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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/25–498

Ze weten de spanning wel te rekken voor de Belgen die betrokken zijn bij PICASSO en SIMBA, de twee Belgische cubesats die met een Europese Vega moeten gelanceerd worden. Het weer, en dan vooral de winden op grote hoogte, waren al twee keer de spelbreker. Hopelijk lukt het deze week wel. Meer Belgisch ruimtevaartnieuws kwam van het NOMAD-instrument dat rond de Mars de langgezochte “groene schijn” vondt. Dat en nog veel meer in het “Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart” van deze week.

Bij de foto: Deze neuskegel staat boven op de Vega-raket. Onder het beschermende omhulsel bevinden zich 53 kleine satellieten, waaronder 2 Belgische. Foto Credits: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Vidéo du CSG - P. BAUDON


Alweer pech voor MOMO.
Japann Today: Japanese startup's launch of compact rocket fails.

Filmpjes:
IRL: Interstellar Technologies MOMO F5 Launch Failure.
IRL: Interstellar Technologies MOMO F5 Onboard Camera (Synced with Audio).


Suborbitale lancering vanuit Schotland.
Edinburgh News: Edinburgh-based Skyrora successfully completes Shetland’s first rocket launch.
Satellite Evolution Group: Hattrick for rocket company after first ever launch from Shetland.
BBC: 'Space race' hots up with first Shetland rocket launch.
BBC: UK-US sign agreement on space launch technology.


Laatste Beidou-lancering uitgesteld.
ECNS: China to launch last BeiDou navigation satellite on Tuesday.
ECNS: Final Beidou satellite ready for launch (½) (foto’s).
Spaceflight Now: Last Beidou satellite launch postponed by rocket trouble.
FNN: China delays launch to complete GPS-like Beidou network.

Enige oudere artikels:
ECNS: Beidou navigation system used in majority of countries and regions, designer says.
ECNS: Beidou system soon available worldwide.
ECNS: China's BeiDou system offers more, greater applications.
ECNS: 54th BeiDou satellite starts operation in network.
ECNS: China tests inter-satellite links of BeiDou navigation system.
ECNS: China's BeiDou navigation enables smarter agricultural production.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: Rocket Tests Completed Before China's Upcoming Navigation Satellite Launch.
CGTN: Launch of last satellite of BeiDou Navigation System set for June.
CCTV: China Ready to Launch BeiDou Navigation System's Last Satellite.
CGTN: China to launch final BeiDou navigation satellite on Tuesday.
SciNews: Long March-3B ready to launch the last BeiDou-3 satellite.


China lanceert aardobservatiesatelliet.
ECNS: China launches new Earth observation satellite (photos).
Space News: China launches third Gaofen-9 satellite, postpones Beidou mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: Long March 2D lofts Gaofen-9 (03) satellite.
Spaceflight Now: China launches Earth observation satellite.

Filmpjes:
Let op alle “rommel” die van de raket valt.
CGTN: China launches new Earth observation satellite.
SciNews: Long March-2D launches Gaofen-9 03 and HEAD-5 satellites.


Vega Return To Flight uitgesteld door weersomstandigheden.
Spaceflight Now: Vega rocket’s return-to-flight launch waits for improved wind conditions.
ESA: When Vega met satellites.

Filmpje:
ESA: SSMS inaugural flight on Vega.


Over de Belgische Cubesats.
ESA: PICASSO, ESA’s CubeSat to sift secrets from sunrise.
ESA: Simba CubeSat to swivel from Earth to Sun to help track climate change.

Of in het Nederlands:
ESA: PICASSO, ESA’s CubeSat om geheimen van zonsopgang te achterhalen.
ESA: CubeSat Simba draait van de aarde naar de zon om de klimaatverandering te helpen volgen.


SpaceX – Falcon 9.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next rocket fairing reuse milestone within reach after latest recovery.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s rocket reusability dream is within reach after fastest recovery yet.


