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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/15–542

Soyuz MS-17 is terug op Aarde, terwijl Crew Dragon Crew 2 in volle voorbereiding is om naar het ruimtestation toe te vliegen. In Texas zette Blue Origin een nieuwe stap naar een eerste bemande lancering van een New Shepard. Op Mars kijken we reikhalzend uit naar de eerste vlucht van Ingenuity. Maar dé hoofdvogel van deze week was (alweer) voor SpaceX. Zij werden als enige uitgekozen door de NASA voor de ontwikkeling van het Human Landing System, de maanlander van het Artemis-programma. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: NASA koos voor SpaceX in verband met de ontwikkeling en bouw van het Human Landing System. Foto: SpaceX.


Artemis – Human Lander System – NASA kiest voor SpaceX.
NASA: NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission.
Een filmpje over de gemaakte keuze vind je hier.
De “HLS Announcement Media Teleconference” vind je hier.
(met voorafopgenomen statements en een vragenrondje enkel met geluid).

SpaceX: Starship to land NASA astronauts on the Moon.

Teslarati: SpaceX’s Starship to return humanity to the Moon in stunning NASA decision.

Space News: NASA selects SpaceX to develop crewed lunar lander.
Collect Space: NASA picks SpaceX Starship to land next astronauts on the moon.
Spaceflight Now: NASA chooses SpaceX to land next astronauts on the moon.
Space Policy Online: SpaceX wins NASA contract to put astronauts back on the Moon.
Ars Technica: NASA selects SpaceX as its sole provider for a lunar lander.

The New York Times: SpaceX Wins NASA $2.9 Billion Contract to Build Moon Lander.
The Washington Post: Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins contract to develop spacecraft to land astronauts on the moon.

Spacepage: NASA kiest SpaceX om maanlander te bouwen.

NasaWatch: NASA Human Landing System Announcement Soon.
NasaWatch: All SpaceX Starship Tests Are Now NASA Artemis Tests.
NasaWatch: Congressional Reaction To HLS Announcement.
NasaWatch: HLS Contract: Sore Losers In Big Aerospace.

Dit verscheen enige tijd voor NASA’s keuze bekend werd.
Astronomy: Blue Moon: Will Jeff Bezos' lunar lander return astronauts to the Moon?

Nog wat filmpjes:
Marcus House: SpaceX wins a multi-billion dollar NASA moon lander contract!
Scott Manley: NASA Will Spend $2,941,394,557 On SpaceX's Massive Lunar Starship Lander!!!
NSF Live: Starship wins NASA's Human Landing System competition.


Was NS-15 de laatste onbemande testvlucht voor de allereerste bemande New Shepard vlucht?
Blue Origin: Blue Origin conducts astronaut rehearsal for future customer flights.

Space News: Blue Origin to perform dress rehearsal for crewed New Shepard flights.
Space News: Blue Origin aces dress rehearsal for New Shepard crewed flights.
Spaceflight Now: Blue Origin practices crew operations on suborbital test flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: Blue Origin succeeds in 15th New Shepard flight, critical test before carrying humans.
National Space Society: Blue Origin New Shepard Flight 15.
Geek Wire: ‘It’s time’: Jeff Bezos hails Blue Origin’s fiery rehearsal for crewed suborbital spaceflight.

Filmpjes:
Blue Origin: Replay - New Shepard Mission NS-15 Webcast.
Blue Origin: Safety, Blue Origin’s Top Mission.
Blue Origin: Blue Origin’s Launch Site One.
Blue Origin: Meet CrewMember 7.
Sci News: Blue Origin NS-15: New Shepard launch and landing, 14 April 2021.


Bemanning Soyuz MS-17 terug op Aarde.
TASS: ISS crew members enter Soyuz MS-17, close all hatches before returning to Earth.
TASS: Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft undocks from ISS.
TASS: Engines of Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft fire for deorbit burn.
TASS: ISS three crewmembers return to Earth.

NASA: NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Return Safely to Earth.

Spaceflight Now: Space station crew set for landing in Kazakhstan.
NasaSpaceFlight: Soyuz MS-17 safely returns three Station crewmembers to Kazakhstan.
CollectSpace: Soyuz MS-17 crew returns to Earth after 185 days on space station.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Three Space Station Crew Members Return Home Aboard Soyuz Spacecraft (live uitzending).
Wie het liever in het Russisch hoort:
Roscosmos TV: Het sluiten van de luiken.
Roscosmos TV: Ontkoppeling.
Roscosmos TV: Landing.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-17 hatch closure.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-17 undocking and departure.
SciNews: Soyuz MS-17 landing.


