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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/44–464

Op het eerste zicht was het weer een “normale” ruimtevaartweek. Met een vertrekkende Kounotori en de lancering van een nieuwe Cygnus was er weel heel wat te melden over het ruimtestation. Ook deze week waren er weer een karrevracht aan berichten over SpaceX en Starship enerzijds, en de terugkeer naar de Maan met Artemis anderzijds. Maar er waren ook twee verrassingen. Plots stond de X-37B weer op Aarde, na meer dan twee jaar te zijn weg geweest. En InSight heeft problemen met zijn “mol”. Na heel wat gedoe leek het zich eindelijk een weg naar beneden te banen. Tot het plotsklaps weer gedeeltelijk boven de grond verscheen. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De lancering van een Antares-raket, met aan boord een nieuwe bevoorradingscapsule voor het ruimtestation (Foto: NASA/Bill Ingalls)


X-37B – En plots was het weer terug.
Space News: Air Force X-37B secret spaceplane lands after 780 days in orbit.
Spaceflight Now: U.S. military’s X-37B spaceplane lands in Florida.
Space UpClose: USAF X-37B spaceplane breaks record, lands after 780 days in orbit.
Spacepage: Na twee jaar is X-37B terug op Aarde.
Spaceflight Now: X-37B’s return to Cape Canaveral in images.

Room.EU: Questions surround US top-secret spaceplane mission.

SpaceCom: X-37B: The Air Force's Mysterious Space Plane.

De beelden:
SciNews: X-37B OTV-5 landing.
Video From Space: Watch the X-37B Space Plane's Nighttime Landing After Record 780 Days in Orbit.
Scott Manley: Everything We Know About The US Air Force's Secret Space Plane - The X-37B.
Air Force TV: X-37B (en ander AF nieuws).


ISS – Japanse HTV verlaat het ruimtestation.
NasaSpaceFlight: HTV-8 departs ISS ahead of destructive re-entry.
Spaceflight Now: Japanese cargo freighter departs space station.
SpaceCom: Japanese Cargo Ship Leaves Space Station Ahead of US Supply Ship Launch.

Info over deze achtste HTV vind je bij JAXA.

De filmpjes:
NASA: Coverage of the Release of the JAXA HTV-8 “Kounotori” Cargo Craft from the ISS.
SciNews: HTV-8 departure.


ISS – Cygnus-bevoorradingscapsule op weg naar het ruimtestation.
Spaceflight Now: Upgraded Antares rocket rolled out for launch on space station resupply mission.
NASA Wallops: Van verticaal naar opnieuw horizontaal.

NASA: NASA Science, Cargo Heads to Space Station on Northrop Grumman Mission.
Northrop Grumman: First mission under follow-on commercial resupply services contract; spacecraft named for Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean.
Thales: Cygnus spacecraft on its way to the ISS.

Spaceflight Now: Antares launch timeline on the NG-12 mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: Upgraded Antares launches first CRS2 NASA flight of Cygnus.
Space News: Antares launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft on first CRS-2 mission.

NASA: Research Launching to the Space Station Ranges from Radiation Protection to Rover Control.
NASA: Seven Student-Made CubeSats Set To Fly Aboard Antares Nov. 2 from Wallops.
Geek Wire: Space station will be getting a satellite made by Seattle students — plus cookies!
Collect Space: Hilton DoubleTree cookie dough launches with oven for space station.
PhysOrg: 3-2-1-Cookoff! Astronauts to bake cookies with new test oven.
BBC: Cookies in space: Oven sent to ISS for baking experiments.
QZ: A French space startup is launching wine into orbit.
ESA: Space Station Cygnus special.

SpaceCom: In Photos: Antares Rocket Launches Cygnus NG-12 Cargo Craft to Space Station.

De filmpjes:
ISS National Lab: ISS National Lab Research Overview, Northrop Grumman CRS-12.
NASA: Northrop Grumman NG-12 Cygnus Cargo Craft Pre-Launch News Conference.
NASA: Northrop Grumman Cygnus CRS-12 “What’s On Board” Briefing.
NASA: NG-12 Resupply Launch to International Space Station.
SciNews: NG-12: Antares 230+ launches S.S. Alan Bean Cygnus.


