De Werkgroep Ruimtevaart groepeert VVS-leden die zich interesseren in de ruimtevaart. Anderzijds proberen we op allerlei manieren over ruimtevaart te vertellen en te schrijven.

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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/07–480

Ja, er waren weer heel wat lanceringen afgelopen week. Al was het niet altijd met evenveel succes. Hoe dan ook, we kijken meer en meer reikhalzend uit naar twee op komst zijnde lanceringen. De Crew Dragon capsule die weldra gebruikt zal worden voor de eerste bemande lancering vanuit Amerika sinds 2011 arriveerde op het Kennedy Space Center. En Virgin Galactic bracht SpaceShipTwo naar Spaceport America voor een laatste reeks testen om dan de eerste toeristen richting ruimte te lanceren. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De Europese Solar Orbiter bovenop een Atlas V wordt de ruimte ingestuurd (foto: ESA - S. Corvaja)


Eerste Japanse lancering van het jaar is militaire verkenningssatelliet.
Japan Today: Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea.
Spaceatch Asia: Japan successfully launches latest IGS reconnaissance satellite.
Spaceflight Now: Japan launches optical spy satellite.
NasaSpaceFlight: H-IIA conducts IGS Optical 7 launch.

Filmpje:
Jaja, ze tellen hier af al van meer dan 1 minuut voor de lancering.
NVS: H-2A Rocket F41 IGS Optical-7 Re-Launch.


Iraanse lancering mislukt, derde keer op rij.
IRNA: Zafar Satellite launching operation (met heel wat foto’s).
NasaSpaceFlight: Iran’s Simorgh rocket fails to loft Zafar-1 into orbit.
PhysOrg: Iran satellite launch fails, in blow to space programme.
Parabolic Arc: U.S. Condemns Iranian Satellite Launch.

SatTrackCam: Iran's failed Zafar launch: where did it go?

Filmpjes:
AliJavid: Iran Simorgh SLV launch Zafar-1 SAT, failure speed 2nd stage
24 Hours Defense News: Iran’s Simorgh rocket fails to loft Zafar-1 into orbit.

Ook dat nog:
The Drive: Iranian Minister Tried To Pass Off A $20 Halloween Costume As A Real Spacesuit.


Solar Orbiter op weg naar de zon.
ESA: Liftoff for Solar Orbiter, ESA’s Mission to Face the Sun Up Close.
NASA: Solar Orbiter Embarks on Ambitious Mission to Face the Sun.
NASA: Solar Orbiter Launch Takes Solar Science to New Heights.

NasaSpaceFlight: ESA Solar Orbiter mission rides on ULA Atlas V to study the Sun.

VRT NWS: Solar Orbiter succesvol gelanceerd om nooit gezien deel van zon te observeren: "Kennis cruciaal voor leven op aarde".
De Morgen: Belgisch getinte ruimtevaartmissie gelanceerd naar kant van de zon die we nog nooit zagen.
Spacepage: Belangrijke Belgische bijdrage aan boord van Solar Orbiter.

ESA: Asteroid experts catch final glimpse of Solar Orbiter.

Veel filmpjes:
Airbus: Solar Orbiter - built by Airbus to study the sun from unique distance.
ESA: Solar Orbiter launch preparations.
NASA KSC: Solar Orbiter Status Poll.
ESA: Solar Orbiter liftoff.
America Space: UP CLOSE! Atlas V Launches Solar Orbiter to the Sun.
ULA: Atlas V Solar Orbiter Rocket Cam.
SciNews: Solar Orbiter separation.
NASA KSC: Interview with Solar Orbiter Program Manager Cesar Garcia.

ULA: Atlas V Solar Orbiter Launch Highlights.
ESA: Solar Orbiter launch highlights.

EuroNews: Solar Orbiter launches from Cape Canaveral for journey to the sun.

NASA KSC: Post Solar Orbiter Launch Interview with Tim Dunn.

ESA: ESA’s missions to the Sun.

En vergeet niet de United Launch Alliance Flickr-pagina te controleren met tal van foto’s.


Meer nieuws van zonneonderzoekers.
Sky & Telescope: Parker Solar Probe Releases New Details on Solar Wind.

NASA: Ten Things We’ve Learned About the Sun From NASA’s SDO This Decade.
Het bijbehorende filmpje vind je hier.

Ook hier is een groot gedeelte Belgisch:
ESA: ESA's next Sun mission will be shadow-casting pair.

Nog een filmpjes:
NASA: Tornadoes on the Sun?


ISS – Na problemen met grondapparatuur en het weer wordt Cygnus-bevoorradingscapsule met succes gelanceerd.
Eerst waren er de problemen met de grondapparatuur ...
NASA: U.S. Cygnus Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed.
NasaSpaceFlight: Antares and Cygnus 13th ISS resupply flight scrubbed.
Spaceflight Now: Antares launch scrubbed due to faulty ground support equipment.
Space News: Cygnus launch to ISS scrubbed as NASA considers schedule changes for future cargo missions.

