Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 23.01.20

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Patrick Stewart and Space Exploration / Patrick Stewart und seine Meinung zur Weltraumerkundung

Star-Trek-Star Patrick Stewart: Weltall nicht erkunden

Fernsehstar Sir Patrick Stewart hat sich kurz vor Beginn der neuen Star-Trek-Serie eindringlich dagegen ausgesprochen, dass die Menschheit weiter das Weltall erkundet.

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Sir Patrick Stewart Explains His ‚Unease‘ About Human Space Exploration

Sir Patrick Stewart explains his concerns with human space exploration at New York Comic Con’s „Star Trek Universe“ panel on Oct. 5, 2019. Story: Patrick Stewart, Billy Dee Williams Highlight a Common Misconception About Space Exploration

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SpaceX Abort Test / SpaceX Test des Rettungssystems

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon abort test was ‚picture-perfect,‘ Elon Musk says

SpaceX’s high-altitude test of its Crew Dragon launch escape system on Sunday morning (Jan. 19) appears to have been a „picture-perfect mission,“ company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to shore after successful abort test (photos)

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule returned to port Sunday night (Jan. 19), hours after it flawlessly executed a test of its built-in, launch-escape system and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.

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SpaceX: Rakete explodiert kurz nach dem Start – Test erfolgreich

Knapp eine Minute nach dem Start in Florida ging eine Rakete von SpaceX über dem Atlantik in Flammen auf – zur Freude von Chef Elon Musk. Die Zerstörung war Teil eines Tests.

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SpaceX: Erfolgreicher letzter Test vor bemannten Flug zur ISS

Die Raumkapsel von SpaceX hat sich bei einem Test erfolgreich kurz nach dem Start von ihrer Rakete getrennt. Nun dürfte der erste bemannte Flug folgen.

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Perfekter Test des Crew Dragon-Rettungssystems

Der Test des Rettungssystems des neuen bemannten US-Raumschiffes Crew Dragon von SpaceX ist am Sonntag perfekt verlaufen. Dazu wurde die schwere Trägerrakete Falcon 9 um 16.30 Uhr deutscher Zeit mit vollbetankter Erststufe vom Weltraumbahnhof Cape Canaveral (Florida) gestartet. Nach knapp eineinhalb Minuten, als sich die Rakete […]

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In photos: SpaceX’s amazing Crew Dragon in-flight abort test launch

SpaceX successfully conducted an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon crew capsule on Jan. 19 to test the emergency escape system for astronauts. See photos of the test here!

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SpaceX aces Crew Dragon launch abort test, destroys rocket on purpose

SpaceX just took a giant leap in its quest to launch astronauts, successfully showcasing the Crew Dragon capsule’s launch escape system during flight.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 03.10.19

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SpaxeX Starship

SpaceX zeigt stählernes Sternenschiff

Den „schnellsten Weg zu einer selbsterhaltenden Stadt auf dem Mars“ soll SpaceX‘ Starship darstellen. Elon Musk zeigte einen Prototyp.

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Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX’s New Starship Plans for Private Trips to the Moon, Mars and Beyond

The architecture is the best path toward a self-sustaining city on Mars, Musk stressed.

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SpaceX Finishes Assembling New Starship Prototype (Photo)

SpaceX has mated the top and bottom halves of the Starship Mk1 vehicle at its South Texas facilities, Elon Musk said today (Sept. 27).

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SpaceX’s Starship Project Not Affecting Crew Dragon Flights for NASA, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX’s quest to help humanity colonize Mars isn’t interfering with the company’s contracted work closer to home, Elon Musk said.

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Elon Musk Just Dropped More Tantalizing Details About SpaceX’s Starship Prototype

Elon Musk is doling out more and more details about SpaceX’s next Starship prototype ahead of his big presentation this weekend.

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‚Totally Nuts‘? Elon Musk Aims to Put a Starship in Orbit in 6 Months. Here’s SpaceX’s Plan.

