Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 19.10.17

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First Detection of Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Crash Marks New Era of Astronomy
A new era of astronomy has begun. For the first time ever, scientists have spotted both gravitational waves and light coming from the same cosmic event – in this case, the cataclysmic…
ESA Science & Technology: INTEGRAL sees blast travelling with gravitational waves
ESA’s INTEGRAL satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.
Integral trägt zur Aufzeichnung von Neutronensternenkollision bei
Kollidierende Neutronensterne Integral trägt zur Aufzeichnung von Neutronensternenkollision bei Der ESA-Satellit Integral hat kürzlich eine entscheidende Rolle bei einer bahnbrechenden…
NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years…
Infrared View of NGC 4993, Host Galaxy to a Neutron Star Merger
Infrared View of NGC 4993, Host Galaxy to a Neutron Star Merger
NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has provisionally detected the faint afterglow of the explosive merger of two neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993. The event, labeled GW170817, was initially detected nearly simultaneously in gravitational waves and gamma rays, but subsequent observations by many dozens of telescopes have monitored…
ESA Science & Technology: Hubble observes source of gravitational waves for the first time [heic1717]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed for the first time the source of a gravitational wave, created by the merger of two neutron stars. This merger created a kilonova – an…
Gravitationswellen: Wenn Neutronensterne verschmelzen
Zum ersten Mal haben Astronominnen und Astronomen die Gravitationswellen, also die Kräuselungen der Raumzeit, und das Licht von zwei verschmelzenden Neutronensterne beobachtet. Mit dem…
Neue Ära der Astronomie: Gravitationswellen und Licht vom selben Ereignis - der ersten "Kilonova" - Abenteuer Astronomie
Die Ära der “ Multi-Messenger-Astrononomie“ ist im August angebrochen: Zum ersten Mal wurden von derselben kosmischen Explosion sowohl Gravitationswellen wie ein Gammastrahlen-Blitz und…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 05.10.17

 

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Searching for distant worlds with a flying telescope
Researchers from the University of Bern, using an observatory on board a jumbo jet, have observed how the extrasolar Planet GJ 1214b is passing in front of its star, causing a kind of…
SOFIA: Flugzeugteleskop beobachtet Planetentransit
Astronomen haben mit SOFIA erstmals den Transit eines extrasolaren Planeten beobachtet. Die Beobachtungen von GJ 1214b zeigen, dass derartige Messungen mit dem Infrarot-Teleskop im Jumbojet…
Sputnik - 60 years of the space age
Sputnik – 60 years of the space age Sixty years ago, the first ‚beep-beep‘ signal from Sputnik was heard from the heavens on the night of 4 October 1957, marking the beginning of a new era…
CIA Site Redirect - Central Intelligence Agency
These challenges are international in scope and are priorities for the Central Intelligence Agency. If you have information about these or other national security challenges, please provide…
Hubble Paves Scientific Paths for NASA`s James Webb Space Telescope
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targets for the James Webb Space Telescope through a series of preparatory science observations to be completed before…
Spaceport schedule conflict could delay JWST launch - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is facing a schedule conflict for its Ariane 5 launch with a European planetary science mission that could, in one scenario, delay the…
NASA`s James Webb Space Telescope to be Launched Spring 2019
The launch date was moved after the team reassessed the schedule following testing.
NASA Delays Launch of $8.8 Billion James Webb Space Telescope to 2019
NASA Delays Launch of $8.8 Billion James Webb Space Telescope to 2019
The successor to NASA’s famed Hubble Space Telescope won’t get off the ground next year after all.NASA has pushed the planned launch of the $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope from October 2018 to the spring of 2019, citing spacecraft-integration issues.
ESA Science & Technology: Biomarker found in space complicates search for life on exoplanets
A molecule once thought to be a useful marker for life as we know it has been discovered around a young star and at a comet for the first time, suggesting these ingredients are inherited…
No Life Needed: Organic Compound Forms at Comet and Baby Star System
Organic molecules once thought to be produced only by life-forms have been found in two separate regions of space: a nearby comet and the debris around a pair of forming stars. Previous…
Rapper B.o.B. Wants to Launch a Satellite to See if Earth Is Flat
B.o.B may be about to blow the lid off the „round-Earth conspiracy.“ Unlike the rest of us, the Atlanta-based rapper has not been „tricked“ into believing our planet is spherical by…
Astronauts to Flat-Earther B.o.B: We`ve Seen the Curve
Some former NASA astronauts have a message for flat-Earther B.o.B: The curve is real, and we’ve seen it. Last week, the Atlanta-based rapper kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1…

