Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 14.12.17

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NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.
NASA to Unveil Exoplanet Discovery Thursday
NASA is about to announce some more big alien-planet news. The agency will hold a news conference Thursday (Dec. 14) at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) to reveal a new discovery made by its prolific…
AI is Now Helping Kepler Find Planets
Media Telecon Dec. 14th to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery „NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST (18:00 UTC) Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its…
Kepler`s Gaze Shifts Toward New Targets
The sixteenth observing campaign of the Kepler spacecraft’s K2 extended mission is now underway. The campaign has prospects for discoveries among 30,000 objects in the direction of the…
SpaceX Rocket Launch for NASA Delayed to Friday for Extra Inspections
SpaceX has again pushed back the launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule filled with NASA cargo – this time to no earlier than Friday (Dec. 13) – for extra inspections and…
Galileo 19-22 gestartet
Europa hat mit dem Ariane-5-Start vam 12. Dezember vier weitere Galileo-Navigationssatelliten auf ihre Umlaufbahnen gebracht. Mit dieser erfolgreichen Etappe ist nur noch ein weiterer Start…
Earth from Space: Amazing Time-Lapse Videos by Astronaut Paolo Nespoli
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli has spent a lot of time orbiting planet Earth on two tours of duty aboard the International Space Station, and one on a NASA space…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 07.12.2017

 

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Pluto, Other Faraway Worlds May Have Buried Oceans
Our solar system may harbor many more potentially habitable worlds than scientists had thought. Subsurface oceans could still slosh beneath the icy crusts of frigid, faraway worlds such as…
NASA`s Next Mars Rover: A Life-Hunting Curiosity 2.0
NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 rover will be a souped-up version of the highly accomplished robot that touched down on the Red Planet in August 2012, agency officials said.
Voyager 1 Just Fired Up its Backup Thrusters for the 1st Time in 37 Years
NASA’s far-flung Voyager 1 spacecraft has taken its backup thrusters out of mothballs. Voyager 1 hadn’t used its four „trajectory correction maneuver“ (TCM) thrusters since November 1980,…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 02.11.2017

 

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Die Mission GRACE geht nach 15 erfolgreichen Jahren zu Ende
Gravititationsänderungen messen und den Klimawandel genau dokumentieren Künstlerische Darstellung der GRACE-Satelliten und der Erde Mehr als 15 Jahre lang dokumentierten die…
GRACE mission comes to an end - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – An Earth science mission launched more than 15 years ago has finally come to an end, slightly earlier than previously expected, NASA announced Oct. 27. In a statement, NASA…
GRACE: Erfolgreiche Schwerefeldmission ist beendet
Fünf Jahre lang sollten die beiden Satelliten der Mission GRACE das Schwerefeld der Erde vermessen, nach mehr als 15 Jahren wurde die Mission in der vergangenen Woche für beendet…
Relive New Horizons Probe`s Historic Discoveries with Epic NASA Video
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – NASA is still up to a month away from setting a new target launch date for the first flight of the Space Launch System, but agency officials said they still expected it…
Its Time For The Semiannual SLS Launch Date Slip
„NASA will soon set a new date for the maiden flight of its massive Space Launch System rocket, which will send the Orion spacecraft on a test flight around the Moon. Previously, this…
Foom! NASA Tests Powerful Engine That Will Take Astronauts into Deep Space
Spectacular footage from a rocket engine test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi shows a larger than life cloud of smoke pouring across a field as spectators look on. The video…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 19.10.17

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First Detection of Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Crash Marks New Era of Astronomy
A new era of astronomy has begun. For the first time ever, scientists have spotted both gravitational waves and light coming from the same cosmic event – in this case, the cataclysmic…
ESA Science & Technology: INTEGRAL sees blast travelling with gravitational waves
ESA’s INTEGRAL satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.
Integral trägt zur Aufzeichnung von Neutronensternenkollision bei
Kollidierende Neutronensterne Integral trägt zur Aufzeichnung von Neutronensternenkollision bei Der ESA-Satellit Integral hat kürzlich eine entscheidende Rolle bei einer bahnbrechenden…
NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years…
Infrared View of NGC 4993, Host Galaxy to a Neutron Star Merger
Infrared View of NGC 4993, Host Galaxy to a Neutron Star Merger
NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has provisionally detected the faint afterglow of the explosive merger of two neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993. The event, labeled GW170817, was initially detected nearly simultaneously in gravitational waves and gamma rays, but subsequent observations by many dozens of telescopes have monitored…
ESA Science & Technology: Hubble observes source of gravitational waves for the first time [heic1717]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed for the first time the source of a gravitational wave, created by the merger of two neutron stars. This merger created a kilonova – an…
Gravitationswellen: Wenn Neutronensterne verschmelzen
Zum ersten Mal haben Astronominnen und Astronomen die Gravitationswellen, also die Kräuselungen der Raumzeit, und das Licht von zwei verschmelzenden Neutronensterne beobachtet. Mit dem…
Neue Ära der Astronomie: Gravitationswellen und Licht vom selben Ereignis - der ersten "Kilonova" - Abenteuer Astronomie
Die Ära der “ Multi-Messenger-Astrononomie“ ist im August angebrochen: Zum ersten Mal wurden von derselben kosmischen Explosion sowohl Gravitationswellen wie ein Gammastrahlen-Blitz und…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 28.04.17

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Deep Space Gateway : Russland und die USA planen gemeinsame Mondstation
Russland und die USA wollen gemeinsam eine bemannte Raumstation in der Mond-Umlaufbahn aufbauen. „Wir haben uns darauf geeinigt, dass wir zusammen am Bau der internationalen Raumstation…
Russia and US will cooperate to build moon`s first space station
Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. The US space agency…
SpaceX`s plan for internet satellites faces setback after FCC 5-0 vote for ITU involvement
SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk may have to handle new regulations from the Federal Communications Commission and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) regarding the company’s plan to…
How Cassini Managed to Live Such a Long and Useful Life at Saturn
PASADENA, Calif. – The Cassini spacecraft explored the Saturn system for 13 years – eight years longer than it was initially scheduled for. What’s the secret to the mission’s long life?…

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