De Werkgroep Ruimtevaart groepeert VVS-leden die zich interesseren in de ruimtevaart. Anderzijds proberen we op allerlei manieren over ruimtevaart te vertellen en te schrijven.

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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/34–454

Ook in de ruimtevaart loopt het niet altijd zoals je het zou willen. China lanceert een communicatiesatelliet, maar daar zijn problemen mee. SpaceX moet wachten op  de goedkeuring om nieuwe StarHopper-testen uit te voeren. Een onbemande Soyuz slaagt er niet in te koppelen met het ISS door defecte hardware in het ruimtestation. En er is de vraag of een astronaut vanuit datzelfde ruimtestation strafbare feiten zou gepleegd hebben. Dat en nog veel meer (ook positief) nieuws in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Centraal in het logo van de Soyuz MS-14 staat de Russische robot die met het onbemande ruimteschip op weg is naar het ruimtestation. Maar voorlopig blijft de capsule op een veilige afstand van het ISS. Problemen met het koppelingsgedeelte aan de kant van het station.


Rocket Lab lanceert vier kleine satellieten, met “zonder handen”.
Space News: Rocket Lab Electron launches four smallsats.
Geek Wire: Rocket Lab launches four satellites for BlackSky, UnseenLabs and U.S. Air Force.
NasaSpaceFlight: Rocket Lab launches Electron flight 8. Company previews first stage recovery.
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab launch fulfills initial block of BlackSky Earth-imaging satellites.
SpaceCom: Here's the Story Behind Rocket Lab's 'Look Ma, No Hands' Launch Name.

De persmap voor deze lancering vind je hier (PDF).
De webpagina voor deze achtste lancering vind je hier.

De filmpjes:
Rocket Lab: Look Ma, No Hands Launch – 08/19/2019.
SciNews: Electron launches four satellites.


China lanceert comsat. Maar deze laatste werkt niet.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 3B launches Chinasat-18 – waiting on status.
SpaceCom: China Just Launched a Communications Satellite. Is It in Trouble?
Space News: Chinese telecommunications satellite hit by anomalies after launch.


Russen testen nieuwe versie Soyuz-raket (bedoeld voor bemande lanceringen).
TASS: Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket to be taken to launch pad on August 19.
TASS: Russia's Soyuz-2.1 rocket to take humanoid robot to space early on Thursday.
TASS: Russia sends humanoid robot to International Space Station on unmanned Soyuz spacecraft. 
TASS: Russia’s upgraded Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft features technology for more precise landing.
TASS: Russia’s new Soyuz-2.1a space rocket to blast off on 1st manned mission in March 2020.

BBC: Russia launches life-sized robot into space.
SpaceCom: Meet Skybot F-850, the Humanoid Robot Russia Is Launching into Space.
Spaceflight Now: Robot-carrying capsule launches on test flight to space station.
NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz MS-14 to test new upgrades, ferry Skybot humanoid robot to Station.

Wat de problemen met de koppeling aan het ISS betreft, dat vind je verderop.

De filmpjes:
Roscosmos TV: Soyuz-capsule gekoppeld met adapter.
Roscosmos TV: Neuskegel rond capsule.
Roscosmos TV: Verdere assemblage raket.
Roscosmos TV: Raket op weg naar lanceertoren.
Roscosmos TV: Lancering.
Roscosmos TV: Extra verslag over Skybot.
En zo beleefde de robot zijn lancering.

SciNews: Skybot F-850 humanoid robot.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-14 ready to launch Skybot F-850.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-14 launch with Skybot F-850 on board.


Delta IV lanceert Amerikaanse navigatiesatelliet.
ULA: United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches GPS III Satellite for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman flies final GEM 60 series rocket motors.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Aerojet Rocketdyne helping to propel modernization of GPS satellite constellation.
Lockheed Martin: Second Lockheed Martin-Built Next Generation GPS III Satellite Responding To Commands, Under Self-Propulsion.

Een Mission Overview “booklet” vind je hier (PDF).

Spaceflight Now: Delta 4 rocket’s launch timeline with GPS 3 SV02.
NasaSpaceFlight: Delta IV Medium’s well-earned retirement with GPS finale.
SpaceCom: Delta IV Medium Rocket, the Last Of Its Kind, Launches GPS Satellite for US Air Force.
GPS World: Second GPS III in orbit, responding to commands.
C4ISRNET: A new, more secure GPS signal could be ready by 2020.

Foto’s vind je op deze ULA Flickr pagina.

De filmpjes:
ULA: Delta IV GPS III Magellan Mission Profile.
ULA: Live Broadcast: Delta IV GPS III Magellan.
ULA: Delta IV GPS III SV-2 Launch Highlights.
Lockheed Martin: GPS III SV02 Mission Success.
SciNews: Delta IV Medium launches GPS III SV02 Magellan.
America Space: Last Delta IV Medium Launches GPS III-02, as seen from Titusville.

Nog dit:
Space News: ULA’s Delta 4 Heavy down to final five missions.


SPACEX – Uitstel voor StarHopper. Falcon 9 verliest kan t.v.v. Arianespace.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next major Starhopper flight test still awaiting FAA approval, says Elon Musk.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s Starship presentation will have to wait a few more weeks.

