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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2020/50–523

Het lijkt een week te zijn met enkel hoogtepunten en tegenslagen. Uiteraard was er de vrijwel geslaagde testvlucht van Starship SN8. SpaceX zorgde ook voor de lancering van hun nieuwe Cargo Dragon versie. Pech was er voor Virgin Galactic, Ondertussen is Chang'e-5 met zijn buit op weg naar de Aarde en Hayabusa 2 is ondertussen gearriveerd. O ja, en NASA koos de eerste Artemis-astronauten. Dat en nog veel meer in deze extra lange Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart.

Bij de foto: Op de landing na verliep de testvlucht van Starship SN8 wonderwel zo goed als zonder problemen. Foto SpaceX.


SpaceX en Starship SN8 – De 12,5 km vlucht (bijna helemaal) geslaagd. SN9 valt (een beetje) om.
Teslarati: SpaceX confirms Tuesday Starship launch debut will have an official webcast.
Teslarati: SpaceX high-altitude Starship debut go for a second launch attempt.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship nails ‘flip’ maneuver in explosive landing video.
Teslarati: SpaceX set to roll next Starship to the launch pad days after SN8 crash landing.

Space News: Starship prototype makes first high-altitude flight, explodes upon landing.

Spaceflight Now: Gleaming prototype of SpaceX’s Starship ready for experimental flight.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX’s Starship achieves most objectives in mesmerizing test flight.
Spaceflight Now: Full video of Starship’s seven-minute high-altitude test flight.
Spaceflight Now: Spectators watch the final fiery moments of the Starship test flight.

NasaSpaceFlight: From hops to hopes – Starship SN8 advances test program into the next phase.

De filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship Mk1 Dismantled - Work on SN8 and SN9 Continues.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship Stakeout - Dec 7th 2020 (10 uur).
NasaSpaceFlight: LIVE: Starship SN8 Pre-Launch Wet Dress Rehearsal (3 uur).
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN8 readies for launch as Production Site presses on.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN8 Flap Testing and Final Wet Dress Rehearsal Before Launch.
NasaSpaceFlight: SCRUB: Starship SN8 Scrubs Attempt at 12.5km Test Flight (11 uur).
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN8 ABORTS Raptor engine ignition T- 1.3 seconds before 12.5km liftoff.

SpaceX: Starship | SN8 | High-Altitude Flight Test.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN8 12.5km Successful Test Flight - Full Livestream (12 uur).
Everyday Astronaut: Watch Starship SN8's 12.5km test flight from only 5 miles [8km] away!!! (6 uur).

Scott Manley: SpaceX's Biggest Starship Flight Is A Spectacular Success Even After Crash Landing.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN8 Soars for Groundbreaking Test Flight from SpaceX Boca Chica.
Lab Padre: Watch Starship SN8's Historic Launch With 6 Cam Replay Thermal Imaging And Slow-Mo.
Engineering Today: Spacex Starship SN8 Test Flight: A Spectacular Success even with Fiery Finale. What Next?

NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship SN8 Remains Inspected After Historic Test Flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN9 Takes a Tumble - SN8 Wreckage Cleanup.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Tankzilla secures Starship SN9 as future vehicles continue preps.

Beelden van het omvallen van SN9 in de Highbay:
LabPadre: Breaking Exclusive Starship News! SN9 Tips Over In High Bay!


China lanceert hoge resolutie aardobservatiesatelliet.
NasaSpaceFlight: First Long March 3B launch with extended G5 fairing lofts Gaofen-14.
Spaceflight Now: China launches Earth-observation satellite for stereo mapping.
SpaceCom: China launches yet another high-resolution Earth observation satellite, drops rocket debris.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China launches new Earth observation satellite.
SciNews: Long March-3B launches Gaofen-14.
New China TV: China launches new Earth observation satellite.


SpaceX lanceert zijn 21ste bevoorradingsvlucht naar het ISS.
NASA: SpaceX Falcon 9 and Cargo Dragon Stand Ready for CRS-21 Launch.
NASA: Live Countdown Coverage Begins for SpaceX’s CRS-21 Mission.
NASA: SpaceX’s CRS-21 Underway; Upgraded Cargo Dragon En Route to Space Station.

