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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/29–502

Beginnen doen we met de veelbelovende beelden afkomstig van ESA’s Solar Orbiter. Het echte waarnemingswerk moet nog beginnen maar de eerste testopnames lieten al meteen een ontdekking toe: “Kampvuurtjes” op de zon. En – als alles goed gaat – vertrekt vannacht de eerste van drie sondes (“Hope” van de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten) naar de Rode Planeet. Later deze week (wellicht op donderdag) vertrekt de volgende, de Chinese Tianwen-1. Het is dan wachten tot de 30ste juli om ook NASA’s Perseverance-rover te zien vertrekken. Datzelfde NASA liet ook weten dat Bob en Doug wellicht op 2 augustus met hun Crew Dragon terug naar huis komen. Kortom,  er komen nog heel wat leuke en spannende ruimtevaartdagen. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart.

Bij de foto: De Lange Mars 5 staat op het lanceerplatform. Vermoedelijk vertrek nu donderdag 23 juli. Aan boord Tianwen-1, China’s Marssonde. Foto: China News Service.


ESA’s Solar Orbiter en de eerste waarnemingen.
ESA: Solar Orbiter’s first images reveal ‘campfires’ on the Sun.
De Nederlandstalige versie vind je hier.
Een overzicht van de foto’s en dergelijke vind je hier.
NASA: ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter Returns First Data, Snaps Closest Pictures of the Sun.

Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België: De eerste beelden van de telescoop EUI zijn vrijgegeven.

Sky & Telescope: European Solar Orbiter takes closest-ever images of the sun.

De filmpjes:
ESA: Closer than ever: Solar Orbiter’s first views of the Sun (met muziek).
ESA: Solar Orbiter first images revealed (met commentaar en interviews).
ESA: Solar Orbiter sees ‘campfires’ on the Sun (noch muziek, noch commentaar).


Al Amal – Het slechte weer in Japan doet lancering opschuiven naar 19 juli (onze tijd).
Eerst nog wat voorbeschouwingen:
Space News: The UAE’s hope for success at Mars, and at home.
PhysOrg: The UAE's Mars mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than the red planet.
BBC: The woman leading the first Arab interplanetary mission (filmpje).

CGTN: 12.07: Members of UAE Hope Mars Mission hold pre-launch briefing (met Engelstalige tolk).

Het eerste uitstel:
Japan Today: Bad weather delays launch of UAE Mars mission from Japan.
CNA: UAE postpones Mars mission due to weather at Japan launch site.

Opnieuw uitstel:
Arabian Aerospace: UAE Mars Mission postponed due to bad weather.

En tenslotte:
The National: UAE Mars Mission postponed again due to bad weather.
Japan Today: UAE Mars orbiter's liftoff from Japan reset for Monday.

Beelden van de raket op het lanceerplatform vind je in deze tweet.

Science News: How upcoming missions to Mars will help predict its wild dust storms.
EOS.org: Lifting the Veil on Martian Dust Storms.


Tianwen 1 is de volgende. Raket staat buiten.
China Daily: Mars probe arrives at Hainan launch site in South China.
ECNS: China prepares to launch Long March-5 rocket for Mars mission.
ECNS: Carrier rocket arrives at launch pad to lift China's Tianwen 1 Mars probe (foto’s).
Space News: Long March 5 rolled out for July 23 launch of China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission.

CNA: From the Moon to Mars: China's march across space.
Nature Astronomy: China’s first mission to Mars.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China prepares to launch Long March-5 rocket for Mars mission.
CCTV: China Prepares to Launch Long March-5 Rocket for Mars Mission.
CGTN: Long March-5 rocket, China's Mars probe ready for liftoff.

En voor wie het nog niet zou weten:
CGTN: What is a Mars launch window?


Mars2020 (a.k.a. Perseverance) is de laatste.
NASA: Perseverance Rover Mated to Its Atlas V Rocket.

NasaSpaceFlight: Finding additional days in a short, interplanetary launch window to Mars.

