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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/41–514

Mag ik deze week weer een SpaceX-weekje noemen? Ze zorgden voor de enige lancering deze week (na herhaaldelijk uitstel). Ze blijven contracten afsluiten voor lanceringen en in Rusland gaan ze de Falcon 9 “kopiëren”. Starlink krijgt nu al goeie punten en het Amerikaanse ministerie van Defensie bestelt satellieten bij SpaceX. En men onderzoekt een alternatief gebruik van Starship. Al zorgen recente probleempjes met de Merlin-motor voor uitstel van Crew 1, de eerste operationale Crew Dragon vlucht naar het ruimtestation.

Dat ruimtestation kende de komst van de bevoorradingscapsule Cygnus en maakt zich klaar voor de komst van een nieuwe stambemanning. Boeing astronaut Ferguson trekt zich ondertussen uit persoonlijke overwegingen terug uit de bemanning voor de eerste bemande Starliner-vlucht.

Dat en veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De ISS-robotarm heeft de Cygnus-bevoorradingscapsule te pakken – Foto: NASA.


SpaceX lanceert eindelijk de 12de Starlink batch.
Wat er aan voorafging:
Ars Technica: After two scrubs, Elon Musk says he will visit SpaceX launch sites in Florida.
Space News: Back-to-back launch scrubs frustrate Musk.

Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket readied for third Starlink launch attempt.
Teslarati: SpaceX aces Starlink launch, landing, and catch as Elon Musk teases public beta ETA.
Space News: SpaceX launches Starlink satellites as it deorbits original one.
Ars Technica: SpaceX gets back on track with a stunning Starlink launch near sunrise.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX breaks cycle of scrubs with successful Falcon 9 launch.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Starlink Mission.
SciNews: SpaceX Starlink 13 launch & Falcon 9 first stage landing, 6 October 2020.
America Space: 4K! SpaceX Starlink-13 Launch Press Site View.
En een mooi beeld uit de rechtstreekse uitzending:
Video From Space: SpaceX boats at sea! Fairing half caught, drone ships see each other.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Booster Arrival (B1058-3) at Port Canaveral.


Meer Starlink-nieuws.
Teslarati: SpaceX lends Starlink to Washington emergency services as Elon Musk talks IPO.
The Verge: SpaceX’s internet-from-space Starlink system helping first responders fight fires in Washington.
Ars Technica: SpaceX has launched enough satellites for Starlink’s upcoming public beta.
Florida Today: SpaceX's effort to build the Starlink constellation is already paying dividends.

Science Mag: Starlink already threatens optical astronomy. Now, radio astronomers are worried.

En afgelopen week op 
Volksterrenwacht Armand Pien: LIVE: Musk, sloper van de hemel? (filmpje).


Meer SpaceX/Falcon 9 nieuws.
Space News: California judge ends SpaceX’s lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force.
SpaceX: SpaceX wins launch contract for NASA space science mission.
Teslarati: SpaceX adds mystery Falcon 9 launch to packed October manifest.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon rockets win third consecutive NASA launch contract.

Space News: Op-ed | Can SpaceX profit on certain Starlink launches?

Het belangrijkste Falcon 9-nieuws vind je verderop in het Commercial Crew hoofdstukje.


Rusland heeft herbruikbare raket in 2026.
TASS: Russia to launch first reusable rocket with payload in 2026.
TASS: Russia to spend $880 mln on Amur reusable space rocket.
TASS: Russia to develop super-heavy launch vehicle based on Amur methane-fueled rocket.
TASS: SpaceX founder Musk backs Russian space agency’s plan to develop reusable rocket.
Ars Technica: Russian space corporation unveils planned “Amur” rocket—and it looks familiar.


Booster Ariane VI getest.
ESA: P120C motor configured for Ariane 6 is test fired (met filmpje).
Space News: Europe’s P120C booster completes third and final static fire test.


Nieuws van LauncherOne (Virgin Orbit).
Space News: ExoTerra to develop upper stage for Virgin Orbit LauncherOne.
Ars Technica: Virgin Orbit has a unique launch capability, but it’s come at a high price.


Commercial Crew – Crew Dragon Crew 1 uitgesteld omwille van problemen met de Merlin-motoren.
NASA: NASA, SpaceX Crew-1 Launch Update.