Space News: SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy customer Ovzon to Arianespace.


ISS – Tijdens ruimtewandeling installeren astronauten nieuwe koppelingspoort.
NASA: Spacewalkers Complete Installation of Second Commercial Docking Port.
Teslarati: NASA installs SpaceX-delivered docking adapter for Crew Dragon, Boeing Starliner missions.

NasaSpaceFlight: EVA-55 installs second IDA to allow for additional commercial crew vehicle options.
SpaceCom: Spacewalking Astronauts Install Parking Spot for Private Spaceships at Space Station.
News Monkey: Ruimtestation ISS klaar voor commercieel gebruik na ruimtewandeling van 6,5 uur.
ABC News: Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station.

Filmpjes:
Space Videos: LIVE Coverage of the Spacewalk to install the international docking adapter-3 (meer dan 9 uur !).
CSA: David Saint-Jacques explains how a spacesuit works.


ISS – Onbemande Soyuz kan niet koppelen met ruimtestation.
Voor alle duidelijkheid, dit heeft niets te maken met de pas geïnstalleerde koppelingspoort. Die is bedoeld voor Starliner en Crew Dragon.
TASS: Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with Fedor robot has not docked with ISS in time – broadcast.
TASS: Soyuz MS-14 aborted docking might be caused by problem with amplifier of navigation system.
TASS: Docking of Soyuz MS-14 with ISS postponed until August 26 - mission control center.
TASS: Russia’s android Fedor to complete ISS program if next Soyuz docking is successful.
TASS: Next attempt to dock Soyuz MS-14 to ISS scheduled for morning August 27.
TASS: Situation around failed Soyuz MS-14 docking ‘complicated’, says Roscosmos chief.
TASS: MS-14 spacecraft to make another attempt to dock at ISS in early morning of August 27.

Spaceflight Now: Soyuz docking aborted at International Space Station.
SpaceCom: Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Aborts Docking at Space Station.

Spaceflight Now: Station crew to clear new port for second Soyuz docking attempt.
Space News: Uncrewed Soyuz aborts ISS docking.

De beelden.
In het eerste filmpje zie je vanaf 5min10sec dat er iets niet juist lijkt te lopen.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-14 aborted docking.
SciNews: Possible cause of Soyuz MS-14 aborted docking.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het International Space Station.
ESA: Luca installs BioRock.
NASA: Biomining in Space (filmpje).
ESA: A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds.

PhysOrg: Space station's data rate increase supports future exploration.

Filmpjes:
NASA: IDA 3 Spacewalk Animation.
JAXA: JAXA 2018 2019 Manned Space Activity.
NASA: Space to Ground: Additional Parking: 08/23/2019.


Commercial Crew.
Space News: Commercial crew providers prepare for fall test flights.
Space Daily: Test launches of Boeing's Starliner for ISS mission delayed again.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion investigation almost complete, says executive.
Teslarati: SpaceX, NASA practice astronaut recovery ahead of Crew Dragon’s crewed launch debut.
SciNews: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Extraction Rehearsal.

Collect Space: Boeing astronaut reveals mission patches for Starliner flight tests.
Reuters: Boeing spacecraft astronauts see new frontier for commercial space.

The Space Review: The future of commercial space transportation.


Amerikaanse National Space Council komt bij elkaar.
NASA: Remarks by Vice President Pence at the sixth meeting of the National Space Council (PDF).

Twee video’s.
NASA: Administrator Bridenstine speaks at the National Space Council Meeting.
NASA: Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council.

Space News:  Space Council says NASA’s exploration programs “on track”.
NASA Watch: Output From The National Space Council Meeting.
Parabolic Arc: National Space Council Recommendations to the President


Voorstel: Twee miljard dollar voor wie eerst op de Maan landt. Met mensen.
Newt Gingrich: The Moon-Mars Development Prize Competition.
SpaceCom: Newt Gingrich Pushing $2 Billion Moon-Base Race: Report.
Ars Technica: Newt Gingrich proposes a $2 billion prize for a human Moon lander.
Ars Technica: Actually, NASA is looking at all options for the Moon—including prizes.
The Planetary Society: Is a $2 Billion Prize for Landing on the Moon a Good Idea?


ARTEMIS – NASA op zoek naar bevoorrading Gateway.
FedBizOpps: Gateway Logistics Services. 
Space News: NASA issues call for proposals for Gateway logistics.
Aviation Week: NASA Seeks Lunar Gateway Resupply Proposals.


ARTEMIS – Canadees contract voor Gateway-robotica.
SpaceQ: MDA awarded $7,9 million for lunar Gateway robotics phase A contracts.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
Space News: SLS contractors expect first launch in 2021.

NASA: Orion Hot Fire Test Blazing a Safe Trail for NASA Missions to the Moon.
Een filmpje vind je hier.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Successfully Completes Qualification Motor Test for NASA’s Orion Launch Abort System Attitude Control Motor.

ESA: Complete Orion starts tests for shipping to Plum Brook.
NASA: SCAPE Operators Prepare for Artemis 1.

