Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 18.01.18

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DLR_next - Während der Gerst-Mission: Raumfahrt-Show für Schulen!
Wenn der deutsche ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst im Jahr 2018 auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS lebt und arbeitet, wird das auch wieder viele Kinder und Jugendliche begeistern.
Chinese Villagers Capture Falling Long March Rocket Booster on Video – Spaceflight101
Chinese villagers captured remarkable footage just after sunrise on Friday showing a Long March 3B rocket booster falling out of the sky, crashing into a mountain and exploding into flames…
Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System, Alien Worlds Show
Our solar system may be an oddball in the universe. A new study using data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope shows that in most cases, exoplanets orbiting the same star have similar…
Lost in space? Questions mount over fate of secret satellite as SpaceX pushes ahead
For SpaceX the stakes are especially high – not just because a valuable national security asset valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, or more, that it was hired to launch was…
Space Bites: The Value of the Moon | Paul D. Spudis
The Moon is a destination, a laboratory for science, a place to learn the skills of planetary exploration, and a source of materials and energy for use on th…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 11.01.18


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SpaceX targeting late January for Falcon Heavy debut -
SpaceX is now planning to attempt the first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket around the end of this month, the company’s chief executive said Jan. 4.
In Photos: SpaceX`s 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket Readies for Launch
SpaceX plans to launch its huge new Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time in January 2018. See photos of the powerful booster and its unusual payload here.
Behold! SpaceX`s 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket on the Launchpad (Photos, Video)
If you needed a reminder that SpaceX is about to debut its huge new Falcon Heavy rocket, here you go.
Is the James Webb Space Telescope "Too Big to Fail?"
Backers of NASA’s next great observatory contemplate its worst-case scenarios
The Fall of China’s Tiangong-1 Space Lab: Guessing Game with Prizes! (Updated)
The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies (CORDS) is sponsoring a “live on green event” guessing game. Entrants can compete for Aerospace swag with the…
SpaceX Says Falcon 9 Rocket Performed as Expected During Zuma Launch
A report by the Wall Street Journal suggests the secret Zuma satellite launched by SpaceX Sunday night (Jan. 7) has failed. But SpaceX’s president Gwynne Shotwell says the Falcon 9…
Sorry sci-fi fans, real wars in space not the stuff of Hollywood -
Savvy space warriors like Russia’s military already are giving us a taste of the future. They are jamming GPS navigation signals, disrupting satellite communications links and sensors in…
How the US Navy Is Turning Sci-Fi Warfare into Reality
In the past 100 years, humanity went from fantasizing about ray guns to actually seeing some go „pew pew“ for real.
2018 a big year of transition for military space -
In the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress weakened the Air Force secretary’s power to set military space priorities and influence programs.

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 04.01.18


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The Most Exciting Space Missions to Watch in 2018
China’s Tiangong-1 space lab has been orbiting Earth since September 2011, but it is slated for an uncontrolled re-entry through Earth’s atmosphere in late January or later, officials…
Looking Ahead: Space Missions for 2018 - Sky & Telescope
The next year will see space missions headed for Mars, Mercury, the Sun, and more. Asteroid rendezvous, exoplanet discoveries, and a Mars landing await.
Flying Observatory SOFIA to Explore Magnetic Universe and Beyond
NASA’s flying observatory SOFIA, is preparing for its 2018 observing campaign, which will include observations of celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets, Saturn’s giant…
SpaceX`s 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket Now at Launchpad Ahead of Maiden Flight
Watch a time-lapse video of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket going vertical at launch pad 39A this morning. #SpaceX #FalconHeavy -…
Dem Merkur entgegen
Im Oktober 2018 soll die europäisch-japanische Raumsonde BepiColombo zum innersten Planeten unseres Sonnensystems starten. Nach der Ankunft werden Ende 2025 je ein europäischer und…
Airbus BepiColombo Probe to Mercury
Airbus BepiColombo Probe to Mercury
The Strangest Space Stories Of 2017
From claims of alien life on the International Space Station to the discovery of titanium snow on an alien planet, there were some strange space stories that made headlines in 2017….

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 28.12.17


NASA in 2017: The Space Year in Review in Videos
The year 2017 was a big one for NASA. From astronaut Peggy Whitson’s record-shattering spaceflight to the daring death-dive of Cassini into Saturn and a pledge to return astronauts to the…
Farewell, Cassini: Saturn Spacecraft`s Crash Is Top Spaceflight Story of 2017
After 13 years in the Saturn system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft had become an icon. The probe’s data and imagery reshaped scientists‘ understanding of the ringed planet and its 60-plus…
The Biggest Spaceflight Stories of 2017
It’s been a busy, exciting and bittersweet year in spaceflight. The private spaceflight industry made some big leaps, the Trump administration announced a familiar destination for U.S….
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Astronomie ohne Teleskop: Januar 2018

In dieser Blogartikelserie gebe ich eine Vorschau von astronomischen Ereignissen und Konstellationen, die ohne Teleskop betrachtet werden können. D.h. es werden nur das bloße Auge oder ein Fernglas benötigt.

Verlinkung innerhalb dieser Serie:

Sonnenaufgang und -untergang, Mondsichtbarkeiten

Die Sonnenaufgangs- und untergangszeiten sind für Berlin:

  • 01.01.18: Aufgang: 08:17, Untergang: 16:03
  • 16.01.18: Aufgang: 08:09, Untergang: 16:23
  • 31.01.18: Aufgang: 07:49, Untergang: 16:55

Die folgende Tabelle mit den Monddaten wurde mit erstellt. Sie gelten für Berlin:

Mondphasen Januar 2018


Sternhimmel am 15.01.18 um 23 Uhr
Sternhimmel am 15.01.18 um 04 Uhr morgens

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