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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/26–499

Ruimtewandelingen, het is een beetje de rode draad doorheen deze NUDR. Twee ISS astronauten gingen naar buiten om verder te werken aan de vervanging van de batterijen. In 2023 zal er ook veel belangstelling zijn voor een ruimtewandeling, want blijkbaar gaat dan de allereerste ruimtetoerist op wandel buiten het ISS. Afronden doen we met een voordracht over wat bljkbaar bekend staat als de gevaarlijkste ruimtewandeling ooit. Dat, en nog véél meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De tank voor vloeibare zuurstof van het SLS wordt getest of ze voldoende stevig is. Daartoe worden ze letterlijk tot barstensvol met water gepompt. Foto: NASA/David Olive


Beidou-systeem volledig met lancering Chinese navigatiesatelliet.
Pan Daily: Beidou Navigation System Acquires Final Satellite.
Space News: China launches final satellite to complete Beidou system, booster falls downrange.
Spaceflight Now: China launches final Beidou navigation satellite.
BBC News: BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS.
Spacepage: China brengt laatste Beidou navigatiesatelliet in de ruimte.

ECNS: Beidou system's applications spread around globe.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Declares Launch of Last BeiDou Satellite Successful.
New China TV: China launches last BDS satellite to complete global navigation constellation.
New China TV: Launch of last BDS satellite captured by rocket cam.
SciNews: The last BeiDou-3 satellite launch.
CCTV: Last Satellite of BeiDou Navigation System Completes First Orbit Change.

Een live-uitzending van de lancering (in het Engels) vind je hier bij CGTN.


Virgin Galactic doet tweede testvlucht vanuit Spaceport America.
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo completes second flight from Spaceport America. 
Space News: SpaceShipTwo makes second glide flight at Spaceport America.

Het filmpje:
Virgin Galactic: Mission Recap: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity completes second flight from Spaceport America.


Vega-lancering opnieuw uitgesteld.
De wind op grotere hoogtes was nog steeds niet wat het moest zijn. De lancering – met o.a. twee Belgische cubesats – werd alweer uitgesteld.
Maandag 29/06 in de vroege ochtenduren (03u51 onze tijd) wordt er een nieuwe poging gewaagd.
Arianespace: Vega Flight VV16 – the SSMS PoC mission: New postponement due to weather conditions.
Vanaf 3u30 onze tijd te volgen via o.a. ESA TV.


SpaceX stelt lancering nieuwe Starlink-batch opnieuw uit en maakt zich klaar voor GPS-lancering.
Florida Today: SpaceX Starlink launch delay inches closer to worsening weather.
Geek Wire: LeoStella confirms delivery of BlackSky’s Earth observation satellites for SpaceX launch.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s third Starlink launch in three weeks is just around the corner.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX gearing up for another launch of Starlink broadband satellites this week.
Florida Today:SpaceX Starlink launch pushes another 24 hours.
Space Upclose: SpaceX completes static fire test for next Starlink launch Friday june 26: Photos.
Teslarati: SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 rockets hours apart for back to back launches.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX rideshare provides new path to orbit for BlackSky.

Spaceflight Now: SpaceX delays Starlink launch.

Teslarati: SpaceX Starlink antennas spied at Starship factory for the first time ever.
Engineering Today: Spacex Starlink Satellite Constellation || Elon Musk is Inviting Public Beta-Testers (filmpje).

En ook dit:
Lexology: A Space Law Matter: SpaceX Starlink and Minds-On Legal Concerns.


Lanceercontract voor Relativity.
Spaceflight Now: Relativity books up to six launches for Iridium, reveals plans for Vandenberg pad.
Ars Technica: Iridium plans to launch six satellites on Relativity’s new rocket.
NasaSpaceFlight: Relativity Space to Launch Iridium Satellites from New Vandenberg Launch Site.
Click Orlando: Relativity Space looks to California for second launch site.


Spaceport Sutherland.
BBC: Space Hub Sutherland recommended for approval.


