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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2022/44–624

Afgelopen week had een Chinees tintje. Met de lancering van een nieuwe module werd het Chinese ruimtestation compleet. Een belangrijke stap dus voor China. Al was er wel een schaduwkantje, met de (alweer) ongecontroleerde terugkeer van de centrale trap van de Lange Mars 5B. Ook deze keer had het gelukkig geen gevolgen. En er is ook dat geheimzinnige Chinese ruimtevliegtuigje dat ogenschijnlijk iets in een baan om de Aarde heeft uitgezet. Dat en nog veel meer (zoals een Falcon Heavy lancering) in deze Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart.

Bij de foto: Het blijft en indrukwekkend zicht als de twee zijboosters van een Falcon Heavy terugkeren naar de plaats van vertrek. Foto: SpaceX. 


China lanceert Mengtian, een nieuwe module voor het Chinese ruimtestation CSS.
Zie ook vorige NUDR voor meer info over deze lancering.

ECNS (foto’s): China's Mengtian space station lab module ready for launch.
ECNS (foto’s): China sends lab module Mengtian into space.

Global Times: China successfully launches final part of its three-module space station, to complete T-shape structure assembly.
CNA: China launches third and final module for Tiangong space station.
PhysOrg: China launches 3rd and final space station component.
NasaSpaceFlight: China launches Mengtian science module to Tiangong space station.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: Live: Special coverage of Mengtian lab module's launch to China Space Station.
CCTV: LIVE: China Launches Space Station Lab Module Mengtian.
Dongfang Hour: LIVE | China Launches the Mengtian Space Station Module.
SciNews: Mengtian launch.
SciNews: Successful launch of the Mengtian Laboratory Module.
CCTV: Shenzhou-14 Astronauts, Ground Control Technicians Ready for Launch Mission of Mengtian Lab Module.
CCTV: China Ready to Launch Mengtian Lab Module After Completing Whole-system Joint Testing.
CCTV: Engineers Get Ready to Launch Mengtian Lab Module into Space.
CGTN: Rocket carrying Mengtian lab module blasts off.
CGTN: China's Mengtian lab module separates from the Long March-5B rocket.
CGTN: China announces successful launch of Mengtian lab module.
Point or View: What’s next for Mengtian module of Chinese space station?
CCTV: Mengtian Lab Module Partially Unfurls Solar Panels After Entering Orbit.
CGTN: Tech Breakdown: Mengtian lab in space. What's next for China Space Station?


Chinese Mengtian koppelt met succes aan het Chinese ruimtestation CSS.
ECNS: China's lab module Mengtian docks with space station combination.
ECNS: New lab module to assist space station's completion.
ECNS (foto’s): China's Mengtian lab module docks with space station combination.

Space News: Final module docks at China’s Tiangong space station.
VOA: China's 3rd and Final Space Station Component Docks.

Filmpjes:
CGTN: Mengtian lab module docks with core module of China's space station.
New China TV: China's Mengtian lab module docks with space station combination.
SciNews: Mengtian docking.


CSS – Mengtian naar definitieve locatie – Module bezocht door bewoners ruimtestation.
ECNS: Mengtian lab module to conduct transposition, complete forming of China Space Station T-shape structure.
ECNS: China completes transposition of Mengtian lab module.
ECNS (foto’s): Transposition of China space station lab module Mengtian completed.
ECNS: Transposition of China space station lab module Mengtian completed.
ECNS: Shenzhou-14 crew enters Mengtian lab module.
ECNS: Shenzhou-14 astronauts enter Mengtian lab module.

ECNS: What do we know about China's Tiangong space station?

Filmpjes:
CGTN: China Space Station: Transposition of Mengtian lab module completed.
CCTV: Mengtian Lab Module Completes Transposition.
New China TV: GLOBALink | Shenzhou-14 astronauts enter Mengtian lab module.
CCTV: Shenzhou-14 Crew Enters Mengtian Lab Module.
CCTV: Shenzhou-14 Crew Shares Feelings of Pride, Happiness After Entering Mengtian Lab Module.
SpaceCom: China completes T-shaped Tiangong space station with new Mengtian module move.
SciNews: Mengtian relocation.
SciNews: Mengtian docking and transposition.
SciNews: Shenzhou-14 astronauts enter Mengtian.
CCTV: China's Space Station Aims for Harmony Between Space, Ground and People: Head Designer.
CGTN: Final module docks at China’s space station.
CGTN: Tiangong space station: China's 'heavenly palace'.
CGTN: Live: Explore full-sized model of China's space station at Airshow China.


