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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/47–467

Deze week vertrokken er enkel Chinese raketten naar de ruimte. Een Ariane-lancering werd 48 uur uitgesteld. Maar de aandacht ging deze week (alweer) naar SpaceX. Bij een zgn. druktest van het Starship-prototype werd die druk in de brandstoftanks zodanig opgevoerd dat het bovenstuk van de tank de lucht werd ingeblazen. Een eerste lancering zal wellicht niet meer voor dit jaar zijn. Bij Boeing tellen ze ondertussen af naar half december als Starliner (voorlopig nog onbemand) gelanceerd zal worden voor een testvlucht naar het ISS. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuw Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De allereerste CST-100 Starliner wordt buitengerold om wat later boven op de Atlas V-raket geplaatst te worden. De lancering is voorzien op 17 december  (Foto: NASA/Kim Shiflett).


Tweede Chinese Kuaizhou-lancering op 4 dagen tijd.
Spaceflight Now: China’s Kuaizhou launcher flies for second time in four days.
NasaSpaceFlight: China launches second Kuaizhou-1A rocket in four days.

Een filmpje.
SciNews: Kuaizhou-1A launches KL-α-A and KL-α-B satellites.

Nog dit:
Ars Technica: China now launches more rockets than anyone in the world.


En nog een Chinese lancering, deze keer van 2 navigatiesatellieten.
China Daily: China sends two BeiDou satellites.
NasaSpaceFlight: Chinese bolster navigation system with dual Beidou launch.

Al was dat blijkbaar niet voor iedereen goed nieuws.
SpaceCom: Chinese Rocket Launches 2 Satellites (and Drops Debris on Settlement).

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China Launched its 50th and 51st BeiDou Navigation Satellites.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches two BeiDou-3 satellites.


Ariane lancering met 48 uur uitgesteld door stroomprobleem in grondapparatuur.
Arianespace: Launch postponement for Flight VA250: Ariane 5 with TIBA-1 and Inmarsat GX5.
SciNews: Ariane 5 aborted launch with TIBA-1 and Inmarsat GX5 (filmpje).

Meer detail over de lanceercampagne vind je in dit filmpje.


Blue Origin vs aankooppolitiek USAF: GAO geeft Bue Origin gelijk.
GAO: GAO Statement on Blue Origin Bid Protest.
Space News: GAO sides with Blue Origin in protest of Air Force launch contract rules
Defense News: Blue Origin wins protest against US Air Force’s procurement plan.
Geek Wire: GAO sides with Blue Origin in dispute over Air Force’s multibillion-dollar launch contract process.

GAO: Full decision report (met link voor PDF download).
Space Policy Online: Full GAO decision explains rulings on Blue Origin’s protest of AF launch RFP.

Space News: Air Force to revise selection criteria for launch procurement in wake of Blue Origin’s successful protest.


SpaceX – Starship-prototype beschadigd tijdens stresstest.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starship comes to life for the first time in lead-up to launch debut.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship blew its top during rocket fueling test (updated).

Space News: SpaceX Starship suffers testing setback.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Starship Mk1 fails during cryogenic loading test.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX’s first Starship prototype ruptures during cryogenic test.
BBC: SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top.
Ars Technica: SpaceX has lost its first Starship prototype—is this a big deal?

Filmpjes:
LabPadre: Unbelievable!!! SpaceX Starship MK1 Explodes! At Boca Chica, Texas.
Scott Manley: SpaceX's Starship Popper - Starship Mk1 Ruptures Tank During Test.

Een gedetailleerde opsomming van de feiten van de voorbije dagen:
What About It?: SpaceX Starship Anomaly – Starship for Moon Landings.


ISS – Tweede ruimtewandeling voor herstel AMS.
Eerst nog even over de eerste AMS-wandeling.
NASA: Astronauts Complete First Excursion to Repair Cosmic Particle Detector.

NASA: Space Biology, Human Research in Middle of Spacewalk Preps
NASA: Final Spacewalk Preps as Life Science Work Ramps Up.
NASA: Spacewalkers Begin Second Excursion to Repair Cosmic Particle Detector.
NASA: Astronauts Complete Intricate Tasks During Second Cosmic Repair Spacewalk.

PhysOrg: Spacewalk excursion to extend the life of a powerful spectrometer.
PhysOrg: Spacewalking astronauts slice into cosmic ray detector (Update).
Collect Space: Astronauts cut coolant lines on 2nd EVA to repair cosmic ray detector.

Houston, we have a podcast: Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer: The Tools.

Nog wat filmpjes:
NASA: Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Repair Spacewalk #2, Nov. 22, 2019.
Video From Space: Watch Spacewalker Toss Debris Shield Away from Space Station
Een korte animatie van deze ruimtewandeling vind je in dit twitter-bericht.

NASA aPPEL Knowledge Services: Ambitious Spacewalks Aim to Repair Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.


