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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/30–450_Deel_2

In het tweede deel van NUDR 450 is het duidelijk dat de afgelopen drie weken er meer dan genoeg gebeurd is. The Planetary Society ontplooide zijn zonnezeil met succes, maar het Europese Galileo-systeem maakte geen goede beurt toen het systeem enkele dagen niet beschikbaar was.

Tiangong-2 is niet meer. Het maakte een geplande terugkeer in de dampkring. Na wat nieuwtjes over het ruimtestation en het Commercial Crew programma krijg je een uitgebreid deel over het zusje van Apollo. Verrassend was vooral het ontslag van de top van het bemande ruimtevaartprogramma van de NASA. Wat de SLS betreft, er gaan geruchten dat de lancering  eerst in 2021 (of zelfs tegen eind 2021) zou plaatshebben. Bij het Amerikaanse ruimtevaartagentschap besloot men in elk geval om door te gaan met de Green Run, een belangrijke test voor de raket. En men doet verde rmet het uitdelen van contracten. Na het Power and Propulsion Element was het nu de beurt aan de Habitat-module van de Gateway.

Wat de (inter)planetaire ruimtevaart betreft, in Deel 1 kwam uitgebreid het Indische maanproject aan bod. In dit deel is er onder andere nieuws over Hayabusa 2 en over de vier Marssondes die volgend jaar richting Rode Planeet gelanceerd gaan worden.

Ook met dit deel veel lees- en kijkplezier bij deze “warme” temperaturen.

Bij de foto: NASA koos na een naam ook voor een logo. Nu nog hopen dat ook de politiek voor het programma wil kiezen.

Het eerste deel van deze NUDR (lanceringen en raketnieuws) vind je hier.


Zonnezeil Lightsail 2 geactiveerd.
The Planetary Society: Here are the First Pictures of Earth from LightSail 2.
The Planetary Society: LightSail 2 Team to Conduct More Testing before Sail Deployment.
The Planetary Society: LightSail 2 Team Continues Tweaks and Tests for Sail Deployment.
The Planetary Society: LightSail 2 Sail Deployment Scheduled for Tuesday.
The Planetary Society: Live Coverage: LightSail 2 Sail Deployment.
The Planetary Society: LightSail 2 Successfully Deploys Solar Sail.

The Planetary Society: Opening Solar Sails in Space (filmpje).

Universe Today: LightSail 2 is Sending Home New Pictures of Earth.
SpaceCom: LightSail 2 Deploys Solar Sail to Surf the Sun's Rays.
Science Alert: LightSail 2 Just Deployed Its Sails in Space, And It's a Glorious Moment For Science.
Popular Mechanics: LightSail 2 Is Now Flying Through Space, Powered by the Sun.


Galileo, het Europese navigatiesysteem, zat een aantal dagen in de problemen.
GSA: Update on the availability of some Galileo Initial Services.
Euro News: EU's sat-nav system Galileo suffers major outage.
VRT NWS: Europees satellietnavigatiesysteem Galileo ligt grotendeels plat.
BBC: Galileo sat-nav system still without service.
GPS World: Galileo’s initial services rocky patch continues.
Inside GNSS: Failure to Communicate: A Black Swan has landed…right on top of the Galileo program.
GPS World: Without Galileo, life goes on.

TASS: Russia’s Glonass protected against errors that hit its European rival Galileo — Roscosmos.

EGSA: Galileo Initial Service recovery actions underway.
EGSA: Galileo Initial Services have now been restored.
DLR: European Galileo satellite navigation system resumes Initial Services.
GPS World: Why Galileo experienced a week-long service outage.


Eerste Chinese ruimtestation duikt atmosfeer in.
Space News: China set to carry out controlled deorbiting of Tiangong-2 space lab.
Reuters: China's manned space lab to re-enter atmosphere on Friday.
Spaceflight Now: China set to deorbit disused Tiangong 2 space lab.

VRT NWS: Chinees ruimtestation Tiangong-2 stort (gecontroleerd) neer in de Stille Oceaan.
Space News: China’s Tiangong-2 space lab reenters over South Pacific.
SpaceCom: China's Tiangong-2 Space Lab Falls to Earth Over South Pacific.

Filmpje:
CGTN: China's Tiangong-2 space lab to re-enter atmosphere under control.
CGTN: China's space lab Tiangong 2 reenters atmosphere under control (met naar ik vermoed de allerlaatste beelden van het station).
CGTN: What has China's first space lab Tiangong-2 achieved?
SciNews: Tiangong-2 space station ends mission.