… dan volgde het weer ...
NASA: Antares Launch Rescheduled for Feb. 15.
SpaceCom: Valentine's Day Cygnus cargo ship launch to space station delayed by high winds.

… maar uiteindelijk ging alles goed.
NASA: NASA Science, Cargo Heads to Space Station on Northrop Grumman Mission.
Thales: Cygnus spacecraft on its way to the ISS.
Spaceflight Now: Antares rocket lifts off from Virginia on space station cargo mission.
Space News: Cygnus launches to space station.

Filmpjes:
Video From Space: Abort! Cygnus Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station Scrubbed.
SciNews: NG-13: Antares 230+ aborted launch.
NASA: Northrop Grumman Cygnus CRS-13 Launch Coverage.
SciNews: NG-13: Antares 230+ launches S.S. Robert H. Lawrence Cygnus.
NASA: Northrop Grumman's CRS-13 Mission to the International Space Station: What's on Board.

En wie de live-verslaggeving gevolgd heeft, heeft dit ongetwijfeld ook gemerkt.
NASA Watch: The Wallops Launch Team Needs To Fix A Few Comms Bugs


Lancering volgende batch Starlink-satellieten uitgesteld tot 17 februari.
Eerst werd de lancering uitgesteld tot 16 februari ...
Florida Today: SpaceX test fires rocket at Cape Canaveral, but delays Starlink launch.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch Sunday

… maar die dag kwam er een extra dag uitstel.
SpaceCom: SpaceX delays launch of 60 Starlink satellites due to rocket valve checks


Toestel Virgin Galactic arriveert op Spaceport America.
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic Welcomes SpaceShipTwo Unity to Spaceport America, New Mexico.
BBC News: Virgin Galactic: Unity rocket ship moves to operational base.
Nasa Space Flight: VSS Unity Arrives at Spaceport America for Commercial Operations.
Space News: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo arrives in New Mexico.

En nog een filmpje:
Spaceport America: Spaceport America Welcomes Virgin Galactic's VMS Eve and VSS Unity to New Mexico.


Amerikaanse satelliet wordt bekeken door Russisch exemplaar.
Time: Exclusive: Strange Russian Spacecraft Shadowing U.S. Spy Satellite, General Says
Popular Mechanics: Why Is This Russian Satellite Stalking a U.S. Spy Satellite in Orbit?
SpaceCom: 2 Russian satellites are stalking a US spysat in orbit. The Space Force is watching. (Report)

Space News: Raymond calls out Russia for ‘threatening behavior’ in outer space.
TASS: US concerned by Russian spacecraft overshadowing US spy satellite — general.


SpaceX en Starlink.
Teslarati: SpaceX is in no rush for a Starlink IPO and that should terrify competitors.
SpaceCom: Satellite megaconstellations prompt new warning from astronomy group about impact on science.


“State of NASA” en budgetvoorstel FY2021.
NASA: NASA Administrator Statement on Moon to Mars Initiative, FY 2021 Budget.

Parabolic Arc: Budget Proposal Includes Nearly $3.4 Billion for Human Lunar Lander.
GeekWire: NASA’s moon program shines as one bright spot in White House science spending plan.
Spaceflight Now: Trump administration requests funding.
Aviation Week: Trump Asks 12% Budget Hike For NASA—Will Congress Bite?

SpaceCom: Trump's 2021 NASA budget proposal axes 2 telescopes, 2 Earth science missions & STEM grants.
ScienceMag: Trump’s 2021 budget drowns science agencies in red ink, again.
Teslarati: SpaceX wins NASA contract to launch Earth Observing System, but current administration has other plans.

SpaceCom: Space Force gets $15.4 billion in 2021 budget request
Defense News: Space Force asks for $15B in its first budget request.

Filmpjes:
NASA: State of NASA Address from Administrator Bridenstine. (de volledige presentatie).
Enkele stukjes uit de speach van Bridenstine.
NASA: State of NASA: A New Era of Spaceflight.
Video From Space: NASA's 2021 Budget Proposal Fully Funds Orion and SLS.


Commercial Crew – De software problemen van Starliner.
The Space Review: Starliner software setback.
Florida Today: Boeing’s Starliner under extra scrutiny in wake of 737 Max crashes, deaths.


Commercial Crew – Lancering Crew Dragon komt dichterbij.
Teslarati: SpaceX Crew Dragon becomes one fisherman’s “catch of his life”.
Teslarati: SpaceX's first astronaut-ready spaceship wraps up final factory tests before heading to Florida.
Teslarati: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft nears last parachute tests before astronaut launch debut.

Space Policy Online: SpaceX Demo-2 capsule on its way to KSC.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon delivered to Cape Canaveral for first flight with astronauts.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA: Space Station Blog: U.S. Cygnus Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed.
NASA: Space Station Blog: Crew Studies DNA and Space Flames Before Cargo Ship Launch.
NASA: Space Station Blog: U.S. Cargo Mission Targets Friday Launch as Crew Maintains Lab.
NASA: Space Station Blog: Station Crew Demos Wi-Fi Power, Sets Up For Rodent Research.
NASA: Space Station Blog: Astronauts Relaxing Ahead of U.S. Cargo Mission.
NASA: Space Station Blog: U.S. Cygnus Cargo Ship Blasts Off to Station for Tuesday Delivery.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/07/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/10/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/11/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/12/2020.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of February 10, 2020.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
TASS: NASA to keep using Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft in 2021 fiscal year — budget proposal.

