Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 29.08.2019

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First Crime in Space?
Erste Straftat im Weltraum?

A NASA Astronaut’s Divorce Has Sparked Claims of a Crime in Space: Report

The New York Times reported Friday (Aug. 24) on a messy divorce battle involving American astronaut Anne McClain that has apparently led to claims of identity theft against the spaceflyer.

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US-Raumfahrtbehörde: Nasa-Astronautin soll erste Straftat im Weltall begangen haben

Eine Astronautin der Nasa soll laut einem Medienbericht von der Raumstation ISS auf das Konto ihrer Ex-Partnerin zugegriffen haben. Die US-Raumfahrtbehörde prüft, ob sie Identitätsdiebstahl begangen hat.

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WTF: Rosenkrieg auf der ISS: Astronautin beging möglicherweise Straftat vom All aus

Auch auf der ISS gibt es Internet. Eine Astronautin nutzte das für einen heiklen Bankkonto-Zugriff – der womöglich erste Fall von Online-Kriminalität im All.

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What Laws / Ethics Rules Govern Astronaut Behavior In Space?

A NASA Astronaut’s Divorce Has Sparked Claims of a Crime in Space: Report, Space.com „According to Worden, her bank account was accessed without her permission from a NASA-affiliated computer network, prompting her to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. A family member also filed a complaint with NASA’s internal Office of Inspector General.“

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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain Refutes Space Crime Claim by Spouse as Divorce Details Emerge

NASA astronaut Anne McClain has responded to legal claims made by her estranged spouse.

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ISS
2nd Try for automatic Russian Spacecraft /
2. Andockversuch von automatischer Russischer Raumkapsel

Sojus MS-13 erfolgreich an der ISS umgekoppelt –   Weg frei für wiederholtes Anlegemanöver von Sojus MS-14

Das russische Raumschiff Sojus MS-13 ist am Montagmorgen erfolgreich an der Internationalen Raumstation ISS umgekoppelt worden. Es wurde von dem Kosmonauten Alexander Skworzow per Handsteuerung von der Aggregate-Sektion des Servicemoduls Swesda an das Kleine Forschungsmodul (MIM-2) Poisk umgesetzt, teilte die GK Roskosmos mit.

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Sojus MS-14 wiederholt am Dienstag Kopplungsversuch –   Raumschiff soll nunmehr am Swesda-Modul anlegen

Nach der misslungenen Kopplung vom Samstag unternimmt das russische Raumschiff Sojus MS-14 am Dienstag einen neuen Versuch, an der Internationalen Raumstation ISS anzulegen. Das Manöver soll nach Informationen der US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA um 05.12 Uhr deutscher Zeit an der Gerätesektion des Swesda-Moduls stattfinden.

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Crew Relocates Russian Soyuz Spacecraft to Different Port

At 11:59 p.m. EDT, the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft with three Expedition 60 members inside successfully docked to the International Space Station’s Poisk module. The crew of Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Andrew Morgan of NASA began the relocation maneuver when they undocked from the aft port of the station’s Zvezda module at 11:35 p.m.

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Crew Undocks in Russian Soyuz Spacecraft for Port Relocation

At 11:35 p.m. EDT, the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft with three Expedition 60 members inside undocked from the International Space Station’s Zvezda service module. They are beginning a 25-minute journey to relocate their spacecraft to the to the Poisk module. Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos, Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Andrew Morgan of NASA donned their Russian Sokol launch and entry suits before climbing aboard their Soyuz for the relocation maneuver.

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Second Docking Attempt for Russian Spacecraft Planned for Monday Night

International Space Station managers and the international partners met on Saturday and approved a plan to allow a second rendezvous and docking attempt for the unpiloted Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft to occur on Monday night. The Soyuz’ initial docking attempt early Saturday was aborted after what Russian officials said was a suspected problem with a component associated with the Kurs automated rendezvous system for the Poisk module docking port.

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Unpiloted Soyuz Capsule With Humanoid Robot On Board Finally Reaches Space Station

For the first time in history, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft linked up with the International Space Station without a human in the driver’s seat.  Called Soyuz MS-14, the unpiloted spacecraft docked at the space station late Tuesday (Aug. 26), parking itself at a port on the aft end of the outpost’s Russian Zvezda service module. It was the second attempt by Soyuz MS-14 to dock at the station after a Saturday try ended with a surprise abort.