ISS – Nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Meer details over het vertrek van HTV-8 en de lancering van Cygnus NG-12 vind je hogerop in deze NUDR.
ISS Blog: Crew Gearing Up for U.S. and Japanese Cargo Ship Activities.
ISS Blog: Spacesuits, Human Research, Robotics Training Ahead of Cargo Missions
ISS Blog: Crop Harvest on Station After Robotics, Human Research Today.
ISS Blog: Station Crew Readies for Japan, U.S. Cargo Missions
ISS Blog: Japanese Cargo Craft Departs from Station
ISS Blog: Astronauts Release Japanese Spaceship
ISS Blog: Japan Cargo Ship Departs, U.S. Resupply Rocket Preps for Launch

NASA: A Series of Spacewalks Four Years in the Making Will Attempt to Revive a Scientific Experiment.

TASS: Russia’s Progress MS-12 spacecraft to undock from ISS on November 29.

NASA: NASA Assigns Chris Cassidy to Next Space Station Crew, Holds Media Briefing.

ISS Research: Harvest time.
ExpressUK: ISS astronauts harvest food grown in space and boost hopes of space colonies.
NASA: What is Astrobee?
ESA: Electromagnetic levitator.
MIT News: 3 Questions: How to control biofilms in space.

NASA: NASA’s Human Research Program Trailblazing Better Ways to Protect Astronauts.

Filmpjes:
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - November 1, 2019.
NASA: Space to Ground: Continuous Presence: 11/01/2019.
EuroNews: All-female spacewalk crew make history | Space Chronicles Ep12.


Virgin Galactic naar de beurs.
Space News: Virgin Galactic keeps long-term focus as shares make public debut.
Via Satellite: Virgin Galactic Merges With Social Capital Hedosophia.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic Stock Pops, Then Deflates.

Parabolic Arc: Five Years Ago SpaceShipTwo VSS Enterprise Crashed in the Mojave Desert.


Bemande ruimtevaart in Turkije, VAE en India.
TASS: Turkey confirms intention to send astronauts to Russia for training.

Space News: UAE plans to expand astronaut corps.

Parabolic Arc: Glavkosmos to Assist India with Heating, Life Support Systems for Gaganyaan Spacecraft.


SpaceX en de concurrentie.
Teslarati: SpaceX COO offers harsh critique of Falcon 9, Starlink, and Starship’s competitors.


SpaceX – Falcon 9.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 fairing recovery ship kicks off sea trials ahead of next launch.


SpaceX – Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX president teases Starship’s game-changing Starlink launch capabilities.
Teslarati: SpaceX Mars landing expert talks Starship recovery challenges in new interview.
Universe Today: SpaceX is Sure They’ll be Able to Land Starship on the Moon in 2022.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype heads to the launch pad – but why?
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship Mk1 arrives at launch site ahead of flight test.

Nog een filmpje:
What About It ?: Starship updates & New SpaceX Moon Landing Schedule.


In afwachting van Commercial Crew verwacht Rusland meer Amerikaanse astronauten voor Soyuz.
TASS: Roscosmos to make 2 extra spaceships to deliver NASA astronauts to orbital outpost.
Russia Today: Russia orders extra Soyuz manned spacecraft as NASA replacements wallow in uncertainty.
Spaceflight Now: NASA likely to buy Soyuz seats, defer Japanese astronaut flight.


Commercial Crew.
Parabolic Arc: Commercial Crew Looking at Busy End of the Year.
Space News: Boeing and SpaceX preparing for commercial crew abort tests.
Spaceflight Now: Boeing, SpaceX readying for crew capsule abort tests.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut launch debut a step closer after SuperDraco milestone.
SpaceCom: SpaceX Fires Up a Crew Dragon Abort Engine Ahead of Critical Tests (Video).
SpaceCom: Elon Musk: SpaceX to Launch Vital Crew Dragon Escape System Test Soon.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion response praised by NASA in new briefing.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
NASA Watch: NASA Does Not Know If Orion Will Bring Moon Rocks Back To Earth.
Voor meer detail, zie het hoofdstuke ARTEMIS - Naar de Maan in 2024.

