Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 06.07.17

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SpaceX Launches Intelsat 35e
It was a case of the third time being the charm as SpaceX conducted its 10th launch this year. The Intelsat 35e is currently in orbit making it’s way to its parking orbit. Watch the ongoing…
Three Launches in 12 Days! SpaceX Lofts Heavy Communications...
For the third time in 12 days, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully took off from Earth and sent a satellite payload into orbit. The rocket launched from the historic Launch Complex 39A at…
SpaceX Launches Super-Heavy Intelsat 35e Satellite (Photos)
Author Bio Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer Michael was a science writer for the Idaho National Laboratory and has been an intern at Wired.com, The Salinas Californian newspaper, and the…
Live Falcon 9 Launch Coverage - Falcon 9 - Intelsat 35e |...
Falcon 9 to Launch Intelsat 35e A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff on Sunday on a heavy Geostationary Mission with the Intelsat 35e communications satellite that will join the…
@s101_live: SEPARATION! Intelsat 35e has been...
SEPARATION! Intelsat 35e has been sent on its way after a flawless launch aboard #Falcon9. https://t.co/ItXInDhtDO
SpaceX: Falcon-9-Start musste abgebrochen werden
Zehn Sekunden vor der Zündung musste der Start einer Falcon-9-Rakete abgebrochen werden. Eigentlich sollte die Falcon-9-Rakete von SpaceX am gestrigen Sonntag einen leistungsfähigen…
Falcon 9 Launch Scrubbed after Last-Second Computer-Controlled...
SpaceX aimed for a third launch in a period of just nine days, but plans were hampered by a last-second countdown abort on Sunday, keeping the company’s Falcon 9 rocket on the ground for at…
Falcon 9 Encounters Repeat Launch Scrub after Automatic Abort...
It was an uncomfortable Déjà-vu for SpaceX Launch Controllers on Monday when their Falcon 9 rocket aborted its countdown in the last seconds before a planned end-of-window launch attempt…
SpaceX aims for Wednesday Falcon 9 launch from KSC
SpaceX might be ready Wednesday evening for a third attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center with an Intelsat communications satellite. The Air Force has approved a…
Back Again ... Again: SpaceX Craft Heads for Historic 2nd...
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has departed the International Space Station, finishing its historic second journey to the orbiting lab. The space station’s robotic arm, Canadarm-2, released the…
SpaceX Dragon Departure Slips to Monday
Due to a forecast of unacceptable sea states in the Pacific Ocean in the prime opportunity splashdown zone, SpaceX and NASA have elected to delay the return of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft…
Dragon Cargo Craft Flies Away From Station
Expedition 52 astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA released the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station’s robotic arm at 2:41 a.m. EDT. Dragon’s…
SpaceX hat erstmals eine Dragon-Kapsel zweimal gelandet
Zum ersten Mal hat Elon Musks Raumfahrtunternehmen eine bereits verwendete Kapsel ins All geschickt und heil wieder zur Erde zurückgebracht. Damit ist die Dragon das erste kommerzielle…
Daniel Fischers Skyweek Zwei Punkt null: Rückkehr der Dragon
Daniel Fischers Skyweek Zwei Punkt null: Rückkehr der Dragon
4. Juli Hier kehrt der Dragon zur Erde zurück – aus Sicht der ISS! Auf diesem Foto …
Dragon Spacecraft`s Historic Second Return to Earth: How to...
On Sunday (July 2), the crew of the International Space Station will bid farewell to a Dragon cargo spacecraft, which will head back to Earth with more than 4,100 lbs. (1,900 kilograms) of…
`There Goes Dragon`: ISS Astronaut Snaps Incredible Shots of...
Astronaut Jack Fischer caught some amazing pictures of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule leaving the International Space Station today (July 3), and shared the images on Twitter. The first two…
SpaceX Dragon Parachutes to Pre-Sunrise Splashdown, capping...
SpaceX’s first Dragon re-use mission successfully concluded on Monday with the spacecraft parachuting to a safe splashdown landing in the Pacific Ocean to return nearly two metric tons of…
NASA`s Juno Spacecraft to Fly Over Jupiter`s Great Red Spot July...
NASA’s Mission Juno will explore Jupiter, seeking to unlock secrets of the giant planet and our solar system.
Probe, Telescopes Tag Team to Spy Jupiter`s Great Red Spot
The Juno spacecraft is preparing to fly close over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, with a little help from the probe’s ground-based friends. On July 10, Juno will pass just 5,600 miles (9,000…
Stunning Juno Approach Video shows Cosmic Ballet of Jupiter`s...
NASA celebrated the successful orbital insertion of the Juno spacecraft Monday night, becoming the second to enter orbit around the Gas Giant after the Galileo mission flown in the 1990s….