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Russian Spacecraft Second Docking Attempt Successful

While the spacecraft were flying about 250 miles above Eastern Mongolia, an uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft arrived and docked to the International Space Station at 11:08 p.m. EDT.

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Space Station Crew Takes Soyuz Capsule for ‚Sunday Drive‘ to Swap Parking Spots

A cosmonaut and two astronauts took a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a short spin around the International Space Station Sunday (Aug. 25). It was a critical flight.

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Further Page 1 News
Weitere Titelnachrichten

EDEN ISS project presents results of a new greenhouse concept for future space missions

Future food production in deserts and cold regions, as well as under the inhospitable conditions of future space missions to the Moon and Mars, is providing the stimulus for research in the Antarctic greenhouse project EDEN ISS, which is led by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).

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NASA Just Activated Its Deep Space Atomic Clock

NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock, which will pave the way for deep space exploration, has been activated and will now begin a year-long tech demo.

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Closing the loop on Space Station science

Scientist in ESA’s Human Spaceflight programme Elizabeth Heider shares her experiences of a recent science debrief with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst following the 2018 Horizons mission. The version below has been edited for length. See the full article on LinkedIn.

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Mars Missions Stop in Their Tracks as Red Planet Drifts to the Far Side of Sun

Mars mission managers are dealing with the biggest source of electromagnetic interference in the solar system.

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Nasa Insight Mars Lander

NASA Names Record-Setting Mars Rock After The Rolling Stones

The team behind NASA’s InSight Mars lander has named a particularly peripatetic Red Planet rock after The Rolling Stones.

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

Uncrewed Soyuz Rocket Launches on Two-Day Trip to Station

The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft launched at 11:38 p.m. EDT (8:38 a.m. Aug. 22 Baikonur time) from Site 31 at the Cosmodrome on a Soyuz 2.1a booster, which has been used recently to launch uncrewed Russian Progress cargo resupply missions to the space station.

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Spacewalkers Complete Installation of Second Commercial Docking Port

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan concluded today’s spacewalk at 2:59 p.m. EDT. During the six-hour and 32-minute spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully installed the second of two international docking adapters (IDAs).

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Full Science Schedule Today After Spacewalk and Rocket Launch

Russia’s uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station following its launch just a few hours after Wednesday’s spacewalk. The Expedition 60 crew is back on a full science schedule today and preparing to send a U.S. cargo craft back to Earth.

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Spacewalking Astronauts Install Parking Spot for Private Spaceships at Space Station

Two NASA astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) today to install a new docking port for incoming commercial crew spacecraft.

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Uncrewed Russian Spacecraft Aborts Station Approach

At 1:36 a.m. EDT, Russian cosmonauts issued a command to abort the automated approach of an uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station after the craft was unable to lock onto its target at the station’s space-facing Poisk module.

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Russian Spacecraft Docking Attempt No Earlier Than Monday

An uncrewed Russian Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is now a safe distance away from the International Space Station following an abort during its final approach for a docking to the Poisk module.

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Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Aborts Docking at Space Station

An uncrewed Soyuz spacecraft was forced to abort an attempted docking at the International Space Station early Saturday

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Russia Has a New Plan to Dock a Soyuz at the Space Station After an Unexpected Abort

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has a new plan to dock an uncrewed Soyuz space capsule at the International Space Station. Here’s how it’ll happen.

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In Photos: Russia’s Humanoid Skybot Robot for Space

It may look menacing, but Russia’s humanoid space robot Skybot F-850 is only here to help. 

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Unpiloted Soyuz Capsule With Humanoid Robot On Board Finally Reaches Space Station

Dragon-Raumschiff nach ISS-Mission im Pazifik gewassert

Eine Dragon-Kapsel ist am Dienstag nach einmonatiger Mission wieder von der Internationalen Raumstation ISS auf die Erde zurückgekehrt und im Pazifik vor der kalifornischen Küste gewassert. An Bord hatte sie rund 1,5 Tonnen Nutzlast, davon über eine Tonne wissenschaftlicher Ergebnisse, teilte der Betreiber SpaceX mit.

