Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 31.08.17

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NASA at Saturn: Cassini`s Grand Finale
The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will…
Cassini: The Wonder of Saturn
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has explored the Saturn system since 2004, re-writing our understanding of the giant planet, its rings, moons and magnetosphere. For 13 years the spacecraft’s…
Hurricane Harvey: Photos of the Massive Storm from Space
See amazing images of Hurricane Harvey from astronauts aboard the International Space Station and several different satellites.
Astronauts, Satellites Track Dangerous Hurricane Harvey from...
As the coast of Texas prepares to be pummeled by the fast-approaching Hurricane Harvey, NASA satellites and astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are keeping an eye on the…
NASA Tracks Harvey`s Rainfall, Safeguards James Webb Telescope
NASA is monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey as it moves back into the Gulf of Mexico this morning (Aug. 28) after causing heavy rains and severe flooding across Texas and Louisiana this past…
Flooding from Harvey Closes NASA Center in Houston, but Space...
NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston is closed today (Aug. 27) to all but mission-critical staff, due to heavy rainfall caused by Hurricane Harvey. Mission Control, which oversees…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 24.08.17

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Watch the International Space Station Cross Over the Eclipsed Sun
Sky gazers watching today’s Great American Solar Eclipse were treated to a rare view of the International Space Station (ISS) when the spacecraft flew past a partial eclipse of the sun….
Why We Should Send All Our Politicians to Space
Our world is far from perfect. While the world has been getting better in many ways, we are also continuously faced with challenges. War, political conflict, and social injustices continue…
Nighttime Snowstorms May Swirl Across Mars
Mars may experience snowstorms at night, a new study finds, suggesting that the Martian atmosphere is far more active than previously thought. Mars is dry compared to Earth: Its cold nature…

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 27.07.17

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Explore the International Space Station with Google Street View
Aspiring astronauts can now pretend to float on the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to Google. The company worked with astronauts on the orbiting complex to provide a Google…
Sommerferien für den ExoMars-TGO " Go for Launch " SciLogs -...
ExoMars-TGO, der neue große Mars-Orbiter der ESA, wird wahrscheinlich bis in das Jahr 2018 hinein mit Aerobraking beschäftigt sein. Das ist die aerodynamische Abbremsungsphase. Der…
Marsmissionen: Keine neuen Befehle für Curiosity & Co
Die Rover auf der Marsoberfläche und die Sonden im Marsorbit sind bis Anfang August auf sich allein gestellt: Seit dem Wochenende sendet die amerikanische Raumfahrtbehörde NASA keine…
Könnte man nicht mit einem zusätzlichen Satelliten die...
Könnte man nicht mit einem zusätzlichen Satelliten die Kommunikation während einer Konjunktion des Mars gewährleisten?

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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
Download raw imagery from JunoCam and upload your processed imagery to the gallery!
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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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 06.07.17

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SpaceX Launches Intelsat 35e
It was a case of the third time being the charm as SpaceX conducted its 10th launch this year. The Intelsat 35e is currently in orbit making it’s way to its parking orbit. Watch the ongoing…
Three Launches in 12 Days! SpaceX Lofts Heavy Communications...
For the third time in 12 days, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully took off from Earth and sent a satellite payload into orbit. The rocket launched from the historic Launch Complex 39A at…
SpaceX Launches Super-Heavy Intelsat 35e Satellite (Photos)
Author Bio Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer Michael was a science writer for the Idaho National Laboratory and has been an intern at Wired.com, The Salinas Californian newspaper, and the…
Live Falcon 9 Launch Coverage - Falcon 9 - Intelsat 35e |...
Falcon 9 to Launch Intelsat 35e A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff on Sunday on a heavy Geostationary Mission with the Intelsat 35e communications satellite that will join the…
@s101_live: SEPARATION! Intelsat 35e has been...
SEPARATION! Intelsat 35e has been sent on its way after a flawless launch aboard #Falcon9. https://t.co/ItXInDhtDO
SpaceX: Falcon-9-Start musste abgebrochen werden
Zehn Sekunden vor der Zündung musste der Start einer Falcon-9-Rakete abgebrochen werden. Eigentlich sollte die Falcon-9-Rakete von SpaceX am gestrigen Sonntag einen leistungsfähigen…
Falcon 9 Launch Scrubbed after Last-Second Computer-Controlled...
SpaceX aimed for a third launch in a period of just nine days, but plans were hampered by a last-second countdown abort on Sunday, keeping the company’s Falcon 9 rocket on the ground for at…
Falcon 9 Encounters Repeat Launch Scrub after Automatic Abort...
It was an uncomfortable Déjà-vu for SpaceX Launch Controllers on Monday when their Falcon 9 rocket aborted its countdown in the last seconds before a planned end-of-window launch attempt…
SpaceX aims for Wednesday Falcon 9 launch from KSC
SpaceX might be ready Wednesday evening for a third attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center with an Intelsat communications satellite. The Air Force has approved a…
Back Again ... Again: SpaceX Craft Heads for Historic 2nd...
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has departed the International Space Station, finishing its historic second journey to the orbiting lab. The space station’s robotic arm, Canadarm-2, released the…
SpaceX Dragon Departure Slips to Monday
Due to a forecast of unacceptable sea states in the Pacific Ocean in the prime opportunity splashdown zone, SpaceX and NASA have elected to delay the return of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft…
Dragon Cargo Craft Flies Away From Station
Expedition 52 astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA released the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station’s robotic arm at 2:41 a.m. EDT. Dragon’s…
SpaceX hat erstmals eine Dragon-Kapsel zweimal gelandet
Zum ersten Mal hat Elon Musks Raumfahrtunternehmen eine bereits verwendete Kapsel ins All geschickt und heil wieder zur Erde zurückgebracht. Damit ist die Dragon das erste kommerzielle…
Daniel Fischers Skyweek Zwei Punkt null: Rückkehr der Dragon
Daniel Fischers Skyweek Zwei Punkt null: Rückkehr der Dragon
4. Juli Hier kehrt der Dragon zur Erde zurück – aus Sicht der ISS! Auf diesem Foto …
Dragon Spacecraft`s Historic Second Return to Earth: How to...
On Sunday (July 2), the crew of the International Space Station will bid farewell to a Dragon cargo spacecraft, which will head back to Earth with more than 4,100 lbs. (1,900 kilograms) of…
`There Goes Dragon`: ISS Astronaut Snaps Incredible Shots of...
Astronaut Jack Fischer caught some amazing pictures of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule leaving the International Space Station today (July 3), and shared the images on Twitter. The first two…
SpaceX Dragon Parachutes to Pre-Sunrise Splashdown, capping...
SpaceX’s first Dragon re-use mission successfully concluded on Monday with the spacecraft parachuting to a safe splashdown landing in the Pacific Ocean to return nearly two metric tons of…
NASA`s Juno Spacecraft to Fly Over Jupiter`s Great Red Spot July...
NASA’s Mission Juno will explore Jupiter, seeking to unlock secrets of the giant planet and our solar system.
Probe, Telescopes Tag Team to Spy Jupiter`s Great Red Spot
The Juno spacecraft is preparing to fly close over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, with a little help from the probe’s ground-based friends. On July 10, Juno will pass just 5,600 miles (9,000…
Stunning Juno Approach Video shows Cosmic Ballet of Jupiter`s...
NASA celebrated the successful orbital insertion of the Juno spacecraft Monday night, becoming the second to enter orbit around the Gas Giant after the Galileo mission flown in the 1990s….

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