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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2019/49–469

Het wordt een drukke jaarwisseling op vlak van ruimtevaart. Met een Dragon en Progress op weg naar het ruimtestation, waar men geen tijd vindt om nog nieuwe ruimtewandelingen uit te voeren.  Wat onder andere te maken heeft met de vertragingen in het Commercial Crew programma. Al staat hier dit jaar nog een eerste (onbemande) lancering gepland voor Starliner, en is er nog een In Flight Abort Test voor de Crew Dragon. Terwijl de Chinezen aan de lopende band raketten blijven lanceren, werden de eerste resultaten van Parker Solar Probe bekendgemaakt, is Hayabusa 2 op weg naar de Aarde en blijft Bennu voor verrassingen zorgen. En Vikram, de gecrashte Indische maanlander, is gevonden. Dat, en ja, nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Het kurken hitteschild van de Belgische QARMAN wordt getest in een Italiaanse Plasma Wind Tunnel (juni 2018). QARMAN werd deze week met een Falcon 9 aan boord van een Dragon capsule naar het ISS gestuurd. Het satellietje moet begin 2020 worden uitgezet. Foto CIRA.


Falcon 9 lanceert Dragon-bevoorradingscapsule naar het ISS. Met Belgische cubesat en experimenten.
NASA: Launch Day Arrives for SpaceX’s 19th Resupply Services Mission to Station.
NASA: CRS-19 Launch Scrubbed Due to Winds
NASA: SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo.

Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 launch and landing imminent as drone ship heads to sea.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s surprise Falcon 9 drone ship landing explained ahead of Cargo Dragon launch.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 to attempt unusual drone ship landing after space station resupply launch.
Teslarati: SpaceX just hit a major milestone on its launch to the space station.
NasaSpaceFlight: Falcon 9 launches CRS-19 Dragon launch to the ISS.

Spaceflight Now: Long-duration coast experiment on tap after Falcon 9 launch Thursday.
SatTrackCam: An interesting CRS-19 Falcon upper stage deorbit area (UPDATED).

US National Lab: SpaceX’s 19th Commercial Resupply Services Mission is Launching to the ISS.
NASA: Research Launching on SpaceX Dragon to Enable Better Earth Images, Easier Leak Checks.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX cargo mission combines mighty mice, fires and beer research.

Over de Belgische QARMAN:
VKI: Imminent launch of the nano-satellite QARMAN to the ISS.
VRT NWS: Satelliet gemaakt in Sint-Genesius-Rode begint vandaag aan ruimtereis.

En er gaat ook een Belgisch experiment mee naar het ISS.
ESA: Radiation rotifer.
Meer info op: Rotifer In Space.
De Tijd: Belg lanceert kunstwerk in de ruimte.

NASA: NASA Launching RiTS, a ‘Robot Hotel’ to the International Space Station.
Space Daily: Mexican students launch a small satellite to the International Space Station.
Airbus: Astronaut assistant CIMON-2 is on its way to the International Space Station.

Space News: Falcon 9 launches Dragon cargo spacecraft to ISS.
Space News: Falcon 9 cargo mission for NASA demonstrated long-duration coast required by U.S. Air Force.
Ars Technica: On its second attempt, SpaceX sends Dragon soaring to the ISS.
Spacepage: Belgische experimenten worden in de ruimte gebracht door SpaceX.

Filmpjes:
Space Videos: SpaceX CRS-19 Pre-Launch Briefing.
NASA: What Launches to Space On SpaceX’s 19th Cargo Mission?
ISS National Lab: ISS National Lab Mission Overview, SpaceX CRS-19.
ISS National Lab: SpaceX CRS-19 Research Overview: Mighty Mice in Space.
ISS National Lab: SpaceX CRS-19 Research Overview: Confined Combustion.

NASA KSC: SpaceX CRS-19 Opening Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2019.
NASA KSC: SpaceX CRS-19 Liftoff!
NASA KSC: CRS-19 Spacecraft Separation is Successful.
NASA KSC: SpaceX CRS-19: Solar Arrays are Deployed.
SciNews: SpaceX CRS-19 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing.
AmericaSpace: UP CLOSE! SpaceX Launches CRS-19 Dragon to the ISS

En de persmap mag natuurlijk niet ontbreken (PDF).


Electron lanceert 7 lanceert. Geslaagde test met terugkerende eerste trap.
RocketLab: Next Generation Electron Booster on the Pad for Rocket Lab’s 10th Mission.
Met een korte samenvatting van de lancering door Peter Beck.

