Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 28.01.19

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Front Page / Titelseite

Two of a Space Kind: Apollo 12 and Mars 2020

Apollo 12 and the upcoming Mars 2020 mission may be separated by half a century, but they share several goals unique in the annals of space exploration.

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SpaceX’s 1st Full-Size Starship Prototype Suffers Anomaly in Pressure Test

The test campaign for SpaceX’s first full-size prototype of its Starship Mars-colonization vehicle may have lasted just a single day.

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Ähnliche Prozesse wie auf der Erde formten und formen die Oberfläche des größten Saturnmondes

Kein anderer Himmelskörper im Sonnensystem ähnelt der Erde stärker als Titan. Der Saturnmond besitzt wie unser Heimatplanet einen Flüssigkeitszyklus, der aufgrund der sehr viel tieferen Temperaturen allerdings auf Methan statt auf Wasser basiert: Es gibt Seen und Flüsse aus Methan, Methan verdampft und es gibt Methan-Niederschläge. „Trotz der Unterschiede zwischen den beteiligten Stoffen und den Temperaturen gibt es viele Oberflächenstrukturen,…

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Russland:  Neuer Verhaltens-Kodex für Funkverkehr zwischen Flugleitzentrum und ISS-Segment

Der Funkverkehr zwischen dem Flugleitzentrum (ZUP) in Koroljow bei Moskau und dem russischen ISS-Segment läuft seit kurzem nach einem neuen Verhaltens-Kodex ab. Wie die Nachrichtenagentur RIA Nowosti am Montag meldet, soll dabei kurz, klar, deutlich, langsam (nicht mehr als 100 Wörter pro Minute), mit gleichbleibender Lautstärke und technisch versiert gesprochen […]

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India Admits Its Moon Lander Crashed, Cites Problem with Braking Thrusters

It turns out that India’s crashed moon lander had an issue with its brakes.

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There’s a Violent Battle Between Solar Wind and Cosmic Rays, and Voyager 2 Just Passed Through it

At the edge of our solar system, a fierce battle rages between solar wind and interstellar rays. NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has now passed through the frontlines.

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Will Europe Finally Get Its Asteroid-Deflection Mission Off the Ground?

Hera would observe the effects of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirect Test.

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Nasa Insight Mars Lander

International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

Space Biology, Human Research in Middle of Spacewalk Preps

The Expedition 61 crew is gearing up for another complex spacewalk this Friday while juggling an array of advanced science duties today. Three new tiny satellites were also deployed from the International Space Station, continuing to expand the opportunities for space research and technology demonstrations.

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Disease Therapy Research Ahead of Cargo Traffic and Spacewalks

Thanksgiving week starts with the Expedition 61 crew exploring the stresses microgravity imposes on organisms at the cellular level. The International Space Station is also ramping up for cargo traffic and another spacewalk in December.

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Reflecting on the first #SpacewalkForAMS

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his spacewalking partner NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan completed the first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) on 15 November with time to spare.

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Astronauts Complete Intricate Tasks During Second Cosmic Repair Spacewalk

Expedition 61 Commander Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan concluded their spacewalk at 1:35 p.m. EST. During the six-hour and 33-minute spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully cut a total of eight stainless steel tubes, including one that vented the remaining carbon dioxide from the old cooling pump. The crew members also prepared a power cable and installed a mechanical attachment device in advance of installing the new cooling system.

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Astronauts Perform Spacewalk Surgery to Repair Cosmic Ray Detector

Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan completed „surgery“ outside of the International Space Station, slicing small metal tubes as part of the efforts to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a state-of-the-art cosmic ray detector.

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Start von Progress MS-13 erneut verschoben –  Ursache:  Technische Defekte

Der für den 1. Dezember geplante Start des russischen Frachtraumschiffs Progress MS-13 zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS muss erneut verschoben werden. Wegen „technischer Defekte“ könne er an diesem Tag nicht stattfinden, berichtet RIA Nowosti unter Berufung auf die GK Roskosmos, ohne allerdings Einzelheiten zu nennen. Das neue […]

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SpaceX Will Launch Mighty Mice, Wild Physics and More to Space Station Next Month

The next SpaceX resupply launch to the International Space Station, scheduled for Dec. 4, will bring a host of science material to astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory.

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ISS: Roboter auf der Erde von ISS aus gesteuert

Könnte man aus dem Orbit interaktiv einen Roboter steuern, der beispielsweise auf dem Mars eine Erkundungsmission durchführt oder aber eine Station für künftige Marsbesucher errichtet? Die dafür nötige Interaktion von Mensch und Maschine wurde gestern von der Internationalen Raumstation ISS aus getestet: Luca Parmitano steuerte einen Roboter in den Niederlanden. (26. November 2019)

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Happy rovers

Last week’s dry-run of the Analog-1 experiment, in which Luca completed a “proficiency run” to test the system, set the stage for another flawless performance on 25 November.

