Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 10.08.17

Front Page / Titelseite

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…

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…
Cassini: Mission to Saturn: Where is Cassini Now?
The maximum speed clocked by Cassini was 98,346 mph (44 kilometers per second) relative to the sun on June 25, 1999. Relative to Saturn, the spacecraft reached 68,771 mph (30.7 kilometers…
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: 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…
Cassini Significant Events 7/26/17 - 8/01/17
Every „proximal plunge“ brings unique scientific results. Cassini has made 16 of these close-in passages between Saturn’s rings and atmosphere now, and six more remain before the mission’s…
@therogue_astro: NEW Cassini photo!! Prometheus and...
NEW Cassini photo!! Prometheus and the Ghostly F-Ring …Sounds like we have new Harry Potter title right there if you ask me.
Cassini Grand Finale
In 40 days, Cassini will end its mission. Just a small, quick tribute not to forget we are about to close one of the most prolific ages of the planetary exploration. Its legacy will last…

International Spacestation (ISS) /

Internationale Raumstation

Station Boosts Orbit, Dragon Launch Slips a Day
A docked Russian cargo craft fired its engines today slightly raising the orbit of the International Space Station. The orbital boost sets up next month’s crew swap. The SpaceX Dragon cargo…
Experienced Trio Brings Station Crew up to Full Speed
Expedition 52 is now up to full speed with six crew members. The latest trio from the United States, Italy and Russia arrived Friday afternoon beginning a 4-1/2 month mission in space. The…
Astronauts Work Muscle Scans and Science Gear Upgrades
From leg muscle scans to observing materials burning at high temperatures, the Expedition 52 crew continued researching what happens when you live in space. The space residents also…
@iss_research: How do astronauts access a sealed...
How do astronauts access a sealed environment for #science experiments that involve potentially hazardous materials? @AstroPeggy shows you! https://t.co/b3lukJp9Ib
@astro_alex: Fantastic footage of a Russian...
Fantastic footage of a Russian #soyuz space ship docking to #ISS. You can see how the control system works the thrusters for cm precision https://t.co/bevJgcNIXQ
Space Station Robot Installs Neutron Star Explorer: Watch the...
NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) was installed on the International Space Station in June 2017. This time-lapse video was created using cameras on the orbital lab…
Week Starts With Life Science and Spacewalk Preps
The fully staffed International Space Station stepped up its life science research today studying a host of space phenomena. Two cosmonauts are also preparing for the 202nd spacewalk at the…

Earth / Erde

Staatssekretär Matthias Machnig würdigt TerraSAR-X-Erfolg
Die Erde hochgenau und in 3D TerraSAR-X-Jubiläum mit Staatssekretär Matthias Machnig in Berlin Matthias Machnig (2. von rechts) würdigte im Rahmen einer Feierstunde in Berlin den Erfolg…
China`s Tiangong-1 Space Lab: Preparations for Uncontrolled...
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has reissued a notification by China on the future uncontrolled re-entry of the country’s Tiangong-1 space lab. On March 16, 2016,…
Iridium NEXT flight 3 gets launch date
SpaceX is Sept. 30, 2017, for the liftoff of the third set of 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. The launch atop a rocket is targeted for 9:30 a.m. EDT (13:30 GMT) from Space Launch…

Solar System / Sonnensystem

Drehung im Innern: Forscher lüften Rätsel um Sonnenkern -...
Der Kern der Sonne rotiert rund viermal schneller als ihre Oberfläche. Das zeigen Messungen des Sonnensatelliten „Soho“. Der knapp 16 Millionen Grad Celsius heiße Kern der Sonne dreht…
Gravity waves detected in Sun`s interior reveal rapidly rotating...
Gravity waves detected in Sun’s interior reveal rapidly rotating core Scientists using the ESA/NASA SOHO solar observatory have found long-sought gravity modes of seismic vibration that…
NASA Sending Probe to `Touch` the Sun-Here`s Why
This story appears in the August 2017 issue ofNational Geographic magazine. NASA has embarked on many successful missions-from rocketing astronauts to the moon to launching the first…
After 5 Years on Mars, NASA`s Curiosity Rover Is Still Making...
Five years after touching down on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover mission is still making big discoveries. On the night of Aug. 5, 2012, the car-size robot aced a dramatic and harrowing…
NASA released 5-year time-lapse of Mars from its Curiosity rover -and the footage looks amazing
NASA released 5-year time-lapse of Mars from its Curiosity rover -and the footage looks amazing
Marskolonie: Wie gut ist die medizinische Versorgung?
Elon Musk will eine autonome Kolonie auf dem Mars errichten, für den Fall, dass die Erde unbewohnbar wird, oder die Menschen in einem Atomkrieg aussterben. Eine Million Menschen sollen…
Notes from Mars 160: Our Home on `Mars`
On June 22, The Mars Society launched the second phase of its ambitious Mars 160 Twin Desert-Arctic Analog simulation to study how seven crewmembers could live, work and perform science on…
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Catalog Page for PIA21776
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Juno is part of NASA’s New Frontiers…
Catalog Page for PIA21750
Dawn’s mission is managed by JPL for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorate’s Discovery Program, managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight…

Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

ESA Science & Technology: Galactic David and Goliath [heic1712]
A huge, superhot alien planet has a stratrosphere, like Earth does, a new study suggests. „This result is exciting because it shows that a common trait of most of the atmospheres in our…
Hubble Telescope Sees Merging `David and Goliath` Galaxy Pair...
The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a close look at the fascinating gravitational effects caused by a diminutive dwarf galaxy as it orbits its massive neighbor. The galactic pair will…

Politics / Politik

Staatssekretär Matthias Machnig würdigt TerraSAR-X-Erfolg
Die Erde hochgenau und in 3D TerraSAR-X-Jubiläum mit Staatssekretär Matthias Machnig in Berlin Matthias Machnig (2. von rechts) würdigte im Rahmen einer Feierstunde in Berlin den Erfolg…

Technology / Technologie

NASA reschedules TDRS-M launch for Aug. 20 - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – NASA announced July 26 that the launch of a communications satellite damaged during payload processing activities earlier this month has been rescheduled for Aug. 20. In a…
TESS Has A Hubble Problem But NASA Will Launch It Anyway (Update)
Cameras on NASA exoplanet spacecraft slightly out of focus, Space News „NASA confirmed July 26 that the focus of the four cameras on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)…
Virgin Galactic carries out
WASHINGTON – Virgin Galactic performed the latest glide flight of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Aug. 4, calling it a „dry run“ for upcoming powered test flights….
Mini-satellite Named After `God of Dawn` Will Launch This Month
A little satellite named after the mythological Norse god of the dawn will be sent into orbit this month to collect data on Earth’s atmosphere. The nanosatellite, known as Dellingr, is…
Raumfahrt+Astronomie-Blog von CENAP - Blog: Raumfahrt -...
Dieser Blog dient der zusätzlichen Information zu unserem cenap-ufo-meldestelle-blog und beinhaltet Berichte und überwiegend Bildmaterialien aus der Luft- und Raumfahrt, sowie aus der…
NASA`s Webb Telescope Summertime Deep-Freeze Continues
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope began a nearly 100-day cryogenic test in a giant chamber in Texas in mid-July.

Entertainment / Unterhaltung

Katy Perry texts Buzz Aldrin ahead of space-themed MTV Video...
Houston, we have a Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V! Watch Space.com managing editor Tariq Malik and his 8-year-old daughter Zadie build the towering Saturn V moon rocket set from LEGO released in…

/ Welt / Welt

Maiden Electron Launch Cut Short by Faulty Ground Equipment
Launch Services Provider Rocket Lab on Monday shared details on why the inaugural launch of the company’s Electron rocket failed to reach orbit, concluding that a faulty piece of ground…
Botschaften für die Zukunft
„Projekt_4D“: Einsendungen von 8000 Schülerinnen und Schülern Mit der Zeitkapsel des DLR werden Wünsche von 8000 Schülerinnen und Schülern sowie 2000 Fotos ins All reisen. Geöffnet…
This founder split from Elon Musk and is now launching rockets...
A company building tiny rockets is only a few launches away from cracking open a multi-billion dollar market. Vector Space Systems on Thursday flight tested its Vector-R launch vehicle from…
Guardian of the galaxy: Nasa seeks new `planetary protection...
Nasa is looking for a planetary protection officer who will help safeguard Earth from alien bacteria. No, it isn’t the script of an elaborate science fiction film, but an actual job…
NASA has a job opening for someone to defend Earth from aliens -...
NASA is hiring a planetary protection officer with a salary of up to $187,000. The job was created after the signing of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. Planetary protection officers are…
With planetary protection office up for grabs, scientists rail...
Since its arrival on Mars in 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover has zapped and drilled ancient rocks in the hopes of finding evidence for past life. But it may never get a chance to investigate…

Science / Wissenschaft

Ancient Mars Lakes & Laser Blasts: Curiosity Rover`s 10 Biggest...
After traveling more than 352 million miles (566 million km) through space, Curiosity landed safely inside Gale Crater on Aug. 5, 2012 (Pacific Time). The rover settled down within driving…

History / Geschichte

Figuring Out What Really Happened to Glory and OCO
After failed space flights, NASA investigation leads to Portland, The Oregonian „Twice in the past decade, NASA launched unmanned spacecraft ferrying advanced satellites into Earth’s orbit…
From space plane to sky crane: How part of a space shuttle...
Hardware from one of NASA’s retired space shuttle orbiters had a critical role in landing the Curiosity Mars rover. A helium regulator that flew on multiple missions as part of the winged…
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