Feature – Cassini’s Grand Finale

Cassini: Mission to Saturn: Timeline
Cassini is one of the most ambitious efforts in planetary space exploration. A joint endeavour of NASA, ESA and the Italian space agency, Cassini is a sophisticated spacecraft exploring the…
A Tour of Saturn
This is a short film, offering a glimpse at some of the properties of the gas giant planet Saturn, and some of its major satellites. It’s essentially a video compilation of some of my…
Saturn`s Intricate Rings Are Incredibly Thin [film clip]
From the film „Kingdom of Saturn“ – on Amazon: https://goo.gl/ynbzfG Since Galileo first noticed something odd about Saturn in 1610, the rings have posed many fascinating puzzles. Over the…
Cassini: Mission to Saturn: Overview
After almost 20 years in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft begins the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration: its Grand Finale. Between April and September 2017, Cassini will…
Cassini Significant Events 6/07/17 - 6/13/17
Cassini Significant Events 6/07/17 – 6/13/17 Cassini traveled from apoapsis to apoapsis this week, starting and completing its Orbit #278 of Saturn. From the top of its ellipse on…
Cassini Significant Events 6/21/17 - 6/27/17
One of the best things about Cassini is that its on-board science instruments can be fine-tuned. The Cosmic Dust Analyzer’s (CDA) science team, in Germany, decided to adjust the…
Cassini: Mission to Saturn: Orbit Guide
In Cassini’s Grand Finale orbits – the final orbits of its nearly 20-year mission – the spacecraft travels in an elliptical path that sends it diving at tens of thousands of miles per hour…
Happy Anniversary, Cassini! NASA Probe Marks 13 Years at Saturn
NASA’s Cassini probe has now been circling Saturn for 13 years. Cassini arrived in orbit around the ringed planet on the night of June 30, 2004 (July 1 GMT), after a nearly seven-year…
Out of this world: Cassini snaps rare photos of Saturn`s...
The lifespan of NASA’s Cassini is coming to an end, but in one of its final acts the space probe has captured images of an incredible vortex that experts believe has been raging on Saturn…
Organic compounds found by Saturn moon mission
Scientists have urged caution after finding organic compounds around Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Enceladus was discovered by the British astronomer William Herschel in 1789 using what was then…

 

International Spacestation (ISS) /

Internationale Raumstation

Alexander Gerst food testing
Next year ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from Germany will make his second flight to the International Space Station. At NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, he has been testing…
Internationale Raumstation: Hier testet Astronaut Alexander...
Der deutsche Astronaut Alexander Gerst soll erneut für sechs Monate auf die ISS. Um sich auf seine Mission vorzubereiten, testet der 41-jährige weltalltaugliche Nahrung. Hier erzählt er,…
Alexander Gerst`s Earth timelapses (2017 reissue)
Posted on 05/07/2017 by Marco Trovatello This is a reissue of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s highly popular Earth timelapses clip, originally published in December 2014. In line with ESA’s…
Alexander Gerst training for his second ISS mission
In 2018, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from Germany will be travelling to the International Space Station for the second time. During this long-duration spaceflight – which is called the…
DLR_next - Alle Infos zur Zeitkapsel - fast alle jedenfalls ...
Die Wünsche von Schülerinnen und Schülern aus ganz Deutschland für die Zukunft, dazu Fotos aus dem Alltag vieler Menschen – das sind einige der Inhalte der Zeitkapsel, die im Jahr 2018…
DLR_next - NWA 7325 - der rätselhafteste Stein der Welt!
Von einer grünen Kruste überzogen und nicht von dieser Welt: NWA 7325 ist ein Gesteinsbrocken, wie es ihn nur einmal auf der ganzen Erde gibt! Hier das gesamte Fundstück, von dem ein…
Astronauts Sharpen Dragon Release Skills and Examine Microbes
A pair of NASA astronauts are almost finished packing the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship and are training for its Sunday morning departure. The three-member Expedition 52 crew also explored…
Full Day of Bone Loss Therapy and Life Support Work for Crew
A pair of Expedition 52 astronauts from NASA aboard the International Space Station today explored how microgravity causes bone loss in space. The commander from Roscosmos also worked on…

