Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 30.01.20

Front Page / Titelseite

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NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope / NASAs Spitzer Weltraumteleskop

It’s time to say goodbye to NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Here’s why.

How does NASA know it’s time to end a mission? For the Spitzer Space Telescope, the agency can blame it on the spacecraft’s juice.

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How NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Continue Spitzer’s Legacy

While the Spitzer Space Telescope is headed for retirement, many of its breakthroughs will be studied more precisely with NASA’s forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

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Spitzer in Space: Final Voyage

This artist’s concept depicts NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in space much as it would appear to an observer at the end of its mission on January 30, 2020.

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NASA is turning off the Spitzer Space Telescope. Its infrared eye changed our view of the universe.

NASA is bidding goodbye to a premier space telescope, one that let scientists peer into the dusty corners of the universe.

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Gallery: The infrared universe seen by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope

See images from NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Solar Orbiter

T-10: Was ist der SolarOrbiter?

Noch 10 Tage bis zum geplanten Start des Solar Orbiters – Unser SolarOrbiter Countdown startet! Aber was ist der SolarOrbiter eigentlich? Und was soll das mit diesem #WeAreAllSolarOrbiters?

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European Solar Orbiter will give us our first look at the sun’s poles

Scientists are about to get their first-ever good looks at the poles of the sun, which could be key to solving some long-standing solar mysteries.

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Solar Orbiter – the Sun close-up

Equipped with a suite of ten scientific instruments, Solar Orbiter will capture the first images of the Sun’s poles and make detailed observations of solar activity. Its specially designed heatshield is capable of enduring temperatures of more than 500ºC.

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US Space-Force / US Weltraumstreitkräfte

Space-Force: Trump präsentiert Logo im Star-Trek-Design

Voller Stolz hat Donald Trump per Twitter das Logo der US Space Force präsentiert. Star-Trek-Fans kommt es bekannt vor – und sie machen Vorschläge, was nun zu tun wäre.

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US-Präsident Trump präsentiert Logo der neuen Weltraumstreitkräfte

US-Präsident Ronald Trump hat am Freitag das Logo der neuen Weltraumstreitkräfte (Space Force) via Twitter vorgestellt. Es zeigt auf dunkelblauem Hintergrund den Himmel mit Sternen, die Erde und die schematische Darstellung eines Flugapparates sowie die römische Zahl MMXIX für 2019. Kreisförmig ist darum der Schriftzug UNITED STATES SPACE FORCE und

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Trump unveils new Space Force logo (yes, it looks like something from ‚Star Trek‘)

President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan. 24) officially unveiled the logo for the U.S. Space Force and the reaction has been strong. It might just be because the logo, which draws on its Air Force legacy, bears a striking similarity to a „Star Trek“ insignia.

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Further Title News / Weitere Titelnachrichten

Webb Space Telescope Launch Delays Continue

James Webb Space Telescope: Technical Challenges Have Caused Schedule Strain and May Increase Costs, GAO

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Cheops launch preparations

This timelapse video shows the preparations for the launch of ESA’s Cheops, the Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The video spans about three weeks, starting on 28 November 2019 and ending on 18 December with the liftoff.

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Cheops opens its eye to the sky

ix weeks after the launch of Cheops, ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, the telescope cover was opened as part of the mission’s in-orbit commissioning.

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope may miss March 2021 launch, GAO report says

NASA’s much-delayed space telescope just got a scathing report card from a government agency.

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Four new US spaceships may start launching people into space this year

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule isn’t the only vehicle in the home stretch toward crewed flight; three other private spacecraft may get up and running this year as well.