ISS –  Canadese astronaut weer thuis.
CSA: Welcome back to Canada, David Saint-Jacques! Canadian astronaut greeted at the Canadian Space Agency.

En nog een filmpje.
CSA: LIVE – David Saint-Jacques welcomed at the Canadian Space Agency.


ISS – Toch geen problemen bij Soyuz-terugkeer?
Interfax: Roscosmos denies contingency in Soyuz MS-11 landing.


ISS – Nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
JAXA: Status of JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi’s Preparation of Upcoming International Space Station (ISS) Expedition.

Science Alert: NASA Has Announced The First Fruit They'll Grow on The ISS, And It's Hot.

ISS National Lab: Supercomputing in Space: HPE’s Spaceborne Computer Returns After a Successful 1.5-Year Mission on the ISS National Lab.

TASS: Russia’s FEDOR robot to spend 1.5 weeks in space – Roscosmos.
TASS: Russia’s android robot arrives at Baikonur spaceport for flight to orbital outpost. 

TASS: Cosmonaut Skvortsov intends to launch new charity projects on International Space Station.

Filmpjes:
NASA: NASA Astronauts Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing On Board the Space Station.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - July 12, 2019.
NASA: Space to Ground: Farm-to-Table: 07/12/2019.


ISS – Commerciële modules.
Geek Wire: New space station ventures could boost manufacturing, medicine — and marketing.
Parabolic Arc: NASA Releases Pre-solicitation for LEO Commercial Free Flyer.

NanoRacks: NanoRacks Releases LEO Commercialization Study.
Het rapport (PDF) kan je hier downloaden.


SpaceX – Oorzaak gevonden voor exploderende Crew Dragon.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s response to Crew Dragon explosion unfairly maligned by head of NASA.
Teslarati: SpaceX says Crew Dragon capsule exploded due to exotic titanium fire.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Crew Dragon spaceship 6 months from astronaut launch debut.

SpaceCom: SpaceX Says Faulty Valve Led to Crew Dragon Test Accident.

Filmpje: 
Scott Manley: SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spacecraft Exploded Because of 'Corrosive Bullets' and Leaky Valves.


Commercial Crew – Starliner & Crew Dragon.
Boeing: Things Are Heating Up as Boeing Starliner Prepares for Launch (filmpje).
Boeing: See Boeing's Veteran Astronaut Trainer Get the Starliner Astronauts Ready for an All-New Mission (filmpje).
ClickOrlando: Boeing Starliner test flight in September, crewed flight by end of year.
TASS: No need for enhanced security during US Starliner’s mission to ISS — Roscosmos.

Popular Mechanics: SpaceX Tests the Safety Parachute on Its Crewed Dragon Capsule.
Het filmpje:
SpaceX: Crew Dragon Parachute Tests.

Mainchi: Japan astronaut Noguchi to travel on new US spaceship.


Problemen met de nieuwste Russische bemande capsule.
Space Daily: Russian Federatsiya spacecraft crew could be killed in case of water landing.
Ars Technica: There’s a slight problem with Russia’s proposed Federation spacecraft.


ARTEMIS – Verrassende wendingen aan de top van NASA’s bemand ruimtevaartprogramma.
Space Policy Online: Gerstenmaier, Hill out as human spaceflight leaders at NASA HQ.
Space Policy Online: Gerstenmaier ouster catches space community by surprise.
Space Policy Online: Bridenstine opens search for Gerstenmaier, Hill successors.
Space Policy Online: Top House Committee Democrats seek details of sudden dismissal of Gerstenmaier and Hill.
Space Policy Online: Bridenstine: Concern about cost & schedule realism led to Gerstenmaier and Hill reassignments.

NASA Watch: Leadership Changes in Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Memo.
Reuters: NASA shake-up in new race to the moon.
Space News: Bridenstine says leadership changes linked to urgency in NASA’s exploration programs.


ARTEMIS – Logo voorgesteld.
NASA: Earth Blue, Rocket Red and Lunar Silver: A New Identity for Artemis Program to the Moon.
Collect Space: NASA draws from Apollo emblem for new Artemis program logo.


ARTEMIS – Eerste Orion/Artemis capsule voorgesteld.
NASA: Vice President Unveils NASA Spacecraft for Artemis 1 Lunar Mission on Moon Landing Anniversary.
Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin Completes NASA's Orion Spacecraft Capsule For Artemis 1 Mission To The Moon.
Space News: NASA announces Orion achievement on Apollo 11 anniversary.


