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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/18–491

Deze week stond echt wel in het teken van “opnieuw”. NASA gaat immers opnieuw naar de maan. Er was een raket, er was een capsule maar er was nog geen maanlander. Wel, nu zijn er drie kandidaten weerhouden. NASA gaat ook opnieuw mensen de ruimte insturen. Op 1 mei werd de eerste bemande Amerikaanse vlucht sinds 2011 voorgesteld: “Launch America!” op 27 mei van dit jaar. En er was meer nieuws van SpaceX: Spaceship SN4 doorstond de tanktest. Met andere woorden, weldra een eerste statische test van SpaceShip. Dat en nog veel meer in het “Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart” van deze week.

Bij de foto: Op 27 mei (als alles volgens plan verloopt) wordt deze capsule gelanceerd met twee astronauten aan boord. Launch America ! Foto: SpaceX.


Artemis – NASA weerhoudt nog drie kandidaten voor de ontwikkeling v/e bemande maanlander.
NASA: NASA Names Companies to Develop Human Landers for Artemis Moon Missions.
NASA: NASA Selects Blue Origin, Dynetics, SpaceX for Artemis Human Landers.

Blue Origin: NASA selects Blue Origin national team to returns humans to the moon.
Dynetics: Dynetics to develop NASA’s Artemis Human Lunar Landing System.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship to land NASA astronauts on the Moon.

Space News: NASA selects three companies for human landing system awards.
Spaceflight Now: Blue Origin wins lion’s share of NASA funding for human-rated lunar lander.
Spaceflight Now: Companies release new details on human-rated lunar lander concepts.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA Selects Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX Human Landers for Artemis.
Collect Space: NASA awards contracts to build first moon landers since Apollo.

Spaceflight Now: NASA identifies risks in SpaceX’s Starship lunar lander proposal.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Moon Starship is a brilliant step towards reusable Mars rockets.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Artemis Announcement: NASA Selects Human Landing Systems.
Blue Origin: Blue Origin's HLS National Team Mission to the Moon to Stay with NASA.
Dynetics: Dynetics Human Landing System.
Scott Manley: NASA Artemis Lunar Lander Selection Surprises Many (In a good way).

En nog een interessante:
Everyday Astronaut: SLS VS Starship: Why do both rockets exist?!


Commercial Crew – NASA stelt voor: De eerste bemande vlucht van Crew Dragon – Demo 2. Launch America!
NASA – Bridenstine: Why our Launch of the NASA and SpaceX Demo-2 Mission to the International Space Station is Essential.
NASA: Excitement Builds for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2, Return of Crewed Flight from U.S. Soil.
NASA: NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight with Astronauts.
NASA: The Presskit.
De PDF-versie vind je hier.

Teslarati: SpaceX, NASA hold press conference, historic astronaut launch clears final hurdles before readiness.

Space News: NASA, SpaceX enter home stretch for commercial crew test flight.
The NY Times: SpaceX to Bring Crew to Short-Staffed Space Station for Longer Stay.
Space Policy Online: Demo-2 crew ready to fly to ISS, but how long they’ll stay remains TBD.

NasaSpaceFlight: From Shuttle Sadness to Dragon Delight – USA prepares to regain domestic crew launch capability.
SpaceCom: ‘Uphill battle': SpaceX overcame obstacles on road to historic 1st crew launch.

De lancering en het corona-virus:
New Scientist: SpaceX mission control to do social distancing for first crewed flight.
Florida Today: Unlike NASA, sheriff asks people to come to Brevard to see historic space launch.

De filmpjes:
NASA: Demo-2 and ISS Overview Briefing - May 1,2020.
NASA: SpaceX Demo-2 Mission Overview Briefing - May 1, 2020.
NASA: SpaceX DM 2 Crew News Conference - May 1, 2020.
NASA: NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Interviews with Astronaut Douglas Hurley.
NASA: NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Interviews with Astronaut Robert Behnken.
NASA: Commercial Crew DM-2 Crew B roll Reel.
SpaceX: Crew Dragon In-Flight Escape Demonstration Recap.
(Lees ook: Teslarati: SpaceX releases rare footage of Elon Musk celebrating recent rocket explosion.)