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

Thomas Pesquet startet 2021 zum zweiten Mal zur ISS

er französische ESA-Astronaut Thomas Pesquet fliegt im Sommer kommenden Jahres zum zweiten Mal zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS. Er werde wahrscheinlich im Juni oder Juli mit einer Crew Dragon-Kapsel von SpaceX oder einem Starliner von Boeing vom Weltraumbahnhof Cape Canaveral (Florida) starten, sagte Pesquet vor der Kommission für […]

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Andrew Morgan und Luca Parmitano schließen erfolgreich Reparatur des Alfa Magnet Spektrometers ab

US-Astronaut Andrew Morgan und sein italienischer ESA-Kollege Luca Parmitano haben am Samstag erfolgreich die Reparatur des Alpha Magnet Spektrometers (AMS) an der Internationalen Raumstation ISS abgeschlossen. Ihr nunmehr vierter gemeinsamer Ausstieg dazu begann um 13.04 Uhr deutscher Zeit und dauerte sechs Stunden und 16 Minuten, teilte […]

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Astronauts Wrap Up Spacewalk Repair Job on Cosmic Ray Detector

Expedition 61 crew members Andrew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) concluded their spacewalk at 1:20 p.m. EST. During the 6 hour, 16 minute spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully completed leak checks for the cooling system on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and opened a valve to being pressurizing the system. Preliminary testing shows AMS is responding as expected.

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Spacewalkers Finalizing Repairs on Dark Matter, Antimatter Detector

Two astronauts switched their spacesuits to battery power this morning at 7:04 a.m., EST aboard the International Space Station to begin a spacewalk planned to last about six-and-a-half hours. NASA Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan and Expedition 61 Commander Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) will venture outside the International Space Station to complete repairs on a cooling system for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a cosmic ray detector. The duo will conduct leak checks for the spectrometer’s refurbished cooling lines and complete the work to resume operations of the cosmic ray detector.

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Astronauts complete 4-spacewalk marathon to fix space station’s $2 billion antimatter detector

It took four years of planning, 20 new tools shipped by spacecraft and an unprecedented four-part repair job, but a $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is all patched up after a spacewalk by astronauts Saturday (Jan. 25).

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Spacewalking Team Relaxing as Cosmonauts Work Science, Crew Departure

The Expedition 61 spacewalking team aboard the International Space Station is taking a light-duty day ahead of this weekend’s excursion. Meanwhile, the Russian space residents researched human biology and prepared for a crew departure early next month.

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Spacewalks, science and Beyond

Spacewalk season continues on the International Space Station. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan are getting ready to step outside the Quest airlock for their fourth and final time together on Saturday. But before they do, we look back at an action-packed fortnight of science and operations on the world’s only orbital outpost.

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ESA und Airbus unterzeichnen Vertrag für Bartolomeo-Plattform für die ISS

Die Forschung auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS erhält durch die Bartolomeo-Plattform von Airbus neue Möglichkeiten. Die Europäische Weltraumagentur ESA hat einen Nutzlastplatz für ein norwegisches Instrument zur Überwachung der Plasmadichte in der Erdatmosphäre fest gebucht. Die Plattform, die nach dem jüngeren Bruder von Christopher Columbus benannt ist, befindet sich zurzeit […]

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ISS-Umlaufbahn zweimal angehoben

Die Umlaufbahn der Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist am Donnerstag gleich zweimal angehoben worden. Dazu wurden die Triebwerke des Frachtraumschiffes Progress MS-13 um 15.15 Uhr deutscher Zeit für 563 Sekunden und um 18.23 Uhr für 282 Sekunden gezündet, teilte die GK Roskosmos mit. Danach umkreist die Station […]

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IMBP:  ISS von Korrosion und Enthermetisierung von Wohnmodulen bedroht

Russische Wissenschaftler schlagen Alarm: Die Internationale Raumstation ISS ist von Korrosion bedroht, Wohnmodule könnten sogar enthermetisiert werden. Das geht aus einem Bericht des Moskauer Instituts für Medizinisch-Biologische Probleme (IMBP) hervor, der in der wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift Awiakosmitscheskaja i ekologitscheskja medizina (Luft- und Raumfahrt- und ökologische Medizin) veröffentlicht […]

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Axiom Space erhält NASA-Zuschlag für kommerzielle Raumstation an der ISS

Die US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA hat dem Unternehmen Axiom Space den Zuschlag für ein erstes kommerzielles Modul für die Internationale Raumstation erteilt, das letztlich auch als Ersatz für die ISS dienen kann. Das Axiom Segment solle eine Einrichtung für Forschung und Herstellung, eine Heimstatt für die Crew und ein Erd-Observatorium […]

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The International Space Station is getting a commercial module

NASA has picked Houston-based company Axiom Space to build at least one habitable private module that will be attached to the orbiting lab, the space agency announced Monday (Jan. 27).

