Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 13.06.19

Front Page / Titelseite

Hayabusa2 dropped a Target Marker on Asteroid Ryugu / Raumsonde Hayabusa 2 setzte einen zweiten Zielmarker auf dem Asteroiden Ryugu ab

Low descent observation operation (PPTD-TM1B) | Topics

The low descent observation operation (PPTD-TM1B) will be conducted between June 11 – 13. As we successfully dropped a target marker in area CO1 during the PPTD-TM1A operation that was performed between May 28 – 30, a target marker will not be dropped during PPTD-TM1B, but observations will be taken near the artificial crater. Preparations for the descent began on June 11 and the descent will begin on June 12 at 11:40 JST (on-board time) with the spacecraft descending at a speed of 0.4m/s. The speed will be reduced to 0.1 m/s at 22:00 JST on the same day. The spacecraft will read an altitude of about 35m on June 13 at 10:34 JST and then begin to ascend from 10:57 JST. The schedule of the operation is shown in Figure 1. Please be aware that the actual operation time may differ as the times shown are the planned values.

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via JAXA Hayabusa2 project http://bit.ly/1YxOt7C

Treasure Hunting With Hayabusa2

IN THE EARLY hours of 22 February, light was just beginning to brighten the campus of JAXA’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) in Kanagawa, Japan. It should have been a quiet time, but the Hayabusa2 control room was packed with people. We were about to land on an asteroid.

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

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft grabs epic close-up just 30 feet above asteroid

The Japanese asteroid-hunter had another photo opportunity when it dropped a target marker on asteroid Ryugu.

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via CNET https://www.cnet.com

Hayabusa2 probe’s new target marker on asteroid only 3 meters off its mark

A target marker released by Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe in late May to guide its landing onto the asteroid Ryugu fell just 3 meters away from the spot the probe was aiming for, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said on June 11.

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via The Mainichi https://mainichi.jp

Japanische Weltraumbehörde jagt mit einem Roboter Asteroiden hinterher

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via MobileGeeks Deutschland http://bit.ly/2axcuLS

Further Title News / Weitere Titelnachrichten

15.000 Jugendliche bei Premiere der DLR_Raumfahrt_Show

Es war die wohl größte Raumfahrt-Veranstaltung für junge Leute, die es jemals gab: 15.000 Schülerinnen und Schüler verfolgten am 7. Juni 2019 im Erfurter Steigerwaldstadion die DLR_Raumfahrt_Show. Begeistert zählten sie zu Beginn den Countdown mit, lauschten aufmerksam den Erklärungen der Moderatoren und betrachteten gebannt auf Großbildschirmen die Originalaufnahmen der Apollo-Missionen.

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

NASA-Chef Bridenstine regt Beschleunigung der Mars-Pläne an

Der Chef der US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA, Jim Bridenstine, regt die Beschleunigung der amerikanischen Mars-Pläne an. Wenn es gelinge, bis 2024 erneut Astronauten zum Mond zu entsenden, dann könne man auch die bisherigen Mars-Pläne vorziehen, sagte er auf einer Pressekonferenz.

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

Fusion-Powered Spacecraft Could Be Just a Decade Away

The Direct Fusion Drive engine could take flight for the first time in 2028 or so, if all goes according to plan.

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

NASA öffnet die ISS für kommerzielle Projekte und private Astronauten

ie US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA will die Internationale Raumstation ISS für kommerzielle Projekte und auch für private Astronauten öffnen. Damit soll der Industrie die Möglichkeit gegeben werden, die Innovation und das Business im niedrigen Erdorbit zu beschleunigen, wie am Freitag auf einer Pressekonferenz mitgeteilt wurde.

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

Private Astronauts Could Spend a Month in Space Under New NASA Plan

As part of its new plan to encourage commercial use of the International Space Station, NASA is opening the orbiting facility to up to two private astronauts per year, the agency announced today.

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Whirls Through Tests on Way to 2020 Launch

NASA’s first Mars helicopter is getting close to final approval for launch.

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

International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

Station Trio Prepping for June 24 Homecoming

Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are getting ready to end their stay at the International Space Station after six and a half months in space. Meanwhile, mission scientists continue exploring how microgravity impacts the human body.

