De Werkgroep Ruimtevaart groepeert VVS-leden die zich interesseren in de ruimtevaart. Anderzijds proberen we op allerlei manieren over ruimtevaart te vertellen en te schrijven.

U bent hier

Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2022/02–582

Dit jaar hadden nog maar 3 lanceringen plaats, maar er zijn al meer dan 150 satellieten gelanceerd. Maar het is dat ene ruimtetuig dat vorig jaar op 25 december gelanceerd werd dat onze aandacht vast houdt. Al gaat het met JWST opvallend goed. Maar er zijn nog een vijf spannende maanden te gaan. Ik weet niet of het compensatie is, maar met een aantal andere ruimtetuigen gaat het heel wat minder goed: Yunhai, Sentinel, InSight en Perseverance. En verder blijven we uitkijken naar SLS enerzijds, Super Heavy en Starship anderzijds.

O ja, vanaf nu brengen we u op het einde van elke (?) NUDR een overzicht van het bij elkaar gesprokkelde Belgische ruimtevaartnieuws.

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

Wie graag een PDF wil met alle NUDR’s van 2021, stuur een mailtje naar  nieuwsuitderuimtevaart @ gmail.com (maar dan zonder de tussenliggende blanco’s). Vermeld wel of je de PDF wil van 2020 en/of 2021. Ten laatste eind januari krijg je het bestand dan doorgemaild.

Bij de foto: Cosmic Girl heeft net LauncherOne gedropt. De “Above the Clouds” missie lanceerde met succes 7 satellietjes. Foto: Virgin Orbit.


JWST – Na de succesvolle ontplooiing is het nu tijd voor de spiegel.
NASA JWST Blog: Mirror, Mirror…On Its Way!
NASA JWST Blog: Webb Begins Its Months-Long Mirror Alignment.
NASA JWST Blog: Following the Next Steps in Webb’s Journey.

NasaSpaceFlight: James Webb Space Telescope fully deploys, Northrop Grumman marks sunshield success.
Ars Technica: All hail the Ariane 5 rocket, which doubled the Webb telescope’s lifetime.
SpaceCom: James Webb Space Telescope should have fuel for about 20 years of science.
Inverse: NASA thinks space junk will hit the JWST – But it’s OK.

NPR: Who gets to use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope? Astronomers work to fight bias.

Je kan het op plaats brengen van de verschillende spiegelsegmenten volgen via deze link.

Filmpjes:
JWST: The James Webb Space Telescope is Fully Unfolded in Space!
JWST: Elements of Webb: Salt, Ep10.
NSS: NSS Space Forum, January 13, 2022: Webb Space Telescope: First Light Machine - Dr. H. Philip Stahl.

Volkssterrenwacht Urania: RB39 – JWST – Update 1.
Volkssterrenwacht Urania: RB40 – JWST – Update 2.


Tweede lancering van het jaar – Opnieuw SpaceX – Transporter 3.
Eerst nog een reeks artikels uit vorig jaar:
Space News: Spaceflight to launch 13 payloads on first multi-orbit space tug mission.
Spaceflight Inc: Spaceflight Inc. Readies 13 payloads and chemical propulsion OTV for first multi-destination rideshare mission.
Spaceflight Inc: Who’s onboard SXRS-6 on Transporter-3?
Space News: Propellant leak forces Sherpa tug off SpaceX rideshare mission.

En dan dit jaar:
Teslarati: SpaceX preparing for third rideshare launch with dozens of small satellites.
Tesmanian: SpaceX Will Launch 44 Planet SuperDove Satellites That Take Aerial Images Of Earth’s Surface.
Teslarati: SpaceX set to conduct world’s first and second orbital launches of 2022.

NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX launches Transporter-3 rideshare mission and lands booster at LZ-1.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon 9 booster completes tenth launch and landing in a year and a half.
TASS: SpaceX launches rocket carrying Ukrainian satellites.
Space News: SpaceX launches third dedicated smallsat rideshare mission.
SpaceCom: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket spotted from space before and after epic 105-satellite launch (images).

