Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 19.09.19

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NASA Probe to Fly Over India’s Moon-Landing Site Tuesday

We could learn more about the fate of India’s first moon lander soon.

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Space Biology, Brad Pitt Interview as New Crew Preps for Launch

Hague spoke to actor Brad Pitt today who called up to the station from NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. They talked about Pitt’s upcoming movie and discussed what it is like to live in space.

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Brad Pitt Calls Space Station Astronaut to Talk ‚Ad Astra‘ and Life in Space (Video)

„Ad Astra“ star Brad Pitt talks about life in space with NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who recently screened the film at the International Space Station.

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Berner Marskamera liefert Aufnahmen von seltsamen Dünen und Kratern

Rund um den Nordpol des Mars scheint es Gasausbrüche zu geben. Andernorts treten trockene Lawinen auf, wie neuste Aufnahmen der Mars-Kamera «Cassis» zeigen.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 12.09.19

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Mission Chandrayaan-2: India’s Moon Lander / Indische Mondlandesonde

India Just Found Its Lost Vikram Lander on the Moon, Still No Signal

India’s Chandrayaan-2 orbiter circling the moon has spotted the country’s lost Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but there is still no signal, ISRO officials said Saturday (Sept. 7).

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India’s Silent Moon Lander Could Be in One Piece After ‚Hard Landing‘: Reports

The quest to contact India’s silent moon lander after hints of a crash continues, with images suggesting Vikram remains in one piece on the lunar surface.

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Zustand unklar: Indische Landesonde auf dem Mond lokalisiert

Die indische Sonde „Vikram“ ist auf dem Mond entdeckt worden. In welchem Zustand sie sich befindet, ist allerdings unklar. Bei der Landung war am Freitag die Verbindung abgerissen.

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Kontakt zu Indiens Landesonde Vikram verloren

Am Freitagabend wollte Indien Raumfahrtgeschichte schreiben. Zwischen 21.30 und 22.00 Uhr deutscher Zeit sollte die 1,5 Tonnen schwere Landesonde Vikram auf dem Mond aufsetzen. Die Landestelle befindet sich im Süden der von der Erde sichtbaren Hemisphäre des Mondes auf einer Ebene zwischen den Kratern Manzinus C und Simpelius, in […]

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Further Chandrayaan-2 news in section Moon / Weitere Nachrichten zu Chandrayaan-2 im Kapitel Mond

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 05.09.2019

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Eleon Musk first – ESA avoids Satellite crash / ESA muss Eleon Musks Starlink Konstellation ausweichen

Aeolus: Ausweichmanöver im Erdorbit

Der Start der Starlink-Konstellation des US-Unternehmens SpaceX hatte bereits im Frühjahr für Kritik gesorgt, da manche eine Verschmutzung des Himmels mit Satellitenspuren befürchteten. Jetzt musste ein ESA-Forschungssatellit erstmals einem Starlink-Satelliten ausweichen. Starlink hatte auf entsprechende Hinweise nicht reagiert, macht aber nun eine Kommunikationspanne dafür verantwortlich

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ESA-Satellit Aeolus weicht großer Konstellation aus

Die ESA hat zum ersten Mal ein „Manöver zur Kollisionsvermeidung“ durchgeführt, um einen seiner Satelliten vor einer Kollision mit einer großen Konstellation zu schützen.

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European Satellite Dodges Potential Collision with SpaceX Starlink Craft

A European Earth-observation satellite performed an evasive maneuver yesterday (Sept. 2) to make sure it didn’t collide with one of SpaceX’s recently launched Starlink internet craft.

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Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s Daring Solar Probe Is Skimming Past the Sun Today!

It’s an extra-sunny Sunday for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is making its third close pass around the sun today (Sept. 1).

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NASA’s Record-Breaking Parker Solar Probe Aces 3rd Sun Flyby

The Parker Solar Probe completed its third close solar flyby on Sunday (Sept. 1), coming within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of our star.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 29.08.2019

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First Crime in Space?
Erste Straftat im Weltraum?

A NASA Astronaut’s Divorce Has Sparked Claims of a Crime in Space: Report

The New York Times reported Friday (Aug. 24) on a messy divorce battle involving American astronaut Anne McClain that has apparently led to claims of identity theft against the spaceflyer.

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US-Raumfahrtbehörde: Nasa-Astronautin soll erste Straftat im Weltall begangen haben

Eine Astronautin der Nasa soll laut einem Medienbericht von der Raumstation ISS auf das Konto ihrer Ex-Partnerin zugegriffen haben. Die US-Raumfahrtbehörde prüft, ob sie Identitätsdiebstahl begangen hat.

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WTF: Rosenkrieg auf der ISS: Astronautin beging möglicherweise Straftat vom All aus

Auch auf der ISS gibt es Internet. Eine Astronautin nutzte das für einen heiklen Bankkonto-Zugriff – der womöglich erste Fall von Online-Kriminalität im All.

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What Laws / Ethics Rules Govern Astronaut Behavior In Space?

