Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 31.08.17

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NASA at Saturn: Cassini`s Grand Finale
The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will…
Cassini: The Wonder of Saturn
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has explored the Saturn system since 2004, re-writing our understanding of the giant planet, its rings, moons and magnetosphere. For 13 years the spacecraft’s…
Hurricane Harvey: Photos of the Massive Storm from Space
See amazing images of Hurricane Harvey from astronauts aboard the International Space Station and several different satellites.
Astronauts, Satellites Track Dangerous Hurricane Harvey from...
As the coast of Texas prepares to be pummeled by the fast-approaching Hurricane Harvey, NASA satellites and astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are keeping an eye on the…
NASA Tracks Harvey`s Rainfall, Safeguards James Webb Telescope
NASA is monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey as it moves back into the Gulf of Mexico this morning (Aug. 28) after causing heavy rains and severe flooding across Texas and Louisiana this past…
Flooding from Harvey Closes NASA Center in Houston, but Space...
NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston is closed today (Aug. 27) to all but mission-critical staff, due to heavy rainfall caused by Hurricane Harvey. Mission Control, which oversees…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 24.08.17

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Watch the International Space Station Cross Over the Eclipsed Sun
Sky gazers watching today’s Great American Solar Eclipse were treated to a rare view of the International Space Station (ISS) when the spacecraft flew past a partial eclipse of the sun….
Why We Should Send All Our Politicians to Space
Our world is far from perfect. While the world has been getting better in many ways, we are also continuously faced with challenges. War, political conflict, and social injustices continue…
Nighttime Snowstorms May Swirl Across Mars
Mars may experience snowstorms at night, a new study finds, suggesting that the Martian atmosphere is far more active than previously thought. Mars is dry compared to Earth: Its cold nature…

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Astronomie ohne Teleskop: Vorschau für September 2017

In dieser Blogartikelserie gebe ich eine Vorschau auf den Sternhimmel des nächsten Monats und von astronomischen Ereignissen, die ohne Teleskop betrachtet werden können. D.h. es werden nur das bloße Auge oder maximal ein Fernglas benötigt.

Verlinkung innerhalb dieser Serie:

Sonnenaufgang und -untergang, Mondsichtbarkeiten

Die Sonnenaufgangs- und untergangszeiten (MESZ) im September sind für Berlin:

  • 01.09.17: Aufgang: 06:17, Untergang: 19:54
  • 16.09.17: Aufgang: 06:42, Untergang: 19:19
  • 30.09.17: Aufgang: 07:04, Untergang: 18:45

Die folgende Tabelle der Monddaten wurde mit calsky.com erstellt. Sie gelten für Berlin:

Mondphasen für September 2017 (Berlin)

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 17.08.17

 

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We Explored NASA`s Concept Mars Rover, and It Was Out of This...
In 2017, we’re celebrating 50 years as ESA’s mission control centre! Here’s a peak into what we do best #ESOC50 https://t.co/VlqS3xya6N
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
Loading… Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the…
Science-Laden Dragon Arrives at Space Station after Flawless...
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft packed to the brink with science gear and supplies parked ten meters from the International Space Station on Wednesday to be captured by the Station’s…
Dragon Installed to Station for Month of Cargo Swaps
The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m. EDT. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony…
SpaceX startet CRS-12
Am 14. August um 18:31 mitteleuropäische Zeit begann planmäßig die ISS-Versorgungsmission CRS-12 (wobei CRS für Commercial Resupply Service steht). Dabei brachte eine Falcon 9 von…
SpaceX Launches Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station
©NASA Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft…
Videos: Falcon 9 lifts Dragon to Orbit, 1st Stage Returns to...
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 16:31:37 UTC on August 14, 2017 with the twelfth operational Dragon spacecraft headed to the…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 10.08.17

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We Explored NASA`s Concept Mars Rover, and It Was Out of This...
NEW YORK – Automakers aren’t the only ones who make concept cars. NASA does too, but this one is for off-roading on Mars. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Mars rover concept…
Pluto Probe May Get 2 Objects for Price of 1 During Next Flyby
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft may double its pleasure during its next deep-space flyby 16 months from now. On Jan. 1, 2019, New Horizons is scheduled to have a close encounter with a body…
Was man vom Schatten eines fernen Asteroiden lernen kann
Die Zeit vergeht! Jetzt ist es auch schon wieder mehr als zwei Jahre her das die Raumsonde New Horizons am Pluto vorbei geflogen ist. Und es dauert keine zwei Jahre mehr, bis der nächste…
Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere…
ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst beim Sommerfest in Künzelsau &...
Der deutsche ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst wird die Ausstellung „Das neue Bild vom Nachbarn Mars“ des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) am 11. August 2017 im neuen…
Viele deutsche Experimente Gerst bekommt im All Assistenten -...
Alexander Gerst startet im kommenden April erneut ins All. Er ist dann sogar der erste deutsche Astronaut, der zeitweise das Kommando übernimmt. Zudem warten auf den 41-Jährigen viele…
Voyager - Send a #MessageToVoyager!
Join NASA in celebrating the Voyager mission’s 40 years of exploring space. Inspired by the messages of goodwill carried on Voyager’s Golden Record, you’re invited to send via social media…

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