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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/38–511

Deze week is er maar één hoogtepunt: de ontdekking van een molecule in de atmosfeer van Venus die zou kunnen wijzen op het voorkomen van leven. Niet onlogisch dat er plannen gemaakt worden om allerlei sondes naar deze planeet te sturen. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: Op Venus werd een zgn. biomarker ontdekt. Wat zou kunnen wijzen op het voorkomen van leven. Wordt ongetwijfeld vervolgd. Foto: ESO / M. Kornmesser / L. Calçada & NASA / JPL / Caltech.

Leven op Venus?
Royal Astronomical Society: Hints of life on Venus.
Royal Astronomical Society: Venus phosphine detection factsheet.
The Planetary Society: Did Scientists Just Find Life on Venus? Here's How to Interpret the Phosphine Discovery.
NY Times: Life on Venus? Astronomers See a Signal in Its Clouds.
SpaceCom: Strange chemical in clouds of Venus defies explanation. Could it be a sign of life?
Air & Space: The Likelihood of Life on Venus Just Increased Dramatically.
Air & Space: Not Only Does Venus Hold the Possibility of Life, It Has Active Volcanoes, Too.
Breakthrough Initiatives: Breakthrough Initiatives to fund study into search for primitive life in the clouds of Venus.

De kans wordt nu groot dat er “weldra” een Venus-missie komt.
Space News: Potential biosignature discovery could boost prospects of Venus missions.
IEEE Spectrum: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration.
Universe Today: Missions Are Already Being Planned to Figure Out What’s Creating the Biosignature on Venus.
Spaceflight Now: Hints of life renew interest in Venus, and a private mission could lead the way.
BBC: Venus: Will private firms win the race to the fiery planet?

Sky & Telescope: Race to Venus: How we’ll verify phosphine.

TASS: Russia plans to send mission to Venus.
TASS: Roscosmos did not refuse cooperation with USA on Venus exploration.
Gizmodo: Hell Is in Space and It Belongs to Russia, Roscosmos Chief Says.
Popular Mechanics: Venus Is a Russian Planet ... Says Russia.
SpaceCom: Here's every successful Venus mission humanity has ever launched.

VRT NWS: "Sporen van mogelijk leven" gevonden op Venus: "Ontdekking roept veel vragen op".

Enkele filmpjes:
SETI: Did we find life on Venus?
SETI: SETI Live: Is there life on Venus?
ESO: Animation: zooming in on Venus.
The Bad Astronomer: Astronomers find evidence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus.
Video From Space: Venus life? Next steps: Sample return? Is it dangerous? Astrobiologist explains.

Over de mislukte Astra lancering.
Spaceflight Now: Software fix could position Astra for another launch attempt by end of year.
TMRO: Astra's Anomalous Test Flight | TMRO:News.

China lanceert 9 satellietjes vanop de Gele Zee.
NasaSpaceFlight: China bounces back with Long March 11 launch of nine satellites.
Defense Aerospace: China Launches Second Carrier Rocket At Sea.
ECNS: China sends nine satellites into orbit by sea launch(1/3).
Spaceflight Now: China successfully launches satellites from ocean-going platform.

CCTV: China Sends 9 Satellites into Orbit at Yellow Sea.
SciNews: Long March-11 launches Jilin-1 Gaofen-03-1 from a ship at sea.
CCTV: China Starts Building First Maritime Spaceport.

Slecht weer in recovery zone doet Starlink-lancering uitstellen.
Teslarati: (Update: scrubbed) SpaceX’s next Starlink launch to break rocket fairing reuse record.
Teslarati: SpaceX delays Starlink launch as ocean outmatches drone ship upgrades.

Spaceflight Now: SpaceX plans Falcon 9 launch Thursday from Kennedy Space Center.
NasaSpaceflight: SpaceX postpones twelfth launch of Starlink v1.0 satellites for weather.
Spaceflight Now: Next SpaceX launch will wait for improved ocean conditions.

Nog dit:
Teslarati: SpaceX eyes Starlink to connect rocket recovery ships to the internet.

Australië werkt aan een commerciële raket.
The Guardian: Space oddity: Australia launches 35kg commercial rocket into atmosphere.
Cosmos: Australia re-enters the space race.

Ook eerste lancering Vega-C uitgesteld tot 2021.
Space News: Vega C debut slips to mid-2021.

Allerlei raketnieuws.

Parabolic Arc: Brazilian Space Agency Evaluating 11 Proposals to Launch From Alcantara.

Space News: China’s Landspace raises $175 million for Zhuque-2 launch vehicles.
Universe Today: China is Building a Floating Spaceport for Rocket Launches.
ECNS: China's new carrier rocket available for public view.

BBC: Germany eyes space satellite launchpad in North Sea.

Parabolic Arc: A Look at Europe’s Reusable Themis Booster Project.
Ariane Group: Video: Hot, hot hot! Testing the Vulcain 2.1 engine for the first Ariane 6 flight..