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

Three-Day Weekend for Astronauts as Cosmonauts Study Space Exercises

Four Expedition 59 astronauts are taking a three-day weekend aboard the International Space Station after packing a U.S. space freighter for return to Earth. The two cosmonauts focused on exercise studies, physics research and life support maintenance on the Russian side of the orbiting lab.

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

BEAM Opens for Tests; Crew Studies Biotech and Fluid Physics

The International Space Station’s BEAM opened up today for environmental sampling and cargo stowage activities as NASA continues to test the commercial module.  The Expedition 59 crew also explored biotechnology and fluid physics to improve Earth applications and space habitability.

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

Health Checkups, Station Gardening and Space Science Fill Tuesday

Four Expedition 59 astronauts underwent periodic health checkups and regularly scheduled eye scans today. The International Space Station residents also had time set aside for space gardening, furnace work, crew ship packing and radiation checks.

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

Station Biomedical and Behavioral Studies Informing Future Missions

The Expedition 59 crew collected blood and breath samples today to test new biomedical gear and protect future astronauts going to the Moon and Mars. The orbital residents also participated in a pair of behavioral studies aboard the International Space Station.

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

Earth / Erde

TanDEM-X offenbart Gletschermasse im Detail

Um die Entwicklung eines Gletschers genau verstehen und vorhersagen zu können, muss man seine Masse genau kennen. Wie wichtig diese Daten sind, zeigt sich besonders in Südamerika: Auf lokaler Ebene, in den tropischen Regionen zwischen Bolivien und Venezuela, sichert das Schmelzwasser der Gletscher die Trinkwasserversorgung während der Trockenzeit.

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

Solar System / Sonnensystem

PIA22948: Jupiter Abyss

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via NASA’s Photojournal: Images taken by the Juno Mission https://go.nasa.gov/2mlXY1E

Weird ‚Anomaly‘ at the Moon’s South Pole May Be a Metal Asteroid’s Grave

There’s something very weird, and very dense, under the surface of the moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin, new research suggests.

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

A Weird Mud Plume May Have Built the Highest Peak on Dwarf Planet Ceres

A plume of mud from the depths of dwarf planet Ceres may have created the miniature world’s highest mountain, a new study reveals — marking the first time scientists have discovered such a plume in the solar system.

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

Here’s Where Commercial Landers Will Land on the Moon for NASA

NASA has chosen the first companies that will ferry its instruments to the moon as part of the Artemis program — and with those selections come hints of where the contracted landers will touch down.

read more … http://bit.ly/2MEB4Q8

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

An Explosive Volcano on Mars May Have Spawned This Strange Rock Billions of Years Ago

Next year, NASA will launch a new Mars rover, one that is equipped to determine whether the Red Planet ever hosted life — but the craft could also determine how violently Martian volcanoes erupted.

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

The Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Europa Has Table Salt, Just Like Earth’s Seas

The huge ocean sloshing beneath the ice shell of the Jupiter moon Europa may be more similar to the seas of Earth than scientists had thought.

read more … http://bit.ly/2wMenPi

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

Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

Politics / Politik

Trump rät von Konzentration auf Mondflüge ab

US-Präsident Donald Trump rät die Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA überraschend davon ab, sich erneut auf Mondflüge zu konzentrieren. „Mit Blick auf jene Mittel, die wir aufwenden, sollte die NASA nicht von Flügen zum Mond sprechen – das haben wir vor 50 Jahren getan“, twitterte er am […]

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

Did President Trump Just Cancel The Moon 2024 Thing?

For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!

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via NASA Watch http://nasawatch.com/

Why Trump’s Tweet About (Not) Going to the Moon Is a Problem for Space Exploration

Just one month after proclaiming his administration’s mission to go back to the moon before going on to Mars, President Donald Trump seemed to completely shift spaceflight gears in a confusing tweet June 7.

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

NASA Chief Says US Still Aimed at a Moon Return by 2024, Despite Trump Tweet

As NASA is scrambling to land astronauts on the moon by 2024, the agency chief reminded employees today (June 10) that Mars — not the moon — is the agency’s ultimate destination.