Crew Dragon – Crew 2 – Lancering donderdag 22 april.
Teslarati: SpaceX installs Dragon spaceship on the rocket that’ll take it to space (again).
Spaceflight Now: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour meets Falcon 9 rocket for launch next week.

Space News: NASA approves plans for Crew-2 launch.

NasaSpaceFlight: Endeavour moved to 39A as astronauts arrive and Crew-2 mission is cleared for launch.
Spaceflight Now: Crew Dragon astronauts arrive at Kennedy Space Center for launch preps.

SpaceCom: SpaceX test-fires rocket ahead of Crew-2 astronaut launch for NASA.

ESA: Crew Dragon Traditions.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Crew-2 Flight Readiness Review Media Teleconference (alleen geluid).
NASA: Crew Arrival at Kennedy Space Center for NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 Mission.
NASA: April 22, 2021: Astronauts to Launch on NASA and SpaceX Crew-2 Mission.
NASA: Know Your Crew...Two!
Luister ook naar Houston We Have A Podcast: The Crew 2 astronauts.
Nog een podcast: NASA Rocket Ranch: Episode 30: Commercial Crew Reaches Milestone.
NASA: NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts Discuss Upcoming Mission.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Swaps, Safety and Space Research Keeping Crew Busy.
NASA Space Station Blog: Trio Nears Departure During Space Harvest and Crew Orientation.
NASA Space Station Blog: Walker Takes Command Thursday Ahead of Two Departures and Next SpaceX Crew.
NASA Space Station Blog: Walker to Command Station Until Departure at End of April.
NASA Space Station Blog: Expedition 64 Leaving Station as New SpaceX Crew Preps for Launch.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA TV Begins Live Coverage of Station Crew Departure.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Says Farewell, Enters Soyuz and Prepares to Undock.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA TV Broadcasts Expedition 64 Crew Departing Station.
NASA Space Station Blog: Expedition 64 Trio Undocks, Ends Station Mission.
NASA Space Station Blog: NASA TV is Live Covering the Return of Expedition 64.
NASA Space Station Blog: Expedition 64 Trio Back On Earth After 185-Day Mission.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/05/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/06.2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/07.2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/08.2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/09.2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/12.2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/13.2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/14.2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/15.2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of April 12, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
SpaceQ: Canadian companies invited to join ESA Bartolomeo platform on the ISS.
ESA: Science Marches on: International Space Station update.

TASS: Space experiments, commercialization of visits to ISS to become reality — senior official.

TASS: Cosmonauts’ salary will grow to around $6,500.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Signing Out: 04/16/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - April 16, 2020.
NASA: Expedition 64 Change of Command - April 15, 2021.
NASA: Spacewalks in HD 2020-2021.


CSS – Het Chinese ruimtestation.
Inside Outer Space: China Space Station: Busy Launch Schedule Ahead.
Space News: China preparing Tianzhou-2 cargo mission to follow upcoming space station launch.

ECNS: Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship arrives at Jiuquan launch site.
ECNS: Manned spacecraft, carrier rocket for Shenzhou-12 mission arrive at launch center.


UAE kiest man en vrouw als 2 nieuwe astronauten.
Arabian Aerospace: UAE names world's first female Arab astronaut.
Space News: UAE selects new astronauts, including first woman.
Collect Space: UAE names two new astronauts, including first woman candidate.

Filmpjes:
MBRSC: 2 New Emirati Astronauts to be Announced Soon.
MBRSC: Nora AlMatrooshi: The New Member of the UAE Astronaut Programme.
MBRSC: Mohammad AlMulla: The New Member of the UAE Astronaut Programme.


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA SLS Green Run testing complete, Boeing readies Core Stage for tow to Florida.

NASA Artemis Blog: Artemis I Core Stage Being Readied for Shipment to Kennedy.


Artemis – Gateway.
Space News: NASA delays starting contract with SpaceX for Gateway cargo services.


SpaceX – Starship – BN1 wordt scrap. SN15 onder druk gezet.
Teslarati: SpaceX might stack Starship on Super Heavy with “mechanical arms”.
Teslarati: SpaceX’s upgraded Starship gets frosty during cryogenic proof test.
Teslarati: SpaceX installs Starlink dish on upgraded Starship prototype.

