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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #180 on: 07/17/2017 12:06 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 59 No 08 – August 2017

The Global Space Industry
In response to questions about the cost of space programmes and the benefits that accrue, Spaceflight introduces a new periodic feature called FACTCHECKER, which will address a specific issue in contention and attempt to find out the truth behind the headlines.

China’s First Space Station Plans
Renowned analyst of Russian and Chinese space missions, trajectories and projections, Phillip Clark examines the build-up to China’s first major space station complex and explains the various elements which will go into its as-sembly.

Women first?
Recent studies of physiological reactions to long duration space flight reveals that women are better equipped to survive the trip than men. Why is this so and what are the implications for protection from prohibitively high levels of radiation?

Stations in LEO – and beyond
In the second part of a two-part examination of future plans for human space flight goals in the next decade or so, we examine the options for maintaining stations in Earth orbit and for placing new facilities around the Moon.

Genetic gifts and a Mars mission
William Rowe MD looks at challenges faced by humans on flights to Mars and asks whether we have learned any-thing at all from the Moon missions of the Apollo era.

Talking to Icarus
Peter Milne takes time from his work on the Icarus interstellar study to report on challenges to communicating with space probes at our nearest stellar neighbours.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #181 on: 08/05/2017 07:28 AM »
Spaceflight Vol 59 No 09 – September 2017

Living with the Legend
Author of the seminal work on NASA’s Space Shuttle, Dennis Jenkins describes how he came to follow the programme through work and, as a genuine enthusiast, create the massive three-volume history of its
design evolution and engineering.

An icon immortalised
Laurence Withers recounts a visit to the Kennedy Space Center where he missed a launch and came across the Space Shuttle Atlantis, more by mistake than by pre-planning, to impress and astound with its display of space artefacts.

Evaluating Mars Programme Designs
Stephen Ashworth has a particular view on Mars missions and judges a range of potential expeditionary modes to comment on the architecture being discussed by government agencies and commercial providers alike.

Successful Orion Abort Motor Test
Space historian and lecturer Joel Powell motored across to Utah to feel the power of the Orion abort motor, which was tested for the first time on 15 June.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #182 on: 09/11/2017 03:05 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 59 No 10 – October 2017

A Target for Icarus
Peter Milne continues his occasional series on the Icarus interstellar project with a description of the evolving work to find a suitable destination for the spacecraft, finding several options but only one
preferred target.

“Houston, this is Honeysuckle…”
A veteran of more space missions than most people can remember, Hamish Lindsay describes the vital role played by Australia’s tracking stations during manned and unmanned flights, including personal
memories of the Honeysuckle Creek facility.

New Horizons for Space Modellers
Spaceflight asked Tony Radosevic to describe the motivation behind his new range of model kits depicting early launch vehicles, ICBMs and spacecraft and to tell us what he envisaged for the future of his
company in Australia.

Cassini - The Grand Finale 1: Steps onto the stage A historic mission is coming to an end and, in the first of a three-part series, Spaceflight looks back 20 years to the origins and extraordinary accomplishments of the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, a triumph for international cooperation.

Visions of Space Revisited
Chris Starr played a major role in gathering together a stellar range of space art and speakers at Wells Museum during June and presents just some of the remarkable range of subjects and talent on display.

http://www.bis-space.com/eshop/products-page-2/magazines/spaceflight/spaceflight-2017/spaceflight-vol-59-no-10-october-2017/

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #183 on: 09/15/2017 10:31 AM »
Spaceflight magazine remains the only easily obtainable publication for space enthusiasts worldwide.
Most of us do hope they will bring out a yearly DVD with the digital .pdf versions of all magazines since 1956, as Sky & Telescope did with their astronomy magazine from 1941 to 2017
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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #184 on: 09/15/2017 03:18 PM »
Spaceflight magazine remains the only easily obtainable publication for space enthusiasts worldwide.
Most of us do hope they will bring out a yearly DVD with the digital .pdf versions of all magazines since 1956, as Sky & Telescope did with their astronomy magazine from 1941 to 2017
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I too am hoping for a pdf archive of their magazines. I wrote a lot of articles for them between the mid-1990s up until relatively recently. For personal reasons, I'd love to have copies of the older issues with my articles, because I'd like to create an archive of them.

I don't know if they have done anything to scan old issues. They've only been producing pdf copies for less than a decade.

Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #185 on: 09/17/2017 01:32 PM »
As someone involved with the operations at the BIS, I'm happy to tell you that we are scanning Spaceflight magazine started back from the beginning.  With the help of Grif, it's becoming a lot easier.  We will also put together an annual version of PDFs, available as downloads.  Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #186 on: 11/07/2017 12:54 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 59 No 11 – November 2017



Sizing launch vehicles

Superlatives reign supreme when manufacturers and launch vehicle providers speak of their rockets but just what are the parameters that define, small, medium, heavy or super-heavy rockets? FACTCHECKER answers that question and asks just how do the claims add up?

