Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 12.12.19

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This will be the last issue for the year 2019. During the holiday season and year change, this newsletter will be „on vacation“. The next issue will be published on Januar, 9th 2020. Thank you for following this newsletter. Have a Merry Christmas and a marvelous start into the New Year!

Dies ist die letzte Ausgabe für das Jahr 2019. Der Newsletter wird während der Weihnachtsfeiertage und zum Jahreswechsel „in den Urlaub gehen“. Die nächste Ausgabe wird am 9. Januar 2020 veröffentlicht. Ich bedanke mich für das Interesse und folgen dieser Zeitschrift. Ich wünsche Ihnen allen eine frohe Weihnachtszeit und einen exzellenten Start in das Neue Jahr!

ESA gibt die weltweit erste Weltraummüllbeseitigung in Auftrag

ClearSpace-1 wird die erste Weltraummission sein, die Trümmer aus der Erdumlaufbahn entfernt. Die Mission soll 2025 starten und wurde bei einem von einem Start-up geführten kommerziellen Konsortium in Auftrag gegeben, um einen neuen Markt für In-Orbit-Service und Trümmerbeseitigung zu erschließen.

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Europe Is Launching a Suicide Robot to ‚Hug‘ Space Trash Out of Orbit

The ESA has announced a mission to launch a four-armed robot to grab a single piece of space junk and drag it into the atmosphere.

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XMM-Newton’s 20th anniversary in space

On 10 December, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory is celebrating its 20th launch anniversary. In those two decades, the observatory has supplied a constant stream of outstanding science. One area that the mission has excelled in is the science of black holes, having had a profound effect on our understanding of these cosmic enigmas.

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20 Jahre Röntgenastronomie mit XMM-Newton:   ESA-Satellit liefert aufsehenerregende Forschungsergebnisse

Eine der erfolgreichsten europäischen Weltraummissionen feiert Geburtstag: Das von Airbus für die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA entwickelte und gebaute Röntgenobservatorium XMM-Newton startete am 10. Dezember 1999, um das Röntgenuniversum zu erforschen. Seither habe XMM-Newton gleichzeitig Röntgenstrahlen, sichtbares und ultraviolettes Licht beobachtet und seine Rolle als eines der wichtigsten astronomischen Observatorien aller […]

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XMM-Newton at 20: Taking care of the science operations

On 10 December 1999, as XMM-Newton launched from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, no one was expecting that the mission would last for two decades.

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XMM-Newton at 20: The large-scale Universe

During its 20 years in space, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has made many exciting discoveries. But no one could have predicted that the very first observation of the spacecraft would be one of its most important.

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XMM-Newton at 20: The fascinating X-ray universe

ESA’s X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has now spent 20 years in orbit. In those two decades it has made many scientific breakthroughs, helping bring X-ray astronomy into the main stream of astronomical investigation.

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Two Rovers to Roll on Mars Again: Curiosity and Mars 2020

They look like twins. But under the hood, the rover currently exploring the Red Planet and the one launching there this summer have distinct science tools and roles to play.

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How NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Hunt for Alien Life

Spotting signs of long-dead life is a tall order for a lonely robot on a faraway world, but NASA’s next Mars rover should be up to the challenge, mission team members said.

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Moon Brightness Mystery Prompts Launch of Airborne Telescope

A flying telescope recently captured some of the most accurate measurements ever of the moon’s brightness.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 28.01.19

Title Image: © NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ Ryan Fitzgibbons, Walt Feimer, Chris Meaney, Swarupa Nune, and Merav Opher)
Link: https://www.space.com/voyager-2-detects-heliopause-plasma-shield.html

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Two of a Space Kind: Apollo 12 and Mars 2020

Apollo 12 and the upcoming Mars 2020 mission may be separated by half a century, but they share several goals unique in the annals of space exploration.

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SpaceX’s 1st Full-Size Starship Prototype Suffers Anomaly in Pressure Test

The test campaign for SpaceX’s first full-size prototype of its Starship Mars-colonization vehicle may have lasted just a single day.

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Ähnliche Prozesse wie auf der Erde formten und formen die Oberfläche des größten Saturnmondes

Kein anderer Himmelskörper im Sonnensystem ähnelt der Erde stärker als Titan. Der Saturnmond besitzt wie unser Heimatplanet einen Flüssigkeitszyklus, der aufgrund der sehr viel tieferen Temperaturen allerdings auf Methan statt auf Wasser basiert: Es gibt Seen und Flüsse aus Methan, Methan verdampft und es gibt Methan-Niederschläge. „Trotz der Unterschiede zwischen den beteiligten Stoffen und den Temperaturen gibt es viele Oberflächenstrukturen,…

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Russland:  Neuer Verhaltens-Kodex für Funkverkehr zwischen Flugleitzentrum und ISS-Segment

Der Funkverkehr zwischen dem Flugleitzentrum (ZUP) in Koroljow bei Moskau und dem russischen ISS-Segment läuft seit kurzem nach einem neuen Verhaltens-Kodex ab. Wie die Nachrichtenagentur RIA Nowosti am Montag meldet, soll dabei kurz, klar, deutlich, langsam (nicht mehr als 100 Wörter pro Minute), mit gleichbleibender Lautstärke und technisch versiert gesprochen […]

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India Admits Its Moon Lander Crashed, Cites Problem with Braking Thrusters

It turns out that India’s crashed moon lander had an issue with its brakes.

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There’s a Violent Battle Between Solar Wind and Cosmic Rays, and Voyager 2 Just Passed Through it

At the edge of our solar system, a fierce battle rages between solar wind and interstellar rays. NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has now passed through the frontlines.

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Will Europe Finally Get Its Asteroid-Deflection Mission Off the Ground?

Hera would observe the effects of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirect Test.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 31.10.19

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Mars Rover 2020

Mars 2020 Stands on Its Own Six Wheels

In time-lapse video, taken at JPL, captures the first time NASA’s Mars 2020 rover carries its full weight on its legs and wheels.

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Mars 2020 Unwrapped and Ready for More Testing

In time-lapse video, bunny-suited engineers remove the inner layer of protective foil on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover after it was relocated for testing.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Tests Descent-Stage Separation

A crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from NASA’s Mars 2020 rover after technicians tested the pyrotechnic charges that separate the two spacecraft.

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Mars 2020 Rover Cost Could Starve Other Red Planet Missions

The Mars science community is concerned that the growing costs of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission could affect the availability of funds for other robotic missions.

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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) – 20.06.19

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New Website Replays Apollo 11 First Moon Landing Mission in Real Time

With a single click, a new website can take you back 50 years and place you directly into the real-time action of the first moon landing mission.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

The Mast Is Raised for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

Engineers at JPL take a group selfie after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover.

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NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover Gets Its 1st Wheels, and a Mast, Too (Ahoy!)

Engineers have installed the headlike mast on the Mars 2020 rover and put on a (temporary) set of wheels as well.

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You Can Watch NASA’s Build Its Mars 2020 Rover Live Online

NASA is letting the world watch its next Mars rover come together.

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