Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 28.04.17

Front Page / Titelseite

Deep Space Gateway : Russland und die USA planen gemeinsame Mondstation
Russland und die USA wollen gemeinsam eine bemannte Raumstation in der Mond-Umlaufbahn aufbauen. „Wir haben uns darauf geeinigt, dass wir zusammen am Bau der internationalen Raumstation…
Russia and US will cooperate to build moon`s first space station
Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. The US space agency…
SpaceX`s plan for internet satellites faces setback after FCC 5-0 vote for ITU involvement
SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk may have to handle new regulations from the Federal Communications Commission and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) regarding the company’s plan to…
How Cassini Managed to Live Such a Long and Useful Life at Saturn
PASADENA, Calif. – The Cassini spacecraft explored the Saturn system for 13 years – eight years longer than it was initially scheduled for. What’s the secret to the mission’s long life?…

International Spacestation (ISS) /

Internationale Raumstation

Spacewalk VR Training, Muscle and Bone Research Today
The Expedition 53 crew is getting ready for a trio of spacewalks next month while helping scientists understand what living in space does to the human body. NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik…
Crew Looks for Neutron Radiation While Prepping for Spacewalks
Sensors are being installed today in the International Space Station to detect neutron radiation. The crew is also setting up a botany study, conducting human research and getting ready for…
Station Readied for Crops, Crew Runs Biomedical Studies
The International Space Station is once again providing a platform to test the growth of cabbage and lettuce for future human consumption in space. Aside from today’s botany set up, the…
Astronauts Research Adapting to Space and Plan for Spacewalks
The Expedition 53 crew members continued testing a new exercise device today while also exploring how their bodies are adapting to living in space. The station residents are also gearing up…
Hello, Up There! Vice President Phones Space Station Astronauts
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence spoke with three NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station during his visit to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on…
International partners in no rush regarding future of ISS - SpaceNews.com
ADELAIDE, Australia – The partner space agencies of the International Space Station said Sept. 25 they have had discussions about the future of the station beyond 2024, but indicated no…

Earth / Erde

Glonass Satellite Blasts Off on Soyuz to Replenish Russian Navigation Constellation
Russia’s trusted Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the early hours on Friday with a Glonass navigation satellite to replace a recently-failed member of the country’s…
How NASA Satellites Are Helping to Halt Malaria Outbreaks
NASA’s Earth-observing satellites can track the forces that create malaria outbreaks, and their data will soon help local communities make big strides toward warding off the deadly disease.
Einladung zum Start des Satelliten Sentinel-5P im Rahmen von Copernicus
Einladung zum Start des Satelliten Sentinel-5P im Rahmen von Copernicus Der nächste Satellit des europäischen Copernicus-Programms wird am 13. Oktober um 11.27 Uhr MESZ vom Kosmodrom…
Preparing to fly Sentinel-5P
Preparing to fly Sentinel-5P The teams that will fly Sentinel-5P are training intensively for launch, ensuring that everyone knows their job and can react to any emergency. A ‚team of…
Earth Shines in Flyby Photo Snapped by NASA Asteroid Probe
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft memorialized last week’s brief swing by Earth with a nice photo of its home planet. On Friday (Sept. 22), OSIRIS-REx zoomed 10,711 miles (17,237 kilometers)…
International partnerships to address orbital debris in absence of broader accord - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – International cooperation in dealing with the growing problem or orbital debris is essential, a panel of experts argued, but said not to expect a comprehensive accord on the…

