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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/16–489

Te midden van een wereld in corona-crisis kwam er dan eindelijk het langverwachte bericht van het Amerikaanse ruimtevaartbureau. Op 27 mei vertrekt er vanop Amerikaanse bodem een Amerikaanse raket met Amerikaanse astronauten de ruimte in. De laatste keer dat dit gebeurde was op 8 juli 2011 toen Space Shuttle Atlantis voor het laatst gelanceerd werd. En er wordt weldra nog een belangrijke aankondiging verwacht van NASA. Wie mag de maanlander bouwen die “the first woman and the next man” op de Maan mag zetten? De laatste keer dat men een dergelijke aankondiging deed, was in november 1962 toen Grumman Aircraft de Apollo Lunar Module mocht bouwen. Het duurde toen nog 7 jaar vooraleer Armstrong en Aldrin op het maanoppervlak stonden. Ja, 2024 wordt (ook zonder corona) wel heel erg krap.

Bij de foto: Ook al was dit de 62ste expeditie die terug keerde uit het ISS, het was nooit eerder vertoond. Een ontvangstcomité met mondmaskers. Niet voor de astronauten blijkbaar. Enerzijds blij dat je eindelijk nog eens frisse lucht kan inademen, anderzijds misschien to ook wat schrik voor het virus. Een terugkeer op “een andere planeet”. Op de foto Jessica Meir, na de landing van Soyuz TM-15. Foto: NASA/GCTC/Andrey Shelepin.


Intelsat 901 begint aan tweede leven. Met dank aan het Mission Extension Vehicle MEV-1.
Northrop Grumman: Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle.
Intelsat: Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle.

Space News: Intelsat-901 satellite, with MEV-1 servicer attached, resumes service.
SpaceCom: Ailing Intelsat satellite begins new life in orbit after historic servicing mission success.

Voor volkssterrenwacht Urania deed ik een “ruimtevaartbabbel” over MEV-1 en Intelsat 901. Je vind het filmpje hier.

Ondertussen:
Bloomberg: Intelsat Seeks Bankruptcy Loan While Awaiting Key Spectrum Sale.


Rusland test anti-satelliet raket.
US Space Force: Russia tests direct-ascent anti-satellite missile.
SpaceCom: Russia tests anti-satellite missile and the US Space Force is not happy.
Space Policy Online: US Space Command Tracking Russian ASAT test.
Spacewatch Global: Russia Tests PL-19 Nudol direct-ascent ASAT system.


Virgin Orbit doet belangrijke test. Klaar voor eerste lancering?
Space News: Virgin Orbit completes final major test before first LauncherOne flight.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Orbit Conducts Cryogenic Flight Test with Fueled LauncherOne Booster.
Spaceflight Now: Virgin Orbit completes cryogenic captive carry test flight.

Filmpje:
Virgin Orbit: Cryogenic Captive Carry Test.


Nieuwe lanceringen voor Rocket Lab.
Space News: Synspective shifts launch of first satellite to Rocket Lab.


SpaceX – Uitstel voor Starlink-lancering.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Starlink launch will have to wait a bit longer.
Florida Today: SpaceX now targeting next week for Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center.
Spaceflight Now: Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rolls to launch pad earlier than usual for next Starlink mission.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX test-fires rocket for Starlink launch next week.

Nog dit:
Florida Today: Documents reveal SpaceX plans for Starlink ground station at Cape Canaveral.


SpaceX – Nieuwe lanceercontracten.
Teslarati: SpaceX on a roll with latest small satellite launch contract wins.
Space News: Exolaunch signs first launch agreement with SpaceX.


Commercial Cargo: Nog eens de laatste Cargo Dragon v/d eerste generatie.
Spaceflight Now: Photos: SpaceX cargo capsule returns to Southern California after space station mission.


Commercial Crew – “Launch America” – Op 27 mei vertrekt Crew Dragon voor eerste bemande vlucht.
NASA: Launch America.
NASA: Launch Date Set for First Crew Flight from U.S. Soil Since 2011.

Teslarati: NASA says SpaceX astronaut launch debut is still on track despite pandemic, engine failure.
Teslarati: SpaceX, NASA ready for first astronaut launch from US soil in nearly a decade.

Space News: NASA sets May 27 launch date for SpaceX commercial crew test flight.
Spaceflight Now: Bridenstine says Crew Dragon could launch with astronauts at end of May
Spaceflight Now: NASA, SpaceX set May 27 as target date for first crew launch.

Spacepage: SpaceX gaat op 27 mei twee astronauten in de ruimte brengen.

Filmpjes:
NASA: May 27, 2020: #LaunchAmerica.
NASA: Commercial Crew Program: What's It All About?


ISS – Bemanning Soyuz-MS 15 terug op Aarde.
NASA: NASA Astronauts Meir, Morgan, Crewmate Skripochka Return from Space Station.