NASA: #NASAatHome: Spaceport Series Episode 10: America's return to human spaceflight.


Commercial Crew – Geslaagde (laatste) parachutetest voor Crew Dragon.
SpaceX (Twitter): 27th and final test complete.
SpaceCom: SpaceX aces final parachute test ahead of historic May 27 crew launch.


Commercial Crew – SpaceX bereidt ondertussen ook eerste operationele vlucht Crew Dragon voor.
Teslarati: SpaceX is already preparing for operational astronaut missions.
Parabolic Arc: Japanese Astronaut Prepares for Flight Aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon.


Virgin Galactic – SpaceShipTwo voor het eerst sinds lang weer in de lucht.
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Flight From Spaceport America.
Space News: SpaceShipTwo makes first flight from Spaceport America.
SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo makes 1st glide flight over Spaceport America.

Filmpjes:
Video From Space: SpaceShipTwo Unity soars in 1st glide flight over New Mexico.

In een vorige NUDR kwamen de eerste twee afleveringen al aan bod. Hier zijn er drie nieuwe:
Virgin Galactic: Science With Virgin Galactic | How to build a spaceship.
Virgin Galactic: Science With Virgin Galactic | Flying a spaceship.
Virgin Galactic: Science With Virgin Galactic | Testing a spaceship.
 

RocketLab plaats raket op nieuwe lanceerplatform. 
NasaSpaceFlight: Rocket Lab rolls out first Electron at LC-2 ahead of Q3 2020 launch.
Space News: Rocket Lab tests Electron on new Virginia launch pad.

Filmpje:
What About It?: A Conversation with RocketLabs Peter Beck - Mid-Air Recovery - Photon - Mission To Venus.

Ondertussen breidt RocketLab uit.
RocketLab: Rocket Lab Closes Acquisition of Satellite Hardware Manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary.


China – Deze week onbemande testvlucht van de Shenzhou-opvolger.
Space News: Long March 5B rolled out for crewed spacecraft, space station test launch.


Europese lanceerbasis weldra weer open.
Arianespace: COVID-19 / Arianespace to resume its launch campaigns at the Guiana Space Center.
NasaSpaceFlight: Arianespace set the dates for its return to action.
Space News: Guiana Space Center launches to resume in June.

Roscosmos: NPO Lavochkin specialists returned from Guiana.
Roscosmos: TsENKI specialists completing work in Guiana.

Nog een filmpje:
CSG: Ariane 6 - ELA4 - Mars 2020.


Virgin Orbit klaar voor eerste lancering.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Orbit Completes Wet Dress Rehearsal for First LauncherOne Flight.


Over de Iraanse lancering van vorige week.
Spacewatch: Iran unveils military space command, new details on satellite launch.
Space Daily: Iran receives signals from Noor satellite: commander.
Space Daily: Russian enthusiast claims he intercepted Iranian's satellite signal.

Een filmpje:
Scott Manley: Decoding Iran's New 'Qased' Rocket and the 'Noor' Satellite.


Commercial Cargo – Een naam voor de eerste Dream Chaser.
Parabolic Arc: Sierra Nevada Names First Dream Chaser Shuttle “Tenacity”.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA ISS Blog: Study Improving Fiber Optics; Cosmonauts Relaxing After Cargo Mission.
NASA ISS Blog: Cygnus Prepped for Departure During Station Science and Upkeep.
NASA ISS Blog: Spacesuit Work and Heart Research Fill Crew Day.
NASA ISS Blog: Expedition 63 Explores Free-Flying Robots and Heart Research.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/27/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/28/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/29/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/30/2020.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 27, 2020.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Er werd vorige week een Progress-capsule gelanceerd naar het ISS. De volgende volgt al in juli.
TASS: Launch of Progress MS-15 resupply ship to space station scheduled for July.

Via Satellite: Guatemala’s First Satellite Quetzal-1 Deploys from ISS.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Remote Science: 05/01/2020.
ESA: Astronaut coffee break: let’s talk landing.
ESA: Astronaut coffee break: nine-person crew.
ESA: Astronaut coffee break: tomato sauce in space.
ESA: Astronaut coffee break: filming in space.


