Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 19.03.20

Front Page / Titelseite


Neue ESO-Studie bewertet den Einfluss von Satellitenkonstellationen auf astronomische Beobachtungen

Die Studie kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass große Teleskope wie das Very Large Telescope (VLT) der ESO und das kommende Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) der ESO von den in der Entwicklung befindlichen Konstellationen „mäßig beeinflusst“ werden. Der Effekt ist bei Langzeitbelichtungen (von etwa 1000 s) stärker ausgeprägt, von denen bis zu 3% in der Dämmerung, der Zeit zwischen Morgengrauen und Sonnenaufgang und zwischen Sonnenuntergang und…

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ExoMars: Start des ESA-Marsrovers erst 2022

Im Sommer sollte der ExoMars-Rover der europäischen Weltraumagentur ESA und der russischen Raumfahrtbehörde Roscosmos mit zweijähriger Verspätung zum Roten Planeten starten und dort nach Lebensspuren suchen. Heute teilten ESA und Roscosmos mit, dass der Start auf das Jahr 2022 verschoben wird. Es seien noch weitere Tests bei verschiedenen Komponenten nötig. (12. März 2020)

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ExoMars-Start zum Roten Planeten in 2022

Die Europäische Weltraumorganisation (ESA) und das Staatsunternehmen für Weltraumtätigkeit Roscosmos haben beschlossen, den Start der zweiten ExoMars-Mission zur Erkundung des Roten Planeten auf 2022 zu verschieben.

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ExoMars to take off for the Red Planet in 2022

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the second ExoMars mission to study the Red Planet to 2022.

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Europe’s ExoMars rover launch delayed to 2022 due to parachute problems

European and Russian space leaders have decided to postpone the launch of the ExoMars rover until 2022 due to issues with its parachutes and electronic equipment.

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Europe’s ExoMars rover launch delayed to 2022 due to parachute problems

European and Russian space leaders have decided to postpone the launch of the ExoMars rover until 2022 due to issues with its parachutes and electronic equipment.

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European Gateway experiment will monitor radiation in deep space

The first science experiments that will be hosted on the Gateway, the international research outpost orbiting the Moon, have been selected by ESA and NASA. Europe’s contribution will monitor radiation to gain a complete understanding of cosmic and solar rays in unexplored areas as the orbital outpost is assembled around the Moon.

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NASA OIG: The SLS Mobile Launcher Program Has Big Problems

„NASA has greatly exceeded its cost and schedule targets in developing ML-1. As of January 2020, modification of ML-1 to accommodate the SLS has cost $693 million–$308 million more than the Agency’s March 2014 budget estimate–and is running more than 3 years behind schedule.

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Here’s How Scientists Mapped the Perseverance Rover’s Landing Site

The maps will help plan scientific field trips for the rover as it explores an ancient river delta.

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Over budget, behind schedule: NASA’s SLS megarocket faces congressional review

NASA’s forthcoming moon rocket program is so costly that the agency will need to let Congress know of budgetary overruns while reviewing the program, NASA’s inspector general said.

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Sun / Sonne

The sun has an ‚Old Faithful‘ geyser made of plasma

The sun is a roiling, boiling ball of plasma, constantly churning and turning itself inside out.

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

SpaceX kündigt ersten bemannten Crew Dragon-Flug zur ISS für Mai an

Die Präsidentin und Operations-Chefin von SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, hat für Mai den ersten bemannten Flug des Crew Dragon zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS angekündigt. An der Demo-2-Mission nähmen zwei Astronauten teil, sagte sie auf der Konferenz Satellite 2020 in Washington. Bis dahin stehe ihrem Unternehmen und der US-Luft-

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ISS-Experiment ICARUS hat begonnen

Das deutsch-russische Beobachtungssystem für Tierwanderungen ICARUS (International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space) ist jetzt auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS in Betrieb gegangen. Der ursprünglich für Juli 2019 geplante Start war aufgrund eines technischen Defekts verschoben worden. Mit dem Kooperationsprojekt der russischen Raumfahrtbehörde GK Roskosmos und des Deutschen Zentrums für […]

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Station Works External Science, Maintenance Before Next Crew Launch

The Expedition 62 crew took a break today from its weeks-long space biology research aboard the International Space Station. Instead, the orbital residents focused on setting up an external science payload and maintaining life support systems.