TASS: Soyuz with 3 ISS crewmembers on board starts descent from Earth's orbit.
TASS: Soyuz MS-15 with 3 ISS crew members lands in Kazakhstan.
TASS: Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft crew feels well after return to Earth.

NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz MS-15 returns Expedition 62 trio to Earth.
Collect Space: Soyuz MS-15 lands safely with US, Russian crew from space station.
Spaceflight Now: Soyuz with crew of three lands safely in Kazakhstan.

De Standaard: Astronaute bij terugkeer uit ISS: ‘Lijkt alsof we op andere planeet landen’.

De filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 62 to 63 Change of Command Ceremony - April 15, 2020.
NASA: Expedition 62 MS 15 Farewell and Hatch Closure - April 16, 2020.
NASA: NASA Television Broadcast - Expedition 62 MS 15 Undocking - April 16, 2020.
NASA: NTV VideoFile Expedition 62 Landing - April 17, 2020.

IRL: Expedition 62 Farewell.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-15 hatch closure.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-15 undocking and departure.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-15 deorbit and landing.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA ISS Blog: New Trio Adapts to Station Life, Crewmates Prep for Earth Return.
NASA ISS Blog: Human Research, Crew Departure Preps aboard Busy Station.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Nears Departure Ahead of Busy Space Traffic.
NASA ISS Blog: Station Crew Swaps Command, Trio Ready for Earth Return.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Boards Soyuz Crew Ship and Closes Hatches
NASA ISS Blog: Expedition Trio Leaves Station Begins Return to Earth
NASA ISS Blog: Touchdown! Expedition 62 Returns to Earth, Completes Station Mission

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/10/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/13/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/14/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/15/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/16/2020.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 13, 2020.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Airbus: CIMON-2 makes its successful debut on the ISS.

ISS National Lab: NASA Award Supports Continued Brain Organoid Research on Upcoming ISS Stem Cell Lab.

New Scientist: Long space flights can increase the volume of astronauts’ brains.
RoomEU: Protecting against the dangers of space radiation.

Military.com: Here's What It's Like to be an Astronaut's Wife.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Adversity and Triumph: 04/17/2020.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - April 17, 2020.
Airbus: Project CIMON-2 the new astronaut assistant on ISS.
NASA: Expedition 62 Inflight Interview with the State of Maine - April 13, 2020
JAXA: JAXA Activity Report in August 2019-March 2020 (met heel wat ISS gerelateerd nieuws).

En de moeite waard:
ESA: Grand tour of the International Space Station with Drew and Luca | Single take.


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NasaSpaceFlight: Prior to workplace closures, SLS was making good progress ahead of opening missions
NasaSpaceFlight: Lockheed Martin continues NASA Orion KSC processing for Artemis 1.

NASA: Launch Abort Motor for Orion’s Artemis II Mission Arrives at Kennedy Space Center.

NASA: Pad 39B is Ready for Artemis I (filmpje).
NASA: #NASAatHome Spaceport Series Episode Two: How to launch NASA's Artemis rocket (filmpje).


Artemis – Gateway.
Space News: SpaceX beat Gateway cargo contract competitors on price and performance.


Artemis – CLPS.
Intuitive Machines: Launch Date and Landing Site Selected For 2021 Moon Mission.
Masten Aerospace: Masten Space Systems Will Deliver NASA and Commercial Payloads to the Lunar Surface in 2022.
SpaceCom: Intuitive Machines targets vast 'Ocean of Storms' valley for private moon lander in 2021.
Space Policy Online: Intuitive Machines sets lunar landing date as moon plans progress.
Space News: Intuitive Machines selects landing site for CLPS mission
NasaSpaceFlight: NOVA-C selects landing site, Masten gains CLPS contracts.
Spaceflight Now: NASA awards robotic lunar landing contract to Masten Space Systems.
NASA: One Giant Leap for Lunar Landing Navigation (filmpje).


Artemis – De nieuwe (bemande) maanlander.
Space News: NASA human lunar lander awards expected in April.


Artemis – Naar de maan in 2024 of later.
EurekAlert: 3D printing and moon dust: an astronaut's kit for future space exploration?


SpaceX – Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship factory speeding towards Elon Musk’s production goals.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s recent Starship testing challenges don’t worry Elon Musk.
Teslarati: SpaceX is about to reuse (part of) a Starship rocket.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Ruimteweer:
Wie eens in de ruimteweerkamer van het BIRA wil kijken, dan kan je terecht in deze BIRA-tweet.

Zon:
NASA: Rocket-Borne Telescope Detects Super-Fine Strands on the Sun.

Mercurius:
ESA: Live discussion with BepiColombo experts - replay.

