Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 02.07.20

Front Page / Titelseite

Title image credit (illustration): NPO Lavochkin

Please note: this is the last issue before summer vacation periode. Next issue will be published on August, 13th.

ESA listens in on black hole mission

European and Russian specialists recently worked together to catch signals from an astrophysical observatory mission, now mapping X-ray sources in our galaxy and beyond, discovering previously unknown supermassive black holes.

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Russkij kosmos sieht Unzulänglichkeiten beim Crew Dragon von SpaceX

Die Moskauer Raumfahrtzeitschrift Russkij kosmos (Der russische Kosmos) ist bei einer Analyse des neuen kommerziellen bemannten Raumschiffs Crew Dragon von SpaceX auf Unzulänglichkeiten gestoßen. Dabei geht es vor allem um die Anordnung der Triebwerke für das Notfallrettungssystem, die Disproportionen der Landekapsel und die Lage der Toilette […]

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#6: Start of assembly and integration for JUICE

Despite certain operational difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the assembly and integration of the flight model for ESA’s JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft has continued with few delays during the first six months of the year.

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How will astronauts poop on the moon? New NASA challenge aims to flush this mystery

In a new contest, NASA is calling on innovators from around the world to develop a new space toilet that would work not just in microgravity such as aboard the International Space Station, but also in lunar gravity aboard a future lunar lander.

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Vega rocket may attempt return to flight with 53-satellite launch tonight. Here’s how to watch.

An Arianespace Vega rocket is ready for an epic return to flight, as the European booster prepares to carry 53 satellites into orbit tonight (June 28).

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SpaceX’s 1st Crew Dragon for astronauts aces tests in space, could land Aug. 2

SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon to carry astronauts is passing all tests and could return to Earth as soon as August 2nd.

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Launch of NASA’s next Mars rover delayed again by ‚contamination concern‘ on the ground

The launch of NASA’s next Mars rover has been delayed to no earlier than July 22 due to a contamination issue with ground support equipment.

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Launch of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover delayed to July 22

he launch of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has been delayed two days to July 22 after an issue with ground support equipment at the Kennedy Space Center held up encapsulation of the spacecraft inside the payload fairing of its Atlas 5 rocket.

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NASA delays Mars rover launch to no earlier than July 30

A technical issue with the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket that will send NASA’s $2.4 billion Perseverance rover toward Mars has pushed the mission’s launch date back to no earlier than July 30, nearly two weeks into a month-long window for the rover to head to the Red Planet, or else face a two-year delay.

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NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions

NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters to support as many as six additional flights, for a total of up to nine Artemis missions.

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NASA to Use Pulsar Navigation for Deep Space Missions

NICER and SEXTANT demonstrate XNAV pulsar navigation system that may be used on Artemis.

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NASA developing plans to fly astronauts on suborbital rockets

NASA says it is interested in flying astronauts and scientists on commercial suborbital vehicles, like those being tested by Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin, to provide additional training and research opportunities augmenting missions to the orbiting International Space Station.

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Sun / Sonne

Solar Orbiter ready for science despite COVID-19 setbacks

ESA’s Solar Orbiter has successfully completed four months of painstaking technical verification, known as commissioning. Despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the spacecraft is now ready to begin performing science as it continues its cruise towards the Sun.

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

ISS:   US-Astronauten unternahmen ersten von vier Ausstiegen zum Batteriewechsel –   Aufgaben übererfüllt

Die US-Astronauten Chris Cassidy und Bob Behnken haben am Freitag den ersten von vier Ausstiegen aus der Internationalen Raumstation ISS unternommen. Sie übererfüllten dabei in 6:07 Stunden ihr Programm und ersetzten statt drei gleich fünf von sechs Wasserstoff-Nickel- durch Lithium-Ionen-Batterien, teilte das Flugleitzentrum in Houston (Texas) mit.

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Airbus und ESA vereinbaren Fortführung der ISS-Nutzung

Die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA hat mit Airbus, Europas führendem Raumfahrtunternehmen, eine neue jährliche Vereinbarung zur Weiterführung von Betrieb und Nutzung der europäischen Anteile an der Internationalen Raumstation ISS unterzeichnet.

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An Astronaut’s View of Work

Spacewalkers Bob Behnken (left) and Chris Cassidy (right) in the Quest Airlock on June 26, 2020, before beginning a spacewalk to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the International Space Station.

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Cassidy and Behnken Conclude Spacewalk to Replace Batteries

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken concluded their spacewalk at 1:39 p.m. EDT, after six hours and seven minutes. The two NASA astronauts completed all the work planned for this first of four spacewalks to replace batteries that provide power for the station’s solar arrays on the starboard truss of the complex as well as initial tasks originally planned for the second scheduled spacewalk next Wednesday. The new batteries provide an improved and

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Crew Focusing on Science Today as Spacewalk Nears

The Expedition 63 crew lightened up on spacewalk preparations and focused its attention on a variety of research hardware today. The International Space Station residents also brushed up on their medical emergency skills while tending a pair of resupply ships.