Space News: NASA delays commercial crew mission to study Falcon 9 engine issue.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX crew launch delayed to assess Merlin engine concern.
Space Policy Online: Crew 1 launch to ISS delayed due to rocket anomaly.


Commercial Crew – Ferguson trekt zich terug uit eerste Starliner-bemanning.
NASA: NASA, Boeing Announce Crew Changes for Starliner Crew Flight Test.
Boeing: Boeing Astronaut Passes Starliner Torch to Veteran NASA Astronaut.

Space Policy Online: Boeing Astronaut Ferguson Puts Family First, Withdraws from Starliner Test Flight.
The Verge: Boeing astronaut withdraws himself from first crewed test flight of passenger spacecraft.
Collect Space: Astronaut Chris Ferguson withdraws from Boeing Starliner test flight.

Filmpjes:
America Space: Ferguson Steps Down as CDR for First Starliner Crew.
Euro News: Chief astronaut swaps space trip for daughter's wedding.
Scott Manley: Boeing Astronaut Christopher Ferguson Leaves Boeing Spacecraft Test Flight.


ISS – Bevoorradingsschip Cygnus bevestigd aan het ruimtestation.
NASA: Antares Rocket Launches to the Space Station.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft Berths with International Space Station.

Spaceflight Now: Cygnus supply ship reaches space station with titanium toilet.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Northrop Grumman's Cygnus 14 Launch - October 2, 2020.
NASA: Northrop Grumman's Cygnus 14 Rendezvous and Capture - October 5, 2020.
SciNews: NG-14: S.S. Kalpana Chawla Cygnus capture.
SciNews: NG-14 S.S. Kalpana Chawla Cygnus berthing.


ISS – Soyuz MS-17 en nieuwe bemanning ruimtestation klaar voor lancering.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 crew presented its patch.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft crews arrived at Baikonur.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 crews embarked on the final stage of their preparations.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft cleared for fueling.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 at filling station.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft filled with propellant components and compressed gases.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft mated to adapter section.
Roscosmos: Designer’s inspection of Soyuz MS-17 and encapsulation of the fairing.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 crews performed a check inspection of the spacecraft.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft filled with propellant components and compressed gases.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft mated to adapter section.
Roscosmos: Designer’s inspection of Soyuz MS-17 and encapsulation of the fairing.
Roscosmos: Soyuz MS-17 crews performed a check inspection of the spacecraft.
TASS: Russia to deliver Soyuz rocket with manned spacecraft to Baikonur on Oct. 11.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Expedition 64 Space Station Crew Departs for Kazakh Launch Site.
Space Center "Yuzhny": Bemanningen van het Sojuz MS-17 ruimtevaartuig arriveerden in Baikonur.
Space Center "Yuzhny": De bemanningen van ISS-64 voerden de eerste "montage" van de Sojoez MS-17 TPK uit.
Space Center "Yuzhny": Installatie "Sojoez MS-17" op het overgangscompartiment.
Space Center "Yuzhny": Opruwen van de kop op de Sojoez MS-17.
Space Center "Yuzhny": Bomen planten door de bemanning van de Sojoez MS-17.
Space Center "Yuzhny": Tweede "montage" van het Sojoez MS-17 ruimtevaartuig.
Space Center "Yuzhny": De raket is er klaar voor.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: New Space Toilet, Advanced Science Shipped for Monday Arrival.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA TV Coverage Begins of Cygnus Arrival at Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: Astronaut Commands Robotic Arm to Reach Out and Capture Cygnus Cargo Craft.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cygnus Resupply Ship Attached to Station Unity Module.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cygnus Hatch Open as Crew Works Medical Tests.
NASA Space Station Blog: New Experiments Installed as U.S. and Russian Crew Ships Near Launch.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Packs for Landing While Studying Space Tech and Biology.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Missions Ramping Up During Robotics, Biology Research.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/02/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/05/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/06/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/07/2020.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of October 5, 2020.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Spaceflight Now: Search continues for small air leak on space station.
Science Alert: That Space Station Air Leak Has Finally Been Isolated Further, Says Roscosmos.
Space Daily: ISS crew fails to resolve air leak issue in Russia's Zvezda Module with adhesive tape.

