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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/22–444

Vorige week nog vergeten te vermelden. De tiende jaargang van het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart is begonnen. Maar dat zal wel niet de reden zijn dat er afgelopen week weer heel wat gebeurd is in het ruimtevaartwereldje. Extra veel lees- en kijkplezier dus.

Bij de foto: NASA koos drie nieuwe maanlanders om een eerste reeks instrumenten en experimenten op de Maan te plaatsen.


Russen lanceren navigatiesatelliet. Raket geraakt door bliksem.
TASS: Fregat booster delivers Glonass-M navigation satellite into orbit.
TASS: Lightning hits Soyuz carrier rocket during launch from Plesetsk spaceport.

NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz 2-1b launches latest GLONASS-M satellite – despite being hit by lightning.

Filmpjes:
SciNews: Soyuz-2.1b launches GLONASS-M, 27 May 2019
Video From Space: Soyuz Rocket Struck by Lightning During Launch.


Russische Proton lanceert Russische geostationaire comsat.
TASS: Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with Yamal-601 satellite launched from Baikonur space pad.
TASS: Proton-M puts Yamal-601 satellite in suborbital trajectory.
TASS: Yamal-601 satellite successfully delivered to orbit — Roscosmos.

Thales Group: Yamal-601 satellite in orbit.

NasaSpaceFlight: Proton-M successfully launches Yamal 601 to GEO.
SpaceCom: Russian Proton Rocket Launches Powerful Yamal-601 Satellite Into Orbit.
Space News: First Proton of the year launches Gazprom communications satellite.

De filmpjes:
Roscosmos: Samenbrengen raket en neuskegel.
Roscosmos: Klaarmaken voor transport.
Roscosmos: Transport naar lanceerplatform.
Roscosmos: Proton en Yamal.
SciNews: Proton-M launches Yamal-601

TASS: At least five more Proton-M launches planned until end of 2019 — Khrunichev Space Center.
Spaceflight Now: Proton launch provider ILS embraces closer relationship with Roscosmos.


Russische raketten: Niet meer voor Amerika – Verzekeringen – Corruptie.
TASS: Pentagon bans use of Russia’s space launch services as of 2023.
TASS: Roscosmos slams US ban on use of Russian services for conducting space launches.
TASS: US squeezing Russia out of space launch services market, Roscosmos chief says.
TASS: Russian space agency expects to continue rocket engine deliveries to US.

TASS: Losses from Roscosmos emergency launches in 2010-2018 reach $541.83 mln.

Space Daily: Russian space sector plagued by astronomical corruption.


Tijdens grondtest OmegA-raket ontploft de uitlaat.
Ondanks de ontploffing van de uitlaat wordt deze test als een succes omschreven.
Northrop Grumman: NG Successfully Completes First Stage Test for OmegA Rocket.
Space News: Northrop Grumman to investigate anomaly after OmegA’s first rocket motor test.
Spaceflight Now: Northrop Grumman looking into dramatic nozzle anomaly on Omega rocket motor.
Spaceflight Insider: Anomaly occurs during OmegA first stage static fire test.

De filmpjes:
Northrop Grumman: OmegA Milestone: First Stage Static Test Fire (de live uitzending).
De “post-test press conference” kan je hier bekijken.
SciNews: OmegA First Stage Static Fire Test.
Beelden (ook vertraagd) van enkel de ontploffing vind je hier.


Het einde van Stratolaunch?
Reuters: Exclusive: Space firm founded by billionaire Paul Allen closing operations – sources.
Parabolic Arc: Report: StratoGoose is Cooked.
Ars Technica: The world’s largest airplane may be grounded after a single flight.
c|Net: Stratolaunch space company denies rumors it's closing down

SpaceCom: Stratolaunch Systems: Building the World's Largest Airplane.

De website van Stratolaunch Systems vind je hier.


Ingenieur (PMI Industries) vervalst testrapporten voor onderdelen SpaceX.
Space News: Engineer charged with falsifying inspections of SpaceX hardware.
Parabolic Arc: Man Charged With Falsifying Inspection Reports for Space Parts Supplied to SpaceX, DOD.


SpaceX – Starhopper en Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship website spotted ahead of Elon Musk’s June rocket update.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to use Starships as hypersonic spaceliners.

NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX ramps up operations in South Texas as Hopper tests loom.

