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) – 26.10.17

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Relive New Horizons Probe`s Historic Discoveries with Epic NASA Video
When it flew past enigmatic Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft had only just begun its voyage of exploration, and a new video from NASA’s ScienceCasts series takes…
New Film `Lunar Tribute` Tells Moonwalker`s Story with Drums
NEW YORK – The new documentary film „Lunar Tribute“ depicts the awe and anxiety of traveling across the „velvet“ blackness of space, and reveals the dedication of one astronaut to his…
Möglicher Standort für Basis: Kilometerlange Höhle auf dem Mond gefunden
Japanische Forscher haben dank einer inzwischen zerstörten Sonde eine bis zu 50 Kilometer lange Höhle auf dem Mond gefunden. In solch einer Höhle könnten Astronauten eine geschützte…
Nano-Satelliten: Disruption in der Raumfahrt
Mini- und Nano-Satelliten können das Raumfahrtgeschäft grundlegend veränderten. Hunderte davon sollen in den nächsten Jahren in einen Erd-Orbit befördert werden, hieß es auf der…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 10.08.17

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We Explored NASA`s Concept Mars Rover, and It Was Out of This...
NEW YORK – Automakers aren’t the only ones who make concept cars. NASA does too, but this one is for off-roading on Mars. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Mars rover concept…
Pluto Probe May Get 2 Objects for Price of 1 During Next Flyby
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft may double its pleasure during its next deep-space flyby 16 months from now. On Jan. 1, 2019, New Horizons is scheduled to have a close encounter with a body…
Was man vom Schatten eines fernen Asteroiden lernen kann
Die Zeit vergeht! Jetzt ist es auch schon wieder mehr als zwei Jahre her das die Raumsonde New Horizons am Pluto vorbei geflogen ist. Und es dauert keine zwei Jahre mehr, bis der nächste…
Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere…
ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst beim Sommerfest in Künzelsau &...
Der deutsche ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst wird die Ausstellung „Das neue Bild vom Nachbarn Mars“ des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) am 11. August 2017 im neuen…
Viele deutsche Experimente Gerst bekommt im All Assistenten -...
Alexander Gerst startet im kommenden April erneut ins All. Er ist dann sogar der erste deutsche Astronaut, der zeitweise das Kommando übernimmt. Zudem warten auf den 41-Jährigen viele…
Voyager - Send a #MessageToVoyager!
Join NASA in celebrating the Voyager mission’s 40 years of exploring space. Inspired by the messages of goodwill carried on Voyager’s Golden Record, you’re invited to send via social media…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 20.07.17

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ESA Television - Videos - 2017 - 07 - Lisa Pathfinder end of...
The LISA Pathfinder mission ends on 18 July 2017 after a successful demonstration of the technology needed to detect gravitational waves in space. These vibrations in spacetime, first…
ESA Science & Technology: LISA Pathfinder to conclude...
After sixteen months of science operations, LISA Pathfinder will complete its mission on 30 June, having successfully demonstrated the technology to build ESA’s future space observatory of…
LISA Pathfinder Spacecraft ends Communications with Earth after...
ESA’s LISA Pathfinder received its final commands from Earth on Tuesday, marking the end of a highly successful mission of one and a half years that demonstrated the working principle for a…
LISA Pathfinder: Mission erfüllt, Sonde deaktiviert
Die Mission LISA Pathfinder ist Geschichte: Am Dienstagabend wurde vom europäischen Raumfahrtkontrollzentrum in Darmstadt der letzte Befehl an die Sonde geschickt und diese damit…
LISA Pathfinder bereitet den Weg für das...
Am Abends des 18. Juli 2017 ist die Mission LISA Pathfinder nach 16 Monaten wissenschaftlichen Betriebs im Orbit abgeschaltet worden. Damit geht eine anspruchsvolle Technologiedemonstration…
Last command
At 19:57 CEST on 18 July 2017, LISA Pathfinder principal investigator Stefano Vitale sent the final command to the spacecraft, permanently shutting it down after having successfully…
Mission erfüllt: LISA wird abgeschaltet | Alle multimedialen...
Seine Mission hat der kleine Satellit LISA mehr als erfüllt. Er hat den Grundstein gelegt für die weitere Erforschung von Gravitationswellen im All – entstanden beim Urknall.
LIGO und LISA: Wettlauf bei der Suche nach Gravitationswellen |...
Gravitationswellen entstehen, wenn schwarze Löcher miteinander kollidieren. Quasi die gesamte Raumzeit wird dabei zum Wackeln gebracht – so sehr, dass die Messgeräte auf der Erde das…
NASA Video Soars over Pluto`s Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains
sing actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, mission scientists have created flyover movies that offer spectacular new perspectives of…
New Horizons Unveils New Maps of Pluto, Charon on Flyby...
On July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight through the Pluto system – providing the first close-up images of Pluto and its moons and collecting other data…
Zwergplanet Pluto: Sonde "New Horizon" liefert neue Bilder | BR...
Vor zwei Jahren hat die Raumsonde „New Horizon“ den Zwergplaneten Pluto erreicht. Mit Hilfe der Bilder hoffen die Wissenschaftler neue Erkenntnisse über die Beschaffenheit und die…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 13.07.17