Khaleej Times: UAE: Dewa's nanosatellite successfully launched on SpaceX rocket.
Hurriyet Daily News: Turkey’s first mini satellite launched into space.
PhysOrg: Startup successfully deploys compact and fuel-efficient satellite engine into space.
Parabolic Arc: D-Orbit Launches New ION Satellite Carrier Mission.
Parabolic Arc: ICEYE Expands World’s Largest SAR Satellite Constellation; Launches First U.S.-built Spacecraft.
Planet: 44 SuperDove Satellites Successfully Launch On SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket.
Tweekers: SpaceX lanceert minisatelliet DelfiPQ van TU Delft.
TU Delft: Delfi-PQ.
SatNews: Benchmark’s Non-Toxic Chemical Propulsion System Integrated Into Spaceflight’s Sherpa-LTC OTV + Ready For Transporter 3 Mission.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Transporter-3 Mission.
SciNews: SpaceX Transporter-3 launch and Falcon 9 first stage landing.
TU Delft Aerospace Engineering: SpaceX launches TU Delft mini-satellite: DelfiPQ.


Virgin Orbit – LauncherOne lanceert 7 satellietjes.
Parabolic Arc: Virgin Orbit Delays Launch to Thursday.

Virgin Orbit: Introducing our next mission: Above the Clouds.
De bijbehorende persmap vind je hier (PDF).
Virgin Orbit: Virgin Orbit’s latest mission successfully soars above the clouds again.

Space News: Virgin Orbit to demonstrate air-launch flexibility on upcoming mission.
Space News: Virgin Orbit launches seven cubesats on third operational mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: Virgin Orbit launches mission STP-27VPB “Above the Clouds”.
NASA: NASA Satellites Launch Aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne.
Over TechEdSat-13 en andere educationele satellietjes.
NASA: What are NASA's Technology Educational Satellites?

Seeking Alpha: Virgin Orbit shares oscillate before rocket launch later today.

GovUK: Virgin Orbit mission success brings UK satellite launch one step closer.

Filmpjes:
Virgin Orbit: Above the Clouds Live Stream | Virgin Orbit.
Virgin Orbit: Above the Clouds - Teammate Listen Party.
SciNews: LauncherOne launches “Above the Clouds”.


Aandelen Virgin Galactic dalen in waarde.
CNBC: Virgin Galactic stock falls after announcing plans to add up to $500 million in debt.
Parabolic Arc: Space Tourism Money Pit: Virgin Galactic Stock Plunges Again as Company Plans to Issue Up to $500 Million in Debt.


Iran test vastebrandstofraket.
The Defense Post: Iran Tests Solid-Fuel Satellite Carrier Rocket.
AP: Report: Iran launched solid-fuel satellite rocket into space.
Khaleejtimes: Iran conducts static test of satellite-carrying rocket.


De hypersonsiche raket van Noord-Korea.
TASS: North Korea presumably launches ballistic missile — Japanese coast guards.
ECNS: DPRK test-fires hypersonic missile -- KCNA.


Gilmour Space bereidt lancering vanuit Australië voor.
Space Daily: Gilmour Space fires up for 2022 with Australia's largest rocket engine test.
Gilmour Space (filmpje): Gilmour Space 110 kN, 75-second Hybrid Rocket Engine Test (Jan 2022).


ISRO test cryogene raketmotor voor Gaganyaan-raket.
The Times of India: ISRO successfully conducts cryo engine test for Gaganyaan rocket.
The Hindu: Qualification testing of cryogenic engine for Gaganyaan programme successful: ISRO.


Nog wat raketnieuws.
Shore Daily News: Rocket Lab USA may expand US manuffacturing and launch operations in Accomack County.

SpaceCom: Meet Relativity Space: the little 3D printing rocket company that could.

RoomEU: Eco fuel to power Orbex rocket.

Kerrisdale Capital over Astra Space:
Kerrisdale Capital: Astra Space – Headed for Dis-Astra (PDF).

Houston Chronicle: Abbott grants $10 million to spaceports in Houston and South Texas — where Elon Musk develops rockets.
SatNews: Scotland’s Preswick Spaceport Continues To Advance Plans For Smallsat Launches.


NASA’s nieuwe astronauten beginnen training. Maar zijn er genoeg?
Collect Space: NASA's new astronaut candidates report to Houston to begin training.

