Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 14.11.19

Front Page / Titelseite

Japanische Asteroidensonde Hayabusa2 hat die Ryugu-Umlaufbahn verlassen

Nach einer Serie von Forschungen und der Entnahme von Bodenproben hat die japanische Sonde Hayabusa2 am Mittwoch die Umlaufbahn des Asteroiden Ryugu mit einer Geschwindigkeit von 9,2 Zentimetern pro Sekunde verlassen. Das sei durch die Zündung von chemischen Triebwerken erfolgt, teilte die japanische Weltraumagentur JAXA mit. In […]

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Farewell, Ryugu! Japan’s Hayabusa2 Probe Leaves Asteroid for Journey Home

Japan’s enterprising asteroid-sampling spacecraft began they journey home Tuesday (Nov. 12), packed full of precious space rocks that scientists can’t wait to get their hands on.

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See the 4 Sites Where a NASA Spacecraft May ‚Tag‘ Asteroid Bennu Next Year (Photos)

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will „tag“ asteroid Bennu at one of four potential sites next year. See close-up views of the four candidate sites here!

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Why Astronomers Worry About the Brightness of SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation

SpaceX is planning to launch the second installment of its Starlink megaconstellation on Monday (Nov. 11), and astronomers are waiting to see — well, precisely what they will see.

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NASA’s TESS Spacecraft is Finding Hundreds of Exoplanets — And is Poised to Find Thousands More

Over 99% of these alien worlds remain undiscovered — but this is about to change.

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NICER Telescope Spots Brightest X-Ray Burst Ever Observed

The brightest X-ray burst ever observed by NICER released as much energy in 20 seconds as our sun does in about 10 days.

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India Has a New Planetary Target in Mind: Venus

India has launched just three planetary-science spacecraft, but the country is already eyeing a new destination: Venus.

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‚Pad Abort‘ Success Keeps Boeing’s Starliner on Track for December Launch to Space Station

Boeing’s astronaut taxi remains on track for a December demonstration flight to the International Space Station after passing a key safety test earlier this week.

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Rosetta’s ongoing science

On 12 November 2014 Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet as part of the successful Rosetta mission to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Five years later, and after the mission’s official end in 2016, Rosetta is continuing to provide insights into the origins of our Solar System.

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May the Piccolo Be with You! Watch an Astronaut Perform the ‚Star Wars‘ Theme in Space

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Nasa Insight Mars Lander

InSight’s ‚Mole‘ Team Peers into the Pit

Efforts to save the heat probe continue.

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Common Questions about InSight’s ‚Mole‘

There’s a new plan to get InSight’s „mole“ moving again. The following Q&As with two members of the team answer some of the most common questions about the burrowing device, part of a science instrument called the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3).

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

Expedition 61 Crew Servicing Spacesuits and Science Hardware Today

The Expedition 61 crew serviced a variety of science and life support hardware today aboard the International Space Station. U.S. spacesuits are also being readied for a series upcoming cosmic repair spacewalks.

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Blood Pressure, DNA Studies as Astronauts Prep for Complex Spacewalk Repairs

The Expedition 61 crew explored how microgravity is affecting a variety of biological processes in humans and microbes today. Two astronauts are also gearing up for tentatively planned spacewalks to repair a cosmic particle detector.

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Red, Red Wine Launches to Space Station for Science

Fancy some space wine? A European startup recently launched some of the red stuff to the International Space Station to age in space for 12 months.

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Luca to lead most challenging spacewalks since Hubble repairs

The date is set for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s first spacewalk of his Beyond mission. Friday 15 November marks the start of a series of complex spacewalks to service the cosmic-particle-hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02).

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Russische Wissenschaftler denken über Sport-  und Medizin-Modul für die ISS nach

Russische Wissenschaftler halten es für erforderlich, die Internationale Raumstation ISS durch ein spezielles Modul für die sportliche Betätigung und medizinische Experimente zu ergänzen. In dem Modul könnten alle Geräte für das Sporttraining, der Vakuum-Anzug Tschibis sowie die Apparaturen und Kontrollgeräte für medizinische Tests und medizinisch-biologische Forschungen installiert werden, sagte die […]

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Russland strukturiert seine Forschungsarbeit in der ISS um

Russland strukturiert seine Forschungsarbeit in der Internationalen Raumstation ISS neu, um die Effektivität der Experimente zu erhöhen. Dazu werde man künftig von Langzeitexperimenten absehen, die Zulassungsvorschriften erleichtern und auch verstärkt kommerzielle Experimente aufnehmen. Zudem soll die Zusammenarbeit mit ausländischen Raumfahrtagenturen auf diesem Gebiet intensiviert werden, sagte […]