Investeert UK in failliet OneWeb over voor eigen navigatiesatellietnetwerk ?
The Telegraph: Boris Johnson backs buying stake in satellite rival to EU's Galileo.
The Guardian: UK seeking to scale back plans for independent satnav, report says.
The Guardian: 'We've bought the wrong satellites': UK tech gamble baffles experts.


NASA, Virgin Galactic en Low Earth Orbit Economy.
NASA: NASA Developing a Plan to Fly Personnel on Suborbital Spacecraft.
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA for Private Orbital Spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS).
Space News: Virgin Galactic to work with NASA on private orbital spaceflight experiences.
The Verge: Virgin Galactic will organize private passenger trips to the space station for NASA.
Geek Wire: Virgin Galactic and NASA make a deal on services for private orbital astronauts.
Spaceflight Now: NASA developing plans to fly astronauts on suborbital rockets.
CNBC: Shares of Virgin Galactic surge after announcement that it will train astronauts for NASA.

NASA: Opportunities to Stimulate Demand.
NASA: NASA Moving Forward to Enable a Low-Earth Orbit Economy.
Het gaat hier zowat allemaal om berichten die al eerder dit jaar verspreid werden:
KBR: In a Space Industry First, NASA Grants KBR the Right to Train Private Astronauts at NASA Facilities.
Axiom: Axiom Space plans first-ever fully private human spaceflight mission to International Space Station.
LambdaVision: LambdaVision Secures Further NASA Funding to Utilize Company's Advanced Production Processes for Additional Applications.

Nog een interessant document:
NASA: Forecasting Future NASA Demand in Low-Earth Orbit: Revision Two – Quantifying Demand (PDF).


2022 – Opnieuw een Russische vrouwelijke kosmonaut de ruimte in?
TASS: Russia’s only female cosmonaut expected to make spaceflight in autumn of 2022.

Daarbij aansluitend, nog twee filmpjes:
IRL: First Woman in Space: 57th Anniversary of the Launch of Vostok 6.
IRL: First American Woman in Space: 37th Anniversary of STS-7.


2023 – Ruimtetoerist gaat ruimtewandeling doen.
Sputnik News: First-Ever Contract for Tourist Walk in Outer Space Signed, Russian Space Corporation Reveals.
Space News: Space Adventures signs contract for Soyuz flight with spacewalk option
The Verge: Roscosmos says it will send two tourists to the space station in 2023 — and one of them will spacewalk
TASS: Russian space firm signs deal to send two tourists to orbital outpost in 2023
Geek Wire: Russian space officials say Space Adventures has struck a deal to let a customer do a spacewalk.

Een filmpje:
The Space Adventurer: Space Adventures' Spacewalk Mission.


Europa bezorgt Axiom ruwbouw commerciële uitbreiding ISS.
Thales: Thales Alenia Space will provide two key pressurized elements for Axiom Commercial Space Station.


ISS – Ruimtewandelingen en mogelijke terugkeer Crew Dragon.
Florida Today: SpaceX and NASA targeting August for historic ocean landing of astronauts.
Space News: NASA using Demo-2 commercial crew astronauts to support ISS spacewalks.
Spaceflight Now: Astronauts gear up for spacewalks amid planning for August Crew Dragon return.
Ars Technica: After nearly a month in space, NASA seems really happy with Crew Dragon.

PhysOrg: Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk.

Spaceflight Now: Cassidy, Behnken begin final series of space station battery upgrades.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 63 US Spacewalk Preview Briefing - June 24, 2020.
NASA: US Spacewalk #65 Animation.
NASA: US Spacewalk #66 Animation.

NASA: International Space Station Spacewalk, June 26, 2020.

En nog dit:
Engineering Today: SpaceX Crew Dragon || Why NASA Allows SpaceX to Reuse Rockets and Capsules for Astronaut Launches?


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA ISS Blog: Astronauts Check Spacewalk Tools and Suits, Study Space Physics.
NASA ISS Blog: Spacesuit Fit Checks and Microsatellite Deployment Today.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Focusing on Science Today as Spacewalk Nears.
NASA ISS Blog: Expedition 63 Crew Gets Ready for Friday’s Spacewalk.
NASA ISS Blog: NASA TV Broadcasts Battery Swap Spacewalk Friday.
NASA ISS Blog: NASA TV Coverage of Spacewalk Underway.
NASA ISS Blog: Spacewalkers Begin Work to Replace Batteries.
NASA ISS Blog: Cassidy and Behnken Conclude Spacewalk to Replace Batteries.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/19/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/22/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/23/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/24/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/25/2020.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of June 22, 2020.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Airbus: Airbus and ESA sign agreement to continue ISS operations.