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Cardiac Research, Bone Studies on Station Promote Advanced Therapies on Earth

New cardiac research is beginning today on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Jessica Meir is installing gear that will support heart cells being produced inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. Those cells will be compared to cultures on Earth to promote regenerative cell therapies.

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Neue ISS-Besatzung startet ohne Anwesenheit der Presse zur ISS –   Starts in Kourou ausgesetzt

Der Start der neuen russisch-amerikanischen Besatzung zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS findet am 9. April auf dem Kosmodrom Baikonur (Kasachstan) ohne Anwesenheit der Presse statt. Der Grund seien verschärfte Schutzmaßnahmen der kasachischen Behörden, um die weitere Verbreitung des Coronavirus zu verhindern, teilte die GK Roskosmos mit. Deshalb […]

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Next Space Station Crew Takes a Break From Training

Expedition 63 crewmembers Chris Cassidy of NASA (left) and Anatoly Ivanishin (center) and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos (right) pose for pictures in front of a Soyuz trainer.

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Crew Explores Heart Cells, Genetic Expression for Earth and Space Benefits

The Expedition 62 crew focused on a variety of human research and space biology studies aboard the International Space Station today. Back on Earth, three new crewmembers are in training in Russia before their mission begins in April.

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Earth / Erde

China’s new navigation system is nearly complete with penultimate Beidou satellite launch

The Chinese Beidou satellite navigation system is almost finished, thanks to the launch of a new satellite this week.

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Earth from Space: Victoria Falls

In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, which lies along the course of the Zambezi River.

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Amazon deforestation looks set to hit a record high in 2020

Deforestation of the Amazon has continued at record levels this year, leading observers to warn the rainforest is disappearing faster than ever before

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Italy’s coronavirus response dramatically reduces air pollution emissions, satellites show

As the world scrambles to confront the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, Italy has been forced to take such dramatic measures that the country’s emissions have changed, as seen from space.

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Satellite images show Iran’s mass graves for coronavirus victims

New satellite images show Iranian authorities digging large numbers of graves in the Qom area, which media reports say is due to the growing numbers of coronavirus victims in the country.

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Coronavirus: Rückgang der Stickstoffdioxid-Emissionen über Italien

Neue Daten des Copernicus Sentinel-5P Satelliten zeigen den Rückgang der Luftverschmutzung, insbesondere der Stickstoffdioxid-Emissionen, über Italien. Dieser Rückgang ist besonders in  Norditalien sichtbar, seit das Land zur Verhinderung der Ausbreitung des Coronavirus eine Sperrzone ist.

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Astronauts celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020 with photos of Ireland from space

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the International Space Station, NASA astronauts share photos of Ireland from space.

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Falcon 9 bringt weitere 60 Starlink-Kommunikationssatelliten auf die Umlaufbahn

Eine Falcon 9-Trägerrakete von SpaceX hat am Mittwoch weitere 60 Starlink-Kommunikationssatelliten auf die Umlaufbahn gebracht. Sie stieg um 13.16 Uhr deutscher Zeit vom Weltraumbahnhof Cape Canaveral (Florida) auf. Damit erhöht sich die Zahl dieser Satelliten auf nunmehr 360 Stück. Der Start gelang, obwohl eines der neun […]

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SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, misses rocket landing

SpaceX successfully launched a new batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit today (March 18), but was unable to stick a rocket landing at sea to cap the mission.

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SpaceX now targeting Wednesday for next Starlink launch. Here’s how to watch live.

SpaceX will add 60 more satellites to its Starlink internet megaconstellation tomorrow morning (March 18), and you can watch the liftoff live. Launch is scheduled to take place at 8:16 a.m. EDT (1216 GMT).

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Moon / Mond

India’s Chandrayaan 2 is Creating the Highest Resolution Map We Have of the Moon

India’s space organization, ISRO, launched Chandrayaan 2 to the Moon last year in July. While its lander Vikram crashed on the lunar surface on September 7, the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter continues to orbit the Moon. The Chandrayaan 2 orbiter hosts an extensive set of instruments to map the Moon and now we get a peek …

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NASA-Generalinspekteur: Rückkehr zum Mond dürfte 50 Milliarden kosten

Der Preis für die angestrebte Rückkehr der NASA zum Mond wird immer höher: Der NASA-Prüfer erwartet Kosten von 50 Milliarden US-Dollar bis 2024.