Solar System / Sonnensystem

Cassini Significant Events 9/13/17 - 9/19/17
While millions of people viewed the events at JPL via the Web, including the Cassini Mission’s many international partners, the Cassini Spacecraft plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday…
288P: Hubble entdeckt aktiven Doppel-Asteroiden
In den vergangenen Jahren haben Forscher aber immer mehr Körper entdeckt, die sich nicht in dieses übersichtliche Schema einfügen. Auch der nun untersuchte 288P gehört dieser Gruppe an….
Erste Schritte: Menschen fliegen wieder zum Mond
Erste Schritte: Menschen fliegen wieder zum Mond In der ersten Phase der Erforschung des Mondes gehörten Neil Armstrong und Buzz Aldrin zu den Hauptdarstellern. Die ESA visiert nun eine…
OSIRIS-REx Earth Gravity Assist sets up Distant Rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu
Over a year after its launch, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is inbound for a close flyby of Earth on Friday to use the planet’s gravity to bend its flight path and place it on a course…
How Gravity Assists Work: Asteroid Probe`s `Interplanetary Billiards` Flyby Explained
After already traveling millions of miles into space, a NASA asteroid probe will soon return to Earth to take advantage of the planet’s gravity. At 12:52 p.m. EDT (9:52 a.m. PDT) on Friday…
NASA Spacecraft Buzzes Earth on Way to Distant Asteroid Bennu
A NASA asteroid-sampling probe has just said goodbye to Earth for the second time. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft zoomed past our planet this afternoon (Sept. 22), a little over a year after…
Rosetta`s ever-changing view of a comet
These 210 images reflect Rosetta’s ever-changing view of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko between July 2014 and September 2016.The sequence begins in the month leading up to Rosetta’s…
Grave of Europe`s 1st Moon Orbiter Finally Found
The final resting place of Europe’s first moon orbiter has been found at long last. Astronomer Phil Stooke, of Western University in Ontario, discovered the 65-foot-long (20 meters) scar…
Pluto`s `Skyscrapers`: What`s Responsible for Dwarf Planet`s Giant Ice Blades
Pluto’s surface hosts blades of ice that soar to the height of skyscrapers – and researchers have narrowed down exactly how the dramatic features form. According to new research, the blades…
Crescent Enceladus: Icy Saturn Moon Shines in Cassini Photo
Cassini may be gone, but the spacecraft’s gorgeous photos will be with us forever, as a newly released shot of the Saturn moon Enceladus shows. In the image, the distant sun lights up a…
Catalog Page for PIA21966
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…
Rover craters
In the week of 18 September 2017, the low-resolution webcam on ESA’s Mars Express captured some impressive images from between 3000 km to 5000 km altitude.The image series is being used to…
Catalog Page for PIA21907
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…
Dwarf Planet Pluto: Facts About the Icy Former Planet
Pluto, once considered the ninth and most distant planet from the sun, is now the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system. It is also one of the largest known members of the Kuiper…

Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

ESA Science & Technology: Galactic David and Goliath [heic1712]
Galaxy NGC 6753, imaged here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a whirl of color
Wie viele Jahre würde eine Raumsonde bis zum sonnennächsten Stern brauchen?
Wie viele Jahre würde eine Raumsonde bis zum sonnennächsten Stern brauchen?

Politics / Politik

First National Space Council Meeting Date Announced
Vice President Mike Pence Announces First Meeting of The National Space Council „Today, Vice President Mike Pence announced the first meeting of the National Space Council is scheduled for…
An Astronaut Takes A Knee
Full Letter „I served my country not in the military but as 1 of 362 American Astronauts that have explored the universe to help advance our civilization. Not just Americans but all humans….
Support For Bridenstine Solidifies (Update)
NASA nominee promoting ‚consensus‘ agenda for space program „Sean O’Keefe, NASA administrator during George W. Bush’s first term, applauded Bridenstine’s objectives. „I think he’s picked a…
Bridenstine outlines challenges he foresees for NASA - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – The nominee to be the next administrator of NASA says that he believes the agency’s top challenges include maintaining „consistency and constancy of purpose“ that can support…
Bridenstine Gets A Thumbs Up From Sean O`Keefe
„Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), the president’s nominee for NASA administrator, is facing criticism regarding his qualifications for the job. These concerns seem to be rooted in a clear…

