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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/06–533

Zelden kan je een ruimtevaartweek samenvatten in één kleur. Bij afgelopen week past maar één kleur, en dat is rood. Rood voor Mars. Met Al Amal en Tianwen kwamen twee sondes met succes in een baan om Mars. En een derde sonde is op komst. Perseverance. Om te landen. Ongetwijfeld gaat deze laatste veel meer aandacht krijgen dan die twee andere. Ook in Vlaanderen. Met alvast twee livestreams. O ja, en uitzonderlijk misschien voor 2021, er waren afgelopen week geen lanceringen. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

De twee vermelde livestreams gaan dus door op donderdag 18 februari, en dat telkens vanaf 20u30:
- Volkssterrenwacht Armand Pien
- Volkssterrenwacht Urania: (met presentatie door ondergetekende)

Bij de foto: De foto toon één van de zonnepanelen van de Chinese Tianwen-1 tijdens het Mars Orbit Insertion Maneuver, met de Rode Planeet op de achtergrond. Foto: CNSA.


Al Amal bij Mars.
Spaceflight Now: UAE’s Hope orbiter on course for arrival at Mars.
Spaceflight Now: Live coverage: United Arab Emirates probe arrives in orbit around Mars.
Spaceflight Now: Arab world’s first interplanetary spacecraft safely arrives at Mars.
Space News: Hope enters orbit around Mars.
NasaSpaceFlight: UAE makes history as Al-Amal arrives at Mars for two-year mission.
Collect Space: 'Hope' circles Mars: UAE probe achieves orbit to study atmosphere.

NYTimes: Mars Mission From the U.A.E. Begins Orbit of Red Planet.

Spacepage: Ruimtesonde van Arabische Emiraten komt aan bij Mars.

Filmpjes:
Hope Mars Mission: Hope Probe - Mars Orbit Insertion (Dubai One) (live uitzending/ Engelstalig).
MBRSC: The Hope Probe's Capture Orbit.
SciNews: Hope Mars Mission Orbit Insertion.
MBRSC: Arabieren en Mars.

En ook dit:
VideoFromSpace: Mars' moons projected into night sky over UAE, wows skywatchers.


Tianwen 1 bij Mars.
Spaceflight Now: China’s first Mars mission enters orbit around Red Planet.
Space News: China’s Tianwen-1 enters orbit around Mars.
NasaSpaceFlight: China, with Tianwen-1, begins tenure at Mars with successful orbital arrival.
Collect Space: China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft enters Mars orbit ahead of landing rover.
Space Policy Online: Chian joins the Mars club.
FNN: Mars mission inspires growing fan base back in China.

Spacepage: Tianwen-1 komt aan bij Mars.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China's Tianwen-1 Mars Probe to Prepare for Landing after Entering Orbit.
CGTN: China's first Mars probe enters red planet's orbit.
CCTV: China Releases Videos of Tianwen-1 Probe Entering Orbit around Mars.
CGTN: Dynamic footage of Tianwen-1 entering the orbit of Mars unveiled.

SciNews: Tianwen-1 Mars Orbit Insertion.
SciNews: Tianwen-1’s view of Mars during orbit insertion.


Mars – Nu donderdag (18/02) is het aan Perseverance.
NASA: The Perseverance of Testing: Helping to Assure a Safe Rover Landing in Tricky Terrain.
NASA: Sensors Prepare to Collect Data as Perseverance Enters Mars’ Atmosphere.

NASA Podcast: Gravity Assist: Driving on Mars, with rover driver Sophia Mitchell.
NASA Houston We Have a Podcast: Mars Perseverance Landing.
NASA: Small Steps, Giant Leaps Podcast: Ep53 – Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.

ESA: ESA Mars orbiters support NASA Perseverance landing.

Florida Today: After 300 million miles, NASA's Perseverance rover set for Mars touchdown.
Florida Today: Mars Perseverance: What are the 7 minutes of terror?

RocketSTEM: Bringing Mars Rocks to Earth: Scientist Explains The Tech, Goals.

Filmpjes:
NASA: 7 Minutes to Mars: NASA's Perseverance Rover Attempts Most Dangerous Landing Yet.
Video From Space: Jezero Crater and more! NASA scientist explains Perseverance mission.
Video From Space: How NASA scientists are protecting Mars from contamination with Perseverance.


Nieuwe testvlucht Virgin Galactic uitgesteld.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic Postpones Suborbital Flight Test.
NASA: Suborbital Space Again, NASA-supported Tech on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.


ISS – NASA zoekt toch nog zitje op Russische Soyuz.
TASS: NASA eyes obtaining additional Soyuz seat for its astronaut this spring.
TASS: Russia’s space agency expects proposals from US on spring flight to orbital outpost.

