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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/15–437

Een week van uitersten werd het. De Israëlische lander crashte op de maan toen de landingsmotor het liet afweten. Enkele uren later vertrok Falcon Heavy voor weer een indrukwekkende lancering. Mét een geslaagde triple landing.

Er zijn ook resultaten van onderzoek van belang voor toekomstige Marsreizen. Zo is het menselijk lichaam toch aan meer veranderingen onderhevig bij langere ruimtevluchten. En het ISS is na jarenlang gebruik toch een beetje vuiler dan verwacht.

En raadsels zijn er ook nog. Vorige week was er de bevestiging dat Curiosity methaan had waargenomen, nu zijn er de NOMAD-resultaten die helemaal geen methaan laten zien.

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

Bij de foto: Een laatste foto van de maan, enige tijd voor de crash van Beresheet.


Israëlische Beresheet crasht op de maan.
NasaSpaceFlight: Beresheet fails in historic lunar landing attempt for SpaceIL.
Collect Space: Israeli Beresheet probe crashes into moon during landing attempt.
Space News: SpaceIL lander crashes on moon.
The Planetary Society: Beresheet Comes Close before Crashing on the Moon.
Spaceflight Now: Israeli probe crashes in attempt to become first privately-funded moon lander.
Space News: Israeli Lander Failure Marks 1st Moon Crash in 48 Years.
The Telegraph: First private Moon lander crashed when British engine failed to slow spacecraft.
BBC: Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash.

Space News: SpaceIL says “chain of events” led to crash of lunar lander.
Parabolic Arc: Bersheet Hit Moon at 500 Km/h After Engine Failure.

SpaceCom: Israel Will Build Another Moon Lander.

De filmpjes:
Space Videos: Israel Goes To The Moon! - Beresheet spacecraft crashes on the moon.
SciNews: Beresheet landing on the Moon.
Video From Space: SpaceIL's Beresheet Lander Crashes into Moon.


Falcon Heavy lanceert met succes eerste commerciële vracht.
Teslarati: SpaceX reveals Falcon Heavy Block 5 in first official photo, timelapse.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Block 5 launch debut moved to April 10 to skip storms.
Teslarati: LaunchPad: Falcon Heavy ready to go for commercial launch debut.
Spaceflight Now: Photos: Falcon Heavy raised vertical at pad 39A.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket set to attempt triple-booster landing tonight.
Ars Technica: SpaceX scrubs Falcon Heavy launch due to upper level winds.
Teslarati: SpaceX recycles Falcon Heavy’s commercial launch debut to Thurs – here’s why.

Spaceflight Now: Launch timeline for Falcon Heavy’s second flight.

Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon Heavy just nailed a triple rocket landing for the first time.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches Arabsat-6A.
Space News: Falcon Heavy sends first commercial satellite into orbit.

Spaceflight Now: SpaceX retrieves Falcon Heavy fairings from sea for reuse on future launch.
The Planetary Society: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Flies Again; LightSail 2 Is Next!

Foto’s:
Spaceflight Now: Photos: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy fires into a clear evening sky.

Filmpjes: 
Spaceflight Insider: SpaceX Raises the Falcon Heavy.
SpaceX: Arabsat-6A Mission (live uitzending).
SciNews: Falcon Heavy launch with Arabsat-6A.
SciNews: Falcon Heavy boosters landing.
SciNews: Arabsat-6A deployment.
America Space: UP CLOSE! Second Falcon Heavy launches Arabsat 6A.
EveryDay Astronaut: Falcon Heavy slo-mo launch and landing (Watch the sound ripple through the exhaust at 120 FPS).

En nog dit:
Via Satellite: The 15-Year Backstory of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy.
Ars Technica: Starman is out there, but we probably won’t see him again until 2047.


Gigantisch vliegtuig Stratolaunch maakt eerste testvlucht.
Stratolaunch: Stratolaunch Completes Historic First Flight of Aircraft.

Space News: Stratolaunch plane makes first flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: Roc – the world’s largest plane – takes flight ahead of Stratolaunch rocket goals.
Spaceflight Now: World’s largest airplane completes first flight.
Parabolic Arc: tratolaunch Flies!
GeekWire: Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch flies world’s biggest plane for the first time: ‘Paul would have been proud’.
Spacepage: Stratolaunch maakt eerste testvlucht.

Een filmpje van de vlucht vind je hier.
Foto’s vind je hier.


Beschadigde Intelsat-comsat op de dool in geostationaire baan.
Via Satellite: Damage to Intelsat 29e Satellite Causes Service Outage.
Space News: Intelsat-29e satellite suffers fuel leak, spotted drifting along GEO arc.