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Cosmic records

Saturday’s spacewalk, which lasted five hours and 55 minutes, was the last in a four-part series to extend the life of the particle physics detector that was not designed to be maintained in space.

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Ultra-Cold Science, CubeSats and Spaceship Departures Coming Up

Ultra-cold science and nanosatellites kept the Expedition 61 crew busy on Tuesday while the International Space Station is getting ready for the departure of a cargo craft and crew ship.

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Internationale Raumstation: Russland untersucht ISS auf technische Mängel

Kann die Internationale Raumstation doch noch länger im All bleiben als geplant? Russische Konstrukteure checken den Außenposten der Menschheit nun durch.

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Earth / Erde

2 satellites will narrowly avoid colliding at 32,800 mph over Pittsburgh on Wednesday

A collision would create a debris belt that would endanger spacecraft worldwide.

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Potential collision of old NASA space telescope and a defunct US satellite would spawn new debris swarm

Let’s hope that today’s space-junk encounter is just a near miss as predicted, because a smashup would be pretty messy.

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

Flying solo

Solar Orbiter will orbit our nearest star, the Sun, observing it up close. It will take the first-ever direct images of its poles, while also studying the inner heliosphere – the bubble-like region around the Sun created by the stream of energised, charged particles released in the solar wind.

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity had an attitude problem. (But it’s fine now.)

An attitude problem sidelined NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity recently, but the robot’s handlers whipped it back into shape in short order.

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Astro-Comic-Video: 5 Fakten über den Mars

Der Mars ist seit lange das beliebteste Ziel der Raumfahrt. Aber das ist nicht das einzige, was es über den Mars zu wissen gibt.

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe hears whispers of solar wind

Streams of plasma from the sun create „chirping“ and „whistling“ noises heard by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe.

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NASA spacecraft breaks its own record with another swing by the sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe took one step closer to the sun Wednesday (Jan. 29) when it executed its fourth flyby of our star.

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Flying solo

Solar Orbiter will orbit our nearest star, the Sun, observing it up close. It will take the first-ever direct images of its poles, while also studying the inner heliosphere – the bubble-like region around the Sun created by the stream of energised, charged particles released in the solar wind.

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity had an attitude problem. (But it’s fine now.)

An attitude problem sidelined NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity recently, but the robot’s handlers whipped it back into shape in short order.

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Astro-Comic-Video: 5 Fakten über den Mars

Der Mars ist seit lange das beliebteste Ziel der Raumfahrt. Aber das ist nicht das einzige, was es über den Mars zu wissen gibt.

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe hears whispers of solar wind

Streams of plasma from the sun create „chirping“ and „whistling“ noises heard by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe.

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NASA spacecraft breaks its own record with another swing by the sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe took one step closer to the sun Wednesday (Jan. 29) when it executed its fourth flyby of our star.

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Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

NASA’s Kepler Witnesses Vampire Star System Undergoing Super-Outburst

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft was designed to find exoplanets by looking for stars that dim as a planet crosses the star’s face. Fortuitously, the same design makes it ideal for spotting other objects that brighten or dim over time. A new search of Kepler archival data has uncovered an unusual super-outburst from a previously unknown dwarf nova.

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Swan Nebula ’star factory‘ reveals protostar treasure to NASA’s flying telescope

SOFIA, the airplane-mounted telescope, gathered data that is changing astronomers‘ understanding of a massive star factory.

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The mystery behind a superbright supernova may just have been solved

One of the most luminous stellar explosions ever detected may now be explained. It came from the detonation of a dead star within the dense shell of matter ejected from that sun’s companion star, a new study suggests.

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KELT-9b: Der extreme Planet – DER SPIEGEL – Wissenschaft

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Tarantula Nebula Spins Web of Mystery in Spitzer Image

The Tarantula Nebula, seen in this image by the Spitzer Space Telescope, was one of the first targets studied by the infrared observatory after its launch in 2003, and the telescope has revisited it many times since. Now that Spitzer is set to be retired on Jan. 30, 2020, scientists have generated a new view of the nebula from Spitzer data.