NASA KSC: Core Stage Pathfinder Departs Kennedy.


ARTEMIS – Gateway.
Zoals eerder al te lezen werd Northrop Grumman in alle stilte door NASA gekozen om de Minimal Habitation Module voor de Gateway te bouwen.
Bij deze een filmpje.
Northrop Grumman: Going Back to the Moon: Cygnus Derived Deep Space Exploration.


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024.
Space News: Op-ed | NASA should shed lesser priorities to achieve a 2024 moon landing.

Ars Technica: NASA shares details of lunar surface missions—and they’re pretty cool.
Space News: Artemis missions face sample return crunch.
RoomEU: Can Artemis deliver the payload it seeks from the Moon?

Parabolic Arc: ESA, NASA Developing on Pathway for Communicating at the Moon.
Futurism: NASA’s collaborating with Caterpillar on moon mining machines.

Space Daily: Kennedy Space Center to award $7 billion contract for lunar missions.

Houston, we have a podcast: Apollo vs. Artemis.


Chinese bemande maanplannen.
Space Daily: China drawing up plan for manned lunar exploration.


Nog meer maansondes.
De aankondiging voor VIPER vond je in de NUDR van vorige week.
Spaceflight Now: NASA’s VIPER rover in development for scouting mission to moon’s south pole
Space News: NASA confirms plans to send prospecting rover to the moon.

Parabolic Arc: Japan Mission Seeks to Achieve Precision Landing on Moon.

Space Daily: China to launch Chang'e-5 lunar probe in 2020.
Space News: China targets late 2020 for lunar sample return mission.

The Hindu: Will try again to safely land a vehicle on moon: Sivan.


Problemen voor de mol op Mars.
Space News: InSight heat flow probe suffers setback.
Parabolic Arc: Update on InSight’s Mars Mole.
Spaceflight Now: Ground teams studying setback with InSight’s subsurface heat probe.
Space Policy Online: InSight’s mole may not deliver on heat flow, but reveal mysteries of Martian soil instead.


Meer nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon: 
KSB: Gelukkige verjaardag PROBA2!!!
VRT NWS: Belgische satelliet zou maar twee jaar meegaan, maar viert nu al tiende verjaardag in de ruimte.
Spaceflight Now: Solar Orbiter arrives at Kennedy Space Center for launch preps.
NASA: 25 Years of Science in the Solar Wind.

Aarde:
ESA: Contract seals deal for Biomass satellite’s ride into space.
TASS: Rosatom: 12 small satellites will monitor Northern Sea Route ice conditions.
NASA: Southern California's Getty Fire Continues to Burn.
NASA: Observing California's Wildfires from the Space Station.
Spacewatch: Race is on to supply high-resolution earth observation satellites to Vietnam.
ESA: SMOS 10 years in orbit (filmpje).

Mars:
Space News: ESA remains confident it will fix ExoMars parachutes.
GeekWire: Lessons from 15-year rover mission: Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.
SpaceCom: The First Cubesats to Mars Were Almost Lost Upon Arrival.
SpaceCom: Here's How NASA Might Bring Home Pieces of Mars (In a Darth Vader Helmet).
SETI Institute: Martian First Contact (filmpje).
MIT News: Practicing for a voyage to Mars.
SETI Institute: Martian First Contact (filmpje).

Jupiter:
NASA: Jupiter's Cloud Tops: From High to Low.

Pluto:
EurekAlert!: SwRI to plan Pluto orbiter mission.
SpaceCom: NASA Eyes a Possible Return to Pluto, with a Longer Stay.

Ryugu:
SpaceCom: How Japan's Hayabusa2 Stuck Its Landings on the Boulder-Strewn Asteroid Ryugu.
Japan News: Hayabusa2 completes key missions.

Planetoïden:
SpaceCom: NASA Wants a New Space Telescope to Hunt Asteroids That May Threaten Earth.


Virgin Orbit wil verder de ruimte in.
Virgin Orbit: Expanding our orbit.
Een filmpje vind je hier.


Om af te ronden: 75 jaar geleden vielen de eerste V2’s op Antwerpen.
VRT NWS: 75 jaar geleden: Antwerpen leeft in angst door terreur van "vliegende bommen".


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