Nog enkele filmpjes:
NASA: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: Attempting the First Powered Flight on Mars.
NASA: Mars Perseverance Rover: Launching This Summer.
America Space: NASA Mars 2020 Rover Sample Collection Animation.
SciNews: Atlas V getting ready to launch the Mars 2020 mission.
The Planetary Society: Inside the Mars 2020 Rover Clean Room.
The Planetary Society: In the Perseverance Clean Room - Descent Stage.


Minotaur lanceert satellietjes voor het NRO.
Spaceflight Now: Top secret NRO payload installed on Minotaur rocket for launch from Virginia.
NasaSpaceFlight: Northrop Grumman readies for debut Minotaur IV launch from MARS.
NASA: Minotaur Rocket Launching July 15 from NASA Wallops.
Spaceflight Now: Minotaur rocket ready to launch four payloads for U.S. spy satellite agency.

Een NRO-persmap over deze lancering vind je hier (PDF).

Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Successfully Launches Minotaur IV Rocket Carrying Satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Space News: Northrop Grumman Minotaur 4 launches NRO mission, its first from Virginia spaceport.
NasaSpaceFlight: Northrop Grumman successfully launches NROL-129 from MARS.
Spaceflight Now: Minotaur rocket successfully deploys four NRO satellites in orbit.

Filmpjes:
NASA Wallops: Live Stream.
SciNews: Minotaur IV launches NROL-129.
Scott Manley: Decades Old Nuclear Missiles Finally Launched As Orbital Rockets.


SpaceX – Falcon 9.
Teslarati: SpaceX hit by back to back Falcon 9 and Starship rocket delays.
Teslarati: SpaceX could still break NASA Shuttle reuse record after launch delay.

Spaceflight Now: Falcon 9 launch of South Korean military satellite postponed.
Florida Today: SpaceX's upcoming Falcon 9 rocket launches have been delayed.

Florida Today: SpaceX appears to be targeting next week for Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral.

Filmpje: 
US Launch Report: SpaceX - Lift, Load and Go - GPS III.


Space – Starlink.
Teslarati: SpaceX ‘Starlink router’ approved by the FCC.

Business Insider: Code on SpaceX’s Starlink website contains the first official photos of Elon Musk’s ‘UFO on a stick’ — and key details about the satellite-internet project’s test program.
Ars Technica: Details on SpaceX Starlink beta emerge along with photos of user terminals.


Allerlei nieuws over allerlei (kleine) raketten.
SatNews: Rocket Engine Test Complex Opened in Scotland by Skyrora.

SatNews: A Record Full Duration Test of a Hybrid Rocket Engine is Achieved by Gilmour Space.
Beelden van een 45 seconden test twee weken geleden vind je hier.
Beelden van de 110 seconden test vind je hier.

SatNews: iRocket’s USAF is for Fully Reusable, Autonomous, Small Rockets — Flight-Ready in Less Than 24 Hours.

Space News: Funds no longer available for Defense Production Act small launch contracts.
C4ISRnet: Funding for small launch providers still in question after withdrawal of $116M in contracts.

Aviation Week: Podcast: Interview With Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck.


Rusland – Niet geïnteresseerd in Artemis / Samenwerking met China / Vostochny / Safranov.
Space Policy Online: Rogozin not interested in cooperating with US on lunar program, prefers China.
NASA Watch: Rogozin: Russia Is Not Interested In Working With NASA on Artemis (Or Maybe They Are).
Ars Technica: Russian space chief questions NASA plans, praises partnership with China.

TASS: Russian cosmonauts ready to fly on US and Chinese spacecraft - Roscosmos chief.
TASS: Roscosmos chief calls US manned spacecraft glamorous version of Russia’s Soyuz.
TASS: Russia’s Soyuz MS spaceship to be operated at least 10 years - Roscosmos CEO.

TASS: Russia to start designing Vostochny spaceport infrastructure for crewed launches.

EuroNews: Ivan Safronov: Dozens arrested in Moscow protest against ex-journalist's treason charges (filmpje).
TASS: Roscosmos chief advisor Safronov indicted on high treason.
TASS: Roscosmos head advisor’s indictment has no data on Czech intelligence payment.
TASS: Safronov’s case based on criminal intelligence, lawyer says.