Technology / Technologie

Jupitermission: Europasonde wird in freier Natur getestet
Die Erforschung des Jupitermonds Europa, unter dessen eisiger Oberfläche ein Ozean vermutet wird, der eventuell sogar lebensfreundliche Bedingungen bieten könnte, gilt als äußerst…
ESA Science & Technology: Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter’s icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter.
Marktreif: Elektrische Raumfahrt-Antriebe "made in Germany"
Test eines Radiofrequenz-Ionen-Triebwerks (RIT) beim DLR Ein Radiofrequenz-Ionen-Triebwerk (RIT) aus der so genannten RIT-10-Familie in einer Testkammer des DLR-Instituts für Aerodynamik…
Gewächshäuser für den Mond und Maulwürfe auf dem Mars
DLR präsentiert sich auf dem International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 Heat Flow and Physical Property Package Die vom DLR entwickelte HP3-Einheit (Heat Flow and Physical Property…
DELAY - Electronic Eavesdropping Satellite Stands Ready for Liftoff atop Atlas V Rocket
UPDATE: The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the classified NROL-42 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office was delayed from Thursday night due to an…
Video: Atlas V blasts off with Classified NRO Satellite
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:49:47 UTC on Sunday, September 24, 2017, carrying into orbit the…
Engine test latest step for Stratolaunch`s giant aircraft - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – Stratolaunch announced Sept. 19 that the company has achieved another milestone in the development of a unique giant aircraft that will serve as a launch platform. The company…
Falcon 9`s Light-Lift Mission Places Taiwan`s FormoSat-5 into Orbit, 1st Stage Recovered at Sea
A very lightly-loaded Falcon 9 departed its Pacific Coast launch pad on Thursday, carrying into orbit the FormoSat-5 Earth Observation Satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization – a…
Minotaur IV Stands Ready to Fire Off from Cape Canaveral with ORS-5 Space Surveillance Satellite
Orbital ATK’s Minotaur rocket is set for its first launch from Cape Canaveral Friday night, tasked with carrying into orbit the ORS-5 mission for the U.S. Air Force comprising the…
Nanosatellite Beams Smartphone Voice Call for First Time
For the first time, a voice call has been made via a nanosatellite using a regular smartphone. The voice call lasted more than a minute and went off without a hitch, said Meir Moalem, CEO…

Entertainment / Unterhaltung

The 10 Best `Star Trek` Episodes Ever
Chris Gilman made a name for himself as a Hollywood prop designer, specializing in space-related movie props and effects for films like Deep Impact, Star Trek, and Armageddon. His company,…

World / Welt

DLR_School_Lab: Schüler lernen Raumsonden steuern
Durch forschungsorientiertes, entdeckendes Lernen erfahren die Schülerinnen und Schüler, welche Bedeutung all diese wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten für die Zukunft der Gesellschaft und für…
University of Sydney und DLR vereinbaren Zusammenarbeit im Raumfahrtbereich
Zusammenarbeit von DLR und Universität von Sydney Unterzeichneten die Erklärung für die zukünftige Zusammenarbeit: DLR-Vorstandsmitglied für Raumfahrtforschung und -technologie…
British astronaut`s spacecraft launches on UK-wide museum tour | collectSPACE
You now have a chance to land the Russian spacecraft that carried the UK’s first career astronaut to the International Space Station, virtually and perhaps physically. Tim Peake’s Soyuz…
Blue Origin signs up third customer for New Glenn - SpaceNews.com
ADELAIDE, Australia – Blue Origin announced Sept. 26 that it has signed a deal with a startup satellite operator based in Thailand to launch its first satellite on the New Glenn rocket….
China Resupply Craft Deorbited
China’s first resupply craft – Tianzhou-1 – has been deorbited under orders from ground controllers. Following a set of braking maneuvers, the cargo ship was purposely destroyed late Friday…
AsiaSat 9 to Launch on September 28 | International Launch Services
Mission Profile: The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, with the AsiaSat 9 satellite on…

Science / Wissenschaft

Positive, Negative or Neutral, It All Matters: Space Radiation
Positive, Negative or Neutral, It All Matters: NASA Explains Space Radiation
Cloudy with a Chance of Radiation: NASA Studies Simulated Radiation
Cloudy with a Chance of Radiation: NASA Studies Simulated Radiation

History / Geschichte

Sputnik - mehr als bloß ein Satellit
Vor sechzig Jahren flog Sputnik ins All, der erste Satellit im Weltraum. Ihm folgten der Hund Laika, Yuri Gagarin und der erste Weltraumspaziergänger Alexei Leonow. Eine lange Reihe…
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