Aarde:
ESA: Satellites providing clear picture of greenhouse gases.
NASA: NASA Models the Complex Chemistry of Earth's Atmosphere (filmpje).
Space News: Planet imagery reveals source of Beijing’s ongoing pollution.
NASA: NASA Observes Rainfall from Tornado-spawning Storms in the Southern U.S.
NASA: NASA IMERG Shows Southern U.S. Storms in April 2020 (filmpje).
ESA: Air pollution remains low as Europeans stay at home.
ESA: Mapping Chernobyl fires from space.
NASA: NASA Reports Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Hit Record Low in March.
Physics-Astronomy: Russian Satellite's 121-Megapixel Image Of Earth Is Most Detailed Yet.
Space News: NASA awards Planet $7 million Earth imagery contract.

Maan:
ESA: Time-travelling ESA team explore a virtual Moon.
Sputnik News: Japan to Launch Micro Lunar Probe to Moon's Orbit on Solid-Fuel Rocket in 2020s – Reports.
ESA: 100th lunar asteroid collision confirmed by second telescope.
AGU: The Provenance of Regolith at the Chang'e‐5 Candidate Landing Region.
ECNS: China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 17th lunar day.
SpaceCom: China wants a piece of the moon. Here's how it plans to handle lunar samples.
SciTechDaily: How Earth Climate Models Help NASA Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds.

Mars:
NASA: Sols 2731-2732: A Sandy 'Soliday' Weekend.
NASA: Sol 2733: Nodules Nodules Everywhere, but Few Within Arm's Reach!
NASA: Sol 2734: Easing Down the Hill.
NASA: NASA's Curiosity Keeps Rolling As Team Operates Rover From Home.
Science Direct: First year of coordinated science observations by Mars Express and ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter.
NASA: Mars Helicopter Attached to NASA's Perseverance Rover.
Spaceflight Now: Ground teams fuel Perseverance rover landing system, attach Mars Helicopter.
Space News: Mars 2020 remains on track for July launch.
Air & Space Mag: The Case for Past Life on Mars Gets Stronger.
Cosmos: Simulated Mars, real food waste.

Saturnus:
AGU: Dust devils may roam hydrocarbon dunes on Saturn’s moon Titan.

Uranus:
Popular Mechanics: Images of Uranus' Frozen Rings Only Deepen a Decades-Long Mystery.

Bennu:
NASA: One Step Closer to Touching Asteroid Bennu.
Spaceflight Now: OSIRIS-REx spacecraft carries out first of two rehearsals before sampling asteroid.
De beelden:
NASA: OSIRIS-REx Buzzes Sample Site Nightingale.

Psyche: 
Satellite Evolution Group: Psyche: Five questions with Maxar’s program management.

Kuiper-grodel:
NH Website: The PI's Perspective: Probing Farther in the Kuiper Belt.


Kepler ontdekt een aardachtige exoplaneet rond rode dwergster.
NASA: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data.
Science Times: NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Possibly Found Earth 2.0.


Cheops begint met zijn werk.
ESA: Cheops observes its first exoplanets and is ready for science.
ESA: Cheops: the science begins (filmpje).


Nog eens de vlucht van Apollo 13.
BBC: Apollo 13: Enhanced images reveal life on stricken spacecraft.
Collect Space: Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise on mission's 50 years.
Collect Space: How souvenirs standing in for moon rocks helped save Apollo 13.
Universe Today: Even More Things That Saved Apollo 13: The Nail-biting Re-entry Sequence.
Ars Technica: Here’s an unprecedented look at Apollo 13’s damaged service module.

Filmpjes:
DeltaVeeMedia: The Manuals that saved Apollo13.
Video From Space: Watch the Apollo 13 abort press conference 50 years later.
NASA: #AskNASA | What's on the Apollo 13 Audio Tapes?
Meer algemeen:
NASA: Apollo Digest Series: Spacecraft for Apollo.
Video From Space: Amazing NASA Apollo artifacts at the Cradle of Aviation Museum - Exclusive tour.


Corona en ruimtevaart.
Houston Chronicle: Coronavirus pandemic puts pressure on time-sensitive space missions.
ESA: UK launches space-based response to Covid-19 pandemic.
NASA Watch: NASA Now Controls Spacecraft From Living Rooms.
Space News: Space industry consortium concerned about financial health of small businesses.
Space Policy Online: Congress may be in recess, but members are still weighing in on space issues.
Bloomberg: Satellites Are Helping to Track Food Supplies in Coronavirus Era.
Aviation Week: Russia’s Space Industry Struggles With Pandemic Restrictions.
TASS: Russian space industry works ‘rhythmically’ amid pandemic — federal space agency CEO.


Om af te ronden: Wat is “new space” ?
Via Satellite Podcast: On Orbit Live at SATELLITE — What Does ‘New Space’ Really Mean?


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