Rideshare – Over het tegelijkertijd lanceren van tientallen kleine satellietjes.
Teslarati: SpaceX secures 100+ smallsat launch contracts in 10 months.
CNBC: The European rocket challenging SpaceX and Rocket Lab in the growing U.S. small satellite market.
Inverse: SpaceX’s ridesharing business has passed a jaw-dropping milestone.

Spaceflight Inc: Spaceflight Inc: coordinates rideshare launch of Canon electronics second Earth observation satellite.
Spaceflight Inc: Spaceflight to launch its first rideshare payloads on a SpaceX Starlink mission.


Nieuwe contracten voor Rocket Lab.
C4ISRnet: US to continue launching spy satellites from New Zealand in 2021.
Space News: Rocket Lab wins NRO contracts for back-to-back launches.


Nieuws van Astra en Relativity Space.
Space News: Astra to make new orbital launch attempt in July.

SpaceQ: Relativity Space may be printing the future of more than just rocketry.


“Nieuwe” mogelijkheden voor ruimtetoerisme?
Space News: World View founders launch new stratospheric ballooning venture.
The New York Times: They Want to Sell Balloon Rides 19 Miles Up. Haven’t We Heard This Before?
Geek Wire: Space Perspective reboots vision of flying passengers to stratosphere on a balloon.


Commercial Cargo – Dream Chaser.
America Space: Dream Chaser Spaceplane Prototype Arrives at KSC (filmpje).


Commercial Crew – Crew Dragon.
Teslarati: SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft put through its paces at orbital space station.
Space News: NASA to allow reuse of Crew Dragon spacecraft and boosters.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Starts Week With Spacewalk Preps, Satellite Work.
NASA ISS Blog: Biology and Physics as Crew Enters BEAM, Preps for Spacewalk.
NASA ISS Blog: Dragon Work, Space Research and Spacewalk Preps Today.
NASA ISS Blog: Spacesuit Work, Earth and Physics Studies Today.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Readies Satellite and Organizes Station.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/15/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/16/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/17/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/18/2020.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of June 15, 2020.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Space News: NASA ISS manager to retire.
Spaceflight Now: NASA’s space station program manager retiring from agency.
NASA: NASA Names Acting International Space Station Program Manager.

Sputnik News: NASA Reveals What Could Be Source of ‘Elevated Benzene Level’ on ISS.

Russian Space News: New Russian Laboratory Module to be Launched Next Year.

SpaceCom: The International Space Station is getting a new toilet this year.

Houston Chronicle: NASA astronauts discuss landing the Dragon during call with Pence.

Ars Technica: Everything we know—and don’t—about Tom Cruise’s plans to film a movie in space.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Alpha Guys: 06/19/2020.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - June 19, 2020.
NASA: Expedition 63 Inflight CBS News, Fox Business, CNN Business - June 16,2020.


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NASA: Rocket Motors for First NASA Artemis Moon Mission Arrive at Spaceport.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Rocket Boosters Arrive at Kennedy Space Center for NASA’s Artemis I Mission.
Collect Space: Shuttle-flown solid rocket segments arrive in Florida for Artemis I SLS.

Filmpjes:
America Space: Boosters for SLS Artemis Moon Rocket Arrive at KSC.
NASA: Rocket Science in 60 Seconds: How and Why Are the SLS Rocket Boosters Insulated?
Airbus: How to build the Orion ESM - Assembly, Integration & Test.


Artemis – Naar de Maan in 2024?
Spaceflight Now: New NASA spaceflight chief makes no guarantees about 2024 moon landing goal.


NOMAD (ExoMars TGO) vindt langgezochte groene schijn rond Mars.
BIRA: ExoMars NOMAD detecteert voor het eerst groene gloed rond Mars.
ESA: ExoMars spot unieke groene gloed rondom de rode planeet.

Meer duiding in dit interview op Radio 1.
Radio 1: Belgische onderzoekers zien groene gloed rond Mars: "Na 40 jaar eindelijk gevonden".


