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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/45–465

Zowel SpaceX als Boeing zitten in de laatste rechte lijn om een eerste bemande vlucht te maken met hun nieuwe capsule, respectievelijk Crew Dragon en Starliner. Dat zal voor beide (wellicht) eerst in 2020 gebeuren. In afwachting daarvan gaat de NASA het even rustiger aan doen. De drie ruimtevaarders die in april volgend jaar gelanceerd gaan worden, zullen het ruimtestation voor hun alleen hebben. Voor een eerste (onbemande) lancering van die andere Amerikaanse capsule, Orion, zal het nog wat langer wachten zijn. De belangrijkste gebeurtenis zal ongetwijfeld volgend jaar de “Green Run” zijn, zijnde een test van de volledige Core Stage van het Space Launch System. Dat en zoveel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Starliner-capsule tijdens de Pad Abort Test (foto NASA).


China lanceert hoge resolutie aardobservatiesatelliet.
Reuters: China launches high-res satellite able to provide stereo imagery.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 4B launches Gaofen-7 – tests grid fin system.
Spaceflight Now: Chinese mapping satellite launches on Long March 4B rocket.
Space News: China tests grid fins with launch of Gaofen-7 imaging satellite.

Spacewatch: Sudan’s first satellite SRSS-1 launched by China.

De beelden: 
CGTN: China launches first sub-meter class satellite into space.
SciNews: Long March-4B launches Gaofen-7 satellite.


China lanceert nieuwe navigatiesatelliet.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 3B launches Beidou-3I3 (IGSO-3).
Spaceflight Now: Another Beidou satellite launched by China.

SpaceWatch: China promotes greater use of Beidou GNSS in Central Asia.

De beelden:
CCTV: China Successfully Launches 49th Beidou Satellite.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches BeiDou-3 IGSO-3.


Rocket Lab’s tiende lancering eind november – Running Out Of Fingers.
Rocket Lab: Next Generation Electron Booster on the Pad for Rocket Lab’s 10th Mission.
Spaceflight: Spaceflight’s third rideshare mission with Rocket Lab to launch Ale’s space-related entertainment satellite.
Spaceflight: Next up: Ale’s Sky Canvas Mission.

GeekWire: Spaceflight and Rocket Lab will put a Japanese shooting-star satellite into orbit.
Spacepage: Japanse satelliet gaat vallende sterren creëren.

Een filmpje:
Rocket Lab: Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1.


Oneweb stelt lancering uit tot begin 2020.
Space News: OneWeb’s first big deployment launch slips to January.
Sputnik News: First Launch of UK OneWeb Communications Satellites From Baikonur Postponed.

Nog dit:
IEEE Spetrum: SpaceX, OneWeb, or Kepler Communications: Who Really Launched the First Ku-band Satellite?


Commercial Crew – Boeing doet een (bijna) geslaagde Starliner Pad Abort Test.
NASA: Boeing’s Starliner Completes Pad Abort Test for Commercial Crew.
Boeing: Boeing statement regarding CST-100 Starliner pad abort test.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Aerojet Rocketdyne engines perform successfully during Boeing’s Saterliner Pad Abort Test.

Space News: Boeing performs Starliner pad abort test.
NasaSpaceFlight: Boeing/Starliner in successful Pad Abort Test; some issues observed.
Ars Technica: Starliner flies for the first time, but one of its parachutes failed to deploy.
Spaceflight Now: Boeing tests crew capsule escape system.

SpaceCom: In Photos: Boeing's Starliner Pad Abort Test Launch.

De filmpjes:
NASA: Boeing CST 100 Starliner Pad Abort Test - November 4, 2019.
SciNews: Boeing Starliner Pad Abort Test.
Boeing: Go Inside the Starliner Pad Abort Test with the Boeing Team.

Aanvullend op deze test:
NASA: Rocket Ranch Episode 17: Abort!
De transcriptie van deze podcast vind je hier.


Commercial Crew – Parachuteprobleem bij Starliner Pad Abort Test veroorzaakt door ontbrekende pin.
Boeing: Boeing Statement on Pad Abort Test Initial Results.

Space News: Missing pin blamed for Boeing pad abort parachute anomaly.
Spaceflight Now: Boeing identifies cause of chute malfunction, preps for Starliner launch.


Commercial Crew – Raket voor Starliner Orbital Test Flight wordt op het lanceerplatform opgebouwd.
NASA: OFT Mission Taking Shape at Space Launch Complex 41.

Twee filmpjes:
ULA: ULA Atlas V During Launch Vehicle on Stand (LVOS).
ULA: ULA Atlas V During Launch Vehicle on Stand (LVOS).