The Science Times: India Successfully Tests Its Own Scramjet Engine, Eyes Hypersonic Cruise Missiles.
Parabolic Arc: Indian Spaceport Becomes COVID-19 Hot Spot as Launch Drought Continues.

Roscosmos: Odyssey sea launch platform inspection (met foto’s).
TASS: Top Roscosmos officials evaluate Sea Launch's readiness for future Soyuz missions.
Sputnik News: A Rival for Elon Musk? Russia's S7 Space Seeks to Create Reusable Rocket.
Roscosmos: Dmitry Rogozin pays a working visit to Vostochny (met foto’s).
Russian Space News: Giant launch pad for Angara was delivered to Vostochny cosmodrome.

Verenigd Koninkrijk: 
Space Daily: UK Spaceports form historic alliance.
Herald Scotland: Scottish launch sites come together to propel UK’s nascent space sector.

Verenigde Staten:
Space News: Polar launches from Cape won’t affect future of Vandenberg.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Replace Aging ICBM System.
Space News: Northrop Grumman receives $13.3 billion contract to develop next-generation ICBM.
Space News: Space Force: Too early to say if military will need ‘super heavy’ launch vehicles.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic to Conduct Suborbital Flight in Late October After Long Hiatus.
SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic to launch its 1st suborbital spaceflight from Spaceport America in October: report.
Pararbolic Arc: Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is Seeking Investors.
Space News: Virgin Orbit asks OneWeb bankruptcy court to mandate payment for canceled launches.
Space News: ULA studying long-term upgrades to Vulcan.
NASA: Large-Scale 3D Printing for Rocket Engines (filmpje).
Collect Space: Shuttle-used rockets roll into California to stand up Endeavour exhibit.
Space News: Tory Bruno reveals Chinese company tried to infiltrate ULA’s supply chain.
‘t Volgende wisten we al van vorige week:
Spaceflight Now: Northrop Grumman ends OmegA rocket program.

ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Sets Up Advanced Science Gear, Loads Cargo Ship With Trash.
NASA Space Station Blog: Biology, Physics Hardware and Software Updates During Pilot Studies.
NASA Space Station Blog: Science Hardware Upkeep All Day on Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: DNA Repairs, Self-Replicating Materials Highlight Thursday’s Research.
NASA Space Station Blog: Robotics, Space Tech and Heart Research Wrap Up Work Week.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/11/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/14/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/15/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/16/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/17/2020.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of September 14, 2020.

ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Space News: Nanoracks finalizing space station airlock and new funding round.

Roscosmos: Nauka module prelaunch preparations continue at Baikonur.
Russian Space News: Russian cosmonauts will go into outer space from the new ISS module.

Roscosmos: Official statement on the ISS approaching an out-of-order US military satellite.
Roscomsos: BRICSat-2 satellite poses no threat to the ISS.
Space Daily: Small leak of ammonia detected at US Segment of ISS.

New Scientist: NASA to film an Estée Lauder ad in space as the ISS opens for business.
CNN Business: NASA astronauts have a new task: make videos of Estée Lauder products.
SpaceCom: Astronauts to film Estée Lauder skincare serum on International Space Station: report.

Deadline: Space Travel Reality Show Set To Send Contestant To ISS In 2023; Space Hero Company & Propagate Producing.
Space News: Reality show latest sign of growing commercial interest in ISS.

Astronomy: Rodents in space: Keeping bone and muscle strong on the ISS
Air & Space: The ISS Has Made Us a Space-Dwelling Species.

NASA: Space to Ground: Honoring Kalpana: 09/18/2020.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - September 18, 2020.
ESA: Back to school with Thomas Pesquet.

Nog een podcast:
SpaceQ: Designing a space station and other stories.

Artemis – SLS Green Run Test – Stap 5 van 8 is ook gelukt.
NASA Artemis Blog: NASA Completes Fifth Green Run Test for First Artemis Moon Rocket
Beelden van de test vind je hier.

Artemis – Orion/SLS.
NASA: Orion Spreads its Wings
ESA: Folding the wings on Orion for the last time.

America Space: SLS Boosters Processing at KSC For Artemis-1 Mission (filmpje).

Artemis – Over twee van de drie kandidaat maanlanders.
Blue Origin: National Team completes system requiremnts review to define its integrated human landing system design.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin and partners pass key milestone for lunar lander design.

Dynetics: Dynetics Marks Progress with Artemis Human Landing System Test Article Development.
Space News: Dynetics to use in-space refueling for NASA lunar lander.
Parabolic Arc: Dynetics Lunar Lander Dependent Upon Fuel Depots, Multiple Vulcan Centaur Launches.
Aerospace America: Inside one company’s moon-landing proposal.

