Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 02.05.19

Front Page / Titelseite

Power Issue on International Space Station / Problem bei der ISS-Stromversorgung

Problem bei der ISS-Stromversorgung –   Keine unmittelbare Gefahr für die Besatzung

In der Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist es am Montag zu einem Problem bei der Stromversorgung gekommen. Es bestehe aber keine unmittelbare Gefahr für die Besatzung, teilte die US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA mit. Es werde an der Ermittlung der Ursachen gearbeitet.

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Stromversorgungsprobleme auf ISS führen zur Verschiebung von SpaceX-Start

Teilweiser Stromausfall auf der ISS. Die Astronauten sind nicht in Gefahr, aber Nachschub kann nicht geliefert werden.

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Stromversorgungsprobleme auf ISS führen zur Verschiebung von SpaceX-Start

Teilweiser Stromausfall auf der ISS. Die Astronauten sind nicht in Gefahr, aber Nachschub kann nicht geliefert werden.

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Dragon Cargo Mission Launch No Earlier than May 3

On April 29, the space station team identified an issue with one of the station’s Main Bus Switching Units that distributes power to two of the eight power channels on the station.  There are no immediate concerns for the crew or the station. Teams are working on a plan to robotically replace the failed unit and restore full power to the station system. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. The earliest possible launch opportunity is no earlier than Friday, May 3.

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NASA Delays SpaceX Dragon Cargo Launch Due to Space Station Power Glitch

NASA and SpaceX have postponed the planned launch of a new Dragon cargo ship this week due to a power system glitch on the International Space Station. Liftoff is no earlier than May 3.

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Crew Waits for Dragon Mission While Teams Troubleshoot Power Issue

A SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is poised to liftoff this week from Florida to the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crew will welcome Dragon when it arrives three days later carrying nearly 5,500 pounds of cargo.

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Space Research Continues on Station as NASA, SpaceX Move Off May 1 Launch

On April 29, the space station team identified an issue with one of the station’s Main Bus Switching Units that distributes power to two of the eight power channels on the station.  There are no immediate concerns for the crew or the station. Teams are working on a plan to robotically replace the failed unit and restore full power to the station system. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. The earliest possible launch opportunity is no earlier than Friday, May 3.

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Live coverage: NASA studying space station electrical system issue – Spaceflight Now

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Hubble FAQ: Inside the Last Space Telescope Repair Mission

Over the past 20 years, Hubble has delivered new discoveries and breathtaking images. The most amazing discovery has been Hubble’s longevity.

SPACE.com answers reader questions on NASA’s Hubble repair mission launching on May 11.

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Where Are The #Moon2024 Lunar EVA Suits?

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NASA Workers Warned About Sharing Images After SpaceX Explosion Video Leak: Report

An internal memo to some workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is warning that employees could be fired for sharing images after a video of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion leaked online last week.

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China will innerhalb von zehn Jahren bemannt auf dem Mond landen

China will in den kommenden zehn Jahren bemannt auf dem Mond landen, also spätestens 2029. Zudem sei eine Forschungsstation am Südpol des Erdtrabanten geplant, teilte der Chef der Pekinger Raumfahrtbehörde CNSA, Zhang Kejian, mit.

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

RKK Energija entwickelt Schema für Zwei-Stunden-Flüge zur ISS

Die RKK Energija hat ein Schema entwickelt, das es erlaubt, Raumschiffe in rund zwei Stunden zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS zu schicken. Wie die GK Roskosmos mitteilt, soll das Kopplungsschema nach lediglich einer Erdumkreisung bereits in zwei bis drei Jahren einsetzbar sein.

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Crew Juggles Emergency Drill, Space Biology and Dragon Preps

The six-member Expedition 59 crew conducted a routine, periodic drill for response to emergencies today in the middle of a science-packed day. The astronauts also researched space biology while preparing for next week’s SpaceX Dragon cargo mission.

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Biomedical and Botany Research Today as Station Preps for Sixth Spacecraft

Vein scans and eye checks were on the schedule today as the Expedition 59 crew continues ongoing biomedical studies. The International Space Station is also getting ready to host a sixth spacecraft when it arrives next week.

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SpaceX Delays Next Dragon Cargo Launch to May 1

SpaceX has pushed back the launch of a Dragon cargo mission for NASA this week by 24 hours. Liftoff is now targeted for Wednesday (May 1)

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Russische Kosmonauten müssen am 1. Mai arbeiten

Für die russischen Kosmonauten in der Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist der 1. Mai nicht arbeitsfrei. Der Mai-Feiertag habe praktisch keinen Einfluss auf das dichtgedrängte Arbeitsprogramm von Oleg Kononenko und Alexej Owtschinin, teilte die Pressestelle der GK Roskosmos mit. Erst am 4. und 5. Mai bekämen die […]

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Astronauts Relax Today Before Robotics Work and Dragon Cargo Mission

The Expedition 59 astronauts are off-duty today relaxing before the planned launch and capture of the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship this weekend. In Mission Control, robotics engineers are preparing to swap a failed power distributor outside the International Space Station.