Earth / Erde
First Results from Sentinel-1A InSAR over Australia: Application...
Past ground-based geodetic measurements in the Perth Basin, Australia, record small-magnitude subsidence (up to 7 mm/y), but are limited to discrete points or traverses across parts of the…
Operational release of value-added Sentinel-3A Corrected Sea...
The products are derived from the dual-frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar Altimeter (SRAL) instrument onboard Sentinel-3. They are mono-mission global products, containing 1 Hz along-track…
Copernicus Sentinel satellite imagery under open licence
Posted on 04/05/2017 by Marco Trovatello We are very pleased to announce today the release of all high resolution Copernicus Sentinel satellite stills and animations processed by ESA under…
Can you imagine a world without satellites?
„Hello, I’m lost!“ No satellites, no GPS… First of all, in a world without satellites, forget about your friendly GPS. If you want to get somewhere in your car, unless you have a really…
Gecko-Inspired Robot Could Snag Space Junk
Robotic pincers inspired by geckos could help collect garbage in space, a new study finds. In experiments, the device was able to glom on to objects in the lab and even floating items…
NASA`S First Asteroid Deflection Mission Enters Next Design Phase
The first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense — the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — is moving from concept development to…

Solar System / Sonnensystem

A Tour of Saturn
This is a short film, offering a glimpse at some of the properties of the gas giant planet Saturn, and some of its major satellites. It’s essentially a video compilation of some of my…
New Mysteries Surround New Horizons` Next Flyby Target
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft doesn’t zoom past its next science target until New Year’s Day 2019, but the Kuiper Belt object, known as 2014 MU69, is already revealing surprises.
How a Probe Will Chase Down Mercury Over 7 Years
The European Space Agency (ESA) is teaming up with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for a tour of the inner solar system, using the gravity of Earth and Venus for a…
ESA Science & Technology: Preparing for Mercury: BepiColombo...
ESA’s Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year.
Preparing for Mercury: BepiColombo stack completes testing
Preparing for Mercury: BepiColombo stack completes testing ESA’s Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before…
BepiColombo vibration test
The BepiColombo spacecraft stack undergoing one of the vibration tests to mimic the forces and accelerations experienced during launch into space. This series of tests had to prove that the…
@nasa_dawn: Dantu Crater on #Ceres has a shape...
Dantu Crater on #Ceres has a shape similar to Occator’s & was named for the Ghanaian god associated w/ planting corn https://t.co/HzFFQ0y25r
Zoom-in on Epimetheus
Photojournal: PIA21335 This zoomed-in view of Epimetheus, one of the highest resolution ever taken, shows a surface covered in craters, vivid reminders of the hazards of space. Epimetheus…
TGO short summer break
With Mars behind the Sun, TGO’s communication with Earth will be difficult, and so the spacecraft orbit will be raised safely out of the atmosphere. The orbiter is now on an aerobraking…
Mars Soil May Be Toxic to Microbes
The Martian surface may be even less hospitable to life than scientists had thought. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation streaming from the sun „activates“ chlorine compounds in the Red Planet’s…
An Algorithm Helps Protect Mars Curiosity`s Wheels
A new software program reduces wear and tear on the Curiosity Mars rover wheels.

Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

ASU KEDtalk: Psyche - Journey to a Metal World
Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a planetary scientist and director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. She’s also one of the few people in the world who has an…
Space Colonization Part 06:The Skylon, the Motherships, My Plan...
How many of you, have heard about the Skylon spaceplane? Skylon is a British single stage to orbit space plane. It is proposed by Reaction Engines Limited (REL).
How the British Skylon Space Plane Works (Infographic) By Karl...
How the British Skylon Space Plane Works Infographic By Karl Tate Infographics Artist See more at www space com

Politics / Politik

Congress Pushes To Create U.S. Space Corps
House panel votes to split Air Force, create new U.S. Space Corps, Federal News Radio „As part of its version of the 2018 Defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee…
Donald Trump`s Bizarre Speech About Space Leaves Buzz Aldrin...
BuzzWorthy American icon and legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin stood right beside Donald Trump as the president of the United States talked about space. Aldrin, the second man to walk on the…

Technology / Technologie

Branson Targets Space by Mid-2018 as Virgin Begins Powered Tests
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is poised to resume powered test flights more than 2 1/2 years after the fatal breakup of its experimental rocket plane, with the billionaire entrepreneur…
Atlas V Components Arrive for TDRS-M Launch
At Port Canaveral in Florida, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V first stage booster and Centaur upper stage are about to be transported from the company’s Mariner ship to preflight…
SpaceX`s Final Falcon 9 Design Coming This Year, 2 Falcon Heavy...
WASHINGTON – SpaceX intends to launch a final upgrade to the Falcon 9 rocket, known as the Block 5, later this year, and has three Falcon Heavy launches planned for the next 18 months.
Weltraumschrott: Der Selbstmord-Satellit - SPIEGEL ONLINE -...
Es soll Menschen geben, die ohne Kaffee nichts zustande bringen. Für Italiener gilt das Heißgetränk gemeinhin als besonders wichtig. So verwundert es kaum, was das Mailänder Unternehmen…
Kommunikationssatelliten: Heinrich Hertz kann gebaut werden
Der deutsche Kommunikationssatellit Heinrich Hertz wird gebaut: In der vergangenen Woche wurde eine entsprechende Vereinbarung durch das DLR und den federführenden Industriepartner…
Trägerraketen: Neuer Schub für die Ariane 6
TRÄGERRAKETEN Neuer Schub für die Ariane 6
Ariane-5-Start mit neuer Nutzlastverkleidung stellt abermals...
Ariane-5-Start mit neuer Nutzlastverkleidung stellt abermals ihre Zuverlässigkeit unter Beweis Eine Ariane 5 transportierte in ihrer neuen, leichteren Nutzlastverkleidung zwei…
The Launch - JWST/NASA
James Webb Space Telescope
China`s Long March 5 Heavy-Lift Rocket targets Sunday Liftoff...
China’s Long March 5 – ranking among the most powerful rockets in the world – is standing ready atop its launch pad on Hainan Island for liftoff this weekend with one of the heaviest, if…
Live Video: Fehlstart Chinas Long March 5 
Live Video: Fehlstart Chinas Long March 5

Liftoff bei 4:58; Triebwerks-versagen bei 10:50 Min.

Danke an Daniel Fischer für die Meldung in seinem Blog.
Launch of China`s heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket declared a...
China’s second Long March 5 rocket fell short of orbit Sunday after lifting off from a spaceport in the southern Chinese province of Hainan, clouding the country’s plans to send a robotic…
Langer Marsch 5: Fehlstart für Chinas leistungsstärkste Rakete
Andreas Wilkens Die Rakete Langer Marsch 5 ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil in Chinas Raumfahrtplänen. Ihre zweiter Flug war nicht erfolgreich. Chinas ehrgeizige Raumfahrtpläne haben einen…
A satellite may be falling apart in geostationary orbit [Updated]
Sunday 11am ET Update: In response to a query from Ars, the AMC-9 satellite’s operator, Luxembourg-based SES, issued the following statement on Sunday morning: In the early hours of 1st…
@dlr_de: ROBEX: Der Lander RODIN sammelt...
ROBEX: Der Lander RODIN sammelt die eingeholten Informationen der #Rover & schickt sie ans Basecamp. Mehr im Blog: https://t.co/2Wl4adqMbA
Vector Raises $21 Million for Small Launch Vehicle Development
WASHINGTON – Vector, one of a number of companies developing small launch vehicles in response to growing small satellite demand, announced June 29 that it closed a $21 million funding…