Commercial Cargo – Dream Chaser.
SNC: Ozmens’ SNC selected by the DoD to design, develop unmanned orbital outpost prototype.


Commercial Crew – Starliner.
Filmpjes:
TMRO: NASA & Boeing Finalize Starliner Fixes | TMRO:News.
Het Starliner gedeelte begint hier.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Crew Dragon led NASA to focus its scrutiny on Boeing Starliner capsule?


Commercial Crew – Crew Dragon.
CNBC: NASA plans to return its astronauts in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on Aug. 2.
Space News: NASA plans early August return of Crew Dragon from space station.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket arrives in Florida for next NASA astronaut launch.


ISS – Nieuwe ruimtewandeling voor Cassidy en Behnken.
Federal News Network: Space station power upgrades nearly finished after spacewalk.
Spaceflight Now: Spacewalkers accomplish another round of space station battery swap outs.

De hele ruimtewandeling kan je hier herbekijken.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA ISS Blog: Space Physics and Biology Top Research Schedule Today.
NASA ISS Blog: Spacewalk Preps, Satellite Deployment During Bone and Heart Research.
NASA ISS Blog: Busy Day of Spacewalk Preps and Human Research.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Completes Spacewalk Preps and Studies Human Biology.
NASA ISS Blog: NASA TV is Live Now as Astronauts Prepare for Spacewalk.
NASA ISS Blog: Astronauts Have Begun Spacewalk Live on NASA TV.
NASA ISS Blog: NASA Astronauts Conclude Today’s Spacewalk.
NASA ISS Blog: Spacewalk Preps and 45 Years of U.S.-Russian Space Cooperation Today.
NASA ISS Blog: NASA Announces Crew Dragon Splashdown Date.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/13/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/14/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/15/2020.

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


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Boeing: Boeing to Support International Space Station Operations Through 2024.
Florida Today: Boeing's space station contract extended to 2024.

Roscosmos: Filling of Progress MS-15 cargo spacecraft complete (met foto’s).
Roscosmos: Progress МS-15 mated to the adapter section (met foto’s).
Roscosmos: Progress MS-15 designers’ inspection and encapsulation into payload fairing completed (met foto’s).
Roscosmos: Progress MS-15 sent to final assembly with the launch vehicle (met foto’s).

TASS: Russia’s research module for orbital outpost passes final trials.

Science Times: Cosmonaut Aboard the ISS Successfully Engineered First Human Cartilage in Space.
Video From Space: Engineered cartilage built on space station (filmpje).

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Outside The Hatch: 07/17/2020.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - July 17, 2020.
Space Center Yuzhny: Autonomous tests of the Progress МS-15 in the echo-free chamber .
Space Center Yuzhny: Progress MS-15 in neuskegel.
Space Center Yuzhny: Cargo ship Progress MS-15 is ready to launch.

Nog dit:
Russian Space News: Zvezda: 20 Years in Space.


ARTEMIS – “Verrassing”: Orion over tijd en boven budget.
NASA OIG: NASA’s Management of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Program (PDF).

Space News: NASA’s inspector general criticizes Orion cost accounting.
Ars Technica: NASA’s inspector general report roasts Lockheed Martin for Orion fees.
Space Policy Online: NASA IG blasts NASA for excluding $17,5 billion from Orion cost estimate.

Florida Today: Lockheed Martin will lease former Astronaut Hall of Fame for NASA's Orion spacecraft.


ARTEMIS – SLS.
NasaSpaceFlight: SLS Core Stage Green Run campaign moving into propulsion system checkouts.
Space News: SLS static-fire test expected in October.
NASA: NASA's SLS Core Stage Green Run Tests Critical Systems For Artemis I.

NASA: NASA Teams Load Artemis I Rocket Hardware on Barge for Trip to Kennedy.

Ars Technica: NASA chief says he’s “very confident” in a 2021 launch date for SLS, but…

Filmpje:
NASA: NASA Prepares Artemis I Rocket Hardware for Kennedy.


ARTEMIS – Naar de Maan.
Space News: NASA signs agreement with Japan on lunar exploration.

NASA: Solar Power Investigation to Launch on Lunar Lander.
Ars Technica: NASA’s first lunar habitat may be an RV-like rover built by Toyota.

