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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/05–478

Het is afwachten of men een in problemen verkerende Voyager 2 terug aan de praat krijgt. Het wordt wellicht wat langer wachten op de eerste bemande Commercial Crew lancering. Het wordt eveneens wat langer wachten op de lancering van de James Webb Space Telescope. Het wordt ook wachten op een commerciële uitbreiding van het ISS. Wachten is het niet op SpaceX. Die gaan onverminderd door met het lanceren van Starlink-satellieten. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart.

Bij de foto: Het International Space Station gaat uitgebreid worden met één of meerdere commerciële modules, aangeleverd door Axiom Space.


SpaceX lanceert nieuwe batch Starlink-satellieten.
Het mindere weer gooide eerst nog even roet in het eten.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX scrubs Starlink launch due to winds aloft, will try again Wednesday.

Teslarati: SpaceX set to launch 240th Starlink satellite as space internet nears prime time.
Teslarati: SpaceX just caught its first rocket nosecone in 5 months (and the booster landed, too).

De persmap vind je hier (PDF).

Space News: SpaceX launches fourth batch of Starlink satellites, tweaks satellite design.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX’s Third Operational Starlink Mission launches.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX boosts 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit after weather delays.

PhysOrg: Stalking Starlink's 'black sheep' DarkSat.
Spacepage: Astronomen gaan petitie indienen tegen Starlink project van SpaceX.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Starlink Mission (de live uitzending).
SciNews: SpaceX Starlink launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing, 29 January 2020.
America Space: SpaceX Fairing Recovery (Starlink-3).


Elfde lancering RocketLab is er eentje met een geheime lading.
Space News: Rocket Lab kicks off busy year with NRO launch.
NasaSpaceFlight: Rocket Lab begins 2020 launch campaign with dedicated NRO mission.
SpaceCom: Rocket Lab launches satellite for US spysat agency, guides booster back to Earth.
Spacepage: Rocket Lab brengt geheime Amerikaanse satelliet in de ruimte.

Een persmap vind je hier (PDF).

Filmpjes:
RocketLab: Birds Of A Feather Launch – 01/31/2020.
SciNews: Electron “Birds of a Feather” launch.


Eerste Japanse lancering van het jaar uitgesteld.
Japan Today: Japan delays intelligence-gathering satellite launch due to glitch.
Spaceflight Now: Launch of Japanese spy satellite postponed by nitrogen leak.


Lancering Solar Orbiter uitgesteld tot 7 en nadien tot 9 februari.
SpaceCom: Rocket glitch delays launch of European Solar Orbiter to Feb. 7.
Spaceflight Now: Solar Orbiter launch delayed to Feb. 7.
NASA: New Solar Orbiter Launch Date.

NASA: New Mission Will Take 1st Peek at Sun’s Poles.
ESA: Solar Orbiter – Launch Media Kit (PDF).
ESA: Solar Orbiter – the Sun close-up (filmpje).

NASA: NASA to Broadcast Solar Orbiter Launch, Prelaunch Activities.


Lancering James Webb Space Telescope wordt wellicht opnieuw uitgesteld.
GAO: Technical Challenges Have Caused Schedule Strain and May Increase Costs.
Space News: GAO warns of more JWST delays.
Space Policy Online: GAO: Only slim chance JWST will launch in march 2021.


COMMERCIAL CREW – Wordt het nog even wachten op die eerste bemande lancering?
GAO: Significant Work Remains to Begin Operational Missions to the Space Station.
Het volledige rapport is te downloaden als PDF.

HoustonChronicle: NASA to have fewer astronauts in space if Boeing, SpaceX don't start flying soon

Ondertussen:
Parabolic Arc: Boeing Takes $410 Million Charge in Case of Additional Starliner Flight.


Bouwen in de ruimte met een robotsatelliet.
NASA: NASA Funds Demonstration of Assembly and Manufacturing in Space.
Geek Wire: NASA funds in-space manufacturing demo that will test Tethers Unlimited technology.
Space News: Maxar wins $142 million NASA robotics mission.

 

ISS – NASA kiest Axiom voor commerciële uitbreiding ruimtestation.
NASA: NASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station.

