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 2019/37–457

Soms is het ook in de ruimtevaart kantje boordje, heb je van die net wel, net niet situaties. Zo was het net niet voor Vikram, de Indische maanlander. Foto’s zouden volgens de Indiërs aantonen dat de lander toch heelhuids (?) zou neergekomen zijn. Maar tot op heden is men er niet in geslaagd contact te maken met de lander. En de tijd begint te dringen want binnen enkele dagen gaat de zon onder en begint de maannacht.

Ook net niet was het in Japan, maar deze keer in positieve zin.  Op het lanceerplatform stond een H-2B, vertrekkensklaar met een Konoutori-bevoorradingscapsule voor het ISS. Tot er plots brand uitbrak op het lanceerplatform. Gelukkig zonder erg, maar de aftelling werd wel afgebroken.

Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De B330-module van Bigelow Aerospace  is zowat de grootste module die momenteel door de NASA bekeken wordt voor mogelijk gebruik in de ruimte (foto Bigelow Aerospace).


India vindt Vikram-maanlander terug. Maar geen contact.
The Hindu: Chandrayaan 2 orbiter ‘sights’ Vikram lander on moon.
NPR: India Spacecraft Located, Condition Unknown.

The Hindu: Lander ‘tilted’ not broken, says ISRO. 
My Nation: Chandrayaan 2: ISRO finds Vikram lander in tilted position on lunar surface.
SpaceCom: India's Silent Moon Lander Could Be in One Piece After 'Hard Landing': Reports.

Spaceflight Now: NASA lunar orbiter to image Chandrayaan 2 landing site next week.

The Hindu: Chandrayaan-2: A rapid dive to 15 minutes of terror.
BBC: Chandrayaan 2: What may have gone wrong with India's Moon mission?
The Hindu: Has Chandryaan 2’s Vikram Lander setback affected India’s moon mission?


ISS – Lancering Japanse Konoutori uitgesteld door brand op lanceerplatform.
Spaceflight Now: Space station cargo mission grounded by launch pad fire.
Space News: Launch pad fire scrubs Japanese ISS launch.

Volgend werkje zal dan ook wel uitgesteld zijn:
CSA: Canadarm2 to help astronauts catch cargo ship and install new ISS batteries.

Een filmpje:
SciNews: H-IIB F8/HTV-8 launchpad fire.


China en Lange Mars 4 lanceren remote sensing satelliet.
NasaSpaceFlight: China returns Long March 4 to service with Ziyuan launch.
Spaceflight Now: China launches Earth-observing satellites, solar sail experiment.

Een filmpje:
SciNews: Long March-4B launches ZY-1 02D satellite.

Meer info over de ZY-1 02D vind je hier.


Vector-lanceercontract doorgeschoven naar Aveum.
Space News: Vector relinquishes Air Force launch contract, mission re-awarded to Aevum.
Parabolic Arc: USAF Awards Launch Contract Formerly Held by Vector to Aveum.


SpaceX – Falcon 9 -nieuwtjes.
Teslarati: SpaceX executive says Falcon 9 is waiting for customer satellites for the first time ever.
Teslarati: SpaceX, SES announce new Falcon 9 launch contracts for seven high-bandwidth satellites.


SpaceX – Volgend jaar 24 Starlink-lanceringen.
Teslarati: SpaceX wants to launch almost 1.5k Starlink satellites next year – that’s a necessity.

Space News: SpaceX plans 24 Starlink launches next year.
Ars Technica: SpaceX says it will deploy satellite broadband across US faster than expected.


SpaceX – Spaceship.
Teslarati: SpaceX tests ceramic Starship heat shield tiles on Starhopper’s final flight test.
Teslarati: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship pad abort capabilities could come sooner than later.
Teslarati: SpaceX files Starship flight debut paperwork, preps for launch pad upgrades.

Parabolic Arc: SpaceX Files for Permit to Fly Starship at Boca Chica.

IBT: SpaceX Starship Will Fly Tourists To First-Ever Space Hotel With Fake Gravity [Watch].


Commercial Crew.
Florida Today: Boeing on Starliner orbital flight test: 'We really are close'.
NASA: NASA, SpaceX Coordinate Crucial Astronaut Recovery Exercise.

Teslarati: SpaceX highlights Crew Dragon SuperDraco thrusters as explosion investigation nears end.

Beelden van vorige testen:
Video From Space: SpaceX Crew Dragon SuperDraco Tests in Multiple Amazing Views.


