Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 16.11.17

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Video: Cygnus Cargo Craft Rides into Orbit atop Second Upgraded Antares Rocket
Orbital ATK successfully launched an Antares 230 rocket from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located on NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Installed on ISS for Critical Supplies Delivery
The Cygnus S.S. Gene Cernan arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday for a robotic capture and berthing to become a temporary part of the orbiting laboratory for the delivery…
Cygnus Open for Business; Crew Unloading New Bacteria, Plant and Tech Studies
The Expedition 53 astronauts are continuing to unload several thousand pounds of space cargo from the new Cygnus resupply ship that arrived Tuesday morning. Some of the new science cargo…
Cygnus Installed on Station With New Science Experiments
The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:15 a.m. EST. The spacecraft will spend about three…
`Beyond A Year In Space`: Astronaut Scott Kelly`s Epic Documentary Airs on PBS Wednesday (Exclusive Clip)
Twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly were separated for almost a year, undergoing intensive measurements when one was in space and one was on Earth. But that was only the beginning of their…
Mystery of Pluto`s Super-Cold Weather Solved
The more we learn about Pluto, the more interesting the little world becomes. Hydrocarbon particles in Pluto’s atmosphere are responsible for the dwarf planet’s surprisingly low…
Privately Funded Team May Launch Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus
SEATTLE – A privately funded team may beat NASA to the punch when it comes to looking for life on the Saturn moon Enceladus. Breakthrough Initiatives – a program founded by billionaire tech…
Raumfahrtmedizin: Marsmission für Menschen zu gefährlich?
Eine bemannte Mission zum Mars gilt als nächster großer Schritt bei der Erkundung des Sonnensystems durch den Menschen. Die Besatzung einer solchen Expedition müsste dazu lange Zeit in…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 12.10.17

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ALMA & Rosetta: Der Lebensindikator, der keiner ist
„Durch das leistungsstarke ALMA-Teleskop können wir mittlerweile Moleküle nachweisen, die Lichtjahre von uns entfernt sind“, so Jes Jørgensen vom Niels-Bohr-Institut der Universität…
ALMA and Rosetta Detect Organohalogens in Two Distant Places in Space
Observations made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESA’s Rosetta mission, have detected the faint molecular fingerprint of methyl chloride in gas, a chemical…
U.S. Spacewalkers Repair Space Station Robotic Arm in Successful 7-Hour Excursion
Veteran NASA spacewalker Randy Bresnik and EVA rookie Mark Vande Hei spent nearly seven hours working outside the International Space Station on Thursday, conducting important maintenance…
Spacewalkers Wrap Up Robotic Arm Work
Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei of NASA completed a 6 hour, 55 minute spacewalk at 3 p.m. EDT. The two astronauts replaced one of two Latching End…
Gallery: Spacewalkers Work Outside Space Station to Repair Robotic Arm
View the recent spacewalk by ISS Expedition 53 Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei through their perspective with these photos collected during U.S. EVA-44, performed on October 5,…
ISS Astronauts Hope for Repeat Spacewalk Success on Tuesday
Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei are gearing up for their second spacewalk in five days, looking to repeat the success of last Thursday’s excursion that accomplished all primary…
Astronauts Back Inside Station After Second Spacewalk
Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei of NASA completed a 6 hour, 26 minute spacewalk at 2:22 p.m. EDT. The two astronauts lubricated components of the…
Atlas V Rocket Rolls Back after Three Back-to-Back Launch Scrubs
Update (Oct. 6): The launch of ULA’s Atlas V rocket was delayed again Friday morning due to uncooperative weather at the Cape Canaveral launch site with violations of lightning and cloud…
Atlas V Rocket Rolls Back after Three Back-to-Back Launch Scrubs
ULA’s Atlas V rocket carrying the classified NROL-52 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been forced to move back into its Integration Facility after suffering three…

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ISS Überflug am 30.09.17 und Zeitraffer vom Tag

Da sich morgens schon schönes Wetter ansagte, entschloss ich mich kurzfristig, von unserer Terrasse aus Zeitrafferbilder den ganzen Samstag über bis in die Nacht zu schießen. Daraus sollten dann schöne Filme entstehen. Und da die Zeit ab 18 Uhr sowieso für Überstunden im Home Office verplant war, konnte ich die Kamera auch abends ruhigen Gewissens so lange draußen stehen lassen, bis das angesagte Schlechtwetter eintrifft. Gegen 0:30 Uhr holte ich die Kamera dann vorsichtshalber zurück in die Wohnung. Der Himmel hatte sich schon bedrohlich zugezogen.

Während die Kamera abends schön vor sich hinfotografierte, poppte am Smartphone plötzlich ein Alarm vom Astronomieprogramm Sky Safari auf: die ISS wird in 5 Minuten am Himmel zu sehen sein. Ich ging schnell auf die Terrasse, um die Time Lapse Aufnahmen des Fotoapparats zu unterbrechen und den Live Composite Modus für die ISS-Trail Aufnahme einzustellen. Die ISS flog dann schön vom Südwesten über den Mond hinweg Richtung Osten:

ISS Trail vom 29..09.17, ab 19:26 Uhr

Danach setzte ich die Zeitrafferaufnahmen fort. Daraus ist folgender Film entstanden:

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) – 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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