Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 21.09.17

 

Front Page / Titelseite

Saturn: Das letzte Bild von Cassini
Rund eine halbe Million Bilder von Saturn, seinen Monden und Ringen hat die Raumsonde Cassini während ihrer 13 Jahre langen Mission geliefert. Doch diese Aufnahme von Saturn ist definitiv…
Live-Blog zum Ende der Cassini-Mission
Loss of Signal – End of Mission: Um 13:55:46 MESZ (so die offizielle Zeitansage) war auch das S-Band-Signal vom Spectrum Analyzer verschwunden, bereits etwas vorher (Screenshot) war das…

Feature – Cassini’s Grand Finale

The last Hours of Cassini
Live-Blog zum Ende der Cassini-Mission
Loss of Signal – End of Mission: Um 13:55:46 MESZ (so die offizielle Zeitansage) war auch das S-Band-Signal vom Spectrum Analyzer verschwunden, bereits etwas vorher (Screenshot) war das…
Ende einer Mission: Abschied von der Saturnsonde Cassini
ENDE EINER MISSION Abschied von der Saturnsonde Cassini
Cassini`s Last-Ever Photos Come Down to Earth
The final photos taken by NASA’s Cassini Saturn orbiter have begun coming down to Earth, and you can see them all. Cassini its clearing its memory ahead of its dive into Saturn’s atmosphere…
See Where the Cassini Spacecraft Crashed into Saturn (Photos)
The last photos NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ever took were of its own grave. Cassini burned up like a meteor in Saturn’s atmosphere early this morning (Sept. 15), ending its historic 13-year…
In Photos: Cassini Mission Ends with Epic Dive into Saturn
Author Bio Hanneke Weitering, Space.com Staff Writer Hanneke joined the team at Space.com in August 2016 as a staff writer and producer. She’s a self-proclaimed science geek from the South…
Loss of Signal: Cassini hielt noch 23 Sekunden länger durch -...
Das Ende kam erstaunlich pünktlich: 13:55:16 MESZ Erdempfangszeit war die allerletzte Prognose für den Abriss des Datenstroms von Cassini gewesen – und um 13:55:39 MESZ verschwand der…
Mit diesen Bildern nimmt Cassini gerade Abschied - Abenteuer...
Mit spektakulären Ansichten des Saturn-Systems hat die Raumsonde Cassini am Tag ihres Sturzes in den Planeten dessen umfassende fotografische Dokumentation abgeschlossen: Die letzten der…
Remember Cassini Results and Pictures
Cassini Significant Events 9/06/17 - 9/12/17
Cassini made its final orbit of Saturn this week. It climbed, slowing through apoapsis on Tuesday Sept. 5. From there it plunged more than a million kilometers to speed through the ring…
Cassini`s 13 Greatest Discoveries During Its 13 Years at Saturn
The Huygens lander made it all the way down to the surface of Titan on Jan. 14, 2005, which was exciting for scientists in a few ways. First, researchers knew almost nothing about Titan’s…
Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn
Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the…
NASA`s Cassini Mission to Saturn: By the Numbers
After 20 years spent traveling the solar system and 13 years spent circling Saturn, the remarkable Cassini mission is coming to a bittersweet end. On Friday, Sept. 15, mission scientists…
Through the Eyes of Cassini
The Cassini-Huygens mission has revolutionized our knowledge of the Saturn system and revealed surprising places in the solar system where life could potentially gain a foothold-bodies we…
Cassini und Huygens
Im Dezember 2004 trennte sich die Huygens-Landeeinheit nach siebenjähriger gemeinsamer Reise von ihrer Muttersonde Cassini und nahm Kurs auf Titan, den größten der Saturn-Monde. Die…
Cassini`s Greatest Hits: The Spacecraft`s Best Images of Saturn
Saturn’s rings appear smooth and pristine from afar, but up close, it’s possible to spot imperfections. „Spokes“ are gaps or smudges in the rings that stick out radially, like spokes in a…
Habitable Titan? Cassini, Huygens Revealed Wonders of Saturn`s...
On Friday (Sept. 15), NASA’s Cassini mission will come to a dramatic end, burning up like a meteor high in Saturn’s atmosphere and concluding the spacecraft’s daring „Grand Finale.“ This…
So Long, Cassini! Space.com Says Goodbye to the Saturn Probe
Today, Sept. 15, Cassini crashed into Saturn after 13 years spent orbiting the ringed planet. The bus-size spacecraft’s instruments got hot, and its thrusters fired frantically to keep its…
Cassini`s Swan Song: How Saturn Probe Will Spend Its Final Day
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will work hard to the very end. Cassini will plummet into Saturn’s atmosphere early Friday morning (Sept. 15), ending its epic 13-year stint at the ringed planet…