Space News: NASA selects Axiom Space to build commercial space station module.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA selects Axiom Space to build commercial space station segment.
Space Policy Online: NASA picks Axiom Space for commecial LEO module.
Collect Space: NASA selects Axiom to attach commercial modules to space station.
NasaWatch: Expanding The ISS For Customers That No One Can Identify.

HoustonChronicle: Houston company to train private astronauts at NASA facilities.

Space News: Bigelow Aerospace sets sights on free-flying station after passing on ISS commercial module.


ISS – Cygnus verlaat het ruimtestation.
NasaSpaceFlight: Cygnus NG-12 unberths – heads into post-Station mission extension.
SpaceCom: Cygnus cargo ship leaves International Space Station, begins new mission in orbit.

Filmpje:
SciNews: NG-12: S.S. Alan Bean Cygnus departure.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
NASA: Space Station Blog: Science Soon Resumes on Cosmic Ray Detector, Crew Packs Cargo Ship for Departure.
NASA: Space Station Blog: Ultra-Cold Science, CubeSats and Spaceship Departures Coming Up.
NASA: Space Station Blog: Crew Works Human Research, CubeSats and Gears Up for Spaceship Departures.
NASA: Space Station Blog: Cardiology, Combustion and CubeSats Before Cargo Ship Leaves.
NASA: Space Station Blog: NASA TV Broadcasts Cygnus Cargo Craft Departure.
NASA: Space Station Blog: U.S. Cygnus Space Freighter Departs Station After 88 Days.

ESA: Cosmic records.
PhysOrg: Space station's cosmic detector working after 4 spacewalks.

Airbus: Bartolomeo starts its journey to the International Space Station.
Het bijbehorende filmpje vind je hier.
NASA: International Space Station Offers Microgravity Lab to Citizen Scientists.

ESA: From Antarctica to space: telemedicine at the limit.

ISS National Lab: International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory 2019 Annual Report Now Available.
Het rapport is online te lezen op https://www.issnationallab.org/ar2019/ of te downloaden als PDF.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Luca's Record: 01/31/2020.
ESA: Intense ‘Beyond’ mission for Luca.
NASA: Christina Koch’s Memorable Moments: Part 4.
NASA: NASA Explorers: Microgravity (teaser).
NASA: NASA Explorers S4 E1: Orbiting Laboratory.

En nog dit:
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/23/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/24/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/28/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/29/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/30/2020.
NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of January 27, 2020.


Artemis – Orion/SLS.
NasaSpaceFlight: Artemis 1 Orion halfway through Plum Brook thermal vacuum test.
NASA: Rocket Science in 60 Seconds: What Has NASA Learned from Building the First SLS Rocket Core Stage? (filmpje).


Artemis – Naar de Maan in 2028 én Mars in 2033.
NASA: Blog Bridenstine: NASA Authorization Bill Update.

The Planetary Society: Is the Moon a Stepping Stone or a Cornerstone for Mars?
Space Policy Online: Bridenstine politely responds to House Committee’s 2020 NASA Authorization Bill.
RoomEU: US bill spurns Moon programme favouring Mars instead.
Space News: Bridenstine concerned about aspects of House NASA authorization bill.
Space Policy Online: Industry reactions to new NASA Authorization Bill vary widely.

Orlando Business Journal: Star bucks: These 5 local firms are on the hunt for NASA lunar deal.

En de Russen?
TASS: Russia plans no manned flights to Mars.

En Japan:
Space News: Japan seeks to finalize agreement with the U.S. on lunar exploration cooperation.

SpaceCom: NASA unveils 16 payloads that private lunar landers will take to the moon.

NASA: #AskNASA: How Will Astronauts Dig on the Moon? (filmpje).
SpaceCom: ‘Assembler' robots could build solar arrays and more on the moon
NASA: How is Biotechnology Preparing us to Live on the Moon and Mars?
Teslarati: Scientists create ‘living concrete’ that could one day be used on Mars.
PhysOrg: Your brain on Mars: How scientists will track astronauts' mental performance on missions.

En nog dit:
SpaceCom: Historic dual-habitat mock Mars mission begins in the Utah desert.


