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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/35–455

Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/35–455

Het werd een wat woelige ruimtevaartweek. En dat ligt niet alleen aan de bosbranden in het Amazone-gebied of orkaan Dorian. Er was het vervolg op de mislukte koppeling van Soyuz MS-14 aan het ISS. Nu lukte het wel, zij het aan een andere poort, een dag eerder vrij gemaakt door Soyuz MS-13 van plaats te veranderen. Verwarrend was alweer een tweet van de Amerikaanse president Trump over een Iraanse mislukte lancering: “Het is niet onze schuld”. Alsof er ook maar iemand gesuggereerd had dat het sabotage was. Al ging ook deze week SpaceX alweer met de hoofdvogel naar huis, met de geslaagde testvlucht van Starhopper. Ook al was dat maar 150 meter hoog.

Bij de foto: Starhopper was zijn naam waardig. Een sprongetje van 150 meter moet ooit naar de sterren leiden (foto: SpaceX).
 

Verlies ChinaSat-18 valt zwaar bij verzekeraars.
De lancering verliep volgens plan, maar de satelliet liet het afweten (zie vorige NUDR voor meer details)
Space News: $250 million ChinaSat-18 loss looming over insurers.
Space Daily: Cutting-edge Chinese satellite malfunctions after launch.


Iraanse lanceerpoging mislukt. “Niet de schuld van Amerika”, aldus Trump.
Reuters: Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official.
SpaceCom: Iran's Failed Rocket Launch Spotted from Space (Photo).
ABC News: Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad.
Aviation Week: Trump Releases Image Of Failed Iranian Launch.
Een betere versie van deze foto vind je hier.

Reuters: Trump Iran photo tweet raises worries about disclosure of U.S. surveillance secrets.
Independent UK: What's really behind Trump's surprising tweet on Iran's 'failed satellite launch'.
The Hill: Trump defends tweeting sensitive photo of Iran launch site.

Een filmpje:
Scott Manley: What a Tweet Tells Us About US Spy Satellites.


Russen lanceren satelliet voor metingen van aards zwaartekrachtveld.
TASS: Russian military satellite placed into operational orbit, says defense ministry.
TASS: Rokot rocket with military satellite blasts off from Plesetsk — Defense Ministry.

NasaSpaceFlight: Russia’s Rokot vehicle launches Geo-IK-2 satellite.
Spaceflight Now: Russian military satellite orbited by Rockot launcher.
Parabolic Arc: Rokot Roars into Space on Next-to-last Flight.

Beelden van de lancering vind je hier.


China lanceert twee kleine satellietjes.
NasaSpaceFlight: Kuaizhou-1A lofts two satellites for China

Beelden van de lancering vind je hier en hier.


(Onbemande) Mini-pendel X-37B al meer dan 700 dagen in de ruimte.
SpaceCom: X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record on Latest Mystery Mission.
SpaceCom: X-37B Military Space Plane's Latest Mystery Mission Hits 700 Days.
Science Alert: Mysterious Space Plane Has Now Been Orbiting Earth For 719 Days, And We Don't Know Why.
Spaceflight Now: U.S. military spaceplane breaks its own longevity record in orbit.

Een filmpje over de X-37B vind je hier (naar aanleiding van de vijfde lancering).

En nog een artikeltje uit juli.
SpaceCom: Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane Caught on Camera (Photo).


SPACEX – Laatste vlucht van Starhopper – De 150 meter hop.
De goedkeuring voor de test liet even op zich wachten.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starhopper cleared by FAA for second and final flight test as locals urged to exit homes.
Ars Technica: One way or another, Starhopper about to make its final flight.

De eerste poging liep zelfs niet met een sisser af.
Teslarati: SpaceX scrubs Starhopper’s final Raptor-powered flight as Elon Musk talks “finicky” igniters.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX aborts Starhopper test flight, could try again Tuesday.
Ars Technica: Starhopper didn’t succeed at first, but now it will try, try again.