Space News: Electron launches smallsats in test of rocket reusability.
SpaceCom: Rocket Lab Launches 7 Satellites, Guides Booster Down toward Earth.
The Verge: Rocket Lab tests key maneuver needed for reusability during 10th flight to space.
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab’s 10th launch tests booster recovery technology.
GeekWire: Rocket Lab launches Japanese satellite that’s designed to spit out shooting stars for Olympics.

De filmpjes:
RocketLab: 'Running Out Of Fingers' Launch – 06/12/2019 (de live uitzending).
SciNews: Electron “Running Out Of Fingers” launch.

En een paar mooie foto’s van de lancering vind je in dit Twitter-bericht.

Een persmap kan je hier downloaden (PDF).


Soyuz lanceert de onbemande vrachtcapsule Progress naar het ISS.
Roscosmos: Progress MS-13 has been delivered to general assembly (met foto’s).
Roscosmos: Mission Control Center ready for Progress MS-13 launch.
Roscosmos: Progress МS-13: the docking date is assigned
Roscosmos: Progress МS-13 mated to the adapter section (met foto’s).
Roscosmos: Progress MS-13 spacecraft at Earth’s orbit.

Spaceflight Now: Soyuz rocket set to launch Russian Progress freighter to space station.
Spaceflight Now: Russian cargo freighter on the way to space station.

NasaSpaceFlight: Roscosmos close 2019 Station year for Russia with Progress MS-13 launch.
SpaceCom: Russian Cargo Craft Launches Toward Space Station.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Progress 74 Launch - December 6, 2019.
Roscosmos: Lancering Progress.
SciNews: Progress MS-13 launch.


China lanceert twee Kuaizhou-raketten met zes uur tussenpauze. Zeven satellieten gelanceerd.
NasaSpaceFlight: China conducts double Kuaizhou-1A launch from Taiyuan.

CGTN: China's Kuaizhou-1A rocket launches new remote sensing satellite.
XinhuaNet: China sends six satellites into orbit with single rocket.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China sends six satellites into space with a single rocket.
SciNews: Two Kuaizhou-1A launches in one day.


ISS – Derde AMS-ruimtewandeling.
NASA Space Station Blog: Spacewalkers Begin Third Venture for Cosmic Particle Detector Upgrades.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Wrap Up Third Spacewalk for Cosmic Particle Detector Repairs.

Collect Space: Spacewalkers splice in new pumps to repair AMS cosmic ray detector.
PhysOrg: Spacewalking astronauts add new pumps to cosmic detector.
Spaceflight Now: Astronauts perform third spacewalk to fix cosmic ray detector.

Space News: NASA faces spacewalk schedule crunch.

Filmpjes:
EuroNews: Astronaut Andrew Morgan will bring the new AMS cooling pump system out of the airlock | LIVE


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Het is druk daarboven:
ISS Tweet – Taffic jam in space.

Northrop Grumman: Het einde voor NG-11.
Wat de volgende Cygnus-bevoorrading betreft:
Spaceflight: Spaceflight’s SEOPS-2 mission to launch multiple spacecraft from ISS.

The Space Review: Review: Alcohol in Space.

TASS: Russian cosmonauts on ISS to have only one day off for New Year holidays.

Enkele filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Round Three: 12/6/2019.
NASA: Spacecast Weekly - December 6, 2019.
NASA KSC: How do you weigh things in space?
Science At NASA: NASA ScienceCasts: Making Space for Technology Development.


COMMERCIAL CREW – Drie dagen uitstel voor Starliner-test.
Eerst twee dagen uitstel . . .
Space News: Starliner test flight slips two days.
SpaceCom: Boeing's 1st Starliner Spacecraft Test Launch Delayed to Dec. 19.
Spaceflight Now: Launch of first Starliner orbital test flight slips to Dec. 19.
. . . en dan nog een derde.
SpaceCom: Boeing's 1st Starliner Test Launch Now Set for Dec. 20 After SpaceX Dragon Delay.

NASA: Atlas V Fueled in Dress Rehearsal for Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test.
Space Policy Online: Starliner passes another test, but launch slips one more day.
Spaceflight Now: ULA rehearses countdown for first Starliner launch on Atlas 5 rocket.

Een filmpje:
America Space: Crew Walkway Test with Boeing's Starliner (timelapse)
Video From Space: Boeing Starliner Launch Prep - Inside Mission Control and Crew Access Arm.