Mars2020 – Een maand voor de lancering.
NASA: The Launch Is Approaching for NASA's Next Mars Rover, Perseverance.
NASA: NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover – Countdown to Mars (Media Briefing).
Space News: NASA confident Mars 2020 will launch on schedule.

NASA: Making a Mars Rover (live public talk).
NASA: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Comes Together for Mars Mission.
NASA: Getting NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover to Launch During the COVID-19 Pandemic (filmpje).

NASA aPPEL: Perseverance Rover to Carry Innovative Technology to Key Site on Mars.
Astronomy: NASA Perseverance rover: How it works and what it will do.


Mars Sample Fetch Rover.
Airbus: Airbus wins next study contract for Martian Sample Fetch Rover.
GovUK: UK designing new rover to bring first samples back from Mars.

ESA: Martian rover motors ahead.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
ESA: Solar Orbiter makes first close approach to the Sun.
PhysOrg: Observatories around the solar system team up to study sun's influence.
KU Leuven: Vlaamse supercomputers werpen nieuw licht op zonnevlammen.

Aarde:
Volgend instrument wordt vanuit het B.USOC opgevolgd.
ESA: Storm hunter turns two.
SciTechDaily: Copernicus Sentinel-6: Testing Complete for New International Ocean Satellite.
NASA: NASA's Aqua Satellite Sees Fire Season in Full Swing in Arizona and New Mexico.
ESA: ESAIL maritime microsatellite (met filmpje).
NASA: Down to Earth – The Fragile Earth (filmpje).
Space News: PredaSAR to send 48 satellites into initial radar constellation.

Maan: 
CCTV: China's Yutu 2 Rover Resumes Exploration in Far Side of Moon (filmpje).
ECNS: Chang'e-4 returns new images of the lunar surface.
The Verge: How small launcher Rocket Lab plans to pull off its first mission to the Moon next year.
Inside Outer Space: China’s Moon Lander/Rover: Back to Work.
SpaceCom: Yes, there's ice on the moon. But it's not the 1st lunar resource we'll use.

Mars: 
NASA: While Stargazing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover Spots Earth and Venus.
NASA: Sols 2790-2791: Capturing the Sights on the Road.
NASA: Sols 2795-2796: Approaching 'Bloodstone Hill'.
NASA: Sols 2797-2798: Last Leg to 'Bloodstone Hill!'
Space Generation: SGAC Japan Space Talk #7 Autonomation of (Mars) Rovers.
BIRA: Simulatie van methaanpluim op Mars op het noordelijk halfrond (filmpje).
SciShow Space: Mars Express: Triumph From Disaster.
Astronomy: How 'Mars Undergound' sparked a return to the Red Planet.

Jupiter:
Astronomy: What has the Juno spacecraft taught us about Jupiter?

Uranus & Neptunus: 
SpaceRef: Lessons learned from (and since) the Voyager 2 flybys of Uranus and Neptune.
RoomEU: NASA wants to visit Neptune’s weird moon Triton.

Arrokoth:
Science Direct: Photometry of Kuiper belt object (486958) Arrokoth from New Horizons LORRI.

Bennu:
NASA: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Produces Nightingale Mosaic.
SETI Institute: Rubble Pile Asteroids.

Kometen:
NASA: 4,000th Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar Observatory.
NASA: Four of Our Favorite SOHO-discovered Comets (filmpje).

Aan de grens
EurekAlert!: NASA's IBEX charts 11 years of change at boundary to interstellar space.


SpaceX – Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starship program returns to its roots with a new rocket ‘test tank’.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship will need fleet of ocean spaceports, says Elon Musk.
Teslarati: SpaceX set to finish three Starship prototypes in the same month.

Popular Mechanics: SpaceX Wants a Flotilla of Launch Pads Off the Texas Coast.

De traditionele lading filmpjes :-)
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship || Elon Musk details Tweaks to land Starship on the Moon.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship || Elon Musk says SpaceX Developing Offshore Spaceports.
What About It?: SpaceX Starship Updates – Age Of Super Heavy.
What About It?: SpaceX Starship Updates – Crew Dragon Mission Progress Update.


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