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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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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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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ISS Überflug am 04.06.17 – Berlin

In diesen Tagen lässt sich die Internationale Raumstation (ISS) wieder über Berlin beobachten. Sie erreicht dabei die Helligkeit des Jupiter, der schon in der Abenddämmerung sichtbar ist.

Erste Sichtbarkeit war um ca. 21:57 Uhr. Die Aufnahme erfolgte mit einer Olympus M10 im Live Composite Modus mit 2 Sekunden Belichtungszeit:

ISS Überflug über Berlin am 02.06.17 um 21:57 Uhr

Zweite Sichtbarkeit erfolgte um ca. 23:34 Uhr. Auch hier erfolgte die Aufnahme mit Olympus M10 im Live Composite Modus, allerdings mit 15 Sekunden Belichtungszeit. Im Gegensatz zum vorigen Überflug endet die Sichtbarkeit der Raumstation schon vor der Mitte des Bildes:

ISS Überflug über Berlin am 02.06.17 um 23:37 Uhr