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ISS-Umlaufbahn um 800 Meter angehoben

Die Umlaufbahn der Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist in der Nacht zum Freitag um 800 Meter angehoben worden. Dazu wurden am Donnerstagabend um 23.40 Uhr deutscher Zeit die Triebwerke des Weltraumfrachters Progress MS-12 für 406 Sekunden gezündet, teilte die GK Roskosmos in Moskau mit. Damit umkreist die Station die Erde nunmehr […]

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Crew Focuses on Cosmic Repair Spacewalks, Practices Medical Emergency

The Expedition 61 crew is focusing on a complex series of spacewalks set to start soon to repair a cosmic particle detector. The orbital residents also conducted an emergency drill aboard the International Space Station today.

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NASA Astronaut Prepares for Space Station Mission Marked by Changes

The International Space Station will reach an interesting point in its history around the 20th anniversary of continuous human occupation due to the commercial crew program.

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Leading the way

The spacewalks are to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer or AMS, a dark matter hunter that is providing researchers with data on cosmic ray particles well beyond its three-year mission.

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Space Gardening Aboard Station Ahead of Spacewalks

The Expedition 61 crewmembers started taking turns “weighing in” Wednesday before a slew of space gardening and life science activities. The orbital residents are also nearing the start of a series of spacewalks to repair the International Space Station’s cosmic particle detector.

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Crew Preps for Friday Spacewalk During Continuous Science

The International Space Station’s cosmic particle detector, in operation since 2011, will get its first repair job during a series of spacewalks set to start this Friday. The Expedition 61 crew is gearing up for the spacewalk while ensuring ongoing advanced space research.

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Earth / Erde

SpaceX Test-Fires Rocket for Next Launch of 60 Starlink Satellites

SpaceX has fired up the rocket booster that will ferry the company’s next batch of Starlink satellites into space.

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Moon / Mond

Record-Holding Moon Mission Marks a Decade in Orbit

Among the dozens of spacecraft that have visited the moon, none can come close to the tenure of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which recently marked a decade studying our sibling world.

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NASA Opens Untouched Apollo Moon Rock Sample for First Time in 40 Years

NASA has opened one of its last pristine samples of Apollo moon rock to prepare for the return of new material by future lunar missions.

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Boeing Just Sent NASA Its Moon Lander Idea for Artemis Astronauts. Here It Is.

On Tuesday (Nov. 5), Boeing delivered a proposal to NASA for a crewed lunar lander to fly astronauts to the moon in 2024 as part of the agency’s Artemis program.

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

A decade probing the Sun

Ten years ago, a small satellite carrying 17 new devices, science instruments and technology experiments was launched into orbit, on a mission to investigate our star and the environment that it rules in space.

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Ten Suns for 10 years

Last week marked a milestone for ESA’s Proba-2 satellite: 10 years of operation in orbit around the Earth. Since its launch on 2 November 2009, Proba-2 (PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy) has probed the intricacies of the Sun and its connection to our planet, imaging and observing our star and investigating how it drives all manner of complex cosmic phenomena: from solar eruptions and flares to closer-to-home space weather effects.

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The Curiosity Rover Just Took a Very Emo Photo of Its Rocky Martian Prison

Curiosity is the last functioning rover on Mars, and its lonely mission has taken the robot to a steep mountain in the middle of a vast crater.

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Key methane measurements at Mars

This graphic summarises significant measurement attempts of methane at Mars. Reports of methane have been made by Earth-based telescopes, ESA’s Mars Express from orbit around Mars, and NASA’s Curiosity located on the surface at Gale Crater; they have also reported measurement attempts with no or very little methane detected.

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With Mars Methane Mystery Unsolved, Curiosity Serves Scientists a New One: Oxygen

For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars.

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1st Methane, Now Oxygen: Another Possible ‚Biosignature‘ Gas Is Acting Weird on Mars

Another possible biosignature gas is behaving strangely in Mars‘ air.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Will Hunt for Microscopic Fossils

A new paper identifies a ring of minerals at the rover’s landing site that are ideal for fossilizing microbial life.

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Meet Arrokoth: Ultima Thule, the Most Distant Object Ever Explored, Has a New Name

Hopefully you weren’t too attached to „2014 MU69,“ because the most distant object ever explored has a new name.