Teslarati: SpaceX aces 100th Falcon 9 launch, kicks off dual Dragon operations.
NASA: NASA Science, New Airlock Heads to Space Station on SpaceX Cargo Spacecraft.
NanoRacks: Bishop Airlock Takes Flight.
NSS: CRS-21 launches Bishop Airlock toward the ISS: How Many Firsts can SpaceX hit in one flight?

Space News: SpaceX launches first next-generation cargo Dragon spacecraft to ISS.
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX launches first in new line of upgraded space station cargo ships.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: CRS-21 Mission.
SciNews: SpaceX CRS-21 launch and Falcon 9 first stage landing.
NASA: CRS-21 Executes Second Stage Separation.
America Space: 4K! SpaceX Launches CRS-21 Dragon for NASA.
America Space: PAD VIEWS! SpaceX Launches 100th Successful Falcon 9 Flight.
321 Launch: SpaceX CRS-21: 4K helicopter launch footage.

Alsook mijn live verslag van deze lancering:
Volkssterrenwacht Urania: RB - Live: Lancering Falcon 9 / Cargo Dragon (CRS21).


China op zoek naar gravitatiegolven met nieuw gelanceerde satellieten.
Science Mag: China launches gamma ray–hunting satellites to trace sources of gravitational waves.
Parabolic Arc: Long March 11 Launches Scientific Satellites on 11th Flight.
Spaceflight Now: China launches two small satellites for gravitational wave research.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China Launches Two Satellites for Gravitational Wave Detection.
SciNews: Long March-11 launches GECAM.


Delta 4 Heavy lanceert (eindelijk) zijn militaire lading.
Space News: ULA launches long-delayed NRO mission aboard Delta 4 Heavy rocket.
NasaSpaceFlight: ULA Delta IV Heavy successfully launches NROL-44.
Florida Today: ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket breaks scrub spell, launches from Cape Canaveral.
Spaceflight Now: ULA’s Delta 4-Heavy ready for another launch attempt after pad repairs.
Spaceflight Now: Delta 4-Heavy launches U.S. spy satellite after months of delays.

De “ULA launch log” vind je hier.
Het ULA Flickr album voor deze lancering vind je hier.

Filmpjes:
ULA: Dec. 10 Live Broadcast: Delta IV Heavy NROL-44.
ULA: Delta IV Heavy NROL-44 Launch Highlights.
SciNews: Delta IV Heavy launches NROL-44.


Testvlucht SpaceShipTwo vanuit New Mexico loopt fout.
Parabolic Arc: Preparations Underway for First Human Spaceflight from Spaceport America.
NASA: Suborbital Space Again, NASA-supported Tech on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.
BBC: Space tourism: Virgin space plane to fly above new base.
FDN: Window opens for Virgin Galactic test flight from spaceport.

Virgin Galactic:Virgin Galactic Flight Test Program Update: Spaceflight from New Mexico Progress.
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic Flight Test Program Update – SpaceShipTwo prepares for first spaceflight from New Mexico.

Maar het liep dus fout:
Space News: Virgin Galactic aborts SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceflight.
NasaSpaceFlight: VSS Unity aborts after engine start, safely lands with crew back at Spaceport America.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Suffers In-flight Engine Abort, Lands at Spacport America.

Spacepage: Testvlucht SpaceShipTwo mislukt.

De beelden:
NasaSpaceFlight: Virgin Galactic Aborts First Spaceflight From New Mexico.
Virgin Galactic: SpaceShipTwo Unity Landing.


Meer raketnieuws.
NASA: NASA Awards Venture Class Launch Services Demonstration 2 Contract.
Space News: Three companies win NASA small launch contracts/

Astra stelde haar lancering uit tot 14 december, aldus deze tweet.
NasaSpaceFlight: Astra stands down from second orbital launch attempt due to weather.
Astra: Rocket 3.2 Ready to launch!
Astra: Rocket 3.2 Press Kit.

