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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/02–475

De eerste lanceringen van het nieuwe jaar zijn een feit. Vele zullen er dit jaar nog volgen. Maar naast de onderwerpen die je wekelijks in het “Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart” aantreft, is er deze week extra aandacht voor een aantal sterrenkundige resultaten, met TESS en HST in de hoofdrol, maar er is ook wat nieuws over toekomstige telescopen WFIRST en JWST. Over deze laatste zijn we misschien al 30 jaar aan het praten (met hopelijk een lancering in maart volgend jaar). De Hubble Space Telescope is ondertussen al 30 jaar aan het kijken. Dat en dus veel meer in het “Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart” van deze week.

Bij de foto: ‘”Godzilla Galaxy”, “Rubin’s Galacy”, of gewoon UGC2885, een (hele grote) melkweg, gefotografeerd door de Hubble Space Telescope. De HST viert dit jaar zijn 30ste verjaardag.


SpaceX lanceert derde batch Starlink-satellieten.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket tests engines for first launch and landing of the new decade.
Teslarati: SpaceX rocket launch kicks off a potentially record-smashing year for Falcon 9.

De persmap voor deze lancering vind je hier (PDF).

Space News: SpaceX becomes operator of world’s largest commercial satellite constellation with Starlink launch.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites, tests design change for astronomers.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX kick-starts global 2020 launch year with Starlink mission.
PhysOrg: Space-baked cookies, 'mighty' mice back on Earth via SpaceX.

Spacepage: SpaceX brengt opnieuw 60 internetsatellieten in de ruimte.

Space News: Starlink’s busy launch schedule is workable, says 45th Space Wing.

De filmpjes:
SpaceX: Starlink Mission.
SciNews: SpaceX Starlink launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing, January 2020.


China lanceert comsat (?)
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 3B launch opens China’s busy 2020 schedule.
Spaceflight Now: China’s first launch of 2020 lofts mystery payload.
SpaceCom: China kicks off 2020 with mystery satellite launch: report.

De filmpjes:
SciNews: Long March-3B launches TJSW-5.


ISS – Dragon-capsule keert terug naar de Aarde.
NasaSpaceFlight: CRS-19 Dragon splashdown following latest ISS resupply mission.
SpaceCom: SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth After Delivering NASA Supplies to Space Station.
Spaceflight Insider: CRS-19 Dragon Wet and Waiting For Next Mission.

De filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 61 - SpaceX Dragon CRS19 Release - January 7, 2010.
SciNews: SpaceX CRS-19: Dragon unberthing and departure.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Eerst de entries in de Space Station Blog.
NASA: Crew Packs Dragon With Science Before Tuesday Departure.
NASA: Science-Filled Dragon Set to Leave Station Tuesday Morning
NASA: Dragon Released from Station Carrying Science for Earth-Analysis.
NASA: Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific Returning Science and Cargo.
NASA: Spacewalk Preps Underway Amidst Space Research.
NASA: Crew Working Life Science, Looks Ahead to Upcoming Spacewalks.
NASA: Eye Checks, Pain Studies and Spacesuit Checks Wrap up Workweek.

NASA: NASA TV Coverage Set for Three Spacewalks in January.

SpaceCom: Space Station May Have Many Commercial Suitors in Its Final Years.

The Science Times: Astronauts Playing with Fire at the International Space Station.
Een foto van de Boötiden vanuit het ruimtestation vind je hier.

Nasa Watch: CASIS Review Report To NASA (Update)

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Descending Dragon: 01/10/2020.
NASA: 300 Days in Space for Christina Koch.
NASA: Christina Koch’s Memorable Moments: Part 1.
Palazzo Chigi: Il Presidente Conte in collegamento con l’astronauta Luca Parmitano.
(hetzelfde, maar dan gedubt in het Engels)

SciShow: How Doctors on Earth Stopped a Medical Emergency in Space.
NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast: Fighting Space Effects

En ook:
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/02/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/03/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/06/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/07/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/08/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/09/2020.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of January 6, 2020


Commercial Crew – Crew Dragon In-flight Abort Test uitgesteld tot 18 januari.
NASA: SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test Launch Date Update.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX reschedules crew capsule in-flight abort test for Jan. 18.

Teslarati: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shown off in photo ahead of next launch.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX test-fires rocket ahead of Crew Dragon in-flight abort test.

Space Upclose: SpaceX conducts static fire test for crew dragon In-Flight Abort Test (photos).

NASA: Bridenstine, NASA ASAP provide updates on Commercial Crew Program.


Commercial Crew – Over de deels mislukte Starliner-missie.
NASA: Update on Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test.

Space News: Joint NASA-Boeing team to investigate Starliner test flight anomaly.
Space Policy Online: NASA/Boeing team to look for root cause of Starliner’s mission elapsed timer issue.


Commercial Cargo – Dream Chaser.
Space Policy Online: Dream Chaser on track for 2021 cargo mission, crew within 5 years.


NASA stelt nieuwe astronauten voor.
NASA: NASA’s Newest Astronauts Ready for Space Station, Moon, and Mars Missions.

Collect Space: NASA graduates new class of astronauts to join Artemis-era missions
PhysOrg: NASA's latest astronaut graduates almost half women.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Artemis Generation: Astronaut Graduation Day.
NASA: The First Graduating Class of Artemis Astronauts on This Week @NASA – January 10, 2020


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NASA: The Next Step in Testing Rockets to Take Humanity to the Moon.
NASA: First Artemis Rocket Stage Moved onto NASA Barge Ahead of Green Run.
Boeing: Boeing Rolls Out First Space Launch System Core Stage for Delivery to NASA.