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Proba-2 watches Mercury transit

ESA’s Proba-2 had a ring-side seat for the transit of Mercury on 11 November 2019.

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PIA23440: Jovian Vortex View

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Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

NASA’s Planet-Hunting TESS Spacecraft Snaps Spectacular Panorama of the Milky Way

NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft created a spectacular panorama of the southern sky that shows off our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

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Hubble captures a dozen Sunburst Arc doppelgangers

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. This unique sight, created by strong gravitational lensing, helps astronomers get a better understanding of the cosmic era known as the epoch of reionisation.

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Politics / Politik

Senators Propose Extending Space Station’s Life to 2030 in NASA Authorization Bill

The orbiting complex is currently expected to end operations in 2024, but a group from the U.S. Senate proposes making it available for six more years to advance in-space manufacturing.

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White House Wants More Moon Money for NASA’s Artemis Program

NASA needs more money to meet its goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, the White House recently warned Congress in a letter.

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Ex-KGB-Chef des Sternenstädtchens:  Ausländischer Geheimdienst wollte Spion zu einer sowjetischen Raumstation schicken

Ein ausländischer Geheimdienst wollte einen Spion zu einer sowjetischen Raumstation schicken, was jedoch vereitelt worden sei. Das hat der Ex-KGB-Chef des Kosmonautenausbildungszentrums Juri Gagarin (ZPK) im Sternenstädtchen bei Moskau, Nikolai Rybkin, am Mittwoch in Moskau bei der Präsentation eines Buches über die Angehörigen der militärischen Spionageabwehr mitgeteilt, meldet die Nachrichtenagentur […]

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OIG Report On NASA Challenges

„Achieving the ambitious goals of landing humans on the Moon by 2024 and Mars in the 2030s will require strong, consistent, and sustained leadership by the President, Congress, and NASA. For its part, NASA must determine the long-term costs, set realistic schedules, define system requirements and mission planning, form or firm up international partnerships, and leverage commercial space capabilities. To this end, our oversight work has found NASA consistently struggling over the past decade to set realistic program cost and schedule goals. Therefore, the accelerated timetable for a lunar landing set out in the Artemis program further increases the risk of inefficient development programs or contract awards with increased costs due to limited competition or unstable program requirements. Although NASA has made significant progress on several fronts to further its human exploration efforts, many questions remain about the total costs, schedule, and scope of the Agency’s Moon and Mars ambitions.

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Technology / Technologie

A new type of fire, the fuel of the future?

Later this month a Texus rocket will launch from Esrange, Sweden, that will travel about 260 km upwards and fall back to Earth offering researchers six minutes of zero gravity. Their experiment? Burning metal powder to understand a new type of fire.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Heads Into the Test Chamber

In this time-lapse video taken at JPL, engineers move the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.

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NASA’s SOFIA Observatory: The Flying Telescope

Flying at the very tip-top of Earth’s atmosphere, SOFIA has almost as clear a view as space-based telescopes.

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Starlink: SpaceX bringt 60 Internet-Satelliten ins All

Das Starlink-Programm schreitet weiter voran: Weitere 60 Satelliten sind mit einer „Falcon 9“-Rakete ins All befördert worden.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Treks into Vacuum Chamber for Red Planet Survival Tests

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover was moved into a vacuum chamber and tested under Mars-like environmental conditions to prepare for its launch to the Red Planet next summer.

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This Stingray-Shaped Spacecraft Could Be Perfect For Exploring Venus‘ Dark Side

Could a stingray-shaped spacecraft get to the dark side of Venus by flapping its wings?

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World / Welt

Astronauts in Space and on Earth Mark Veterans Day 2019

Generations of NASA astronauts in space and on Earth took a moment today (Nov. 11) to mark Veterans Day.

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NASA’s ‚Hidden Figures‘ to be Awarded Congressional Gold Medals

Four of NASA’s „hidden figures,“ Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Christine Darden, together with all of the women who contributed to the agency’s success in the space race to the moon, will be bestowed Congressional Gold Medals.

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Yes, the ‚Von Braun‘ Space Hotel Idea Is Wild. But Could We Build It by 2025?

Will you be planning a trip to an orbiting „space hotel“ as early as 2025?

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Entertainment / Unterhaltung

‚Snoopy in Space‘ Launches Peanuts Gang on NASA Adventures on Apple TV+

Snoopy’s ongoing space adventures with NASA have launched the comic-strip beagle into a new frontier — streaming video.

