Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 16.11.17

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Video: Cygnus Cargo Craft Rides into Orbit atop Second Upgraded Antares Rocket
Orbital ATK successfully launched an Antares 230 rocket from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located on NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Installed on ISS for Critical Supplies Delivery
The Cygnus S.S. Gene Cernan arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday for a robotic capture and berthing to become a temporary part of the orbiting laboratory for the delivery…
Cygnus Open for Business; Crew Unloading New Bacteria, Plant and Tech Studies
The Expedition 53 astronauts are continuing to unload several thousand pounds of space cargo from the new Cygnus resupply ship that arrived Tuesday morning. Some of the new science cargo…
Cygnus Installed on Station With New Science Experiments
The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:15 a.m. EST. The spacecraft will spend about three…
`Beyond A Year In Space`: Astronaut Scott Kelly`s Epic Documentary Airs on PBS Wednesday (Exclusive Clip)
Twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly were separated for almost a year, undergoing intensive measurements when one was in space and one was on Earth. But that was only the beginning of their…
Mystery of Pluto`s Super-Cold Weather Solved
The more we learn about Pluto, the more interesting the little world becomes. Hydrocarbon particles in Pluto’s atmosphere are responsible for the dwarf planet’s surprisingly low…
Privately Funded Team May Launch Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus
SEATTLE – A privately funded team may beat NASA to the punch when it comes to looking for life on the Saturn moon Enceladus. Breakthrough Initiatives – a program founded by billionaire tech…
Raumfahrtmedizin: Marsmission für Menschen zu gefährlich?
Eine bemannte Mission zum Mars gilt als nächster großer Schritt bei der Erkundung des Sonnensystems durch den Menschen. Die Besatzung einer solchen Expedition müsste dazu lange Zeit in…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 09.11.17

 

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Relive New Horizons Probe`s Historic Discoveries with Epic NASA Video
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American, and that is only one of the records she holds. Still active with NASA, she hopes to spend even more time in…
Breitbart, other conservative outlets escalate anti-SpaceX campaign
The articles began appearing in late August, mostly in conservative publications such as Town Hall, Breitbart, and the Daily Caller and have since continued to trickle out through October….

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 02.11.2017

 

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Die Mission GRACE geht nach 15 erfolgreichen Jahren zu Ende
Gravititationsänderungen messen und den Klimawandel genau dokumentieren Künstlerische Darstellung der GRACE-Satelliten und der Erde Mehr als 15 Jahre lang dokumentierten die…
GRACE mission comes to an end - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – An Earth science mission launched more than 15 years ago has finally come to an end, slightly earlier than previously expected, NASA announced Oct. 27. In a statement, NASA…
GRACE: Erfolgreiche Schwerefeldmission ist beendet
Fünf Jahre lang sollten die beiden Satelliten der Mission GRACE das Schwerefeld der Erde vermessen, nach mehr als 15 Jahren wurde die Mission in der vergangenen Woche für beendet…
Relive New Horizons Probe`s Historic Discoveries with Epic NASA Video
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – NASA is still up to a month away from setting a new target launch date for the first flight of the Space Launch System, but agency officials said they still expected it…
Its Time For The Semiannual SLS Launch Date Slip
„NASA will soon set a new date for the maiden flight of its massive Space Launch System rocket, which will send the Orion spacecraft on a test flight around the Moon. Previously, this…
Foom! NASA Tests Powerful Engine That Will Take Astronauts into Deep Space
Spectacular footage from a rocket engine test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi shows a larger than life cloud of smoke pouring across a field as spectators look on. The video…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 26.10.17

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Relive New Horizons Probe`s Historic Discoveries with Epic NASA Video
When it flew past enigmatic Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft had only just begun its voyage of exploration, and a new video from NASA’s ScienceCasts series takes…
New Film `Lunar Tribute` Tells Moonwalker`s Story with Drums
NEW YORK – The new documentary film „Lunar Tribute“ depicts the awe and anxiety of traveling across the „velvet“ blackness of space, and reveals the dedication of one astronaut to his…
Möglicher Standort für Basis: Kilometerlange Höhle auf dem Mond gefunden
Japanische Forscher haben dank einer inzwischen zerstörten Sonde eine bis zu 50 Kilometer lange Höhle auf dem Mond gefunden. In solch einer Höhle könnten Astronauten eine geschützte…
Nano-Satelliten: Disruption in der Raumfahrt
Mini- und Nano-Satelliten können das Raumfahrtgeschäft grundlegend veränderten. Hunderte davon sollen in den nächsten Jahren in einen Erd-Orbit befördert werden, hieß es auf der…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 19.10.17

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First Detection of Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Crash Marks New Era of Astronomy
A new era of astronomy has begun. For the first time ever, scientists have spotted both gravitational waves and light coming from the same cosmic event – in this case, the cataclysmic…
ESA Science & Technology: INTEGRAL sees blast travelling with gravitational waves
ESA’s INTEGRAL satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.
Integral trägt zur Aufzeichnung von Neutronensternenkollision bei
Kollidierende Neutronensterne Integral trägt zur Aufzeichnung von Neutronensternenkollision bei Der ESA-Satellit Integral hat kürzlich eine entscheidende Rolle bei einer bahnbrechenden…
NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years…
Infrared View of NGC 4993, Host Galaxy to a Neutron Star Merger
Infrared View of NGC 4993, Host Galaxy to a Neutron Star Merger
NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has provisionally detected the faint afterglow of the explosive merger of two neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993. The event, labeled GW170817, was initially detected nearly simultaneously in gravitational waves and gamma rays, but subsequent observations by many dozens of telescopes have monitored…
ESA Science & Technology: Hubble observes source of gravitational waves for the first time [heic1717]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed for the first time the source of a gravitational wave, created by the merger of two neutron stars. This merger created a kilonova – an…
Gravitationswellen: Wenn Neutronensterne verschmelzen
Zum ersten Mal haben Astronominnen und Astronomen die Gravitationswellen, also die Kräuselungen der Raumzeit, und das Licht von zwei verschmelzenden Neutronensterne beobachtet. Mit dem…
Neue Ära der Astronomie: Gravitationswellen und Licht vom selben Ereignis - der ersten "Kilonova" - Abenteuer Astronomie
Die Ära der “ Multi-Messenger-Astrononomie“ ist im August angebrochen: Zum ersten Mal wurden von derselben kosmischen Explosion sowohl Gravitationswellen wie ein Gammastrahlen-Blitz und…

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