Nog dit. De ene Musk-firma is de andere niet.
Parabolic Arc: A Tale of 2 Elon Musk Companies: SpaceX Raises $1 Billion for Starlink, Tesla Can’t Afford Toilet Paper.


SpaceX – Starlink en sterrenkundigen.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starlink satellites spark fights between astronomy, spaceflight fans.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starlink will strive to protect and support science.
Teslarati: SpaceX wants to offer Starlink internet to consumers after just six launches.

Sky & Telescope: SpaceX Launches First Volley of Starlink Satellites.

The Verge: Why astronomers are worried that SpaceX’s satellite network will pollute the night sky.
SpaceCom: Elon Musk: SpaceX's Bright Starlink Satellites Won't Ruin the Night Sky.
New Scientist: SpaceX’s bright Starlink satellites are upsetting astronomers.
SpaceQ: SpaceX Starlink train lights up the sky and astronomers complain.

Space News: SpaceX says all 60 Starlink satellites functioning so far.

Nog twee filmpjes:
Scott Manley: Will Starlink & Other Satellite Networks Ruin The Night Sky For Astronomers?
Astronomy Live: Will SpaceX's Starlink Satellites Ruin the Night Sky?


ISS – Russische ruimtewandeling. Eerbetoon aan Leonov.
NASA: Station Readies for Spacewalk, Begins Packing Dragon With Science.
NASA: Two Cosmonauts Spacewalking Outside Station’s Russian Segment.
NASA: Russian Spacewalkers Wish Happy Birthday to First Spacewalker Alexei Leonov.
NASA: Two Cosmonauts Wrap Up the Fourth Spacewalk at the Station This Year.

NasaSpaceFlight: Russian spacewalkers complete VKD-46 – pay tribute to Leonov.
Spaceflight Now: Cosmonauts complete tasks outside space station, honor spacewalk pioneer.
SpaceCom: Happy Birthday! Spacewalking Cosmonauts Pay Tribute to Pioneering Predecessor.
GeekWire: Russian cosmonauts send out a birthday tribute to the world’s first spacewalker.
Sputnik News: Russian Cosmonauts Remove a Towel That Spent 10 Years on Surface of ISS.

Filmpjes.
Video From Space: Spacewalker Tosses Experiment Away From Space Station.
Roscosmos Media: Leonov opnieuw in de ruimte.
Roscosmos Media: Felicitaties voor Leonov vanwege ISS-bemanning.

Een animatie van de EVA vind je hier.
Meer beelden van de ruimtewandeling vind je hier.

NASA: Space to Ground: Saluting an Icon: 05/31/2019.


ISS – Wat na 2025? Verdergaan met het ISS of een nieuw commercieel ruimtestation ?
NASA: Study Input Informs NASA Course for a Vibrant Future Commercial Space Economy.
De verschillende voorstellen vind je in deze PDF terug.

Wilson Quarterly: ISS, Inc: Is the Space Station business ready for liftoff?
GeekWire: Blue Origin, Boeing and other ventures lay out ideas for commercial space stations.
The Daily Caller: Whittington: A replacement for NASA’s International Space Station is on the way.
Space Policy Online: NASA’s LEO commercialization studies paint questionable outlook.

Space News: Op-ed | ISS doesn’t have to be an FFRDC; It has to be done right.


ISS – Nieuwe Russische module niet voor herfst 2020.
TASS: Multipurpose lab module Nauka to be launched to ISS in autumn 2020 — source.


ISS – Meer nieuws.
Khaleej Times: Emirati astronaut Hazza on final training before taking off to space.
TASS: ISS faces mounting threat of being struck by Indian satellite junk.
TASS: Russian cosmonauts to get exercise machine together with research and energy module on ISS.
Spaceflight Insider: First Astrobee robot completes initial checks aboard ISS.
EOS: Autonome robotbijen helpen astronauten in het ISS.

Filmpjes:
ESA: Luca Parmitano training for second mission.
NASA: Space to Ground: The ABC's of DNA: 05/24/2019.
SciShow Space: 3 Myths About Astronaut Food.
CSA: How do astronauts season their meals in space?
CSA: Bubbles in water in space.
CSA: Living and working in space.


Indische bemande ruimtevaart.
The Hindu: Gaganyaan: SRO, IAF ink pact for astronaut training.
The Quint: IAF ties up with ISRO for manned mission crew selection.