SpaceCom: Virgin Orbit will carry 10 cubesats on its LauncherOne Demo 2 flight this month.

Space News: Dawn Aerospace wins license for suborbital flights.
Parabolic Arc: Dawn Aerospace Licensed to Fly New Zealand’s First Spaceplane.

RoomEU: Orbex secures $24 million funding round for Scottish space launch.
Space News: Isar Aerospace, Orbex raise funding for small launch vehicles.

Space News: TriSept purchases Relativity launch for rideshare mission.

Russian Space Web: Angara to be launched from Plesetsk on December 14.

Roscosmos: First RD-0124MS engine manufactured in Voronezh.

New China TV: China to build new production base for solid rockets (filmpje).


ISS – Dragon CRS-21 koppelt met het ruimtestation.
Teslarati: SpaceX docks two Dragons to the space station for the first time.
Spaceflight Now: New-generation Dragon cargo freighter docks at International Space Station.

Filmpjes:
SciNews: SpaceX CRS-21 Dragon docking.
Video From Space: See SpaceX Cargo Dragon's awesome view of space station.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: New Dragon Spaceship Arriving at Station Today.
NASA Space Station Blog: New SpaceX Cargo Dragon Docks to Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Unpacks Dragon and Activates New Science.
NASA Space Station Blog: Space Research Revealing New Insights into Heart, Muscles and Stem Cells.
NASA Space Station Blog: Cancer and Heart Studies, Spacesuit Swaps Aboard Station Today.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/03/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/07/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/08/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/09/2020.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/10/2020.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of December 7, 2020.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Gizmodo: Space Station Spiders Found a Hack to Build Webs Without Gravity.
hysOrg: Spiders in space: Without gravity, light becomes key to orientation.

Mashable: ISS astronauts are testing biomining in space.

Collect Space: 'ISS Experience' puts viewers aboard the space station in 3D 360° VR.

SpaceRef: Pandemic Comfort Food In Space.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Double Dragons: 12/11/2020.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - December 11, 2020.


Commercial Crew – Nieuws van Starliner.
NASA: NASA, Boeing Complete Series of Starliner Parachute Tests Ahead of Future Flights with Astronauts.
NASA: NASA and Boeing Target New Launch Date for Next Starliner Flight Test.

Space News: Next Starliner test flight scheduled for late March.
SpaceCom: NASA, Boeing targeting March 2021 for next Starliner test flight.

Filmpje:
Boeing: Boeing Starliner Parachute Test in New Mexico.
Boeing: Boeing Starliner Crew Prepares Second Module for Flight.


Artemis – SLS Green Run Test kampt met tankproblemen.
NASA: Green Run Wet Dress Rehearsal Update (07.12).
NASA: Green Run Wet Dress Rehearsal Update (10.12).

NasaSpaceFlight: SLS Core Stage tanking test is first Green Run moment of truth for NASA.
NasaSpaceFlight: SLS Green Run WDR scrubbed, provides initial Core Stage tanking data.
NasaSpaceFlight: SLS, Stennis working on colder LOX for next Green Run WDR attempt.

Space News: Latest SLS core stage test issues leave little margin in schedule for first launch.

Space Policy Online: SLS Green Run tests slip, but november 2021 remains Artemis 1 target.


Artemis – NASA kiest eerste Artemis-astronaut.
NASA: NASA Names Artemis Team of Astronauts Eligible for Early Moon Missions.
NASA: Introducing the Artemis Astronauts.
ESA: ESA welcomes announcement of next astronauts to the Moon.

Space News: NASA selects cadre of astronauts for Artemis missions.
Collect Space: NASA reveals Artemis Team, includes 1st woman, next man on moon.
Spaceflight Now: NASA names 18 astronauts for Artemis moon missions.

De filmpjes:
NASA: Meet the Artemis Team: Joe AcabaKayla BarronRaja ChariMatthew DominickVictor GloverWoody HoburgJonny KimChristina KochKjell LindgrenNicole MannAnne McClainJessica MeirJasmin MoghbeliKate RubinsFrank RubioScott TingleJessica Watkins en Stephanie Wilson.
NASA: Artemis Social Q and A - December 9, 2020.