De tweede poging ging zoals voorzien.
Space News: SpaceX’s Starhopper completes test flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX’s Starhopper completes 150 meter test hop.
Ars Technica: Starhopper aces test, sets up full-scale prototype flights this year.
Reuters: SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nerves of nearby residents in Texas flight test.
BBC: 'Starhopper': SpaceX engine testbed makes minute-long jump.

De filmpjes:
Space Videos: SpaceX StarHopper Test Flight Failure! Latest - Hopper Grounded.
SpaceX: 150 Meter Starhopper Test.
Everyday Astronaut: SpaceX StarHopper 150 meter hop test HD (LOUD)(LIVE 1.5 miles away).


SPACEX – Wat na de Starhopper? Mikken op 20 km (en meer) met Starship-prototype.
NasaWatch: SpaceX Plans Orbital Flight Of Starship In A few Months
SpaceCom: SpaceX's Next Starship Prototype Launch Will Be a 12-Mile-High Test Flight, Elon Musk Says.

Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship could be followed by a dramatically larger rocket.


SPACEX – Rideshare programma update – Meer mogelijkheden voor een lagere prijs.
Space News: SpaceX revamps smallsat rideshare program.
GeekWire: SpaceX sweetens the deal for satellite rideshare launches, and Starlink is in on it.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rideshare program secures its first customer.

Space News: Astranis will share a Falcon 9 for 2020 small GEO launch.


Virgin Galactic en Spaceport America.
The Space Review: An “operationally ready” spaceport.
Parabolic Arc: A Brief History of Spaceport America.

SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic's Next Space Plane Should Begin Test Flights in 2020.


Virgin Orbit in stripverhaal.
Virgin Orbit: The Virgin Orbit Chronicles: Episode 1: Opening Space Access (PDF).
Virgin Orbit: The Virgin Orbit Chronicles: Episode 2: Responsive Launch (PDF).


ISS – Soyuz MS-13 voert geslaagde relocatie uit. Van de ene koppelingspoort naar de andere.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-13 successfully redocked.
TASS: Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft redocks to another ISS module.
Space Policy Online: Three ISS crew take short ride to reposition Soyuz spacecraft.
Spaceflight Now: Soyuz capsule swaps docking ports on space station, clearing way for new arrival.

Nog een filmpje:
SciNews: Soyuz MS-13 relocation from Zvezda to Poisk.


ISS – Soyuz MS-14 voert bij tweede poging dan toch geslaagde koppeling uit.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-14 docked to the ISS.
NASA: Russian Spacecraft Second Docking Attempt Successful.
Spaceflight Now: Second time’s the charm for Soyuz docking.
Space News: Soyuz docks with ISS on second attempt.

De filmpjes:
SciNews: Soyuz MS-14 docking.


ISS – Dragon-capsule vertrekt en keert terug naar aarde.
NASA: SpaceX Dragon Released from Station for Earth Return.
NASA: Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean Packed With Science and Cargo.
NASA: Scientific Samples Make the Journey Back to Earth aboard SpaceX’s Dragon.

Spaceflight Now: Live coverage: Dragon supply ship heading back to Earth today.
NasaSpaceFlight: CRS-18 departs ISS ahead of Pacific Ocean Splashdown.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX’s Dragon capsule back on Earth with 3,400 pounds of cargo.

Newsweek: SpaceX sets new record for reusable space travel.

De filmpjes:
NASA: SpaceX Dragon undocking - August 27, 2019.
SciNews: SpaceX CRS-18: Dragon unberthing and departure.


ISS –  Alarm aan boord ruimtestation. Geen gevaar voor de bemanning.
TASS: No threat to ISS crew after alarm sounds on board, Roscosmos says.
TASS: NASA confirms that situation on ISS is stable after alarm went off.
MBS: Too much oxygen on space station ISS – Roscosmos: No danger to crew.
Over het alarm, geen woord op website NASA (nu ja, ik heb toch niks gevonden in de status updates en dergelijke).