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Meet the Astrobees! These Tiny, Cube-Shaped Robots Have Arrived in Space

Last week, two little, cube-shaped Astrobee robots arrived at the International Space Station. These robots are designed to help out astronauts and maintain the space station.

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

Rosetta „Post-Mission“: Neue Erkenntnisse zu Temperatur und Beschaffenheit der Kometenoberfläche

Zweieinhalb Jahre sind seit dem Ende der operativen Phase der Mission Rosetta im September 2016 vergangen. Die wissenschaftliche Auswertung der Unmengen an Daten der Instrumente auf der Raumsonde und dem Lander Philae dauert weiter an. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Oberflächentemperatur und thermischen Effekten der „Badeenten-Form“ des Kometen P67/Churyumov-Gerasimenko veröffentlichte das Wissenschaftlerteam des Instruments VIRTIS am 22. April 2019 in Nature Astronomy.

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via DLR Portal – News-Archiv Raumfahrt https://www.dlr.de/dlr/

The Mars Exploration Rovers Update: The Final Report

It’s a fall afternoon at Endeavour Crater. The summer winds finally lost their energy and the dust storm season is over. But there are no more signals coming from Earth. No more comm sessions with the orbiters. Nothing like it used to be.

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Neues von den Seen auf Titan

Der Saturnmond Titan ist neben der Erde der einzige Himmelskörper im Sonnensystem, auf dessen Oberfläche es permanent Flüssigkeitsansammlungen gibt – und auf dem ein Flüssigkeitszyklus mit Verdampfung, Niederschlägen, Flüssen und Seen existiert. Im Gegensatz zur Erde handelt es sich bei der Flüssigkeit auf der Oberfläche von Titan allerdings nicht um Wasser, sondern um flüssige Kohlenwasserstoffe, hauptsächlich Methan.

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Mars: Das Methan-Rätsel

Methan ist für die Planetenforscher von besonderem Interesse, weil das Gas sowohl durch geologische als auch durch biologische Prozesse entstehen kann. Auf der Erde stammen 95 Prozent des atmosphärischen Methans von biologischen Vorgängen. Sowohl Beobachtungen mit irdischen Teleskopen als auch Messungen der europäischen Sonde Mars Express hatten in den Jahren 2003 und 2004 erste Hinweise auf Methan in der Mars-Atmosphäre geliefert.

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Curiosity Update, Sols 2313-2387: Two New Drill Holes Despite Memory Problems

The Curiosity team is touring Glen Torridon, the Valley of Clay, south of Vera Rubin Ridge, happily photographing everything and zapping rocks. It’s clearly a delight for the team to be in a place they’ve been hoping to reach for 7 years.

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Der scheinbar Unscheinbare

Gestartet war die Sonde Cassini, um den Saturn, dessen Ringe und seinen größten Mond Titan zu untersuchen. Dann kreuzte der Eismond Enceladus ihren Weg.

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Saturn’s Moon Titan Has a Weird Ice Formation Thousands of Miles Long

Saturn’s strange moon Titan hides many of its secrets behind layers and layers of thick haze, but scientists have now peered through the haze in a new way — and spotted a massive stretch of water ice.

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Phoenix Ready to Scoop Up Martian Soil Samples

After a successful second „dig and dump“, Phoenix will start taking soil samples.

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Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

Spitzer Captures Messier 87 (Jets)

The galaxy M87, imaged here by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, is home to a supermassive black hole that spews two jets of material out into space at nearly the speed of light.

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Spitzer Captures Messier 87

The galaxy M87 looks like a hazy, blue space-puff in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. At the galaxy’s center is a supermassive black hole that spews two jets of material out into space.

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The Giant Galaxy Around the Giant Black Hole

On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole’s event horizon, the area beyond which light cannot escape the immense gravity of the black hole. That giant black hole, with a mass of 6.5 billion Suns, is located in the elliptical galaxy Messier 87 (M87). EHT is an international collaboration whose support in the U.S. includes the National Science Foundation.

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via Nasa Spitzer Science Center News http://bit.ly/2aho12e

Hubble Spots Giant ‚Buckyballs‘ Jiggling Like Jell-O in Space

This is the strongest evidence to date of these oddball structures existing in the space between stars.