Dan toch geen dating show voor maanvlucht Maezawi.
SpaceCom: Japanese billionaire calls off girlfriend contest for moon trip on SpaceX Starship.
Geek Wire: Japanese billionaire pulls out of moonshot dating TV project and apologizes to 27,722 women.
Space Daily: Moonstruck: Japan billionaire cancels hunt for lunar love.


SpaceX – Starship-tank ontploft na test tot het uiterste.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship just aced another explosive tank test and Elon Musk has the results.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship Test Tank 2 Destructive Cryo Test.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Test Tank 2 Aftermath.

Teslarati: SpaceX is ready to build the first Starship destined for space after latest tests.


SpaceX – Naar Mars.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Elon Musk and his plans to send 1 million people to Mars.
AstroBlogs: Een lening aangaan voor een reis- en verblijf op Mars? Elon Musk ziet het wel zitten.


Net geen botsing tussen Nederlandse IRAS en een oude Amerikaanse militaire satelliet.

Voor de feiten:
Space News: Potential satellite collision shows need for active debris removal.
Popular Mechanics:  Two Satellites Could Collide Tonight.

Na de feiten:
SatTrackCam: California 30 January 12:30 UT: the "space debris" reentry that wasn't.
BBC News: Two satellites in close shave over US city of Pittsburgh.
SpaceCom: No satellite crash: 2 pieces of space junk whiz safely by each other over Pittsburgh.

Filmpjes:
Scott Manley: Two Satellites Might Collide Hours From Now - IRAS vs GGSE-4.
Video From Space: Two satellites nearly collide over US in new visualization.
Analytical Graphics, Inc.: 2009 Iridium-Cosmos Satellite Collision.
Analytical Graphics, Inc.: IRAS and GGSE-4 debris simulation - Ep 30.


Voyager 2 in de problemen.
NASA: Voyager 2 Engineers Working to Restore Normal Operations.
SpaceCom: Voyager 2 just missed a spin in interstellar space. But it should be fine, NASA says.


Meer nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
NASA: Parker Solar Probe Prepares for New Science, New Records on Fourth Solar Orbit.
NASA: Parker Solar Probe Completes Fourth Closest Approach, Breaks New Speed and Distance Records.
SpaceCom: NASA spacecraft breaks its own record with another swing by the sun

Venus: 
TASS: Roscosmos sets task of drafting Venus exploration program.

Aarde:
ESA: CryoSat sheds new light on Antarctica’s biggest glacier.
ESA: Sentinel-6 satellite renamed in honour of renowned US scientist.
NASA:  NASA, Partners Name Ocean Studying Satellite for Noted Earth Scientist.
Beelden van de “Sentinel 6A Renaming Ceremony” vind je hier.
Economist: Using satellites to spot industry’s methane leaks.
BELSPO: PROBA-V launches annual land cover maps over Africa.

Maan:
ESA: One step closer to prospecting the Moon.

Mars:
Roscosmos TV: ExoMars 2020 (filmpje).
NASA: NASA Continues With Important Testing of Mars 2020 Rover Aeroshell.
Teslarati: NASA needs help bringing Martian samples back to Earth.
NASA: #EZScience Episode 4: The Path to Mars 2020 (filmpje).
We Martians: Martian Dust Towers (feat. Nick Heavens) (podcast).
Universe Today: This is the Spot Where ESA’s Schiaparelli Crashed Into Mars (vergelijking beelden met 3 jaar verschil).


Het einde van Spitzer.
Ook in vorige NUDR was er al een uitgebreid hoofdstuk over Spitzer.
NASA: NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope Ends Mission of Astronomical Discovery.
NASA: Spitzer Observes TRAPPIST-1.

Spaceflight Now: NASA prepares to shut down one of its ‘Great Observatories’.
Collect Space: Spitzer Space Telescope retired, revealed universe in infrared.
SpaceCom: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is no more. Here's what's next for infrared astronomy.

Astronomy: Celebrating the legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Astronomy: A timeline of the Spitzer Space Telescope's 16 years of science.
Astronomy: What will happen to the Spitzer Space Telescope after it's retired?

Nog een filmpje:
NASA: Spitzer and NASA’s ‘Great Observatories’ Space Telescopes.


Cheops opent telescoop.
ESA: Cheops opens its eye tot the sky.
CSL: CHEOPS ouvre les yeux sur le ciel.


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