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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/14–436

Deze week samenvatten in een paar woorden is moeilijk. Vier lanceringen, een ruimtewandeling, een ruimteafvalrelletje, Falcon Heavy en Starship Hopper, testen van nieuwe raketmotoren, Starliner, Relativity, de maan in 2024, Hayabusa 2, methaan op Mars, Beresheet rond de maan, de meer dan 3000 Amazon-satellieten en nog heel wat verhalen rond 50 jaar Apollo. De details vind je in het “Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart” van deze week.

Bij de foto: De statische test van 27 Merlin-motoren is altijd een indrukwekkend gebeuren (foto NasaSpaceFlight).
 

India lanceert afluistersatelliet.
The Hindu: PSLV to launch military’s monitor in the sky.
The Hindu: India gets surveillance satellite.
The Hindu: Starting May, ISRO to launch a string of ‘defence’ satellite.

NanoRacks: NanoRacks Completes First Mission on India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, Launches Spire’s 100th Satellite.

Reuters: Single Indian rocket puts satellites in three orbits, in first for nation.
NasaSpaceFlight: India launches EMISAT intelligence-gathering satellite and 28 CubeSats.
Spaceflight Now: Indian military satellite, 20 more Planet imaging CubeSats launched by PSLV.

Beelden van de lancering vind je hier.


China lanceert comsat.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 3B launches Tianlian 2-01.
Spaceflight Now: China launches tracking and data relay satellite.

Filmpjes:
SciNews: Long March-3B launches TianLian-2 01 satellite.
CCTV: China Launches New Data Relay Satellite.


Progress MS-11 3,5 uur na lancering gekoppeld met ISS.
TASS: Cargo ship Progress MS-11 to fast-track resupply ISS.
TASS: Russian resupply ship docks with space station using ultra-short flight scheme.
TASS: US astronaut lauds Russian spaceship's record travel time to ISS.

NasaSpaceFlight: Progress MS-11 docks to the ISS; Station supplies in good shape.
SpaceCom: Wow! Astronaut Spots Cargo Ship Launch from Space Station (Photo).

De filmpjes:
Een filmpje waar de raket wordt klaar gemaakt, en een filmpje waar de raket naar het lanceerplatform wordt gerold.
Roscosmos TV: Lancering.
Roscosmos TV: Lancering (met de rocketcam).
SciSpace: Progress MS-11 launch.
SciSpace: Progress MS-11 docking to the ISS.
NASA: Space to Ground: Express Delivery: 04/05/2019.


Soyuz lanceert vier nieuwe O3b-satellieten.
Arianespace: Arianespace Flight VS22: A fifth launch for the operator SES and its O3b constellation.
SES: O3b Satellites Roar into Space, Scaling SES’s MEO Constellation.
Thales: SES’S O3b MEO satellites succesfully in orbit.

De “launchkit” vind je hier (PDF).

NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz ST-B lofts another set of O3b satellites.
SpaceCom: Four New Satellites Ride Into Space To Join Growing SES Constellation.

De filmpjes:
Arianespace: Arianespace Flight VS22 - Launch Campaign.
Arianespace: Arianespace Flight VS22 - Mission Presentation.
Arianespace: Arianespace TV - VS22 Launch Sequence.
SciNews: Soyuz ST-B launches four O3b satellites.


ISS – Nieuwe ruimtewandeling.
NASA: Nick Hague Completes 215th Spacewalk on Station.
NASA: NASA Astronauts Complete 215th Spacewalk at Station.
NASA: Spacewalk This Monday Ahead of Two U.S. Cargo Missions This Month.

SpaceCom: All-Female Spacewalk Was Cancelled on 'My Recommendation,' Astronaut Anne McClain Says.
SpaceCom: NASA Won't Have 2 Medium-Size Spacesuits Ready Any Time Soon Despite Criticism.