Roscosmos: ISS scheduled orbit correction conducted.
TASS: Space station’s orbit lowered before launch of Soyuz manned spacecraft.

ESA: Homemade space food for Matthias Maurer.

Sputnik News: Russian Cosmonauts to Test New System Extracting Water From Urine on ISS.

Filmpjes:
Space To Ground: Space to Ground: Crank it to 11: 10/09/2020.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - October 9, 2020.
NASA: How to use the Bathroom in Space.
NASA: Expedition 63 Astronaut Chris Cassidy speaks with Time Magazine - October 5, 2020.


Meer info over het Chinese ruimtestation.
Inside Outer Space: China Space Station Plans Detailed.


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NASA: NASA Moon Rocket Stage Passes Simulated Countdown Test.
Spaceflight Now: Crucial first fueling test on tap for SLS core stage later this month.

NASA Watch: Boeing Software Problems Continue.
NasaSpaceFlight:  ASAP urges NASA to build cross-program computer test capability for Artemis.

ESA: Orion's European Service Module-3 structure.
ESA: First European Service Module for Orion finished assembly.


Artemis – Maanpakken.
SpaceCom: NASA is testing the first of its new moonwalking spacesuits.

Filmpje:
NASA: Spacesuits for the Next Explorers- Preview Trailer 1- What is an EVA?
NASA: Spacesuits for the Next Explorers- Preview Trailer 2: “It’s a Great Job!”.
NASA: Astronauts Test Tools Spacesuits Facilities in Preparation for Moonwalks.


Artemis – Naar de Maan.
NASA Watch: Congress Still Wants An Artemis Plan From NASA.

NASA: NASA Selects 21 Research Proposals to Advance Human Space Exploration.

NASA: Artemis I: Demonstrating the Capabilities of NASA’s United Networks.

NASA: NASA Asks: What Would You Pack for the Moon?
NASA: What's in Your #NASAMoonKit? (filmpje).

NASA: Goddard's Support of Artemis and Humanity's Return to the Moon (flmpje).


SpaceX – Nieuwe plannen voor Starship.
Space News: U.S. Transportation Command to study use of SpaceX rockets to move cargo around the world.
Parabolic Arc: U.S. Military Partners with SpaceX to Explore Using Starship for Point to Point Travel.


SpaceX – Starship en Super Heavy.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy waiting in the wings amid Starship testing.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s first high-altitude Starship prototype just “passed cryo proof” testing.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN9 Stacking Complete - SN10 Thrust Section Moved Outside.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN7.1 Scrapped - SN8 Prepared for Proof Testing.
Lab Padre: The Fall of SN7.1
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN8 Prepared for Cryo Testing.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN8 Cryogenic Proof Test Attempt (Seemed to be aborted).
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN8 Pressure Testing, RCS Thruster Test - Bluezilla Disassembled.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - SN11 Thrust Section Moved - SN8 Testing Continues.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN8 continues testing as Pathfinder Nosecone dismantled.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Thrust Simulator Removed - SN8 Readied for Raptors.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN14 parts arrive.

Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship SN8 : Countdown for Ambitious Test Flight Begins.
Scott Manley: How SpaceX's New Raptor Vacuum Engine Is Different From Previous Raptors (and Other Stuff).


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA, JAXA look to Sun to understand life in other star systems.

Venus:
ESA: BepiColombo’s first Venus flyby.
ESA: BepiColombo flyby of Venus (filmpje).
RoomEU: BepiColombo could search for signs of life as it flybys Venus next week.
arXiv.org: Lunar Exploration as a Probe of Ancient Venus.
PhysOrg: Looking for pieces of Venus? Try the moon.

Aarde:
Space News: Capella Space unveils first radar satellite images.
NASA: Meet NASA's Ben Hamlington, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Research Scientist — Live Q&A (filmpje).
CSA: 5 ways satellites can help with climate change (filmpje).
Space News: Small satellites’ growing role in Earth science.

Maan:
NASA: Lander Simulation Testing Helps Advance NASA Navigation Technology (filmpje).
SpaceCom: Tiny moonbound spacecraft have very big goals.
Inside Outer Space: Big Goals for Moonbound Mini-spacecraft.
Arabian Aerospace: UAE plans lunar rover mission in 2024.
Space News: UAE to develop small lunar rover.
Space Newsfeed: Spacebit secures a second ride to the Moon (CLPS).