NASA OIG: NASA’s Management of Its Astronaut Corps (PDF).

NASA Watch: ASAP: NASA Really Needs To Fix Its Human Spaceflight Program Management.
Het rapport: Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel: Annual Report for 2021 (PDF).
Space News: NASA inspector general warns astronaut corps may be too small.
Florida Today: NASA needs to hire more astronauts and train them differently, report says.

Filmpjes:
NASA: NASA Astronauts.


Axiom Space gaat Italiaan trainen tot professionele astronaut.
Axiom Space: Axiom Space to train Italian Air Force’s Col. Walter Villadei as professional astronaut for future space mission.

Inverse: Axiom Space: Launch schedule and timeline for private space station.

EarthSky: Axiom Space develops commercial spacesuits and a space station.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights, alsook het Russische “Report on the Russian Crew”.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Starts Week with Space Agriculture, Human Cells and Spacesuits.
NASA ISS Blog: Dragon, Spacewalk Preps Amidst Space Botany and Biology Research.
NASA ISS Blog: Cosmonauts Prep for Spacewalk as Astronauts Work Science and Maintenance.
NASA ISS Blog: Busy Day for Biology Research as Spacewalk Preps Continue.
NASA ISS Blog: Week Ends With Spacesuit Checks, Dragon Packing and Eye Exams.

Bij de NASA moeten ze nog hun jaar aanpassen (hieronder is dat gecorrigeerd).
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/10/2022.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/11/2022.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/12/2022.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/13/2022.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of January 10, 2022.

Geen rapporten van Roscosmos.


ISS – NASA wil doorgaan tot 2030.
TASS: Russia’s Roscosmos and NASA in talks on extending operation of ISS until 2030.
Space News: Other ISS partners start planning for extension to 2030.

Filmpje:
NASA: ISS 2030: NASA Extends Operations of the International Space Station.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
Roscosmos: ISS orbit altitude increased by more than 1 km.

PhysOrg: Being in space destroys more red blood cells.
CNN: Astronauts experience 'space anemia' when they leave Earth.

Universe Today: Now we Know why Spaceflight Affects Your Eyes.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Spacewalks and Research: 01/14/2022.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - Jan. 14, 2022.
NASA: Expedition 66 Astronaut Raja Chari Answers Air Force Academy Cadet Questions.
ESA: Space science in 360° | Cosmic Kiss.


CSS – Nieuws uit het Chinese ruimtestation.
SpaceCom: On China's new space station, a robotic arm test paves way for future construction.
SpaceCom: China's Shenzhou 13 astronauts manually fly cargo ship for emergency docking test.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China's Shenzhou-13 crew hit halfway mark of 6-month orbital mission.


ARTEMIS – Eerste SLS wordt in februari naar buiten gerold. Lancering in maart?
NASA: Media Invited to see NASA Mega Moon Rocket Roll Out for First Time.

SpaceCom: NASA getting SLS megarockets ready for crewed moon missions.
Space News: NASA holding out hope for first SLS launch in March.

Artemis Blog: Artemis I Progress Continues in the VAB.
Artemis Blog: Artemis I Core Stage Engineering Testing Complete.

Airbus: Airbus to develop the Power Management and Distribution System for key Lunar Gateway module.

NASA: Houston We Have a Podcast – How to build Orion.

Filmpjes:
Aerojet Rocketdyne: What is EUS?
NASA: Artemis I RS-25 engines gimbaling inside Vehicle Assembly Building.


SpaceX – Starship – Het werk gaat verder.
Tesmanian: Elon Musk Shares Drone Video Of SpaceX Starbase Starship Launch Tower.
Teslarati: SpaceX simulates lifting Starship with launch tower ‘arms’.
Space News: SpaceX goes all-in on Starship configuration for second-gen Starlink.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX to leverage Starship for second generation Starlink constellation.
Teslarati: SpaceX working on several Starship, Super Heavy upgrades and design changes.
Teslarati: SpaceX stress-tests Starship-catching arms with giant water balloons.
NasaSpaceFlight: Chopsticks tested ahead of first Mechazilla stacking operation.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Mechazilla's Chopsticks Raised to the Top of the Launch Tower | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 3's LOX Tank Finally Scrapped | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ballast Bags Attached to Mechazilla's Chopsticks for Load Testing | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Mechazilla's Chopsticks Load Tested with Water Ballast Bags | SpaceX Boca Chica.
Engineering Today: SpaceX working on Starship, Super Heavy upgrades and design changes | Second-Gen Starlink.
NasaSpaceFlight: Booster 3 Removed from Suborbital Pad A | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Crews Work on Booster 4's Engine Section | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Booster 7 Methane Tank Sections Ready for Stacking | SpaceX Boca Chica.