Enkele filmpjes:
NASA Video
: Tasks to be performed during U.S. EVA 54.
NASA: NASA EVA 54 Spacewalk Briefing April 2, 2019.
CSA: Getting ready for a first spacewalk.


ISS – Meer nieuwtjes uit het ruimtestation.
CSA: The International Space Station gets a “reboost” to adjust its orbit (filmpje).
NASA Video: Expedition 59 Network Interviews Apr 1, 2019. 

NASA: More Than a Carbon Copy: OCO-3 on the Space Station.
Zie ook dit filmpje voor een overzicht over OCO-3.

Airbus: Astronaut assistant CIMON* wins prestigious German Innovation Prize.
NASA: Space-Grown Crystals Offer Clarity on Parkinson's Disease (filmpje).

UPI: Scientists seek ways to grow plants for food in space.
NASA KSC: Explore Kennedy Space Center: Plant Research Lab.
Science at NASA: NASA ScienceCasts: A Successful Mission Starts With Nutrition (filmpje);
ESA: Space medicine: staying healthy in space (filmpje).

NASA: Robotic “Bees” Are About to Join Astronauts in Space.

Interesting Engineering: Return to Earth: The Challenges That Astronauts Face Both in Space and When They Return Home.


Heibel over ruimteafval na Indische ASAT-test.
The Hindu: India space debris may have doubled after Mission Shakti.
Spaceflight Now: NASA chief slams India anti-satellite test.
Ars Technica: India ASAT test debris poses danger to International Space Station, NASA says.
Space News: NASA warns Indian anti-satellite test increased debris risk to ISS.
Space Daily: Analysts Fear Tensions in Space After India Tests Anti-Satellite Missile.
The Space Review: The implications of India’s ASAT test.
Sky & Telescope: What India’s Anti-Satellite Test Means for Space Debris.
Space News: NASA resumes cooperation with ISRO after ASAT test.

Een filmpje:
EuroNews: NASA chief calls India's shooting down of satellite a 'threat to the future of human space flight'.


Falcon Heavy – Statische test geslaagd.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy launch slips into next week out of caution.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to ignite all 27 Merlin engines in early morning test.
Teslarati: SpaceX fires up Falcon Heavy Block 5 for the first time, launch date announced.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX conducts Static Fire on Falcon Heavy ahead of Arabsat 6A launch.

Beelden van de test vind je hier.


Starship Hopper test Raptor-motor.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship ignites Raptor engine for the first time ahead of hop tests.
Ars Technica: SpaceX’s Starhopper vehicle test-fires its engine for the first time.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starhopper conducts Raptor Static Fire tests.

Video’s van de test vind je hier.
En blijkbaar was er ook een test twee dagen later.


Test nieuwe booster Atlas V.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Successfully Completes Second Ground Test of New Rocket Motor for United Launch Alliance Atlas V.
Spaceflight Insider: GEM63 completes 2nd static fire test.

Beelden van de test vind je hier.


Boeing stelt eerste vlucht Starliner uit. Het excuus ? Te veel lanceringen gepland.
Spaceflight Now: Boeing delays first Starliner test flight to August, NASA extends duration of first crew mission.
Space News:Boeing delays Starliner test flights.
Space News: NASA approves extension of Boeing commercial crew test flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: In curious move, NASA lays blame on ULA for latest Starliner delay.
The Verge: Boeing’s first crewed flight to the space station gets an extension — and a delay.

TASS: First crew of US Starliner spacecraft arrives in Russia for training.

Nog even die andere Commercial Crew capsule:
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Crew Dragon reusability a “major improvement”.


Nieuwe test SLS-motor.
NASA: NASA Achieves Rocket Engine Test Milestone Needed for Moon Missions.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Ensuring NASA’s Space Launch System Has The Propulsion It Needs.

Beelden van de test:
NASA: Milestone Hot Fire Engine Test for NASA's Space Launch System Rocket (filmpje).