Terugkeer in damkring van Chinese LM-5B zorgt niet voor problemen.
Gizmodo: China's Latest Out-of-Control Rocket Expected to Crash on November 4.
SpaceCom: Another huge piece of Chinese space junk is falling to Earth. 'Here we go again,' experts say.
SpaceCom: China's falling Long March 5B rocket stage spotted from space (photos).

BBC: Spain briefly closes airspace over risks from Chinese rocket debris.
Space News: Long March 5B rocket reenters over Pacific Ocean after forcing airspace closures in Europe.
UPI: Chinese rocket re-enters Earth atmosphere uncontrolled over the Pacific Ocean.
SpaceCom: China's latest giant rocket debris crash blasted by US and European space chiefs.
Space Policy Online: Nelson chastises China for another uncontrolled rocket reentry.

De Standaard: Resten van Chinese raket in Stille Oceaan gevallen.

Voorlopig zijn het de Chinezen zelf die last hebben van hun eigen neerstortende rakettrappen.
Universe Magazine: Fragment of a Chinese rocket fell and got stuck in a field: Photo.


Falcon Heavy en USSF-44.
Florida Today: Weather looks solid for SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch from Kennedy Space Center.
Teslarati: SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket rolls to pad for Tuesday launch, dual booster landing.

Space News: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches first U.S. national security mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Falcon Heavy lofts USSF-44 on first flight in three years.
Ars Technica: SpaceX successfully launches its first Falcon Heavy in 40 months.
Ars Technica: The world’s most powerful rocket finally returns after a 3-year absence.

Spaceflight Now: Live coverage: Falcon Heavy launches from Kennedy Space Center.

Northrop Grumman: Northrop Grumman Supports Successful United States Space Force-44 Mission.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: USSF-44 Mission.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launches USSF-44 Mission .
SciNews: Falcon Heavy launches USSF-44 & Falcon Heavy boosters landing.


Rusland lanceert Kosmos 2563, (wellicht) een zgn. Early Warning Satellite.µ
Russian Space Web: Soyuz launches a missile-detection satellite.
SpaceCom: Russia launches possible missile-tracking satellite amid continuing threats.


SpaceX lanceert Hotbird voor Eutelsat.µ
Eutelsat: Successful launch of EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13G satellite.
Space News: SpaceX launches Hotbird 3G to extend Eutelsat’s broadcast coverage.
NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX launches second Hotbird satellite for Eutelsat.
Satellite Pro ME: Eutelsat launches TV broadcasting satellite Hotbird 13G.

Filmpjes:
SpaceX: Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13G Mission.
SciNews: Falcon 9 launches Eutelsat Hotbird 13G & Falcon 9 first stage landing.


RocketLab lanceert Zweedse satelliet. Het “uit de lucht pikken” van de eerste trap mislukt.
Space News: Rocket Lab to attempt booster recovery on upcoming Electron launch.
Spaceflight Now: Rocket Lab’s next launch will feature mid-air booster recovery attempt.

Space News: Rocket Lab launches Swedish satellite, fails to catch booster.
NasaSpaceFlight: Rocket Lab launches successfully, fails mid-air recovery attempt.
IEEE Spectrum: Chopper Rocket Chasers Played “Catch Me if You Can” Update: D’oh!! Next time!
Parabolic Arc: Rocket Lab Fails in First Stage Recovery Attempt, Books Stennis for Engine Tests & Delivers Gateway Solar Panels.

Filmpjes:
RocketLab: Rocket Lab - Catch Me If You Can Launch.
SciNews: Electron launches “Catch Me If You Can” (MATS).
Everyday Astronaut: Watch Rocket Lab Try To CATCH Electron w/ a Helicopter!!!