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Astronauts Research Disease Therapies Ahead of Complex Repair Spacewalk

Two Expedition 61 astronauts are getting up to speed with the fine repair techniques they will use next week during the 11th spacewalk of 2019. The International Space Station is also hosting intense biology work this week to improve the health of humans in space and on Earth.

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Earth / Erde

Earth’s magnetic song recorded for the first time during a solar storm

Data from ESA’s Cluster mission has provided a recording of the eerie ’song‘ that Earth sings when it is hit by a solar storm.

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Solar Wind Plays Haunting Music on Earth’s Magnetic Field

When the sun’s particles hit Earth during solar storms, our planet breaks into „song.“

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Solar Wind Plays Haunting Music on Earth’s Magnetic Field

When the sun’s particles hit Earth during solar storms, our planet breaks into „song.“

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Indien startet Erderkundungssatelliten

Indien hat am Mittwoch einen Erderkundungssatelliten ins All geschossen. Die Trägerrakete PSLV-C47 mit Cartosat-3 und 13 kommerziellen US-Nanosatelliten an Bord stieg vom Satish Dhawan Space Centre auf der Insel Sriharikota auf, teilte die Raumfahrtagentur ISRO mit. Cartosat-3 dient vor allem der Entwicklung von Stadtprojekten, großer Infrastrukturen und der Landwirtschaft. […]

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India Launches Advanced Earth-Mapping Satellite and 13 US Cubesats

An Indian rocket delivered 14 satellites to orbit tonight (Nov. 26), including 12 for U.S. Earth imaging company Planet and a prototype for Analytical Space.

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Moon / Mond

China’s Microsatellite Crash Site on the Moon Spotted by NASA Lunar Orbiter

A NASA spacecraft circling the moon has spotted the scar left by a Chinese satellite’s impact.

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

Perspective view of Deuteronilus Mensae

This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows a region of Mars named Deuteronilus Mensae. This oblique perspective view was generated using a digital terrain model and Mars Express data gathered on 25 February 2018 during orbit 17913. The ground resolution is approximately 13 m/pixel and the images are centred at about 25.5°E/44°N. This image was created using data from the nadir and colour channels of the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC). The nadir channel is aligned perpendicular to the surface of Mars, as if looking straight down at the surface.

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Fractured ice sheets on Mars

Where the two hemispheres of Mars meet, the planet is covered in broken-up terrain: a sign that slow-but-steady flows of icy material once forged their way through the landscape, carving out a fractured web of valleys, cliffs and isolated mounds of rock.

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Deuteronilus Mensae in context

This image shows a region of Mars named Deuteronilus Mensae. The area outlined by the bold white box indicates the area imaged by the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera on 25 February 2018 during orbit 17913.

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PIA23441: Glancing Back

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The Downlink: Starliner Preps for Test Flight, InSight’s Mole Digs Again

Planetary exploration news for busy people

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Storm Isn’t Dying Anytime Soon

Despite the apparent shrinkage of clouds in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the storm itself is still going strong, new research suggests.

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Global Storms on Mars Launch Dust Towers Into the Sky

A Mars Dust Tower Stands Out Dust storms are common on Mars. But every decade or so, something unpredictable happens: a series of runaway storms break out, covering the entire planet in a dusty haze.

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The Solar System According to Carolyn Porco

The leader of the Cassini spacecraft imaging team discusses pale blue dots, life on Enceladus, terraforming Mars, Pluto, Carl Sagan, and more.

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Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

Hubble studies gamma-ray burst with the highest energy ever seen [heic1921]

New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have investigated the nature of the gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C.

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Politics / Politik

Russland warnt vor einer Katastrophe –   Erste Reaktion auf NATO-Weltraumstrategie

Die Entscheidung der NATO-Außenminister vom Mittwoch in Brüssel, auch den Weltraum zu einer Sphäre militärischer Aktivitäten zu machen, ist in Russland auf heftige Kritik gestoßen. „Das kann meiner Meinung nach die Weltgemeinschaft in eine Katastrophe führen“, sagte der stellvertretende Vorsitzende des Verteidigungskomitees der Staatsduma, Juri Schwytkin, im Radio Sputnik. Die […]

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A Detailed Look At China’s Space Ambitions

„- China’s goal to establish a leading position in the economic and military use of outer space, or what Beijing calls its „space dream,“ is a core component of its aim to realize the „great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.“ In pursuit of this goal, China has dedicated high-level attention and ample funding to catch up to and eventually surpass other spacefaring countries in terms of space-related industry, technology, diplomacy, and military power. If plans hold to launch its first long-term space station module in 2020, it will have matched the United States‘ nearly 40-year progression from first human spaceflight to first space station module in less than 20 years.

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Technology / Technologie

SpaceX Starship Fails A Tanking Test

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Nanoracks Books SpaceX Rocket to Launch Space Habitat Demo in 2020 (Cubesats, Too!)