ISS – Weldra Turkse ruimtevaarder met Russen naar het ISS.
TASS: Roscosmos chief offers Erdogan to send Turkish astronaut to ISS.
TASS: Russia ready to share space technology with Turkey, says Roscosmos chief.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Roscosmos: Khrunichev Center and Boeing agreed to continue the Zarya ISS module operation.

EuroNews: Luca Parmitano on space exploration and extraterrestrial experiments (met filmpje).

TASS: Trials of Russian robot Fedor begin in space.
TASS: Russian humanoid robot completes simulation of spacewalk operations.
Sputnik News: Russian Humanoid Robot Fedor 'Complains' About Cosmonaut ‘Threatening’ Him During Repair Work
Roscosmos: Skybot F-850 at the ISS (met foto’s).
In volgend filmpje meer beelden met de robot in het ISS.

DLR: CIMON back on Earth after 14 months on the ISS.

NASA: NASA in Silicon Valley Live - Space Robots (filmpje).

NASA Tumblr: Far from Westeros, a Three-Eyed Raven Helps NASA Find Its Way.
NASA: Researching Regolith on the International Space Station (filmpje).
NasaSpaceFlight: ISS Particle Hunter to receive new life through upcoming spacewalks.

Enkele filmpjes:
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre MBRSC: The final stages of UAE Astronauts training.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly August 30, 2019
NASA: Space to Ground: At the Midpoint: 08/30/2019.


Commercial Crew.
Spaceflight Now: Boeing, SpaceX aim for more commercial crew test flights this fall.

Teslarati: SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 booster destined for Crew Dragon’s astronaut launch debut.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
NasaSpaceFlight: Boeing completes first NASA SLS engine section, getting ready for final Core Stage mate.
aPPEL Knowledge Services: Historic Test Stand at Stennis Points Way to the Moon.
NASA: NASA Prepares for Green Run Testing, Practices Lifting SLS Core Stage.

Parabolic Arc: Complete Orion Starts Testing for Shipping to Plum Brook.
Air&Space: NASA’s Orion Heat Shield: Old Materials, Applied With New Methods.


ARTEMIS – De Gateway.
Space News: ISS partners endorse modified Gateway plans.


ARTEMIS – Naar de maan in 2024. En later naar Mars.
SpaceCom: Next Footsteps on Moon Will Be 'For All of America,' NASA Chief Says.

Space News Feed: EDEN ISS project presents results of a new greenhouse concept for future space missions.
NASA: NASA Activates Deep Space Atomic Clock.
NASA: NASA Selects Studies to Support Astronaut Vision Health for Missions to Moon, Mars.

Aanpassing nodig aan nieuw Russisch ruimtepak omwille van tradities?
Space Daily: No-fly boys: new Russian space suit clashes with pee ritual.

SciShow Space: The Electric Thruster That Could Send Humans to Mars (filmpje).


Op komst: Orkaan Dorian.
NASA: NASA to Provide Coverage of Hurricane Dorian.
Live Science: Hurricane Dorian Is Now a Major Category 4 Storm.
Updates over Dorian vind je o.a. op NASA’s Hurricane and Typhoon pagina.

Spaceflight Now: Kennedy Space Center braces for Hurricane Dorian.
The Verge: How NASA’s busiest Florida spaceport is preparing for Hurricane Dorian
NasaSpaceFlight: Kennedy Space Center, Cape readying for impacts from Hurricane Dorian.
Teslarati: SpaceX braces for Florida-bound Dorian as hurricane threatens local Starship facility.

Enkele filmpjes:
NASA: Views of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station - August 29, 2019.
NASA: IViews of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station - August 30, 2019.
NASA: Views of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station - August 31, 2019.

MSNBC: What is Florida’s hurricane history?


Het Amazone-gebied staat in brand.
ESA: Fires ravage the Amazon.
ESA: Wildfires in Brazil from Copernicus Sentinel-3.
ESA: Amazon fires seen from space station.
SpaceCom: NASA Satellites Confirm Amazon Rainforest Is Burning at a Record Rate.
NASA: NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires from Space
NASA: NASA Scientist Doug Morton Talks Wildfires (filmpje).