ARTEMIS – SLS Green Run Test gaat dan toch door.
NASA: “Green Run” Test Will Pave the Way for Successful NASA Moon Missions.
Space News: NASA to retain SLS Green Run test.
Space Policy Online: NASA says SLS Green Run test is a go.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
Orion Abort Test – Nog wat beelden:
NASA Johnson: Camera Captures Orion Abort Test Mid-Air

ESA: Final Assembly For First Orion Spacecraft Starting During Apollo Week.
Spaceflight Now: First moon-bound Orion crew capsule declared complete, major tests remain.
ESA: European Service Module 2 assembly.
ESA: Third Orion Service Module for Orion to ferry astronauts on moon landing.

NasaSpaceFlight: Shuttle veteran RS-25 engines ready for SLS Core Stage installation ahead of Artemis-1.
NASA Marshall: Watch as Crews Load Final SLS Test Article into Marshall Test Stand (filmpje).
NasaSpacefLight: Waiting for Artemis 1 schedule update, official decision on SLS Green Run.
Ars Technica: NASA’s large SLS rocket unlikely to fly before at least late 2021.

Wat die Green Run betreft, een update daarover vind je hoger.

Forbes: From Apollo 11 To Artemis 3: Here's NASA's Mission Timeline For Putting Humans Back On The Moon.

Je zal er nog even op moeten wachten, maar in afwachting …
NASA: 3, 2, 1... Lift-Off of the Artemis 1 Mission to the Moon (filmpje).


ARTEMIS – Op zoek naar een (bemande) maanlander.
NASA: NASA Seeks Input from U.S. Industry on Artemis Lander Development.
FedBizOpps: NextSTEP-2: Appendix H: Human Landing System Integrated Lander.

PhysOrg: NASA seeks ideas from US firms on future lunar lander.
BBC: Nasa Moon lander vision takes shape.


ARTEMIS – GATEWAY – Leverancier woonmodule geselecteerd.
Op de NASA wbsite heb ik nog geen bericht gevonden.
Space News: NASA to sole source Gateway habitation module to Northrop Grumman.
Spaceflight Now: NASA taps Northrop Grumman in sole-source agreement to build Gateway habitat.
Parabolic Arc: NASA Awards Contract to Northrop Grumman for Lunar Gateway Habitat Module.
Geek Wire: With 2024 in mind, NASA picks Northrop Grumman to build moon-orbiting habitat.


ARTEMIS – GATEWAY – Baan rond de maan geselecteerd.
ESA: Angelic Halo Orbit Chosen For Humankind’s First Lunar Outpost.
The Telegraph: Nasa and European Space Agency announce location for lunar space station. 
Universe Today: The Lunar Gateway Will be in a “Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit”.


ARTEMIS – Naar de maan in 2024. 
Space Policy Online: Trump promises the moon “very soon” and Mars “someday soon”.
Space Policy Online: Senators press NASA on Green Run test, Artemis cost estimate.
Space New: Artemis cost estimate won’t be ready until 2020.
Space Policy Online: Pence , sticks with the plan – Moon in 2024, then Mars.
Spaceflight Now: Pence delivers a promise, and a warning, to NASA and its contractors.
Space News: Key House appropriator still skeptical of NASA’s lunar plans.
Space Policy Online: Serrano supports astronauts on the moon, but not by 2024.

CSA: Animation of Canadarm3, Canada's contribution to the Lunar Gateway.

CNN Business: One of these 12 women astronauts will go to the moon.

Bloomberg: France Hitches a Ride on NASA’s Next Mission to the Moon.
GovUK: On 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launch, UK and NASA state intent to work on future Moon missions.

NewsWeek: Russia wants to build ‘large scale structures’ on the moon using lunar soil and 3D printing.
TASS: Russia plans to use 3D printing, lunar dust to create moon base — Roscosmos.

NASA: A Few Things Artemis Will Teach Us About Living and Working on the Moon.
NASA: Rocket Science in 60 Seconds: How many centers work on the NASA Artemis Program? (filmpje).

IEEE Spectrum heeft een heel reeks artikels rond Project Moon Base. Het overzicht van alle artikels vind je via onderstaande link.
IEEE Spectrum: Project Moon Base.
Enkele artikels uit een hele reeks: 
IEEE Spectrum: Humanity’s Lunar Habitats.
IEEE Spectrum: Squeezing Rocket Fuel From Moon Rocks.
IEEE Spectrum: Blue Origin’s Next Rocket Engine Could Send the First Settlers to the Moon.