SpaceX will soon have a whole fleet of shiny silver Starship prototypes, if all goes according to plan.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 15.08.19

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Header picture: Artist’s illustration of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun. (Image: © Steve Gribben/NASA/John’s Hopkins APL)


NASA’s Parker Solar Probe / Parker Solar Sonde der NASA

One Year, 2 Trips Around Sun for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

In the year since launch, Parker Solar Probe has collected a host of scientific data from two close passes by the Sun. „We’re very happy,“ said Nicky Fox, director of NASA’s Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. „We’ve managed to bring down at least twice as much data as we originally suspected we’d get from those first two perihelion passes.“

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Beaming Back Extra Data as it Buzzes the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has already completed two daring dives into the sun’s atmosphere, and now scientists have realized that they’ll be able to gather more data than expected from the mission.

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NEW! Parker Solar Probe Trajectories

Parker Solar Probe makes multiple close encounters with the Sun.  The primary science observations happen around the close encounters, and last about 10 days.  Helioviewer.org now provides the trajectory of Parker Solar Probe as seen from SOHO and STEREO-A for the primary science observation phase.

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OSRIS-REx Mission

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return – OSIRIS-REx Mission

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to “tag” its cosmic dance partner. Since its arrival in December 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has mapped the entire asteroid in order to identify the safest and most accessible spots for the spacecraft to collect a sample. These four sites now will be studied in further detail in order to select the final two sites – a primary and backup – in December.

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 12.04.18


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Der ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) wird bald mit seiner Suche nach Gasen, die auf geologische oder biologische Aktivitäten auf dem Roten Planeten hinweisen, beginnen.
European spacecraft in position to start its science mission, say controllers.
A cutoff of live video on a recent SpaceX launch reflects new awareness by regulators of the imaging capabilities of onboard cameras on launch vehicles.
Images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are not only helping planners with future human missions to the moon, but are also revealing new information about the moon’s evolution and structure.
NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) — pronounced „laddie,“ not „lady“ — is set to launch to the moon in September 2013. The 844-pound (383 kilograms) spacecraft is designed to orbit the moon, investigating lunar dust, the lunar a
SpaceX isn’t responsible for the loss of the top-secret Zuma spy satellite during the craft’s launch earlier this year, according to media reports.
„A super secretive US government satellite SpaceX launched in January never made it to orbit after it failed to separate from the upper stage of a Falcon 9 rocket. Three months later, it still appears the satellite manufacturer Northrop Grumman may be to blame for the loss and not SpaceX. A new…
Die Ariane-Trägerfamilie und die Vega-Rakete sichern den autonomen Zugang Europas zum Weltraum. Mit Blick auf die sich gegenwärtig rapide verändernden Rahmenbedingungen stellt sich die Frage: Wie läss…

Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 22.02.18

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Surfing complete
Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.
NASA`s New Spacesuit Has a Built-In Toilet
NASA is developing a spacesuit with a built-in toilet system, something the agency hasn’t used regularly since the Apollo era.
What Impact Might SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Program Have on the Atmosphere?
A single launch pumps a relatively small amount of emissions into the atmosphere, but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has suggested sending a millio…

Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 27.07.17

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Explore the International Space Station with Google Street View
Aspiring astronauts can now pretend to float on the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to Google. The company worked with astronauts on the orbiting complex to provide a Google…
Sommerferien für den ExoMars-TGO " Go for Launch " SciLogs -...
ExoMars-TGO, der neue große Mars-Orbiter der ESA, wird wahrscheinlich bis in das Jahr 2018 hinein mit Aerobraking beschäftigt sein. Das ist die aerodynamische Abbremsungsphase. Der…
Marsmissionen: Keine neuen Befehle für Curiosity & Co
Die Rover auf der Marsoberfläche und die Sonden im Marsorbit sind bis Anfang August auf sich allein gestellt: Seit dem Wochenende sendet die amerikanische Raumfahrtbehörde NASA keine…
Könnte man nicht mit einem zusätzlichen Satelliten die...
Könnte man nicht mit einem zusätzlichen Satelliten die Kommunikation während einer Konjunktion des Mars gewährleisten?

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