Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 18.10.18

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NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here’s why that’s a brilliant idea

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural History Museum were soliciting reservations for the first space tourism mission, well before the modern era of Blue Origins, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic. All you had to do was supply your address and tick the box for your preferred destination, which included Venus. Today, Venus is unlikely to be a dream destination for aspiring space tourists. As revealed by numerous missions in the last few decades, rather than being a paradise, the planet is a hellish world of infernal temperatures, a corrosive toxic atmosphere and crushing pressures at the surface. Despite this, NASA is currently working on a conceptual manned mission to Venus, named the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept

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via the conversation https://theconversation.com –  October 16, 2018 at 06:55PM

BepiColombo Spacecraft – Mercury / Merkur

Das Missionsteam übt für den epischen Start der Merkur-Mission BepiColombo

Der Flug der internationalen Raumsonde BepiColombo steht kurz bevor und bringt sie auf einer äußerst komplexen Reise zum innersten Planeten des Sonnensystems, dem Merkur. Mit einer Flugroute von fast 9 Milliarden Kilometern über einen Zeitraum von mehr als sieben Jahren wird BepiColombo neun planetarische Flybys absolvieren. Es handelt sich dabei um eine der anspruchsvollsten Missionen, die jemals im ESOC-Kontrollzentrum der ESA durchgeführt wurden.

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via ESA Germany https://ift.tt/2x4SuLK October 15, 2018 at 06:05PM

Practising for BepiColombo’s epic escape to Mercury

The international BepiColombo spacecraft will soon take flight, on a complex journey to the innermost planet of the Solar System, Mercury. Encompassing nine planetary flybys and travelling a total distance of nine billion km over a period of seven years, this will be one of the most intricate journeys ever flown by mission teams at ESA’s ESOC mission control centre.

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via ESA Operations https://ift.tt/2Of8f9g October 12, 2018 at 03:48PM

Watch BepiColombo launch

Watch live as the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury is launched on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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via ESA Space Science https://ift.tt/2CKg5Xg October 16, 2018 at 02:07PM

Sojus Fehlstart / Soyuz Launch Failure

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague ‚Rolls with Punches‘ After Harrowing Soyuz Launch Failure

On Oct. 11, NASA astronaut Nick Hague was supposed to make the longest journey of his life to that point, traveling up to the International Space Station for a six-month stint. Instead, he and his colleague came abruptly tumbling back to Earth after the rocket experienced a booster failure a couple of minutes into the launch.

Today, Hague spoke to media and the public for the first time since the failed launch, sharing what it was like to be in the capsule and how he and his family are responding to the event.

Read more… https://www.space.com/42155-soyuz-abort-astronaut-nick-hague-first-interviews.html

via Space.com https://www.space.com – October 16, 2018 at 06:53PM

Soyuz Rocket’s Launch-Abort Close Call Highlights Poor Space-Policy Decisions (Op-Ed)

On Oct. 11, a Russian Soyuz MS-10 launched into a blue sky from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying a crew of two bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Everything was going well until just after first-stage separation, when observers saw a cloud of debris fall from the rocket. Moments later, a Russian flight controller announced that the booster had suffered a failure. The crew and the mission control team acted calmly and professionally, conducting a successful abort that led to a safe landing from which the crew walked away.

Read more… https://www.space.com/42156-soyuz-abort-close-call-space-policy-leroy-chiao-opinion.html

via Space.com https://www.space.com – October 16, 2018 at 06:54PM

Soyuz Space Crew Launch Failure 2018: Full Coverage

On Oct. 11, 2018, two astronauts piled into a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for what should have been a routine trip to the International Space Station. But just a few minutes after liftoff, an issue with the Soyuz’s rocket — also called Soyuz — triggered an emergency landing, which both crewmembers survived in good condition.

Space.com has been covering the incident and its implications for human space exploration since liftoff. Read our complete coverage below.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 12, 2018 at 08:53PM

 

Read more artikels about the Soyus Launch failure, please refer to chapter “International Space Station.

Mehr Artikel zum Fehlstart der Sojus finden Sie im Kapitel “Internationale Raumstation.