Countdown to Falcon Heavy

SpaceX is getting set to fly its super-heavy rocket, as audacious in its goal as anything launched to date by this entrepreneurial company. We assess the challenge and the risk and rate it against competitors as Elon Musk boasts bold new objectives.

Thunder at the Cape

Fifty years ago, in November 1967, NASA took a giant leap forward with the launch of the world’s biggest rocket, the Saturn V. Spaceflight begins its “Apollo at 50” coverage with a report on this remarkable event and provides detailed parametric information about the flight itself.

Navigating the Solar System

Charley Kohlhase reflects on a life supporting deep-space navigation.  Kohlhase was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 2003 for an outstanding career of mission design achievements from the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Cassini planetary exploration programmes.

Saving the Geostationary Orbit

Stuart Eves, the lead mission concepts engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, presents a disturbing view of physical forces first observed in the behaviour of asteroids to the life – and death – of geostationary satellites, posing explanations for their demise.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #188 on: 11/16/2017 10:04 AM »
Spaceflight Vol 59 No 12 – December 2017

Cassini - The Grand Finale 2: Big science
In the second of a three-part series covering the end of the historic Cassini mission to Saturn and the deployment of the Huygens probe to Titan, Spaceflight looks at the people who made it happen, how they forged a way of life and what the end of this mission means to them.

Elon Musk’s BFR
Having achieved success with its Falcon 9 rocket family, SpaceX is looking to junk it and develop a new launch system, sustainable in the short term and capable of going to Mars.

Mars Society votes for the Moon
Andrew Jackson reviews thoughts from the 20th Annual Convention and brings news that the Mars Society is inclined to support lunar landings as technology demonstration of the capabilities required to put humans on Mars.

Hopping around on Pluto
With excitement showing little sign of waning in the aftermath of the New Horizons fly-by of Pluto, proposals envisage orbiters and landers to following in the wake of this pioneer to the Kuiper Belt.

Base Camp – a terminus for Mars
Lockheed Martin has developed an architecture for Mars exploration involving all the essential elements embraced by NASA but with a radical approach to reaching the surface.

Crash-test Atlases
Historian Joel Powell digs out more hidden gems from the archives and discovered when a Ford Galaxy crashed into an Atlas rocket and survived!

http://www.bis-space.com/eshop/products-page-2/magazines/spaceflight/spaceflight-2017/spaceflight-vol-59-no-12-december-2017/

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #190 on: 12/28/2017 07:09 AM »
Spaceflight Vol 60 No 01 – January 2018

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Science for a Safer World
Chris Starr assesses the role of the Sentinel-2B satellite, part of the Copernicus programme, in helping to monitor the planet.

MOORE to Remember
Stuart Eves imagines M.O.O.R.E., a “virtual museum” where microsatellites provide “flythrough” visual scans of historic satellites.

Starship Troupers
 Patrick Mahon reports on the grand opening of i4is – Initiative for Interstellar Studies.

The launch of Apollo 5
 The Editor remembers the first flight of the Lunar Module in January 1968 and recalls what it was like behind the scenes during this often-overlooked milestone on the race to the Moon.

Monument to a Space Pioneer
 Alan Marlow visits a museum in Bavaria dedicated to pioneering rocketeer Hermann Oberth.

1917-2017 A Space Odyssey
As part of our centenary series commemorating the life of Arthur C. Clarke, Nick Spall reflects on mysteries real and imagined.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #191 on: 12/29/2017 12:42 PM »
I've looked through it and the layout is very nice. They really improved the look of the magazine.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #192 on: 01/10/2018 10:27 AM »
Spaceflight Vol 60 No 02 – February 2018


Suits you sir!
Phillip Corneille looks at the Russian Orlan EVA suit and tracks the evolution of an innovative design that has changed little in concept but greatly in capability.

Remembering Arthur C Clarke
SpaceFlight asked BIS President Mark Hempsell, Alan Bond and Mat Irvine to reflect on the life of this great futurist, science fiction writer and polymath on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

MOL – the untold story
Dr John Charles visited the USAF Art Collection at the Pentagon and came away with an incisive view of how the Air Force saw potential applications for its military space stations.

Pluto – It’s complicated!
Regular contributor to SpaceFlight, Gerard van de Haar, summarises the outstanding results from the New Horizons mission to the most distant body in the solar system visited to date.

Lark ascending
Robin Brand, author of the most comprehensive history of the first British rocket to reach space, reports on the opening of an exhibition at the Science Museum in London dedicated to Skylark.

https://www.bis-space.com/eshop/products-page-2/magazines/spaceflight/spaceflight-2018/spaceflight-vol-60-no-02-february-2018/

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