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) – 30.11.2017

 

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NASA-Regularien: Zweifel an Sicherheit der Raumkapseln von SpaceX und Boeing
Eigentlich wollen Boeing und SpaceX 2018 mit bemannten Testflügen ihrer Raumkapseln beginnen. Wichtige Berater der NASA haben einem Bericht zufolge aber erhebliche Zweifel daran, dass die…
Soyuz/Fregat Suffer First Russian Launch Failure of 2017 with Meteor Weather Satellite & MicroSats
Russia suffered its first launch failure of 2017 on Tuesday on the second Soyuz mission carried out from the new Vostochny Cosmodrome in the country’s far east, claiming the loss of the…
Contact lost with satellites after Soyuz launch - SpaceNews.com
WASHINGTON – Controllers have been unable to contact a weather satellite launched on a Soyuz rocket from the country’s new spaceport Nov. 28, raising fears of a launch failure. The…
Russian Upper Stage Fires In The Wrong Direction and Splashes Its Payload
The reason for the unsuccessful launch of „Meteor-M“ was called the human factor, Interfax (Google Translate) „The reason for the Meteor-M satellite accident after launching from the…
Do the Twist! Mars Has a Tangled Magnetic Tail
Mars‘ magnetic field stands apart in the solar system because it gets twisted by interactions with solar particles, a NASA spacecraft discovered. What’s more, the Red Planet also could have…
Radarsatelliten: Plädoyer für Mission Tandem-L
Im Rahmen der Helmholtz-Allianz „Fernerkundung und Dynamik des Erdsystems“ haben Experten in den vergangenen fünf Jahren einen Vorschlag für eine neue Radarsatellitenmission Tandem-L…
Sternengeschichten Folge 261: Menschengemachte Objekte auf anderen Himmelskörpern
Die ersten Raketen haben wir Menschen nach Ende des zweiten Weltkriegs in den Weltraum geschickt. Der erste künstliche Satellit hat im Oktober 1957 die Erde umkreist. Und nur wenige Jahre später haben wir begonnen auch Raumsonden zu anderen Himmelskörpern zu schicken.

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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 09.11.17

 

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Relive New Horizons Probe`s Historic Discoveries with Epic NASA Video
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American, and that is only one of the records she holds. Still active with NASA, she hopes to spend even more time in…
Breitbart, other conservative outlets escalate anti-SpaceX campaign
The articles began appearing in late August, mostly in conservative publications such as Town Hall, Breitbart, and the Daily Caller and have since continued to trickle out through October….

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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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Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 17.08.17

 

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We Explored NASA`s Concept Mars Rover, and It Was Out of This...
In 2017, we’re celebrating 50 years as ESA’s mission control centre! Here’s a peak into what we do best #ESOC50 https://t.co/VlqS3xya6N
Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
Loading… Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the…
Science-Laden Dragon Arrives at Space Station after Flawless...
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft packed to the brink with science gear and supplies parked ten meters from the International Space Station on Wednesday to be captured by the Station’s…
Dragon Installed to Station for Month of Cargo Swaps
The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m. EDT. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony…
SpaceX startet CRS-12
Am 14. August um 18:31 mitteleuropäische Zeit begann planmäßig die ISS-Versorgungsmission CRS-12 (wobei CRS für Commercial Resupply Service steht). Dabei brachte eine Falcon 9 von…
SpaceX Launches Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station
©NASA Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft…
Videos: Falcon 9 lifts Dragon to Orbit, 1st Stage Returns to...
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 16:31:37 UTC on August 14, 2017 with the twelfth operational Dragon spacecraft headed to the…

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