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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/32–505

SpaceX lanceert nieuwe Starlink-satellieten. SpaceX krijgt contract voor militaire lanceringen. SpaceX brengt Bob en Doug aan boord van Crew Dragon veilig thuis. SpaceX scoort met Starship SN5 en de eerste 150-meter hop. Dat en – ja toch wel – nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.


Bij de foto: Het ziet er misschien niet echt als een raket uit, maar SpaceX zette wel een belangrijke stap vooruit in de ontwikkeling van Starship. Al is het duidelijk dat met slechts 150 meter achter de rug, de weg naar de Maan en naar Mars nog lang is.


Commercial Crew – Crew Dragon astronauten weer thuis.
Artikels en filmpjes i.v.m. de ontkoppeling vind je in vorige NUDR.

NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Wake Up, Prep Crew Dragon For Splashdown Today.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronauts Target Splashdown off Coast of Pensacola, Florida.
NASA Space Station Blog: The SpaceX Crew Dragon is “Go” for Deorbit Burn.
NASA Space Station Blog: Splashdown of Two Astronauts Aboard the Space Crew Dragon.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: SPLASHDOWN! NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Test Flight Complete.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Splashdown: Recovery Operations Underway.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: SpaceX Recovery Vessel Approaches Crew Dragon.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Crew Dragon Safely Aboard Recovery Vessel.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Astronauts Doing Well Inside Crew Dragon Spacecraft.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: Behnken and Hurley are Out of Crew Dragon.

NASA: NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to Space Station.
ISS National Lab: Successful SpaceX Demo-2 Mission Leaves its Mark on Space Station Science.

Teslarati: SpaceX lands NASA astronauts in the ocean for the first time in decades.
Teslarati: SpaceX set for historic Crew Dragon astronaut mission with splashdown from space.

Space News: Crew Dragon splashes down to end successful test flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: Dragon Endeavour’s historic mission draws to a close.
NasaSpaceFlight: Demo-2 safely returns Bob and Doug to Earth to conclude historic start to new Commercial Era.
Collect Space: Astronauts on SpaceX capsule make first US splashdown in 45 years.
Spaceflight Now: Astronauts back on Earth after ‘extraordinary’ Dragon test flight.
Ars Technica: Dragonship Endeavour is flying free, on its way back to Earth.
Ars Technica: After a splendid flight test, NASA now has a new ride to space.

NY Times: Private Boats Enter SpaceX Splashdown Area, Raising Concerns.
Jalopnik: Lots Of Idiots In Private Boats Swarmed Where The SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashed Down From The ISS.
NasaWatch: Political Reaction To Dragon Splashdown.

BBC: SpaceX: Nasa crew describe rumbles and jolts of return to Earth.
Spaceflight Now: Dragon astronauts describe sounds and sensations of return to Earth.
Space News: Demo-2 astronauts praise performance of Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Collect Space: Astronauts: SpaceX capsule could land in Smithsonian, someday.

Filmpjes – De live uitzendingen:
SpaceX: Crew Demo-2 Departure.
SpaceX: Crew Demo-2 Return Coast Phase.
SpaceX: Crew Demo-2 Splashdown.
NASA: Welcome Home to our #LaunchAmerica Astronauts after Historic NASA/SpaceX Flight.

Filmpjes – Persconferenties:
NASA: After the Splashdown: NASA & SpaceX Discuss the Return of Astronauts from Space.
NASA: DM 2 Crew News Conference at Johnson Space Center - August 4, 2020 (met beide astronauten).

Filmpjes – Endeavour komt aan in Port Canaveral.
NasaSpaceFlight: Dragon Endeavour sails into Port Canaveral

Filmpjes – Samenvattingen en hoogtepunten:
NASA: Splashdown Recap: Bob & Doug Come Home.
NASA: SpaceX Dragon Endeavour Splashdown in 4K.
NASA: NASA's SpaceX DM-2 Mission Highlights.
Video From Space: SpaceX Demo-2 astronauts' kids wake up dads in adorable splashdown day call.
SciNews: SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Splashdown.
SciNews: SpaceX Demo-2: Crew Dragon Hatch Opening.

Eindigen doen we dit overzicht met een mooi overzicht (gemaakt voor de terugkeer) en wat analyses.
Everyday Astronaut: How do you get back to Earth from Orbit? How NASA/SpaceX Astronauts Bob and Doug got home!
En een analyse door Scott Manley:
Scott Manley: NASA's Bob & Doug Return To Earth, Making History (And Other Deep Space Updates - August 3rd).
En door Aviation Week
Aviation Week: Podcast: Inside The U.S. Return To Launching Humans To Space.

