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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/13–435

Twee weken geleden kon je uitgebreid in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart lezen (zie NUDR 433) over NASA’s plannen om in 2028 astronauten op de Maan te zetten. Ook al waren er problemen om de SLS-raket klaar te krijgen voor Exploration Mission 1. Deze week kwam er zowaar een nog grotere verrassing. Niet 2028 maar 2024 is de nieuwe streefdatum om “American boots” op de Maan te zetten. En ja, de SLS zou dan plots toch op tijd zijn voor EM-1. Nog vijf  jaar dus. Ik ben benieuwd . . .

Ander groot nieuws was de Indische anti-satelliettest, alsook het feit dat de eerste ruimtewandeling met een volledig vrouwelijke bemanning niet kon doorgaan.

Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Vice President Mike Pence gaf NASA de opdracht om al in 2024 Amerikanen op de Maan te zetten.


Chinese private lancering OneSpace mislukt.
Space News: China’s OneSpace completes rocket assembly ahead of first orbital launch.
Space News: Q&A | China’s OneSpace ready for first orbital launch attempt.
Space News: Chinese private firm OneSpace fails with first orbital launch attempt.
NasaSpaceFlight: Maiden launch of OneSpace OS-M rocket fails.
Reuters: Second Chinese rocket startup fails to put satellite into orbit: state media.

Beelden van de mislukte lancering vind je hier.


India test anti-satelliet raket.
Government of India: FAQ on Mission Shakti, India’s Anti-Satellite Missile test conducted on 27 March, 2019.
The Times of India: India joins super space club with launch of anti-satellite missile.
The Times of India: Anti-satellite technology will be deterrent in event of space war. 
The Times of India: India's Anti-satellite missile designed and developed in Hyderabad.
In dit filmpje hoor je de Indische eerste minister met trots praten over het behaalde resultaat.

SatTrackCam Leiden: India's surprise ASAT test of 27 March 2019.
Analytics Graphics: 2019 India Anti-Satellite Test (filmpje).
Analytics Graphics: 2019 Indian Anti-Satellite Weapon Test - Updated (filmpje).

Reuters: India shoots down satellite in test, Modi hails arrival as space power.
Reuters: India's election commission examining Modi address on anti-missile test.
Reuters: Factbox: Anti-satellite weapons: rare, high-tech, and risky to test.
Reuters: Pakistan urges no militarization of space after India downs satellite.

Defense News: India flexes its ‘space power’ muscles with anti-satellite missile launch.
Space News: India tests anti-satellite weapon.
Ars Technica: India shoots down a weather satellite, declares itself a “space power”.
Bloomberg: Modi Says Satellite Destruction Shows India Is Now a ‘Space Power’.

Space News: U.S. military was immediately aware of India’s anti-satellite missile test.
Spaceflight Now: U.S. military sensors track debris from Indian anti-satellite test.

Space News: Boycott Indian launchers? Industry reacts to India’s anti-satellite weapon test.


Na enkele dagen uitstel dan toch militaire Rocket Lab lancering.
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab readies for launch with U.S. military satellite.
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab launch with DARPA’s R3D2 satellite rescheduled for Thursday.

NasaSpaceFlight: Rocket Lab launches dedicated DARPA mission on Electron.
Space News: Rocket Lab launches DARPA satellite.

De filmpjes:
Rocket Lab: DARPA R3D2 Launch – 03/28/2019.
SciNews: Electron launches DARPA R3D2 mission.


Amerika al in 2024 op de Maan!
NASA: NASA Administrator Statement on Return to Moon in Next Five Years.

Filmpjes:
NASA: NASA Aims to Land Astronauts Back on Moon in 5 Years.
NASA: Fifth Meeting of the National Space Council.

Space News: Pence calls for human return to the moon by 2024.
Ars Technica: Vice President directs NASA to return to the Moon by 2024.
Space Policy Online: Pence: Americans will land at Moon’s south pole by 2024.
Collect Space: NASA to land astronauts on moon within 5 years, says VP Pence.