In verband met de aanvraag voor de te bouwen lanceertoren, zie dit FAA document.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Nosecone Test Rig Gets Bigger | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Grid Fin Spotted - SN16 Barrel Section with TPS Tiles | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN15 Cryogenic Proof Test.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN15 Cryo-Proofs its Tanks | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy BN1 Scrapping Begins | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN15 Tests its Header Tanks - Nosecone Test Rig Gets a Cap | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: New Starship SN16 Sections Lifted into the Mid Bay for Stacking | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN15's Raptors Arrive - GSE 3 Forward Dome Stacked | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship SN15 prepares as Orbital Launch Site work continues| SpaceX Boca Chica.

Engineering Today: SpaceX Abandons Catching Fairings, Will Go For Fishing | Starlink Terminal Production Cost Dropped.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship SN15 rolls out onto launch pad for pre flight tests | Stack Starship on Super Heavy.

What About It?: SpaceX Starship SN15 - A Milestone Starship!
What About It?: SpaceX Starship SN10 vs. SN15 – What's Improved?


Mars – Ingenuity vliegt (wellicht) op maandag 19 april!
NASA: NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday.
Te volgen via NASA TV of via deze link (vanaf 12u15 onze tijd).

Universe Today: How’s the Weather in Jezero Crater? According to Perseverance: Cold.
Science Focus: Mars Ingenuity Helicopter: Why drones are the future of space exploration.
NASA: Mars Report: Update on NASA’s Perseverance Rover & Ingenuity Helicopter (April 16, 2021) (filmpje).
SpaceCom: NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces troublesome spin test.
Astronomy: The inside story behind the historic first flight on Mars.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Venus: 
NASA: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sees Venus Orbital Dust Ring in 1st Complete View.

Aarde:
Video From Space: St. Vincent volcano's periodic eruptions seen from space.
AGU: Happy Earth Day 2021 from AGU.
ESA: Satellite imagery key to powering Google Earth.
ESA: Earth from Space: Space Coast, Florida, USA (filmpje).

Maan: 
Astrobotic: Astrobotic selects SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket for Griffin-Viper Moon mission.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon Heavy beats out ULA Vulcan rocket for NASA Moon rover launch.
Space News: Astrobotic selects Falcon Heavy to launch NASA’s VIPER lunar rover.
Spaceflight Now: Astrobotic selects SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to launch robotic lunar lander.
Arabian Aerospace: UAE signs lunar rover agreement with Japan.
Japan Today: UAE partners with Japan's iSpace to send rover to the moon in 2022.
PhysOrg: UAE to send rover to the Moon in 2022.
ECNS: China releases lunar sample data online.
TASS: Russia to send three missions to Moon by 2026.
SpaceCom: Russia is going back to the moon this year.

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3085-3087: Moving Forward on 'Mont Mercou'.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3088-3089: A Beautiful View from the Top of 'Mont Mercou'.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3090-3091: No MAHLI Today.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3092-3093: Preparing to Drill!
Many Worlds: The Hows and Whys of Mars Sample Return.

Jupiter:
ESA: Moving Juice around the cleanroom.

Bennu:
NASA: NASA's OSIRIS-REx Leaves its Mark on Asteroid Bennu.
NASA: OSIRIS-REx Leaves its Mark on Bennu (filmpje).

Didymus en Dimorphus:
ESA: Drone test of Hera mission's asteroid radar.

New Horizon:
NH Website: NASA’s New Horizons Reaches a Rare Space Milestone.
Collect Space: NASA's New Horizons reaches rare distance, looks out to Voyager.

Nog dit:
Space News: China to launch a pair of spacecraft towards the edge of the solar system.


MEV-2 verlengt leven van Intelsat 10-02 -comsat.
Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman and Intelsat Make History with Docking of Second Mission Extension Vehicle to Extend Life of Satellite.
Beelden van testen bij NG, alsook een animatie van het maneuver bij Intelsat vind je hier.
Enkele foto’s vind je hier.

Space News: MEV-2 servicer successfully docks to live Intelsat satellite.
Spaceflight Now: Northrop Grumman servicer docks with active satellite in geosynchronous orbit.
Via Satellite: Northrop Grumman Successfully Docks Second Mission Extension Vehicle with Operational Intelsat Satellite.