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Gateway Is An Option – Not A Feature – For The Moon 2024 Thing

The head of NASA’s human exploration program said today that the lunar Gateway that has been a linchpin of the Artemis program no longer is a mandatory component of getting astronauts back on the Moon by 2024. NASA has decided to „decouple“ getting to the Moon „fast“ versus getting there „sustainably“ and Gateway is not needed to get there fast. This dramatic turnaround was driven by the need to meet the Trump Administration’s deadline to put astronauts on the lunar surface before the end of a second Trump term if he is reelected.“

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NASA verschiebt Gateway-Projekt –   Ziel der bemannten Mondlandung für 2024 bleibt aber

Die US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA verschiebt den Baubeginn für das Gateway-Projekt. Die Raumstation, die den Erdtrabanten umkreisen soll, werde jetzt zu einem späteren Zeitraum errichtet, meldet das Webportal spacenews.com. Es beruft sich dabei auf den Vize-NASA-Chef für bemannte Programme und Operationen, Doug Loverro. Der hatte betont, dass die Mondstation nicht […]

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NASA’s ‚critical path‘ to the moon no longer requires a Lunar Gateway: Report

NASA has removed the Lunar Gateway from its „critical path“ to return humans to the moon by 2024. But the agency has assured that it isn’t casting aside its plan for a moon-orbiting space station.

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

Ammonium salts found on Rosetta’s comet

Scientists have detected ammonium salts on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (shown in this image on the right) by analysing data collected by the Visible, Infrared and Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) on ESA’s Rosetta mission between August 2014 and May 2015.

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Mars may once have had right conditions for RNA to develop into life

When Mars was young, parts of the planet may have been able to sustain RNA, a molecule that probably played a key role in the beginnings of life on Earth

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Weird! Mercury’s scorching temps may actually lead to ice.

Could Mercury’s close orbit to the sun help the planet generate ice? This sounds like a paradox, but a new study shows how it could happen.

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Ammonium salts found on Rosetta’s comet

Scientists have detected ammonium salts on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (shown in this image on the right) by analysing data collected by the Visible, Infrared and Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) on ESA’s Rosetta mission between August 2014 and May 2015.

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Mars may once have had right conditions for RNA to develop into life

When Mars was young, parts of the planet may have been able to sustain RNA, a molecule that probably played a key role in the beginnings of life on Earth

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Weird! Mercury’s scorching temps may actually lead to ice.

Could Mercury’s close orbit to the sun help the planet generate ice? This sounds like a paradox, but a new study shows how it could happen.

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Politics / Politik

Rogosin spricht in Rätseln

Der Chef der GK Roskosmos, Dmitri Rogosin, gibt der russischen Raumfahrtgemeinde ein Rätsel auf. Er halte es für „äußerst wichtig, unverzüglich“ mit der Entwicklung eines neuen bemannten Raumschiffes für den niedrigen Erdorbit zu beginnen, sagte er nach Agenturberichten am Freitag auf einer Festveranstaltung zum 60. Jahrestag […]

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Technology / Technologie

SpaceX’s Starship will soon be made of different stuff

SpaceX built its first few Starship prototypes out of a stainless-steel alloy known as 301. But aerospace engineers have been using that particular metallic blend since the middle of the last century, and it’s time for a change, Elon Musk said.

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SpaceX selected to launch Intelsat telecom satellite, NASA pollution monitor

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch an Intelsat communications satellite with a NASA-funded air pollution monitor to be positioned over the Americas in 2022, officials announced Tuesday.

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Final AEHF satellite mated to Atlas 5 launcher at Cape Canaveral

The sixth and final satellite in the U.S. Space Force’s network of secure, jam-resistant AEHF communications satellites has been installed on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral for liftoff March 21. Built by Lockheed Martin, the spacecraft was encapsulated inside the Atlas 5’s payload shroud — built in Switzerland by RUAG Space — and transported to the Vertical Integration Facility near Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 launch pad Wednesday.

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These two tiny spacecraft will help pave the way for astronauts to return to the moon

If NASA astronauts land on the moon as planned in 2024, they’ll have an advantage their Apollo predecessors lacked: insights gathered by tiny robotic spacecraft that visit the moon before them.