 

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Soyuz Start Failure / Fehlgeschlagener Sojus Start – Update Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 11.10.18

ISS Soyuz Start Failure /
Fehlgeschlagener Sojus Start zur ISS

Fehlgeschlagener „Sojus“-Start: Notfall in 70 Kilometer Höhe – SPIEGEL ONLINE – Wissenschaft

Bei Start der Mission „Sojus MS-10“ ist es zu einem schweren technischen Problem gekommen. Die Crew hat überlebt. Für die bemannte Raumfahrt ist die Notlandung ein herber Rückschlag.

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via SPIEGEL ONLINE – October 11, 2018 at 02:49PM

Soyuz Rocket Launch Failure Forces Emergency Landing for US-Russian Space Station Crew

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a new U.S.-Russian crew to the International Space Station failed during its ascent Thursday (Oct. 11), sending its crew capsule falling back toward Earth in a ballistic re-entry, NASA officials said. A search-and-rescue team has reached the landing site, both crewmembers are in good condition and have left the Soyuz capsule as of 6:10 a.m. EDT, NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean said during live television commentary. Russian space agency Roscosmos has released photographs of both astronauts being checked over after their abrupt landing.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 11, 2018 at 11:15AM

Soyuz-Crew übersteht Notlandung nach Raketen-Fehlstart unbeschadet

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via Abenteuer Astronomie https://ift.tt/2MdIuV3 October 11, 2018 at 05:42PM

Crew in Good Condition After Booster Failure

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 11, 2018 at 02:14PM

Statement on Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort

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via Space Station https://ift.tt/2wMtckx October 11, 2018 at 01:14PM

NASA Administrator Promises Investigation into Astronauts‘ Emergency Landing After Soyuz Failure

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 11, 2018 at 01:59PM

Here’s What Today’s Soyuz Launch Failure Means for Space Station Astronauts

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via Space.com – October 11, 2018 at 03:52PM

Sojus-Rakete: Fehlstart bringt russische Raumfahrt ins Wanken – WELT

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via DIE WELT – October 11, 2018 at 03:59PM

ISS: Sojus-Start zur ISS endet mit Notlandung

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via astronews.com https://ift.tt/2Nsqawi October 11, 2018 at 02:43PM

Rescued Soyuz Crew is landing in Baikonur / Gerettete Sojus Besatzung landet in Baikonur

Video from live coverage (starting at 1:14 hours) / Video der Liveübertragung (Start ab 1Std 14 Min.)

 

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 04.10.18

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Hayabusa 2 – Mascot Lander – Asteroid Ryugu

MASCOT landet auf Asteroid Ryugu

Endlich ist es so weit! Die Mission der japanischen Raumsonde Hayabusa 2 erreicht morgen (am 3. Oktober 2018) einen ihrer Höhepunkte. Ende Juni ist die Sonde beim Asteroid Ryugu angekommen. Im August hat Hayabusa 2 die ersten Nahaufnahmen der Asteroidenoberfläche aus der Umlaufbahn gemacht. Und nun wird die mitgebrachte deutsch-französische Landeeinheit MASCOT abgesetzt.

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via Astrodicticum Simplex https://ift.tt/2pEuSJT October 2, 2018 at 09:31AM

MASCOT landete sicher auf dem Asteroiden Ryugu

Der Asteroid Ryugu hat in 300 Millionen Kilometern Entfernung von der Erde einen neuen Bewohner:  Lander MASCOT wurde am 3. Oktober 2018 auf dem Asteroiden abgesetzt und nahm seine Arbeit auf. Um 3.58 Uhr Mitteleuropäischer Zeit wurde das Landegerät erfolgreich von der japanischen Raumsonde Hayabusa2 getrennt. Damit beginnen für das internationale Team aus Ingenieuren und Wissenschaftler die 16 Stunden, in denen der Lander mit Messungen auf der Asteroidenoberfläche beginnt.

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via DLR Portal – October 3, 2018 at 08:26AM

Live-Blog zur Landung von MASCOT auf Ryugu

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via Skyweek Zwei Punkt Null https://ift.tt/2Nw0izr October 3, 2018 at 01:45AM

Mascot: Landung geglückt

Der wohl heikelste Teil der Hayabusa2-Mission ist anscheinend geglückt. Der Lander Mascot hat die Oberfläche des Asteroiden Ryugu erreicht.