Artemis – HLS.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin’s team turns in its moon landing proposal — and provides a sneak peek.
Popular Mechanics: Watch Blue Origin's Moon-Bound Rocket Engine Come Alive.
Lockheed Martin: Human Landing System (HLS) National Team Tests Autonomous Docking.


Artemis – Gateway.
MDA: MDA announces contract for Canadarm3.
Thales: Thales Alenia Space chosen by Northrop Grumman to provide the pressurized module for HALO.


Artemis – Naar de Maan.
NASA: NASA Defines Science Priorities for First Crewed Artemis Landing on Moon.
Het rapport kan je hier bekijken (PDF).

Science Daily: Image-based navigation could help spacecraft safely land on the moon.

Nog dit:
Variety: National Geographic Orders NASA Series ‘Return To The Moon’ From ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Producer Lightbox.


US National Space Council Meeting – Trumps nieuwe National Space Policy.
NASA: NASA Exploration Mission Integral to 2020 National Space Policy.
NASA: Update on Artemis Program to the Moon at the Eighth National Space Council Meeting.

Filmpje:
NASA: Update on Artemis Program to the Moon at the Eighth National Space Council Meeting.

Space Policy Online: Trump Administration Issues New National Space Policy.
Space News: Trump administration’s national space policy formalizes Space Force role.


Contracten voor ESA’s Space Rider.
ESA: ESA signs contracts for reusable Space Rider up to maiden flight.
ESA: Contracts signed for Space Rider.
ESA: Space Rider Overview.

Thales: Thales Alenia Space and Avio sign with ESA the Space Rider development contract.

Space News: €167 million Space Rider contract funds construction of Europe’s first orbital spaceplane.


Chang'e-5 – Maanbodemmonsters op weg naar de Aarde.
Spaceflight Now: Chinese mission accomplishes first-ever robotic docking in lunar orbit.
CNA: Chinese probe orbiting moon with Earth-bound samples.
SpaceCom: China's Chang'e 5 aces lunar orbit docking needed to bring moon samples home.
ECNS: Chang'e 5 set to start journey to Earth.
XinhuaNet: Orbiter-returner combination of Chang'e-5 separates from ascender.
Space News: Chang’e-5 spacecraft smashes into moon after completing mission.
VRT NWS: China laat opstijgmodule van Chang'e-5 op de maan neerstorten nadat hij zijn werk heeft gedaan.
ECNS: Chang'e-5 orbiter-returner completes orbital maneuver to prepare for return.
ECNS: Orbiter-returner of Chang'e-5 enters moon-Earth transfer orbit.

SpaceCom: China's Chang'e 5 mission: Sampling the lunar surface.

BBC: The woman behind China's Chang'e-5 Moon mission.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: Chang'e-5 prepares to return to Earth after gathering lunar samples.
CGTN: Space vehicle carrying lunar soil samples orbits Moon, prepares for return to Earth.
CCTV: Chang'e-5 Beams Back Data Gathered by Scientific Payloads.
CCTV: Orbiter-returner Combination of Chang'e-5 Probe Separates from Ascender, Ready for Earth Landing.
CCTV: Docking, Separation of Chang'e-5 Modules Conquer Technical Difficulties: Experts.
CCTV: Chang'e-5 Successfully Pulls off Historic Scientific Tasks.
CCTV: Chang'e-5 Probe Ready To Return To China.
CGTN: Ascender of China's Chang'e-5 touches down on the moon.
New China TV: Space instruments developed by Hong Kong scientists complete lunar sampling for Chang'e-5.
New China TV: Chang'e-5 orbiter-returner completes orbital maneuver to prepare for return.
CCTV: Chang'e-5 Orbiter-Returner Completes Orbital Maneuver To Prepare for Return.
CGTN: Orbiter-returner of Chang'e-5 enters moon-Earth transfer orbit.