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Russia, Space Adventures to fly 2 tourists to space station in 2023. (Spacewalk included!)

A U.S. space tourism company has booked two passenger seats on a Russian Soyuz capsule headed to the International Space Station in 2023, and one of those tourists will take part in a spacewalk.

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Axiom Space picks Thales Alenia to build commercial space station modules

A new commercial agreement marks a step forward in the quest to add a new module to the International Space Station — one that will become an independent space station after the massive lab’s tenure.

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Astronauts Finalize Preps Before Wednesday’s Battery Spacewalk

The Expedition 63 crew is set for its second spacewalk on Wednesday at 7:35 a.m. EDT to continue upgrading International Space Station power systems. Commander Chris Cassidy will lead the spacewalk and exit the Quest airlock in the U.S. spacesuit with the red stripes. He’ll be followed by Flight Engineer Bob Behnken in his spacesuit with no stripes.

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Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There’s Another Piece of Space Junk

Oops. Dropping a mirror on Earth is only minor cause for concern, perhaps about the potential of some upcoming bad luck. Dropping a mirror while on a spacewalk means creating a potentially dangerous new piece of space junk, all while thousands of people watch it happen, streaming live.   A small mirror came loose from …

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ISS:   US-Astronauten unternahmen ersten von vier Ausstiegen zum Batteriewechsel –   Aufgaben übererfüllt

Die US-Astronauten Chris Cassidy und Bob Behnken haben am Freitag den ersten von vier Ausstiegen aus der Internationalen Raumstation ISS unternommen. Sie übererfüllten dabei in 6:07 Stunden ihr Programm und ersetzten statt drei gleich fünf von sechs Wasserstoff-Nickel- durch Lithium-Ionen-Batterien, teilte das Flugleitzentrum in Houston (Texas) mit.

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Airbus und ESA vereinbaren Fortführung der ISS-Nutzung

Die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA hat mit Airbus, Europas führendem Raumfahrtunternehmen, eine neue jährliche Vereinbarung zur Weiterführung von Betrieb und Nutzung der europäischen Anteile an der Internationalen Raumstation ISS unterzeichnet.

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An Astronaut’s View of Work

Spacewalkers Bob Behnken (left) and Chris Cassidy (right) in the Quest Airlock on June 26, 2020, before beginning a spacewalk to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the International Space Station.

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Cassidy and Behnken Conclude Spacewalk to Replace Batteries

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken concluded their spacewalk at 1:39 p.m. EDT, after six hours and seven minutes. The two NASA astronauts completed all the work planned for this first of four spacewalks to replace batteries that provide power for the station’s solar arrays on the starboard truss of the complex as well as initial tasks originally planned for the second scheduled spacewalk next Wednesday. The new batteries provide an improved and

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Crew Focusing on Science Today as Spacewalk Nears

The Expedition 63 crew lightened up on spacewalk preparations and focused its attention on a variety of research hardware today. The International Space Station residents also brushed up on their medical emergency skills while tending a pair of resupply ships.

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Russia, Space Adventures to fly 2 tourists to space station in 2023. (Spacewalk included!)

A U.S. space tourism company has booked two passenger seats on a Russian Soyuz capsule headed to the International Space Station in 2023, and one of those tourists will take part in a spacewalk.

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Axiom Space picks Thales Alenia to build commercial space station modules

A new commercial agreement marks a step forward in the quest to add a new module to the International Space Station — one that will become an independent space station after the massive lab’s tenure.

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Astronauts Finalize Preps Before Wednesday’s Battery Spacewalk

The Expedition 63 crew is set for its second spacewalk on Wednesday at 7:35 a.m. EDT to continue upgrading International Space Station power systems. Commander Chris Cassidy will lead the spacewalk and exit the Quest airlock in the U.S. spacesuit with the red stripes. He’ll be followed by Flight Engineer Bob Behnken in his spacesuit with no stripes.

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Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There’s Another Piece of Space Junk

Oops. Dropping a mirror on Earth is only minor cause for concern, perhaps about the potential of some upcoming bad luck. Dropping a mirror while on a spacewalk means creating a potentially dangerous new piece of space junk, all while thousands of people watch it happen, streaming live.   A small mirror came loose from …

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Earth / Erde

Earth from Space: Peruvian Andes

In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Andes mountains, in southern Peru, are featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission

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Roter Kamm impact crater

Asteroid Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Roter Kamm impact crater in Namibia.

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Moon / Mond

Why is the far side of the moon so weird? Scientists may have solved a lunar mystery

The moon’s mysterious far side is so much different than its near side, which we see in the night sky, and now scientists think they know why.