ISS – Derde ruimtewandeling.
NASA: U.S. and Canadian Astronauts Wrap Up Power Upgrades Spacewalk.
CSA: Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques successfully completes spacewalk !
SpaceCom: Spacewalking Astronauts Battle Stuck Panel, Wrangle Cables on Space Station.
GeekWire: Spacewalkers finish up wiring job in orbit.

Enkele filmpjes:
CSA: David Saint-Jacques' first spacewalk on the International Space Station.
CSA: LIVE - David Saint-Jacques’ first spacewalk (een 8 uur durende filmp van de ganse ruimtewandeling).
CSA: LIVE - Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques answers questions from media.
NASA: David Saint-Jacques Discusses Life in Space with Canadian Media.

Nog wat over ruimtewandelingen:
NASA: STEMonstrations: Spacewalk Part1: Safety and Training.
NASA: STEMonstrations: Spacewalk Part 2: Spacesuits.


ISS – Vuiler dan gedacht.
De conclusie van het onderzoek vind je in volgende bijdrage:
Microbiome: Characterization of the total and viable bacterial and fungal communities associated with the International Space Station surfaces.

De Morgen: Ruimtestaton ISS is broeihaard van schimmels.
Inverse: Bacteria Study Finds the International Space Station Is as Dirty as a Gym.
Independent: International Space Station teeming with bacteria and fungi that can corrode spacecraft, study finds


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
NASA: Astronaut Nick Hague speaks with the Space Symposium (filmpje).

NASA: NASA's OCO-3 Measures How Plants Grow - and Glow.

Space Daily: Russia's new ISS modules will be shielded with fabrics used in body armour.

NASA: Science on the Space Station: Women's History Month Edition.

En ook nog dit:
Parabolic Arc: Feds: Former Executive Used CASIS Funds to Pay for Prostitutes.
WSB TV: Former International Space Station exec indicted for allegedly 'expensing' meetings with escorts.


Eén jaar in de ruimte – De gevolgen voor het menselijk lichaam.
NASA: NASA’s Landmark Twins Study Reveals Resilience of Human Body in Space.

SpaceCom: Landmark NASA Twins Study Reveals Space Travel's Effects on the Human Body
PBS News Hour: How Scott Kelly’s year in space changed his poop.
The Conversation: Does a year in space make you older or younger?
Smithsonian: NASA’s Study of Astronaut Twins Creates a Portrait of What a Year in Space Does to the Human Body.
The Washington Post: NASA Kelly twins study shows harsh effects of space flight and a brutal return to Earth.
C|Net: NASA twins study shows a year in space causes thousands of genetic changes.

EurekAlert!: NASA Twins Study includes San Antonio multiomics center.
EurekAlert!: NASA Twins Study offers new insight on how a human's body responds to spaceflight.
EurekAlert!: Astronaut twins study yields new insights and portable DNA sequencing tools.
EurekAlert!: NASA Twins Study finds spaceflight affects gut bacteria.
EurekAlert!: NASA twin study provides multi-omics view of human body's response to year in space.
EurekAlert!: NASA Twins Study: A year in space has little effect on gut microbiome.


Naar de Maan in 2024.
Eerst filmpjes:
NASA: NASA Administrator Bridenstine Speaks at 35th Space Symposium (korte versie).
NASA: Administrator Bridenstine’s Speech at the Space Symposium.

Space News: Bridenstine outlines two-phase approach for accelerated lunar return.
Florida Today: NASA wants to go back to the moon by 2024; These are the reasons why..
Spaceflight Insider: NASA Chief outlines 2-phase plan for moon exploration.
PhysOrg: U.S. wants a crewed mission to the moon in five years – but can and should that be done?.
PhysOrg: To get to the Moon in 2024, the rocket is just NASA's first headache.

Spaceflight Insider: Lockheed Martin unveils Orion-based moon-lander concept.
Space News: Lockheed Martin offers architecture for 2024 human lunar landing.

In verband met SLS:
NBC News: NASA's $17-billion moon rocket may be doomed before it ever gets to the launch pad.
NasaSpaceFlight: SLS flight software and avionics in “run for record” testing.

In verband met EM-1:
ESA: Shielding astronauts from space radiation on the way to the moon.

In verband met SmartHab:
NASA: NASA Selects Two New Space Tech Research Institutes for Smart Habitats.

En de Russen willen ook naar de Maan.
TASS: Engineers to be among first Russians on the Moon.


Nieuws over het ruimteafval na de Indische ASAT-test.
Space News: India ASAT debris spotted above 2,200 kilometers, will remain a year or more in orbit.

Space News: Op-ed | India’s ASAT test is wake-up call for norms of behavior in space.
The Space Review: India’s ASAT test and changing perceptions of space warfare.