COMMERCIAL CREW – Nieuwe parachute testen voor Crew Dragon. In-Flight Abort Test.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon parachutes are almost ready for NASA astronauts.

SpaceCom: SpaceX Aiming to Launch Crucial Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test This Month.
Teslarati: SpaceX says crew spacecraft abort test still on track for 2019 launch.

Space News: New dates set for commercial crew test flights.

Enkele filmpjes:
America Space: SpaceX CREW DRAGON Parachute Testing (Nov 2019).
America Space: PREVIEW SpaceX Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test.


COMMERCIAL CREW – Rusland en de Soyuz.
The Hill: Russia's status as a space power will end with the start of NASA's commercial crew.


SpaceX – Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship hardware mystery solved amid reports of Florida factory upheaval.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX expediting Mk3 construction in Texas, pausing Florida-based Starship builds.
Florida Today: SpaceX pauses some Starship activity in Florida; focusing on new version in Texas.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX pausing some Starship work in Florida.


ARTEMIS – Orion.
NASA: Orion Spacecraft for Artemis I Prepared for Thermal Test at NASA's Plum Brook Station.
ESA: Orion’s first taste of space at Plum Brook Station (filmpje).

Enkele filmpjes over de aankomst bij Plum Brook Station (op 24.11).
NASA: Orion spacecraft arrives at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport
NASA: Orion spacecraft arrives at NASA’s Plum Brook Station.


ARTEMIS – SLS.
NASA: NASA Will Push Exploration Rocket Test Hardware Beyond Its Limits.
Spaceflight Now: NASA EGS completes first SLS Mobile Launcher fueling tests.
NASA: See the Space Launch System’s Core Stage Come Together (filmpje).
NASA: Rocket Science in 60 Seconds: How Does the SLS Rocket’s Core Stage Come Together? (filmpje).


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024.
Over de eerste Artemis-vlucht:
SpaceCom: 'Phantom' Vest-Wearing Dummies to Fly Around the Moon.

NASA heeft een nieuwe baas voor haar bemand programma.
Space Policy Online: Loverro takes the helm at HEOMD, Bridenstine pushes back on §2 billion SLS cost estimate.
Space News: New NASA human spaceflight leader calls SLS “mandatory” for return to the moon.
SpaceCom: NASA's New Human Spaceflight Chief Optimistic for Moon 2024 Goals.

Space News: Bridenstine asks Congress to fully fund lunar lander program quickly.
Space Policy Online: Bridenstine implores Congress to finalize FY2020 appropriations for desperately needed HLS.

Geek Wire: Aerojet Rocketdyne signs on the bottom line to build hardware for moon missions.


Eerste resultaten Parker Solar Probe voorgesteld.
NASA: First NASA Parker Solar Probe Results Reveal Surprising Details About Our Sun.
NASA: NASA's Parker Solar Probe Sheds New Light on the Sun.

Volgende artikel bevat de nodige links naar allerlei data:
NASA PSP: First Parker Solar Probe Science Data Released to Public.
Het beeldmateriaal getoond tijdens de persconferentie vind je via volgend artikeltje:
NASA: Parker Solar Probe First Findings - Media Telecon.

PhysOrg: Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun's surface: coronal holes.
SpaceCom: NASA's Sun-Kissing Parker Solar Probe Is Lifting the Veil on Our Closest Star.
Cosmos: First results from close to the Sun.

De filmpjes:
NASA: 5 New Discoveries from NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
NASA: NASA's Parker Solar Probe Captures Imagery of Sun’s Outflow.
ScienceAtNASA: New Science from NASA's Mission to Touch the Sun.
ScienceAtNASA: Dr. Eugene Parker Sees First Discoveries from Parker Solar Probe.
ScienceAtNASA: How Can Parker Solar Probe Get So Close to the Sun?


Bennu’s verrassingen.
NASA: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Explains Bennu’s Mysterious Particle Events.
Sky & Telescope: Asteroid Bennu’s Activity Still a Mystery.

NASA: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx in the Midst of Site Selection.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Surprises from Asteroid Bennu
NASA: Bennu's Mysterious Particles.


LRO vindt Vikram.
NASA: Vikram Lander Found.
The Science Times: India's Vikram Lander Confirmed to Crash on the Surface of the Moon.
Spaceflight Now: Amateur sleuth helps locate crash site of India’s Vikram moon lander.
BBC: Chandrayaan-2: Indian helps Nasa find Moon probe debris.
Spacepage: Indiase gecrashte maanlander eindelijk gevonden.