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Sojus MS-14 koppelt im zweiten Anlauf problemlos an ISS an –  Roboter Skybot F-850 vor intensiven Tests

Nach der misslungenen Kopplung vom Samstag am Poisk-Modul hat das russische Raumschiff Sojus MS-14 am Dienstag im zweiten Versuch problemlos an der Internationalen Raumstation ISS angelegt. Das Manöver fand um 5.08 Uhr deutscher Zeit am Swesda-Modul statt, teilte die GK Roskosmos mit. Damit kann der erste

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Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean Packed With Science and Cargo

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 4:21 p.m. EDT (1:21 p.m PDT), approximately 300 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, marking the end of the company’s 18th contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA. The spacecraft returned more than 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo.

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth with NASA Science Haul

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is bidding farewell to the International Space Station today (Aug. 27) packed full of science experiments to bring back to Earth.

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ISS: CIMON ist wieder auf der Erde

Der robotische Astronauten-Assistent CIMON ist wieder auf der Erde: Er verließ die Internationale Raumstation ISS gestern mit einem Dragon-Raumfrachter und landete am Abend im Pazifik. Im Oktober wird CIMON in Deutschland zurückerwartet. Derweil arbeitet das Team schon an einem Nachfolgemodell, das im Dezember zur ISS starten soll.

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CIMON back on Earth after 14 months on the ISS

The Crew Interactive Mobile CompaniON (CIMON) mobile astronaut assistant, which is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), returned to Earth on 27 August 2019. The SpaceX CRS-18 Dragon spacecraft carrying CIMON was undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 16:59 CEST; the capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean approximately 480 kilometres southwest of Los Angeles and was recovered at 22:21 CEST.

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CIMON kehrt nach 14 Monaten auf der ISS zurück zur Erde

CIMON hat sein Rückflugticket zur Erde: Der mit künstlicher Intelligenz ausgestattete mobile Astronauten-Assistent (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN) ist am 27. August 2019 an Bord eines Dragon-Raumschiffs der US-amerikanischen Firma SpaceX zurück auf seinen Heimatplaneten gelangt.

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Earth / Erde

Brazil’s Space Agency Head Was Forced Out for Defending Climate Science

In just one month, June 2019, the Amazon rainforest experienced deforestation over a region larger than Maui.

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As Fires Devastate the Amazon Rainforest, NASA Satellites Capture Grim Images

NASA has captured satellite images of the billowing smoke from the catastrophic fires in the Amazon rainforest, which continue to spread.

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Amazonas-Waldbrände

Im Amazonas-Regenwald sind Tausende Brände ausgebrochen. Die Satellitendaten zeigen, dass es in diesem Jahr fast viermal so viele Brände gibt wie im gleichen Zeitraum des Vorjahres. Neben Brasilien sind auch Gebiete in Peru, Bolivien, Paraguay und Argentinien betroffen.

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NASA Satellites Confirm Amazon Rainforest Is Burning at a Record Rate

As raging fires continue to sweep through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, NASA satellites and astronauts aboard the space station are tracking the flames from above.

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Tropical Storm Dorian Closes in on Puerto Rico in New Satellite Images

Satellites are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

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Moon / Mond

NASA ‚On Track‘ to Return Astronauts to the Moon by 2024, VP Pence Says

Vice President Mike Pence said that NASA’s Artemis lunar program is „on track,“ speaking this week (Aug. 20) at the National Space Council.

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Lunar Community Speaks Up About Exploration Plans

„As you are aware, the Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program (LDEP) is the continuation of a credible plan to re-engage in lunar surface exploration that has evolved and matured in the past few years, and shown significant progress in the last year.

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India’s Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Scouts the Moon in New Lunar Photos

India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is settling into orbit around the moon and has an incredible view as it waits to try to make history.

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

The near-Earth asteroid Ryugu – a fragile cosmic ‚rubble pile‘

In the summer of 2018, the asteroid Ryugu, which measures only approximately 850 metres across, was visited by the Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft. On board was the 10-kilogram German-French Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) – a lander no bigger than a microwave oven and equipped with four instruments.