Analytical Graphics: Indian ASAT Forensics - April 9, 2019 Update (filmpje).


Nieuwe wedstrijd: DARPA Launch Challenge.
DARPA: DARPA Launch Challenge (filmpje).

Space News: Three companies selected for DARPA Launch Challenge.
National Defense: DARPA Launch Challenge Moves Ahead With Three Competitors.
TechCrunch: Vector, Virgin and a mystery team will compete in DARPA’s $34M launch challenge.

Virgin Orbit: Virgin Orbit adds Guam as low inclination launch site for LauncherOne smallsat service.


SpaceX – Starlink en Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX builds new orbital Starship sections as Starhopper loses its engine.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first dedicated Starlink launch announced as mass production begins.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starlink launch will reuse Falcon Heavy’s fairing.

NASA Watch: Building A Starship In Texas.


Rocket Lab gaat nu ook satellieten bouwen.
Rocket Lab: Photon.
Space News: Rocket Lab unveils Photon smallsat bus.
The Verge: Rocket Lab is now building customizable satellites.


Raketnieuws – Amerika.
SpaceCom: 3 New Rockets Are on Track for 1st Test Flights in 2021.
Florida Today: Space Coast is getting busy: 6 new rockets coming to Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center.

Ars Technica: The first space-worthy Vulcan rocket is taking shape.
ULA: Developing Vulcan Centaur (filmpje).
Space News: ULA to fly Vulcan technology on Atlas 5 to gain flight heritage.
Space Coast Daily: ULA Progresses Towards Purpose-Built Vulcan Centaur for National Security Space Missions.

Ars Technica: Vector co-founder says company overcoming challenges to reach the launch pad.
Vector: Vector-R B1001 stage 1, vertical!
News4Tucson: Rocket prototype arrives in Tucson, testing to begin

Via Satellite: Northrop’s OmegA Rocket Set for May Test Fire.
Space News: For OmegA, U.S. Air Force launch competition is a must-win.

Space News: Blue Origin urging Air Force to postpone launch competition.

Parabolic Arc: Virgin Orbit and EXOLAUNCH Sign Agreement to Deliver Small Satellites to LEO.


ExoMars vindt voorlopig geen methaan.
BIRA: NOMAD, aan boord van ExoMars, onthult zijn eerste geheimen.
ESA: Furst results from ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.

Beelden van de persconferentie op de bijeenkomst van de European Geosciences Union vind je hier.

BBC: So where did the Mars methane go?
Sky & Telescope: The Martian Methane Mystery Continues.

Zie ook (voor andere resultaten):
GovUK: British instruments reveal secrets of Martian sky.
New Scientist: Largest dust storm on Mars ever recorded may reveal why it's so dry.


Contract voor lancering DART.
NASA: NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Asteroid Redirect Test Mission.
Space News: NASA awards DART launch contract to SpaceX.

Nog dit:
NASA: 10 Things You Should Know About Planetary Defense.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon: 
ESA: Connecting to Solar Orbiter.

Mercurius:
RHEA: Bepicolombo: One Step Closer To Mercury.

Aarde:
BBC: Satellites used to protect endangered sharks.
NASA: NASA Launches Two Rockets Studying Auroras.
Space Videos: Earth from space - Sunset and Sunrise (filmpje).
BBC: Can you spot ocean plastic from space?
ESA: Stargazing technology used to spot cancer.
Space News: NASA awards Planet $6.7 million for climate campaign.

Maan:
Times Of India: Vikram hurt during practice, puts Chandrayaan-2 on bench.
Spacewatch Global: ESA to help Germany’s PTSScientists get to the moon in 2020.
TASS: Russian probe to search for biomarkers, traces of water on the Moon.

Mars:
NASA: Curiosity Tastes First Sample in 'Clay-Bearing Unit'.
The Martian Chronicle: Sol 2369-2371: This is why we came to Gale
The Martian Chronicle: Sol 2372: Drill Success at Aberlady!
DLR: Tests for the InSight 'Mole'.
NASA: NASA’s MAVEN Uses Red Planet’s Atmosphere to Change Orbit.
ESA: Martian Soil Detox Could Lead To New Medicins.
SpaceCom: A Brief History of Mars Missions.

Jupiter:
NASA: Jupiter's Atmosphere Heats up under Solar Wind

Ryugu:
Universe Today: Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu.


Om af te ronden: Gratis (digitale) boeken.
NASA: Counting the Many Ways the Space Station Benefits Humankind.
Het boek vind je hier terug (PDF).

NASA: Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere.
Een filmpje met enkele spinoff-voorbeelden vind je hier.
Het boek vind je hier terug (PDF).


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