Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 24.10.19

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The Downlink: A Historic All-Woman Spacewalk, Hubble Spies Interstellar Comet

Planetary exploration news for busy people

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Hope Mars Mission: Launching the Arab World into the Space Race

When the UAE president announced that his country would make a satellite to study Mars‘ atmosphere in unparalleled detail, he set an unprecedented goal for the Arab world.

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NASA Needs to Get With the Times When It Comes to Planetary Protection, Report Finds

NASA’s current planetary-protection policies reflect a bygone era of space exploration and need to be updated, a new report argues.

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Moon Dust Could Be a Problem for Future Lunar Explorers

Explorers and tourists on the moon will have to deal with lunar dust, which is abrasive and pervasive.

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NASA to Demonstrate New Star-Watching Technology with Thousands of Tiny Shutters

NASA scientists have developed a revolutionary technology of tiny shutters that open and close as needed to focus on studying hundreds of stars and galaxies at the same time.

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Boeing kündigt ersten unbemannten Starliner-Flug für Dezember an

Der US-Konzern Boeing hat für Dezember den ersten unbemannten Start seines neuen Raumschiffes Starliner zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS angekündigt. Der Starliner werde um den 17. Dezember zur Station fliegen und nach etwa einer Woche wieder zur Erde zurückkehren, teilte ein Boeing-Sprecher auf dem 70. Internationalen Astronautischen Kongress (IAC) in […]

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Boeing’s Starliner set for two pivotal test flights before the year’s end

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is preparing for two major flight tests before the end of the year, which will pave the way for the spacecraft’s first crewed flight in 2020. The capsule is being developed under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to provide transportation services to and from the International Space Station.

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We Could Go to Venus with Today’s Technology, Scientists Say

We could go to Venus tomorrow with the technology we have today, urged a NASA scientific advisory group, and the group’s members would like to get a mission off the ground as soon as possible.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 16.10.19

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Euclid completes thermal-vacuum balance tests

This is the first entry in the Euclid Test Campaign Journal, a series of articles covering the main events during testing of the Structural and Thermal Model (STM) and Flight Model (FM) of the spacecraft. The mission, scheduled for launch in 2022,

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Reflecting on deep space

Operations image of the week: This 32-metre antenna is undergoing an important transformation. Soon, it will be ready to communicate with spacecraft across deep space

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NASA Tests Mars 2020 Rover’s Sky Crane Landing Tech

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission has reached another milestone with a successful separation test of the descent stage that will deliver the six-wheeled robot to the surface of the Red Planet.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 26.07.19

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Ursache für Kopplungsproblem bei Sojus MS-14 geklärt

Die Ursache für das Kopplungsproblem des russischen Raumschiffs Sojus MS-14 Ende August ist geklärt. Schuld sei ein loses Kabel am Annäherungs- und Kopplungssystem Kurs der Internationalen Raumstation ISS gewesen, teilte der russische Kosmonaut Alexander Skworzow mit.

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Rogosin will Ursache für Loch in der Orbitalsektion von Sojus MS-09 geheim halten

Die GK Roskosmos kennt den Grund für das Loch in der Orbitalsektion des Raumschiffes Sojus MS-09. Er werde diese Information der Öffentlichkeit aber nicht mitteilen, sagte der Chef der russischen Raumfahrtagentur, Dmitri Rogosin, am Mittwoch vor Studenten der Baltischen Staatlichen Technischen Universität Wejenmech D. F. […]

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SOFIA – NASA Jumbojet

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 13.06.19

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Hayabusa2 dropped a Target Marker on Asteroid Ryugu / Raumsonde Hayabusa 2 setzte einen zweiten Zielmarker auf dem Asteroiden Ryugu ab

Low descent observation operation (PPTD-TM1B) | Topics

The low descent observation operation (PPTD-TM1B) will be conducted between June 11 – 13. As we successfully dropped a target marker in area CO1 during the PPTD-TM1A operation that was performed between May 28 – 30, a target marker will not be dropped during PPTD-TM1B, but observations will be taken near the artificial crater. Preparations for the descent began on June 11 and the descent will begin on June 12 at 11:40 JST (on-board time) with the spacecraft descending at a speed of 0.4m/s. The speed will be reduced to 0.1 m/s at 22:00 JST on the same day. The spacecraft will read an altitude of about 35m on June 13 at 10:34 JST and then begin to ascend from 10:57 JST. The schedule of the operation is shown in Figure 1. Please be aware that the actual operation time may differ as the times shown are the planned values.