ESA: Building a toolkit for the moon.
ESA: ESA identifies demand for satellites around the moon.
ESA: Powering the future with lunar soil.
ESA: To the Moon – Down South.
ESA: Ondersteboven 3D-geprinte huid en bot voor astronauten op weg naar Mars.

New Scientist: Future moon missions probably won't carry astronauts - here's why.

Via Satellite: The Lunar Economy: From Vision to Reality.

Filmpjes en podcasts.
SETI Institute: Back to the Moon: This Time to Stay?  (voordracht van anderhalf uur).
SpaceQ: A commercial lunar exploration panel discussion.
PBS Newshour: NASA looks to return astronauts to the moon.


ARTEMIS – Nieuws over allerlei (onbemande) (commerciële) maanlanders.
Space News: German lunar lander company files for bankruptcy protection.
Space Watch Global: PTScientists continues moon mission despite preliminary bankruptcy.

Spaceflight Now: Firefly to build U.S. version of Israeli Beresheet lunar lander.
Popular Mechanics: American NASA Partner Is Teaming with Israel on Lunar Lander Tech.
Space News: Firefly to partner with IAI on lunar lander.

GeekWire: Blue Origin racks up a full six minutes of firing time on BE-7 m:oon lander engine.

Universe Today: Toyota is Building a Pressurized Lunar Rover for Japan.

Parabolic Arc: NASA Selects Alpha Space for Lunar Payload.
Parabolic Arc: UC Berkeley Scientists Scramble to Build Payload for 2021 Moon Landing.
The Planetary Society: Planetary Society-funded Technology Picked by NASA for Possible Moon Flight.

Technology.Org: Students to send hundreds of leaf-sized spacecraft to the moon.

NASA aPPEL Knowledge: Lidar systems are increasing precision by more than an order of magnitude.


De Maan in 2024? Musk zou het al “binnen de twee jaar” kunnen.
Time: Elon Musk Told Us Why He Thinks We Can Land on the Moon in ‘Less Than 2 Years’.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Elon Musk says landing Starship on the Moon could be easier than convincing NASA.
De Morgen: Elon Musk: ‘We kunnen over minder dan 2 jaar opnieuw landen op de maan’.


Nog wat over het ruimtetoerisme.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin reportedly has just a few test flights to go before people take space trips.

Via Satellite: The Coming of Space Tourism.


Hayabusa 2 pikt tweede bodemmonster op.
JAXA: Success of the Second Touchdown of Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa 2".

The Planetary Society: Hayabusa2 makes second touchdown on asteroid Ryugu.
NasaSpaceFlight: Hayabusa2 continues to achieve milestones at Asteroid Ryugu.
BBC: Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid.
Science News: Hayabusa2 may have just snagged bits of asteroid Ryugu’s insides.
Science Alert: Japan Just Landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid, And The Photos Are Nuts.
EuroNews: Hayabusa2 touches down on asteroid for the second time.

Een filmpje:
Space Videos: “Hayabusa 2" 2nd Touchdown Operation on Asteroid Ryugu.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
NASA: Earth's Shining Upper Atmosphere — From the Apollo Era to the Present.
SpaceCom: DSCOVR Spacecraft in Safe Mode.
Volgens de website van het EPIC-instrument is DSCOVR nog steeds in safe mode.
SpaceQ: CSA releases first image from a Radarsat constellation mission satellite.
CNN: California earthquake created a massive crack in the Earth visible in satellite images.
NASA: NASA Maps Surface Changes From California Quakes.
Science Times: ISS Astronauts Witnessed Raikoke's Recent Explosion.
ESA: Copernicus Sentinels catch emissions of volcanic eruption.
NASA: NASA's ARIA Team Maps California Quake Damage.
NASA: New Method Can Spot Failing Infrastructure from Space.
ESA: Using satellite information to help rebuild after a disaster.
Airbus: Airbus to develop CO3D Earth Observation programme for CNES.
NASA: Alaska Still Reeling From Incessant Wildfires.
De Morgen: Satellietbeelden onthullen: grote delen van de Noordpool staan in brand.
NASA: NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 Gets First Data.
ESA: Second laser boosts Aeolus power.
NASA: First of two Van Allen probes spacescraft ceases operations.
NASA: Commercial Space Ride Secured for NASA’s New Air Pollution Sensor.

Maan:
CGTN: China's Chang'e-4 probe switches to dormant mode (filmpje).
Cosmos: China ready to bring back some more Moon rocks.
EurekAlert: China's plans to solve the mysteries of the moon.