Collect Space: Home from space, Christina Koch reflects on move from orbit to Earth.
BBC: Record-breaking astronaut: 'Do what scares you'.
SpaceCom: Puppy love! Astronaut's reunion with her dog after a nearly yearlong flight made us cry.
Roscosmos: Alexander Skvortsov's postflight press conference.

Roscosmos: Cosmonauts Nikolay Tikhonov and Andrey Babkin mastering 3D-bioprinting.

Filmpjes:
NASA: #AskNASA with Christina Koch┃ What’s it like to live in space for a year?
NASA: Hear from Record-Breaking NASA Astronaut Christina Koch (Post-flight news conference)
NASA: Space to Ground: Trailblazer: 02/14/2020
NASA: NASA ready to sending more plants and a new way to handle seeds to the International Space Station.


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NasaSpaceFlight: Boeing works towards SLS Core Stage Green Run checkouts after completing first test.


Artemis – Naar de Maan in 2024 (of 2028).
Aerojet Rocketdyne: NASA’s Artemis 1 progresses toward launch.

NASA: Core Stage Arrives and Is Installed in Stennis B-2 Test Stand (filmpje).

Over het budget e.d. vind je elders in deze NUDR al het nodige.
Ars Technica: NASA puts a price on a 2024 Moon landing—$35 billion.

NASA op zoek naar nieuwe astronauten voor Artemis.
NASA: Explorers Wanted: NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts.
Een filmpje vind je hier.
Collect Space: With eye on moon, NASA to seek new astronaut applicants in March.
Science Alert: Here Are The Qualifications You Need to Be Among NASA's Next Intake of Astronauts.

En nog dit filmpje:
NASA: NASA Explorers S4 E3: Training the Astronauts


SpaceX en Starship.
Teslarati: Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Starship production well underway inside new Texas factory.
What About It: paceX Starship Updates – Two Starships Confirmed (filmpje).


Belgische satellieten: QARMAN – Altius.
ESA: Qarman CubeSat: falling into a fireball.
Dit filmpje toon hoe de reentry moet verlopen.
Voorlopig niet voor 17 februari, aldus dit VKI-bericht.

Over Altius:
QinetiQ: QinetiQ to Play Key Role in Maximising European Capabilities in Operational Earth Observation.
Belgium In Space: Belgische bedrijven QinetiQ en OIP Sensor Systems slepen miljoenencontract met ESA in de wacht.


NASA breidt DSN uit.
NASA: NASA Prepares for Moon and Mars With New Addition to Its Deep Space Network.


Meer nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Ruimteweer:
ESA: Lagrange mission to provide solar warning (filmpje).

Aarde:
Via Satellite: Harvest Hub: Food Security from Space.
NASA: Landsat: Farming Data From Space (filmpje).
Via Satellite (podcast): Harvest Hub: Food Security from Space.

Maan:
NASA: NASA Awards Contract to Launch CubeSat to Moon from Virginia.
Inside Outer Space: Dusting Off an Old Problem: Impact of Lunar Dust on Human Exploration.

Mars:
Universe Today: Mars 2020 Will be The Third Time That NASA Has Tried to Send a Microphone to Mars.
NASA: Mars 2020 Rover Makes its Way to Kennedy.
Teslarati: Mars’ longtime polar mystery may have finally been solved.
NASA: NASA advances plans to bring samples back from Mars (filmpje).
Cosmos: New clues to the age of Mars.
SpaceCom: Mars took way longer to form than we thought, ancient impacts reveal.

Jupiter:
New Scientist: Jupiter is wetter than we thought, which helps explain how it formed.

Pluto:
SciShow Space:  How Pluto's Heart Makes Its Atmosphere Spin Backward (filmpje).

Bennu:
NASA: Status Update: OSIRIS-REx Osprey Flyover.
SpaceQ: The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Canadian built laser altimeter may have a failed component.

Arrokoth:
NASA: New Horizons Team Uncovers a Critical Piece of the Planetary Formation Puzzle.
BBC: New Horizons spacecraft 'alters theory of planet formation'.
NASA: New Horizons Arrokoth Axes Animation
JHU APL: Building in Space: Planetesimals (filmpje).

Didymos & Didymoon.
QinetiQ: Postcards from Space: Planetary Defence.

En dan nog dit.
NASA: NASA Selects Four Possible Missions to Study the Secrets of the Solar System.
Space News: NASA selects four finalists for next Discovery mission.
Scott Manley: NASA Studies New Missions To Venus, Io or Triton (filmpje).


Ook dat nog: Cannabis In Space.
Yahoo Finance: SPACE PICKS(TM) First to Launch Cannabis into Outer Space.


Om af te ronden: Pale Blue Dot.
ESA: Spacecraft look back on our cosmic home.
APOD: The Pale Blue Dot.


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