Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 16.05.19

Front Page / Titelseite

America‘s next Moon Mission / Amerikas nächste Mondmission

US-Raumfahrt: Trump fordert 1,6 Milliarden Dollar extra für Rückkehr zum Mond

Geht es nach der US-Regierung, sollen Amerikaner binnen fünf Jahren wieder auf den Mond. Damit das gelingt, will Donald Trump den Etat der Raumfahrtbehörde Nasa um 1,6 Milliarden Dollar aufstocken.

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via SPIEGEL ONLINE – Nachrichten https://www.spiegel.de

A Crash Program or Modest Proposal?

The White House released a long-awaited supplemental budget request for NASA today. It proposes an additional $1.6 billion for an accelerated human spaceflight effort to land on the Moon in 2024. This boosts the President’s budget request for NASA to $22.6 billion in fiscal year 2020, which is approximately $1.1 billion or 5% more than the amount provided by Congress last year.

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

Trump Proposes Extra $1.6 Billion for NASA’s 2024 Return to Moon

NASA’s push to put humans on the moon in 2024 may get a financial boost next year.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Cost of 2024 Moon Landing Is Still a Mystery

We’ll have to wait a little longer to get an idea of how much it’ll cost to put astronauts on the moon by 2024.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Artemis: Trump will Nasa-Budget für die Mondlandung aufstocken – Golem.de

In fünf Jahren sollen wieder US-Astronauten auf dem Mond landen. Das ehrgeizige Unterfangen kostet viel Geld. US-Präsident Donald Trump fordert vom Kongress, dass dieser der Nasa für das kommende Jahr zusätzlich mehr als anderthalb Milliarden US-Dollar zur Verfügung stellt.

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via Golem.de

Zweites US-Mondprogramm heißt Artemis

Das zweite Mondprogramm der USA heißt Artemis. Es wurde nach der Zwillingsschwester des Gottes Apollo, des Sohns von Göttervater Zeus und dessen Frau Leto, benannt. Die Amerikaner wollen nach der Mondlandung vor nunmehr 50 Jahren bis 2024 erstmals eine Frau und erneut auch Männer auf den […]

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via Gerhard Kowalski http://bit.ly/2sRnRXD

Project Artemis Will Send Humans Back To The Moon

„The first time humanity went to the Moon it was under Apollo. Apollo had a sister, Artemis. I think it is appropriate that the Artemis Program will carry humans back to the Moon @JimBridenstine

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via NASA Watch http://nasawatch.com/

Accelerating Moon Landing to 2024 May Make It More Achievable, NASA Chief Says

NASA may actually have a better chance of pulling off its next moon shot now that the timeline has been moved up four years, agency officials say.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

NASA Names New Moon Landing Program Artemis After Apollo’s Sister

Half a century after NASA sent men to the moon under project „Apollo,“ the space agency is now working to land men — and women — on the lunar surface as part of its „Artemis“ program.

read more … http://bit.ly/2vViF6uvia Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

NASA gives its new Moon mission a name: Artemis – TechCrunch

Cool missions need cool names, and NASA’s  new plan to establish a permanent lunar presence and put an American on the Moon again now has one: Artemis. It’s a nod both to Apollo, the 50th anniversary of the culmination of which is this year, and to the fact that the program is likely to send the first woman to the Moon.

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via TechCrunch

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – Blue Origin‘s Lunar Lander /Amazon Chef Jeff Bezos – Mondfähre von Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos will zum Mond

Amazon-Chef Jeff Bezos will auch zum Mond. Der Gründer des US-Raumfahrtunternehmens Blue Origin hat am Donnerstag in Washington sein Modell der Mondlandefähre Blue Moon vorgestellt. Sie soll bis zu 6,5 Tonnen Nutzlast auf den Erdtrabanten bringen.