SciNews: Chang’e-5 orbiter-sample return vehicle separates from ascender.
SciNews: Chang’e-5 completes first trans-Earth injection maneuver.
SciNews: Chang’e-5 on the way to Earth.

Scott Manley: Chang'e 5 Spacecraft Lands on The Moon and Returns Moon Rocks To Orbit.


Hayabusa 2 levert Ryugu-materiaal af.
Zie ook vorige NUDR.

JAXA: The Results of “Hayhabusa2” Re-entry Capsule Recovery.
Japan Today: Hayabusa2 capsule returns to Japan for analysis of asteroid samples.

FDN: Japanese space officials eager to analyze asteroid samples.
Gizmodo: Japan’s Hayabusa2 Probe Has Sent Bits of the Ryugu Asteroid Back to Earth.
NASA: Asteroid Ryugu Dust Delivered to Earth; NASA Astrobiologists Prepare to Probe It.
Sky & Telescope: Hayabusa 2 returns sample of asteroid Ryugu to Earth.

ESA: Reentry of Hayabusa2's sample capsule (mooie foto van de vuurbal).


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
ESA: Solar Orbiter: turning pictures into physics.
AGU: Fall Meeting 2020 Press Briefing: Solar Orbiter science begins (filmpje).
SpaceCom: The Solar Orbiter is watching a new sun weather cycle begin. Scientists are thrilled.

Aarde:
NASA: NASA Science Live: Rising Seas (filmpje).
NASA: NASA's ICESat-2 Looks Beyond the Icy Poles (filmpje).
Space News: Remote sensing satellite firm completes huge funding round as Chinese space sector activity accelerates.

Maan: 
The Space Review: Learning from Chandrayaan 2 for India.
RoomEU: SpaceIL announce Beresheet 2 will head to the Moon in 2024.
MBRSC: Main Tasks of the Rashid Lunar Rover (filmpje).

Mars:
Curiosity Status Report: Sols 2962-2964: Stop and Enjoy the Views.
Curiosity Status Report: Sols 2965-2966: Meteorite or Meteor-wrong?
Curiosity Status Report: Sols 2967-2968: Curiosity Heading to the Sands for the Holidays.
NASA: 5 Hidden Gems Are Riding Aboard NASA's Perseverance Rover.
Hope Mars Mission: How will the Hope Probe study the Martian atmosphere during its mission?
Roscosmos: ExoMars rover joins Kazachok platform.
BBC News: Euro-Russian Mars rover mission takes shape.
Universe Today: You’re Going to Need a Bigger Drill. The Best Place for Life on Mars is Deep, Deep Underground.
Space News: NASA considering commercial Mars data relay satellites.

Jupiter:
NASA: NASA's Juno Spacecraft Updates Quarter-Century Jupiter Mystery.
AGU: Fall Meeting 2020 Press Conference: Latest NASA Juno Mission science results (filmpje).
JUICE: JUICE(Y) rotations (filmpje).

Bennu:
KISSCaltech: OSIRIS-REx Sample Return from Asteroid Bennu (voordracht).

Lucy:
NASA: NASA Science Live: Lucy in the Sky with Asteroids (filmpje).

Nog dit:
Sputnik News: Russia Begins Development of Nuclear Tug for Flights to Moon, Jupiter, Venus.


Chuck Yeager – De man die de geluidsmuur sloopte, is overleden.
NASA: NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Gen. Chuck Yeager.

Ars Technica: Test pilot Chuck Yeager dead at 97.
SpaceCom: NASA, astronauts and more mourn death of Chuck Yeager, the world's first supersonic pilot.
NPR: Pilot Chuck Yeager Dies At 97, Had 'The Right Stuff' And Then Some.
Time: Why Chuck Yeager Claimed He Had No 'Right Stuff'.
The Guardian: Chuck Yeager obituary.
VRTNWS: Chuck Yeager (97), de piloot die als eerste de geluidsmuur doorbrak, is overleden.

Twee filmpjes:
Academy of Achievement: Gen. Chuck Yeager, Academy Class of 1974, Full Interview.
War History Documentaries: The Sound Barrier - Bell X-1 / Documentary.
 

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