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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/42–462

De eerste ruimtewandelaar heeft ons nog maar pas verlaten of “Extra Vehicular Activity” stond deze week meer dan ooit in de belangstelling. Dat had uiteraard heel veel te maken met de eerste ruimtewandeling met alleen maar vrouwen. Maar ook de nieuwste mode voor ruimtepakken werd afgelopen week geshowd. Niet meteen op de catwalk in Parijs, maar kom. NASA toonde zijn ruimtepakken die later tijdens de Artemis-vluchten en op de Maan zullen gebruikt worden. Dat laatste werd trouwens gedragen door een vrouw, want – zoals NASA het o zo vaak zegt – het gaat over “the first woman and the next man on the moon”. Ook Virgin Galactic stelde de kledij voor zijn toekomstige passagiers voor. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto:  NASA Astronauten Meir en Koch haalden zowat alle nieuwsberichten met de allereerste ruimtewandeling met enkel en alleen vrouwen (foto NASA).


Rocketlab lanceert 16U Cubesat.
RocketLab: Rocket Lab successfully launches ninth Electron mission, deploys payload to highest orbit yet.
De persmap vind je hier (PDF).

Er was eerst wat uitstel omwille van het weer . . . 
Parabolic Arc: Rocket Lab Delays Electron Launch Due to Stormy Weather.
. . . maar de lancering verliep uiteindelijk zonder problemen.
Space News: Rocket Lab launches Astro Digital satellite.
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab delivers on dedicated launch for Astro Digital.

Filmpjes:
RocketLab: As The Crow Flies Launch – 10/17/2019.
SciNews: Electron “As The Crow Flies” launch.

Wat de nabije toekomst betreft:
Stuff: 'Complex and diverse': New Zealand Space Agency reveals Rocket Lab customers' satellite plans.


China lanceert nieuwe geheime comsat.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 3B launches TJSW -4.
Spaceflight Now: China launches mysterious geostationary satellite.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches New Communication Technology Experiment Satellite.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches Communication Technology Test Satellite 4.


China telt af naar belangrijke lancering Lange Mars 5.
Space News: China begins preparations for crucial Long March 5 rocket launch.
Space Daily: Planned new rocket carries hope for China's manned lunar landing program.

XinhuaNet: China prepares for space station construction.


ISS – Eerste ruimtewandeling met alleen maar vrouwelijke astronauten.
NASA: NASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk.
Space News: NASA reshuffles spacewalk schedule after hardware failure.

NASA: Friday's All-Woman Spacewalk: The Basics.

NASA ISS Blog: Koch, Meir Spacewalk Moves to Friday as Crew Adjusts Schedule.
NASA ISS Blog: Spacewalk Preps Today amid Cancer, Robotics and Agriculture Research.
NASA ISS Blog: Female Duo Ventures Outside Station for Historic Spacewalk.
NASA ISS Blog: NASA Astronauts Wrap Up Historic All-Woman Spacewalk.

NASA: President Trump Speaks to the Crew of the All-Woman Spacewalk.

Spaceflight Now: Koch, Meir conclude first all-female spacewalk.
NasaSpaceFlight: Failed Battery Charge/Discharge Unit replacement complete during historic EVA.
Collect Space: First all-female spacewalk has link to first US woman to walk in space. 
Space News: NASA astronauts complete repairs on historic spacewalk.

SpaceCom: Women in Space: A Gallery of Firsts.
SmithsonianMag: What It Was Like to Become the First Woman to Pilot and Command a Space Shuttle.

De filmpjes:
SciNews: Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir begin spacewalk.
NASA: NASA Astronauts Complete All-Woman Spacewalk (bijna 8 uur video).
Video From Space: Historic 1st All-Female Spacewalk - See the NASA Highlights.
SciNews: Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir end spacewalk.

NASA Video: President Trump Congratulates All Woman Spacewalk Crew.
Een wat langere versie vind je bij PBS NewsHour.
NASA: First All-Woman Spacewalk.