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via Gerhard Kowalski http://bit.ly/2sRnRXD

Blue Moon: Here’s How Blue Origin’s New Lunar Lander Works

Yesterday, Blue Origin’s billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, revealed the company’s plans to land a spacecraft named „Blue Moon“ on the lunar surface. Here’s what we know about the lander.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Elon Musk Jabs Jeff Bezos Over Blue Origin’s Moon Lander

The billionaire space rivalry may have flared up again.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Blue Origin Unveils ‚Blue Moon,‘ Its Big Lunar Lander

Jeff Bezos revealed the first life-size mockup of Blue Origin’s new lunar lander, named „Blue Moon,“ during a speech in Washington, D.C. today (May 9).

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Further News / Weitere Meldungen

LightSail 2 set to launch next month aboard SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

The Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft will lift off 22 June 2019 on a mission to demonstrate the power of sunlight for propulsion.

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

LightSail 2 Integrated with Prox-1 Carrier Spacecraft

The Planetary Society’s solar sailing CubeSat is officially on the road to launch.

read more … http://bit.ly/2Jtoe47via Planetary Society Blog http://bit.ly/QRHOCj

Crew Dragon Parachutes Failed in Recent Test

A test of parachutes for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft did not go as planned last month, NASA and SpaceX confirmed May 8.

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

Russland beklagt sich über intensiven Isopropanol-Geruch in der ISS

Russland hat sich bei der US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA über einen vorübergehend intensiven Isopropanolgeruch in der Internationalen Raumstation ISS beschwert. Der sei nach der Ankopplung des kommerziellen Raumschiffes Crew Dragon Anfang März aufgetreten, sagte der Chef des Kosmonautenausbildungszentrums (ZPK) Juri Gagarin, Pawel Wlassow, der Nachrichtenagentur RIA Nowosti. […]

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via Gerhard Kowalski http://bit.ly/2sRnRXD

NASA erhält weitere zwei Sojus-Plätze

Die US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA erhält für 2019 und 2020 weitere zwei Plätze in russischen Sojus-Raumschiffen. Das teilte der amtierende Direktor der GK Roskosmos für bemannte Flüge, Sergej Krikaljow, der Nachrichtenagentur TASS mit. Der Deal sei ohne neuen Vertrag nur in Erweiterung und Fortsetzung der alten Vereinbarung geschlossen worden. Im […]

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via Gerhard Kowalski http://bit.ly/2sRnRXD

Human Research as Canadian, Japanese Robot Arms Swap Experiments

Astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain split Friday checking on the Kidney Cells experiment seeking innovative treatments for kidney stones, osteoporosis and toxic chemical exposures. Counteracting the space-exacerbated symptoms is critical to the success of a long-term spaceflight to the moon and Mars.

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via Space Station https://go.nasa.gov/1YeiiOv

Crew Relaxes as Two Robotic Arms Prepare for Payload Handoffs

The Expedition 59 crew has a light duty day today with some science work on the schedule. Meanwhile, robotics controllers are preparing to swap external payloads in the unpressurized trunk of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft.

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via Space Station https://go.nasa.gov/1YeiiOv

Science Aboard Station Today Impacts Astronaut Health Long-Term

he International Space Station has all but one of its seven ports occupied by two crew ships and four cargo ships today. With plenty of food, fuel and supplies, the Expedition 59 crew is busy conducting new science experiments delivered to the orbital lab. The crew researched an array of space biology today including pathogen virulence, immune system changes and upper body pressure that can affect mission success. Human research and life science is key in microgravity as NASA learns to support healthy astronauts for longer missions farther into space.

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via Space Station https://go.nasa.gov/1YeiiOv

Robotics and Space Biology Today as Cosmonauts Look to Next Spacewalk

A pair of robotic arms from Canada and Japan continued swapping experiment hardware on the International Space Station over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Expedition 59 crew started the week exploring robotics and biology today while a pair of cosmonauts look to the next spacewalk.

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via Space Station https://go.nasa.gov/1YeiiOv

Verpflegungskosten für russische ISS-Kosmonauten haben sich verdoppelt

Die Kosten für die Verpflegung der russischen Kosmonauten in der Internationalen Raumstation ISS haben sich in den vergangenen knapp zehn Jahren mehr als verdoppelt. Derzeit schwanken sie täglich umgerechnet zwischen 412 und 481 Euro, berichtet die Nachrichtenagentur TASS.

