Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 09.11.17

 

Front Page / Titelseite

Relive New Horizons Probe`s Historic Discoveries with Epic NASA Video
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American, and that is only one of the records she holds. Still active with NASA, she hopes to spend even more time in…
Breitbart, other conservative outlets escalate anti-SpaceX campaign
The articles began appearing in late August, mostly in conservative publications such as Town Hall, Breitbart, and the Daily Caller and have since continued to trickle out through October….

International Spacestation (ISS) /

Internationale Raumstation

Station Crew Continues Prep for Eighth Orbital ATK Launch
Station Crew Continues Prep for Eighth Orbital ATK Launch
Routine-and not-so-routine-housekeeping duties continue for Expedition 53 aboard the International Space Station in preparation for an upcoming Orbital ATK 8 (OA-8) commercial launch…
Cygnus Cargo Mission Due for Launch on Veteran`s Day
Orbital ATK ’s eighth commercial cargo mission is set to launch to the International Space Station at 7:36 a.m. EST Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11. The Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo…
Crew Studies Health Impacts of Space Radiation and Station Atmosphere
The Expedition 53 crew explored ways to protect astronauts from space radiation as well as dust particles floating inside a spacecraft. The residents of the International Space Station also…
ISS On-Orbit Status Report
Personal Radiation Shielding for Interplanetary Missions (PERSEO): Today the crew performed an initial checkout of a radiation shielding garment for the Italian Space Agency (ASI) PERSEO…

Earth / Erde

Bald lassen sich die Vorteile von Sentinel-5P ernten
Bald lassen sich die Vorteile von Sentinel-5P ernten Jetzt, wo sich Sentinel-5P sicher in der Umlaufbahn befindet, haben die Ingenieure damit begonnen, den Satelliten für seine Aufgabe…
Stephen Hawking Warns: Humanity May Have Less Than 600 Years to Leave Earth
If humanity doesn’t become a truly spacefaring species in the next five centuries or so, we may well go extinct, Stephen Hawking said, according to media reports. During a video…

Solar System / Sonnensystem

Juno Phones Home: Jupiter Probe Reconnects with Earth After 8th Flyby
Juno’s finally back in contact with Earth, confirming a successful eighth science flyby of Jupiter and sending along new data about the planet’s vibrant cloud tops and composition. The…
Mysteries of Jupiter`s Dazzling Auroras Highlighted in Fascinating Video
Jupiter’s northern and southern lights continue to dazzle – and puzzle – the scientists who study them, as highlighted in a new video from the Chandra X-ray Center. The video briefly…
Enceladus: Das warme Innere des Saturnmonds
Doch etwas konnten die Wissenschaftler bislang nicht beantworten: Wieso kann sich eigentlich im Inneren des Mondes ein flüssiger Ozean halten und woher stammt die Energie für dessen…
ESA Science & Technology: Heating ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years
Enough heat to power hydrothermal activity inside Saturn’s ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years could be generated through tidal friction if the moon has a highly porous core, a new…
Saturn`s moon Daphnis in the Keeler Gap
Daphnis, one of Saturn’s small ring-embedded moons, is seen here kicking up waves as it orbits within a gap between rows of icy ring particles.The image was taken by the international…
Catalog Page for PIA21911
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

HubbleSite: News - Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies
Photobombing asteroids from our solar system have snuck their way into this deep image of the universe taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These asteroids are right around the corner in…

Politics / Politik

What Qualified Bill Nelson To Be An Astronaut? Politics.
Trump’s NASA pick faces blistering criticism on Capitol Hill, Politco „Nelson is the committee’s ranking Democrat. He’s also the only sitting congressman to have flown on the space shuttle…
Bridenstine faces partisan criticism at NASA administrator nomination hearing - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee sharply criticized the nomination of Jim Bridenstine as NASA administrator in a confirmation hearing Nov. 1, arguing he was not…
Moon Express Adds Canadian Government Official as VP Global Development
„Before Berinstain began working for Minister Garneau, he had worked 17 years at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He left the CSA in 2013 and at the time was the Director of Science and…
Q&A: Plotting U.S. Space Policy with White House Adviser Scott Pace
During his campaign, candidate Donald Trump said little about space science and exploration other than that he thought it was „terrific,“ hastening to add, “ We have to fix our potholes,…