PBS NewsHour: How these 2 astronauts took a giant leap for womankind.

ESA Podcast: Beyond Series – Spotlight on spacewalking E05.
ESA: Suiting up for space.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
TASS: Nauka space module to be sent to Baikonur early next year — source.

Op 2 november vertrekt een Cygnus-capsule naar het ISS.
NASA: Research launching to the space station ranges from radiation protection to rover control.

TASS: UAE’s first professional astronaut may travel to space station in 2022.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: History Made: 10/18/2019.


Dream Chaser zet stap vooruit.
NasaSpaceFlight: Dream Chaser on a path to maiden flight as primary structure arrives at SNC.
Space News: Sierra Nevada ready to complete assembly of first Dream Chaser spacecraft.
Spaceflight Now: Dream Chaser structure arrives at factory for outfitting.

Parabolic Arc: SNC, Partners Deliver Report to ESA on Dream Chaser as Post-ISS Microgravity Platform.

Een filmpje:
SNC: Dream Chaser Primary Vehicle Structure Press Conference - Live Stream


Commercial Crew.
SpaceCom: Boeing Aims to Launch Unpiloted Starliner Test Flight to Space Station in December.
NasaSpaceFlight: Boeing’s Starliner set for two pivotal test flights before the year’s end.
Parabolic Arc: Boeing Starliner Commercial Crew Delay: ~3 Years.
Boeing: Starliner Crew Module connected to Service Module.

SpaceCom: Parachutes, Abort Engines Are Key Challenges for SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule.

TASS: Roscosmos ready to discuss NASA astronauts’ delivery to ISS aboard Russian spacecraft.


Virgin Galactic stelt ruimtepak voor.
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic Partners with Under Armour to Unveil the World’s First Exclusive Spacewear System for Private Astronauts.
Geek Wire: Virgin Galactic and Under Armour reveal spacewear clothing line for suborbital trips.
USA Today: Virgin Galactic and Under Armour show off new spacesuits for crew, commercial passengers.

Een filmpje:
Virgin Galactic: The World’s First Exclusive Spacewear System For Private Astronauts.
Virgin Galactic: The Making Of The Virgin Galactic Spacewear System in Collaboration With Under Armour.

Ondertussen:
SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic May Raise the Ticket Price for SpaceShipTwo Again.


ARTEMIS: NASA bestelt 10 extra SLS-raketten.
NASA: NASA Commits to Future Artemis Missions With More SLS Rocket Stages.
Ars Technica: NASA will award Boeing a cost-plus contract for up to 10 SLS rockets.


ARTEMIS: SLS/Orion.
SpaceCom: NASA's 1st SLS Megarocket Launch to the Moon Could Be Delayed to 2021.

Enkele SLS-filmpjes.
America Space: Pad 39B water deluge test and interview with NASA subject matter expert.
NASA KSC: 360 View of SLS Core Stage Pathfinder Lift.
NASA KSC: 360 View of SLS Core Stage Pathfinder Lift – Camera 2.
America Space: SLS Core Stage Pathfinder Ops at Kennedy Space Center.
America Space: UpClose view of the second test lift of the SLS Pathfinder element in the VAB.

NASA: Hot-Fire Test Qualifies Orion’s Jettison Motor for NASA Missions to the Moon.
De beelden vind je ook hier.

Lockheed Martin: Inside Orion: Space Capsule Crew Systems.


ARTEMIS: Toekomstig ruimtepak voorgesteld.
NASA: A New Spacesuit for Artemis Generation Astronauts.

Popular Mechanics: Everything You Need to Know About NASA's New Spacesuits.
Universe Today: NASA’s New Lunar Spacesuit is Going to be a Lot More Comfortable for Astronauts.
Knack: In beeld: Nasa onthult haar nieuwe maanpak.
Spacepage: NASA stelt nieuwe ruimtepakken voor.