Space Policy Online: NASA wants a Soyuz seat this spring as backup plan.
Space News: NASA seeks seat on April Soyuz mission to ISS.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA seeking astronaut seat on Soyuz launch in April.
The Verge: NASA is bargaining with a US space startup for a Soyuz seat.


ISS – Progress MS-15 maakt plaats voor Progress MS-16.
Roscosmos: Progress MS-15 spacecraft to undock from the ISS on February 9.
Roscosmos: Progress MS-15 undocked from the ISS.
Roscosmos: Progress MS-15 completed its flight.

TASS: Russia's Progress cargo spacecraft to splash down in Pacific.
TASS: Russia's Progress cargo spacecraft undocks from ISS.
TASS: Russia’s Progress cargo spacecraft splashes down in Pacific.

Roscosmos: Progress MS-16 cargo spacecraft admitted to fueling.
Roscosmos: Filling and loading of Progress MS-16 cargo spacecraft complete.
Roscosmos: Progress МS-16 mated to the adapter section.
Roscosmos: Progress MS-16 designers’ inspection and encapsulation into payload fairing complete.
Roscosmos: Progress MS-16 sent to final assembly with the carrier rocket.
Roscosmos: Soyuz-2.1a rocket and Progress MS-16 spacecraft final assembly complete.
Roscosmos: Progress MS-16 rolled out to the launch complex.

Spaceflight Now: Russian space station cargo freighter moved to launch pad in Kazakhstan.

Filmpjes:
SciNews: Progress MS-15 undocking and departure.
De beelden via Roscosmos TV vind je hier.
Beelden van de assemblage v/d Mrogress MS-16 raket vind je hier. Het naar buiten rollen kan je hier bekijken.


ISS – Crew 1 breekt Skylab-record.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon just became America’s longest-lived astronaut spaceship.
Live Science: SpaceX's Crew-1 astronauts break 47-year US space record.
Collect Space: ISS, Skylab astronauts connect over new US spacecraft flight record.


ISS – Crew 4 bemanning.
NASA: NASA Assigns Astronauts to Agency’s SpaceX Crew-4 Mission to Space Station.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Gets Ready for Cargo Missions, Opens New Airlock.
NASA Space Station Blog: Two Cargo Ships Near Launch as Crew Conducts Space Research.
NASA Space Station Blog: Nervous System, Exercise Research Fills Science Schedule Wednesday.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Preps New Airlock and Studies Variety of Space Phenomena.
NASA Space Station Blog: Resupply Rocket Rolls Out to Pad, Crew Keeps up Space Studies.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/08/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/09/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/11/2021.

NASA: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of February 8, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
RocketSTEM: Why the ISS is riddled with bacteria.

ISS National Lab: The Spaceborne Computer Returns to the ISS.
Space News: HPE Spaceborne Computer-2 linked to Azure cloud for the Space Station.

Space Daily: Russian cosmonauts to test new shielding material for radiation protection.
The Wired: NASA Wants to Set a New Radiation Limit for Astronauts.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Riding with the Rover: 02/12/2021.
NASA: Expedition 64 InFlight Interview with NBC News and Victor Glover - January 28, 2021.
NASA: Expedition 64 Inflight with The Centers For Disease Control - February 10, 2021.


ESA op zoek naar nieuwe astronauten. Aankondiging komt op 16 februari.
ESA: Call for media: ESA zoekt nieuwe astronauten - aanmeldingen open op 31 maart 2021.

Belgium In Space: ESA zoekt nieuwe ruimtevaarders!
De Morgen: Europese ruimtevaartorganisatie ESA zoekt voor het eerst in 11 jaar nieuwe astronauten, liefst vrouwen.


Artemis – Gateway – SpaceX en Falcon Heavy lanceren eerste delen.
NASA: NASA Awards Contract to Launch Initial Elements for Lunar Outpost.
Teslarati: NASA chooses SpaceX to launch a self-propelled space station to the Moon.
Space News: NASA selects Falcon Heavy to launch first Gateway elements.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX wins contract to launch first pieces of NASA’s Gateway lunar outpost.

NASA: Goddard’s Core Flight Software Chosen for NASA’s Lunar Gateway.


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NASA: Artemis I Boosters Take Shape.
NASA: Green Run Update: SLS Team Prepares Core Stage for Second Hot Fire Test.

NasaSpaceFlight: NASA SLS computer development branching to support first flight, future upgrades.


Artemis – Human Landing System.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin shows off an on-the-ground pathfinder version of its cargo lunar lander.

Filmpjes:
Blue Origin: Lunar Descent Element Demo Mission.


Artemis – Naar de Maan voor 86 miljard dollar.
Spaceflight Now: Biden backs Artemis moon program; watchdog says it’ll cost $86 billion.