ISS – NASA-geld voor het Belgische IMEC voor het opvolgen van gezondheid astronauten.
Imec: Imec Awarded a Grant from NASA to Advance Space Health Diagnostics.


ISS – Problemen met bloedsomloop in gewichtloze toestand. Ook onze hersenen veranderen.
Science Alert: We've Found a Serious New Health Risk to Human Spaceflight.
New Scientist: Low gravity in space made some astronauts’ blood flow backwards.

Russia Today: Humans on Mars? Micro-gravity, radiation effects needs study – Leroy Chiao (filmpje).

SpaceCom: Long Space Missions Can Change Astronaut Brain Structure and Function.
The Science Times: Spaceflight Triggers Structural Changes in the Brain of Astronauts.


ISS – Weldra nieuwe SpaceX Dragon met voorraden naar het ISS.
Een filmpje:
NASA: Science Launching On SpaceX CRS 19.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
ESA: Driving test for Luca Parmitano on robotic geology science.
ESA: Operating a rover from space – Analog-1 (filmpje).
ESA: Luca aces telerobotic lunar geology test drive.

SpaceCom: Astronauts Enjoy Space Veggies and Look to the Future of Cosmic Salads.

Parabolic Arc: MAI Presented Roscosmos an Experimental Program on the ISS.

SciTechDaily: The International Space Station Is Helping Us Get Back to the Moon – Here’s How.

The Space Review: Cheers! Alcoholic beverages in space.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: On A Roll: 11/22/2019.

En nog over de mislukte Soyuz-lancering van vorig jaar.
Aviation Week: Soyuz Launch Abort Traced To Damaged Sensor


Over Chinese en Indische ruimtestations.
XinhuaNet: China plans to complete space station construction around 2022: expert.

Seeker: India Plans to Build its Own Space Station, But How Hard Will It Be? (video).
TASS: Indian astronauts to start training at Russia’s Gagarin Center in 2020.


Commercial Crew – Soyuz-zitjes.
TASS: Roscosmos vows to make decision on Soyuz seats for US astronauts soon.


Commercial Crew – Boeing reageert op OIG-rapport.
In verband met het OIG rapport, zie de NUDR van vorige week.
Boeing: Boeing Statement Regarding OIG Report on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Space News: Boeing fires back at NASA Inspector General regarding commercial crew report.
Ars Technica: Boeing seems upset with NASA’s inspector general.
Space Policy Online: Boeing fights back on NASA Inspector General report.


Commercial Crew – Eerste Starliner naar lanceerplatform.
Boeing: Boeing Starliner placed atop United Launch Alliance rocket for first flight.

NASA: Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Preparing for Transport to Launch Site.
NASA: Boeing CST-100 Starliner Makes its Way to Space Launch Complex 41.
NASA: Boeing CST-100 Starliner in Place at Space Launch Complex 41.

NasaSpaceFlight: Starliner arrives at launch pad in major pre-flight milestone.
Florida Today: Boeing astronauts, workers and families get ready as Starliner spacecraft rolls out to launchpad.
RoomEU: NASA and Boeing celebrate roll out of Starliner despite dispute over costs.

Teslarati: Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon crew capsules on track for back-to-back launches.

En nog enkele filmpjes:
Boeing: Boeing Starliner Rolls Out of the Factory, Is Mated on OFT Mission Atlas V.
America Space: Boeing celebrates the first Starliner capsule being delivered to Pad 41.

Aerojet Rocketdyne: Starliner, Episode 1: Fuel for Thought.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Starliner, Episode 2: Fuel for Thought.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Starliner, Episode 3: Fuel for Thought.


Commercial Crew – Beelden van test SuperDraco.
Teslarati: SpaceX Crew Dragon tests SuperDraco rocket engines in new slow-mo video.
SciNews: SpaceX Crew Dragon Static Fire Tests.


Commercial Cargo – Eerste SNC cargo module wordt “Shooting Star”.
KSC: Kennedy Space Center Welcomes ‘Shooting Star’ Cargo Module.
Florida Today: Dream Chaser mini-shuttle's re-entry will be visible as a 'Shooting Star'.
NasaSpaceFlight: Sierra Nevada names Dream Chaser cargo module, updates CRS2 progress.

Maak ook kennis met de Dream Chaser zelf in volgend filmpje.
Seeker: Meet Dream Chaser, The Next-Generation Space Plane | Countdown to Launch.


ARTEMIS – NASA kiest 5 nieuwe mogelijke CLPS-leveranciers.
NASA: New Companies Join Growing Ranks of NASA Partners for Artemis Program.
Het bijbehorende filmpje vind je hier.

Space News: NASA adds five companies to commercial lunar lander program.
Space Policy Online: Five more companies added to NASA’s CLPS pool.
Parabolic Arc: A Look at NASA’s New CLPS Partners’ Vehicles.
SpaceCom: SpaceX's Starship May Start Flying Moon Missions in 2022.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX offering Starship to NASA for lunar landing missions.

