Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 09.01.20

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Space Telescope CHEOPS / Weltraum Teleskop CHEOPS

Planetary Society Blog: CHEOPS Exoplanet Mission Launches, ISS Test Flight Goes Awry

Welcome to issue 12 of The Downlink, a planetary exploration news roundup from The Planetary Society! Most of our staff will be on vacation next week, so this will be our last Downlink of the year.!

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Liftoff for Cheops, ESA’s exoplanet mission

ESA’s Cheops mission lifted off on a Soyuz-Fregat launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 09:54:20 CET on 18 December on its exciting mission to characterise planets orbiting stars other than the Sun.

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Cheops soll nach unbekannten Exoplaneten Ausschau halten

51 Pegasi b war der erste, inzwischen haben Forscher 4000 Planeten bei anderen Sternen entdeckt. Jetzt soll ein neues Teleskop lebensfreundliche aufspüren.

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Cheops: ESA-Sonde zur Erforschung von Exoplaneten vor dem Start

Am Dienstag soll ESA-Sonde Cheops starten, die bereits bekannte Exoplaneten vermessen soll. Damit soll geklärt werden, woraus die bestehen.

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Raketenstart geglückt: ESA-Sonde Cheops auf dem Weg in ihren Orbit

Die ESA hat erstmals eine Sonde nicht zur Suche nach, sondern zur Erforschung von Exoplaneten ins All gebracht. Der Start erfolgte am Mittwoch.

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Liftoff for CHEOPS, ESA’s exoplanet mission

ESA’s CHEOPS mission lifted off on a Soyuz-Fregat launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 09:54:20 CET on 18 December on its exciting mission to characterise planets orbiting stars other than the Sun.

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ESA-Weltraumteleskop Cheops ist ins All gestartet, um Exoplaneten zu erforschen

Das ESA-Weltraumteleskop Cheops ist am 18. Dezember um 09:54:20 CET mit einer Sojus-Fregat-Rakete vom europäischen Weltraumbahnhof in Kourou, Französisch-Guyana, ins Weltall gestartet – zu einer spannenden Mission: Es wird extrasolare Planeten, sogenannte Exoplaneten, charakterisieren. Das sind Planeten, die andere Sterne als die Sonne umkreisen.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 05.12.19

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Erster Starliner-Start zur ISS verschoben

Der erste unbemannte Start des kommerziellen Raumschiffes Starliner von Boeing zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist um vorerst zwei Tage auf den 19. Dezember verschoben worden. Grund dafür sei ein Problem mit einer Druckluftleitung, teilte der Startdienstleister United Launch Alliance (ULA) mit. Der Fehler sei während der […]

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Boeing’s 1st Starliner Spacecraft Test Launch Delayed to Dec. 19

Boeing has pushed back the launch debut of its Starliner spacecraft to Dec. 19, a two-day delay, due to a glitch with the spacecraft’s Atlas V rocket.

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Watch Boeing’s Starliner Meet Its Rocket for the 1st Time in This Awesome Drone Video

A drone flying around the Kennedy Space Center recently captured incredible footage of a small step forward for NASA’s delayed commercial crew program.

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Europe Officially Signs on for Asteroid-Smashing Effort

The European Space Agency has officially approved the Hera mission, which will assess the results of NASA’s asteroid-walloping Double Asteroid Redirection Test.

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Orion spacecraft arrives at Plum Brook

The Orion spacecraft that will fly farther from Earth on the Artemis I mission than any human-rated vehicle has ever flown before, arrived at NASA’s Plum Brook Station yesterday. This was the first voyage of the assembled spacecraft – the size of a two-storey house – that includes NASA’s Crew Module and Crew Module Adapter as well as ESA’s European Service Module.

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SpaceX Aiming to Launch Crucial Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test This Month

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut taxi will get off the ground again this month, if all goes according to plan.

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Cheops Exoplanet Satellite

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 22.08.19

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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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