ISS – Nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
NASA ISS Blog: Decoding Human Biology at Top of Task List for Station Residents.
NASA ISS Blog: New Station Crew Continues Preparations for Launch as Expedition 60 Enjoys Off Day
NASA ISS Blog: Biological, Materials Sciences and Inspiration Reign Supreme at End of Workweek

TASS: ISS orbit raised 1.05km for Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft to return to Earth.

Arab News: All eyes on historic UAE space mission.

The Hindu: Russia scraps robot after odyssey.
SpaceCom: Astronaut-Doctor Serena Auñón-Chancellor Explains How Medical Research on Space Station Helps Patients on Earth.
SpaceCom: Made In Space to Step Up Off-Earth Production of Valuable Optical Fiber.
The Week: This startup is outsourcing production to space.

Enkele filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 61 Crew Departs for Baikonur Launch Site.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly September 13 2019.
NASA: Space to Ground: Counting Down: 09/13/2019.
NASA: Designing Flames Aboard the International Space Station.


NASA test Bigelow B330-module.
Geek Wire: Bigelow Aerospace and NASA test earthly mockup of interplanetary space station.
SpaceCom: NASA Puts Bigelow Aerospace's Giant Inflatable Space Habitat Prototype to the Test (Photos).
NasaSpaceFlight: Bigelow’s B330 – an autonomous, expandable independent exploration space station.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
NASA: The Hardware For NASA’s Artemis I Mission Comes Together (filmpje).
NASA: Orion spacecraft testing at NASA Glenn's Plum Brook Station.

NasaSpaceFlight: Turning the SLS engine section over for final Core Stage mate
Spaceflight Now: SLS launch platform returns to pad 39B.


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024.
NASA: NASA Funds CubeSat Pathfinder Mission to Unique Lunar Orbit.

Space Policy Online: NASA: Artemis on track for 2024.
Science Times: Ariana Grande Parody To Kick Off NASA’s Moon Expedition.

NASA: One Giant Leap for Lunar Landing Navigation.
NASA: Sensors for Precision Landing on Other Worlds Prepares for Flight Test (filmpje).
Universe Today: NASA Tests Autonomous Lunar Landing Technology.

SpaceCom: US Moon Landing Hopefuls Watch Silent India Lander — and Learn.


ESA and Phi – Over (Europees) aardonderzoek vanuit de ruimte.
ESA: ESA’s Phi-week 2019 Opens with a Flourish.
ESA: ESA and Phi (filmpje)
ESA: Using Artificial Intelligence to Automate Sea-Ice Charting.
ESA: Using Machine Learning For Rewilding.
ESA: First Earth Observation Satellite with AI Ready for Launch.
ESA: Monitoring Air Pollution From Fires.
ESA: Tracing the Environmental Impacts of Supply Chains.

ESA: Phi-week 2019 highlights (filmpje).


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
ESA: Australian bushfires.
NASA: Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change's Impact on Fires.
Het bijbehorende filmpje vind je hier.
Space News: Iceye releases stereo images from satellites launched in July.
New China TV: China from space: Satellite images of Guizhou  (filmpje).
Space News: Earth observation companies plan new satellites and seek new customers.

Maan:
LiveScience: Why Is It So Hard to Land on the Moon?

Mars:
Ars Technica: Europe’s Mars lander parachute problems may be worse than thought.
NASA: NASA's Mars 2020 Comes Full Circle.
SpaceCom: Avalanche on Mars Kicks Up Dirt Near Red Planet's North Pole in Amazing Photo.

Saturnus:
NASA: New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters.
NASA: Saturn's Rings Shine in Hubble's Latest Portrait.

Neptunus:
NASA Science Cast: NASA ScienceCasts: Eye on Neptune (filmpje).

Psyche:
NASA: Inside NASA's Psyche Mission to Learn about Collisions and Crater Formation.

Planetoïden.
ESA: A Burst Of Asteroid Activity in Europe.

Kuiper Gordel:
SpaceCom: Long After Historic Flybys, NASA's New Horizons Is Still Pioneering Science in the Kuiper Belt.

Om af te ronden:
Universe Today: Weekly Space Hangout: September 11, 2019 – Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of New Horizons.


TOERISME – Virgin Galactic of Blue Origin?
Business Insider: Richard Branson wants Virgin Galactic to send people to space every 32 hours by 2023.
Popular Mechanics: Richard Branson's Plans for Space Tourism Sure Are Aggressive.


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