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Snoopy Boldly Goes to Red Planet in ‚A Beagle of Mars‘

On Dec. 18, Peanuts‘ Snoopy will follow in the pawprints of the Russian cosmonaut Laika and venture into space – but go where no beagle has gone before: Mars.

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Science / Wissenschaft

Is a New Particle Changing the Fate of the Universe?

A brand-new particle has possibly emerged and is altering the future destiny of our entire cosmos, a physicist says.

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Human Heart Cells Beat Differently in Microgravity, Which May Benefit Astronauts

A new study shows how microgravity alters human heart muscle cells in space, helping astronauts better prepare for long-duration missions to Mars and beyond.

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Materialwissenschaft: Weniger Bakterien im Weltall

Das Immunsystem von Astronautinnen und Astronauten ist im Weltall geschwächt. Umso wichtiger ist es, dass sich an Bord der Raumstation oder von Raumschiffen Krankheitserreger nicht stark vermehren und ausbreiten können. Im Saarland haben Materialwissenschaftler nun Oberflächen speziell bearbeitet, um eine solche Ausbreitung zu verhindern. Sie werden gerade auf der ISS getestet.

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Can We Genetically Engineer Humans to Survive Missions to Mars?

Will we one day combine tardigrade DNA with our cells to go to Mars?

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Climate Explained: Why Mars is Cold Despite an Atmosphere of Mostly Carbon Dioxide

If tiny concentrations of carbon dioxide can hold enough heat to create a global warming impact on Earth, why is Mars cold? Its atmosphere is 95% carbon dioxide.

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History / Geschichte

50 Jahre Mondlandung – Die verfluchte 13

Anlässlich des 50-Jährigen-Jubiläum der Mondlandung hat unser Astronomie.de-Autor Malte Bolte einen mehrteiligen Artikel erstellt.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 07.11.19

Front Page / Titelseite

Rogosin weist Bau zweier zusätzlicher Sojus-Raumschiffe an –   Reaktion auf Bitten der NASA

Der Chef der GK Roskosmos, Dmitri Rogosin, hat die Freigabe der Mittel für zwei zusätzliche Sojus-Raumschiffe angeordnet. Sie würden unter anderem auch gebaut, um den Amerikanern zu helfen, deren Raumschiffe Crew Dragon und Starliner nicht vor 2021 zur Verfügung stünden.

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Why Mars Base Tech Should Be Tested on the Moon First

The coming generation of moon explorers should consider using lunar habitats as a test bed for future Mars missions, said a representative from the French space agency.

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How Japan’s Hayabusa2 Stuck Its Landings on the Boulder-Strewn Asteroid Ryugu

Hayabusa2’s team — despite encountering a rockier surface than expected — made flawless touchdowns twice on an asteroid. Yet there are no plans for a „Hayabusa3,“ at least right now.

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There’s Something Strange Going On Inside Neptune

Are planetary burps to blame?

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A decade probing the Sun

Ten years ago, a small satellite carrying 17 new devices, science instruments and technology experiments was launched into orbit, on a mission to investigate our star and the environment that it rules in space.

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NASA wertet Startabbruch-Test von Starliner als „sehr gelungen“

Die US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA hat den unbemannten Startabbruch-Test des Starliners von Boeing am Montag als „sehr gelungen“ bewertet. Obwohl sich einer der drei Fallschirme der Mannschaftskabine nicht geöffnet habe, sei diese sanft gelandet, sagte ein Kommentator.

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NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft May Have 5 Years Left to Explore Interstellar Space

The twin Voyager probes are the ultimate spaceflight overachievers, but everyone knows their run can’t last forever.

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Boeing Tests Starliner Spacecraft’s Launch Abort System for Rocket Emergencies

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crewed vehicle aced a crucial safety test this morning in the New Mexico desert.

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Boeing Tests Starliner Capabilities to Escape Dangerous Pad Conditions

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crewed vehicle aced a crucial safety test this morning in the New Mexico desert.

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A Journey to Mars Starts on the Space Station

NASA is looking for ways to make a visit to the International Space Station a little more like a voyage to Mars.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 31.10.19

Front Page / Titelseite

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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) – 24.10.19

Front Page / Titelseite

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The Downlink: A Historic All-Woman Spacewalk, Hubble Spies Interstellar Comet

Planetary exploration news for busy people

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Hope Mars Mission: Launching the Arab World into the Space Race

When the UAE president announced that his country would make a satellite to study Mars‘ atmosphere in unparalleled detail, he set an unprecedented goal for the Arab world.