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For Hottest Planet, a Major Meltdown, Study Shows

In the scorching atmosphere of exoplanet KELT-9b, even molecules are torn to shreds.

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Tarantula Nebula Spitzer 2-Color Image

This image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Tarantula Nebula in two wavelengths of infrared light, each represented by a different color.

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Tarantula Nebula Spitzer 3-Color Image

This image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Tarantula Nebula in three wavelengths of infrared light, each represented by a different color.

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Tarantula Nebula Spitzer 3-Color Image (Annotated)

This image shows the location of Supernova 1987A and the starburst region R136 where massive stars form at a significantly higher rate than anywhere else in the galaxy.

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Kelt-9b: The Hottest Hot Jupiter (Wide)

This artist’s concept shows planet KELT-9b orbiting its host star, KELT-9. It is the hottest gas giant planet discovered so far.

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Hottest known exoplanet is so hot, it’s tearing its molecules apart

The hottest exoplanet ever found is so infernally hot that it’s ripping apart hydrogen molecules in its atmosphere, astronomers have found.

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Stellar Explosions and Jets Showcased in New Three Dimensional Visualizations

These six visualizations represent work to explore rich datasets from powerful telescopes, like Chandra, by developing three-dimensional simulations.

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‚Vampire‘ star sparks brilliant ’super-outburst‘ while gorging on its neighbor

This rare finding was made by „accident,“ according to the research team that found the super-outburst.

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Politics / Politik

Putin bestätigt die erneuerten Grundlagen der russischen Weltraumpolitik

Präsident Wladimir Putin hat am Montag den Ukas über die erneuerten Prinzipien der russischen Weltraumpolitik unterzeichnet. Das teilte der 1. Stellvertreter des Generaldirektors der GK Roskomos, Juri Urlitschitsch, in Moskau auf der wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Koroljowsche Lesungen mit, melden Nachrichtenagenturen am Dienstag. Darin werde besonderes Augenmerk auf die […]

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Proposed House bill pushes NASA’s crewed moon landing back to 2028

NASA should aim to put boots on the moon in 2028, not 2024, and achieve this goal explicitly to aid human Mars exploration in the 2030s, according to an authorization bill that was introduced Friday (Jan. 24) by the leadership of the House committee on science.

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Technology / Technologie

SpaceX:   Test des Rettungssystems von Crew Dragon ist „bilderbuchmäßig“ abgelaufen

Der Test des Rettungssystems der Crew Dragon-Kapsel von SpaceX vom vergangenen Sonntag ist „bilderbuchmäßig“ abgelaufen. Das teilte der Konzern in seinem vorläufigen Bericht mit. Der Test habe gezeigt, dass die Kapsel mit der Mannschaft nach einem Fehler an der Trägerrakete durch die Retroraketen sicher von dem […]

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These twin rovers might explore the moon together one day

Astronauts aren’t the only ones who will have to work together on future crewed missions.

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Firefly Aerospace rocket engine test ends in fire (video)

Firefly Aerospace is opening up about a fire that broke out during a recent rocket engine test, releasing video of the event as it investigates the cause of the failure.

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China readies its new deep-space crew capsule for 1st test flight

A Chinese next-generation spacecraft for taking astronauts to low Earth orbit and beyond has arrived at a coastal spaceport in preparation for a test flight.

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Operate a NASA Great Observatory With New VR Experience

A new virtual reality experience lets users get a taste of what it’s like to explore the cosmos with the Spitzer Space Telescope, one of NASA’s four Great Observatories.

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‚Assembler‘ robots could build solar arrays and more on the moon

Could robots help power NASA’s quest to return humans to the moon?

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World / Welt

Northrop Grumman names Cygnus spacecraft for first African American astronaut

The first African American to be selected as an astronaut is being remembered with the naming of a space station cargo capsule set to launch during Black History Month.