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Treasure Hunting With Hayabusa2

IN THE EARLY hours of 22 February, light was just beginning to brighten the campus of JAXA’s Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) in Kanagawa, Japan. It should have been a quiet time, but the Hayabusa2 control room was packed with people. We were about to land on an asteroid.

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft grabs epic close-up just 30 feet above asteroid

The Japanese asteroid-hunter had another photo opportunity when it dropped a target marker on asteroid Ryugu.

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Hayabusa2 probe’s new target marker on asteroid only 3 meters off its mark

A target marker released by Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe in late May to guide its landing onto the asteroid Ryugu fell just 3 meters away from the spot the probe was aiming for, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said on June 11.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 09.05.19

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Rosetta ‚post-mission‘ – new findings relating to the temperature and nature of the comet’s surface

Two-and-a-half years have passed since the operational phase of the Rosetta mission came to an end in September 2016. However, scientific evaluation of the enormous amounts of data from the instruments on the spacecraft and the Philae lander is still ongoing.

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Here’s an Update on Hayabusa2’s Crater-Creating Explosion

Hayabusa2’s SCI experiment fell toward Ryugu for 40 minutes before detonating about 300 meters above the surface.

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As Gaia Maps Our Galaxy, This Telescope Keeps an Eye on the Spacecraft

Europe’s star-mapping spacecraft, Gaia, streaks across the Milky Way in a new image captured by a ground telescope. The image will help refine scientists‘ knowledge of Gaia’s orbit.

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Venus Missions? Interstellar Probes? Here Are 18 Wild Space Tech Ideas NASA Is Looking At

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program funds 18 project proposals. The projects are aimed to design and test technology concepts for potential future NASA missions.

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Russische ISS-Kosmonauten erhalten nur am Tag des Sieges dienstfrei

Die beiden russischen Kosmonauten in der Internationalen Raumstation ISS erhalten zum Tag des Sieges (9. 5.) nicht so lange frei wie ihre Landsleute auf der Erde.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 02.05.19

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Power Issue on International Space Station / Problem bei der ISS-Stromversorgung

Problem bei der ISS-Stromversorgung –   Keine unmittelbare Gefahr für die Besatzung

In der Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist es am Montag zu einem Problem bei der Stromversorgung gekommen. Es bestehe aber keine unmittelbare Gefahr für die Besatzung, teilte die US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA mit. Es werde an der Ermittlung der Ursachen gearbeitet.

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Stromversorgungsprobleme auf ISS führen zur Verschiebung von SpaceX-Start

Teilweiser Stromausfall auf der ISS. Die Astronauten sind nicht in Gefahr, aber Nachschub kann nicht geliefert werden.

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Stromversorgungsprobleme auf ISS führen zur Verschiebung von SpaceX-Start

Teilweiser Stromausfall auf der ISS. Die Astronauten sind nicht in Gefahr, aber Nachschub kann nicht geliefert werden.

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Dragon Cargo Mission Launch No Earlier than May 3

On April 29, the space station team identified an issue with one of the station’s Main Bus Switching Units that distributes power to two of the eight power channels on the station.  There are no immediate concerns for the crew or the station. Teams are working on a plan to robotically replace the failed unit and restore full power to the station system. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. The earliest possible launch opportunity is no earlier than Friday, May 3.

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NASA Delays SpaceX Dragon Cargo Launch Due to Space Station Power Glitch

NASA and SpaceX have postponed the planned launch of a new Dragon cargo ship this week due to a power system glitch on the International Space Station. Liftoff is no earlier than May 3.

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Crew Waits for Dragon Mission While Teams Troubleshoot Power Issue

A SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is poised to liftoff this week from Florida to the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crew will welcome Dragon when it arrives three days later carrying nearly 5,500 pounds of cargo.