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Italian maker of Vega rocket says launch remains on track for later this month

The head of Italian rocket-maker Avio said Thursday that preparations are proceeding without interruption for the launch of a Vega rocket later this month in French Guiana, but officials have adjusted work schedules at the company’s Vega manufacturing plant near Rome in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Nachrichtenagentur TASS:  Sojus- und Progress-Nachfolger entsteht auf der Basis von Orjol  

Das Geheimnis des Chefs der GK Roskosmos, Dmitri Rogosin, scheint gelöst. Das neue russische Raumschiff, das die Sojus– und Progress-Kapseln ablösen soll, entsteht auf der Basis des künftigen Mondraumschiffes Orjol (Adler), meldet die Moskauer Nachrichtenagentur TASS am Samstag unter Berufung auf eine nicht näher genannte Quelle. Mit der Ausarbeitung der

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Space-based astronomy is our future (op-ed)

A vigorous and well-funded program of space-based astronomy is a critical foundation of future space development and settlement, especially as satellite megaconstellations make Earth-based observations more difficult.

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Russland startet Glonass-M-Navigationssatelliten

Russland hat am Montag einen neuen Navigationssatelliten gestartet. Die Sojus-2.1b-Trägerrakete mit Glonass-M an der Spitze stieg um 19.28 Uhr deutscher Zeit in Plessezk im Gebiet Archangelsk auf, teilte das Verteidigungsministerium in Moskau mit.

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Test Version of Orion Capsule Recovered in the Pacific Ocean

With the USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) in the distance, helicopters from the HSC-23 squadron fly by a test version of an Orion capsule during Underway Recover y Test-8 in the Pacific Ocean.

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Soyuz rocket launches Glonass-M navigation satellite for Russian military

A Soyuz rocket launched a new navigation satellite into orbit for Russia’s military forces on Monday (March 16) in a dazzling nighttime liftoff from a snowy launchpad.

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China’s new Long March 7A rocket fails in debut launch: reports

The next-gen Long March 7A booster failed today (March 16) on its debut mission, which aimed to loft a classified satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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NASA is working with university teams to develop tiny tech for space trips

While NASA has big plans to return humans to the moon in 2024, the agency is also thinking small by working to support the development of tiny robots and satellites.

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China announces failure in first launch of new Long March 7A rocket

A Chinese Long March 7A rocket failed to place a secret payload into orbit Monday, casting doubt on planned flights by the country’s other launchers that use similar engines.

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Vega rocket’s new 3D-printed thrust chamber passes critical hot-fire test (video)

A successful firing test shows that Europe’s lightweight Vega launcher is well on its way to cheaper and more efficient launches in 2025, officials say.

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World / Welt

Heads of ESA and Roscosmos discuss future of ExoMars

On 12 March ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin will meet by videoconference to discuss the ExoMars project and its progress towards launch readiness.

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Chrunitschew-Tochter ILS darf Sojus-Raketen in den USA vermarkten

Die amerikanische Tochtergesellschaft des Moskauer Chrunitschew-Zentrums, International Launch Service (ILS), darf jetzt auch Sojus-Mittelklasseträgerraketen in den USA vermarkten. Das gelte auch für den Weltraumtourismus, teilte ILS mit.

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ZPK trifft für neue ISS-Besatzung zusätzliche Schutzmaßnahmen gegen das Coronavirus

Für die ohnehin stark abgeschirmte Besatzung des Raumschiffes Sojus MS-16, die am 9. April zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS fliegt, sind zusätzliche Maßnahmen getroffen worden, um sie vor dem Coronavirus zu schützen. So wurde ihr der traditionelle Besuch an der Kremlmauer verboten, berichtet die Nachrichtenagentur RIA Nowosti am Donnerstag. Sie beruft […]

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket debuts on display at Space Center Houston

You can now get up close, around and even under the first commercial rocket launch two missions for NA

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Coronavirus und die Fürsorgepflicht der ESA

Angesichts der bedeutenden Entwicklungen der Coronavirus-Situation und der jüngsten Richtlinien in unseren Gastgeberländern hat die ESA Schritte unternommen, um die Durchführung ihrer kritischen Aufgaben zu gewährleisten und gleichzeitig ihrer Sorgfaltspflicht und ihrer sozialen Verantwortung nachzukommen.