Sputnik News: ISS Astronauts Stop Search for Benzene Leak’s Source After US-Made Air Quality Device Shorts Out.
Sputnik News: Search for Benzene on Space Station to Resume in July - Source.

TASS: Cosmonauts at ISS congratulate Russians on historic Victory Parade’s anniversary.

ESA: Space Station stitch.

Collect Space: Astronaut-aquanaut connects with space station after deep sea dive.

Nog filmpjes:
Video From Space: Happy Father's Day! SpaceX Demo-2 astronauts talk about sons while on Space Station.
Video From Space: Annular solar eclipse shadow seen from Space Station.
NASA: Space to Ground: Channeling Energy: 06/26/2020.
SciShow Space: 3 Medical Breakthroughs from the International Space Station.
Scott Manley: Why The Docking Adapters On The Space Station Are Shaped Oddly.
Space Center Yuzhny: At the Baikonur were completed autonomous tests of the Progress МS-15 in the echo-free chamber.

Maar ook:
KSC: Visitor Complex: How Do Astronauts "Go" While Working in Space?

En nog iets om naar uit te kijken?
ISS National Lab: From a Dream to Virtual Reality: The ISS Experience.


ARTEMIS – SLS/Orion.
NASA: NASA Prepares to Complete Artemis SLS Rocket Structural Testing.
NASA: Testing the SLS Rocket’s Liquid Oxygen Tank.
NASA: NASA Completes Artemis Space Launch System Structural Testing Campaign.
Beelden van de test vind je hier.

NasaSpaceFlight: NASA studying practice rendezvous options for Artemis 2 Orion.

Spaceflight Now: SLS booster segments arrive in Florida, but stacking on hold until core stage test.

Filmpjes:
NASA: The Hardware for NASA’s Artemis I Mission Comes Together.
AmericaSpace: Orion for SLS Artemis II Moon Mission Moved to Clean Room.
Airbus: How to build the Orion ESM - Propulsion Subsystem.


ARTEMIS – Gateway.
Teslarati: SpaceX Dragon XL could supply NASA astronauts around the Moon and Earth.
CSA: Building the next Canadarm.


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan in 2024 … Naar Mars in …
NASA: Students Develop Innovative Lunar Exploration Concepts in NASA's Artemis Competition.
NASA: NASA Invites Competitors to Shoot for the Moon and Beyond (Cube Quest Challenge).

SpaceCom: Don't expect NASA's 1st Artemis astronauts to drive on the moon in a fancy lunar car.

Ars Technica: Vicodin, ketamine, and caffeine: The ingredients of a good space pharmacy.

Popular Mechanics: It's Hard to Poop on the Moon. NASA Wants You to Make It Easier.
VRT NWS: NASA looft 35.000 dollar uit voor wie de beste "maan-wc" ontwerpt.

Fox News: Space expert says 110 people is 'minimum number' to start life on Mars.

SpaceWatch: Space Café Webtalk Recap: Jessy Kate Schingler on Lunar Policy.


SpaceX – SpaceX doet (bewust) Starship SN7 ontploffen.
Teslarati: SpaceX blows up Starship tank to test new metal alloy.
Universe Today: Another Starship Test Ends in an Explosion (Intentionally This Time).
Inverse: SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk shares stunning image that shows tank’s real size.

Een filmpje vind je hier

Teslarati: SpaceX transports fifth Starship prototype to the launch pad.


Mars2020 – Algemene repetitie voor Atlas V raket. Lancering uitgesteld tot 22 juli.
ULA: Status Check - Rocket 101: What is WDR?
ULA: Status Check - Mars 2020: Atlas V completes countdown rehearsal.

Spaceflight Now: Atlas 5 rocket runs through practice countdown before Mars rover launch.