En nog een allerlaatste:

NASA: #AskNASA┃ How Do We Launch Astronauts from the United States to the Space Station?


Starship SN5 doet het uiteindelijk dan toch: de 150 meter hop.
Al ging dat niet meteen van de eerste keer.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship rocket’s flight debut set for Monday.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship hop debut aborted at the last second by Raptor engine.
Teslarati: SpaceX aborts Starship hop debut a second time, kicks off third attempt [updated].
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship leaps towards Mars with picture-perfect hop debut.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Starship starts to take shape as Elon Musk talks next steps.

De eerste poging liep dus met een sisser af, bij deze wat filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN5's first hop attempt triggers an abort.
NasaSpaceFlight: ABORT #2: Starship SN5 150-Meter Hop Attempt Aborted in Boca Chica, Texas (vanaf de sirene / met commentaar).

Space News: SpaceX Starship prototype finally flies.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX clears big hurdle on next-gen Starship rocket program.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN5 conducts successful 150-meter flight test.
Space Policy Online: SpaceX scores another success for Starship just days after Crew Dragon’s safe return.

NSS: How significant is the flight of Starship SN5?

En dan wat filmpjes, eerst het officiële SpaceX-filmpje:
SpaceX: Starship SN5 150m Hop.
Gevolgd door verschillende camerastandpunten:
LabPadre: SN5 LabCam Launch.
LabPadre: SN5 Launch From Sapphire Cam.
LabPadre: SN5 Successfully Hops!!!
Nog wat beelden, soms met andere camera’s, met commentaar.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN5 Successfully Completes 150-Meter Hop in Boca Chica, Texas (begint net voor het afgaan van de sirenes).
Everyday Astronaut: Watch SpaceX ACTUALLY hop Starship SN-5 150m!!! (vanaf ongeveer de laatste twee minuten voor liftoff).
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Checking in with SN5 following historic hop.
NasaSpaceFlight: Roadside with Starship SN5 after successful 150-meter hop.

Na de feiten, een interessante analyse:
Scott Manley: SpaceX's Shiny Stainless Steel Starship Prototype Takes Flight For The First Time.
What About It?: SpaceX Starship Updates – How did SN5 do? – Super Heavy: How to fit 31 Raptor Engines.


Meer Starship-nieuws.
Nog twee filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - High Bay moves to Level 3 - Test Tank SN7.1 preps.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN8 enters Stacking Operations.


China lanceert remote sensing satelliet.
ECNS: China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite.
Foto’s vind je hier.

NasaSpaceFlight: Chinese Long March 2D’s 50th launch lofts latest Gaofen-9 satellite.
Spaceflight Now: Earth observation and research satellites ride Chinese rocket into orbit.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches New Optical Remote-sensing Satellite.
SciNews: Long March-2D launches Gaofen-9 04.


SpaceX lanceert nieuwe batch Starlink-satellieten.
Spaceflight Now: After delays, Falcon 9 rocket back on launch pad with Starlink satellites.
Teslarati: SpaceX ready for another Starlink launch attempt: fourth time’s the charm?

Teslarati: SpaceX launches tenth Starlink mission, nails booster’s fifth landing.
Space News: SpaceX launches Starlink and BlackSky satellites.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Starlink Mission.
SpaceX: Starlink Mission Control Audio.
SciNews: SpaceX Starlink 10 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing, 7 August 2020.

Ars Technica: SpaceX now plans for 5 million Starlink customers in US, up from 1 million.


Virgin Galactic – Eerste vlucht met toeristen in 2021.
Space News: Virgin Galactic delays SpaceShipTwo commercial flights to 2021.
Bloomberg: Virgin Galactic to Raise $460 Million as Branson Flight Delayed.


Virgin Galactic – Een supersonisch vliegtuig en meer nieuws.
The Register: Virgin Galactic pals up with Rolls-Royce to work on Mach 3 Concorde-style private jet that can carry up to 19 people.
The Verge: Virgin Galactic releases renders of proposed supersonic jet that can reach Mach 3.
PhysOrg: Virgin seeks to revive supersonic commercial flight—but faster.

Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic Net Loss Increases to $63 Million in Q2.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock.


Astra – Lancering uitgesteld omwille van het weer.
Spaceflight Now: Astra readies small satellite launcher for test flight from Alaska
NasaSpaceFlight: Astra’s still waiting to make maiden orbital test flight.
Een nieuwe lanceerdatum moet nog bepaald worden, aldus deze Astra Tweet.