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Erdnaher Asteroid Ryugu: ein fragiler kosmischer ‚Schutthaufen‘

Im Sommer 2018 bekam der nur 900 Meter große Asteroid Ryugu Besuch von der japanischen Raumsonde Hayabusa2. An Bord: die zehn Kilogramm schwere deutsch-französische Landesonde MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout), nur so groß wie eine Mikrowelle und bestückt mit vier Instrumenten

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Asteroid Ryugu May Be Rubble of Two Space Rocks Smashed Together

A robot deployed on one of the darkest asteroids in the solar system may now shed light on the origins of some of the oldest, rarest meteorites, a new study finds.

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“In an operation today (August 26), the sample catcher was stored in the re-entry capsule (see figure). The sampler and capsule teams gathered to watch and the operation was completed successfully. The capsule is now ready for Earth return!”

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 Asteroid Probe Packs Its Space-Rock Bag for Return to Earth

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft has packed up the capsule that will ferry its precious space-rock cargo back to Earth, in preparation for leaving the asteroid Ryugu later this year.

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Jupiter mission takes first images of destination – from Earth

As part of preparations for the launch of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera has been given a unique test: imaging its destination from Earth.

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Jupiter mission takes first images of destination – from Earth

As part of preparations for the launch of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera has been given a unique test: imaging its destination from Earth.

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The Strange Case of Missing Lightning at Venus

For decades, scientists have suspected that bolts of electricity pulse through the thick atmosphere of Venus, perhaps glinting off the world’s acidic clouds.

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Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

Galaxy M81 in Infrared, Revisited

The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this NASA Spitzer Space Telescope image. M81 was one of the first publicly-released datasets soon after Spitzers launch in August of 2003. On the occasion of Spitzers 16th anniversary this new image revisits this iconic object with extended observations and improved processing.

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Full Infrared View of the M81 Galaxy

The magnificent spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 are highlighted in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. This Spitzer infrared image is a composite mosaic combining data from the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) at wavelengths of 3.6/4.5 microns (blue/cyan) and 8 microns (green) with data from the Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS) at 24 microns (red).

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The Dust of Galaxy M81

Wispy patterns of dust trace the spiral arms of the nearby galaxy Messier 81 in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The infrared view of M81 at a wavelength of 8 microns (red) has been specially processed in this image to remove most of the glow of starlight to isolate the glow of dust.

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M81 Galaxy by Starlight

The nearby spiral galaxy, Messier 81 (M81) is shown in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. This image shows us M81 at infrared wavelengths of light at 3.6 & 4.5 microns (blue & green). At these shorter wavelengths of infrared light we are seeing the light from the stars in this galaxy, unobscured by dust that blocks our view in the visible spectrum.

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The Latest Look at „First Light“ from Chandra

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured many spectacular images of cosmic phenomena over its two decades of operations, but perhaps its most iconic is the supernova remnant called Cassiopeia A.

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Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way

Rather than leaving home young, as expected, stellar ’siblings‘ prefer to stick together in long-lasting, string-like groups, finds a new study of data from ESA’s Gaia spacecraft.

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Technology / Technologie

Robots Explore ‚Mars-Like‘ Lava Field in Iceland as Prep for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

Researchers traveled to Iceland this summer to test a prototype rover and drone. These tests will help to inform the Mars 2020 operations team.

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Mars 2020 Rover almost Assembled

Last week, technicians installed the carousel that holds the tools and drill bits that will be used to collect samples for future return to Earth.

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Inside Sierra Nevada’s Inflatable Space Habitat for Astronauts in Lunar Orbit (Photos)

Astronauts may one day orbit the moon, live on the lunar surface or travel to Mars in a multifloor, inflatable habitat, should Sierra Nevada’s Gateway concept be adopted by NASA.

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Raumfahrt: SpaceX testet erfolgreich Prototyp für Mars-Rakete

Das tonnenförmige Gerät flog 150 Meter hoch, 100 weit und landete anschließend wieder sicher auf dem Boden. In Zukunft soll es Menschen zum Mars bringen können.

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SpaceX Starhopper Rocket Prototype Aces Highest (and Final) Test Flight

SpaceX’s first prototype for its Mars-colonizing Starship vehicle aced its final test flight today (Aug. 27), rising several hundred feet off the ground at the company’s facility in the tiny South Texas town of Boca Chica.

