force Signing Ceremony (filmpje).
Space Policy Online: Text Of Space Policy Directive-4 (SPD-4): Establishing a US Space Force.

Space News: Pentagon to propose a lean Space Force.
C|Net: Trump's Space Force is coming, but not as originally planned.
CNN Politics: Trump signs Space Force directive.
Defense News: Trump officially organizes the Space Force under the Air Force ... for now.
Space Policy Online: Trump Signs On To Space Force As Part Of Air Force, Now Up To Congress.
Space News: Pentagon to pitch Space Force plan to skeptical lawmakers.

Bloomberg: New global space race pits US vs China (filmpje).

Nog wat gerelateerde berichten.
NBC News:  Report: Space will likely be a battlefield in any U.S. conflict with China, Russia.
US DOD: U.S. Must Secure, Safeguard Capabilities in Space.
Japan Times: China's space debris cleanup may be cover story for arms against U.S. satellites, Pentagon says.
Defense One: China, Russia Building Attack Satellites and Space Lasers: Pentagon Report.
Space Daily: Russia Challenges US Defense in Space, Developing Capabilities.

CIMSEC: The Space Force Needs policy And Strategy – Part 1.
CIMSEC: The Space Force Needs policy And Strategy – Part 2.

CGTN: The Point: Is the space an emerging battleground? (filmpje)


Hayabusa 2 verzamelt bodemmonster op Ryugu.
JAXA: Hayabusa2 Latest Status, the Successful First Touchdown.
JAXA: TD1-L08E1 operation schedule.
JAXA: Navigation Images from the TD1-L08E1 operation (Real time delivery).
JAXA: Asteroid explorer, Hayabusa2, reporter briefing (PDF).

Ars Technica: Hayabusa2 touches down on asteroid, shoots it.
BBC: Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid.

The Planetary Society: What to expect when Hayabusa2 collects a sample from Ryugu.
The Planetary Society: Hayabusa2 has touched down on Ryugu!

Filmpje:
JAXA SGM: "Hayabusa2" Touchdown (TD1)(English)


Scherpste foto Ultima Thule is binnen.
NH Website: Spot On! New Horizons Spacecraft Returns Its Sharpest Views of Ultima Thule.
Video From Space: Ultima Thule' Nearly Fills Single Frame in New Time-Lapse (filmpje).
Ars Technica: The clearest images of Ultima Thule reveal a strange-looking object.
The New York Times: New Ultima Thule Photos Were Made in a Flash.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
Space Daily: Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating.
Cosmos: Observations reveal new 'shape' for coronal mass ejections.

Aarde:
EC: Latest Copernicus Market Report shows positive impact on agriculture, health, security, climate and more.
De Standaard: Boeren krijgen hulp uit de ruimte.
ESA: Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond.
De moeite om te downloaden is het volgende:
NASA: New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space.
EuroNews: The satellite keeping a safe eye on Earth (filmpje).

Maan:
GeekWire: apan’s ispace moon mission brings in new partners — and makes deal for battery test.
CCTV: Xi meets Chang'e-4 mission representatives (filmpje).

Mars:
NASA: After a Reset, Curiosity Is Operating Normally.
NASA: InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service.
Ars Technica: With the best air pressure sensor ever on Mars, scientists find a mystery.
The Planetary Society: InSight update, sols 43-83: Instrument placement complete.
DLR: The InSight mission logbook.
Science News: Mars’ lake may need an underground volcano to exist.
Universe Today: Signs that Ancient Rivers Flowed Across the Surface of Mars, Billions of Years Ago.

Hera:
ESA: Close encounters: Planning for extra Hera flyby.

Kometen:
ESA: Rosetta’s comet sculpted by stress.

Voyager:
Physics-Astronomy: Voyager 2 may have been hacked as it entered deep space.


Nieuws van allerlei wetenschappelijke satellieten.
TASS: Latest signal from Spektr-R space radio telescope received on February 5.
TASS: Scientist rules out sending cosmonauts to fix faulty Russian space telescope in orbit.

NASA: NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe.
Sky & Telescope: NASA to Explore Early Universe, Origins of Life with SPHEREX.

JWST: NASA’s Webb Is Sound After Completing Critical Milestones (filmpje).

Chandra: Hide and Seek: Tracking Down the Invisible Filaments.
Chandra: Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?
AstroBlogs: Mogelijk heeft Chandra de ontbrekende gewone materie gevonden: WHIM.

Universe Today: Meet WFIRST, The Space Telescope with the Power of 100 Hubbles.


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