Rocketlab – Zwaardere vrachten mogelijk voor Electron.
RocketLab: Rocket Lab Increases Electron Payload Capacity, Enabling Interplanetary Missions and Reusability.
Space News: Rocket Lab increases Electron payload capacity.

Zie ook dit filmpje:
RocketLab: Rocket Lab SmallSat Update and Q&A.


SpaceX en ULA krijgen nieuwe militaire lanceercontracten. 
Space Policy Online: ULA, SpaceX win NSSL Phase 2 Awards.
Defense News: After a hard-fought competition, ULA and SpaceX to remain military’s rocket launch providers.
The Verge: SpaceX, ULA are the big winners for US national security launches.

Blue Origin: BE-4 engine will supoort US Space Force’s National Security Space Launch Program.
Parabolic Arc: Northrop Grumman Disappointed by Loss in Launcher Procurement.


Meer nieuws over raketten, voorbije lanceringen en dergelijke.
Space News: New NASA office coordinates rideshare launches of smallsat science missions.

SpaceWatch Global: Russian communications satellite achieve designated orbit.

SatTrackCam: NROL-129 payloads located on-orbit.

Virgin Orbit: Wrapping up our first launch demo, and looking ahead to launch Demo 2.

Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9, ULA Atlas V rockets win dual satellite launch contracts.
Space News: Swarm works with Exolaunch to fly 24 SpaceBees on SpaceX Falcon 9.

Satellite Evolution Group: Skyrora rocket to take off from Iceland.

VAFB:  Unarmed Minuteman III test launch scheduled.
VAFB: Minuteman III launches from Vandenberg.
VAFB: Team Adaptability is key to Minuteman Task Force success.

Space News: California seeks to expand commercial space launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Space News: DARPA has no plans for another space launch prize competition.

KoreaTimes: South Korea faces hurdles with space projects.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Dragon Returns as SpaceX, Russia Prep Future Crew Missions
NASA Space Station Blog: Station Crew Busy With Variety of Space Research
NASA Space Station Blog: Space Research, Orbital Plumbing Fill Crew’s Day
NASA Space Station Blog: Station Crew Works Japanese and Russian Research

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/31/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/03/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/04/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/05/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/06/2020.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of August 3, 2020.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
TASS: Russia starts training cosmonauts for record fast flight to orbital outpost.

En met het oog op een vlucht met twee toeristen.
Roscosmos: Soyuz solo piloting program.
RT America: Roscosmos to send 2 tourists to ISS by 2022 (filmpje).

Parabolic Arc: TechEdSat-10 Deploys from the Space Station.

ESA: Weightless action on the Space Station – power, bones and bubbles.

The Conversation: From floating guts to ‘sticky’ blood – here’s how to do surgery in space.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Gulf Coast Splashdown: 08/07/2020.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - August 7, 2020.


Indische ruimtevaarders trainen nog steeds in Rusland.
Roscosmos: Indian cosmonauts feel well and continue training.
TASS: Indian astronauts to complete training at Russia’s Gagarin Center in early 2021.
The Times of India: Gaganyaan: Astronauts finish training on abnormal landing in 3 scenarios.


ARTEMIS – SLS Green Run Test.
NASA: Space Launch System (SLS) Makes Progress on Core Stage Green Run Testing.
NASA: Four Down, Four to Go: Artemis I Rocket Moves Closer to Hot Fire Test.
De checklist vind je hier.

NASA: NASA Motor Test Helps Evaluate New SLS Materials.
Beelden vind je hier.


ARTEMIS – Gateway.
NASA: First Pieces of Future Gateway Living Quarters.


ARTEMIS – Naar Maan en Mars.
Politico: Trump's 2024 moon goal faces 'challenge' in Senate, GOP chair predicts.

TASS: Russia’s new spacecraft can make flights to Moon and Mars, says chief designer.

NASA: Houston, We have a podcast: Deep Space Transport.


Over het Marsoffensief van deze zomer.
Over Al Amal:
Spacewatch Global: UAE leadership honor UAE Hope probe team.
RocketSTEM: UAE’s Mars Mission aims to inspire citizens to pursue STEM fields.

Over Tianwen:
China Daily: Mars probe makes first mid-course adjustment.
CCTV: Orbiter, Lander of Mars Probe Collaborate Closely During Flight Toward Mars (filmpje).
CGTN: Tech It Out: How does Tianwen-1 get to Mars? (filmpje).