Commercial Crew – Crew Dragon test parachutesysteem.
Teslarati: SpaceX says Crew Dragon parachute upgrade nailed more than a dozen tests in a row.
SpaceX: SpaceX's Crew Dragon Aces 13th Parachute Test in a Row.

Een filmpje:
Video From Space: SpaceX Crew Dragon Mark 3 Parachutes Pass Drop Test.


ISS – HTV-8 vergaat in de dampkring.
JAXA: Successful re-entry of H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI8" (HTV8).
Meer over HTV-8 vind je hier bij JAXA.


ISS – Cygnus NG-12 arriveert bij het ISS.
NASA: The Cygnus space freighter is attached to the Unity module.
NASA: Astronauts Unload U.S. Resupply Ship to Continue Advanced Space Research.
US National Lab: Cygnus Successfully Docks to the ISS for Northrop Grumman’s 12th Commercial Resupply Services Mission.
Spaceflight Now: Space station receives spacewalking gear, new baking oven.
NasaSpaceFlight: Cygnus NG-12 arrives at ISS with increased science capability.

SpaceCom: Red, Red Wine Launches to Space Station for Science.
Space News: Air Force, NRO cubesats fly to International Space Station aboard Northrop Grumman resupply mission.

NasaSpaceFlight: A Tale of Two Cygnuses: NG-11 and NG-12.

De filmpjes:
NASA: Cygnus NG 12 Capture - November 4, 2019.
NASA: Cygnus NG 12 Berthing - November 4, 2019.
SciNews: NG-12: S.S. Alan Bean Cygnus capture.
SciNews: NG-12: S.S. Alan Bean Cygnus berthing.


ISS – Meer nieuwtjes uit het het ruimtestation.
TASS: ISS orbit raised by 800 meters.

ESA: Luca to lead most challenging spacewalks since Hubble repairs.

SpaceCom: NASA Wants 10 More Yearlong Space Station Stints to Prep for Mars.
SpaceCom: For Astronauts on Mars, the Veggie of the Day May Be Asparagus.

Space News: Astronaut preparing for ISS mission with reduced crew.
Spaceflight Now: Next three-man Soyuz crew training to have space station to themselves.

SpaceCom: A Journey to Mars Starts on the Space Station.
SpaceRef: Using ISS As A Mars Transit Analog.

NASA Watch: CASIS Quarterly Reports To NASA Are Now Online at NASAWatch.

Washington Examiner: Astronaut casts absentee ballot from space.
NPR: Space Station Astronaut Casts Absentee Ballot From Space.

ESA: Growing tissues in space.
Futurism: Something strange happend to human heart cells in space.
ISS National Lab: Lockheed Martin Tests AstroRad Vest on ISS Crew.
The Jerusalem Post: Israeli radiation protection vest blast off to Int’l Space Station.
New Scientist: Spaceflight alters heart cells but they quickly recover back on Earth.
Space News: FOMS reports high-quality ZBLAN production on ISS.
NASA: NASA's NICER Catches Record-setting X-ray Burst

NASA: A Virtual Reality Camera Captures Life and Science Aboard the Space Station.

Enkele filmpjes:
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - November 8, 2019
NASA: Space to Ground: Record-Breaking Delivery: 11/08/2019.
NASA: Houston, we have a podcast: Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer: The Science
Lancering voorzien voor april 2020:
NASA: Expedition 62 / 63 Crew News Conference - November 7, 2019.


SpaceX – Falcon 9 maakt zich klaar voor nieuwe Starlink-lancering.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 launch in months gets a launch date.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX finally fires up Falcon 9 ahead of Starlink mission.
SpaceCom: SpaceX Test-Fires Rocket for Next Launch of 60 Starlink Satellites.
Beelden vind je bij Spaceflight Now.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9’s next Starlink launch will reuse a Falcon Heavy fairing for the first time
Video From Space: See SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Fairing Cam in Action During Separation.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet was tested by the US Air Force and the results are in.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch set to debut twin fairing recovery ships.
Teslarati: SpaceX drone ship spotted by satellite ahead of first Falcon 9 ocean landing in five months.
Florida Today: SpaceX's next Starlink launch will make it one of the top satellite operators in the world.

Een video:
Seeker: How Will Elon Musk’s Starlink Deliver Internet Around the Globe?