SpaceX – Starship – Na SN9 komt SN10.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starship prototype gets frosty for a launch attempt as early as this week.
Teslarati: SpaceX wants to launch its next Starship ASAP.
Teslarati: SpaceX rolls last Starship off the assembly line ahead of “major upgrades”.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s Elon Musk talks Starship heatshield, rocket landings on Joe Rogan podcast.

NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN10’s Raptors installed as testing begins.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN10 Receives its Final Raptors - SN9 Cleanup Continues.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN11 Now Fully Stacked - SN10 Tests its Aft Flaps.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN10 Cryo Proof Tested.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Super Heavy BN1 Aft Dome Sleeved - Orbital Pad Receives Concrete.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica: Starship SN16's Leg Skirt Spotted - SN10 Tests its Flaps.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Starship Landing Pad Work ahead of SN10 Launch - SN11/SN16 Prepare.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Boca Chica - Orbital Launch Mount Table assembly points to Starship's Future.

Smallstars: SpaceX Starship Testflight: SN9 (in vergelijking met de vlucht met SN8).
Everyday Astronaut: Starship SN9 Super-Cut 4k Slow Motion with Clean Audio!!
What About It: Elon Musk’s solution for SpaceX Starship Landings.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship SN10 passes cryogenic proof test, awaits green light to launch.
What About It: Is SpaceX rushing through the Starship development program too fast? The SpaceX Master-Plan!


Europa Clipper met commerciële raket, niet met SLS.
Space News: NASA to use commercial launch vehicle for Europa Clipper.
SpaceCom: NASA's Europa Clipper probe will now launch on a private rocket in October 2024.
BBC: Europa Clipper: Nasa's ocean world mission gets launch date.
Spaceflight Now: NASA decides to launch Europa Clipper on commercial rocket in 2024.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Zon:
Scott Manley: How Engineers Brought The SOHO Spacecraft Back To Life... for 25 Years. (filmpje).
ESA: ESA’s Solar Orbiter ducks behind the Sun.

Aarde:
ESA: Proba-V’s plus one.
PhysOrg: Sentinel-6 passes in-orbit tests with flying colors.

Maan:
ECNS: China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 27th lunar day.
SpaceCom: China's Yutu 2 rover finds 'milestone' on far side of the moon.
Space Daily: Orbit Logic Tackles Autonomous Lunar Exploration with Robotic Swarms.
NASA: Teaching an Old Spacecraft New Tricks to Continue Exploring the Moon (LRO).
TASS: Russian space agency publishes declassified documents on world’s 1st lunar soft landing (Luna 9).

Mars:
Mars Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3013-3014: It's Freezing Cold…
Mars Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3027: A New Hope.
Mars Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3028-3029: Tracking Transition Composition.
BIRA: ExoMars detects new gas and traces water loss on Mars.
ESA: Discovering new gases on Mars (filmpje).
ESA: Tracking the history of water on Mars (filmpje).
NasaSpaceFlight: MAVEN reveals Martian atmospheric time capsule on Phobos as Mars fleet prepares for arrival.
PhysOrg: InSight is meeting the challenge of winter on dusty Mars.
Space News: NASA and international partners to study Mars Ice Mapper mission.
Scishow Space: Phobos Is Hiding Secrets About Mars's Atmosphere | SciShow News (filmpje).

Bennu:
NASA: NASA's OSIRIS-REx to Fly a Farewell Tour of Bennu.

Psyche:
NASA: Psyche spacecraft seeks to identify if object in main belt is the core of a past planet.

Jupiter-Trojanen:
NASA: NASA’s First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids Installs its Final Scientific Instrument.
Spacpage: Maak kennis met Lucy!

Meer planetoïden:
SpaceWatch: JAXA and ESA cooperate on HERA and MMX missions.

MMRTG’s voor Dragonlfy en Trident.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Aerojet Rocketdyne receives contract for up to two more MMRTGs for future deep space exploration missions.


SpaceX – Starlink.
Ars Technica: SpaceX plans Starlink phone service, emergency backup, and low-income access.
Mashable: Starlink already has 10,000 users, according to a SpaceX FCC filing.

Teslarati: SpaceX opens up Starlink internet preorders around the world.
Teslarati: Elon Musk talks Starlink IPO.

The Verge: Elon Musk’s SpaceX is accepting $99 Starlink deposits amid ‘deep chasm’ of red ink.
Ars Technica: SpaceX Starlink opens preorders, but slots are limited in each region.


Turkije heeft ambitieuze ruimtevaartplannen.
FNN: Turkey unveils space program including 2023 moon mission.
TASS: Turkish Space Agency chief says interested in cooperation with Russia.
TASS: Turkey seeks to launch rocket to the Moon by 2023, says Erdogan.
TASS: Turkish astronaut will be able to fly aboard Russia’s Soyuz.


Om af te ronden – Een gelukkig nieuwjaar! Op Mars.
ESA: Happy New Year on Mars.


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