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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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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 17.08.17

 

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We Explored NASA`s Concept Mars Rover, and It Was Out of This...
In 2017, we’re celebrating 50 years as ESA’s mission control centre! Here’s a peak into what we do best #ESOC50 https://t.co/VlqS3xya6N
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
Loading… Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the…
Science-Laden Dragon Arrives at Space Station after Flawless...
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft packed to the brink with science gear and supplies parked ten meters from the International Space Station on Wednesday to be captured by the Station’s…
Dragon Installed to Station for Month of Cargo Swaps
The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m. EDT. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony…
SpaceX startet CRS-12
Am 14. August um 18:31 mitteleuropäische Zeit begann planmäßig die ISS-Versorgungsmission CRS-12 (wobei CRS für Commercial Resupply Service steht). Dabei brachte eine Falcon 9 von…
SpaceX Launches Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station
©NASA Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft…
Videos: Falcon 9 lifts Dragon to Orbit, 1st Stage Returns to...
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 16:31:37 UTC on August 14, 2017 with the twelfth operational Dragon spacecraft headed to the…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 03.08.2017

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Perfect 10: the lightweight Vega orbits OPTSAT-3000 and Venµs...
For the second time this year – and the 10th overall since entering service in 2012 – Vega has successfully launched a payload from the Spaceport, with this lightweight vehicle’s latest…
Video: Vega ups to 10/10 with successful Nighttime Launch from...
Europe’s Vega rocket lifted off from the ZLV Launch Site at the Guiana Space Center at 1:58:33 UTC on August 2, 2017 – heading off on a multi-orbit mission with a pair of Israeli-built…
Arianespace: Vega startet erneut zu erfolgreicher Mission
Die leichtgewichtige Rakete hat die beiden Überwachungssatelliten OPTSAT-3000 und Venus am Dienstag in die sonnensynchrone Umlaufbahn gebracht. Seit der Inbetriebnahme 2012 war es der…
Where Will the Space Launch System Take Us? Preparing For The...
NASA is in an awkward in-between time right now. Since the beginning of the space age, the agency has had the ability to send its astronauts into space. The first American to go to space,…
Soyuz MS-05 Launched to the ISS
Soyuz Launches to the International Space Station With Expedition 52/53 Crew (With video) “ About four minutes prior to launch, the space station flew over the launch site and was flying…
New Crew Arrives at Space Station After Speedy 6-Hour Trip
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a crew of three linked up with the International Space Station on Friday (July 28), doubling the orbiting lab’s population and kicking off a five-month mission…
Videos: Soyuz Launch Day Activities & Sunset Liftoff
Russia’s trusted Soyuz FG rocket blasted off at sunset on Friday, thundering off on a nine-minute climb into orbit with a three-man crew from Russia, the U.S. and Italy.
New Crew Docks to Station
The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft docked to the International Space Station at 5:54 p.m. EDT while both spacecraft were flying over Germany. Aboard the space station, Expedition 52 Commander…
Russian-U.S.-Italian Crew Trio Arrives at ISS after Express...
A Russian Commander and Flight Engineers from the U.S. and Italy lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at sunset on Friday, riding a Soyuz FG rocket into orbit to embark on an express…
Three-man crew reaches International Space Station
file image A three-man space crew from Italy, Russia and the United States on Friday arrived at the International Space Station for a five-month mission Friday. Footage broadcast by…
Internationale Raumstation : Neue Crew-Mitglieder erreichen ISS
Wie die Raumfahrtbehörde Nasa mitteilte, sind nun wieder sechs Personen an Bord der internationalen Raumstation. Die Sojus-Rakete war zuvor vom kasachischen Weltraumbahnhof Baikonur aus…

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