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via Gerhard Kowalski http://bit.ly/2sRnRXD

Microbiology Research and Spacewalk Preps on Orbit Today

NASA astronaut Nick Hague works with the miniPCR hardware for the Genes In Space-6 experiment that is exploring how space radiation damages DNA and the how cell repair mechanism works in microgravity. The Expedition 59 astronauts are moving full speed ahead today with continuous space biology research. Two cosmonauts are also pressing forward with plans to conduct the fourth spacewalk this year at the International Space Station.

read more … https://go.nasa.gov/2E8hhlr

via Space Station https://go.nasa.gov/1YeiiOv

Earth / Erde

TanDEM-X: Blick auf die Wälder der Erde

Das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt hat jetzt eine globale Karte der Wälder der Erde vorgestellt. Sie basiert auf Daten der deutschen Radarsatellitenmission TanDEM-X, die mithilfe spezieller Algorithmen ausgewertet wurden, um die Waldflächen sicher identifizieren zu können. Die Waldkarte steht allen zur wissenschaftlichen Nutzung frei zur Verfügung. (13. Mai 2019)

read more … http://bit.ly/2E7AKCWvia astronews.com – Aktuelle Meldungen – Raumfahrt http://bit.ly/2WvevhU

Solar System / Sonnensystem

Ryugu’s fast-spinning past shaped the asteroid’s western hemisphere!

Ryugu has the shape of an abacus bead, which was introduced in detail in three recent papers led by members of the Hayabusa2 team –Sei’ichiro Watanabe, Seiji Sugita and Kohei Kitazato—who published in the academic journal, Science Magazine. Prior to the spacecraft arriving at Ryugu, the asteroid’s shape was known to be simply “round-ish” but the angular abacus bead structure was not yet seen. How did such a shape arise? In truth, while there are various hypotheses, no certain explanation has been found. The most prominent idea is the high-speed rotation theory, which was described in detail in the paper by Sei’ichiro Watanabe.

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via JAXA Hayabusa2 project

Here’s a Roundup of Recent OSIRIS-REx Postcards from Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently sweeping arcs between the asteroid’s north and south poles.

read more … http://bit.ly/2VtCcoN

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

China’s SmallSat Lunar Mission Longjiang-2 to Deorbit on 31 July

According to amateur spacecraft tracker Daniel Estévez, Longjiang-2 will crash into the Moon on 31 July after more than a year in lunar orbit.

read more … http://bit.ly/2VG70Yv

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

Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

A Field of Galaxies Seen by Spitzer and Hubble

This deep-field view of the sky, taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, is dominated by galaxies – including some very faint, very distant ones – circled in red.

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via Image Gallery http://bit.ly/1M1fTQx

NASA’s Voyager and Pioneer Probes Launched Decades Ago and Are Still Out There. Here’s Where They’ll End Up.

Scientists have predicted the future of NASA spacecraft that launched decades ago, pinpointing the close encounters they will have, even after the craft are no longer functional.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Galaxies Collide! Burst of Star Formation in Milky Way Likely Came from Cosmic Crash

A galactic merger in our Milky Way galaxy likely produced a star „baby boom“ billions of years ago, according to new research.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Politics / Politik

Stealth Cuts To NASA Climate Science

Trump White House quietly cancels NASA research verifying greenhouse gas cuts, Science „You can’t manage what you don’t measure. The adage is especially relevant for climate-warming greenhouse gases, which are crucial to manage–and challenging to measure.

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via NASA Watch http://nasawatch.com/

Hearing Recap: Keeping Our Sights on Mars

Highlights from the hearing, ‚Keeping our Sights on Mars: A Review of NASA’s Deep Space Plans‘ held on May 8th in the House of Representatives.