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Russland und Kasachstan verzichten auf bemannte Starts vom Komplex Baiterek

Kasachstan hat dem Vorschlag Russlands zugestimmt, vom gemeinsamen Raumfahrtkomplexe Baiterek auf dem Kosmodrom Baikonur (Kasachstan) keine bemannten Starts durchzuführen. Das hat der kasachische Minister für Digitalentwicklung, Innovation sowie Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie, Askar Shumagalijew, am Donnerstag in der Hauptstadt Nur-Sultan mitgeteilt. Dadurch würden die Kosten für die geplante […]

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René Pischel:  ESA gibt Ariane 6 und Vega C den Vorzug –   Auch weiter Sojus-Starts in Kourou geplant

Die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA wird ihren neuen Trägerraketen Ariane 6 und Vega C im kommenden Jahrzehnt den Vorzug bei den Starts ihrer Satelliten geben. Zugleich werde man weiterhin russische Sojus-Raketen für kommerzielle Starts vom europäischen Weltraumbahnhof Kourou in Französisch-Guyana nutzen, sagte der ESA-Vertreter in Moskau, René Pischel, der Nachrichtenagentur RIA […]

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Is the Moon a Stepping Stone or a Cornerstone for Mars?

New legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would radically shift NASA’s human spaceflight efforts away from the Moon and back to Mars.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 rover photobombed by mysterious ‚High Bay Bob‘ in sunglasses

If you’ve been paying attention to the space engineers readying NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, you may have noticed a recent surprise visitor in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.

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NASA, Partners Name Ocean Studying Satellite for Noted Earth Scientist

NASA and several partners announced Tuesday they have renamed a key ocean observation satellite launching this fall in honor of Earth scientist Michael Freilich, who retired last year as head of NASA’s Earth Science division, a position he held since 2006.

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Northrop Grumman names Cygnus spacecraft for first African American astronaut

The first African American to be selected as an astronaut is being remembered with the naming of a space station cargo capsule set to launch during Black History Month.

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Russland und Kasachstan verzichten auf bemannte Starts vom Komplex Baiterek

Kasachstan hat dem Vorschlag Russlands zugestimmt, vom gemeinsamen Raumfahrtkomplexe Baiterek auf dem Kosmodrom Baikonur (Kasachstan) keine bemannten Starts durchzuführen. Das hat der kasachische Minister für Digitalentwicklung, Innovation sowie Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie, Askar Shumagalijew, am Donnerstag in der Hauptstadt Nur-Sultan mitgeteilt. Dadurch würden die Kosten für die geplante […]

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René Pischel:  ESA gibt Ariane 6 und Vega C den Vorzug –   Auch weiter Sojus-Starts in Kourou geplant

Die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA wird ihren neuen Trägerraketen Ariane 6 und Vega C im kommenden Jahrzehnt den Vorzug bei den Starts ihrer Satelliten geben. Zugleich werde man weiterhin russische Sojus-Raketen für kommerzielle Starts vom europäischen Weltraumbahnhof Kourou in Französisch-Guyana nutzen, sagte der ESA-Vertreter in Moskau, René Pischel, der Nachrichtenagentur RIA […]

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Is the Moon a Stepping Stone or a Cornerstone for Mars?

New legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would radically shift NASA’s human spaceflight efforts away from the Moon and back to Mars.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 rover photobombed by mysterious ‚High Bay Bob‘ in sunglasses

If you’ve been paying attention to the space engineers readying NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, you may have noticed a recent surprise visitor in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.

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NASA, Partners Name Ocean Studying Satellite for Noted Earth Scientist

NASA and several partners announced Tuesday they have renamed a key ocean observation satellite launching this fall in honor of Earth scientist Michael Freilich, who retired last year as head of NASA’s Earth Science division, a position he held since 2006.

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via Earth News http://www.nasa.gov/

Science / Wissenschaft

Langzeit-Astronauten sollen psychologische Unterstützung von Maschinen bekommen

Die Crew für Missionen tief in den Weltraum muss über Monate oder Jahre eng zusammenleben und arbeiten. Kann emotionale künstliche Intelligenz dabei helfen?

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via heise online News https://www.heise.de/

How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds

Thousands of computers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate. Collectively known as NASA’s Discover supercomputer, they’re now also sussing out whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system could support life.

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via Kepler News and Features http://www.nasa.gov/

Why physicists are determined to prove Galileo and Einstein wrong

Physicists dropped objects on a satellite for two years to test Galileo’s theory of falling objects.

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How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds

Thousands of computers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate. Collectively known as NASA’s Discover supercomputer, they’re now also sussing out whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system could support life.

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

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