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via Wissenschaft – October 3, 2018 at 10:53AM

Abstieg ins Unbekannte: MASCOT im finalen Countdown vor Asteroidenlandung

Läuft alles nach Plan, ist es am 3. Oktober 2018 soweit: Am frühen Morgen, um 03:58:15 MESZ, wird der Asteroidenlander MASCOT von der Raumsonde Hayabusa2 abgetrennt und einige Minuten später auf der Oberfläche von Ryugu aufsetzen.

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via DLR Portal – News-Archiv Raumfahrt https://ift.tt/2MixW72 October 1, 2018 at 11:36AM

Raumsonde Hayabusa2: Anflug für deutschen Asteroidenlander Mascot hat begonnen

In der Nacht zum Mittwoch soll der deutsche Lander Mascot auf dem Asteroiden Ryugu aufsetzen. Hayabusa2 hat bereits mit dem dafür nötigen Manöver begonnen.

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via heise online – October 2, 2018 at 03:06PM

Tiny German Spacecraft Poised for Hopping Landing on Asteroid Ryugu

A tiny German asteroid lander is expected to touch down on its target late Tuesday, Oct. 2 (EDT). The craft is on a quest to send back data about the mysterious Ryugu’s surface, whose precise composition continues to elude investigators more than three months after the Japanese Hayabusa2, which will deliver MASCOT to the surface, arrived at the space rock.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 2, 2018 at 04:01PM

Japanese Probe Drops Hopping, Shoebox-Sized Lander on Asteroid Ryugu

Two tiny, hopping robots now have a companion on the surface of the big asteroid Ryugu.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- October 3, 2018 at 06:18AM

ESA & Japan: BepiColombo Mission to Mercury / Merkur

ESA Science & Technology: BepiColombo’s journey to Mercury

This animation is based on a launch date of 5 October, marking the start of the launch window in October 2018. It illustrates the gravity assist flybys that the spacecraft will make at Earth, Venus and Mercury before arriving at Mercury in December 2025.

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via ESA Science & Technology: Home page – October 1, 2018 at 12:51PM

ESA Science & Technology: Mission Operations – Getting to Mercury

The Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) is ESA’s scientific contribution to the mission. The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is providing the other science spacecraft, the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO). ESA is also building the Mercury Transfer Module (MTM), which will carry the two orbiters to their destination, and the MMO Sunshield and Interface Structure (MOSIF), which provides thermal protection and the mechanical and electrical interfaces for the MMO.

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via ESA Science & Technology: Home page – October 1, 2018 at 12:51PM

JAXA | „BepiColombo“ Launch Schedule Change

Though Ariane 5 launch with BepiColombo mission explorers aboard was originally scheduled for 10:45 p.m., October 18, (local time in French Guinea) 2018, due to schedule adjustments the launch has moved later as follows:

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via JAXA | Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – October 1, 2018 at 12:52PM

Raumfahrt: Wie „BepiColombo“ den Merkur erforschen soll

Die europäisch-japanische Mission „BepiColombo“ macht sich auf den Weg zum Merkur. Wir erklären Aufgabe und Zeitplan – und was sich die Wissenschaftler von dem Projekt erwarten.

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via Frankfurter Rundschau – October 1, 2018 at 01:19PM

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 20.09.18

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No Signal from Mars Rover Opportunity

NASA Starts 45-Day Clock to Contact Mars Rover Opportunity as Dust Storm Wanes

The planet-enveloping dust storm on Mars has settled enough for NASA to start a 45-day active-listening period in which the agency hopes to make contact with the rover Opportunity after three months of silence, NASA announced yesterday (Sept. 11).

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- September 12, 2018 at 06:48PM

The clock is now officially ticking on NASA’s sleeping Opportunity rover

Even if you aren’t particularly interested in space or science news you’ve probably heard about the plight of NASA’s Opportunity rover. The plucky robot, which has far outlived its initial mission and has been conducting “bonus” science work for over a decade since, was swallowed up by a massive dust storm on Mars, cutting off sunlight and causing it to lose power due to lack of solar energy for its batteries.