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Politics / Politik

New Committee to Review NASA Planetary Protection Policies

NASA will establish an independent committee to review its planetary protection policies to reflect new developments in human space exploration and commercial spaceflight

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Lunar Base and Gateway Part of Sustainable Long-Term Human Exploration Plan

As NASA works to develop a plan for an accelerated human return to the moon, a top White House official emphasized the need for long-term sustainability.

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Pentagon Wants a Space Force, Still Undecided on a Space National Guard

The National Guard Bureau is calling for the establishment of a Space National Guard as a reserve component to the Space Force.

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Technology / Technologie

SpaceX Test Fires Falcon Heavy Megarocket Core for June Mission (Photo)

SpaceX performed a static fire test with the powerful rocket’s core stage to lay the groundwork for a June mission that will send 23 satellites to orbit.

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Safety Panel Urges Patience in SpaceX Crew Dragon Investigation

Members of an independent safety panel said it will take time to determine what happened during a SpaceX Crew Dragon testing incident several days ago.

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NASA Investigation Uncovers Cause of Two Science Mission Launch Failures

NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) investigators have determined the technical root cause for the Taurus XL launch failures of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) and Glory missions in 2009 and 2011, respectively: faulty materials provided by aluminum manufacturer, Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI).

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Chandrayaan-2 Launch Delayed until July

India’s combination lunar orbiter, lander, and rover spacecraft was previously scheduled to lift off in May.

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via Planetary Society Blog http://bit.ly/QRHOCj

NASA Ties Launch Failures of Climate-Science Missions to Aluminum Manufacturer

The launch failures that doomed two recent NASA climate-science missions were caused by faulty materials provided by an aluminum manufacturer, agency officials announced today (April 30).

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X-37B Military Space Plane’s Latest Mystery Mission Passes 600 Days

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for more than 600 days on its latest mystery mission.

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Chinese Firms Space Transportation and Linkspace Test Reusable Launcher Technologies

Two Chinese launch startups have successfully carried out tests of technology demonstration rockets as part of quests to develop reusable launch vehicles.

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World / Welt

Russischer Kosmonaut plaudert aus dem Nähkästchen

Riesenüberraschung auf der Briefmarkenausstellung AEROBERLIN 2019 im Russischen Haus: Der österreichische Autor Walter Hopferwieser erschien am Freitag zur Präsentation seines neuen Buches Pioneer Rocket Mail and Space Mail mit seinem „guten Freund“ Oleg Artemjew – seines Zeichens russischer Zweifach-Kosmonaut.

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What Can We Learn from a Failed Return to the Moon?

Thirty years ago, President George H.W. Bush announced an ambitious program to return humans to the Moon. It failed. Today the Trump Administration wants the same thing. Can a failed lunar return effort help this one succeed?

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China Plans to Build a Moon Base Near the Lunar South Pole

China plans to build a scientific research station on the moon in ‚about 10 years‘ according to a state news agency.

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Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin May Have Big (Possibly Moon-Related) News Next Week

Blue Origin is apparently set to make a big announcement next week, and the only clue we have to go on is a photo of famed Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance. The spaceflight company, which is run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, tweeted a photo of the Endurance on Friday (April 26) and wrote simply, „5.9.19“ — an apparent reference to next Thursday (May 9). So, we can expect to hear some news that day.

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Science / Wissenschaft

Latest Hubble measurements suggest disparity in Hubble constant calculations is not a fluke [heic1908]

Hubble’s measurements of today’s expansion rate do not match the rate that was expected based on how the Universe appeared shortly after the Big Bang over 13 billion years ago. Using new data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have significantly lowered the possibility that this discrepancy is a fluke.

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Gaia’s new asteroids

Space Science Image of the Week: While charting the stars, Gaia also observes asteroids and occasionally spots new ones

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via ESA Space Science http://bit.ly/1urjQU2

‚Deep Learning‘ Algorithm Reveals Huge Saturn Storm in New Light

A new „deep learning“ algorithm that could help scientists better understand planetary atmospheres has passed its first big test, a new study reports.

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History / Geschichte

Apollo 11 scheitert: was ARD & ZDF getan hätten

Aus der Ausstellung „Raumschiff Wohnzimmer. Die Mondlandung als Medienereignis“ im Museum für Kommunikation in Nürnberg sind diesem Blog zwei ungewöhnliche Exponate zugespielt worden: oben ein Fernschreiben des Bayerischen Rundfunks „an die Herren Programmdirektoren und Sendeleiter aller ARD-Anstalten“ … … mit zur Diskussion gestellten Empfehlungen für den Hörfunk im Falle eines Fehlschlags von Apollo 11

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New Apollo 11 Book Shows Incredible, Forgotten Photos of the Apollo Program

This summer, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the moon’s surface and sent back iconic photographs of the bootprints they left behind.

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