Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 23.05.19

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50 Year Apollo Moonlanding

Apollo 10 Dress Rehearsal / Generalprobe mit Apollo 10

The Full Dress Rehearsal – Astronotes

Apollo 10 was the mission that almost made it to the Moon. Designed as the full dress rehearsal for Apollo 11, the lunar module “Snoopy” approached to just under 15 km from the Moon’s surface with astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard.

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Mission control ’saves science‘

Every minute, ESA’s Earth observation satellites gather dozens of gigabytes of data about our planet – enough information to fill the pages on a 100-metre long bookshelf. Flying in low-Earth orbits, these spacecraft are continuously taking the pulse of our planet, but it’s teams on the ground at ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, that keep these explorers afloat.

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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Beresheet Impact Site

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully imaged the impact site of the Beresheet lander, which made a really good run at performing the first privately funded Moon landing on 11 April, but crashed after the failure of its main engine.

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Parachute Development a Challenge for Commercial Crew

An incident involving a test of parachutes for one commercial crew vehicle has heightened awareness of the challenges involved in developing those systems.

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Will NASA’s Rush to Land Astronauts on the Moon Get Us to Mars Any Faster?

A mission to the moon may be a good „steppingstone“ for sending humans to Mars, but will NASA’s new push to put humans on the moon in 2024 will help get the agency to Mars by the 2030s?

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NASA’s Predecisional Notional Plan For The #Moon2024 Thing

NASA’s full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost, Ars Technica „Last week, an updated plan that demonstrated a human landing in 2024, annual sorties to the lunar surface thereafter, and the beginning of a Moon base by 2028, began circulating within the agency. A graphic, shown below, provides information about each of the major launches needed to construct a small Lunar Gateway, stage elements of a lunar lander there, fly crews to the Moon and back, and conduct refueling missions.“

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 25.04.19

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SpaceX Had Something Go Wrong With A Crew Dragon Test / Explosion beim Test der SpaceX Dragon-Raumschiff

SpaceX: Dragon-Raumschiff bei Test explodiert

Bei einem Triebwerkstest ist ein SpaceX-Raumschiff auf dem Teststand explodiert. Das Raumschiff wurde dabei vollständig zerstört.

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Explosion bei Test der SpaceX-Raumfähre Crew Dragon

Bei Tests des Rettungssystems der Raumfähre Crew Dragon hat sich am Samstag ein Unfall ereignet. Das verzögert bemannte SpaceX-Flüge.

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Zwischenfall bei Test von Crew Dragon-Triebwerken

Bei einem Test der Triebwerke des Crew Dragon von SpaceX ist es am Samstag auf dem Weltraumbahnhof Cape Canaveral (Florida) zu einem Zwischenfall gekommen. Wie ein Mitarbeiter des Unternehmens mitteilte, sind die ersten Tests erfolgreich verlaufen. Beim letzten sei jedoch eine „anomale Situation“ aufgetreten.

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SpaceX Had Something Go Wrong With A Crew Dragon Test

Earlier today, SpaceX conducted a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on our test stand at Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand.

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Crew Dragon Test Vehicle Suffers Mishap during Engine Testing

The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Accident Another Bump in the Road for Commercial Crew

The United States‘ circuitous road to human spaceflight self-sufficiency just took another turn.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Accident May Impact NASA Plans to Launch Astronauts from US Soil

An explosion that may have destroyed a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft during an engine test on April 20 could push back NASA’s plans to begin launching astronauts from U.S. soil this summer.

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Software Command to Fix Faulty Sensor Doomed Beresheet

Six days after SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on the Moon, we now have an explanation for what went wrong.

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Did NASA InSight detect first Marsquakes / Hat NASA InSight erstes Marbeben registriert?

InSight detects some very small Marsquakes

InSight has finally detected its first Marsquakes, but so far, none have been large enough to produce good science. Still, it’s great news that the seismometer is producing sensible data.

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Marsquake! NASA’s InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor

Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet — robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars.

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InSight: Erstes Marsbeben registriert?

Das Seismometer an Bord des NASA-Marslanders InSight könnte Anfang April das erste Marsbeben registriert haben. Bestätigt sich der Verdacht, wäre damit erstmals eine Erschütterung auf dem Mars registriert worden, die im Inneren des Planeten ihren Ursprung hat.

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Raumsonde InSight: Das erste Marsbeben nachgewiesen?