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via BGR https://bgr.com- September 15, 2018 at 08:51PM

A new listening plan for Mars Opportunity rover

No signal from Opportunity has been heard since Sol 5111 (June 10, 2018), though NASA has approved a strategy for listening for the rover through January of 2019.

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via Mars Daily – September 19, 2018 at 05:10AM

ISS hole follow-up / ISS Leck, wie geht es weiter

Russian Conspiracy Mongering In Space

A growing number of Russian publications have been putting forth an absurd new theory–that a NASA astronaut deliberately caused the leak on board the station in order to force the evacuation of a sick crew member

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via NASA Watch http://nasawatch.com/- September 12, 2018 at 06:09PM

Russian Space Agency to NASA: Investigation Into Space Station Leak Is Under Way

Two weeks after astronauts and cosmonauts repaired an air leak at the International Space Station, investigators are still trying to figure out how the tiny hole got there.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- September 13, 2018 at 08:12PM

Space Station Commander: It’s ‚Absolutely a Shame‘ to Suggest Astronauts Caused Air Leak

The leader of the current mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is hitting back against the suggestion that he or one of his crewmates might have caused the orbiting lab’s recent air leak.

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via Space.com https://www.space.com- September 12, 2018 at 11:18PM

Loch in der ISS: Die Raumstation, das Leck und ein böser Verdacht

Das Loch in der internationalen Raumstation war schnell abgedichtet – aber wie es entstand, bleibt ungeklärt. Bohrte es ein gestresster Astronaut? Den ungeheuerlichen Verdacht hat eine russische Zeitung in Umlauf gebracht.

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via SPIEGEL ONLINE – Nachrichten http://www.spiegel.de- September 13, 2018 at 04:50PM

Raumfahrt: Zoff im All um zwei Millimeter

Ende August haben die Astronauten der Internationalen Raumstation ISS ein winziges Loch in einem Modul entdeckt. Eine Untersuchungskommission der russischen Weltraumbehörde verdächtigt die US-Astronauten, das Loch absichtlich gebohrt zu haben, um eine vorzeitige Rückkehr eines erkrankten Kollegen zu erzwingen. Der ISS-Kommandant Feustel schließt eine Verwicklung von Besatzungsmitgliedern aus. Derlei Mutmaßungen seien „beschämend“

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via sueddeutsche.de https://ift.tt/2MuYv9v September 13, 2018 at 05:10PM

40 Jahre Deutsche Im Weltraum –   Sonderausstellung im Deutschen Technikmuseum in Berlin

Es ist jetzt 40 Jahre her, dass am sowjetischen Weltraumbahnhof Baikonur eine Rakete abhob und den ersten Deutschen ins All brachte: den DDR-Kosmonauten Sigmund Jähn. seit Juni ist mit Alexander Gerst der nunmehr elfte Deutsche im All unterwegs. Grund genug für das Deutsche Technikmuseum, der hiesigen Raumfahrt eine Sonderausstellung zu widmen.

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Countdown Ticker zur totalen Mondfinsternis und ein bisschen Marsopposition am 27. Juli 2018

Der Countdown Ticker endet hier. Weiter geht es jetzt mit meinem Liveticker

Ich wechsle jetzt zu meinem Liveticker Blogartikel. Dort werde ich, so es die Mobilverbindung zulässt, über meine Eindrücke vom Abend berichten.

Update 26.07.18 – 11:15 Uhr: ISS Überflug während der Mondfinsternis

Neben Mondfinsternis und Marsopposition gibt es noch ein drittes Ereignis an diesem Abend: der Überflug der ISS über Deutschland. Innerhalb weniger Minuten wird sie als sehr heller Punkt aus dem Westen kommend, sehr nahe beim Zenit (südliche Richtung) vorbeifliegen und in östlicher Richtung untergehen. Das folgende Video, mit der App SkySafari Pro erstellt, verdeutlicht den Überflug. Der angenommene Standort dort ist Berlin:

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 12.07.18

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Hayabusa2: Funkkontakt zum Asteroidenlander MASCOT
  HAYABUSA2 Funkkontakt zum Asteroidenlander MASCOT Redaktion / Pressemitteilung des DLRastronews.com 6. Juli 2018
Das Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) zeigt ab dem 10. Juli 2018 in der unteren Rathaushalle Bremen eine neu konzipierte Ausstellung zur aktuellen Mission Hayabusa2 und MASCOT. Die japani…
Im Oktober soll der Roboter „Mascot“ auf einem Asteroiden landen. Einen ersten Kontakt hat die Bodenstation nun zu dem Gerät hergestellt. Fehlt nur noch ein geeigneter Landeplatz.
A Russian Progress cargo spacecraft launched to the International Space Station today (July 9) to deliver supplies to the crew of Expedition 56 in record time.
Carrying almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted Russian Progress 70 cargo craft launched at 5:51 p.m. EDT (3:51 a.m. July 10 in Baikonur) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Traveling about 250 miles over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, the unpiloted Russian Progress 70 cargo ship docked at 9:31 p.m. EDT to the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station.
So schnell war vorher noch keiner: In gut dreieinhalb Stunden ist ein russischer Raumfrachter zur ISS geflogen. Alexander Gerst war dorthin zuletzt gut zwei Tage unterwegs.
Bislang konnte Roskosmos die Flugzeit zur ISS auf sechs Stunden drücken, nun gelang es in weniger als vier. Davon sollen bald Astronauten profitieren.

NASA Sun & Space
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“We’re less than a month away from the launch of Parker #SolarProbe! Follow along with @NASA_LSP’s countdown to T-zero 👇 t.co/gDQOdA44sV t.co/GIhfII3VJ5

In a new special episode on Science Channel, explore Jupiter with the Juno spacecraft.
Die Zukunft der Internationalen Raumstation ist bis 2024 gesichert. Danach soll die ISS gezielt in der Atmosphäre zum Absturz gebracht und die Überreste im Meer versenkt werden. Die NASA probt mit der Raumkapsel „Cygnus“ jetzt schon einmal für dieses spektakuläre Manöver.

Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 05.07.18

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Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo is already in use worldwide, usable by itself or in combination with the US Global Positioning System (GPS). Now a combined Galileo–GPS positioning fix has been achieved in space – aboard the International Space Station – through an ESA–NASA…
Der Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg wird in der Riege der Katastrophenprojekte gerne als führend genannt. Dass es trotzdem noch schlimmer……
NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover remains silent as a giant dust storm continues to swirl on the Red Planet.
Die ESA-Mars-Sonde Mars Express macht mit ihrer VMC-Kamera globale Aufnahmen der Mars-Oberfläche. Aktuell dokumentiert sie einen gewaltigen Staubsturm.
When you get caught in a storm here on Earth, you just find shelter for a little while and let it pass, but things are a whole lot different on Mars. It’s now been three weeks since the massive dus…
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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 28.06.18

 

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On 26 June 2018, Hayabusa2 arrived at its target asteroid, Ryugu. In a very brief status update, I present comparisons of Ryugu to other previously visited asteroids and comets.
Den erdnahen Asteroiden auf der Spur: Raumsonde Hayabusa2 und Lander MASCOT erreichen Ryugu

 