Starlink-nieuws.
Teslarati: Starlink’s ease of use and speed impresses cybersecurity analyst.
Teslarati: Musk says SpaceX’s fifth Starship launch is scheduled next week, sets static fire date.
Teslarati: SpaceX Starlink internet could exit beta this summer, says Musk.

The Verge: Elon Musk says Starlink internet service should be ‘fully mobile’ by the end of this year.

SpaceCom: SpaceX agrees to steer Starlink internet satellites clear of space station, NASA spacecraft.


Belgisch ruimtevaartnieuws.
BIRA: 3DEES-instrument voor de studie van de aardse stralingsomgeving is goedgekeurd.

Radio 2: Wetenschapper Hetty Helsmoortel: "Ik zou graag de eerste vrouw op de maan zijn".
De Morgen: ESA zoekt voor het eerst in elf jaar nieuwe astronauten.
VRTNWS: Stel je kandidaat om astronaut te worden bij het Europees Ruimtevaartagentschap.
Knack: Europees ruimteagentschap gaat voor het eerst in elf jaar op zoek naar nieuwe astronauten.


De Dag der Kosmonauten – 60 jaar Gagarin – 40 jaar Space Shuttle.
TASS: Yuri Gagarin remains example for all generations of cosmonauts — French astronaut Pesquet.
TASS: TASS director general gives copy of announcement about Gagarin’s flight to Roscosmos head.
TASS: Gagarin’s flight opened new world, boosted progress — Egyptian agency head.

Russia Today: Gagarin’s history-making flight, 60 years on: How a bizarre Russian dream to resurrect the dead led to a Cold War victory in space.

Air & Space: How Yuri Gagarin Was Picked to Be First in Space.
Air & Space: What Made Yuri Fall?

SpaceCom: From Yuri Gagarin's launch to today, human spaceflight has always been political.
SpaceCom: Yuri Gagarin: How the first man in space sparked a conspiracy theory.

Planetary Society: Yuri Gagarin and Vostok 1, the First Human Spaceflight.

PhysOrg: In Russia, the legend of cosmonaut Gagarin lives on.
PhysOrg: 60 years after Gagarin, Russia lags in the space race.
PhysOrg: Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago.
PhysOrg: Five things to know about Gagarin's journey to space.

Inside Sources: Gagarin’s Legacy: 60 Years Later.

VRTNWS: BEKIJK: 60 jaar geleden begon de bemande ruimtevaart met 108 minuten durende vlucht van Joeri Gagarin.

NasaSpaceFlight: Roscosmos, NASA celebrate historic launch anniversaries while looking to the future.
Spaceflight Now: April 12 marks 60 years since Gagarin’s spaceflight, 40 years since shuttle debut.

Planetary Society: Space Shuttle, the World’s First Reusable Spacecraft.

Filmpjes – Gagarin.
Russia Today: Poekhali! Gagarin's speech marking the 1st anniversary of his famous flight [NOW IN COLOR].
Russia Today: 60 years since Gagarin's space flight | Question More!
Russia Today: Gagarin’s history-making flight | 60 years on.
Russia Insight: Putin Visits Yury Gagarin Space Park: You Don't See Russian President With A Shovel Every Day!
EuroNews: Yuri Gagarin: Still a hero after 60 years.
Ruptly: ISS: Cosmonauts honour 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic flight.

Filmpjes – STS 1.
Uren kijkplezier :-)
lunarmodule5: STS-1 Processing/Rollout/Flight Readiness Firing (40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS 1 Crew Press Conference - January 1981(40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS 1 - Shuttle Updates (40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS-1- John Young Documentary (40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS 1 April 10th 1981 Launch Attempt (40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS 1 - KSC Pre-Launch Press Conference (40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS-1 - The Launch - Complete Day 1 (40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS 1 - Orbital Operations - Complete Day 2 (40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS 1 - The Landing - Complete Day 3 (40th Anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS 1 Post Flight and Extras (40th anniversary).
lunarmodule5: STS-1 The Launch of Columbia.

NASA Podcast: Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Episode 57, Shuttle Program Closeout Complexities.
NASA Podcast: Rocket Range: Episode 29: First Space Shuttle Flight: Astronaut Bob Crippen on the Legacy of STS-1 & Columbia.


Om af te ronden: Het begin van SpaceX.
Een interessante voordracht van Erig Berger, de schrijver van “Liftoff – The desperate early days that launched SPACEX”.
NASA Video: Eric Berger, Early Days of SpaceX.


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