Lanceercontracten voor Relativity en RocketLab.
Space News: Relativity signs contract with Telesat for launching LEO constellation.
Ars Technica: Relativity Space announces first launch contract, and it’s a big one.

Space News: Rocket Lab to launch Air Force satellites.
Space News: Air Force touts deal with Rocket Lab as a new way of buying ‘affordable rides to space’.


Naar de maan in 2024.
Mashable: Trump wants astronauts back on the moon by 2024.
Spaceflight Now: Astronauts say NASA up to challenge of near-term moon landings.

Space News: House committee presses Bridenstine for details on moon plan.
Space Policy Online: Moon 2024 gets cool reception by House Committee Democrats.
Ars Technica: Here’s why NASA’s audacious return to the Moon just might work.

Bij NASA was er een “Town Hall” meeting over wat er zoal te wachten staat, met uiteraard de (nieuwe) maanplannen.
NASA: Town Hall with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (filmpje).

Video From Space: Falcon Heavy for NASA Moon Shots? NASA Chief Talks Challenges.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy could launch astronauts to the Moon, says NASA admin.
Ars Technica: NASA chief says a Falcon Heavy rocket could fly humans to the Moon.

SpaceCom: NASA Will Test 5 Habitat Designs for Its Lunar Gateway Space Station.

Politico: Australia's new space agency eyes joining NASA moon plans.


. . . en Mars in 2033.
PhysOrg: After the Moon in 2024, NASA wants to reach Mars by 2033.


Japanse Hayabusa 2 maakt krater in Ryugu.
The Planetary Society: What to Expect When Hayabusa2 Blows a Hole in Asteroid Ryugu.
The Planetary Society: First Science Results from Hayabusa2 Mission.
The Planetary Society: Hayabusa2 Safe and Sound after Blasting New Crater on Ryugu.

JAXA: SCI (Small Carry-on Impactor) Operation Schedule.
JAXA: Operational Status of Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2's SCI.
JAXA: Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2’s SCI Put into Operation.

Japan Today: Japanese space probe drops explosive on asteroid to make crater.

BBC: Hayabusa-2: Japanese probe likely to have 'bombed' an asteroid.

Een filmpje met testen van het inslaand projectiel vind je hier.


Mars Express bevestigt methaanmetingen van Curiosity.
ESA: Mars Express matches methane spike measured by Curiosity.
SpaceCom: There Is Definitely Methane on Mars, Scientists Say. But Is It a Sign of Life?
Sky & Telescope: New Study Confirms Methane on Mars – But It’s Not Definitive.
BBC: Mars methane surge spotted from space.
NASA: NASA’s MAVEN Uses Red Planet’s Atmosphere to Change Orbit.


Israelische maansonde in baan rond de maan.
Space News: SpaceIL lander enters lunar orbit.
PhysOrg: Israeli spacecraft enters lunar orbit ahead of moon landing.
The Planetary Society: Beresheet Has Entered Lunar Orbit!

Meer nieuws op de website van http://www.visit.spaceil.com/

Filmpjes:
Arutz Sheva TV: Israeli spacecraft successfully 'captured' by the moon.


Meer nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
ESA: Solar Orbiter during thermal-vacuum tests.
ESA: Testing Solar Orbiter (filmpje).
ESA: Solar Orbiter: preparing for the Sun (filmpje).
Science Daily: Solar wind: And the blobs just keep on coming.
NASA: Unexpected Rain on Sun Links Two Solar Mysteries.

Mercurius:
ESA: BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise.

Aarde:
ESA: Earth from space: Egyptian crop circles.
ESA: Air Quality: What’s space got to do with it?
ESA: Space-enabled mobile laboratory ready for medical emergencies.
Ars Technica: Two rockets dropped tracers into the northern lights and the result was glorious.

Maan:
SpaceCom: China's Chang'e 4 Moon Lander, Yutu 2 Rover Awake for 4th Lunar Workday.
Florida Today: Commercial lunar lander work to touch down in Florida.