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NASA Needs to Get With the Times When It Comes to Planetary Protection, Report Finds

NASA’s current planetary-protection policies reflect a bygone era of space exploration and need to be updated, a new report argues.

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Moon Dust Could Be a Problem for Future Lunar Explorers

Explorers and tourists on the moon will have to deal with lunar dust, which is abrasive and pervasive.

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NASA to Demonstrate New Star-Watching Technology with Thousands of Tiny Shutters

NASA scientists have developed a revolutionary technology of tiny shutters that open and close as needed to focus on studying hundreds of stars and galaxies at the same time.

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Boeing kündigt ersten unbemannten Starliner-Flug für Dezember an

Der US-Konzern Boeing hat für Dezember den ersten unbemannten Start seines neuen Raumschiffes Starliner zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS angekündigt. Der Starliner werde um den 17. Dezember zur Station fliegen und nach etwa einer Woche wieder zur Erde zurückkehren, teilte ein Boeing-Sprecher auf dem 70. Internationalen Astronautischen Kongress (IAC) in […]

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Boeing’s Starliner set for two pivotal test flights before the year’s end

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is preparing for two major flight tests before the end of the year, which will pave the way for the spacecraft’s first crewed flight in 2020. The capsule is being developed under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to provide transportation services to and from the International Space Station.

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We Could Go to Venus with Today’s Technology, Scientists Say

We could go to Venus tomorrow with the technology we have today, urged a NASA scientific advisory group, and the group’s members would like to get a mission off the ground as soon as possible.

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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) – 10.10.19

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Presseinladung: Letzter Blick auf die europäische Sonde Solar Orbiter

Die neue ESA-Sonde zur Erkundung der Sonne wird Europa demnächst verlassen, denn die letzten Startvorbereitungen beginnen bereits im November in Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. Gemeinsam mit Airbus Defence and Space laden wir Medienvertreter ein, am 18. Oktober im Raumfahrt-Testzentrum der IABG in Ottobrunn bei München einen letzten Blick auf Solar Orbiter zu werfen, bevor die Raumsonde zur Abschussbasis gebracht wird

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Call for Media: Last chance to view Europe’s Solar Orbiter

ESA’s new Sun explorer will leave Europe soon, with final launch preparations starting in November at Cape Canaveral in Florida, US. ESA and Airbus Defence and Space invite members of the media to get a final glimpse of Solar Orbiter on 18 October at IABG’s space test centre in Ottobrunn, near Munich, Germany, before the spacecraft departs for the launch site.

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NASA Shares Incredible 3D Map of the Moon

NASA shared a new 3D animation of the moon, offering a stunning view of the lunar landscape.

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Why NASA’s Annoyed About Elon Musk’s Giant Rocket

SpaceX has never flown a person into space in its first spacecraft, the Crew Dragon. But already Musk is showing off his big, shiny Starship — and NASA is bristling.

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Patrick Stewart, Billy Dee Williams Highlight a Common Misconception About Space Exploration

Comments from Billy Dee Williams and Sir Patrick Stewart revealed a major and common misconception about how many view space exploration.

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NASA Chief Talks Moon Landing and More in North Dakota

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stopped by the University of North Dakota on Sept. 4 to check out its spacesuits and possibly, recruit help for his looming moon deadline.

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Nasa Insight Mars Lander

InSight: Neuer Versuch mit dem Marsmaulwurf

An Bord des NASA-Marslanders InSight befindet sich auch eine kleine Rammsonde, die in den Marsuntergrund eindringen sollte, um hier Temperaturmessungen vorzunehmen. Doch leider blieb dieser Marsmaulwurf schon nach kurzer Zeit stecken. Nun hat ein Team in den USA und in Deutschland das Problem analysiert und startet einen neuen Versuch, weiter in den Untergrund vorzudringen. (4. Oktober 2019)

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NASA’s Push to Save the Mars InSight Lander’s Heat Probe

NASA’s InSight lander, which is on a mission to explore the deep interior of Mars, positioned its robotic arm this past weekend to assist the spacecraft’s self-hammering heat probe. Known as „the mole,“ the probe has been unable to dig more than about 14 inches (35 centimeters) since it began burying itself into the ground on Feb. 28, 2019. The maneuver is in preparation for a tactic, to be tried over several weeks, called „pinning.“

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NASA’s Stuck Mars ‚Mole‘ Gets a Helping Hand from Arm Scoop

An instrument on NASA’s InSight lander has been stuck in the Martian soil for months, but engineers have come up with a new plan to try to save the device.