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Space Research Continues on Station as NASA, SpaceX Move Off May 1 Launch

On April 29, the space station team identified an issue with one of the station’s Main Bus Switching Units that distributes power to two of the eight power channels on the station.  There are no immediate concerns for the crew or the station. Teams are working on a plan to robotically replace the failed unit and restore full power to the station system. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. The earliest possible launch opportunity is no earlier than Friday, May 3.

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Live coverage: NASA studying space station electrical system issue – Spaceflight Now

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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) – 04.04.19

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Mars Express matches methane spike measured by Curiosity

A reanalysis of data collected by ESA’s Mars Express during the first 20 months of NASA’s Curiosity mission found one case of correlated methane detection, the first time an in-situ measurement has been independently confirmed from orbit.

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There Is Definitely Methane on Mars, Scientists Say. But Is It a Sign of Life?

We may be one step closer to cracking the Mars methane mystery.

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All-Female Spacewalk Was Cancelled on ‚My Recommendation,‘ Astronaut Anne McClain Says

Astronaut Anne McClain is defending NASA’s decision to scrap the first all-female spacewalk over a lack of appropriately sized spacesuits.

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NASA Won’t Have 2 Medium-Size Spacesuits Ready Any Time Soon Despite Criticism

NASA isn’t planning to change the International Space Station’s current spacesuit configuration, which drew criticism after size constraints stymied the first spacewalk of all female astronauts.

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Spacesuit Sizing Stymied a Historic NASA Moment, and It May Always Be Tricky

t’s spacewalk season this spring at the International Space Station, and that means astronauts are relying on highly engineered, difficult-to-fit suits to stay safe in the vacuum of space.

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These Simulations Reveal What Happened During India’s Anti-Satellite Missile Test (Videos)

A U.S. space and defense software company created two new simulation videos, revealing how the anti-satellite weapon recently launched by India might have looked hitting a satellite in space.

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The Lunar South Pole Is a Rich Target for NASA’s 2024 Moon Goal

Pence’s five-year lunar challenge targets the moon’s south pole, an area rich in water and science.

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 27.03.19

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NASA Moon Orbiter Tracks Chinese Rover on Lunar Farside (Photos)

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter continues to monitor the whereabouts and wanderings of China’s Yutu 2 rover on the moon’s far side.

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US to Return Astronauts to the Moon by 2024, VP Pence Says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024 — just five years from now — during the National Space Council meeting on Tuesday

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NASA Chief Vows Quick Action to Return Astronauts to the Moon by 2024

NASA’s chief says the agency is all set to meet a new challenge — returning humans to land on the moon within the next five years.

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US-Astronauten sollen binnen fünf Jahren zum Mond

Die US-Regierung setzt klare Ziele für die Raumfahrt, um Konkurrenten wie China abzuhängen. Die Raumfahrtagentur Nasa steht unter Druck.

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US Is in a New Space Race with China and Russia, VP Pence Says

The United States‘ goal of putting astronauts on the moon by 2024 is motivated at least in part by a desire to defeat Russia and China, Vice President Mike Pence said.

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Kein passendes Oberteil: Erster ISS-Außeneinsatz nur mit Frauen abgesagt

Auf der ISS kann ein Raumanzug in passender Größe nicht rechtzeitig vorbereitet werden. Damit scheitert der erste gemeinsame Außeneinsatz zweier Astronautinnen.

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Fehlende Raumanzüge: Nasa sagt ISS-Außeneinsatz nur mit Astronautinnen vorerst ab

Am Freitag hätte es auf der ISS eine Premiere geben sollen: einen Außeneinsatz nur mit Astronautinnen. Doch daraus wird erst einmal nichts – es gab Probleme mit den Größen der Raumanzüge.

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Astronauts Won’t Make the 1st All Female Spacewalk After All, NASA Says

The first all-female spacewalk in history won’t be happening this week after all due to a last-minute crew swap, NASA announced today

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1st All-Female Spacewalk Scrapped Over Safety Concerns, Not Sexism

Two NASA astronauts were on the verge of making history this week by becoming the first women to take a spacewalk unaccompanied by men. Here’s why NASA canceled that milestone.

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Die ISS beim Großen Hund am 24.03.19

Die ISS ist in diesen Tagen wieder gut am Abendhimmel zu sehen. Dieses Mal ärgert die Raumstation den Großen Hund, da sie nahe am Stern Sirius vorbeifliegt. 😁

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