SpaceX – StarShip.
Teslarati: SpaceX installs Starship Mk1 rocket’s flaps for the second time in build-up to flight debut.
Teslarati: SpaceX installs second Starship Mk1 canard ahead of transport to launch pad.
Space News: Elon Musk discusses Starship at Air Force Space Pitch Day.
Teslarati: SpaceX begins Starship launch mount installation at historic Pad 39A in Florida.
SpaceCom: SpaceX's Starship May Fly for Just $2 Million Per Mission, Elon Musk Says.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
Ars Technica: The White House puts a price on the SLS rocket—and it’s a lot.
Ars Technica: NASA rejects Blue Origin’s offer of a cheaper upper stage for the SLS rocket.
NASA: Space Launch System: Start Your Engines.
NASA: All Four Engines Are Attached to the SLS Core Stage for Artemis I Mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: All four RS-25 Shuttle veterans installed into SLS Core Stage.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: SLS Green Run Explained (filmpje).

Voor wie het nog niet moest weten:
NASA: Rocket Science in 60 Seconds: What Is the NASA SLS Rocket’s Exploration Upper Stage? (filmpje).

Airbus: European Service Module 2.


ARTEMIS – Na Blue Origin stelt nu ook Boeing zijn maanlander voor.
Boeing: Boeing Proposes ‘Fewest Steps to the Moon’ for NASA’s Human Lander.
Space News: Boeing offers SLS-launched lunar lander to NASA.
Geek Wire: Boeing proposes lunar lander for NASA crews, rivaling Blue Origin (and SpaceX?).
SpaceCom: Boeing Just Sent NASA Its Moon Lander Idea for Artemis Astronauts. Here It Is.
Spaceflight Now: Boeing proposes SLS-launched lunar lander.


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024. En dan naar Mars.
Parabolic Arc: Space Agencies Sign Agreements to Advance Artemis Lunar Program, Commercial Space Activities.

Universe Today: NASA is Testing a Coating to Help Astronauts and Their Equipment Shed Dangerous Lunar Dust.

SpaceCom: Why Mars Base Tech Should Be Tested on the Moon First
SpaceCom: Inside a Martian Habitat Factory in New York City.
Air & Space: A Million People on Mars May Not Be Wishful Thinking.

SpaceCom: Can We Genetically Engineer Humans to Survive Missions to Mars?


Voyager op de grens met de interstellaire ruimte – De bevindingen.
NASA: Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space.
SpaceCom: Voyager 2's Trip to Interstellar Space Deepens Some Mysteries Beyond Our Solar System.
SpaceCom: NASA's Voyager Spacecraft May Have 5 Years Left to Explore Interstellar Space.
The Guardian: Voyager 2: the story of its mission so far – in pictures.
RoomEU: Its official! Voyager 2 has passed into interstellar space.

PhysOrg: 42 years on, Voyager 2 charts interstellar space.
PhysOrg: Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space: Scientists detect plasma density jump.

Sky and Telescope: Interstellar Space: The View from Voyager 2.
Universe Today: What Voyager 2 Learned After Spending a Year in Interstellar Space.

En nog een filmpje:
SciShow Space: Voyager 2’s Notes from Interstellar Space.


BELGIË – LARA mag naar Mars.
KSB: ExoMars 2020: LaRa op reis naar Mars.
Antwerp Space: ExoMars 2020: LaRa will be part of the trip.


BELGIË – PROBA 2 tien jaar actief in de ruimte.
ESA: A decade probing the Sun.
VRT NWS: Belgische satelliet zou maar twee jaar meegaan, maar viert nu al tiende verjaardag in de ruimte.


Meer nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
GovUK: Satellites set to help clean up nuclear sites.
ESA: How space helps seriously ill patients in air ambulances.
Space Daily: Russia to launch glass sphere into space before new year to obtain accurate Earth data.
NASA: NASA Explorers S3 E5: The New Normal (over branden en de opwarming van de aarde)
NASA: California's Kincade Fire Burn Scar Seen From Space.
ESA: Ozone hole set to close.
CNES: Mur de Berlin: Encore visible depuis l’espace.

Maan:
RoomEU: PROSPECTing for lunar polar volatiles.
Parabolic Arc: China’s Chang’e 6 to Deploy French DORN Instrument on Moon to Study Lunar Exosphere.
NASA: Lunar IceCube Mission to Locate, Study Resources Needed for Sustained Presence on Moon.

Mars:
Science Alert: Curiosity Has Just Sent Back a Bleak Image of Its Lonely View on Mars.
Space Daily: The Mars Mole and the challenging ground of the Red Planet.
NASA: NASA's Mars 2020 Heads Into the Test Chamber.
TechnologyOrg: Japanese MMX Martian Moon Probe is Unlikely to Bring Back Dangerous Martian Microbes.
NASA: Screening Soon: 'The Pathfinders' Trains Lens on Mars.

Jupiter:
ESA: Juice cast in gold.

Planetoïden:
On A Mission (podcast): Season Two, Episode 5: Catch a Falling Star.
ESA: Suitcase-sized asteroid explorer.
ESA: Apollo astronaut champions Hera for planetary defence.


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