Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 01.03.18

 

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A veteran Cosmonaut and two NASA Astronauts parachuted into the sunrise on Wednesday aboard their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft after a half-year mission to the International Space Station, touching down on the snow-covered steppe of Kazakhstan after circling the Earth 2,688 times and covering 114.5…
Expedition 54 Commander Alexander Misurkin handed over control of the orbital laboratory today to fellow cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov during a traditional Change of Command ceremony. Misurkin is returning to Earth tomorrow with NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei after 168 days in space.
NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba and Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos undocked from the International Space Station at 6:08 p.m. EST to begin their voyage home to Earth.
At 2:58 p.m. EST, the hatch closed between the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking. Expedition 54 crewmates Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA and Commander Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos are scheduled to undock their Soyuz at 6:08 p.m. NASA…
Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, have returned to Earth after months of performing research and spacewalks in low-Earth orbit.
The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft with a Russian-American crew trio on board parachuted to a safe rocket-cushioned landing on the snow-covered steppe of Kazakhstan on February 28, 2018 after a 114.5-million-Kilometer mission circling the Earth 2,688 times over 168 days. Returning aboard Soyuz MS-06 was…
The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft with a Russian-American crew trio on board parachuted to a safe rocket-cushioned landing on the snow-covered steppe of Kazakhstan on February 28, 2018 after a 114.5-million-Kilometer mission circling the Earth 2,688 times over 168 days. Returning aboard Soyuz MS-06 was…
The Ariane 5 rocket that deviated from its expected flight path Jan. 25 and lost contact with ground control was fed the wrong coordinates, according to the independent commission Arianespace tasked last month to find out what caused the close call.
The iconic Great Red Spot of Jupiter — larger than Earth itself — may disappear in the next 20 years.
SpaceX launched two experimental satellites today (Feb. 22) designed to help lay the foundation for Starlink, a network that will consist of thousands of spacecraft providing broadband internet service to people around the world.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage successfully delivered to orbit today (Feb. 22) the first two prototypes for the company’s huge satellite-internet constellation, along with a Spanish Earth-observing spacecraft.
The net-equipped boat came up a bit short in its quest to pluck a falling payload fairing — the protective nose cone that surrounds satellites during launch — out of the sky today (Feb. 22), SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket provided a spectacular show to morning commuters across Southern California on Thursday after taking off from Vandenberg Air Force Base with Spain’s PAZ radar satellite and a pair of SpaceX prototype broadband satellites. Falcon 9 streaked into the morning sun as it…
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Spanish Paz radar imaging satellite into orbit on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, along with two prototype internet service satellites. See amazing photos of the mission in this slideshow.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg’s SLC-4E at 14:17 UTC on February 22, 2018 with the Spanish PAZ Radar Observation Satellite and a pair of SpaceX prototype satellites for the company’s Starlink broadband constellation. Re-flying Booster 1038, Falcon 9 climbed into sunlight shortly…
A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg’s SLC-4E at 14:17 UTC on February 22, 2018 with the Spanish PAZ Radar Observation Satellite and a pair of SpaceX prototype satellites for the company’s Starlink broadband constellation. Re-flying Booster 1038, Falcon 9 climbed into sunlight shortly…
NASA’s vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and partners, on the moon by the late 2020s, the agency’s leader said Feb. 20.

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 07.09.17

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Tracking stellar motions
The video shows the motions of two million stars about 1.1-1.5 million years in the future. It displays a map of the full sky as seen from the Sun. The star initially circled is Gliese 710;…
Gaia: Unser Sonnensystem kommt nicht zur Ruhe
Kometen, die mit der Erde zusammenstoßen, gehören zu den gefährlicheren kosmischen Katastrophen für unsere kosmische Heimat. Der bekannteste kosmische Zusammenstoß trug vor 66…
Close encounters of the stellar kind
The movements of more than 300 000 stars surveyed by ESA’s Gaia satellite reveal that rare close encounters with our Sun might disturb the cloud of comets at the far reaches of our Solar…
Ariane 5 Targets Sunset Liftoff with Heavy Communications...
Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket stands ready for a sunset liftoff from French Guiana on its fifth mission of the year, targeting a launch window of 21:51 to 22:24 UTC on Tuesday to send two heavy…
Ariane-5-Start in letzter Sekunde abgebrochen
Cayenne – Der Start einer europäischen Trägerrakete vom Typ Ariane 5 ist am Dienstag im Weltraumbahnhof Kourou in Französisch-Guyana in letzter Sekunde abgebrochen worden. Die Rakete,…
Video zum Startabbruch der Ariane V-201
Video zum Startabbruch der Ariane V-201
Startabbruch der Ariane V-201
Cassini-Huygens: Eine Reise zum Saturn und seinen Monden - DLR...
Am 15. Oktober 1997 begann eine der aufregendsten Missionen zur Erforschung des Sonnensystems: Am Cape Canaveral hob eine Titan 4B-Trägerrakete mit einer fast sieben Meter hohen und über…
Vom Start 1997 bis zum Ende 2017 - eine außergewöhnlich...
Am 15. Oktober 1997 startete die Raumsonde Cassini von Cape Canaveral an der Spitze einer Titan 4B-Rakete zu ihrer knapp siebenjährigen Reise in das Saturnsystem. Dort umrundete sie den…
Cassini-Huygens: Historic adventure
Cassini-Huygens was launched on 15 October 1997 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini-Huygens mission is going through its…

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