GeekWire: VP Mike Pence sets 5-year deadline for landing Americans at moon’s south pole.
Parabolic Arc: Pence Proposes Landing Astronauts on Moon by 2024.
New Scientist: The US wants to send astronauts to the moon’s south pole in 2024.
Al.com: U.S. astronauts returning to moon in next 5 years, VP Pence pledges.

Space News: Mixed reactions to accelerated moon plan.
Space Policy Online: Reactions mixed to Pence’s call for astronauts on the moon by 2024.
Parabolic Arc: Coalition for Deep Space Exploration: Bold Plans Require Bold Resources.

NASA: NASA studying ways to accelerate development of SLS.
Parabolic Arc: Boeing Statement on SLS & Moving Up Moon Landing Up Four Years.
Space Policy Online: Commercial alternative to SLS for EM-1 rejected.

IEEE Spectrum: NASA Is Working With Blue Origin on a Lunar Lander.

JAXA: The JAXA Space Exploration Hub Center Co-Produces Results on Remote and Automatic Control to Build Lunar Base.
ESA: ESA and NASA to team up on lunar science.
Parabolic Arc: NASA Begins Testing Habitation Prototypes.
Aviation Week: NASA Sees Science Potential For Lunar Gateway.


Geen ruimtewandeling met twee vrouwen.
NASA: NASA Updates Spacewalk Assignments, Announces Final Preview Briefing.
Space News: Spacesuit issue cancels first all-female spacewalk.
Ars Technica: It’s unfortunate NASA canceled the all-female EVA, but it’s the right decision.
Florida Today: All-female spacewalk canceled due to lack of medium-sized spacesuits. Twitter reacts.
Science Alert!: Here's The Real Reason Why NASA Had to 'Cancel' That All-Female Spacewalk.
The Hill: Female astronaut speaks out after NASA cancels all-female spacewalk.

De ruimtewandeling ging (uiteraard) wel door.
SpaceCom: Spacewalking Astronauts Replace Old Batteries on Space Station
ABC News: Spacewalking astronauts install better station batteries.
Spaceflight Insider: Astronauts wrap 2nd spacewalk of 2019.
GeekWire: Astronauts (male and female) hook up batteries during not-so-historic spacewalk.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 59 - U.S. EVA 53 Tasks - Updated March 29, 2019.
NASA: Space to Ground: Power Walking: 03/29/2019.
De volledige ruimtewandeling kan je hier herbekijken.

En er is nog een derde ruimtewandeling op komst.
SpaceQ: Astronaut David Saint-Jacques gets his spacewalk.


Meer ISS-nieuws.
NASA: Science on the Space Station: Women's History Month Edition (filmpje).

NASA: NASA Television to Broadcast Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship.
Sputnik News: US Asked Russia to Delay Soyuz MS-13 July Launch to ISS for Two Weeks – Source.
Collect Space: Northrop Grumman names spaceship for fallen Apollo 1 astronaut.

Air & Space: Exposed on the Space Station – A test of how microbes survive in space.

TASS: Roscosmos vows to keep ISS on orbit if NASA withdraws from the project.
NasaWatch: Roscosmos Plans To Keep ISS Flying With Imaginary Money.

TASS: Russian cosmonauts to hold experiment in orbit to find causes of Soyuz spacecraft’s hole.

Sputnik News: Russian Cosmonauts to Experiment With Propeller-Driven Drone on ISS – Roscosmos.


SpaceX nieuws.
Space News: Falcon Heavy’s first commercial launch to pave the way for reusable rockets in national security missions.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first Block 5 Falcon Heavy days away from critical static fire test.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 launches, landings featured in buried 4K video.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starship hopper steps towards first hop with several cautious tests.
Zie ook een video van de zgn pre-burner test hier.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s steel Starship glows during Earth reentry in first high-quality render.
Universe Today: SpaceX Releases a New Render of What the All-Steel Starship Will Look Like Returning to Earth.

NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX proves higher than necessary safety of Starlink constellation.


Russische ruimtevaartnieuwtjes.
TASS: Russian space firm signs deal on certifying four Soyuz-5 rockets by 2024.
TASS: Russian space agency to adapt Soyuz-5 rocket for Sea Launch project — source.

TASS: Russian space firm ready to boost Soyuz-MS production to 5 spacecraft a year.
TASS: Roscosmos chief says Soyuz MS version for flights to Moon to cost $400 mln.

TASS: Roscosmos to advocate lunar exploration program in government by mid-2019.
TASS: Minimal cost of creation of Russian super-heavy booster is $11.6 billion.
TASS: Roscosmos chief discloses details of Russia’s new super-heavy carrier rocket.

TASS: New name for Russia’s new-generation Federatsiya spacecraft already chosen – Roscosmos.

TASS: Russian space agency to produce no less than 8 Angara carrier rockets a year after 2023.

TASS: Russian space agency to cut cost of Proton-M rocket’s launch to Falcon 9’s level.

TASS: Russian neutral buoyancy pool for space training to resume work in May-June.

TASS: Russia creates space junk recycling system to turn old satellites in orbit into fuel.
TASS: Russian hi-tech firm discloses details of space junk recycling system.
Sputnik News: Russia Reveals Details About Its First 'Predator' Satellite.


Israelische Beresheet op 4 april in baan om de maan. En wint dan de X-Prize?
The Planetary Society: Beresheet Gears up for Lunar Rendezvous.
SpaceCom: Israeli Moon Lander Captures Sunrise and Stretches Its Legs on Lunar Trip.

Video From Space: SpaceIL's Beresheet Spacecraft Snaps Sunrise, Deploys Legs (filmpje).

X-Prize: XPrize Foundation announces $1 miljoen "MoonShot Award" for technical achievements outside of an active XPrize competition.
ABC News: $1 million prize awaits Israeli team if moon landing works.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Venus:
SpaceCom: Tiny Cubesats Could Do Big Science at the Moon and Venus.

Aarde:
ESA: Probe V View of Galapagos.
Seeker: A Dead Satellite Is Unlocking The Secrets Lurking Beneath Antarctica.

Maan:
SpaceCom: NASA Moon Orbiter Tracks Chinese Rover on Lunar Farside (Photos).
The Hindu: ‘Chandrayaan 2 will carry NASA’s laser instruments to Moon’.

Mars:
NASA: NASA's Mars Helicopter Completes Flight Tests.
VideoFromSpace: NASA's Mars Helicopter Vacuum Chamber Test Flight Successful.
Aviation Week: Mars 2020 Rover To Test Role For Helicopters.
NASA JPL: Red Planet Rovers and Insights (live public talk).
DLR: What the devil is leaving these trails on Mars?
PhysOrg: Rivers raged on Mars late into its history.

Saturnus:
NASA: NASA's Cassini Finds Saturn's Rings Coat Tiny Moons.
PhysOrg: New close-ups of the mini-moons in Saturn's rings.

Voyagers:
NASA: The Voyage to Interstellar Space.


Meer vertraging voor JWST op komst ? En ook nog WFIRST, CHEOPS, Kepler en HST.
Space News: JWST review board raises schedule concerns
Lees het “JWST Independent Review Board – Assessment Report” via deze link (PDF).

Meer info over de JWST vind je o.a. in deze presentatie (PDF).

ESA: Exoplanet Satellite Ready.

ESA: Hubble Captures Rare Active Asteroid.

Space News: WFIRST faces funding crunch.

NASA: High School Senior Uncovers Potential for Hundreds of Earth-Like Planets in Kepler Data


Om af te ronden: Vostochny en Centre Spatial Guyanais.
Twee filmpjes:
Roscosmos TV: Cosmodrome “Vostochny”.
CNES CSG: Ariane 6 - Chantier ELA4 - Mars 2019.


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