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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/30–450_Deel_1

Twee weekends overslaan, het was geen goed idee. Buiten een reeks “normale” lanceringen (o.a. een bemande Soyuz-lancering naar het ISS, onbemande Dragon naar datzelfde ruimtestation) waren er ook heel wat speciale gebeurtenissen. Zo lanceerde India zijn eerste maanlander. En was er de eerste geslaagde Chinese privé-lancering van twee satellietjes. Minder leuk nieuws was er voor de Europese ruimtevaart met een mislukte Vega-lancering.

Ondertussen gaat het testen van allerlei nieuwe raketten onverminderd verder. Zoals bij Virgin Orbit, maar zeker ook bij SpaceX. Na heel wat (kleinere) probleempjes was er dan eindelijk dat eerste sprongetje van de StarHopper.

Kortom, zoveel nieuws dat deze NUDR in twee delen werd gesplitst. In dit eerste deel van NUDR 450 enkel het raket-gerelateerde nieuws uit de afgelopen drie weken. De rest krijg je in een tweede deel.

Bij de foto: Ook al blijft die terugkerende eerste trap spectaculair genoeg om naar te blijven kijken, de lancering van een onbemande Dragon-bevoorradingsvlucht naar het ISS is één van die normale lanceringen. Maar je vindt in deze NUDR meer dan genoeg andere beelden. Foto credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett.

Het tweede deel van deze NUDR vind je hier.


Beelden van vangen neuskegel Falcon Heavy.
Twee video’s: 
VideoFromSpace: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Fairing Cam Captures Amazing Re-Entry Video.
Scott Manley: SpaceX Fairing Reentry & Recovery & Reusability (better audio).

Voor informatie over deze lancering zelf, zie NUDR 448.


Rusland lanceert vier satellieten voor het Ministerie van Defensie.
TASS: Four spacecraft for Russian Defense Ministry’s purposes launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
TASS: Military satellites launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome successfully delivered to orbit.

NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz 2-1v conduts surprise military launch.
Spaceflight Now: Four Russian military satellites launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

Een filmpje van de voorbereiding op de lancering en de lancering zelf vind je hier.


Na 14 geslaagde lanceringen gaat de 15de Vega-raket in de fout.
ESA: Vega Flight VV15 Failure: Arianespace and ESA Appoint An Independent Inquiry Commission.

Spaceflight Now: Vega launch timeline with Falcon Eye 1.
NasaSpaceFlight: Vega suffers her first failure during Falcon Eye-1 launch.
Space News: Arianespace Vega launch fails, Emirati satellite lost.
Spacepage: Arabische satelliet gaat verloren door mislukte Vega lancering.

De filmpjes:
SciNews: Vega failed launch with FalconEye1

Om één of andere reden vind je bij ESA en Arianespace geen info over de mislukte lancering. Tenzij deze voorafgaandelijke info.
Arianespace: VV15 Launch Campaign - FalconEye1.
Arianespace: Arianespace - VV15 - Mission Presentaton.


Proton lanceert Russische astronomische X-stralen-telescoop Spektr-RG.
Spaceflight Now: Proton rocket and astronomy satellite back on the launch pad after battery replacement.

TASS: Russia to launch Spektr-RG space observatory.
TASS: Commission to decide on Spektr-RG space telescope launch early on July 12.
TASS: Roscosmos postpones launch of Spektr-RG space observatory to July 13.
TASS: State Commission decides to launch Proton-M with Spektr-RG observatory on July 13.
TASS: Proton-M with Spektr-RG space observatory launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome.
TASS: Spektr-RG observatory separates from Blok DM-03 stage in deployment orbit - Roscosmos.

BBC: Spektr-RG: Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos.
NasaSpaceFlight: Russian Proton-M launches Spektr-RG observatory

Spacepage: Rusland lanceert ambitieuze Spektr-RG ruimtetelescoop.

Filmpjes:
Roscosmos TV: Proton op weg naar het lanceerplatform.
International Rocket Launches: Proton-M/Blok DM-03 launches Spektr-RG.
SciNews: Spektr-RG launch.


ISS – ESA-Astronaut in ruimtestation aangekomen na lancering met Soyuz.
NASA: NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan, Crewmates Arrive at Space Station on 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing.
ESA: Luca Parmitano returns to the International Space Station.

NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz-FG on penultimate flight delivers three new crewmembers for ISS.
Collect Space: Soyuz MS-13 crew lifts off to space station on first moon landing 50th.
Spaceflight Now: Soyuz crew docks with space station; Pence reaffirms commitment to moon missions.

TASS: Italian astronaut says bald people make good astronauts.
TASS: Soyuz-FG rocket launches with Soyuz MS-13 manned spacecraft from Baikonur.
TASS: Soyuz MS-13 with three crew members on board docks with ISS.

De filmpjes:
ESA: Luca Parmitano from Volare to Beyond.
ESA: Preparing for the Beyond mission.
ESA: The Beyond mission.
EuroNews: Space Chronicles: Astronauts 'emotional' as launch of space station mission approaches.

Roscosmos TV: Soyuz wordt klaargemaakt om in neuskegel opgeborgen te worden.
Roscosmos TV: Raket wordt op transporter gelegd.
Roscosmos TV: Buitenrollen raket.

NASA: Expedition 60 & 61 – Crew Pre-launch Activities in Kazakhstan - July 15, 2019.
NASA: Expedition 60 & 61 – Prelaunch Activities July16 - July18 , 2019.

ESA: Fit for space – Soyuz training.
ESA: Soyuz ride to the Space Station (een overzicht van wat er moet gebeuren vanaf lancering tot aan de koppeling).

NASA: NASA Television Video File -Expedition 60 / 61 Launch - July 20 2019.
NASA: Launch to the International Space Station (het live verslag)
ESA: Beyond Launch – Full replay.
NASA: Launch of the Expedition 60 Crew (kort).

NASA: Soyuz Spaceship Docks, Station Crew Expanding to Six.
NASA: Hatches Open, Expedition 60 Crew at Full Staff.

SciNews: Soyuz MS-13 launch.
SciNews: Soyuz MS 13 docking.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-13 hatch opening.

ESA: Beyond launch and docking highlights.

Sputnik: Detailed Footage of Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Docking With ISS Filmed From Earth Awes Spectators.

Ook de volgende bemanning, te lanceren in september, hield al een persconferentie.
NASA: Expedition 61 62 Crew News Conference July 15, 2019 (filmpje).
SpaceCom: Astronauts Will Fix Ailing Dark Matter Experiment on Space Station.


India lanceert Chandrayaan 2 naar de Maan.
ISRO: GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.
ISRO: Chandrayaan-2 Mission Gallery.
ISRO: Chandrayaan 2 – Expanding the boundaries of human knowledge.
ISRO: Launch Kit at a glance.

Verslaggeving uit The Hindu:
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram tested over ‘craters’ created at Challakere Science City.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan 2 Moon rover Pragyan’s limbs were created at Bhubaneswar centre.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan 2 Moon mission updates | Launch called off due to technical snag.
The Hindu: Month-end launch likely for stalled Chandrayaan-2.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 22.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2 goes up successfully, places satellite in orbit.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2 gets first orbit boost around earth.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2: GSLV Mark III-M1 vehicle reduces number of orbit-raising exercises, saves fuel.
The Hindu: ISRO raises Chandrayaan-2 orbit further.

Een reeks artikeltjes daterend van voor de eerste lanceerpoging.
The Planetary Society: What to Expect when Chandrayaan-2 Launches to and Lands on the Moon.
Spaceflight Now: India’s first moon lander stacked for launch.
Newsweek: India’s next moon mission will cost less than ‘Interstellar’ and half as much as ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
PhysOrg: Low-cost Moon mission puts India among lunar pioneers.

Spacepage: India keert terug naar de maan.

ABC News: India prepares to land rover on moon in global space race.
ABC News: Ahead of 2nd moon shot, a timeline of India's space program.

De lancering werd eerder deze maand uitgesteld.
Spaceflight Now: GSLV Mk.3 rolls out for launch of Indian moon mission.
ABC News: India assesses technical snag that aborted moon mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: ISRO scrubs launch of India’s first lunar landing mission
Reuters: India to launch second lunar mission on July 22 after delay.

En dan lukte het dus toch.
NasaSpaceFlight: ISRO launches India’s first lunar landing mission.
Space News: India launches Chandrayaan-2 lunar orbiter and lander mission.
Ars Technica: India has launched an ambitious mission to the Moon.
The Planetary Society: Chandrayaan-2 Launches for the Moon.
Spaceflight Now: India launches robotic mission to land on the moon.
The Space Review: Is ISRO’s “cryogenic curse” finally over?

