Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 21.09.17

 

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Saturn: Das letzte Bild von Cassini
Rund eine halbe Million Bilder von Saturn, seinen Monden und Ringen hat die Raumsonde Cassini während ihrer 13 Jahre langen Mission geliefert. Doch diese Aufnahme von Saturn ist definitiv…
Live-Blog zum Ende der Cassini-Mission
Loss of Signal – End of Mission: Um 13:55:46 MESZ (so die offizielle Zeitansage) war auch das S-Band-Signal vom Spectrum Analyzer verschwunden, bereits etwas vorher (Screenshot) war das…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 14.09.17

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`Vaporize!` Cassini Gets Operatic Saturn Send-Off from `Star...
Instead of „energize,“ a famous „Star Trek: Voyager“ cast member has a new command for the almost-finished Cassini mission at Saturn: „Vaporize!“ Robert Picardo, best known for playing an…
Cassinis Umweltschutz am Saturn
Cassinis Umweltschutz am Saturn
Am kommenden Freitag wird die NASA-Sonde Cassini in die Wolken Saturns eintreten und verglühen: Es ist das feurige Finale einer beispiellosen Mission…
Cassini`s Death Dive Will Protect 2 Possibly Life-Supporting...
The upcoming suicide plunge of NASA’s Cassini Saturn probe is an act of noble self-sacrifice. Cassini is running out of fuel, so the end of its historic mission was looming regardless. But…
AstroViews: AstroViews 19: Final Countdown am Saturn - Abschied...
Am 15. September 2017 enden fast anderthalb Jahrzehnte intensiver Beobachtung des zweitgrößten Planeten unseres Sonnensystems mit einem spektakulären Manöver, bei dem Cassini in die…
Why the Cassini Mission to Saturn Must End in a Fiery Dive
After examining Saturn from up close for 13 years, the Cassini spacecraft is ending its long career with a boom – and there’s an important reason why. Friday morning (Sept. 15), Cassini…
1 Week Until Cassini`s Fatal Saturn Dive: Here`s How the Probe...
The one-week countdown has begun for the Cassini spacecraft’s fatal dive into Saturn’s atmosphere. On Sept. 15, Cassini will dive straight into Saturn, collecting in-situ data from the…
Das Ende eines großen Abenteurers - das Ende der Saturnsonde...
Während im Moment der Planet Saturn schön am Nachthimmel zu sehen ist, endet dort in diesem Monat eine ganz große Raumfahrtmission der NASA. Die Sonde „Cassini“ wird am 15. September in…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 31.08.17

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NASA at Saturn: Cassini`s Grand Finale
The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will…
Cassini: The Wonder of Saturn
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has explored the Saturn system since 2004, re-writing our understanding of the giant planet, its rings, moons and magnetosphere. For 13 years the spacecraft’s…
Hurricane Harvey: Photos of the Massive Storm from Space
See amazing images of Hurricane Harvey from astronauts aboard the International Space Station and several different satellites.
Astronauts, Satellites Track Dangerous Hurricane Harvey from...
As the coast of Texas prepares to be pummeled by the fast-approaching Hurricane Harvey, NASA satellites and astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are keeping an eye on the…
NASA Tracks Harvey`s Rainfall, Safeguards James Webb Telescope
NASA is monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey as it moves back into the Gulf of Mexico this morning (Aug. 28) after causing heavy rains and severe flooding across Texas and Louisiana this past…
Flooding from Harvey Closes NASA Center in Houston, but Space...
NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston is closed today (Aug. 27) to all but mission-critical staff, due to heavy rainfall caused by Hurricane Harvey. Mission Control, which oversees…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 24.08.17

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Watch the International Space Station Cross Over the Eclipsed Sun
Sky gazers watching today’s Great American Solar Eclipse were treated to a rare view of the International Space Station (ISS) when the spacecraft flew past a partial eclipse of the sun….
Why We Should Send All Our Politicians to Space
Our world is far from perfect. While the world has been getting better in many ways, we are also continuously faced with challenges. War, political conflict, and social injustices continue…
Nighttime Snowstorms May Swirl Across Mars
Mars may experience snowstorms at night, a new study finds, suggesting that the Martian atmosphere is far more active than previously thought. Mars is dry compared to Earth: Its cold nature…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 10.08.17

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We Explored NASA`s Concept Mars Rover, and It Was Out of This...
NEW YORK – Automakers aren’t the only ones who make concept cars. NASA does too, but this one is for off-roading on Mars. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Mars rover concept…
Pluto Probe May Get 2 Objects for Price of 1 During Next Flyby
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft may double its pleasure during its next deep-space flyby 16 months from now. On Jan. 1, 2019, New Horizons is scheduled to have a close encounter with a body…
Was man vom Schatten eines fernen Asteroiden lernen kann
Die Zeit vergeht! Jetzt ist es auch schon wieder mehr als zwei Jahre her das die Raumsonde New Horizons am Pluto vorbei geflogen ist. Und es dauert keine zwei Jahre mehr, bis der nächste…
Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere…
ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst beim Sommerfest in Künzelsau &...
Der deutsche ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst wird die Ausstellung „Das neue Bild vom Nachbarn Mars“ des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) am 11. August 2017 im neuen…
Viele deutsche Experimente Gerst bekommt im All Assistenten -...
Alexander Gerst startet im kommenden April erneut ins All. Er ist dann sogar der erste deutsche Astronaut, der zeitweise das Kommando übernimmt. Zudem warten auf den 41-Jährigen viele…
Voyager - Send a #MessageToVoyager!
Join NASA in celebrating the Voyager mission’s 40 years of exploring space. Inspired by the messages of goodwill carried on Voyager’s Golden Record, you’re invited to send via social media…

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