Satellieten in de problemen – Chinese Yunhai getroffen door Russisch ruimteafval.
Space News: Breakup of China’s Yunhai-1 (02) satellite linked to space debris collision.


Satellieten in de problemen – Sentinel.
SpaceCom: Powerful European Earth-observation satellite suffers anomaly in orbit.
The Register: NASA's Mars InSight trips into safe mode and ESA's Sentinel-1B gives scientists the silent treatment.


Stofstormen op Mars – InSight in de problemen.
NASA: NASA's InSight Enters Safe Mode During Regional Mars Dust Storm.
SpaceCom: NASA's InSight Mars lander hunkering down in Red Planet dust storm.
The Science Times: NASA's Nightmare Came True After InSight Lander Went Offline Due To Extreme Dust Storms, Cutting Communication Line With Ground Team.


Steentjes op Mars – Perseverance heeft een probleempje.
Science Alert: Perseverance Has Run Into a Problem on Mars: Pebbles.
Mars Perseverance Blog: Pebbles Before Mountains.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
SpaceCom: Satellites reveal record high methane concentrations despite reduction pledges.
SpaceCom: New NASA chief scientist pledges a plan to renew agency's Earth satellite fleet.
Via Satellite: Hispasat to Develop Satellite Technology for Spanish Reforestation Project.
NASA: 2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend, NASA Analysis Shows.
NASA: Six Questions to Help You Understand the 6th Warmest Year on Record.
NASA (filmpje): Media Briefing: 2021 Annual Global Climate Update.
NASA (filmpje): Temperature Record 101: How We Know What We Know about Climate Change.
VRT NWS: Laatste 7 jaar waren 7 warmste ooit gemeten op onze planeet, ongerustheid over methaan.
Video From Space (filmpje): Volcano eruption seen from space by multiple satellites.
De Standaard: Indrukwekkende satellietbeelden tonen onderzeese vulkaanuitbarsting: tsunami-alarm in Stille Oceaan.
SpaceCom: Explosive underwater volcano eruption in Tonga spotted from space in satellite images.
SpaceCom: 4-foot tsunami hits Tonga after explosive eruption of underwater volcano.
Science Alert: Satellite Captures Dramatic Tsunami-Triggering Volcanic Eruption in South Pacific.
VideoFromSpace (filmpje): Tsunami hits Tonga after massive volcano eruption seen from space.
VideoFromSpace (filmpje): Hunga Tonga volcano erupts again, triggers tsunami - Seen from space!
Scott Manley (filmpje): Volcanic Eruption May Be Biggest Ever Seen From Space.
VRTNWS: Schokgolf na vulkaanuitbarsting bij Tonga veroorzaakt ook luchtdrukschommelingen in ons land.
Space News: Pixxel signs partnership with Rio Tinto for hyperspectral imagery.

Maan:
ECNS: China's lunar probe detects in-situ moon surface water.
CCTV: China's Lunar Probe Detects In-situ Moon Surface Water (filmpje).
SpaceCom: Moon 'mystery hut' is just a rabbit-shaped rock, Chinese rover finds.
TASS: Luna-25 lunar mission to be Russia’s major 2022 scientific event — top scientist.
Parabolic Arc: Lunar Resources to Mine Metals on the Moon.
Spacewatch : Masten prepares for Moon Mission 2 in 2024.
Parabolic Arc: Intuitive Machines Validates Lunar Communication with MSU for First Lunar Landing.
Parabolic Arc: MDA Awarded Another Contract to Provide Lunar Landing Sensors as Number of Planned Moon Missions Increases.