Space News: CLPS companies worry about increased competition for limited contracts.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
NasaSpaceFlight: First SLS Core Stage begins final testing ahead of shipment.
NASA: I’m Building SLS.
The Space Review: Seeking a bigger role for a big rocket.

NASA: Supercomputer Simulation of Orion Spacecraft Launch Abort System (filmpje).
Parabolic Arc: NASA Certifies SLS Rocket Laboratory To Test Flight Software for Artemis I.


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024 . . .
Space News: NASA to seek ideas for an Artemis lunar rover.

BBC: Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions.

Space News: Op-ed | Living off the land: Lunar water is key to crewed space exploration.

Aviation Week: NASA’s Human Lunar Ambitions Could Spur Space Economy.

NanoRacks: Nanoracks Books CubeSat Rideshare and Habitat Building Demonstration in Single SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch.
GeekWire: Nanoracks aims to test habitat-building method during SpaceX satellite mission.


ARTEMIS –  . . . en nadien naar Mars.
ESA: Hibernating astronauts would need smaller spacecraft.

Space Daily: Human Missions to Mars.
SETI Institute: Astronauts on the Moon and Mars: Getting Ready with Dr. Pascal Lee (filmpje).

PhysOrg: Building a Mars base with bacteria.

NASA Podcast: 'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 08: Form and Function (over de bouw van een Marsbasis).


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Ruimteweer (in België).
ESA: This week we're under the space weather.

Zon:
ESA: Solar Orbiter launch campaign begins.
NASA: #EZScience Episode 3: Our Favorite Star — The Sun (filmpje).

Mercurius:
NASA: Hinode Watches from Orbit as Mercury Crosses the Sun (filmpje).

Venus:
SpaceCom: Scientists Want NASA to Send a Flagship Mission to Venus.

Aarde:
ESA: Earth’s magnetic song recorded for the first time during a solar storm.
ESA: The foreshock in Earth’s magnetic environment.
ESA: Using AI to predict Earth’s future.
ESA: French earthquake fault mapped.
BBC News: Brazil's Amazon deforestation highest since 2008, space agency says.
NASA: New Earth Mission Will Track Rising Oceans Into 2030.
Via Satellite: Capella Space Wins US Air Force SAR Contract.
NASA: NASA Space Data Can Cut Disaster Response Times, Costs.

Maan:
Universe Today: The Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft has Been Found on the Moon.
Space News: New details emerge about failed lunar landings.
Parabolic Arc: Indian Government Explains Chandrayaan-2’s Failed Lunar Landing.
SpaceCom: India Could Land on the Moon in 2020 with Chandrayaan 3.
Collect Space: 50 years on, where are the Surveyor 3 parts retrieved by Apollo 12?

Mars:
Spaceflight Now: Chinese Mars rover completes landing trial ahead of 2020 launch.
CCTV: China unveils experiment for landing on Mars| CCTV English (filmpje).
TechnologyOrg: NASA Updates Mars 2020 Mission Environmental Review.
NASA: Two of a Space Kind: Apollo 12 and Mars 2020
Science Mag: Bold space mission to bring back rocks from Mars takes shape.
Parabolic Arc: NASA’s Atlas of Mars Updated.
RoomEU: Insects on Mars, fungi on Venus. Evidence is presented for life on our neighbouring planets.
Video From Space: Insects on Mars? Professor Suggests It After Studying Rover Pics.

Jupiter:
NASA: NASA Scientists Confirm Water Vapor on Europa.
Space News: China quietly used NASA’s Jupiter probe to test its deep space network.

Saturnus:
NASA: The First Global Geologic Map of Titan Completed.
JHU APL: New Map of Titan (filmpje).

Ryugu:
SciNews: Hayabusa2: Sayonara Ryugu! (filmpje)

Planetoïden:
NASA Podcast: On a Misson: Season Two, Episode 7: Planet Asteroid.

Voyager:
Air & Space: Voyager, Still Going After All These Years.

Een Chinese Voyager?
The Planetary Society: China Considers Voyager-like Mission to Interstellar Space.


JWST-Nieuws.
Space News: JWST schedule margin shrinks.
Space Policy Online: Zurbuchen hints at more JWST delays.

Enkele filmpjes:
NASA: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Clears Critical Sunshield Deployment Testing.
STSI: How Will the Webb Telescope Teach Us About Our Origins?
JWST: The Science Goals of the James Webb Space Telescope.


BELGIË: Nieuwe contracten voor QinetiQ Space.
QinetiQ: QinetiQ's space business secures new ESA contract as new facility goes live.
Via Satellite: QinetiQ Secures ESA Contract, Opens Cleanroom Facilities.


Om af te ronden: De kortfilm: ‘The Burn”.
ESA: The Burn.


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