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Juno Reveals Solar System`s Largest Storm Like Never Seen Before
Last Monday, July 10, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot for the first time, providing the closest views ever of this gigantic storm system which is much…
NASA Juno Captures Jupiter`s Great Red Spot Like Never Before
NASA’s faraway Juno spacecraft had its eighth close encounter with Jupiter this week and has since sent back spectacular imagery and a treasure trove of data looking at Jupiter’s most…
JunoCam : Processing | First raw Pictures from Fly By
JunoCam : Processing | First raw Pictures from Fly By
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Raumsonde Juno: Tiefflug über den Großen Roten Fleck
Größer als die Erde, stellt der Große Rote Fleck auf Jupiter eines der größten Rätsel des Riesenplaneten dar. Der Wirbelsturm wird seit rund 300 Jahren auf Jupiter beobachtet, aber…
NASA`s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter`s Great Red...
This science pass offered front-row seats to the planet’s most iconic feature, the Great Red Spot.
NASA Reviews Options for Dawn Extended Mission
WASHINGTON – NASA expects to make a decision within the next two months whether to keep the Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the largest body in the main asteroid belt or have it fly past…
SOFIA to Make Advance Observations of Next New Horizons Flyby...
On July 10, researchers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, will attempt to study the environment around a distant Kuiper Belt Object, 2014 MU69, which…
SOFIA In Right Place At Right Time to Study New Horizons` Flyby...
NASA’s airborne observatory, SOFIA, was in the right place at the right time to study the environment around a distant Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69, which is the next flyby target for…
GAIA WISHES NEW HORIZONS SUCCESS
GAIA WISHES NEW HORIZONS SUCCESS
After its successful visit to Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons mission is currently on its way to its next flyby target, a Kuiper Belt Object called 2014 MU69. On 1 January 2019, the spacecraft will be passing MU69 …
NASA Pluto Probe`s Next Target May Actually Be `Swarm` of Objects
The frigid, faraway body that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zoom by 18 months from now may actually be a cluster of small objects, new observations suggest. New Horizons – which…
The Case of the Dog that Didn`t Bark in the Night
Last month I was part of a big observing campaign to catch an occultation of 2014MU69. It was an adventure on many different levels and the whole process was fascinating (not always fun,…
@sofiatelescope: We`re going to search for rings or...
We’re going to search for rings or debris around @NASANewHorizons‘ next flyby object: https://t.co/PoGOc0Qi8L #mu69occ #NASA747 https://t.co/4LWybBTc8w
Zwergplanet in Opposition - Pluto und die Ziele dahinter
Inzwischen hat die Sonde schon mehr als die Hälfte des Weges zum nächsten Ziel zurückgelegt: Am Neujahrstag 2019 soll „New Horizons“ 2014 MU69 passieren. Über dieses Trans-Neptun-Objekt…
An Unexpected Journey to the Southern Hemisphere?
Normally my work life is not too exciting from an outdoors adventure standpoint. I mostly sit behind a computer writing code, writing papers, writing proposals, and writing recommendation…
Raketenmitflug: DLR-Forschungsrakete Mapheus-6
Sechs Minuten und 19 Sekunden lang schwebten die Experimente an Bord der Forschungsrakete Mapheus-6 in der Schwerelosigkeit, die vom Raketenstartplatz Esrange in Nord-Schweden startete. An…

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