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

Russisches Raumschiff Sojus MS-12 sicher in Kasachstan gelandet

Moskau, 3. Oktober 2019 — Das Raumschiff Sojus MS-12 mit dem russischen Kosmonauten Alexei Owtschinin, dem US-Astronauten Nick Hague und dem ersten Raumfahrer der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (VAE), Hazza al-Mansuri, an Bord ist am Donnerstag um 12.59 Uhr deutscher Zeit sicher in der kasachischen Steppe rund 145 Kilometer süd-östlich der Stadt Dsheskasgan gelandet. Es […]

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Station Focuses on Busy Spacewalk Period After Trio Returns Home

The six-member Expedition 61 crew officially began Thursday morning after the departure of two Expedition 60 crewmates and a visiting astronaut. The current residents aboard the International Space Station now turn their attention to a series of spacewalks that begins Sunday.

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Touchdown! Three Multinational Crewmates Return to Earth

Hague and Ovchinin launched on March 14, along with fellow NASA astronaut Christina Koch, and arrived at the space station just six hours later to begin their 203-day mission, during which they orbited Earth 3,248 times, traveling 86.1 million miles. Koch remains aboard the orbiting laboratory for an extended mission that will provide researchers the opportunity to observe effects of long-duration spaceflight on a woman in preparation for human missions to the Moon and Mars. For Almansoori this landing completed an eight-day stay on board the station that covered 128 orbits of Earth and 3.1 million miles since launching Sept. 25 with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos. Almansoori made history as he became the first person from the UAE to fly in space his mission as the first astronaut from the UAE.

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Station Swaps Commanders Before Crew Departure and Spacewalks

Two Expedition 60 crewmates and a visiting astronaut are returning to Earth on Thursday. The orbiting Expedition 61 residents staying on the International Space Station will then turn their attention to a series of spacewalks set to begin this weekend. Commander Alexey Ovchinin handed over control of the orbiting complex today to astronaut Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) during the change of command ceremony. The Expedition 61 mission will officially begin when the three Expedition 60 crewmates depart the station.

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All-Female Spacewalk Back on After NASA Sends Up 2nd Medium Suit

More than six months after canceling what would have been the first spacewalk conducted by a team of two all women, NASA has rescheduled the historic moment for Oct. 21.

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The 1st All-Female Spacewalk Is Back on As NASA Gears Up for 10-EVA Marathon

NASA is gearing up for a marathon of spacewalks, and one of them could be the first spacewalk to be conducted entirely by women.

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NASA Expects to Buy More Soyuz Seats for Astronauts in 2020, at $85 Million a Pop: Reports

NASA anticipates having to buy yet more seats aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft next year, according to media reports.

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First Emirati Astronaut Returns to Earth with Russian-US Space Station Crew

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft returned to Earth Thursday (Oct. 3) carrying the first UAE astronaut and two members of the International Space Station’s crew.

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In Photos: The Spacewalking Astronauts of Expedition 60

On Aug. 18, 2019, NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Nick Hague took a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to add a new docking adapter for future space taxis. Here’s what it looked like in pictures.

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The 1st Emirati Astronaut Has Had a Blast in Space, But It’s Time to Come Home

The first astronaut to reach space from the United Arab Emirates, Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, will return to Earth Thursday (Oct. 3) after an historic spaceflight for the UAE Space Agency, and he’s apparently having a blast.

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NASA Astronauts Kick Off First of Five Spacewalks for Power Upgrades

Two NASA astronauts switched their spacesuits to battery power this morning at 7:39 a.m. EDT. Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan  of NASA are kicking off the first in a series of five spacewalks dedicated to replacing batteries on the far end of the station’s port truss.

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Health Checks, Science as Spacewalk Season Kicks Off on Station

Two NASA spacewalkers are conducting routine post-spacewalk activities today after a 7 hour, 1 minute spacewalk Sunday prior to another excursion outside the International Space Station this Friday. Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan underwent a routine series of post-spacewalk health checks today with Commander Luca Parmitano assisting the astronauts.

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Crew Fills Tuesday With Spacewalk Preps, Science and Cargo Ops

NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Christina Koch are going out on their second spacewalk together Friday at 7:50 a.m. EDT. The duo today reviewed spacewalk procedures and set up the tools they will use to continue upgrading the station’s large nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries.

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Earth / Erde

Ocean-Monitoring Satellite Mission Ends After 11 Successful Years

The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height, successfully ended its science mission on Oct. 1.

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Want to See the First Satellite Propelled Solely by the Sun? Here’s How.