Space Upclose: ULA completes wet dress rehearsal of Atlas V rocket for NASA Mars Perseverance rover launch: Photo’s.

NASA: Mars 2020 Mission Now Targeted for July 22 Launch.

Filmpje:
NASA: Testing the Mars Helicopter Delivery System on NASA's Perseverance Rover.
Space News: Webinar – Mars Exploration: Blueprint for the Red Planet.


Asteroid Day.
ESA: ESA highlights protection for our planet ahead of Asteroid Day.
ESA: Name given to asteroid target of ESA’s planetary defence mission.
ESA: Hera and its asteroid target.
ESA: ESA Asteroid Day Programme - Dutch (met filmpje).

Science Daily: Protecting Earth from asteroid impact with a tethered diversion.

SpaceWatch: Impact of an asteroid on Earth: The need for legal clarifications.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Ruimteweer:
ECNS: China's large solar telescope ready for space weather forecasts.
NASA: NASA Awards NOAA’s Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 Spacecraft.

Zon: 
NASA: A Decade of Sun (filmpje).

Aarde:
Gizmodo: Satellite Reveals Massive Saharan Dust Cloud Over the Atlantic Ocean.
NOAA Satellites: GOES-East Monitors Large Saharan Dust Plume (filmpje).
NASA: NASA Tracks the Arizona Bush Fire.
The Space Review: Distributors should unplug the Earth imagery bottleneck.
NASA: Satellites Have Drastically Changed How We Forecast Hurricanes.
NASA: NASA Scientist Simulates Sunsets on Other Worlds.
De bijbehorende video vind je hier
Airbus: Happy birthday Sentinel-2A: Five Years of Environmental Insights.
ESA: SMOS monitoring droughts (met filmpje).
NOAA Satellites: Two Orbits, One Mission (filmpje).
Space Policy Online: New remote sensing regs great improvement, but devil is in the details.

Maan:
SpaceGeneration: SGAC Japan Space Talk #8 Commerical Moon Exploration "YAOKI" (filmpje).

Mars:
Science: Mars mission would put China among space leaders.
Bloomberg: Mars Mission Is Next Step in Intensifying Middle East Space Race.
Universe Today: Amazing View of How Dust Storms Grow on Mars.
NASA Mission Update: Sol 2801: Keep Running Up That Hill?
NASA Mission Update: Sol 2802: Finishing Observations at 'Bloodstone Hill'.
NASA Mission Update: Sols 2803-2804: A Drive to a View.
NASA Mission Update: Sols 2805-2809: Pit Stop for Curiosity.

Jupiter:
Met links naar heel wat wetenschappelijke bijdrages:
JGR Space Physics: Jupiter Midway through the Juno Mission.

Saturnus:
Astrum: What were the final images NASA's Cassini ever took?

Pluto:
SyFy Wire: Did Pluto start hot or cold?
Ars Technica: New model challenges idea that Pluto started out frozen.


Hervormingen in Indische ruimtevaart.
ISRO: Briefing by Secretary, DOS/Chairman, ISRO.
The Hindu: IN-SPACe to be new space industry regulator, says ISRO chief Sivan.
The Hindu: Nothing will go out of ISRO; we will enable private players: K. Sivan.
Parabolic Arc: ISRO Announces Reforms to Allow Private Sector to Commercialize Space Activities (met filmpje).


COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard.
ESA: Space agencies join forces to produce global view of COVID-19 impacts.
NASA: NASA, Partner Space Agencies Amass Global View of COVID-19 Impacts.

Filmpjes
ESA: An introduction to the COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard.
ESA: COVID-19 Earth Observation Dashboard tutorial.

Ook dit:
NSR: Report finds satellite capacity market to recover from COVID-19 dip in 3 years, but from 2022-2029 revenue will double.
ESA: Space for Healtcare (webinar rond COVID-19).


Over de meest gevaarlijke ruimtewandeling in de Amerikaanse geschiedenis.
Dat was de EVA toen ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano bijna verdronk in zijn ruimtepak.
NASA: The Most Dangerous EVA in US History.


Om af te ronden.
FS: How do international laws regulate space mining?


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