Wat volgt?
The Hindu: After Chandrayaan-2, ISRO plans a third moon trip with Japan.
The Hindu: After Chandrayaan-2, is India planning a third moon trip with Japan?
The Hindu: ISRO now looks to solar mission Aditya-L1.

De filmpjes:
Space and ISRO News: Lunar Landing Sites | ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 Mission
ISRO: Lift-off and Onboard Camera View of GSLV MkIII-M1/Chandrayaan2 Launch (al moeten ze toch nog wat sleutelen aan het “achtergrond”muziekje).
Space and ISRO News: SRO LIVE : Chandrayaan-2 / GSLV MK-III Mission Launch from SDSC, SHAR, Shriharikota | Highlights.
SciNews: Chandrayaan-2 launch.


Chinese private lanceerfirma brengt twee satellieten in de ruimte bij eerste geslaagde lancering.
Global Times: 1st private Chinese rocket firm puts rocket in orbit (met foto’s).
Reuters: Chinese rocket startup puts satellites into orbit for first time.
EuroNews: Chinese rocket startup puts satellites into orbit for first time.
Space News: Chinese iSpace achieves orbit with historic private sector launch.

Aanvullend:
Space News: Chinese commercial launch sector regulations released, new launch vehicle plans unveiled.

Filmpjes:
New China TV: China successfully launches private commercial carrier rocket.
New China TV: China's commercial space industry takes off with successful orbital launch.
SciNews: iSpace Hyperbola-1 launch.


ISS – Dragon-bevoorradingsvlucht start met een dagje vertraging.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 nears NASA’s first flight-proven Block 5 launch after static fire delays
Teslarati: SpaceX set to deliver cargo to the space station with a twice-flown Dragon spacecraft.
Teslarati: SpaceX testing ceramic Starship heat shield tiles on flight-proven CRS-18 Cargo Dragon
Teslarati: SpaceX set for second CRS-18 launch attempt with flight-proven Falcon 9, spacecraft.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 booster nails landing in lead-up to next NASA-sponsored reuse milestone

De SpaceX-persmap voor deze lancering vind jhttps://spacenews.com/spacex-launches-dragon-as-it-prepares-for-next-cargo-contract/e hier (PDF).

Ars Technica: SpaceX scrubs third Dragon flight due to weather, will try again Thursday.

NASA: SpaceX Dragon on Route to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo.
NasaSpaceFlight: Falcon 9 dodges weather and launches CRS-18 Dragon to the ISS.
Spaceflight Now: New docking port, spacesuit and supplies en route to space station.
Space News: SpaceX launches Dragon as it prepares for next cargo contract.

NASA: SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon to Deliver New Space Station Docking Adapter for Commercial Crew Spacecraft.

Filmpjes:
US Launch Report: SpaceX - CRS18 - Static Fire Test 07-19-2019.
Spaceflight Now: Video: SpaceX CRS-18 pre-launch press conference.
NASA KSC: SpaceX CRS-18: Launch Broadcast Begins (met een korte inleiding op de vlucht).

NASA KSC: SpaceX CRS-18 Launch is Scrubbed.

SpaceX: CRS-18 Mission (live coverage).
NASA: SpaceX launch to the International Space Station (live launch coverage).

NASA Kennedy: SpaceX CRS-18 Liftoff!
NASA Kennedy: SpaceX CRS-18: Solar Arrays Deployed.
SciNews: SpaceX CRS-18 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing.
NASA Kennedy: CRS-18 Post Launch Interview.

NASA: What Launches to Space on SpaceX’s Next Cargo Mission?
Seeker: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Is Sending Groundbreaking Science to the ISS.


Chinese Lange Mars lanceert 3 nieuwe remotesensing satellieten.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 2C lofts Yaogan-30 Group 05 satellites.
Beelden van de lancering vind je hier.


Uitstel voor Atlas V.
Spaceflight Now: ULA delays Atlas 5 launch to August.
Spaceflight Now: Delta 4 launch delayed as ULA probes supplier concern.


Rocket Lab produceert honderdste Rutherford-motor.
Space News: Rocket Lab hits engine production milestone as next Electron launch approaches.
Spacewatch: Rocket Lab celebrates 100th Rutherford engine build.

Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab announces August launch with commercial and military satellites.

En van een vorige lancering:
Stuff: Rocket Lab's secret payload owned by Mexican defence agency.