Rund vier Monate nach ihrer Landung hat die NASA-Raumsonde InSight wohl ihr erstes schwaches Marsbeben aufgezeichnet. Die Ursache der Erschütterung ist noch unbekannt.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 18.04.19

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Beresheet crashed on the Moon / Israelische Mondsonde abgestürzt

Israelische Mondsonde abgestürzt

Die israelische Mondsonde Beresheet (Anfang) ist am Donnerstag abgestürzt. Sie zerschellte bei der Landung, weil ein Motor ausgefallen war, teilte der Betreiber Spacell mit.

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Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt

Israel’s lunar lander came up just short in its historic touchdown bid this afternoon

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Manual Command Likely Caused Israeli Moon Lander’s Crash

A preliminary investigation puts the apparent blame for Beresheet’s April 11 moon crash on a „manual command“ that was entered into the spacecraft’s computer.

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Did NASA Experiment Survive Israeli Moon Lander’s Crash?

A NASA piggyback experiment may have survived the April 11 crash of Israel’s Beresheet moon lander, experts said.

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Beresheet Comes Close before Crashing on the Moon

Mission controllers announced Beresheet had a problem with its main engine, and the spacecraft stopped transmitting shortly thereafter.

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SpaceIL Spacecraft Isn’t Successful in Landing on the Moon

Israel succeeded in getting its spacecraft in orbit around the moon, however an engine problem during the landing attempt caused the spacecraft to crash. Prime Minister Netanyahu in attendance said shortly after the news that „if you don’t first succeed, try again.“ No doubt Israel will try again. A nation came together on what started as a Google Lunar X Prize entry. It can celebrate the effort and achievements it made along the way.

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Israelische Raumsonde zerschellt auf dem Mond

Die geplante Landung einer israelischen Raumsonde auf dem Mond ist gescheitert. „Beresheet“ zerschellte offenbar auf der Oberfläche.

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Beresheet: Israelische Raumsonde zerschellt bei Landung auf dem Mond

Die israelische Raumsonde Beresheet schaffte es bis zum Mond, dann gab es Probleme. Beim Landemanöver fiel der wichtigste Motor aus.

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Space Is Hard, Beresheet Israeli Lunar Crash Proves Again

An unassuming spacecraft called Beresheet shot for the moon. It couldn’t quite stick the landing, but it has plenty of company in its disappointing fate.

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Israel Will Build Another Moon Lander

The team behind the nation’s Beresheet probe, which crashed during its historic lunar-landing attempt Thursday (April 11), will take another crack at Earth’s nearest neighbor.

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The Moon Loses Water When Meteoroids Smack the Lunar Surface

Meteoroid impacts regularly liberate puffs of water vapor from the moon, suggesting that minuscule amounts of water may lurk just under the entire lunar surface, a new study finds.

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SOFIA entdeckt Baustein für das junge Universum

Das Heliumhydrid-Ion stellte die Wissenschaft vor ein Dilemma: Aus Laboruntersuchungen ist es seit fast 100 Jahren bekannt, aber im Weltall war es trotz aufwendiger Suche bisher nicht aufzufinden. Doch einem internationalen Forscherteam unter der Leitung von Rolf Güsten vom Bonner Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie ist es nun geglückt, dieses Molekül mit Hilfe des Ferninfrarot-Spektrometers GREAT an Bord der fliegenden Sternwarte SOFIA.

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NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Will Spend Nearly a Year in Space

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to break a record on her first spaceflight, the agency announced yesterday

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Breaking Records: How Astronaut Christina Koch’s Extended Space Mission Will Make History

Christina Koch has a(n out-of-this) world record in her future.

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Neuer Damen-Langzeitflugrekord in Sicht:   US-Astronautin Koch bleibt bis Februar 2020 in der ISS

US-Astronautin Christina Koch bleibt bis Februar 2020 in der Internationalen Raumstation ISS. Mit 328 Tagen auf der Umlaufbahn stellt sie damit einen neuen Langzeitflugrekord für Frauen auf, teilte die US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA am Mittwoch mit. Den bisherigen Rekord hält die Amerikanerin Peggy Whitson mit 288 Tagen.

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 11.04.19

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Picture of Blackhole in Messier 87

Chandra Captures X-rays in Coordination with Event Horizon Telescope

Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to obtain data of Messier 87, or M87, during the April 2017 observing run by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT).

