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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/33–453

Nieuwe raketten, dit jaar en de volgende zullen ze steeds meer in de belangstelling komen. China kende opnieuw een eerste lancering van een nieuwe raket. Opnieuw voor kleine satellieten. Blue Origin (met de New Glenn) protesteert in de aankoopprocedures van het National Security Space Launch program. De (voorlopig) onbemande mini-pendel Dream Chaser gaat gelanceerd worden met de Vulcan. En Northrop Grumman gaat zijn OmegA-raket lanceerklaar maken in het Vehicle Assembly Building op het KSC in Florida. Dat en nog veel meer in het Niews Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De Europese ExoMars 2020 zit een beetje in de problemen met een tweede mislukte parachutetest (foto ESA).


Chinese LinkSpace test herbruikbare raket.
Space News: Chinese Linkspace reaches 300 meters with launch and landing test.
Japan Today: Chinese space startup revs up for reusable rocket race.
The Hindu: Cost is key: Chinese space firm revs up for reusable rocket race.

Filmpjes:
MdxMedia: Linkspace 翎客航天 RLV-T5 successful 3rd hop test, 300m 50" flight, powered descent - vertical landing 1.
CGTN: Chinese space startup launches reusable rocket reaching new heights.
VideoFromSpace: LinkSpace's Rocket Prototype Launches and Lands in 3rd Test - Raw Video.


China lanceert met nieuwe raket drie satellieten.
Nog een nieuwe Chinese raket voor kleinere satellieten. De Smart Dragon 1 kende succes bij zijn eerste lancering.
NasaSpaceFlight: China successfully conducts first launch of Smart Dragon-1 small satellite launch vehicle.
Spaceflight Now: China’s Jielong 1 smallsat launcher successful on first flight.
Reuters: China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use.
Spacepage: China lanceert eerste Jielong 1 raket.

Beelden van de lancering vind je hier.


Lancering stoomraket van “Mad” Mike een week uitgesteld.
SpaceCom: 'Mad' Flat-Earther's Steam Rocket Launch Grounded by Bad Water Heater Bought on Craigslist.


Electron "Look Ma, No Hands" lancering uitgesteld door weersomstandigheden.
SpaceCom: Rocket Lab Delays Electron Launch Due to High Winds.
Spaceflight Now: Live coverage: Rocket Lab launch delayed to Monday.

En dit was al in vorige NUDR te lezen:
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab to begin booster recovery experiments later this year


Blue Origin protesteert tegen de op stapel staande aankoop lanceerdiensten in het National Security Space Launch program.
Space News: Blue Origin files protest over ‘flawed’ Air Force launch procurement.
Defense News: Blue Origin files protest of Air Force launch vehicle competition.

Space News: ULA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman submit bids for national security launch procurement contract.
Ars Technica: Four rocket companies are competing for Air Force funding, and it is war.

ULA: Vulcan Centaur Rocket on Schedule for First Flight in 2021.
Parabolic Arc: SpaceX Statement on U.S. Air Force Launch Competition.

Space News: Air Force soliciting bids for small, medium satellite launch program.


Dream Chaser wordt gelanceerd met Vulcan-raket.
Sierra Nevada Company: SNC selects ULA for Dream Chaser spacecraft launches.

Space News: Sierra Nevada Corp. selects ULA Vulcan for Dream Chaser missions.
Spaceflight Now: Sierra Nevada selects ULA’s Vulcan rocket to launch Dream Chaser missions.
NasaSpaceFlight: Cargo Dream Chaser solidifies ULA deal by securing six Vulcan Centaur flights.
Collect Space: Dream Chaser to launch on Vulcan Centaur for NASA cargo missions.

Florida Today: Mini-shuttle Dream Chaser to land at Kennedy Space Center.

De filmpjes:
SNC: Live Stream - Sierra Nevada Corporation Selects ULA as Dream Chaser Launch Provider.
SciNews: Dream Chaser will be launched by Vulcan Centaur rockets.


SPACEX – (Nog) Geen toelating voor nieuwe StarHopper test.
Teslarati: SpaceX settles on Friday for Starhopper’s next flight test milestone, FAA permitting.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Starhopper flight needs more analysis for FAA go-ahead, says Elon Musk.
SpaceCom: Big Leap by SpaceX's Starship Prototype Pushed to Next Week.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s first Super Heavy hardware is already being built at Florida Starship campus.

SpaceCom: How SpaceX's Starship Will Help Establish a Mars Base.


SPACEX – Meer Falcon 9 nieuws.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 missions likely two back-to-back Starlink satellite launches.
Teslarati: SpaceX adds new ship to fleet after fairing catcher Ms. Tree nails second recovery in a row.
Teslarati: SpaceX may have signed a fairing agreement with ULA supplier RUAG (Update: no agreement).