De filmpjes:
NASA: Introducing Artemis Generation Spacesuits (de voorstelling live).
NASA: NASA Introduces New Spacesuits for the Moon and Mars.
Scott Manley: What Makes NASA's Artemis Space Suit The Best Space Suit Yet?


ARTEMIS: Japan doet mee aan de Gateway.
NHK Japan: Japan to take part in lunar space station project.
Reuters: Japan to participate in U.S. moon landing plan: Kyodo.


ARTEMIS: Naar de Maan in 2024.
Space News: Key House appropriator remains skeptical about Artemis.
Spaceflight Now: Lawmakers question NASA’s plan for a 2024 moon landing.
Space Policy Online: Serrano worried about who will pay for accelerating Moon program.
Space News: Astronaut organization seeks role advising Artemis.

Reuters: NASA eyeing inflatable space lodges for moon, Mars and beyond.

NASA: NASA Administrator Selects Douglas Loverro as Next Human Spaceflight Head.
Space News: NASA hires Loverro to lead human spaceflight.
NASA: Small Steps, Giant Leaps (podcast): Episode 21, NASA Human Research Program


Ondertussen op Mars: “Mol” InSight weer aan het werk.
NASA: Mars InSight's 'Mole' Is Moving Again.

Universe Today: It Looks Like it’s Working! NASA InSight’s Mole is Making Progress Again Thanks to the Arm Scoop Hack.
Universe Today: Success! NASA Confirms the Mole is Working Again.
ABC News: Mars lander's digger is burrowing again after snag.
Space News: InSight instrument resumes movement into Martian surface.

NPR: NASA Scientists Have A New Way To Try And Free InSight Lander That's Stuck On Mars.


Het einde voor de Van Allen sondes.
NASA: Ten Highlights From NASA’s Van Allen Probes Mission.
De website van deze twee sondes vind je hier.

Filmpjes:
NASA: The Van Allen Probes: Seven Years of Science in Space.
NASA: The Van Allen Probes Explore Earth's Radiation Belts.

SpaceCom: RIP, Van Allen Probes! NASA Ends 7-Year Mission to Explore Earth's Radiation Belts.


NASA bekijkt “Planetary Protection”.
NASA: NASA’s Planetary Protection Review Addresses Changing Reality of Space Exploration.
Florida Today: New NASA report addresses planetary protection concerns.
Space News: Report calls for changes in planetary protection policies.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Ruimteweer:
KSB: Europese aanpak van ruimteweer.

Zon:
ESA: Solar Orbiter ready to depart Europe.
GovUK: Sun explorer spacecraft leaves for launch site.
KSB: EUI en Solar Orbiter klaar voor de lancering!
Meer info over de Belgische inbreng en EUI vind je hier.
Een ESA-filmpje over de baan rond de zon van de Solar Orbiter vind je hier.

Aarde:
EurekAlert: NASA's Aqua satellite reveals flooding in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis.
EurekAlert: NASA's Terra satellite catches a glimpse of a fleeting Ema.
PhysOrg: Stranded whales detected from space.
SpaceNews: Planet to offer higher resolution, more spectral bands.
SpaceNews: NRO awards imagery subscription contract to Planet.
SpaceNews: Iceye’s one-meter Spotlight becomes commercially available.
NASA: Celebrating a Mission That Changed How We Use Radar

Maan:
SpaceCom: China's Chang'e 4 Completes 10 Lunar Days on Far Side of the Moon.
GeoSpace: Ancient Moon rock provides evidence of giant lunar impact 4.3 billion years ago.
Universe Today: Robotic Spiders to Explore the Moon? Yes, Please!
Space and ISRO News: ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 begins spectroscopic studies of lunar surface (filmpje).
Via Satellite: Astrobotic, Dymon to Bring Lunar Rover to Moon.
NASA: Houston, We have a podcast: The Value of the Moon.

