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ExoMars about to set probe on Mars: timeline

It’s only a few days to go until the ExoMars mission’s satellite Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will drop of it’s little probe Schiaparelli (EDM) onto the surface of Mars. Launched on the 14th March 2016 it took Exomars about 7 months to geto to Mars. And on the 16th of October, it will separate from […]

A Pale Blue Dot? Soyuz Launch of Expedition 40 to ISS #BlueDot

A photo sequence for the Liftoff of Soyuz TMA-13M with Expedition 40 to the ISS. It brings ESA’s Astronaut Alexander Gerst together with NASA’s Astronaut Reid Wiseman and Russian Cosmosnaut Maxim Suraev to the International Space Station. Launchdate: May 28th, 21:57 CEST, 20:57 CET. not long anymore – below 2 minutes, all green for launch. […]

Fobus-Grunt crash area predictions

Ah, my dear sweet Fobos-Grunt or Phobos-Grunt satellite that shall never reach it’s end destination, is now confirmed to crash in Afghanistan according to the USA Military. On the 14th of January 2012. Period. Ok, according to Russian sources: “The U.S. Strategic Command said the spacecraft would enter the atmosphere at 2.22 a.m. Moscow time […]

UARS, ROSAT and now Phobos-Grunt returning to earth?

End of September the American satellite UARS made it’s way back to earth, followed by the German Röntgensatellite ROSAT one month later. Right now, it seems a next satellite is about to come down. Since the launch the engineers have not been able to communicate with the malfunctioning satellite. Being unable to steer Phobos-Grunt, the […]