SpaceCom: SpaceX Now Has a 2nd Boat to Catch Rocket Payload Fairings Falling from Space.


Northrop Grumman wordt eerste commerciële gebruiker VAB (OmegA-raket).
NASA: Northrop Grumman Becomes First Commercial Partner to Use VAB.
Florida Today: VAB to house Northrop Grumman's Omega rocket.
Collect Space: Apollo to OmegA: NASA signs over legacy launcher for new rocket.


Virgin Galactic – Spaceport America is er klaar voor. 
AP News: Virgin Galactic unveiling mission control for space tourism.
Aviation Week: Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America Is ‘Operationally Ready’.
Space News: Virgin Galactic declares Spaceport America ready for SpaceShipTwo.
SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic Opens 'Gateway to Space' for Tourist Launches at Spaceport America.
SpaceCom: Facts About Spaceport America.

Parabolic Arc: WhiteKnightTwo Departs Mojave for New Mexico.

Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic Completes Wing for Third SpaceShipTwo.

Via Satellite: The Coming of Space Tourism.

Filmpjes:
Virgin Galactic: Initiating the move of our spaceship and operations team to Spaceport America, New Mexico.
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic Opens the Doors to the ‘Gateway to Space’.


Commercial Crew.
SpaceCom: See SpaceX's Crew Dragon Parachutes in Action in This Epic Video Compilation

NASA: Astronauts and Ground Teams Put Emergency Escape Procedures to the Test.
NASA: NASA, SpaceX Coordinate Crucial Astronaut Recovery Exercise.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon NASA astronauts suit up for spacesuit-focused launch rehearsal.
Smithsonian: Astronauts Test Out Their Sleek New SpaceX Flight Suits.


ISS – Nieuwtjes uit het ruimtestation.
NASA ISS Blog: Human Research Revealing Space Impacts as Spacewalk Preps Gear Up.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Gets Ready for Next Spacewalk and New Spaceships.
NASA ISS Blog: Robotics Supporting Exploration; Briefers Talk Friday About Spacewalk.
NASA ISS Blog: Station Orbits Higher as Crew Preps for Spacewalk and New Spaceship.
NASA ISS Blog: Station Preps for New Docking Port During Science and Soyuz Checks.

Space News: NASA planning to keep BEAM module on ISS for the long haul.
NTRS: Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) ISS Year-Three: Technology Demonstration, Utilization, and Potential Future Applications (PDF).

NASA: Dextre completes RRM3 tasks to test robotic refueling of spacecraft.
NASA: Robotic Tool Operations Bring In-Space Refueling Closer to Reality.
Universe Today: Why Build Big Rockets at All? It’s Time for Orbital Refueling.

Space News: Robonaut to return to ISS.
Newsweek: Russia is about to send a humanoid AI robot to the ISS.

Space News: NASA to seek independent review of ISS National Laboratory.
NASA Watch: Update On NASA-Directed Changes At CASIS.

UC San Diego Health: 2019: A Space Organoid (filmpje).
CSA: The Vascular Series: Studying heart health in space.
Wired: The surprisingly cozy truths of sleeping in space.
TASS: Russian scientists to stage experiment on ISS to study Sun, space weather.

Nasa Johnson: Biomining in space (filmpje).
Een “poster” over het ISS Science Payload Command & Data Handling systeem vind je hier (PDF).

Nog wat filmpjes:
NASA: Spacecast Weekly Aug. 16,2019.
NASA: Space to Ground: Robotic Refueling: 08/16/2019.
NASA: IDA 3 Spacewalk Preview Briefing.
ESA Explores Podcast: Beyond Series – Space Station science E03

Als afsluiter nog twee filmpjes:
Kort: EuroNews: Astronaut rocked Ibiza with first ever DJ set from Space!
Wat langer: ESA: The First DJ in space.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
NasaSpaceFlight: Propulsion test article demonstrates Orion abort stress case at White Sands


ARTEMIS – NASA Marshall Space Flight Center gaat ontwikkeling maanlander leiden.
NASA: NASA Marshall to Lead Artemis Program’s Human Lunar Lander Development.
Space Policy Online: MSFC wins lunar lander program despite objections from JSC congressional supporters.
SpaceCom: NASA's Artemis Moon Lander for Astronauts Will Be Born in Alabama's 'Rocket City'.
Spaceflight Now: NASA directs Alabama space center to manage lunar lander program.

Parabolic Arc: Texas Congressional Delegation Wants Crewed Lunar Lander Managed by NASA Johnson.
NASA Watch: Texas Responds To NASA Lunar Lander Management In Alabama.