Space News: First SLS core stage ready for shipment.
Spaceflight Now: First SLS core stage departs factory.
Spaceflight Now: NASA, Boeing aim to deliver first SLS core stage to Kennedy Space Center by this fall.
NasaSpaceFlight: First NASA SLS Core Stage rolls out – Prepares to ship to Stennis.

Filmpjes:
NASA: NASA Rolls Out Space Launch System Rocket’s Core Stage from Michoud Factory.
America Space: NASA's First SLS Moon Rocket Rolls Out of Assembly Facility


Artemis – The Gateway.
NASA Watch: Is Gateway Actually A Stealth "Space Station"?


Artemis – Naar de Maan in 2024.
The Space Review: The challenges facing Artemis in 2020.

Space News: NASA’s new human spaceflight chief is determined to make 2024 deadline.

Ars Technica: NASA may ask lunar lander aspirants to put more skin in the game.
Space News: Dynetics, Sierra Nevada bidding on Artemis lunar lander.


SpaceX – Starship updates.
Teslarati: SpaceX's Texas Starship factory set to receive more parts from Florida.
Teslarati: SpaceX prepares new Starship tank for explosive test after rapid construction.


Hoogtepunt in bouw tweede toestel voor Virgin Galactic.
Virgin Galactic: Second spaceship in Virgin Galactic’s fleet completes Weight on Wheels milestone.
Het bijbehorende filmpje vind je hier

RoomEU: Virgin Galactic's second spaceship completes a major build milestone.

CNBC: Virgin Galactic is seeing strong demand for tourist flights to space, will re-open ticket sales.
BBC: I've paid $250,000 for a ticket into space.


België en de ruimtevaart.

Over ruimterecht:
L’Echo: L'espace, zone de non-droit

Een reeksje over Belgische trainees bij ESA (via Julien Béclard van BELSPO):
Linkedin: Meet Charles: Belgian trainee @ESA
Linkedin: Meet Stefan: Belgian trainee @ESA
Linkedin: Meet Gwenaël: Belgian trainee @ESA
Linkedin: Meet Michael: Belgian trainee @ESA
Linkedin: Meet Zain: Belgian trainee @ESA
Linkedin: Meet Cathal: Belgian trainee @ESA
Linkedin: Meet Lorenzo: Belgian trainee @ESA


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
ESA: Solar Orbiter prepares for fuelling.
ESA: Solar Orbiter fuelling

Venus
Gizmodo: Venus Could Have Active Volcanoes.

Aarde:
NASA: Rains Bring Very Temporary Relief to Australia's Fires.
NASA: Kangaroo Island Shows Burn Scars On One Third of the Land Mass.
SpaceCom: Satellites show devastating toll of Australian wildfires on wildlife and human populations.
Popular Mechanics: Why Scientists Are Counting Whales from Space.
NASA: Landsat 9: The Pieces Come Together.
ESA: Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts.
Video From Space: Iran Missile Attack Damage Seen by Satellite | Before & After Imagery (filmpje).
SpaceCom: Iran plane crash wreckage spotted from space (satellite photos).

Maan:
Spaceflight Now: China publishes Chang’e 4 data one year after first landing on far side of the moon.

Mars:
Inside Outer Space: Curiosity Mars Rover: “Wheelie” on the Red Planet.
SpaceCom: Mars Loses Its Water Even Faster Than Anyone Thought

Planetoïden:
NASA: NASA’s Lucy Mission Confirms Discovery of Eurybates Satellite
EurekAlert: SwRI-led Lucy mission now has a new destination.
Japan News: Hayabusa2 asteroid probe to take up new mission

Ruimteweer:
Space News: House panel approves space weather bill.


TESS – Nieuwe ontdekkingen.
NASA: NASA’s TESS Mission Uncovers Its 1st World With Two Stars.
Het filmpje vind je hier.

NASA: NASA Planet Hunter Finds its 1st Earth-size Habitable-zone World.
Het filmpje vind je hier.

NASA: Surprise! TESS Shows Ancient North Star Undergoes Eclipses
Het filmpje vind je hier.


Asteria, een andere satellliet op zoek naar exoplaneten, gaat stuk.
Via Satellite: NASA’s Asteria Satellite Goes Quiet.
SpaceCom: NASA Loses Contact with Tiny Exoplanet-Hunting Satellite.


CHEOPS opgestart.
ESA: Switching on the CHEOPS instrument.


Simulaties voor WFIRST.
NASA: Simulated Image Demonstrates the Power of NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope.


Met SOFIA naar het centrum van de melkweg kijken.
NASA: SOFIA Reveals New View of Milky Way’s Center.
Het filmpje vind je hier.
NASA: SOFIA Reveals How the Swan Nebula Hatched.


HST en JWST.
SpaceCom: The Hubble Telescope Turns 30 This Year. Here's How Astronomers Will Celebrate.
NASA: NASA's Great Observatories Help Astronomers Build a 3D Visualization of an Exploded Star.
NASA: NASA's Hubble Surveys Gigantic Galaxy
HST: Crab Nebula: The Multiwavelength Structure of a Pulsar Wind Nebula (filmpje).

Space News: JWST remains on schedule for March 2021 launch.
NASA: New Technique May Give NASA’s Webb Telescope a Way to Quickly Identify Planets with Oxygen.


EUCLID te lanceren met Arianespace.
ESA: Arianespace and ESA announce the Euclid satellite’s launch contract for dark energy exploration. 
Space News: ESA selects Arianespace for Euclid dark universe probe launch.


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