Artemis – NASA bestelt meer motoren voor SLS.
NASA: NASA Commits to Future Artemis Missions with More SLS Rocket Engines.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: NASA awards Aerojet Rocketdyne $1.79 billion contract modification to build additional RS-25 rocket engines to support Artemis program.

Een filmpje:
Aerojet Rocketdyne: What is the RS-25 Rocket Engine?

Nog dit:
Spaceflight Now: Hopeful for launch next year, NASA aims to resume SLS operations within weeks.
ESA: Unpacking Orion for performance test.


SpaceX – Starship SN4 slaagt waar vorige exemplaren faalden.
Teslarati: Elon Musk says SpaceX’s newest Starship just passed its first test.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship passed “cryo proof” test for the first time and here’s what’s next.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship prototype days away from first Raptor static fire test.

RoomEU: SpaceX's first full-scale Starship passes key test.
Spaceflight Now: Starship prototype clears cryogenic pressure test.

Filmpjes:
What About It?: SpaceX Starship Updates - Starship SN4 Passes Cryo Test.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship Update| SN4 Passes the Cryogenic Test| What Next? - In Details.


Meer nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
NASA: New Insight Into Parker Solar Probe's Early Observations.

Mercurius:
ESA: Earth flyby opens new science opportunities for BepiColombo.
ESA: The sound of Earth’s magnetic field by BepiColombo.

Aarde:
AstroBlogs: Experimenteel satellietenduo vormt Noors-Nederlandse observatiepost in de ruimte.
NASA: NASA Space Laser Missions Map 16 Years of Ice Sheet Loss.
NASA: NASA Mission Maps 16 Years of Ice Loss  (filmpje).
NASA eClips: Our World: Fire Safety: Here and In Space (filmpje).
SpaceCom: Drop in fossil fuel emissions from coronavirus response is changing Earth's air, NASA satellites show.
NASA: How NASA Observes Earth from Air & Orbit (live public talk) (filmpje).

Maan:
ECNS: China's lunar rover travels about 448 meters on moon's far side.
NASA: NASA CubeSat Will Shine a Laser Light on the Moon's Darkest Craters.
NASA: NASA Scientists Tapped to Mature More Rugged Seismometer System to Measure Moonquakes.

Mars:
NASA: Sols 2747-2748: Driving to 'Glasgow'.
NASA: Sols 2749-2750: Preparing to Drill 'Glasgow'.
NASA: Sols 2751-2753: 'Glas-going' to Drill!
SpaceWatch: How NASA’s Perseverance Mars team has adjusted to work in the time of coronavirus.
NASA Podcast: Gravity Assist: Persevering on Mars, with Mitch Schulte.
Science at NASA: Building Rovers with #NASAatHome  (filmpje).
NASA: Meet NASA's Katie Stack Morgan, Mars 2020 Deputy Proj. Scientist—Behind the Spacecraft (Live Q&A) (filmpje).
NASA: Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission.
NASA: NASA’s Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity (UHD Trailer).
NASA: NASA’s Mars Helicopter Q&A with Project Manager MiMi Aung (filmpje).
NasaSpaceFlight: UAE-built Mars orbiter arrives at launch site ahead of July liftoff.
Space Daily: Emirates first Mars mission ready for launch from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre.
We Martians: Video of UAE’s Mars probe being shipped to Japan.
Inside Outer Space: Problems at the Red Planet.

Bennu:
Universe Today: OSIRIS-REx Descended Down to Just 75 Meters Above the Surface of Bennu in a Recent Test.

Arrokoth: 
SciTech Daily: The Origin of Arrokoth: Birth of a “Snowman” at the Edge of the Solar System.


SpaceX – VisorSat, een nieuwe poging om Starlink-satellieten minder helder te maken.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starlink “VisorSat” launch plans revealed by Elon Musk.

Space News: SpaceX to test Starlink “sun visor” to reduce brightness.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX to debut satellite-dimming sunshade on Starlink launch next month.


Om af te ronden: Een interview met Elon Musk (van net voor de corona-crisis).
Via Satellite: Elon Musk, Founder & Chief Engineer, SpaceX – SATELLITE 2020 Opening Day Keynote.


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