Mars: 
Curiosity Mission Update: Sols 2901-2903: Warts and All!
Curiosity Mission Update: Sols 2904-2905: Scooting Over to 'Ayton'.
Curiosity Mission Update: Sols 2906-2907: Continuing to 'Grok' These Martian Sediments!
Spaceflight Now: China’s Mars-bound probe returns self-portrait from deep space.
CCTV: China's Tianwen-1 Probe on Track to Reach Mars in February 2021 (filmpje).
New China TV: China's Mars probe completes deep-space maneuver (filmpje).
PanDaily: China’s Mars Probe Finishes Deep-Space Maneuver.
NASA: Twin of NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Now on the Move.
NASA: #NASAatHome Spaceport Series episode 19: launching and landing a rover on Mars.
NASA: NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Peer Beneath Mars' Surface.
Popular Mechanics: Elon Musk's Floating Starman Finally 'Drove' by Mars.
Florida Today: SpaceX 'Starman' zooms past Mars in Elon Musk's Tesla.
Planetary Science Institute: Preserved Dune Fields Offer Insights Into Martian History.
AstroBlogs: Tsjonge, ben je een radiozendamateur en ontvang je opeens radiosignalen vanaf… Mars.

Jupiter:
NASA: A "Flight" Over Jupiter (filmpje).

Saturnus:
SpaceCom: If we want to find life on Saturn's moon Enceladus, we need to rule out Earthly hitchhikers.
Astrum: Our Solar System's Moons: Enceladus.

Bennu:
NASA: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Unlocks More Secrets from Asteroid Bennu.
Het filmpje vind je hier.
EurekAlert: Planetary astronomer co-authors studies of asteroid as member of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission.
EurekAlert: New findings from OSIRIS-REx detail complex history of Asteroid Bennu.
New Scientist: Asteroid Bennu was once part of a space rock with flowing water.

Arrokoth:
New Scientist: Space rock Arrokoth may have been flattened by the heat of the sun.


JWST – Weer een belangrijke test achter de rug.
NASA: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Environmental Testing.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman and NASA Complete Environmental Testing on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Een filmpje:
NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope Completes its Final Environmental Tests.


SpaceX gaat nu ook satellieten voor andere bouwen.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starlink successes secure US military contract for custom satellites.

The Verge: SpaceX receives contract to build missile tracking satellites for the Defense Department.
Space Policy Online: SpaceX, L3Harris get second SDA Tranch 0 contracts.
C4ISRnet: Space Development Agency orders 8 satellites to track hypersonic weapons.


Overname door UK van Oneweb goedgekeurd.
Voor de overname kreeg OneWeb nog de goedkeuring voor een meer uitgebreide constellatie.
Ars Technica: Bankrupt OneWeb gets FCC approval for another 1,280 broadband satellites.
Ars Technica: OneWeb Gets FCC Approval for Additional 1,280 Satellites.
Space News: OneWeb secures additional financing as bankruptcy restructuring continues.
Space News: Bankruptcy court approves OneWeb sale.

NSR: Pacific Telecommunications Council: OneWeb: Before and after the bankruptcy – Winners ?


Nog dit – 63 jaar geleden werd de eerste satelliet gelanceerd.
TASS: Russian cosmonauts congratulate Earth on 63rd anniversary of space era.
SpaceCom: Sputnik 1! 7 Fun Facts About Humanity's First Satellite.
SpaceCom: Sputnik 1, Earth's First Artificial Satellite in Photos.


Om af te ronden – Belgisch ruimtevaartnieuws.
VRI: VRI-lid Caeleste wint de Leeuw van de Export.
De website van Caeleste vind je hier.

Er is in België sinds dit jaar een nieuwe firma: ARCSEC: Een spinoff van de KU Leuven voor de commercialisatie van het ADCS-systeem voor cubesats (o.a. terug te vinden in SIMBA, de cubesat van het KMI).
ADCS staat voor Attitude Determination and Control System.


Veel lees- en kijkplezier,

Koen


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