A NASA Astronaut’s Divorce Has Sparked Claims of a Crime in Space: Report, Space.com „According to Worden, her bank account was accessed without her permission from a NASA-affiliated computer network, prompting her to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. A family member also filed a complaint with NASA’s internal Office of Inspector General.“

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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain Refutes Space Crime Claim by Spouse as Divorce Details Emerge

NASA astronaut Anne McClain has responded to legal claims made by her estranged spouse.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 22.08.19

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Cheops“https://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2019/03/Exoplanet_mission_timeline_Cheops

Der Transit der Sternenbegleiter

CHEOPS ist die erste von drei Missionen der ESA, die ab Herbst 2019 die Erforschung von Exoplaneten in den Blick nimmt. Das Weltraumteleskop des Satelliten soll die Größe und Beschaffenheit mehrerer hundert extrasolarer Himmelskörper untersuchen.

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Planetenjäger Cheops

Günther Hasinger, ESA-Direktor für Wissenschaft, erklärt, welche Rolle CHEOPS und die Folgemissionen für das Verständnis von der Entstehung der Planetensysteme spielen.

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Elon Musk Floats ‚Nuke Mars‘ Idea Again (He Has T-Shirts)

Nuking Mars is still on Elon Musk’s wish list, it would seem.

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Nuclear Propulsion Could Be ‚Game-Changer‘ for Space Exploration, NASA Chief Says

Humanity’s next giant leap could be enabled by nuclear thermal propulsion, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said.

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Meet Skybot F-850, the Humanoid Robot Russia Is Launching into Space

When a Russian Soyuz spacecraft launches from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station Wednesday, it will carry a humanoid robot called Skybo F-850.

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NASA’s Next Space Telescope Could Reveal Details About the TRAPPIST-1 Planets, But There’s One Problem

The James Webb Space Telescope could gather critical information about the atmospheres of planets in the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, one new study finds.

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Where Are New Stars Born? NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Investigate

Using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as a sort of time machine, a team of researchers intends to look billions of years into the past to understand how stars like our Sun formed in the universe.

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Mirror to mirror

Space Science Image of the Week: Successful deployment of Webb’s secondary mirror marks major milestone for the revolutionary new observatory

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NASA Rehearses Astronaut Launch — and Rescue — with SpaceX, Boeing (Photos)

Both SpaceX and Boeing are busily preparing for the first crewed launches of their commercial spacecraft, and in case something goes wrong, they’re simulating different types of emergencies.

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NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission to Jupiter’s Icy Moon Clears Big Hurdle on Path to Launch

A highly anticipated NASA mission to Jupiter’s possibly life-supporting moon Europa remains on track for a mid-2020s launch.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 08.08.19

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Legacy of crashed Beresheet on the Moon / Hinterlassenschaften der abgestürzten Raumsonde Beresheet auf dem Mond

A Crashed Israeli Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

IT WAS JUST before midnight on April 11 and everyone at the Israel Aerospace Industries mission control center in Yehud, Israel, had their eyes fixed on two large projector screens. On the left screen was a stream of data being sent back to Earth by Beresheet, its lunar lander, which was about to become the first private spacecraft to land on the moon. The right screen featured a crude animation of Beresheet firing its engines as it prepared for a soft landing in the Sea of Serenity. But only seconds before the scheduled landing, the numbers on the left screen stopped. Mission control had lost contact with the spacecraft, and it crashed into the moon shortly thereafter.

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Thousands of Tardigrades Stranded on the Moon After Lunar Lander Crash

When you look up at the moon, there may now be a few thousand water bears looking back at you.

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Raumfahrt: Bärtierchen sind die ersten Mondbewohner

Eine gescheiterte israelische Raumfahrtmission hat vermutlich Leben im All hinterlassen. Auf dem Mond dürfte es nun äußerst robuste Kleinstlebewesen geben.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 27.06.19

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Please note: Summer break for Spacecraft Mission News . The next issue will be published on August, 8th, 2019.

Bitte beachten: Spacecraft Mission News geht in die Sommerpause. Die nächste Ausgabe erscheint am 8. August 2019.


Methan as possible Sign of Life on Mars – Methan als möglicher Indikator für Leben auf dem Mars

Mars: Methan-Rätsel geht weiter

Mysteriöses Phänomen: Erst letzte Woche hat der Marsrover Curiosity den höchsten je registrierten Methanwert auf dem Roten Planeten gemessen – doch jetzt ist das Methan wieder verschwunden. Offenbar handelte es sich um eine vorübergehende Ausgasung. Woher dieses Gas jedoch kommt und ob es geochemischen oder doch biologischen Ursprungs ist, bleibt weiterhin rätselhaft.

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NASA confirms Curiosity rover’s surprising Mars methane discovery

High methane levels detected by the rover hinted at the possibility of life but follow up experiments show it was a transient plume.

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Curiosity’s Mars Methane Mystery Continues

The Curiosity rover’s follow-on sampling shows last week’s methane levels have sharply decreased.