Nanoracks wants to expand from hosting experiments on board the International Space Station to running their own mini stations built from used rockets, with a first launch scheduled for next year.

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Luca aces telerobotic lunar geology test drive

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took command of a rover in the Netherlands on Monday and expertly drove it over an obstacle course to collect a rock from a sampling site– all while circling our planet at 28 800 km/h on the International Space Station

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Cheops on the move

The Cheops satellite during transfer from building S5C to the payload facility of S5A through the internal corridor, as part of launch preparations at Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana. The satellite is being moved on its multi-purpose trolley under the supervision of Airbus staff and with the support of the spaceport team. During all phases, a dedicated plastic bag protects the satellite and its payload are protected from contamination.

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Solar Orbiter launch campaign begins

ESA’s mission to the Sun has been unpacked following its arrival in Florida earlier this month, ready to begin pre-launch testing and checks.

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ISS-Experiment Analog-1:  Astronaut steuert Rover auf der Erde

Das ISS-Telerobotik-Experiment Analog-1 hat am Montag mit Hilfe von robotischer Technologie des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) stattgefunden.

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China startet zwei BeiDou-Navigationsssatelliten

China hat am Samstag zwei Satelliten seines BeiDou-Navigationssystems (BDS) gestartet. Die Trägerrakete Langer Marsch-3B stieg vom Weltraumbahnhof Xichang in der Provinz Sichuan auf, meldet die Pekinger Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua. Es sind dies der 50. und 51. Satellit des Systems und der 319. Start einer Langer Marsch-Rakete.

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NASA Updates Mars 2020 Mission Environmental Review

NASA and the Department of Energy have completed a more detailed risk analysis for the Mars 2020 rover launch from Florida.

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Chinese Rocket Launches 2 Satellites (and Drops Debris on Settlement)

China’s space agency launched two new navigation satellites into orbit Saturday (Nov. 23) in a successful mission that also appeared to send booster segments crashing into a settlement back on Earth.

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Tesla’s New ‚Cybertruck‘ Has a Bit of SpaceX’s Starship for Mars in Its Bones

Tesla’s newly unveiled electric pickup truck has some off-Earth flavor, according to Elon Musk.

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Ariane 5 bringt zwei Kommunikationssatelliten ins All

Nach mehreren Anläufen hat eine Ariane 5 ECA am Dienstag zwei Telekommunikationssatetelliten ins All gebracht. Die schwere Europa-Rakete mit dem ägyptischen Satelliten TIBA-1 und Inmarsat GX5 an Bord stieg um 22.24 Uhr vom Weltraumbahnhof Kourou in Französisch-Guyana auf, teilte Arianespace mit. Zuvor mussten mehrere Startversuche wegen technischer […]

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Ariane 5 Rocket Launches Satellites into Orbit for Egypt, Inmarsat

Two communications satellites launched into orbit aboard Arianespace’s workhorse rocket today (Nov. 26) in a to increase connectivity for mobile, civil and government customers.

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World / Welt

Every Company Is a Space Company, Some Just Don’t Know it Yet! (Op-Ed)

A remarkable transformation has occurred in the past few years that many businesses and people are only marginally aware of — outer space has become an indispensable part of the value chains for many business sectors.

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Ernst oder Provokation?  Russischer Kosmonaut sagt Austritt der USA aus ISS-Programm voraus

Ist das ernst gemeint oder eine bewusste Provokation? Der russische Zweifachkosmonaut Sergej Rjasanski sagt voraus, dass die USA aus dem ISS-Programm aussteigen, sobald ihre bemannten kommerziellen Raumschiffe einsatzbereit sind. Die damit frei werdenden Mittel würden dann für die bemannte Raumstation eingesetzt, die den Mond umkreisen soll, […]

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Entertainment / Unterhaltung

The Burn

ESA’s flight controllers use the best software and systems to fly our missions — but do they have the cool savvy needed to handle a wonky engine and a time-critical manoeuvre?Set in the near future, ‘The Burn’ is a new short film that tells the story of what happens when an ESA mission control team encounters an unexpected anomaly in what should be a routine manoeuvre.

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ESA Explores Spacecraft Operations: Behind The Burn

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Science / Wissenschaft

Building a Planet B for Humanity Isn’t a Good Enough Reason to Explore Space

Listen to would-be space explorers for long enough, and eventually they will likely argue that humans must develop outposts on other worlds in case of disaster here on Earth, as a so-called Planet B.

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NASA’s Webb to Unveil the Secrets of Nearby Dwarf Galaxies

In two separate studies using NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, a team of astronomers will observe dwarf galaxy companions to the Milky Way and the nearby Andromeda galaxy.

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History / Geschichte

50 Jahre Mondlandung – Ein Auto auf dem Mond?

Anlässlich des 50-Jährigen-Jubiläum der Mondlandung hat unser Astronomie.de-Autor Malte Bolte einen mehrteiligen Artikel erstellt.

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