Mars:
ESA: ExoMars parachute progress.
Een ESA-filmpje over de recente ExoMars-vorderingen vind je hier.
SpaceCom: European-Russian ExoMars Rover Team in 'Race Against the Clock' to Fix Parachutes for 2020 Launch.
NASA: Mars 2020 Unwrapped and Ready for Testing.
Inside Outer Space: China Mars Mission: New Details.
NASA: HiRISE Views NASA's InSight and Curiosity on Mars.
Enkele recente filmpjes uit één van mijn favoriete YouTube-kanalen.
UAHiRISE: HiClip: Pristine Dust Deposits in Syria Planum.
UAHiRISE: HiClip: Enigmatic Canyon Dunes.
UAHiRISE: HiClip: Down in Chukhung Crater.

Jupiter.
Cosmos: Juno's near-death experience.


SpaceX: Falcon 9 en Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s upcoming Starlink launch will set a record for Falcon 9 booster reuse.
Teslarati: Elon Musk says SpaceX is still building a third drone ship – but is it for Falcon or Starship?
Teslarati: SpaceX to catch two Falcon 9 fairings at once with twin nets
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starship Raptor Vacuum engine plans laid out by CEO Elon Musk.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s fourth Starship prototype has begun to take shape in Florida.

NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX renovating former Falcon 9 test stand at McGregor.
Space News: SpaceX sees U.S. Army as possible customer for Starlink and Starship.

Een filmpje:
SpaceX: Starship Launch Animation.


SpaceX: Nog een 30.000 extra Starlink-satellieten?
Teslarati: SpaceX could upgrade Starlink constellation with tens of thousands of satellites.

Space News: SpaceX submits paperwork for 30,000 more Starlink satellites.
Ars Technica: SpaceX says 12,000 satellites isn’t enough, so it might launch another 30,000.


Raketnieuws uit Amerika.
Space News: DARPA scoping the market for small satellite launchers.
Space News: Air Force selects eight launch providers to compete for $986 million worth of orders.
Via Satellite: US Air Force Selects Firefly for Orbital Services Program-4 Contract.

Northrop Grumman: OmegA Rocket: Counting Down to 2021 Launch.

Aerojet Rocketdyne: Aerojet Rocketdyne teams with NASA to develop novel rocket engine technology.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Aerojet Rocketdyne and Firefly Aerospace to provide flexible access to space.
Space News: Firefly partners with Aerojet Rocketdyne, mulls AR1 engine for Beta launch vehicle.

Popular Mechanics: A NASA Engineer Wants to Use a Particle Accelerator to Power Rockets.
Universe Today: NASA Engineer Has A Great Idea for a High-Speed Spacedrive. Too Bad it Violates the Laws of Physics.


Raketnieuws uit Rusland.
TASS: Last launch of Rokot carrier rocket planned for November 29.
Space News: Kepler books Soyuz for first two service-grade satellites.
TASS: Angara rocket for manned missions to be designed by year-end — source.
Sputnik News: Sea Launch Rocket Platform Stripped of Foreign Equipment, Ready to Leave US for Russia.

TASS: Roscosmos CEO refutes claims space accidents rate is too high.

Parabolic Arc: Russians Go 12 Months Without Launch Failure.


Raketnieuws uit Europa.
SpaceCom: Scottish Spaceport to Begin Construction Soon.

Scott Manley: The Viking Rocket Engine - Ariane's First Engine & Ancestor to ISRO's Vikas Engine (filmpje).


Raketnieuws uit Azië.
Space News: New Chinese commercial rocket firms move toward maiden launches.
Reuters: China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021: Xinhua.
Parabolic Arc: China Launch Surge Left U.S., Russia Behind in 2018.
FirstPost: ISRO’s space shuttle-like reusable launch vehicle will attempt its first landing in Karnataka.
Space Daily: Iran to launch three satellites this year.


Nog wat rakettoestanden.
Popular Mechanics: 10 Rocket Launch Failures That Changed History.


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