One of the most important parts of a space mission is communication. The exchange of information between astronauts and base is crucial for a mission’s success. The astronaut often doesn’t have the necessary attentiveness or knowledge to keep an eye on all important factors. The communications specialist LANCOM Systems provides the technical equipment for the field simulation “Mars2013”. Dr Gernot Grömer, head of the field mission and chairman of the Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF), explains in detail what constitutes a space mission on Mars and which role communication is going to play.
The Red Planet has fascinated humans for eternities. As the planet closest to Earth, a manned space mission is at issue. The German Center for Air and Space Travel (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) investigates many Mars-related subjects. After Design & Data has only recently accompanied the field mission “Mars2013”, this time the scientists were interviewed in the matter of the Red Planet. The filming took place in Berlin.
So far, we’ve only seen Mars through the eyes of machines. Man has not yet set foot onto the red planet. The first manned mission to Mars is in the future. Before this, a lot needs to be tested, among other things the suits of the astronauts. We attended the Austrian Space Forum’s (ÖWF) field simulation “Mars2013” for two days – in the faraway Moroccan desert.
The question how Earth can be saved from asteroid impact is not a trivial one. This is why it’s understandable that a room full of experts is necessary to solve these problems. The Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) is perfectly designed for solving such challenges. We visited the CDF and filmed over the working specialists’ shoulders.
The Sun, the Moon and the stars have been a concept in people’s minds for millennia – even when the believed to be living on a flat disk. Science has uncovered many mysteries of space. But how about knowledge of the stars? Design & Data asked this question in Europe’s streets.
That space is romantically called an ocean of stars, is not by chance. In the 16th century, seafarers and explorers used the fixed stars in the sky for navigation and orientation. Modern satellite technology also uses the starlit sky to find out the exact position. But who manufactures the corresponding technology? A market leader in this discipline is the Thuringian company Jena-Optronik GmbH. Their star sensors function as the eyes of the satellites. Design & Data produced a film which leads through the fascinating world of the star sensor and visualises the concept.
“Dein Spiegel” is a magazine for children. The topics featured are as diverse as those in “Der Spiegel” for adults. On the DVD enclosed in the new issue 10/2012 “Adventures in Space” many questions are answered in simple words and images. For this DVD, we have researched the most suitable video material from the archives of ESA.
For the German Space Exhibition in Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz, Design & Data created a 30-minute film documentary about the International Space Station ISS.
It shows the elaborate preparations necessary for the start of a carrier rocket, the astronauts‘ training and their daily life in space. All of this shown with exciting, fascinating video footage from the ESA archive.
Wie komme ich an Raumfahrt Medien? Wieviel kostet die Nutzung dieser Inhalte? Oder sind sie kostenlos? Und wie sind die sonstigen Nutzungsbedingungeni? Um etwas Licht in das Dunkel zu bringen, präsentierten wir am 02.09.2012 auf dem Videocamp in Berlin die wichtigsten Informationen zum ESA Video Archiv. Auf Nachfrage der Teilnehmer stellen wir die Präsentation hier online zur Verfügung.