Mars:
NASA: HiRISE Spots Curiosity Rover at Mars' 'Woodland Bay'.
NasaSpaceFlight: Rescue plan for InSight lander’s stuck heat probe gets underway.
NASA: What Does a Marsquake Look Like?
SpaceCom: 4 Mars Missions Are One Year Away from Launching to the Red Planet in July 2020.
NASA: A Rover Pit Stop at JPL.
NASA: Fueling of NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Power System Begins.
NASA: Mars 2020 Rover: T-Minus One Year and Counting.
ESA: Exomars Radio Science Instrument Readied For Red Planet.
Arabian Aerospace: Countdown begins for UAE's mission to Mars.
ESA: Europe prepares for Mars Courier.

Jupiter:
SpaceCom: Juno Finds Mysterious, Unexpected Currents Crackling Through Jupiter's Magnetosphere.
Airbus: JUICE starts its journey… on Earth.

Pluto:
The Science Times: Scientists Discover Frozen Methane Dunes on Pluto.

Ryugu: 
DLR: MASCOT confirms what scientists have long suspected.

Didymos:
JHU APL: DART - The First Planetary Defense Mission (voordracht van een 10 minuten).
JHU APL: DART – Unboxing a Spacecraft.

Voyagers:
NASA: A New Plan for Keeping NASA's Oldest Explorers Going.


JWST – HST – GAIA – CHEOPS – TESS – EUCLID
JWST: The James Webb Space Telescope Passes Final Thermal Vacuum Test (filmpje).
EurekAlert: NASA's Webb Telescope shines with American ingenuity.

NASA Goddard: Hubble and Going Forward to the Moon (filmpje).

ESA: GAIA’s biggest operation since launch.
ESA: GAIA starts mapping our Galaxy’s bar.
ESA: Astronomers spy Europa blocking distant star – thanks to GAIA.

ESA: How CHEOPS will investigate planet-hosting stars.

NASA: NASA’s TESS Mission Completes First Year of Survey, Turns to Northern Sky.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman-Built TESS Discovers More than Twenty New Planets after One Year of Exploration
NASA: Highlights From TESS's First Year (filmpje).

ESA: Redesign effort pays off for Euclid’s near-infrared detectors.
NASA: NASA Delivers Hardware for ESA Dark Energy Mission.


In de nabije toekomst: Worden satellieten weldra in de ruimte geprint?
NASA: NASA Funds Demo of 3D-Printed Spacecraft Parts Made, Assembled in Orbit.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman to Demonstrate Robotic Manufacturing in Space.
Space News: NASA awards $73.7 million to Made In Space for orbital demonstration.

Via Satellite: Moving from NewSpace to “NowSpace”.


Productiefaciliteit OneWeb afgewerkt.
OneWeb: OneWeb Satellites and partners OneWeb and Airbus transform space industry with world’s first high-volume satellite production facility in Florida.
Meer info over deze fabriek vind je hier.

Space News: OneWeb Satellites inaugurates Florida factory.
Florida Today: OneWeb Satellites' new factory bringing 250 jobs to Brevard.

Meer nieuws over OneWeb:
Via Satellite: OneWeb Successfully Delivers HD Streaming From Space.
Parabolic Arc: OneWeb’s Satellites Deliver Real-Time HD Streaming from Space.


Over kleine satellietjes en grote constellaties.
Space News: FCC to introduce new simplified licensing regulations for smallsats.
Space News: Polish space startup puts first nanosats into orbit, eyes satellite constellation and production facility.
Space News: Amazon lays out constellation service goals, deployment and deorbit plans to FCC.
Space News: Canadian government pledges $521 million for Telesat LEO constellation.
Space News: Cobham, chasing megaconstellation business, plans $5 billion privatization.

Via Satellite: Analyst: Smallsats are the Wild Card in $250 Billion Launch Market.


Militaire nieuwtjes.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: EXCLUSIVE- NATO aims to make space new frontier in defence.


Een 50ste verjaardag met een zwart randje: Chris Kraft, vader van Mission Control sterft op 22 juli.
NASA: NASA Administrator Remembers Mission Control Pioneer Chris Kraft.

Collect Space: Chris Kraft, first flight director and father of Mission Control, dies.
Ars Technica: Christopher Columbus Kraft, NASA’s legendary flight director, has died.
Spaceflight Now: Chris Kraft, legendary flight director, dies at 95.


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