The Hindu: NASA credits Indian engineer for finding first crash piece of Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander.
The Hindu: It was not rocket science, says Chennai techie who spotted Vikram Lander’s debris

Misschien hebben ze wel gelijk, maar ISRO heeft nooit de foto laten zien.
Parabolic Arc: ISRO Chief: We Found Vikram Rover First, Not NASA.

Filmpje:
Scott Manley: Crash Site Of India's Lunar Lander Discovered By Amateur Searching Public Data.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
ESA: Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report.
ESA: New biomass map to take stock of the world’s carbon.
ESA: Sentinel-6: charting sea level (filmpje).
ESA: 35-year data record charts sea-temperature change.
C4ISR.net: A new kind of satellite imagery for the intelligence community?
NASA: Seal Takes Ocean Heat Transport Data to New Depths.

De Maan:
RoomEU: Chang'e 4 relay satellite now a radio telescope
SpaceCom: Radio Telescope Unfurls 3 Antennas Beyond the Far Side of the Moon.
Spacepage: Nederlandse antennes uitgerold achter de maan.
XinhuaNet: China's lunar rover travels over 345 meters on moon's far side.
Hanyoreh: Korean orbiter project in danger of being scrapped altogether due to frequent revisions.

Mars:
Aviation Week: Mars Oxygen Variations Baffling Scientists.
Airbus: Full steam ahead for TVAC testing for ExoMars.
BBC News: Mars rover aims to grab a piece of history.
The Planetary Society: What Comes Next on Mars?
Jobat.BE: Als ingenieur naar Mars.

Saturnus:
PhysOrg: A study of Saturn's largest moon may offer insights for Earth.
AGU: New study finds the mix that makes Titan’s lakes spew nitrogen bubbles (filmpje).

Ryugu:
SpaceCom: Japanese Asteroid Probe Tests Ion Engine for Journey Home to Earth.
Aviation Week: Hayabusa 2 Begins Ion Propulsion Phase Of Earth Return.

New Horizons
NH Website: New Horizons Confirms Solar Wind Slows Farther from the Sun.


Nieuws van TESS & Cheops.
NASA: NASA’s Exoplanet-Hunting Mission Catches a Natural Comet Outburst in Unprecedented Detail.

ESA: Cheops: Europe's Exoplanet Mission (filmpje).


Nog een terugblik op ESA’s Space19+.
ESA: Record funding for European space investments in Seville.
The Space Review: Funding Europe’s space ambitions.
European Science Foundation: European Space Science Committee endorses  14,4 billion euro’s Space19+ programmes for Europe.
Thales Alenia Space: Thales Alenia Space welcomes decisions made by ESA’s ministerial council Space 199+.
Space Policy Online: ESA commits to ISS extension, cooperation on Gateway.
Spacepage: ESA-ministers leggen zich toe op grootste budget ooit.

EGSA: EU space ambition in focus in Prague.
EGSA: Have your say on the future of Galileo and EGNOS.
EGSA: Horizon 2020 key to international cooperation for Galileo & EGNOS.
Thales Alenia Space: Thales Alenia Space wins new EGNOS contract from European Space Agency.


UK, ESA en Brexit.
Spacewatch: British Government to invest extra 374 million pounds in ESA programmes.
Parabolic Arc: UKspace Welcomes Government’s Renewed Funding Commitment to ESA.

Een reeks oudere artikels:
GPS: UKspace ‘manifesto’ recommends post-Brexit UK GNSS.
Flight Global: UK space sector eyes future outside EU.
Via Satellite: Report: UK Space Industry Prepares for No-Deal Brexit.
SpaceCom: What Effect will Brexit Have on UK Spaceflight?
Space News: UK space company Scisys, fearing Brexit, praises decision to become Irish.
BBC: Brexit Britain will be 'lost in space'.
Spacewatch: ESPI Brief 24: Brexit and Space.
Space Intel Report: Not just Galileo: UK lists satellite/space programs that could be affected by ‘no deal’ Brexit.
Space News: U.K. space agency chief hopeful for ‘continued cooperation’ with Europe after Brexit


Nog dit: Soyuz-capsule tentoongesteld in de straten van Moskou.
Collect Space: Soyuz capsule that flew emergency abort lands on display in Moscow.
Russian Today: Soyuz capsule that saved crew from tumbling rocket is turned into monument (PHOTOS).

TASS: US astronaut Hague says will wear Russian Order of Courage with pride.


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