Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 15.11.18

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What to Expect When InSight Lands on Mars

If all goes well, anxious space fans on Earth will learn of a successful InSight landing on Mars on Monday, 26 November 2018, at 19:53 UTC. As with all Mars landings, no one who is watching will be able to do anything to affect the outcome; all we can do is wait and hope everything works. JPL shared a great video featuring Mars landing engineer Rob Manning explaining how everything works. Here, I made you an infographic to follow along with the action.

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via November 14, 2018 at 09:26PM

NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars Is Rolling (and Drilling) Again

After suffering a couple technical glitches that have put NASA’s Curiosity rover off its duties on Mars this year, the robotic explorer seems to be back in full health, having driven to a new site and drilled a sampling hole, according to NASA statements.

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via November 10, 2018 at 12:09AM

Extended life for ESA’s science missions

ESA’s Science Programme Committee (SPC) has confirmed the continued operations of ten scientific missions in the Agency’s fleet up to 2022.

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via ESA Science & Technology November 14, 2018 at 01:23PM

What Does Sunrise on Mars Sound Like? Listen Here.

Thanks to our robotic emissaries, we humans know what a sunrise& on Mars looks like without ever having set foot on the Red Planet ourselves — but what does it sound like?

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via November 14, 2018 at 01:09PM

Russland plant unbemannte Mondstation

Russland plant auf dem Mond die Errichtung einer langlebigen Forschungsbasis. Sie werde unbemannt sein,  aber besucht werden können, teilte der Chef des Staatskonzerns GK Roskosmos, Dmitri Rogosin, mit.

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via Gerhard Kowalski November 14, 2018 at 11:01AM

China baut neue Mondrakete

China hat mit dem Bau einer Trägerrakete der neuen Generation für bemannte Flüge zum Mond begonnen. Der Träger werde von der China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) entwickelt,  sei 90 Meter hoch und habe einen Durchmesser von 5 Metern und ein Startgewicht von mehr als 2.000 Tonnen,  meldet die Zeitung China Daily.

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via Gerhard Kowalski November 9, 2018 at 06:55AM

Elections Can Have Consequences Billions Of Miles Away

“NASA programs — especially Orion, which is focused on putting humans back on the moon — could be in trouble after Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson lost his House seat to Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher. Culberson, a Republican from Texas, led the House Appropriations Committee that funds NASA for the last four years.”

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via NASA Watch November 8, 2018 at 03:28AM

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