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Do We Now Understand Why the Moon’s Near and Far Sides Look So Dramatically Different?

The Moon is easily the most well-studied object in the Solar System, (other than Earth, of course.) But it still holds some puzzles for scientists. Why, for instance, is one side of the Moon so different from the other? The Moon is tidally-locked to Earth, so prior to space-flight, we only knew the one side. …

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

Europa Explorer: Vorbereitungen für Feldtests laufen

Wie könnten man den unter der eisigen Oberfläche des Jupitermonds Europa vermuteten Ozean erkunden und dort nach potentiellem Leben suchen? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, entwickelt man in Bremen gerade autonome Tauchroboter, die selbstständig Messungen durchführen und eine ganze Reihe von Entscheidungen autonom treffen können. Aktuell werden umfassende Feldtests vorbereitet. (29. Juni 2020)

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Here’s How Perseverance’s Helicopter Sidekick Will Deploy on Mars

When NASA’s new Perseverance Martian rover launches in a little over a month it will have a small robotic stow-away on board.  Ingenuity is a small helicopter, with a fuselage about the size of a softball and two extending rotors that measure about 4 feet across.  It was attached to the bottom of the rover’s …

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The ancient lakeshore of Jezero crater on Mars

Image: The ancient lakeshore of Jezero crater on Mars

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Mars Express helps uncover the secrets of Perseverance landing site

Two studies based on ESA’s Mars Express observations of Jezero crater, the future landing site for NASA’s 2020 Mars Perseverance rover, have shed light on how and when this intriguing area formed – and identified the regions most likely to reveal signs of ancient life.

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Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

Hubble Sees a Cosmic Flapping ‚Bat Shadow‘

The „Bat Shadow“ is the nickname Hubble astronomers gave to a huge shadow cast by a young star’s planet-forming disk in 2018. Resembling a pair of wings, the striking image is actually a shadow on a more distant cloud—like a fly wandering into the beam of a flashlight shining on a wall.

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Hubble Captures Galaxy on Edge

We don’t see the beautiful spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5907 in this Hubble image because we are viewing it edge-on, like looking at the rim of a plate. It is for this reason that NGC 5907 is also known as the Knife Edge galaxy.

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Stunning new Hubble images reveal stars gone haywire [heic2011]

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope demonstrates its full range of imaging capabilities with two new images of planetary nebulae. The images depict two nearby young planetary nebulae, NGC 6302, dubbed the Butterfly Nebula, and NGC 7666.

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Hubble Sees a Cosmic Flapping ‚Bat Shadow‘

The „Bat Shadow“ is the nickname Hubble astronomers gave to a huge shadow cast by a young star’s planet-forming disk in 2018. Resembling a pair of wings, the striking image is actually a shadow on a more distant cloud—like a fly wandering into the beam of a flashlight shining on a wall.

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Hubble Captures Galaxy on Edge

We don’t see the beautiful spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5907 in this Hubble image because we are viewing it edge-on, like looking at the rim of a plate. It is for this reason that NGC 5907 is also known as the Knife Edge galaxy.

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Stunning new Hubble images reveal stars gone haywire [heic2011]

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope demonstrates its full range of imaging capabilities with two new images of planetary nebulae. The images depict two nearby young planetary nebulae, NGC 6302, dubbed the Butterfly Nebula, and NGC 7666.

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Technology / Technologie

SpaceX delays launch of Starlink and BlackSky satellites for more rocket checks

SpaceX called off the launch of its latest Starlink satellite mission Friday (June 26) to allow more time for preflight checks.

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo aces 2nd glide flight over Spaceport America

Virgin Galactic successfully completed a second test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space plane from the company’s New Mexico spaceport on Thursday (June 25).

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Cluster of international satellites ready for ride into orbit on Vega rocket

Debuting a two-tier structure designed to accommodate dozens of small satellites on a single mission, an Italian-made Vega rocket is set for liftoff Saturday night from the northeastern coast of South America on a flight to demonstrate European industry’s answer to growing rideshare launch demand.

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SpaceX postpones Starlink launch

SpaceX scrubbed the planned launch from the Kennedy Space Center of a Falcon 9 rocket Friday with the company’s next 57 Starlink Internet satellites and a pair of commercial Earth-imaging surveillance satellites. Officials did not immediately confirm a new target launch date.

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GPS satellite ready for installation on Falcon 9 rocket for launch next week

The U.S. military’s next GPS navigation satellite moved to a SpaceX launch facility late Thursday at Cape Canaveral, ready for attachment with a Falcon 9 rocket for liftoff June 30 to take the place of an aging GPS spacecraft launched from Florida’s Space Coast more than 20 years ago.

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Launch of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover delayed to July 22

he launch of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover and Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has been delayed two days to July 22 after an issue with ground support equipment at the Kennedy Space Center held up encapsulation of the spacecraft inside the payload fairing of its Atlas 5 rocket.