Over Mars2020:
SpaceCom: Weather satellite and robotic telescope spot Perseverance rover en route to Mars.
Airbus: Airbus’s space technology gets to Mars with Perseverance.
SpaceWatch: MAXAR contributes sixth robotic arm for Mars Rover program.
The Space Review: Propelling Perseverance: The legacy of Viking is helping NASA get to Mars.

Air&Space: Mars Exploration Takes a Major Leap.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Ruimteweer:
ESA: Cluster’s 20 years of studying Earth’s magnetosphere.
Universe Today: This is What the Solar System Really Looks Like.

Zon:
NASA: NASA Sounding Rocket Finds Helium Structures in Sun’s Atmosphere.

Venus:
AAS Nova: Featured Image: Investigating Venus’s Volcanic Activity in the Lab.

Aarde:
Space News: Belgian company SpaceBel forms hyperspectral imaging spinoff.
NASA: NASA Satellites Show Two Views of California's Apple Fire.
Spaceflight Now: Watch conditions at Kennedy Space Center during Tropical Storm Isaias.
NASA: NASA Captures Isaias Twice Along East Coast (filmpje).
ESA: Return of the LIDAR.
ESA: Discovering new penguin colonies from space.
NASA: Greenland's Extreme Melt, 1 Year Later (filmpje).
SpaceCom: Beirut explosion devastation spotted from space (satellite photos).
De Standaard: Voor en na: satellietbeelden tonen impact ontploffing Beiroet.
ESA: Satellites provide crucial data on crops during COVID-19.

Maan:
SpaceWatch Global: iSPACE reveals final design for Hakuto-R lunar lander.
Space News: Japan’s ispace updates design of lunar lander.
Roscosmos: Luna-25 flight units of scientific instruments delivered to NPO Lavochkin.
SpaceCom: Russia gearing up to launch moon mission in 2021.

Mars:
PhysOrg: Rice researchers use InSight for deep Mars measurements.
NASA: NASA's MAVEN Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing in Ultraviolet Light.
Het filmpje vind je hier
NASA: 8 Martian Postcards to Celebrate Curiosity's Landing Anniversary.
NASA: Sols 2839-2841: 'Mary Anning' Makes It 27 Drill Holes on Mars!
NASA: Sol 2842: Eyes on Our Surroundings.
NASA: Sol 2843: On Your Marks SAM, Get Ready...!
NASA: Sols 2844-2845: SAM is Baking to Celebrate 8 Years on Mars.
NASA: Sols 2846-2848: Continuing Along the "Sol Path".
ESA: ExoMars captures spring in martian craters.

Space News: MarCO shows interplanetary cubesats possible but not easy.
University of British Columbia: Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers.
Sky & Telescope: Was early Mars “wet and warm”? Or wet and cold?
Ars Technica: Many of Mars’ stream valleys might have formed under an ice sheet.
PhysOrg: Crater investigators explore Mars from afar.

Jupiter:
NASA: Science in Seconds: New Results from NASA's Juno Mission at Jupiter (filmpje).
Science At NASA: Shallow Lightning on Jupiter (NASA Visualization, feat. Music by Vangelis) (filmpje).

Bennu:
NASA: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is One Rehearsal Away from Touching Asteroid Bennu.

Planetoïden:
NASA: NASA’s Lucy Mission Passes Critical Mission Milestone.
EurekAlert: SwRI-led Lucy mission one step closer to the Trojan asteroids.
JHL APU: DART, NASA's First Planetary Defense Mission.

En nog wat Chinese plannen:
Space News: China is moving ahead with lunar south pole and near-Earth asteroid missions.


China’s Beidou navigatiesatellieten.
ECNS: Beidou satellites to stay ahead of game.
ECNS: Official: BeiDou system products exported to over 120 countries and regions.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: A rewind of China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System deployment.
CGTN: What functions will BeiDou have – both in and outside China?
CGTN: BeiDou-3 global navigation satellite system could be used for future lunar exploration.
CGTN: Live: Completion and commissioning of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.
CGTN: A visit to where BeiDou satellites were assembled and tested for final launch.
CGTN: China's BeiDou system helps navigate fishing boats amidst typhoon.
CGTN: Takeaways from news conference on China's BeiDou navigation system.


Om af te ronden – “Space Camp” gered.
Collect Space: Donations needed to 'Save Space Camp' after pandemic shortfall.
KIRO 7: Boeing donates $500,000 to struggling Space Camp.
WCAX: US Space & Rocket Center reaches fundraising goal.


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