International Spacestation (ISS) /

Internationale Raumstation

Expanded Crew Looks Ahead to Sunday Dragon Release
Expedition 53 is fully staffed after two NASA astronauts and a Roscosmos cosmonaut completed a near six hour flight to the International Space Station overnight. Now the station residents…
Packed with Science, SpaceX Dragon Begins Homecoming with...
The SpaceX Dragon is making its homecoming after almost 34 days off the planet on Sunday, capping a successful mission that facilitated the shipment of world-class science to the…
SpaceX Dragon Cargo Craft Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth today (Sept. 17) after a nine-month stay at the International Space Station. At 10:16 a.m. EDT (1416 GMT), the Dragon splashed down in the…
Space Lung Tissue Experiment Returns to Earth
Lung-tissue samples grown on the International Space Station, which have just arrived back on Earth, could help researchers understand how space travel affects breathing. Little is known…
VITA mission: the first month
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli is currently living and working on the International Space Station as part of his VITA mission. This video shows highlights from his first month. The mission is…
Three Spacewalks Scheduled, Crew Researches Life Science
Expedition 53 is gearing up for three maintenance spacewalks set to take place in October over a period of two weeks. Meanwhile, the six-member crew continued researching today how their…
Astronomy Gear Work and Muscle Scans on Tuesday`s Schedule
The Expedition 53 crew worked on a variety of astronomy gear today that looks at meteors in Earth orbit and harmful radiation from deep space. The crew also explored how microgravity…

Earth / Erde

Earth through different eyes
In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the…
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing
Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing Sentinel-5P positioned for testing With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task…

Solar System / Sonnensystem

Back to Saturn? NASA Eyes Possible Return Mission as Cassini Ends
Humanity’s light at Saturn has gone out. NASA’s robotic Cassini spacecraft burned up in the ringed planet’s atmosphere early this morning (Sept. 15), ending a remarkable 13-year run at…
After Cassini: Giant-Planet Exploration Focus Shifts to Jupiter
With NASA’s Cassini spacecraft now just a blur of molecules in Saturn’s cloud tops, another gas giant is rotating into the crosshairs of the planetary exploration community. Cassini plunged…
Platsch! Matschiger Einschlag auf dem Mars
Die Form der Auswurfdecke dieses Kraters lässt darauf schließen, dass zur Zeit des Einschlags Grundwasser nahe der Oberfläche vorhanden war. Schwerpunkt(e): Raumfahrt, Exploration,…
ESA Science & Technology: Venus` mysterious night side revealed
Scientists have used ESA’s Venus Express to characterise the wind and upper cloud patterns on the night side of Venus for the first time-with surprising results.
First Map of Water on the Moon Offers `Roadmap` for Future...
Scientists have for the first time mapped the distribution of water trapped in the moon’s soil, which could come in handy for planning future missions to the lunar surface. In 2009,…
Kuipergürtel: Pluto-Raumsonde New Horizons bereit für neue...
Rund fünf Monate hatte sie geschlafen, im Fachjargon „hiberniert“ genannt, bevor eine Zeitschaltuhr die US-Raumsonde New Horizons wieder aufweckte und sich ihre Geräte einschalteten….
ESA Science & Technology: Hubble discovers a unique type of...
With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt…
Jaw-Dropping Jupiter: Juno Probe Snaps Dramatic Up-Close Views...
New photos by NASA’s Juno spacecraft capture the solar system’s largest planet in all its complex glory. The four photos – which Juno took over an 8-minute span on Sept. 1, during its most…
Hat der ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter schon interessante Daten...
Nach dem Einschwenken in den Marsorbit wurden die Instrumente des ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter kurz testweise aktiviert. Das Ergebnis war, und dies ist schon interessant, dass sie offenbar…
Wäre es möglich, Merkur zu kolonisieren?
Die Frage ist natürlich, was in diesem Fall „möglich“ heißen soll. Sicher ist, dass Merkur kein attraktives Ziel für eine Kolonisierung ist: Aufgrund der Nähe zur Sonne sind die…

Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

ESA Science & Technology: Galactic David and Goliath [heic1712]
Astronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric…
ESA Science & Technology: The cosmic water trail uncovered by...
During almost four years of observing the cosmos, the Herschel Space Observatory traced out the presence of water. With its unprecedented sensitivity and spectral resolution at key…
ESA Science & Technology: How Herschel unlocked the secrets of...
Surveying the sky for almost four years to observe the glow of cold cosmic dust embedded in interstellar clouds of gas, the Herschel Space Observatory has provided astronomers with an…
Celebrating Herschel`s legacy
This delicate image showing the intricacies of interstellar bubbles and wisps reveals great turmoil in the W3/W4/W5 complex of molecular clouds and star-forming regions. It was taken by…
ESA Science & Technology: Herschel`s chronicles of galaxy...
Delving deep into the history of our cosmos, the Herschel Space Observatory scrutinised hundreds of thousands of star-forming galaxies, peering back in time to when the Universe was less…