SpaceX – Spaceship – Brand in Florida.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s orbital Florida Starship yard suffers damage after catching fire.
Florida Today: Fire at SpaceX Starship facility in Cocoa causes damages to equipment.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starship/Super Heavy rocket needs a launch pad and work is already starting.


SpaceX – Geslaagde eerste sprongetje voor Starhopper na heel wat problemen. 
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says major Starship engine bug is fixed as Raptor testing continues.
Teslarati: SpaceX ships Raptor to Texas for first Starhopper hover tests after fixing vibration bugs.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Florida Starship shown off in aerial footage as Texas prototype grows rapidly.

Teslarati: SpaceX delays Starhopper’s first flight a few days despite Raptor preburner test success.
Teslarati: LIVESTREAM: T-20 minutes to SpaceX’s Raptor-powered Starhopper static fire test.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starhopper engulfed in fireball after critical Raptor static fire test.
Teslarati: Starhopper update: SpaceX’s ungainly Starship testbed survives night of fireballs, Raptor testing
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Elon Musk says Starship, Super Heavy will have more than 40 Raptor engines
Teslarati: SpaceX tests Starhopper’s maneuvering thrusters ahead of inaugural flight test
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starhopper on track for today’s hover test after Cargo Dragon launch scrubbed [updated].
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starhopper aborts first free flight after igniting Raptor engine, catching fire [updated]
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starhopper nails first untethered flight as CEO Elon Musk teases next test.

Space News: SpaceX preparing for first Starship test flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starhopper fires up for an eventful Static Fire test.
SpaceCom: Elon Musk Says SpaceX's Starhopper Prototype Survived Fireball, May Fly Next Week.

SpaceCom: SpaceX Starship Prototype Takes 1st Free-Flying Test Hop.
Ars Technica: SpaceX’s Starship prototype has taken flight for the first time.

Een filmpje over de eerste test.
Everyday Astronaut: SpaceX StarHopper engine test and unexpected fireball (4K Slow Mo).
Twee filmpjes over de tweede test.
Video From Space: SpaceX Starhopper's Test Hop Aborted Shortly After Engine Fired.
Everyday Astronaut: (SCRUB) Watch SpaceX's StarHopper attempt to hop 20 meters untethered!
Everyday Astronaut: SpaceX's StarHopper Abort (slow motion 4K)
En dan beelden van het eerste geslaagde sprongetje.
Everyday Astronaut: Watch SpaceX hop StarHopper, untethered 20 meters!
Elon Musk (Twitter): “Engine cam” beelden.

En nog dit:
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hints that Starship’s ‘sweating’ metal heat shield is no more.


Virgin Orbit laat raket vallen.
Virgin Orbit: Virgin Orbit completes key drop test ahead of Orbital Test Flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl conducts successful drop test with LauncherOne
The Verge: Virgin Orbit’s giant plane drops rocket over California during crucial flight test.
Reuters: Branson's Virgin Orbit completes key rocket test.
Space News: Virgin Orbit carries out successful LauncherOne drop test.
Spaceflight Now: Drop test moves Virgin Orbit closer to first satellite launch.

Filmpjes:
Virgin Orbit: LauncherOne Drop Test.


Virgin Orbit gaat samenwerken met Royal Air Force.
Virgin Orbit: Virgin Orbit announces partnership with Royal Air Force for responsive launch campaign.
NasaSpaceFlight: Virgin Orbit Partners with Royal Air Force for Responsive Launch Capability.
Space News: U.K. deepens space ties with U.S., announces investments in small satellites, responsive launch.


Virgin Galactic naar de beurs.
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic takes a huge step to becoming first publicly traded, human spaceflight company (filmpje).
Space News: Virgin Galactic to merge with investment company, go public.
Space News: Virgin Galactic projects rapid growth and profitability after going public.
The Guardian: Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic prepares to go public.


Nieuws over de X-37B.
Space.com: Is the US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Headed for New Record?
Popular Mechanics: Here's How the X-37B Spaceplane 'Disappears'.


Nieuws uit de Russische ruimtevaart.
The Moscow Times: Russian Space Contractor Escapes Jail Time After $6.5M Fraud.
TASS: Roscosmos in talks on converting SS-18 Satan ICBMs for space launches.
Parabolic Arc: The Return of Satan: Roscosmos Eyes SS-18 Missiles as Satellite Launchers Again.


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