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ExoMars rover ready for environment testing

The Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover has completed its construction activities in the UK and will now depart to France for testing under the conditions of the Red Planet’s environment.

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ExoMars-Rover vor entscheidenden Tests

Stevenage, 28. August 2019 — Der ExoMars-Rover der Europäischen Weltraumorganisation ESA ist in Großbritannien fertiggestellt worden und wird jetzt im Airbus-Standort Toulouse getestet, bevor er dann an Thales Alenia Space ausgeliefert wird.

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Sekundärspiegel des James-Webb-Weltraumteleskops erfolgreich getestet

Das James Webb Space-Weltraumteleskop hat seinen Sekundärspiegel im Test erfolgreich ausgeklappt. Dieser gehört zu den wichtigsten Instrumenten der Mission und ist für ihren Erfolg von entscheidender Bedeutung.

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Webb assembled

The two halves of the James Webb Space Telescope have been connected for the first time

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Assembled for the First Time

Reaching a major milestone, engineers have successfully connected the two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for the first time at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Redondo Beach, California.

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World / Welt

Next Footsteps on Moon Will Be ‚For All of America,‘ NASA Chief Says

NASA plans to land two people near the moon’s south pole by 2024, and at least one of those pioneers will be a woman. So the coming giant leap will be quite different than the Apollo moon missions, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine stressed.

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Europa Mission Shouldn’t Be Shackled to SLS Megarocket, NASA OIG Says

NASA should be allowed to consider launching its highly anticipated mission to Jupiter’s ocean moon Europa on a private rocket, the space agency’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) just concluded.

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Entertainment / Unterhaltung

‚The Last Astronaut‘ Imagines Humanity’s First Alien Encounter. Are We Ready?

Are we prepared for a possible encounter with alien life? That’s the central question in author David Wellington’s new science fictoin novel „The Last Astronaut,“  sci-fi horror tale thattakes readers on a futuristic ride filled with suspense and drama. 

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Science / Wissenschaft

Projekt EDEN-ISS präsentiert Ergebnisse mit neuem Gewächshauskonzept für zukünftige Raumfahrtmissionen

Die Nahrungsmittelproduktion der Zukunft in Wüsten und kalten Regionen sowie unter den lebensfeindlichen Bedingungen zukünftiger Raumfahrtmissionen zum Mond oder Mars ist Forschungsantrieb für das vom Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) geleitete Antarktis-Gewächshaus-Projekt EDEN-ISS.

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On a Simulated Mars, Botanist Wants to Bring Some Green to the Red Planet

Turns out there has been a botanist on (simulated) Mars, just like in the 2015 movie „The Martian“ and the Andy Weir novel it was based upon.

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Forscher wollen Prototypen für Gewächshaus auf Mond und Mars bauen

Wie ernähren sich Astronauten bei künftigen Langzeit-Missionen auf dem Mond oder dem Mars? Bremer Forscher haben dafür eine Antwort gefunden.

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Aktuelle Veröffentlichungen aus der Astrophysik

Die ‚Erde als Exoplanet‘ ist ein beliebtes Experiment: Man messe ihr Licht auf eine Weise, wie auch die Strahlung eines erdähnlichen Exoplaneten eines Tages gemessen werden kann – und versuche zu rekonstruieren, was für eine Welt man da vor sich hat. In diesem Fall hier sind es die Erdbilder der Kamera EPIC auf dem Satelliten DSCOVR, der immer eine voll beleuchtete Scheibe sieht: Kontinente, Meere und vor allem helle Wolken, wobei im Jahreslauf mal auf den Äquator und mal mehr auf den einen oder anderen Pol geschaut wird. Rund 10’000 Bilder in 10 Farbkanälen wurden dann jeweils zu einem Punkt zusammen gerechnet, so dass 10 „Lichtkurven“ heraus kamen:

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Sixteen Images for Spitzer’s Sweet 16

NASA launched its Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sun on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the observatory has been lifting the veil on the wonders of the cosmos, from our own solar system to faraway galaxies, using infrared light.

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Astronauts Will Face Many Hazards on a Journey to Mars

Astronauts on Red Planet missions will have to contend with deep-space radiation, the effects of microgravity and the stress of confinement and isolation, all at the same time and for a long, continuous stretch.

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