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Coronavirus and ESA’s duty of care

With significant developments in the coronavirus situation and recent directives in our host nations, ESA has taken steps ensure the operation of its critical tasks while carefully reinforcing its duty of care and social responsibility.

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Russland verschiebt Feierlichkeiten zum Tag der Raumfahrt

Russland verschiebt wegen der Corona-Krise die diesjährigen Feierlichkeiten zum Tag der Raumfahrt am 12. April. Ein neues Datum sei aber noch nicht festgelegt worden, teilte der Pressedienst der GK Roskosmos am Dienstag mit. In diesem Jahr wird an diesem Tag an den historischen Flug von Juri Gagarin als erster Mensch […]

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NASA Administrator March 17 Statement on Agency Response to Coronavirus

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine statement about agency status of COVID-19 response.

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Arianespace Halts Launches From Guiana

„Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the need to fully implement the measures decided by the French government, launch campaigns underway at the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in French Guiana have been suspended.

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European spaceport in South America suspends launches due to coronavirus

Launches from Europe’s chief spaceport, the Guiana Space Center, have been suspended indefinitely because of the COVID-19 outbreak, European officials announced today (March 16).

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Soyuz launch preps in Kazakhstan proceed despite travel restrictions

While Arianespace missions from French Guiana have been suspended in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the company says a Soyuz rocket launch from Kazakhstan is set to go ahead Saturday with 34 more OneWeb broadband satellites.

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Mission Control adjusts to coronavirus conditions

Responsible for spacecraft orbiting Earth, the Sun and exploring the Solar System, teams at ESA’s ESOC mission control deal with in-flight challenges every day, from faulty hardware, problematic software and hazardous space debris to computer viruses that could affect ground stations.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Full space industry coverage

Space.com will keep you up to date on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on space exploration and missions, including astronomy conference and launch delays, cancellations and more.

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Science / Wissenschaft

Getting sick in space: How would NASA handle an astronaut disease outbreak?

As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, it’s interesting to ponder what would happen if such a virus were to spread in space.

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Growing stem cells for deep space exploration

Radiation protection is the final frontier in human space exploration.

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Wissenschaftler:  Asteroid Ryugu ist wahrscheinlich Bindeglied der Planetenbildung

Das Sonnensystem mit den Planeten hat sich vor rund 4,5 Milliarden Jahren gebildet. Zahlreiche bruchstückhafte „Zeitzeugen“ dieser frühen Phase ziehen bis heute als Asteroiden ihre Bahnen um die Sonne. Rund Dreiviertel davon sind kohlenstoffreiche C-Typ-Asteroiden, so auch 162173 Ryugu, der 2018 und 2019 das Ziel der japanischen […]

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The Next 10 Years

Six scientists share the major planetary science discoveries of the past decade, and the questions that will drive the next 10 years of solar system exploration.

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Rocky asteroid Ryugu got its rubble from a porous parent, study finds

The rocky object that spawned the asteroid Ryugu may have been extraordinarily porous, a new study finds.

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History / Geschichte

NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Available for Interviews Before Launch

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy will be available for live satellite interviews from 7 to 8:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 19, before launching on a six-and-a-half month mission aboard the International Space Station.

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Apollo 9 Takes the Lunar Module for a Test Drive

When Apollo 9 in March 1969 human spaceflight, it was the second crewed mission and the countdown to Apollo 11.

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Apollo 13 in Real Time website offers new insight into mission, 50 years later

„I’m naturally concerned. How do things look this morning?“ It is 7:06 a.m. CDT on April 14, 1970. Ten hours earlier, almost to the minute, an explosion aboard Apollo 13 put the mission into peril.

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Kalenderblatt:  Vor 55 Jahren stieg Alexej Leonow als erster Mensch in den freien Raum aus

Vor 55 Jahren ist der sowjetische Kosmonaut Alexej Leonow als erster Mensch in den freien Raum ausgestiegen. Am 18. März 1965 verließ er für 20 Minuten das Raumschiff Woßchod-2 und verbrachte 12 Minuten und 9 Sekunden außerhalb der Wolga-Schleusenkammer. Nur mit einer Sicherungs- und Versorgungsleine verbunden, […]

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NASA Administrator Statement on Apollo Astronaut Al Worden

NASA sends its condolences to the family and loved ones of Apollo astronaut Al Worden, an astronaut whose achievements in space and on Earth will not be forgotten.

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