Politics / Politik

Will Bridenstine Reboot The Vision For Space Exploration?
A Pioneering NASA Administrator, Air & Space „These three „Pioneering Doctrines“ embrace a bold statement of purpose for NASA: to extend our reach with machines and people beyond low Earth…
More Opposition To Bridenstine (Revised)
Gay rights advocates target Trump’s NASA nominee, Politico „Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma and former Navy pilot, has drawn praise across the space community…
Bridenstine`s Climate Record Is Different Than You Thought
House lawmakers back amendment requiring Pentagon climate change report, The Hill „The House Armed Services Committee’s annual defense policy bill will include a provision requiring a…
Bridenstine Lists His Qualifications To Become NASA Administrator
Biographical Information Submitted by NASA Administrator Nominee James Bridenstine „I believe NASA’s top three challenges are: – Maintaining consistency and constancy of purpose while…

Technology / Technologie

Boom! SpaceX`s Rocket Landing Blooper Reel Is Epic ... and...
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk likes reusability. With 16 successful rocket landings under its belt, along with two reused rockets and one reused Dragon spacecraft, Musk’s rocket company has made…
Wird New Horizons die Voyager-Sonden "überholen"?
Nein, das wird der Plutosonde New Horizons nicht gelingen – und dies aus einem einfachen Grund: Die beiden Voyager-Sonden sind schneller. Voyager 1 entfernt sich mit einer Geschwindigkeit…
X-37B Space Plane Explained: Boeing`s New Video
Boeing, the maker of the robotic Air Force X-37B space plane, has issued a new video. The video was released as part of the SpaceX launch today as prelude to the program’s Orbital Test…
NASA preparing call for proposals for commercial lunar landers -...
WASHINGTON – NASA is preparing to release a solicitation for the commercial transportation of payloads to the lunar surface, the latest step in the agency’s efforts to help promote the…
Re-Entry: Minotaur IV Rocket Body
The fourth stage of a modified Minotaur IV rocket re-entered the atmosphere on September 1st, 2017 after only six days in orbit. Minotaur IV – flying in a one-off configuration with two…
Re-Entry: Centaur Rocket Stage from MMS Launch
The Centaur upper stage that sent four magnetospheric probes into an elliptical orbit around Earth re-entered the atmosphere on August 28, 2017 after slowly decaying from orbit over the…
Re-Entry: TuPOD
The TuPOD free-flying CubeSat deployer re-entered the atmosphere on September 8, 2017 after close to nine months in orbit following deployment from the International Space Station. Three…
Re-Entry: Start-1 Upper Stage
The upper stage of a Russian Start-1 booster re-entered the atmosphere on September 3rd, 2017 – spending over a decade in orbit after dispatching the EROS A Earth-observation spacecraft in…
Re-Entry: InflateSail
The InflateSail CubeSat successfully concluded its mission with a speedy orbital decay, culminating with atmospheric entry on September 3, 2017 after two and a half months in orbit -…

Entertainment / Unterhaltung

The 10 Best `Star Trek` Episodes Ever
As fans of the series know, the premise of „Voyager“ is that the crew becomes stranded some 75 years‘ travel away from home. By Season 6, we are pretty confident that the crew has well…

World / Welt

Mit Astronauten ins Weltall
Neues Arbeitsheft für Schulen mit Informationen, Arbeitsblättern und Experimenten Das neue Arbeitsheft „Mit Astronauten ins Weltall“ von DLR, dem Klett MINT Verlag, der Deutschen…
Neues von den Astronautinnen
Wir hatten euch ja versprochen, euch regelmäßig über das Projekt „Die Astronautin“ zu berichten. Also kommen hier ein paar Infos, was in letzter Zeit so passierte: Wir haben noch zwei…
NASA`s Kennedy Space Center Reopens Saturday, One Week After...
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) will finally reopen tomorrow (Sept. 16), just over one week after it closed to prepare for Hurricane Irma. The Florida space center weathered some visible…
In Photos: Hurricane Irma Damage at NASA`s Kennedy Space Center
Kars Park I is seen during an aerial survey of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 12, 2017. The survey was performed to identify structures and facilities that may have…
Nutzung von Weltraumtechnik auf der Erde - über 500 Startups...
Nutzung von Weltraumtechnik auf der Erde – über 500 Startups von der ESA gefördert Tausende neuer Arbeitsplätze und vielerorts eine auf Touren gebrachte Volkswirtschaft – das sind die…
Space Act Agreement to support private space telescope project -...
WASHINGTON – NASA has signed a Space Act Agreement with a private organization currently raising funds for studies of a space telescope designed to look for habitable planets around a…

Science / Wissenschaft

Mock Mars Crew Emerges from Dome in Hawaii After 8 Months of...
After spending eight months simulating life on Mars on the slopes of the Mauna Loa volcano, six „astronauts“ emerged from their Hawaiian habitat on Sunday (Sept. 17) to return to…
In Photos: 8 Months on `Mars` with the HI-SEAS Mission V Crew
Six „astronauts“ spent eight months in the HI-SEAS mock Mars habitat to simulate life on the Red Planet. See photos from their mock Mars mission.

History / Geschichte

Gemini 10: NASA`s Epic 1st Double Rendezvous Mission in Photos
Onboard the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever, astronaut Michael Collins, the Gemini 10 prime crew pilot, sits in Static Article #5 (SA-5), a water egress trainer, on June 18, 1966. Collins and…
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