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3350-3352: A Rock Under the Wheel.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3353: Raise the (Martian) Roof.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3354: Tantalizingly Out of Reach.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3355-2256: Closer to the Prow.
The Science Times: Life on Mars? NASA Perseverance Rover Captures What Looks Like a 'Human Skeleton' and 'Animal' Buried on the Red Planet.

Jupiter:
SpaceCom: Juno solves mystery of what drives Jupiter's polar cyclones.
Universe Today: Europa Clipper’s Thermal Imaging System was Tested Here on Earth.

Saturnus:
JHU APL (filmpje): Dragonfly in the Desert: Testing for Titan.

Psyche: 
Los Alamos National Lab: Determining asteroid 16 Psyche's material composition.


Starlink, Amazon en andere (mega-)constellaties.
Teslarati: SpaceX “intends” to start launching next-generation Starlink satellites in March.
Ars Technica: SpaceX abandons Starlink plan that Amazon objected to, but fight isn’t over.
Space News: Multi-orbit constellation startup Mangata Networks raises $33 million.
Space News: China’s megaconstellation project establishes satellite cluster in Chongqing.


Satelliet productie, Satellite Servicing, ...
Airbus: Industry first: Loft Orbital signs agreement with Airbus to procure more than fifteen Arrow satellite platforms.
Space News: Airbus books Loft Orbital order for Florida satellite factory.
Via Satellite: Loft Orbital Contracts Airbus for 15 Satellites Based On OneWeb Platform.

Thales: Thales Alenia space to build state-of-the-art Intelsat 41 and Intelsat 44.

Orbit Fab: Astroscale U.S. and Orbit Fab Sign First On-Orbit Satellite Fuel Sale Agreement.
Via Satellite: Astroscale US Taps Orbit Fab to Refuel Servicing Satellites.

Space News: Atomos Space secures funding to develop space tug business.

Via Satellite: Maxar Signs DoD Contract to Build Robotic Arms for In-Space Servicing, Assembly.


Belgisch ruimtevaartnieuws.
Twintig jaar geleden kwamen de eerste PROBA foto’s binnen. PROBA is nog steeds actief.
ESA: First Proba pictures promise wealth of environmental data.

Onder begeleiding van het B.USOC werd het experiment ASIM met succes verplaatst.
Zie deze reeks tweets van het B.USOC met foto’s van de verplaatsing vind je hier.
Bevestigd op zijn nieuwe plaats (tweet).
Eerste waarnemingen vanop de nieuwe plaats zullen weldra volgen (tweet).

BIRA: Significant experiment relocation on the International Space Station.
Daily Science: ISS; Nouveau point de vue pour ASIM, le chasseur d’orages.
RTBF: Le centre de contrôle spatial belge supervisera un transfert important à bord de l'ISS.
ESA: The Incredible ASIM: Distant galaxy edition.

Altius wordt in 2025 gelanceerd met een Vega C.
ESA: Ride into space on Vega-C secured for FLEX and Altius

ESA zette het licht op groen voor Plato, een missie waar ook België bij betrokken is.
KU.Leuven: Plato Mission Gets Green Light For Its Next Phase.

Belgium2theMoon  stuurt een kleine “tijdscapsule” mee met Peregrine, de eerste commerciële maanlanding, in principe nog dit jaar. Als de Vulcan-raket tijdig klaar raakt. En dat hangt van Blue Origin af die de BE-4 ontwikkelt, niet alleen voor de eigen New Glenn, maar ook voor de Vulcan-raket van United Launch Alliance. Astrobotic liet 11 januari weten dat ongeveer alles geïnstalleerd was op de maanlander.

Een Franse nanosat is twee jaar actief, o.a. uitgerust met Spacebel systemen:
Spacebel: ANGELS: Two Successful Years in Space… with a SPACEBEL Touch.
Meer info over ANGELS vind je in dit CNES-filmpje.

VITO werkt mee aan AI4FOOD, een nieuw ESA project.
VITO: Kick off AI4FOOD! Data-fusion and time series framework as a service.

Een paar recente Sentinel 2 opnames van stukjes België: Louvain la NeuveBergen en Antwerpen.

Over Mars en LARA: 
Tintin: Little Story of Infinity: Destination Mars.


Veel lees- en kijkplezier,

Koen

Deel deze pagina

Reageer