Eine 3200 Millionen Kilometer weite Reise liegt hinter der japanischen Raumsonde Hayabusa2 mit dem deutsch-französischen Lander MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) an Bord. Seit Dezember 2014 reist…
  HAYABUSA2 Sonde erreicht Asteroiden Ryugu Redaktion / Pressemitteilung des DLRastronews.com 27. Juni 2018
Die japanische Sonde Hayabusa 2 kommt in wenigen Tagen an ihrem Asteroiden an. Bei sich hat sie einen Lander aus Deutschland.
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has reached the diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu.
A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
“Bald das neue zu Hause von @MASCOT2018 und #hayabusa2 – heute schon auf dem Weltraumbild des Tages: der #Asteroid Ryugu! Bild via @apod
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The Independent Review Board (IRB) established by NASA to assess progress on its James Webb Space Telescope has unanimously recommended that development on the world’s premier science observatory should continue; NASA has established a new launch date for Webb of March 30, 2021.
„NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT [17:00 UTC], Wednesday, June 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope and the findings of an external independent review board. Webb will be the world’s premier infrared space observatory and the largest astronomical…
“Updated plot of #JWST Budget/Launch Date projections. Each blue dot was one such media advisory. I’m genuinely not trying to be snarky – JWST will do transformational science – but this … this isn’t a good look.”
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope and the findings of an external independent review board.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has sued two of his children, his former manager and family foundation alleging fraud and seeking to regain control over his estate, including his space memorabilia and artifacts, as well as „all elements of the Buzz Aldrin brand.“
First someone takes over @TheRealBuzz – Now Buzz Aldrin is suing his entire family and all of his companies and organizations for everything, everywhere (and $ millions of memorabilia). Here’s the lawsuit: https://t.co/EyK0RZtGPA pic.twitter.com/PZzl6ETiAf
Keith’s note: Some background information posted on Twitter with regard to @TheRealBuzz and people associated with various activities using Buzz Aldrin’s name. Click below to read.
„We are deeply disappointed and saddened by the unjustified lawsuit that has been brought against us individually and against the Foundation that we have built together as a family to carry on Dad’s legacy for generations to come. When we established the current structure several years ago, it was…
Our firm represents Andrew Aldrin and Jan Aldrin. Your recent article, „Buzz Aldrin Fights Family for Control of His Space Legacy,“ was riddled with inaccurate and unverified claims which, given the usual high standard of Wall Street Journal reporting, warrant substantial correction on the record….
„It has been our wish from the beginning, to avoid public discussion of our efforts to try to protect our father and his reputation from the debilitating effects of his worsening condition. We sought confidentiality through a motion with the court which held both parties responsible for maintaining…
Der zweite Mann auf dem Mond zieht seine Kinder vor Gericht. Er wirft ihnen vor, sich an seine Millionen heranzumachen. Die Kinder ihrerseits sagen, dass sie ihren Vater nur vor falschen Freunden schützen wollten.

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 21.06.2018

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Saturn has a ravioli moon, so why shouldn’t there be a dumpling asteroid?
Die japanische Sonde Hayabusa 2 rückt dem Asteroiden Ryugu auf die Pelle. Am 27. Juni soll sie dort ankommen und einen Besucher aus Deutschland absetzen: den Lander MASCOT. Das Gerät des DLR soll dem prung unseres Sonnensystems nachforschen.
Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the ESA Council held in Paris on 13 June 2018. The Council discussed Europe’s ambition to play a leading role in the global exploration of space bas…
A huge dust storm began forming on Mars in May 2018 and had expanded to nearly encircle the planet by the middle of June. See images of the storm here.
NASA’s long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is weathering a monster dust storm that has plunged its environs into permanent darkness.
As an intense dust storm rages on Mars, many are wondering — how bad can a Martian storm really be?
Seit fast 15 Jahren rollt der Mars-Roboter Opportunity über den roten Planeten. Nun zwingt ihn aber ein Staubsturm auf dem Mars zu einer Pause.

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 14.06.18

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NASA did find two more scraps of evidence about the kind of life that might exist on Mars. Here’s what the new research really shows.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover hasn’t found signs of alien life, but one of its wheeled brethren just might do so a few short years from now.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has identified a variety of organic molecules on the Red Planet’s surface and found that methane levels vary seasonally in its air. The discoveries aren’t proof of Mars life, but they’re consistent with the idea.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found evidence on Mars with implications for NASA’s search for life.
  CURIOSITY Methan und organische Verbindungen entdeckt von Stefan Deiters astronews.com 8. Juni 2018
Darmstadt – Die Geheimnisse des Merkurs will die europäische Weltraumorganisation Esa mit ihrer bisher schwierigsten Mission lüften: Im Oktober schickt sie eine Raumsonde auf eine sieben Jahre lange Reise zum kleinsten Planeten unseres Sonnensystems.
The $1.1 billion Juno mission has been extended through at least July 2021, NASA officials announced yesterday (June 6). The agency will fund Juno into 2022, to cover the cost of data analysis and close-out activities.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has woken up from hibernation to prepare for a historic New Year’s Day flyby.
You can now watch almost two decades of weather patterns on Earth thanks to an incredible tool from NASA.
One of the main activities in recent weeks for the BepiColombo team at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou has been the installation of multi-layered insulation foils and sewing of high-temperature blankets on the Mercury Planetary Orbiter.The insulation is to protect the spacecraft from the ext…

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