Entertainment / Unterhaltung

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Sing to Space Station Astronauts...
Country music legends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood serenaded NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson – who are both currently on the International Space Station – during a visit…
July 4 Come Early: NASA Sounding Rocket Releases Colorful...
A NASA sounding rocket launched early this morning and lit up the skies over the U.S. East Coast with colorful clouds, ringing in an early July 4 celebration. The launch of the…
7 Movies Featuring Earth-Threatening Asteroids
On Friday (June 30), scientists around the world will once again use Asteroid Day as a talking point to help protect our planet from the next killer world. The threat is serious enough that…

World / Welt
Space for Humanity seeks 10,000 citizen astronauts -...
To date, only 536 people have traveled to space and the vast majority have been men from a handful of nations. Dylan Taylor, a space industry angel investor and SpaceNews columnist, is…
1,000 Days in Orbit: MAVEN`s Top 10 Discoveries at Mars | Mars...
On June 17, NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) will celebrate 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet. Since its launch in November 2013 and its orbit…
New Conspiracy Theory: Children Kidnapped for Mars Slave Colony
Even in this age of free-flying conspiracy theories, this one’s a doozy. On Thursday (June 29), a guest on Alex Jones‘ radio show named Robert David Steele claimed that Mars is inhabited -…
NASA Awards Citizen Inventors Top Prizes in Space Robotics...
NASA has awarded $300,000 to four teams of citizen inventors at the Space Robotics Challenge. The teams developed software to improve the autonomous capabilities of NASA’s humanoid R5…
A golden age for Earth Observation - Google Earth and Earth...
We are in the edge of an exciting new era for Earth observation (a.k.a. monitoring Earth from space),and anyone can be part of it. Last April, I had the pleasure of holding a series of…
Commercial Crew providers making
June 27, 2017 by Chris Gebhardt As the mid-way point of 2017 arrives, both of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program service providers are making significant progress toward the first uncrewed test…
Meet Canada`s Two New Astronauts
On , the Canadian Space Agency ( CSA) launched the fourth astronaut recruitment campaign of Canada’s history. Out of 3,772 applications from Canadians in every province and territory, as…
When KFC Actually Went to Space: Before Zinger 1, There Was...
A spicy, crispy chicken sandwich riding in an animatronic „bucket satellite,“ mounted to a steerable platform, is now soaring into the stratosphere carried by a giant helium balloon. The…
Chicken Sandwich Returns to Earth After Balloon Ride to...
The chicken has landed, a little earlier than planned. A World View Enterprises stratospheric balloon carrying a KFC chicken sandwich touched down yesterday (June 30), about 17 hours after…

Science / Wissenschaft

ESA Science & Technology: New catalogues for Herschel legacy...
Two new catalogues, based on data from ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, have been released to the scientific community. The point source catalogues are examples of a new type of data…
Chandra Samples Galactic Goulash
Arp 299 is a system located about 140 million light years from Earth. It contains two galaxies that are merging, creating a partially blended mix of stars from each galaxy. New data from…
Cosmic farming
A third prototype of the AstroPlant citizen science initiative made its debut at the Border Sessions festival in the Netherlands last week. The desktop greenhouse allows people to help…
ScienceCasts: Space Gardening
Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Scientists have been studying plant growth on the International Space Station. The results could help boost the productivity of both…

History / Geschichte

TerraSAR-X: Zehn Jahre Radarblick auf die Erde
Fünf Jahre sollte er sich im All beweisen und einzigartige Aufnahmen von der Erde liefern. Nun ist der deutsche Radarsatellit TerraSAR-X schon doppelt so lange im Einsatz und ein Ende noch…
Voyager & the Golden Record
The making of NASA’s Voyager twin spacecraft, and the phonograph records that launched with them in 1977.
Gemini 9: NASA`s Troubled Rendezvous Mission in Photos
On June 3, 1966, two NASA astronauts blasted off on the three-day Gemini 9 mission to rendezvous with another spacecraft and test out the Air Force’s Astronaut Maneuvering Unit -…
U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station - Jun 29,...
On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth. This historic moment of…

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