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SpaceX launches advanced GPS satellite for US Space Force, sticks rocket landing

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched an advanced GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force Tuesday (June 30) then nailed a booster landing at sea.

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Canada is Going to be Building Canadarm3 for the Artemis Missions

When you need a robotic arm in space, you call in the experts. Over the past several decades, the Canadian Space Agency has expertly provided robotic arms for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. And now it will build the next-generation of robotic systems for going to the Moon, called Canadarm3. The CSA says …

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Russland arbeitet offiziell an wiederverwendbarer Raketenstufe für die Angara

Russland arbeitet jetzt offiziell an einer wiederverwendbaren Raketenstufe für den neuen schweren Angara-5-Träger. Am 30. Juni seien entsprechende Veränderungen an dem Projekt angewiesen worden, teilte die GK Roskosmos mit. Danach soll auf der Basis der in der Entwicklung begriffenen modernisierten Angara-A5M und der Angara-A5W die Angara-A5WM

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World / Welt

NASA Awards NOAA’s Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 Spacecraft

On behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colorado, for the Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 (SWFO-L1) spacecraft.

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Space agencies join forces to produce global view of COVID-19 impacts

In an unprecedented collaboration, ESA, NASA and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have created a new tool that combines a wealth of data from Earth-observing satellites to monitor the worldwide impacts of COVID-19. This new online platform is now available to the public.

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ESA sucht neuen Generaldirektor oder neue Generaldirektorin

Die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA sucht per Ausschreibung einen neuen Generaldirektor oder eine neue Generaldirektorin. Bewerbungen in Form eines Anschreibens und eines Lebenslaufes sind spätestens bis zum 31. August an den Leiter der Personalabteilung zu richten, heißt es in der Mitteilung. Anträge können lediglich Staatsangehörige der 22 ESA– Mitgliedsländer einreichen.

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Anna Kikina wird fünfte russische Kosmonautin

Anna Kikina wird voraussichtlich die fünfte russische Kosmonautin. Wenn alles gut gehe, werde sie im Herbst 2022 zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS fliegen, teilte der Chef der Kosmonautenabteilung, Oleg Kononenko, am Freitag mit. Kinina ist seit 2012 in der Abteilung.

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Relativity Space inks deals for California launch pad, Iridium satellite launches

Relativity Space has signed agreements for a new launch site and a new batch of launches destined to blast off from that site.

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Hubble Space Telescope to feature on American Innovation $1 coin

The Hubble Space Telescope will be honored on a new golden dollar coin reflecting the innovation embodied by the orbiting observatory and the U.S. state from where it is managed on the ground.

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NASA Changes its Mind. It Will be Using Previously Flown Crew Dragons and Falcon 9

NASA has announced that starting next year, SpaceX will be able to reuse its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 boosters to send astronauts to the ISS.

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Science / Wissenschaft

Want to learn how to survive on Mars? Look to Antarctica.

One is blinding white and the other a dull, dusty red. But both are cold, barren worlds, difficult to reach and full of tantalizing scientific mysteries.

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Rovers Will be Starting to Make Their Own Decisions About Where to Search for Life

We all know how exploration by rover works. The rover is directed to a location and told to take a sample. Then it subjects that sample to analysis and sends home the results. It’s been remarkably effective. But it’s expensive and time-consuming to send all this data home. Will this way of doing things still …

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Mapping the Early Universe with NASA’s Webb Telescope

Although many other observatories, including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, have previously created „deep fields“ by staring at small areas of the sky for significant chunks of time, the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey, led by Steven L. Finkelstein of the University of Texas at Austin, will be the first for Webb.

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Want to learn how to survive on Mars? Look to Antarctica.

One is blinding white and the other a dull, dusty red. But both are cold, barren worlds, difficult to reach and full of tantalizing scientific mysteries.

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via Space.com https://ift.tt/2CqOJ61

Rovers Will be Starting to Make Their Own Decisions About Where to Search for Life

We all know how exploration by rover works. The rover is directed to a location and told to take a sample. Then it subjects that sample to analysis and sends home the results. It’s been remarkably effective. But it’s expensive and time-consuming to send all this data home. Will this way of doing things still …

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Mapping the Early Universe with NASA’s Webb Telescope

Although many other observatories, including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, have previously created „deep fields“ by staring at small areas of the sky for significant chunks of time, the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey, led by Steven L. Finkelstein of the University of Texas at Austin, will be the first for Webb.

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History / Geschichte

Decisions from the 290th ESA Council meeting

The ESA Council met today in its 290th session and took some important decisions regarding the Executive’s senior management.

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The Apollo Program: How NASA sent astronauts to the moon

An overview of the history and accomplishments of NASA’s Apollo missions.

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