Commercial Crew – Over Crew Dragon en Starliner.
Spaceflight Now: NASA says SpaceX readying Crew Dragon capsule for possible piloted test flight by end of year.
Space News: Investigation into Crew Dragon incident continues.
Space Policy Online: SpaceX Commercial Crew schedule still in flux.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA briefly updates status of Crew Dragon anomaly, SpaceX test schedule.

Boeing: Boeing Starliner Has Successful Propulsion Hot Fire Test.
Space Videos: Boeing Successful Starliner propulsion test (filmpje).
Parabolic Arc: Atlas V to Lift Starliner with Astronauts Departs Factory for Launch Site.

Parabolic Arc: Boeing Progresses Toward First Flight Test of Starliner Crew Vehicle.
NASA Podcast: Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 11, Commercial Crew.


SLS/Orion.
Space News: NASA still aiming for 2020 first launch of SLS.

NASA: Surround Sound - Orion Service Module for Artemis 1 Undergoes Acoustic Tests.
ESA: Solar Wings Installed and Acoustic Testing.


CLPS – NASA kiest eerste drie maanlanders.
NASA: NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference.
NASA: NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program.

Parabolic Arc: Astrobotic Awarded $79.5 Million Contract to Deliver 14 NASA Payloads to Moon.
Parabolic Arc: NASA Awards $77.2 Million Contract to Inituitive Machines for Lunar Lander.
Parabolic Arc: NASA Tasks OrbitBeyond with Commercial Lunar Lander Mission.

Space News: NASA awards contracts to three companies to land payloads on the moon.
Ars Technica: NASA picks three companies to attempt Moon landings in 2020 and 2021.

De filmpjes: 
NASA: Our Next Lunar Landings.
Science At NASA: Next Steps to Science on the Moon (de live uitzending).


Artemis – Naar de maan in 2024.
NASA: Powering our return to the Moon (filmpje).
Space News: Bridenstine says debate only beginning over funding 2024 return to the moon.

Space News: U.S. and Japan to cooperate on return to the moon.
Space Policy Online: Trump, Abe agree on expanded human space exploration.

Space News: NASA seeks a rapid launch of a lunar lander.

NASA: We Go Together (filmpje).
NASA: Gravity Assist Podcast: Where's the Water on the Moon? With Jen Heldmann.

En de Russen?
Ars Technica: How Russia (yes, Russia) plans to land cosmonauts on the Moon by 2030.


En dan naar Mars.
SpaceRef: Comet Inspires Chemistry for Making Breathable Oxygen on Mars.
SpaceCom: Men, Women … and Mars: How Gender Diversity Is Key for Success on the Red Planet.

Space News: Foust Forward | Can racing back to the moon speed up a human mission to Mars?


Europa Clipper in de problemen.
NASA’s Office of Inspector General publiceerde een rapport over het “Management of NASA’s Europa Mission”.
De PDF kan je hier downloaden. De bijbehorende video vind je hier.

Space News: Inspector general report warns of cost and schedule problems for Europa Clipper.
Space Policy Online: NASA IG warns on Europa Clipper, lander costs and schedules.
SpaceCom: Big Space Challenges Could Put NASA's Europa Missions on Ice.


ESA, ExoMars en  Mars Sample Return.
ESA: Europe to Mars – and back.
ESA: Getting ready for Mars – on the Space Station.
ESA: A European Mission Control for the Martian rover.
ESA: ExoMars Orbiter prepares for Rosalind Franklin.
ESA: The Radiation Showstopper for Mars Exploration.
ESA: Mars On Earth – What Next ?

Enkele filmpjes:
ESA: ExoMars rover science laboratory fitted.
ESA: From Mars to Earth.
ESA: ExoMars – Testing locomotion.

Wat foto’s.
ESA: Ten things you did not know about Mars (een reeks van 10 infographics).
ESA: Martian Ovens.
ESA: ExoMars pancam filters.
ESA: Mars Sample Return – Earth Return Orbiter.
ESA: Earth Return Orbiter and Mars Sample Container.

Ook nog dit:
Thales: Inauguration of the ExoMars 2020 rover operations control centre.
The Planetary Society: ESA Prepares for ExoMars Rover 2020 Launch at Mars and on Earth.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
NASA: First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More.

Maan:
CGTN: China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for sixth lunar day (filmpje).