ESA: Who’s ready to serve the lunar missions?

HeroX: NASA's Watts on the Moon Challenge.
The Science Times: NASA Launches 'Watts on the Moon Challenge' Together with HeroX to Light Up the Moon For Future Lunar Missions.

NASA: NASA Scientist Over the Moon With Homegrown Radish Research.

Parabolic Arc: Langley Researchers Are Shaking Up Lunar Landing Technology.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Venus:
Universe Today: 15 Different Ideas for Rovers That Could Explore Venus
Universe Today: More Details On NASA’s VERITAS Mission, Which Could Go to Venus

Aarde:
NASA: CALIPSO Observes Saharan Dust Transport (filmpje).
Via Satellite: From imagery to insights: The commercial case for geospatial intelligence.
ECNS: China's marine satellites support coral reef protection in South China Sea.
ECNS: Satellite data used in flood relief.
NASA: Syncing NASA Laser, ESA Radar for a New Look at Sea Ice.
Aviation Week: ESA Proceeds With Large-Scale Earth-Observation Program.
CSL: Le CSL continue sa collaboration au sein du programme Copernicus.

Maan:
ECNS: China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 20th lunar day.

Mars:
NASA: Sols 2822-2823: The Wheels Keep Turning.
NASA: Sols 2824-2825: Drive for Science!
AAS Nova: Evidence for an Ancient Martian Ocean.

Jupiter:
Space News: Cost growth prompts changes to Europa Clipper instruments.

Saturnus:
aPPEL Knowledge Services: Dragonfly to Explore the Icy, Exotic World of Titan.

Pluto:
Spaceflight Now: Five years after New Horizons flyby, scientists assess next mission to Pluto.

Bennu:
Univ Of Arizona: Mapping the Solar System: From the Moon to Bennu.

Ryugu:
JAXA: JAXA-the Australian Space Agency Joint Statement for Cooperation in the Hayabusa2 Sample Return Mission.

Komeet NEOWISE:
NASA: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Spies Newly-Discovered Comet NEOWISE.
Video From Space: Comet NEOWISE seen by several spacecraft (filmpje).
Scott Manley: NEOWISE - The Comet & The Story of The Spacecraft Which Discovered It (filmpje).


JWST – Nog meer vertraging.
NASA: NASA Announces New James Webb Space Telescope Target Launch Date.
ESA: James Webb Space Telescope to launch in October 2021.

Ars Technica: Webb space telescope launch delayed seven more months to late 2021.
Space Policy Online: JWST slips another 7 months to October 2021.
Space News: NASA delays JWST launch by seven months.

NASA: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Comprehensive Systems Test.

Filmpjes:
NASA: The Webb Telescope is Folded for Final Testing.
NASA: New Hubble Video Miniseries Goes Behind the Scenes of Our 'Eye in the Sky'.
NASA: Episode 1: Driving The Telescope (Hubble – Eye in the Sky miniseries).


SpaceX – Starship.
Teslarati: SpaceX hit by back to back Falcon 9 and Starship rocket delays.
Teslarati: SpaceX stacks Starship nose section for the first time in months.
Teslarati: SpaceX scraps Florida Starship Mk2 prototype.

AVWeb: Environmental Groups Want SpaceX Test Site Studied.

Filmpje:
What about it?: Will the Starship Facility Survive Hurricanes?


45 jaar geleden – Apollo Soyuz Test Project.
NASA: The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An Orbital Partnership Is Born.
Roscosmos: To Mr J. Bridenstine.

Air&Space Mag: With the Apollo-Soyuz Handshake in Space, the Cold War Thawed a Little.
The Register: When Apollo met Soyuz: 45 years ago, Americans and Russians played together nicely... IN SPAAAAACE.

Sputnik News: NASA Astronauts Were Shocked by WC on Soviet Soyuz Spaceship, Former Cosmonaut Says.

Filmpjes:
NASA: The 45th Anniversary of the Historic Apollo-Soyuz Mission is Remembered.
NASA: Expedition63 Inflight with US Ambassador to Russia on Apollo Soyuz 45th Anniversary- July 17, 2020.


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