Blue Origin levert (eindelijk) motoren voor eerste Vulcan-lancering.
Parabolic Arc: Blue Origin Completes the Delivery of Flight Engines to ULA for Vulcan’s Initial Launch.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin completes delivery of BE-4 rocket engines for first ULA Vulcan launch.


Virgin Galactic stelt ontwikkeling nieuw schip een beetje uit.
Space News: Virgin Galactic delays introduction of second suborbital spaceship.
Ars Technica: Virgin Galactic delays development of ship capable of higher flight rate.
SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic releases roadmap for its new space tourist spaceship.

Space News: Virgin Galactic picks suppliers for future spaceplanes.

Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic signs agreement with Axiom Space for microgravity research.
Satellite Pro ME: Virgin Galactic inks microgravity research deal with Axiom Space.

Yahoo News: Virgin Galactic stock soars on space tourism timeline (met filmpje).


Commercial Crew – Nog wat langer wachten op eerste bemande Starliner-lancering.
NASA Commercial Crew Blog: NASA Updates Commercial Crew Flight Manifest to Space Station.
Space Policy Online: Boeing’s Starliner delayed again, now expected april 2023.
Space News: First Starliner crewed flight further delayed.


ISS – Axiom 2.
Space News: Saudi astronauts to fly on Ax-2 mission to ISS.
Satellite Pro ME: Saudi Arabia to send two astronauts on Ax-2 mission in 2023.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA ISS Blog: Crew Trains for Next Cargo Mission, Picks Tomatoes, and Fixes New Toilet
NASA ISS Blog: Blood Work, Robotics Training, and Lab Upkeep Fill Station Crew’s Day
NASA ISS Blog: U.S. Cargo Rocket at Launch Pad as Crew Works Science, Exercise Gear
NASA ISS Blog: NASA Updates Commercial Crew Flight Manifest to Space Station
NASA ISS Blog: Crewmates Train for Emergency and Await Cygnus Cargo Mission
NASA ISS Blog: NASA Updates Commercial Crew Flight Manifest to Space Station

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 27/10/2022.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 28/10/2022.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 31/10/2022.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/11/2022.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/11/2022.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/11/2022.

Space Station Science Highlights: Space Station Science Highlights: Week of October 31, 2022.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
TASS: Roscosmos gets permission to sign state contract implying flights to ISS until 2027.

TASS: Experiment creating lunar soil-based materials begins on ISS.
Science.org: ‘Just madness’: Concerned scientists lobby to save space station’s forest-mapping laser.
Universe Today: The International Space Station Gets a Clean Bill of Health. Despite a Few Opportunistic Microbes, the Station is “Safe” for Astronauts.
NASA: NASA to Provide Coverage of Preview Briefing, US Spacewalks.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Scientific Ride: 11/04/2022.


Commerciële ruimtestations.
Space News: ISS partners weigh options for using commercial space stations

Blue Origin (filmpje): Orbital Reef: Your Address, In Orbit.

 

CSS – Nieuws uit het Chinese ruimtestation.
SCMP: Chinese scientists plan monkey reproduction experiment in space station.

ECNS: Rice from space promises robust new varieties.

Wired: China Is Now a Major Space Power.

Filmpje:
New China TV: GLOBALink | From Wentian to Mengtian: Progress in China's space exploration.
CGTN: The Heat: China Space Exploration.


Nog eens het Chinese ruimtevliegtuigje.
Space News: China’s mystery spaceplane releases object into orbit.
SpaceCom: Is China's mysterious space plane about to return to Earth?


Het Amerikaanse ruimtevliegtuig X-37B al meer dan 900 dagen in de ruimte.
SpaceCom: US military's X-37B space plane zooms past 900 days in orbit.


Nu ook een ruimtestation voor India. Test bemande capsule in februari (?).
Hindustan Times: ISRO to develop reusable rockets, aims to set up space station by 2035: Report.
Indian Defense Research Wing: ISRO is ramping up its efforts to build its own space station by 2035.

Times of India: First test-flight of Gaganyaan mission in February: Isro official.