LightSail 2, The Planetary Society’s solar sailing spacecraft, has spent more than two months in orbit; here’s how to spot it in the sky.

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No Place Like Home: Astronaut Luca Parmitano Reminds Us How ‚Precious‘ Earth Is

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano sent the United Nations an important message about climate change and the need to protect the future of our planet, in a new video from the space station.

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Moon / Mond

Intuitive Machines, NASA’s Hired Ride to the Moon, Aims for 2021 Lunar Landing

One of NASA’s two hired rides to the moon’s surface is tackling a host of milestones leading up to a July 2021 launch and looking ahead to future flights.

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NASA’s 2024 Moon Goal: Q&A with Human Landing System Chief Lisa Watson-Morgan

A NASA official discusses how the agency plans to pull off the ambitious landing plan.

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India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Probe Just Beamed Back Its 1st Lunar Science

India’s second-ever lunar orbiter arrived at the moon just over a month ago, and the probe’s instruments have already begun sending home science data.

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

Ancient Lake on Mars Turned Salty for a Spell, Curiosity Rover Finds

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover may have just captured a snapshot of the Red Planet’s long-ago Great Drying.

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Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

Spitzer Spots a Starry Region Bursting With Bubbles

This infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from young, massive stars. Each bubble is filled with hundreds to thousands of stars, which form from dense clouds of gas and dust.

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Technology / Technologie

Controlling robots across oceans and space – no magic required

This Autumn is seeing a number of experiments controlling robots from afar, with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano directing a robot in The Netherlands and engineers in Germany controlling a rover in Canada.

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Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket

The tiny launcher for small satellites.

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Rocket Lab: Private Spaceflight for Tiny Satellites

Providing space for the small.

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Stuck in Safe Mode, DSCOVR Earth-Watching Satellite May Finally Get Fixed: Report

An Earth-observing satellite called DSCOVR has been stuck in safe mode for three months, and its operators finally have a plan to reboot it — but not for another few months.

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Elon Musk Takes Us Inside SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 Prototype (Video)

Just a few days after showing off the shiny silver exterior of SpaceX’s new spaceship, Elon Musk gave us a peek at the inside.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Will Launch Private Moon Lander in 2021

The Nova-C lander, built by Houston-based Intuitive Machines, will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2021.

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Das neue bemannte Orjol-Raumschiff Russlands soll nun mit einer Angara gestartet werden

Das neue russische bemannte Raumschiff Orjol soll nun offenbar doch nicht mit dem ebenfalls neuen Mittelklasse-Träger Sojus-5, sondern mit einer schweren Angara-Rakete ins All geschossen werden.

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SpaceX May Launch Crucial Crew Dragon Abort Test Next Month, Elon Musk Says

A key safety test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut taxi could occur as early as next month, Elon Musk said.

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World / Welt

NASA, Japan Consider Joint Crewed Moon Missions

Japan may join NASA in the American agency’s push to bring humans to the moon, NASA said in a statement.

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‚I Want the Solar System to Become Our Backyard,‘ Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Says

Neil deGrasse Tyson would like to you to someday walk into a warehouse and „design your own rocket.“

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3 ‚Women of Apollo‘ Discuss Sexism at NASA, Science and When We’ll Get to Mars

Three women who were essential to the moon landing and NASA’s Apollo program as a whole chatted with Space.com about discrimination, engineering and our future on Mars.

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Blue Origin Probably Won’t Launch People to Space This Year

Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight probably won’t take place this year after all.

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Virgin Galactic Will Launch a Crewed Research Flight for Italian Air Force

For the first time ever, a government agency has booked a crewed research flight aboard a commercial spacecraft.

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Exoplanet zoo

Space Science Image of the Week: More than 200 children imagined diverse extra-solar worlds at ESA’s Open Day

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Entertainment / Unterhaltung

‚Lucy in the Sky‘ Review: Natalie Portman Stars in an Astronaut Love Triangle Inspired by Reality

„Lucy in the Sky“ is a fictional story of an astronaut coping with a return to Earth, apparently inspired by a real-life event.

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History / Geschichte

Neil Armstrong’s Sons Help Open Exhibit of Father’s Spacecraft in Cincinnati

On its first visit to Ohio, the spacecraft that returned to Earth the first astronauts to land on the moon was greeted by Neil Armstrong’s parents. Now, 49 years later, his sons had the honor.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 03.10.19

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SpaxeX Starship

SpaceX zeigt stählernes Sternenschiff

Den „schnellsten Weg zu einer selbsterhaltenden Stadt auf dem Mars“ soll SpaceX‘ Starship darstellen. Elon Musk zeigte einen Prototyp.