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More Mars Methane: Curiosity Rover Spots Biggest Surge Yet

NASA’s Curiosity rover has sniffed out another spike of the potentially life-indicating gas methane, and this one is the biggest yet.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 20.06.19

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New Website Replays Apollo 11 First Moon Landing Mission in Real Time

With a single click, a new website can take you back 50 years and place you directly into the real-time action of the first moon landing mission.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

The Mast Is Raised for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

Engineers at JPL take a group selfie after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover.

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NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover Gets Its 1st Wheels, and a Mast, Too (Ahoy!)

Engineers have installed the headlike mast on the Mars 2020 rover and put on a (temporary) set of wheels as well.

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You Can Watch NASA’s Build Its Mars 2020 Rover Live Online

NASA is letting the world watch its next Mars rover come together.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 13.06.19

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Hayabusa2 dropped a Target Marker on Asteroid Ryugu / Raumsonde Hayabusa 2 setzte einen zweiten Zielmarker auf dem Asteroiden Ryugu ab

Low descent observation operation (PPTD-TM1B) | Topics

The low descent observation operation (PPTD-TM1B) will be conducted between June 11 – 13. As we successfully dropped a target marker in area CO1 during the PPTD-TM1A operation that was performed between May 28 – 30, a target marker will not be dropped during PPTD-TM1B, but observations will be taken near the artificial crater. Preparations for the descent began on June 11 and the descent will begin on June 12 at 11:40 JST (on-board time) with the spacecraft descending at a speed of 0.4m/s. The speed will be reduced to 0.1 m/s at 22:00 JST on the same day. The spacecraft will read an altitude of about 35m on June 13 at 10:34 JST and then begin to ascend from 10:57 JST. The schedule of the operation is shown in Figure 1. Please be aware that the actual operation time may differ as the times shown are the planned values.

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Treasure Hunting With Hayabusa2

IN THE EARLY hours of 22 February, light was just beginning to brighten the campus of JAXA’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) in Kanagawa, Japan. It should have been a quiet time, but the Hayabusa2 control room was packed with people. We were about to land on an asteroid.

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft grabs epic close-up just 30 feet above asteroid

The Japanese asteroid-hunter had another photo opportunity when it dropped a target marker on asteroid Ryugu.

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Hayabusa2 probe’s new target marker on asteroid only 3 meters off its mark

A target marker released by Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe in late May to guide its landing onto the asteroid Ryugu fell just 3 meters away from the spot the probe was aiming for, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said on June 11.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 06.06.2019

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Mars – NASA InSight

Robotic arm will raise the support structure and help the Mole hammer

new plan to support the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Mars ‘Mole’ that is part of NASA’s InSight mission. The Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) Mole is a self-driving penetrator that has hammered itself into the Martian subsurface to a depth of approximately 30 centimetres.

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Common Questions about InSight’s ‚Mole‘ – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

There’s a new plan to get InSight’s „mole“ moving again. The following Q&As with two members of the team answer some of the most common questions about the burrowing device, part of a science instrument called the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3).

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InSight’s Team Tries New Strategy to Help the ‚Mole‘

Scientists and engineers have a new plan for getting NASA InSight’s heat probe, also known as the „mole,“ digging again on Mars. Part of an instrument called the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3), the mole is a self-hammering spike designed to dig as much as 16 feet (5 meters) below the surface and record temperature.

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Robotischer Arm soll Gehäuse anheben und Maulwurf beim Hämmern helfen

Es gibt einen neuen Plan, um den Marsmaulwurf des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) auf der NASA-Mission InSight zu unterstützen. Der Maulwurf HP3 ist eine Art selbstschlagender Nagel, der bisher etwa 30 Zentimeter tief in den Marsboden vorgedrungen ist.

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So soll der Mars-Maulwurf doch noch buddeln

Seit Ende Februar steht ein Experiment deutscher Forscher auf dem Mars still: Beim Versuch, sich ins Gestein zu hämmern, war es zu Problemen gekommen. Nun gibt es eine Strategie, wie es doch noch klappen soll.

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Mars

The radiation showstopper for Mars exploration

An astronaut on a mission to Mars could receive radiation doses up to 700 times higher than on our planet – a major showstopper for the safe exploration of our Solar System. A team of European experts is working with ESA to protect the health of future crews on their way to the Moon and beyond.

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A European mission control for the martian rover

The ExoMars rover has a brand new control centre in one of Europe’s largest Mars yards. The Rover Operations Control Centre (ROCC) was inaugurated today in Turin, Italy, ahead of the rover’s exploration adventure on the Red Planet in 2021.

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ESA Prepares for ExoMars Rover 2020 Launch at Mars and on Earth

Preparations for the ExoMars rover mission are in their final stages. ESA made two announcements today: ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is shifting orbit, and they officially opened a new Rover Operations Control Centre (ROCC) in Turin, Italy.

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China’s First Mars Spacecraft Undergoing Integration for 2020 Launch

China remains on schedule to ready its first independent mission to Mars in time for a short launch window in mid-2020, according to a leading space official.

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NASA Still Aiming for 2020 First Launch of Space Launch System Megarocket

NASA believes it is still possible to perform the first launch of the Space Launch System before the end of 2020.

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