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Moon & Envisat spotted in the skies above.

Tonight I tried another set of pictures – with the telescope as well as without from the ESA satellite/zombie Envisat. The moon almost didn’t fit into one single shot. Yesterday it was much easier to fetch the moon as less than 50% was lit. And today the former ESA satellite Envisat also came by. Not, […]

First moonshot from closeby

Having tried to take pictures from the moon in the past, I now got a real telescope to try with. And it is really not as easy as I thought. Finding the moon was already quite some work. And when you think you finally got the moon in sight and walk for a few minutes […]

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 […]