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Live-Blog zum Event Horizon Telescope Reveal

Zwei Jahrzehnte ist es nun her, dass diese Computersimulationen in dem Paper „Viewing the Shadow of the Black Hole at the Galactic Center“ erschienen sind: zu sehen das mutmaßliche Schwarze Loch Sgr A* im Zentrum der Milchstraße, bei 0.6 mm (links) und 1.3 mm Wellenlänge rechts), für den Fall schneller Rotation (oben) bzw. keiner Rotation (unten), unter Berücksichtigung der leider ziemlich gravierenden Streuung derart kurzer Radiowellen im interstellaren Medium. Anfang 2000 hatte das MPI für Radioastronomie ob dieses Papers die Hoffnung ausgesprochen, dass „die Weiterentwicklung bereits vorhandener astronomischer Beobachtungsmethoden es Astronomen bald erlauben könnte, die verworrenen Wege von Photonen zu verfolgen, die nur um Haaresbreite den Fängen eines Schwarzen Lochs entkommen sind“: Die entscheidende Entdeckung war nämlich gewesen, dass der ‚Schatten‘ des Schwarzen Lochs vor umgebendem strahlendem Gas durch die Lichtablenkung in seinem eigenen extremen Schwerefeld winkelmäßig deutlich vergrößert wird, wenn auch nur auf etwa 50 Mikrobogensekunden.

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Eureka! Black Hole Photographed for 1st Time

For the first time ever, humanity has photographed a black hole, shining light on an exotic realm that had long been beyond our ken.

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‚Black Holes: The First Image‘ Premieres Tonight on Science Channel (Video)

Learn how a scientific team used radio telescopes to peer past galactic clouds of dust and gas trying to take the first-ever photograph a black hole.

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Event Horizon Telescope to Unveil Big Black Hole News Today! Watch Live

The Event Horizon Telescope project is unveiling a major black hole discovery Wednesday morning (April 10) at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), and you can watch the event live.

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Israeli Moon Lander Poised for Lunar Touchdown Thursday

Israel’s robotic Beresheet moon lander is nearing its moment of truth: an epic lunar touchdown attempt scheduled to occur between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday (April 11).

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What Exactly Is a Black Hole Event Horizon (and What Happens There)?

On Wednesday (April 10), the international Event Horizon Telescope project will release the first results from its plan to image black holes. But what exactly is an event horizon?

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Revolutionäre Beobachtung im All: Forscher zeigen erstmals Foto von einem schwarzen Loch

Ein weltweites Netzwerk von Teleskopen hat eine Beobachtung ermöglicht, auf die Astronomen seit Jahrzehnten warten: Das erste Bild von einem schwarzen Loch. Wir erklären, was zu sehen ist.

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Hayabusa 2 creates new Crater on Ryugu / Hayabusa sprengt Krater in Asteroiden Ryugu

Hayabusa 2 creates new crater on Ryugu – Briefing documents (PDF)

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Pow! Japan’s Hayabusa2 Bombs Asteroid Ryugu to Make a Crater (Photo)

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft slammed a copper cannonball into the asteroid Ryugu last night (April 4), in an effort to blast out a crater.

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 Shoots Copper Bomb at Asteroid Ryugu to Create Artificial Crater

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe deployed a heavy copper plate toward the asteroid Ryugu last night (April 4), in an effort to create an artificial crater.

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Hayabusa2 Safe and Sound after Dropping Explosives, Hiding behind Ryugu

Hayabusa2 is safe and sound after successfully deploying its explosive-packed SCI experiment.

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BepiColombo is ready for its long cruise

Following a series of tests conducted in space over the past five months, the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission has successfully completed its near-Earth commissioning phase and is now ready for the operations that will take place during the cruise and, eventually, for its scientific investigations at Mercury.

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Controlling the future

New, innovative software developed by ESA will ensure future missions fly flawlessly. From virtual reality to autonomous robots, check out our video on the future of mission control

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Israel’s Moon Lander Beresheet

Beresheet Has Entered Lunar Orbit!

SpaceIL’s Beresheet Moon lander successfully entered lunar orbit today after a 6-minute engine burn that began at 14:18 UTC / 10:18 EDT.

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Beresheet is about to land on the Moon

A successful landing will make SpaceIL the first private organization, and Israel the fourth country, to soft-land on the Moon.

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Israel’s Moon Lander Arrives in Lunar Orbit Tomorrow

Beresheet will slip into orbit around the moon tomorrow morning (April 4) — if it aces a crucial engine burn.

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