Mars:
The Martian Chronicles: Sols 2363-2364: Drilling on the horizon?
The Martian Chronicles: Sols 2365-2366: Edging closer and closer to a new drill target!
Cosmos: Springs may flow on Mars every year.
SpaceCom: Mars 2020 Rover Instrument Survives Termination Review.
NASA JPL: Curiosity Captured Two Solar Eclipses on Mars.
ESA: ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing.

Jupiter:
NASA: Europa Clipper High-Gain Antenna Undergoes Testing.
ESA: Review Board Gives JUICE the all clear.

Bennu: 
NASA: OSIRIS-REx Captures Laser 3D View of Bennu.
NASA: OSIRIS-REx: Orbiting Asteroid Bennu (filmpje).

Didymos:
ESA: Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition.


Amazon plant lancering van 3236 satellietenconstellatie.
Space News: Amazon planning 3,236-satellite constellation for internet connectivity.
Via Satellite: Amazon Plans to Launch 3,236 LEO Satellites.
The Verge: Amazon will launch thousands of satellites to provide internet around the world.
Geek Wire: Amazon to offer broadband access from orbit with 3,236-satellite ‘Project Kuiper’ constellation.


50 Jaar Apollo.
NASA Administrater Bridenstine blikt terug en kijkt vooruit in volgend filmpje.
NASA: Celebrating Apollo as We Push Forward to the Moon.

Collect Space: Campaign launched to 'Revive the Saturn V' vertical rocket replica.
Collect Space: Omega reveals gold Speedmaster to mark Apollo 11 50th anniversary.
Collect Space: 'Apollo in the Archives' exhibit offers look at Neil Armstrong papers.
Collect Space: Zippo celebrates Apollo 11 50th with 'Collectible of the Year' lighter.
Collect Space: US Postal Service reveals stamps for moon landing 50th anniversary
Collect Space: Lunar module makes landing in revamp of Apollo/Saturn V Center.
Collect Space: Smithsonian debuts Apollo 11 '50 Years from Tranquility Base' exhibit.

GeekWire: As Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary nears, space fans get ready to celebrate.

NASA: Apollo 11 Footsteps.

NPR: How Do You Preserve History On The Moon?

Nog enkele filmpjes.
Video From Space: Apollo 11's Michael Collins Was Not Lonely, Worried About Mice.
Video From Space: Lunar Rover Ride - Apollo 16 Astronaut Describes Experience.
Video From Space: Almost Stranded on Moon: Buzz Aldrin Talks Circuit Breaker Issue
Zie ook het bijbehorende artikel.

Vida Loca: The Risk of Apollo: Astronauts Swap Harrowing Tales from NASA's Moon Shots – 2019.
Adrian Bryan-Brown: Apollo Astronauts 50 Years On.

Primal Space: Who names the places on the Moon?
Scott Manley: Why The Engines That Flew On Saturn V Rocket Look Different In Museums.
Scott Manley: How Did The Apollo 11 Documentary Get Film Of The Upper Stage Ignition?

NASA: Marshall Remembers Apollo: Billie Robertson.
NASA: Marshall Remembers Apollo: James Jennings.
NASA: Marshall Remembers Apollo: Bill Sneed.
NASA: Marshall Remembers Apollo: Dr. Margrit von Braun.
NASA: Marshall Remembers Apollo: Spike Fields.
NASA: Marshall Remembers Apollo: Otha "Skeet" Vaughan.
NASA: Marshall Remembers Apollo: Jan Monk.

Nog dit:
National Geographic: Moon photos from the 1960s were developed in space—here's how.


Ook dat nog – Een ruimte-reukje.
Space News: Lockheed Martin bottles scent of space.
Ars Technica: What does space smell like? Now you can find out for yourself.
Collect Space: Behind the scent: Lockheed Martin bottles astronaut's smell of space.

Filmpjes:
Lockheed Martin: Vector: An Origin Story.
Lockheed Martin: Vector by Lockheed Martin.


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