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

The Planetary Science Community Is Split On Artemis/Moon2024

„It came to our attention that the AAS / DPS sent a letter to its membership on 23 May 2019 detailing its concerns about three issues associated with the NASA proposed budget amendment and the rollout of the NASA Artemis program. These concerns include: the proposed Pell Grant offset, the NASA Administrator’s proposed transfer authority, and „lack of community consensus on the science program.“

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via NASA Watch http://nasawatch.com/

Technology / Technologie

Watch NASA Build Its Next Mars Rover

A newly installed webcam offers the public a live, bird’s-eye view of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover as it takes shape at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

read more … https://go.nasa.gov/2MEvT2U

via Latest News – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program https://go.nasa.gov/2gRBMK4

LightSail 2 Has a New Launch Date!

The official launch date is now no earlier than June 24th, and the launch window still opens at 11:30 p.m. eastern time.

read more … http://bit.ly/2WsPIKc

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

Johnson-Built Device to Help Mars 2020 Rover Search for Signs of Life

NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) recently built a new calibration device for the rover to check SHERLOC’s function and properly tune it during the upcoming mission.

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

via Latest News – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program https://go.nasa.gov/2gRBMK4

NASA’s Webb Sunshield Undergoes Rocket Fitting, More Testing

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s spacecraft element, which consists of the observatory’s spacecraft bus and the sunshield, was put in the same folded-up configuration that it will be in when mounted on atop a rocket for launch in 2021.

read more … https://go.nasa.gov/2KEYfr4

via Webb Telescope Features http://www.nasa.gov/

World / Welt

Was sind Ihre Weltraumträume?

Welche Vision haben Sie für die Zukunft des Weltraums? Während die ESA ihre Programme für die kommenden Jahre vorbereitet, wollen wir hören, was Ihre Weltraumträume sind. An welchen spannenden Dingen sollten wir arbeiten – und was wird das Leben auf der Erde am nachhaltigsten verändern?

read more … http://bit.ly/2WH4VMD

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

Announcement of Opportunity for membership of the Science Board of the Martian Moons eXploration Mission (MMX)

Through this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) the European Space Agency (ESA) solicits proposals for membership of the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) Mission Science Board, a high-level team of scientists responsible for the overall science management of the MMX mission.

read more … http://bit.ly/2wOKGgB

via ESA Science & Technology http://sci.esa.int

Where We Are

The last quarter has seen few changes in the roster of planetary exploration spacecraft. SpaceIL’s lunar lander Beresheet is now on the lunar surface. Its descent on 11 April seemed to go nearly perfectly. Unfortunately, a cascade of events shortly before its planned landing caused it to hit the ground too fast, and it did not survive.

read more … http://bit.ly/2I8Q18Y

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

US-Unternehmen will Weltraumtouristen für je 52 Millionen Dollar zur ISS entsenden

Das US-Unternehmen Bigelow Space Operations (BSO) hat bei der Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA bereits im September vergangenen Jahres vier Weltraumtouristenflüge zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS gebucht. Jedes Mal könnten bis zu vier Passagiere für einen Einstiegspreis von je 52 Millionen Dollar zur Station fliegen, teilte BSO auf seiner Homepage […]

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

Science / Wissenschaft

Planck finds no new evidence for cosmic anomalies

ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of the Universe. The latest study does not rule out the potential relevance of the anomalies but they do mean astronomers must work even harder to understand the origin of these puzzling features.

read more … http://bit.ly/2Z8MvAX

via ESA Science & Technology http://sci.esa.int

History / Geschichte

Apollo 11 Little West Crater Panorama

To capture this panoramic view, Neil Armstrong ventured 60 meters east of the lunar module to Little West crater, a hazard he’d had to avoid while piloting the Apollo 11 lander

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

Apollo 11 at 50: A Complete Guide to the Historic Moon Landing Mission

On July 20, 1969, 600 million people watched with anxious excitement as astronauts stepped foot on the moon for the first time and made a permanent impression on human history.

read more … http://bit.ly/2EYJ4Fh

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

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