SLS – Artemis 1 – SLS staat weer op het lanceerplatform.
SpaceCom: NASA's Artemis 1 moon rocket 'on track' to roll out to pad Friday (Nov. 4).
SpaceCom: Artemis 1 moon rocket 'ready to go' for Nov. 14 launch, NASA says.

NASA Artemis Blog: NASA’s Mega Moon Rocket Begins Roll to Launch Pad.
NASA Artemis Blog: Artemis I Moon Rocket Arrives at Launch Pad Ahead of Historic Mission.

Space News: SLS returns to the pad for next Artemis launch attempt.
NasaSpaceFlight: SLS to return to LC-39B for next Artemis I launch opportunity.

The Verge: The next attempt to launch the Artemis I mission will be at night.

NASA: NASA Sets Coverage for Artemis I Moon Mission Launch.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Artemis I Pre-Rollout Status Update (Nov. 3, 2022).
NasaSpaceFlight: NASA Rolls Out SLS Rocket For Artemis 1 Mission.
The Launch Pad: Artemis 1 Rollout - Inside VAB Camera.


Artemis – Naar de Maan en Mars.
Space News: Lunar landing restored for Artemis 4 mission;
Gizmodo: NASA to Attempt Crewed Moon Landing During Fourth Artemis Mission.
SpaceCom: NASA plans its second human moon landing on Artemis 4 after all: report.

Een Chinees experiment:
PhysOrg: Scientists investigate using lunar soils to sustainably supply oxygen and fuels on the moon.

Filmpje:
Eager Network – Eric Gunnerson: Artemis Lunar Architecture.


SpaceX – Starship – Nieuwtjes uit Boca Chica & Florida.
Space News: NASA predicts first Starship orbital launch as soon as December.
Tesmanian: NASA official says SpaceX could be ready to launch Starship's debut orbital flight test in December.
Tesmanian: NASA official shares SpaceX has 'moved very quickly' on the development of Starship, now manufacturing one Raptor engine per day.
Ars Technica: SpaceX is now building a Raptor engine a day, NASA says.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: NSF Live: What's Next for Starship.
NasaSpaceFlight: Full Stack and Ship 25 Cryogenic Testing | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Ship 25 and Full Stack Cryogenic Testing Continues | SpaceX Boca Chica.
SpaceX: Life at Starbase.


Met CAPSTONE gaat het weer goed.
Advanced Space: CAPSTONE Count Down – Just 2 Weeks Away From Moon Arrival.
NASA Artemis Blog: CAPSTONE Completes Successful Maneuver, Teeing Up Moon Orbit.
Inside Outer Space: CAPSTONE Moon Mission: Ready for Near-rectilinear Halo Orbit Duties.


Nieuwe maansondes klaar voor lancering (Lunar Flashlight – Hakuto-R – Rashid Rover).
Gizmodo: NASA Probe Will Hunt for Lunar Water Where 'Nobody Else' Has Looked.

SpaceQ: iSpace Hakuto-R lunar lander launch now scheduled for November 22.
SpaceCom: SpaceX launch of Japanese moon lander, UAE rover delayed to Nov. 22.

Spacewatch: iSpace Hakuto-R lunar lander arrives in Cape Canaveral.
Space News: Japanese lunar lander, with NASA rideshare, to launch this month.
iSpace (filmpje): HAKUTO-R Mission 1 Lunar Lander Shipping Container Loading.
iSpace (filmpje): HAKUTO-R Mission 1 Lunar Lander Shipping from Munich to Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Satellite Pro ME: UAE Moon mission to launch on November 22.


Nieuwe datum voor Psyche.
Spaceflight Now: NASA sets October 2023 launch date for Psyche asteroid mission.
VRT NWS: NASA gaat door met missie naar asteroïde vol goud en nikkel die meer waard zou zijn dan hele wereldeconomie.

NASA: NASA to Discuss Psyche Independent Review Board Results.
NASA: As Psyche Mission Moves Forward, NASA Responds to Independent Review.

NASA (filmpje): Media Briefing: NASA Psyche IRB Findings and Responses.
Science At NASA: Psyche Independent Review Board Results Discussion SMD Town Hall, November 4, 2022.