Mars:
NASA: NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Finds a Clay Cache.
The Planetary Society: Curiosity Gazes Upon Noctilucent Clouds Over Gale Crater.
NASA: Jezero Crater, Mars 2020's Landing Site.
Space News: China’s first Mars spacecraft undergoing integration for 2020 launch.
Technology.Org: New layers of water ice have been found beneath Mars North Pole.
SpaceCom: The Sand Dunes of Mars Move in a Weird Way.
Universe Today: Different Conditions From Earth Drive the Movement of Sand Dunes on Mars.
ScienceAlert: This Mysterious Feature on Mars Might Finally Have an Explanation.
En nog een voordracht:
Eurplanet: Webinar: Volcanism on Mars.

Ryugu:
c|Net: Japan bombed an asteroid and now it's preparing to collect the debris.

Planetoïden:
Spacewatch: Gomspace tapped by ESA to design nano-spacecraft for Asteroid Rendezvous Mission.
Spacewatch: UNOOSA and Asteroid Foundation sign MOU to enhance NEO awareness.


EU/ESA Space Council.
ESA: ESA/EU Space Council.
Space News: EU, ESA revive joint Space Council after eight-year pause.


Slechte punten voor de NASA.
GAO: NASA: Assessments of Major Projects.
De bijbehorende PDF kan je hier downloaden.

Space Policy Online: GAO: NASA Cost and Schedule performance deteriorating.


JWST doorstaat thermische test.
NASA: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Emerges Successfully from Final Thermal Vacuum Test.
Northrop Grumman: Spacecraft element successfully endures extreme temperatures in thermal vacuum.

Eerder werden de zonnepanelen ook getest.
JWST: James Webb Space Telescope Solar Array Deployment Tests (filmpje).


Vijftig Jaar Apollo – Boeken en docu’s.
Collect Space: Harrison Ford narrates first moonwalker's words in 'Armstrong' film.
De trailer vind je hier.

Nog een documentaire: When We Were Apollo

Geek Wire: Fifty years after the first lunar landing, Apollo moonshots inspire a new blast of books.
SpaceCom: Reading Apollo 11: The Best New Books About the US Moon Landings.
The Space Review: Review: Apollo’s Legacy.


Vijftig Jaar Apollo – Anekdotes verteld door de astronauten zelf.
Een reeks video’s, te vinden op het YouTube Kanaal van het KSC Visitor Complex.
Tell Me A Story: Buzz Aldrin's Felt Tip Pen Saves Day.
Tell Me A Story: Charlie Duke Brings Family to the Moon.
Tell Me A Story: Al Worden Return To Earth.
Tell Me A Story: Buzz Aldrin Leaves Commemorative Medallion on Moon.
Tell Me A Story: Charlie Duke Talks Down Apollo 11.
Tell Me A Story: Al Worden Receives Guinness World Records, but no beer?


Vijftig Jaar Apollo – Nog wat artikels.
Collect Space: 'Rehearsal' dinner: Gala celebrates Apollo 10 moon mission's 50th.


Om af te ronden: Humans 2 Mars Summit – Een selectie.
Hieronder vind je een selectie van voordrachten gehouden tijdens het recentste Humans 2 Mars Summit, een organisatie van de Explore Mars organisatie.
Alle video’s vind je hier.

H2M 2019: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
H2M 2019: Beyond Apollo: Can a 2024 Moon landing Enable a Mars Landing in the 2030s?
H2M 2019: A Year in Review: The Humans to Mars Report 2019.
H2M 2019: Mars Insight Mission Updates.
H2M 2019: Technologies Developed Synergies for the Moon that Will Enable Mars Exploration.
H2M 2019: International Mars Robotic Precursors.
H2M 2019: Human Exploration Extensibility from Moon to Mars.
H2M 2019: Is There a Commercial Market on or Around the Moon that will Lead to Mars?
H2M 2019: Explore Mars Special Announcements.

H2M 2019: Session 1A: Effectively Utilizing the Gateway to Explore the Moon and Mars
H2M 2019: Session 1B: Surface Operations on Mars
H2M 2019: Session 2A: Living off the Land: In-Situ Resource Utilization.
H2M 2019: Session 2B: Feeding Mars: Agriculture, Synthetic Biology, 3-D Printing
H2M 2019: Session 3A: Mars on Earth - Mars Analog Mission.
H2M 2019: Session 3B: Should We Commit to an Early Orbital Mission to Mars?


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