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Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX’s New Starship Plans for Private Trips to the Moon, Mars and Beyond

The architecture is the best path toward a self-sustaining city on Mars, Musk stressed.

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SpaceX Finishes Assembling New Starship Prototype (Photo)

SpaceX has mated the top and bottom halves of the Starship Mk1 vehicle at its South Texas facilities, Elon Musk said today (Sept. 27).

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SpaceX’s Starship Project Not Affecting Crew Dragon Flights for NASA, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX’s quest to help humanity colonize Mars isn’t interfering with the company’s contracted work closer to home, Elon Musk said.

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Elon Musk Just Dropped More Tantalizing Details About SpaceX’s Starship Prototype

Elon Musk is doling out more and more details about SpaceX’s next Starship prototype ahead of his big presentation this weekend.

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‚Totally Nuts‘? Elon Musk Aims to Put a Starship in Orbit in 6 Months. Here’s SpaceX’s Plan.

SpaceX will soon have a whole fleet of shiny silver Starship prototypes, if all goes according to plan.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 26.07.19

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Ursache für Kopplungsproblem bei Sojus MS-14 geklärt

Die Ursache für das Kopplungsproblem des russischen Raumschiffs Sojus MS-14 Ende August ist geklärt. Schuld sei ein loses Kabel am Annäherungs- und Kopplungssystem Kurs der Internationalen Raumstation ISS gewesen, teilte der russische Kosmonaut Alexander Skworzow mit.

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Rogosin will Ursache für Loch in der Orbitalsektion von Sojus MS-09 geheim halten

Die GK Roskosmos kennt den Grund für das Loch in der Orbitalsektion des Raumschiffes Sojus MS-09. Er werde diese Information der Öffentlichkeit aber nicht mitteilen, sagte der Chef der russischen Raumfahrtagentur, Dmitri Rogosin, am Mittwoch vor Studenten der Baltischen Staatlichen Technischen Universität Wejenmech D. F. […]

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SOFIA – NASA Jumbojet

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 19.09.19

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NASA Probe to Fly Over India’s Moon-Landing Site Tuesday

We could learn more about the fate of India’s first moon lander soon.

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Space Biology, Brad Pitt Interview as New Crew Preps for Launch

Hague spoke to actor Brad Pitt today who called up to the station from NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. They talked about Pitt’s upcoming movie and discussed what it is like to live in space.

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Brad Pitt Calls Space Station Astronaut to Talk ‚Ad Astra‘ and Life in Space (Video)

„Ad Astra“ star Brad Pitt talks about life in space with NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who recently screened the film at the International Space Station.

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Berner Marskamera liefert Aufnahmen von seltsamen Dünen und Kratern

Rund um den Nordpol des Mars scheint es Gasausbrüche zu geben. Andernorts treten trockene Lawinen auf, wie neuste Aufnahmen der Mars-Kamera «Cassis» zeigen.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 12.09.19

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Mission Chandrayaan-2: India’s Moon Lander / Indische Mondlandesonde

India Just Found Its Lost Vikram Lander on the Moon, Still No Signal

India’s Chandrayaan-2 orbiter circling the moon has spotted the country’s lost Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but there is still no signal, ISRO officials said Saturday (Sept. 7).

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India’s Silent Moon Lander Could Be in One Piece After ‚Hard Landing‘: Reports

The quest to contact India’s silent moon lander after hints of a crash continues, with images suggesting Vikram remains in one piece on the lunar surface.

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Zustand unklar: Indische Landesonde auf dem Mond lokalisiert

Die indische Sonde „Vikram“ ist auf dem Mond entdeckt worden. In welchem Zustand sie sich befindet, ist allerdings unklar. Bei der Landung war am Freitag die Verbindung abgerissen.

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Kontakt zu Indiens Landesonde Vikram verloren

Am Freitagabend wollte Indien Raumfahrtgeschichte schreiben. Zwischen 21.30 und 22.00 Uhr deutscher Zeit sollte die 1,5 Tonnen schwere Landesonde Vikram auf dem Mond aufsetzen. Die Landestelle befindet sich im Süden der von der Erde sichtbaren Hemisphäre des Mondes auf einer Ebene zwischen den Kratern Manzinus C und Simpelius, in […]

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Further Chandrayaan-2 news in section Moon / Weitere Nachrichten zu Chandrayaan-2 im Kapitel Mond

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