BBC: The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

Science Daily: Satellite-based estimates of reduced deforestation in protected areas needed.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
SpaceCom: Burning Man 2019 Spotted From Space (Satellite Photos)
NASA Johnson: Beautiful World (filmpje).

Maan:
The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2 scans Mitra crater.
SpaceCom: India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Scouts the Moon in New Lunar Photos.
Hindustan Times: ISRO performs 3rd lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2.
Space Daily: China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for ninth lunar day.
SpaceCom: China's Lunar Rover Has Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon

Mars:
Space News: InSight mission seeking new ways to fix heat flow probe.
GovUK: British built rover begins journey to Mars, via France.
BBC News: 'Rosalind Franklin' Mars rover assembly completed.
ESA: ExoMars Rover ready for environment testing.
Het bijbehorende filmpje zie je hier
Space Daily: ESA Chief says discussed ExoMars 2020 launch with Roscosmos.
TASS: Final trials of ExoMars mission to begin in March 2020.
NASA: Building NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover (filmpje).
NASA: NASA's Mars Helicopter Attached to Mars 2020 Rover.
BBC: Mars mission readies tiny chopper for Red Planet flight.
Universe Today: Bringing Mars To Earth. The Plans For a Mars Sample Return Mission.
SpaceCom: Like Desert Microbes, Martian Life May Hitch Rides on Arid Dust.

Jupiter:
SpaceCom: Europa Mission Shouldn't Be Shackled to SLS Megarocket, NASA OIG Says.
Space News: NASA inspector general asks Congress for Europa Clipper launch flexibility.
PhysOrg: Europa: there may be life on Jupiter's moon and two new missions will pave the way for finding it.
ESA: CERN’s VESPER facility.
NTRS: Europa Clipper Lander Solid Propulsion Retro Motor.
The Science Times: Jupiter's New Moons Finally Named.

Neptunus:
NTRS: A Neptune Orbiter Concept Using Drag Modulated Aerocaptue (DMA) and the Adaptable, Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT).

Bennu:
CSA: Potential OSIRIS-REx sample sites mapped by Canada's OLA instrument (filmpje).
Space Daily: OSIRIS-REx's final four sample site candidates in 3D.

Ryugu:
The Planetary Society: Hayabusa2 Lander Mania: Results from MASCOT, Plans for MINERVA-II2.

Pluto:
De Morgen: Is Pluto dan toch een planeet? Volgens NASA-directeur wel.

KBO:
NTRS: A Kuiper Belt Object Orbiter Enabled By 10 kW Kilopower Electric Propulsion.


JWST en FIRST.
NASA: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Assembled for the First Time.
ESA: Connecting the Webb.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Fully Assembles NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA: Telescope for NASA’s WFIRST Mission Advances to New Phase of Development.
NASA: Take a Spin With NASA’s WFIRST Spacecraft (filmpje).


Misdaden in de ruimte.
Vorige week was er enige heisa over het mogelijk “kraken” van een bankrekening vanuit het ISS.
SpaceCom: Who Investigates a Crime in Space?
KUOG: Space crime, coast to coast (podcast – zoek naar “International Space Crime”.


Om af te ronden: Vrouwen en ruimtevaart.
NASA: Celebrating Women’s Equality Day Across NASA.

SpaceCom: Happy Birthday, Katherine Johnson! 'Hidden Figures' Math Whiz Celebrates Her 101st..
Collect Space: Barbie hails astronaut Sally Ride with new 'Inspiring Women' doll.

Time: I'm a Retired Female Astronaut and I Can't Understand the Obsession With 'Gender Diverse' Space Crews.

Enkele filmpjes.
NASA: Space Pioneers Celebrated by NASA on Women's Equality Day.
NASA: Celebrating Contributions by Women to Space Exploration on This Week @NASA – August 30, 2019
NASA: NASA Honors Space Mathematician Katherine Johnson on her 101st Birthday.


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