Artemis – Naar de Maan in 2024 (?)
NASA Watch: Is Artemis Starting To Fade?
Space News: Bridenstine hints Artemis 3 could land near Apollo site

Futurism: NASA Has Figured Out a New Way to Safely Land on the Moon

Universe Today: Artemis Missions Should Bring Ice Home From the Moon Too

Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute: Lunar Exploration Analysis Group 2020: Bridenstine J. - Opening Remarks and Q&A.
Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute: Lunar Exploration Analysis Group 2020: Bailey B. - Artemis Science Goals and Objectives.

Amerikaanse militairen ook in de Maan geïntereseerd
SpaceCom: Is Earth-moon space the US military's new high ground?

SpaceX – Starship – Aftellen naar de vlucht van 20 km.
Spacepage: SpaceX maakt zich klaar voor belangrijke testvlucht.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship test program advances towards ambitious SN8 test flight.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship test tank set for destructive finale after ‘cryo proof’.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first high-altitude Starship a week away from completion, says Elon Musk.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship test tank survives first two nights of stress testing.

De filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN9 Stacking Begins.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - New Legs and Thrust Puck Delivered.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN8 Aerocovers Installed.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Huge New Tank Delivered - SN7.1 Burst Test Preps.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN9 Gets Legs - SN7.1's Last Day.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN7.1 Burst Test Attempt - SN5 and 6 Moved Into High Bay.

What About It?: 119 | What Will SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy Booster Look Like?
What About It?: SpaceX Starship Updates – SpaceX Preparing For Mars In Florida?

Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

SpaceRef: House Science Bills on Space Weather and Election Technology Pass the House.
Parabolic Arc: Space Weather Bill Passes Congress.

ECNS: China's polar-observing satellite obtains over 2,500 images.
PhysOrg: Satellite images display changes in the condition of European forests.
ESA: Fototentoonstelling in Brussel: “ De aarde. De planeet door de lens van Thomas Pesquet en door het oog van satellieten”.
ESA: Copernicus Sentinel-6 in action.
Filling Space: What is the European Union’s Copernicus program?
De Standaard: Voor en na: satellietbeelden tonen impact na orkaan Sally.
NOAA: Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall Near Gulf Shores Alabama (filmpje).
NASA: NASA Confirms Development of Record-Breaking Tropical Storm Wilfred, Ending Hurricane List.
ESA: Luchtvervuiling in een post-COVID-19-wereld.

Space News: China is quietly preparing for November launch of the Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission.
ECNS: China to launch Chang'e-5 lunar probe this year.

NASA Curiosity Mission Status: Sols 2880-2882: MSL's SAM TMAH A-Okay!
NASA Curiosity Mission Status: Sol 2883: Still Taking in the Surroundings.
NASA Curiosity Mission Status: Sol 2884: Waiting... but Not Idling!
NASA Curiosity Mission Status: Sols 2885-2886: Once More With MTBSTFA.
ECNS: Model of Mars probe Tianwen-1on display in Shanghai(1/3).
ECNS: China's Mars probe travels 155 million km.
Space News: Mars smallsat mission bumped from launch.
The Planetary Society: Planetary Adventures From Moscow to Mars  (filmpje).
PhysOrg: Study shows difficulty in finding evidence of life on Mars.

NASA: Infrared Eyes on Enceladus: Hints of Fresh Ice in Northern Hemisphere.

PhysOrg: Uranian moons in new light.

ESA: Industry starts work on Europe’s Hera planetary defence mission.
Thales: Thales Alenia Space to provide key technology to HEAR, ESA’s planetary defence mission.
Space News: OHB to build ESA’s Hera asteroid mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: ESA’s Hera planetary defense mission signs prime contractor, on course for launch in 2024.

Kyodo News: Japan's Hayabusa2 aims to probe asteroid "1998KY26" in 2031.

NASA: OSIRIS-REx: Above and Beyond (filmpje).

RocketSTEM: Twin spacecraft Janus to study ‘rubble pie” binary asteroids.

The Register: Let's go space truckin': 1970s probe Voyager 1 is now 14 billion miles from home.

Nog dit:
IEEE Spectrum: China to Launch Space Mining Bot.

En om helemaal af te ronden, het NASA OIG rapport over “NASA’s Planetary Science Portfolio” vind je hier (PDF).

Slecht rapport voor SOFIA.
Parabolic Arc: IG Report: NASA’s SOFIA Not Meeting Expectations.

Vladimir Pletzer over “Preparations of Space Experiments”.
Innova Space: Preparations of Space Experiments (met filmpje).
Het boek is gratis te downloaden hier.

Om af te ronden (1): Netflix en Challenger.
Collect Space: 'Challenger: The Final Flight' recounts shuttle tragedy on Netflix
De trailer vind je hier.

Om af te ronden (2): Moonbase 8 – Om mee te lachen.
Mashable: Showtime space series 'Moonbase 8,' from the 'Portlandia' crew, gets its first trailer
De trailer vind je hier.

Nog dit:
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