NASA Watch: Should NASA Even Be Building A Lunar Lander In The First Place?

Filmpjes:
NASA: NASA Administrator Discusses Human Lander Update for Artemis Program.
Jim Bridenstine: Press Conference from @NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana on @NASA_SLS  progress.


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024.
Ars Technica: Alabama space center will manage NASA’s lunar lander program.
NASA: NASA Administrator to Discuss Human Lander Update for Artemis Program.

SpaceCom: This Next-Gen Spacesuit Could Protect Astronauts on the Moon and Mars.

Nog een interessante update.
America Space: Artemis Updates.

Om dit hoofdstuk af te sluiten, nog een voordracht:
KISS Caltech: From Apollo to Artemis: Policy History and Promise.


Parachuteproblemen voor Europese ExoMars.
ESA: ExoMars parachute testing continues.
Space News: ESA confirms second ExoMars parachute test failure.
BBC: Exomars: Parachute test failure threat to launch date.

Nog een filmpje:
ESA: ExoMars – Moving on Mars.


Vier mogelijke “landings”plaatsen voor OSIRIS-REx.
NASA: NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return.
Meer info in dit NASA-filmpje.

Zie ook: 
SciNews: OSIRIS-REx - Asteroid Bennu candidate sample sites (4K UHD).


Eindelijk nog eens beelden van Parker Solar Probe.
NASA: One Year of NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
JHU APL: Parker Solar Probe: WISPR video, Nov. 2018 (video).


Chandryaan 2 bijna in een baan om de Maan.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2 leaves Earth’s orbit, moving towards moon.
Decca Chronicle: Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth's orbit, moving towards moon.

The Planetary Society: Chandrayaan-2 Headed for Lunar Orbit.
Parabolic Arc: Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory.

Space News: Chandrayaan-2: India’s lunar maneuvers continue.


Meer nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

NASA: NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space.

Aarde:
PhysOrg: Using satellites to measure water scarcity.
NASA: NASA Studies How Arctic Wildfires Change the World.
PhysOrg: Satellite study reveals that area emits one billion tonnes of carbon.

Maan:
SpaceCom: China's Chang'e-4 Rover Keeps Snapping Stunning Photos of the Moon's Far Side.
SpaceCom: There Are Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon. Now What?
Live Science: Tardigrades and Poop: What Does Space Law Say About Moon Clutter?

Mars:
Science Daily: Mars: Cause of methane spikes still unknown.
SpaceCom: Methane on Mars Isn't Being Released by Wind Erosion.
The Martian Chronicles: Sols 2495-2496: A slight change of plans.
NASA: Robotic Toolkit Added to NASA's Mars 2020 Rover.
The Planetary Society: NASA, ESA Officials Outline Latest Mars Sample Return Plans.
Space News: Scientists worry about long-term future of NASA’s Mars exploration program.

Jupiter:
SpaceCom: Jupiter's Strange Core May Have Been Forged by a Colossal Head-On Crash.

Ryugu:
The Planetary Society: Hayabusa2 Nailed its Second Touchdown on Asteroid Ryugu.


LightSail 2 nog steeds actief.
The Planetary Society: LightSail 2 Nears 2 Weeks of Solar Sailing.
The Planetary Society: LightSail 2 orientation during a single orbit (filmpje).
The Planetary Society: How to See LightSail 2 in the Night Sky.


TESS en CHEOPS.
SETI Institute: TESS planet finder (filmpje).

ESA: Cheops: Planning a perfect mission.


Cubesats en satellietconstellaties.
Space News: Space Development Agency looked upon to bring LEO technology to ground forces.
C4ISRNET: Will small satellites help stop big threats?

Space News: Op-ed | Small satellites are big business.
Space News: Op-ed | Two more rules for building a megaconstellation.
Space News: Amid $5 billion buyout, Cobham in hot pursuit of megaconstellation work.
Space News: Lacuna Space aims to ride IoT wave with a 32-cubesat constellation.

Spaceflight Now: NASA’s first interplanetary smallsats may struggle to stay under cost caps.

Space News: LeoLabs unveils commercial satellite tracking service for small satellites.

Space Newsfeed: Japanese space industry startup Synspective raises funding.
The Verge: Space startup aims to launch thousands of satellite ‘cell towers’ that connect to the average phone.
Space News: Viasat starts ViaSat-4 development, mulls hybrid GEO-LEO-terrestrial connections.

Space News: NanoAvionics prepares to manufacture cubesats in Midland.

Space News: Spaceflight purchases first commercial flight of new Indian small launcher.


Als afsluiter – Fantastisch filmpje over Rosetta bij “The Comet”.
Een absolute aanrader:
Vimeo: The Comet.
 

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