Nog wat filmpjes:
NASA: Preparing America for Deep Space Episode 22: Building & Testing for Artemis.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: RS-25 Engine Testing


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024 (en later naar Mars.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA Advances Plans for Robotic and Crewed Moon Landings.
NASA: NASA Seeks BIG Ideas from Universities for Tech to Study Dark Regions on the Moon.

SpaceCom: If NASA Wants to Land the 1st Woman on the Moon, Her Spacesuit Better Fit.
Space Policy Online: Bridensine: All-female Artemis crew definitely a possibility.

Nasa Watch: Lunar Community Speaks Up About Exploration Plans.

TASS: Russia's Roscosmos plans Mars missions in distant future.
TASS: Ladies welcome: Roscosmos forming cosmonaut crew for outer space missions.

NASA: Scientists Explore Outback as Testbed for Mars.
Cosmos: It’s not quite Mars, but it will do.

SciShow Space: This Reaction Could Let Us Live on Mars (filmpje).


MAAN – Astrobotic kiest Vulcan-raket voor maansonde.
Parabolic Arc: Astrobotic Selects United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur Rocket to Launch its First Mission to the Moon.
The Verge: Moon delivery startup Astrobotic picks future Vulcan rocket to launch first lunar mission.
Spaceflight Now: Astrobotic lunar lander to launch on ULA’s first Vulcan rocket.


MAAN – Het Japanse iSpace past maanplannen aan.
Parabolic Arc: ispace Adds 3 Corporate Partners, Delays Moon Missions.
Space News: Commercial lunar lander companies update mission plans.
Teslarati: SpaceX customer iSpace updates Falcon 9-launched Moon lander, rover plans.
NasaSpaceFlight: ispace alters Moon mission timelines for greater response to customer needs.


MAAN – Indische Chandryaan 2 in een baan om de maan.
The Hindu: Crucial manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 today.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2 successfully inserted into Lunar orbit.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2: It was a tense 30 minutes, says ISRO Chairman.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2’s lunar orbit made shorter.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan 2 sends first moon picture.

The Planetary Society: Chandrayaan-2 Enters Lunar Orbit.
PhysOrg: India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit.
SpaceCom: India's Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission Successfully Enters Lunar Orbit.
BBC: Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon.


JUPITER – Europa Clipper krijgt licht op groen.
NASA: Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed.
Space News: Europa Clipper passes key review.
BBC: Nasa confirms ocean moon mission.
SpaceCom: NASA's Europa Clipper Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Clears Big Hurdle on Path to Launch.


RYUGU – Mascot resultaten doen (geen) stof opwaaien.
DLR: The near-Earth asteroid Ryugu – a fragile cosmic 'rubble pile'.
CNES: Les premières photos de Ryugu par Mascot.
SpaceCom: Asteroid Ryugu May Be Rubble of Two Space Rocks Smashed Together.
New Scientist: Asteroid Ryugu has no dust on it and we don’t know why.

Parabolic Arc: Australia Set to Welcome JAXA’s Hayabusa2 Return Capsule.


Meer nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
Science Alert: Earth's Mysterious Inner Core Could Finally Be Explained by New Science.
GNSS: European Satellites for Agriculture.
GNSS: Galileo SAR at Sea (filmpje).
GNSS: European Satellites For Bird Protection (filmpje).
NPR: What Satellite Imagery Can Tell Us About The Fires Burning In The Amazon.
PhysOrg: NASA's aqua satellite finds a weaker Chantal, now a depression.

Mars:
NASA: NASA-JPL Names 'Rolling Stones Rock' on Mars.
NASA: NASA Names “Rolling Stones Rock” on Mars (filmpje).
ESA: All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover.
Airbus: Airbus built ExoMars rover gets its eyes.
Thales Alenia: Thales Alenia Space camera’s for ExoMars 2020 Rover to take shotes of the Martian surface.
The Planetary Society: Mars 2020 Rover almost Assembled.
SpaceCom: Zap! Scientists Fire Laser for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover for 1st Time.
SpaceRef: A Step Closer to Solving the Methane Mystery on Mars.

Jupiter:
ESA: Jupiter Mission Takes First Images Of Destination – From Earth.
SciShow Space: A Baby Planet May Have Once Smashed Into Jupiter | SciShow News.

Nog een beetje geschiedenis.
NASA: 30 Years Ago: Voyager 2's Historic Neptune Flyby.
The Planetary Society: Carl Sagan on Voyager 2: "There's only one time in history when this happens."


Ook dat nog: Astronaut verwikkeld in (v)echtscheiding, beschuldigd van diefstal. Vanuit het ISS.
SpaceCom: A NASA Astronaut's Divorce Has Sparked Claims of a Crime in Space: Report.
SpaceCom: NASA Astronaut Anne McClain Refutes Space Crime Claim by Spouse as Divorce Details Emerge.
CNN Politics: New York Times: Astronaut accessed estranged spouse's bank account in possible first criminal allegation from space
CNN: Who is the astronaut accused of cyber space crime?
BBC: Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space.
LGBTQ Nation: Lesbian astronaut may have committed Earth’s first ‘space crime’.


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