Technology / Technologie

Vega Rocket Cleared to Launch Imaging Satellite for Morocco
Europe’s Vega rocket has been given the green light for a nighttime liftoff from French Guiana at 1:42 UTC on Wednesday with the Mohammed VI-A satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco.
Video: Vega Launches Mohammed VI-A Satellite
A European Vega rocket lifted off from the Guiana Space Center at 1:42:31 UTC on November 8, 2017 carrying into orbit the Mohammed VI-A satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco. The first large…
Moroccan Image Reconnaissance Satellite Sent into Orbit by European Vega Rocket
A European Vega rocket lit up the night over the French Guiana coast line on Tuesday, blasting off with a high-resolution communications satellite built by a European industry consortium…
SpaceX ties ULA`s annual launch record with 16th launch this year - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – SpaceX’s Oct. 30 launch of the Koreasat-5A telecommunications satellite doubled the number of Falcon 9 missions completed in a single year and ties the company with United…
Long March 3B Rocket Lifts off with two Chinese Navigation Satellites
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the country’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:45 UTC on Sunday, embarking on a multi-hour climb into an orbit over 21,000 Kilometers in…
Eagle-Eyed JPSS-1 Weather Satellite to Launch Nov. 14 After Delay
After more than a year of preparations for liftoff, NASA will launch the first of four brand-new weather satellites next week after a four-day delay due to a battery glitch. The Joint Polar…
China Aims to Launch Reusable Space Plane by 2020
China plans to launch a homegrown, reusable space plane for the first time in 2020, according to Chinese media reports. „The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and…
2020 Vision: NASA`s Next Mars Rover Will Have Nearly Two Dozen Cameras
NASA’s next Mars rover will be the sharpest-eyed craft ever to touch down on the Red Planet. The 2020 Mars rover – which, as its name suggests, is scheduled to launch in 2020 – will feature…

World / Welt

Die Raumfahrt der Zukunft
Raumfahrtkonferenz in Stuttgart Astronauten und Wissenschaftler diskutierten über „New Goals in Space – neue Ziele in der Raumfahrt“ Apollo 16 Pilot Charlie Duke Besonderer Gast auf der…
NASA`s Exploration Mission 1: A Step-by-Step Return to the Moon in Pictures
NASA is getting ready to send humans back to the moon again. The agency – tasked by the Trump administration to land there – is preparing for an uncrewed test of its spacecraft out past low…
How NASA Plans to Get Humans Back to the Moon (Video)
It’s been 45 years since a crewed spacecraft journeyed toward the moon with a „trans-lunar injection,“ but NASA plans to make that happen again in just a few years. The agency recently…
NASA looking for private organizations to take over Spitzer mission - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – NASA is considering handing over operations of one of its flagship „Great Observatories“ to a private organization that would also be responsible for funding the spacecraft. In…
„Space @ TU Darmstadt" - neue Raumfahrt-Projekte an der TU Darmstadt
„Space @ TU Darmstadt“ – neue Raumfahrt-Projekte an der TU Darmstadt Dr. Reinhold Bertrand, Initiator des Kolloquiums, Leiter R & T am ESOC Gibt es Raumfahrt an der Technischen…
Launch your design with Cheops
Launch your design with Cheops ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the Cheops satellite. The design will be…
ESA Science & Technology: Launch your design with CHEOPS
ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the CHEOPS satellite.
More Than 2.4 Million Names Are Going to Mars
Last month, NASA invited members of the public to send their names to Mars. And the public responded loud and clear. More than 1.6 million people signed up to have their names etched on a…
`A New Space Age` Summit to Explore Spaceflight`s Bright Future
Some of the spaceflight community’s biggest movers, shakers and disruptors will gather in Seattle next week to discuss humanity’s next giant leaps. The Economist magazine is hosting its…
ESA beteiligt sich an Wiedereintritts-Kampagne
ESA beteiligt sich an Wiedereintritts-Kampagne Experten des Büros für Weltraumschrott bei der ESA werden eine internationale Kampagne betreuen, um für Anfang des kommenden Jahres den…
ESA joins reentry campaign
ESA joins reentry campaign ESA experts will host an international campaign to monitor the reentry of a spacecraft expected early next year. Early next year, an uncrewed Chinese space…
NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial element of the agency’s proposed…
You Can Give New Horizons` Next Flyby Target a (Temporary) Name
You have the chance to hang a nickname on the small, distant object that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zoom past on Jan. 1, 2019. That flyby target now goes by the rather uninspiring…

Science / Wissenschaft

Here`s How Space Travel Changes the Brain
Spending prolonged time in space can lead to striking changes in an astronaut’s brain structure, a new study finds. These changes may help explain some of the unusual symptoms that…
Oceans on Jupiter? Gas Giants Might Start Out As `Steam Worlds`
Jupiter may not always have been a big ball of hydrogen and helium. A new study suggests that, in their youth, Jupiter and other gas-giant planets may have been „steam worlds“ – warm ocean…

History / Geschichte

NASA: 60 Years of Space Exploration
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is the U.S. government agency responsible for leading the nation’s explorations of space. Its mission is „to reach for new heights…
Dick Gordon, NASA astronaut who walked in space and flew to moon, dies at 88 | collectSPACE
Richard „Dick“ Gordon, an Apollo-era NASA astronaut who became the fourth American to walk in space and one of 24 humans to fly to the moon, died Nov. 6, at age 88. Gordon flew as a pilot…
Warum hat seit 1972 kein Mensch mehr den Mond betreten?
Warum hat seit 1972 kein Mensch mehr den Mond betreten?
RIP, Laika: Pioneering Space Dog Launched 60 Years Ago Today
Sixty years ago today, humanity launched the first living creature to orbit. On Nov. 3, 1957, the Soviet Union lofted a dog named Laika aboard the satellite Sputnik 2. The milestone came…
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