Het einde voor InSight nadert.
UPI: NASA's InSight spacecraft on Mars nears final days.
APOD: InSight's Final Selfie.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Aarde:
Space News: Wyvern raises $7 million for hyperspectral imaging constellation.
EUSPA: Protecting coastal regions starts with space.
EO Open Science (filmpje): ESA WorldCover 2021 Release.

Maan:
Astronomy: China and United Arab Emirates plan lunar rover mission (Chang’e 7).

Mars:
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3637-3638: Let the Detour Begin – To Gediz Vallis Ridge We Go!
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3639: Trick or Treat!
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sol 3640: Can't Touch This.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3641-3642: Sausages?! On Mars?!
Space News: Perseverance to establish sample cache for later return to Earth.
Astronomy: NASA is testing a new way to crash land on Mars.
Astronomy: Scientists spar over underground lakes on Mars.

Jupiter / Saturnus:
SpaceCom: NASA has a life-detecting instrument ready to fly to Europa or Enceladus.
Universe Today: ESA is Considering a Mission to Enceladus.

Uranus:
Travel in Your own way: Plans for a NASA orbiter mission to Uranus’ moons beckon.
The Science Times: Odd Planet Uranus Is Leaking Gas Every 17-Hours While Spinning on an Unusual Axis [Study].

Trojanen:
NASA: NASA's Lucy Spacecraft Eyes the Moon Again.
NASA (video): Earth-Based Telescopes Spot NASA's Lucy Spacecraft.

Dimorphos en DART:
Science Daily: Space probe's collision with asteroid: Study assesses ejecta momentum enhancement.
PhysOrg: Experiment helps predict effects of DART impact.

En nog dit:
SciShow Space (filmpje): The Spacecraft That Wasn't Designed To Land, But Did (NEAR Shoemaker).


Belgisch ruimtevaartnieuws.
Digitaal Vlaanderen: EODAS lanceert waardevolle datasets voor beleidsondersteuning.

Space Solutions BE: Permanent Open Call – Build a Proof of Concept.

Agoria: Wat heeft NewSpace misschien ook uw bedrijf te bieden?
In bovenstaand artikel vind je ook een 6-delige reeks van korte video’s over New Space en de Belgische (ruimtevaart)industrie.


Terran Orbital gaat satellieten bouwen, niet in Florida maar in California.
Space News: Lockheed Martin ups stake in Terran Orbital, invests $100 million to expand smallsat manufacturing.
Breaking Defense: Lockheed Martin invests $100M in SAR-satellite maker Terran Orbital.
Via Satellite: Terran Orbital Receives $100M Lockheed Martin Investment, Ends Plans for PredaSAR Constellation.


Megabouwers.
Bepaalde eigenaars van satellietconstellaties bouwen hun satellieten zelf, anderen laten ze maken. Het Belgische aerospacelab https://www.aerospacelab.be/ is van plan een megafabriek te bouwen voor satellieten, maar ze zijn niet de enige. Over Terran Orbital kon je hierboven al lezen.

Space News: Build or buy. That’s the question for constellation developers.

Space News: Major Gomspace satellite customer withholding payments.

Space News: Newly acquired NanoAvionics plots major smallsat expansion.

Space News: Apex raises seed round to mass produce smallsats.


Cybersecurity, Space Safety … .
Rhea Group: Why Cyberattacks on Space Systems are a Threat to Us All.

Rhea Group: What Does the New European Cyber Resilience Act Mean for Your Business?
Zie de EC’s Cyber Resiliance Act.

Space News: Report offers wide-ranging recommendations on space safety.
De “2022 Space Safety Compendium” kan je hier downloaden (PDF).


Oekraïne, Kosmos 2558 en USA 326.
euObserver: Kosmos-2558: Russia's killer satellite that could trigger Article 5.

Nog eentje uit begin september:
SatTrackCam Leiden: Kosmos 2558 keeping its orbit close to USA 326 [UPDATED].


Om af te ronden: Buzz Lightyear To The Rescue (?).
Politico: A Space Rescue Service? Calls grow to create a quick response force for astronauts in distress.


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