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

Technology / Technologie

Russlands neues bemanntes Raumschiff nimmt endgültig Form an

Das neue bemannte Raumschiff der Russen mit der vorläufigen Bezeichnung Federazija (Föderation) nimmt endgültig Gestalt an. Es sei mit der Montage des ersten Exemplars begonnen worden, meldet die Nachrichtenagentur RIA Nowosti am Montag. Die Gerätesektion und die Landekapsel des Sojus-Nachfolgers würden aus Aluminium gefertigt, heißt es […]

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via Gerhard Kowalski http://bit.ly/2sRnRXD

Blue Origin’s Lunar Lander: A Photo Tour

See photos of Blue Moon, Blue Origin’s new lunar lander.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

NASA Will Aim a DART at Target Asteroid in Upcoming Deflection Test

Telescopes and spacecraft are already watching the skies for potentially hazardous asteroids, but what could be done to actually deflect a dangerous object heading toward Earth?

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Black Hole Photos Could Get Even Clearer with Space-Based Telescopes

The first-ever photo of a black hole amazed people across the world. Now, astronomers are aiming to take even sharper pictures of these enigmatic structures by sending radio telescopes into space.

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SpaceX to Launch 60 Satellites for Starlink Megaconstellation Soon. This Is What They Look Like

SpaceX’s Starlink internet-satellite network will start taking shape very soon.

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„Internet-Zugang über Satellit ist heute sofort verfügbar“

Satelliten haben unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen Vorteile gegenüber terrestrischen Lösungen. Diese und weitere Aspekte der Ausgestaltung unseres digitalen Kommunikationsnetzes diskutieren mehr als 300 Teilnehmer der 6. nationalen Konferenz Satellitenkommunikation in Deutschland, die auf Einladung des Raumfahrtmanagements des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) am 14. und 15. Mai 2019 in Bonn stattfindet.

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

This NASA Spacecraft Will Crash into an Asteroid to Test Earth’s Defenses Against Space Rocks

NASA’s first planetary defense mission is preparing to launch in June 2021, making sure all the pieces are in place for the spacecraft to successfully slam into the small „moon“ of a binary asteroid.

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World / Welt

Schüler als „Beschützer der Erde“ nutzten Erdbeobachtungstechnologie für Artenschutzprojekte

Die Gewinner des bundesweiten DLR-Schulwettbewerbs „Beschützer der Erde 2.0“ stehen fest. Am 10. Mai 2019 nahmen die kreativen Schülerinnen und Schüler aus Oldenburg, Papenburg, Bonn und Berlin ihre Auszeichnungen aus den Händen von ESA-Astronaut Reinhold Ewald und DLR-Vorstandsmitglied Dr. Walther Pelzer entgegen.

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

Start einer neuen Kooperation für Mond-Missionen

Das Berliner New-Space-Unternehmen PTScientists und ArianeGroup haben sich am 8. Mai auf eine weitreichende Zusammenarbeit für zukünftige Mondmissionen geeinigt, die dem Ziel der ESA entspricht, mit Partnern zusammenzuarbeiten, um nachhaltig zum Mond zurückzukehren

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via ESA Germany http://bit.ly/2CZ632x

Science / Wissenschaft

These Ancient Galaxies Are Far Brighter Than Expected. Does That Signal a Cosmic Turning Point?

By staring at the sky for over 200 hours, the Spitzer Space Telescope collected light that finally reached Earth after a 13-billion-year voyage through space.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Moonquakes Rattle the Moon as It Shrinks Like a Raisin

The moon is still tectonically active, like Earth, generating moonquakes just like our planet creates earthquakes, a new study based on Apollo mission data found.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

History / Geschichte

Awesome NASA Time-Lapse Video Shows the Moon’s Phases During Apollo Lunar Landings

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of humans first walking on the moon, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio created a fascinating time-lapse video that maps all six Apollo landing sites as the moon waxes, wanes and wobbles.

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via Space.com http://bit.ly/2WPkkGi

Saving Hubble: How a Space Telescope Repair 10 Years Ago Almost Never Happened (Video)

A major repair to the Hubble Space Telescope 10 years ago this week is still helping us uncover the history of the universe. But it almost didn’t happen.

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