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Offline LindemHerz

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #60 on: 12/15/2011 11:41 AM »
This whole movie can now be viewed and/or downloaded online here.

tudou.com/programs/view/JaaPjPMe_to/

It has English sub-titles.

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #61 on: 12/27/2011 07:02 PM »
Is the January issue published yet?

There's no indication on the web, and the last web update was in September.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #62 on: 01/25/2012 06:30 PM »
Is the February issue out? I think I have an article in that one.

http://www.bis-space.com/what-we-do/publications

The last time anything was updated on this site was September, and a visitor to the BIS site would get the impression that Spaceflight stopped publishing in September 2011.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #63 on: 01/25/2012 07:05 PM »
Yes - I got it last week. That's the issue where the X-37B was "exposed" as stalking the Chinese space station ;)

Looks like you found a dead link - http://www.bis-space.com/products-page/magazines-and-journals/spaceflight-magazine/
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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #64 on: 01/26/2012 09:17 AM »
Thanks for the info. I haven't gotten a copy yet, even though I donated an article to the issue.
Your commercial space article is in there.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #65 on: 01/30/2012 02:09 PM »
Finally got my copies over the weekend.

Both January and February had articles on the Chinese human space program by Philippe Coué. Although I have not read them yet, they are nicely illustrated and this is a topic that I'm glad that Spaceflight is covering.

Gotta read them...

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #66 on: 02/24/2012 07:06 PM »
Here's the March issue:

http://www.bis-space.com/products-page/magazines-and-journals/spaceflight-magazine/spaceflight-vol-54-no-03-march-2012/

My article on the Intelsat III comsats will appear in the April issue. It will be followed by articles on the Intelsat IV and the Intelsat IVA. The Intelsat III pioneered the use of hydrazine, which was soon used on three different signals intelligence satellites. The Intelsat IV appears to have been a cousin--or brother?--to the JUMPSEAT signals intelligence satellite and the Satellite Data System relay satellite. All of them were apparently direct descendents of the USAF's Tacsat comsat.


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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #67 on: 04/12/2012 09:24 PM »
Here's the May issue:

http://www.bis-space.com/products-page/magazines-and-journals/spaceflight-magazine/spaceflight-vol-54-no-05-may-2012/

This contains the second of my comsat articles. Part 1 was on Intelsat III, and Part 2 is on Intelsat IV. Part 3 will be on--wait for it--Intelsat IVA! (Bet you're glad you waited for it, huh?)

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #68 on: 06/22/2012 06:18 PM »
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Spaceflight Vol 54 No 07 - July 2012

Contents
Designing Against Disaster
Ex-Apollo engineer and former ESA-ESTEC safety manager Keith M Wright FBIS, MIAA, looks at challenges facing engineers designing the next generation of spacecraft.

SLS progress Report No 1: Milestone Review
Progress is being made with NASA’s super-booster, the Space Launch System as a combined requirements and definition review gives the green light.

The Mighty Atlas Part 5: New Stages for Space
When the Atlas rocket began a military career as the first US ICBM, Air Force aspirations for command of a military space programme gave NASA the tools it needs for a launch system.

Ship Firings off Cape Canaveral Part 2: Poseidon tests
Joel W Powell completes his history of the Observation Island with a description of the brief role it played in testing America’s second-generation SLBM, Poseidon.

Tereshkova’s Secret Sisters Part 2: The Final Quest
Space sleuth Tony Quine brings us up to date with the latest information on the unsuccessful contenders for the job of being the first woman in space.

Enterprise arrives in New York
Ken Kremer was there, with camera at the ready, when the first flight-worthy Shuttle, OV-101 Enterprise, arrived over New York, where it will spend the rest of its life as a museum exhibit.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – Skylon on show – UK collaborates with Japan – Solar satellite for UK.

World News Analysis – Research Council warns of Earth science shortfall.

International News – Advanced US Air Force comsat launched – CarbonSat go-ahead.

In brief – news shorts from around the world

A View from the Hill – political space news hot from Washington DC

Satellite Digest – 474 April 2012

ISS Operations Summary – 15 March to 15 April 2012

Book Reviews – Deep Space Propulsion; Grappling with Gravity; At Home in Space

Letters

Society News – SEDS Conference in Kent - Starship launches on the back of a BIS initiative



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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #69 on: 08/04/2012 12:37 PM »
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Spaceflight Vol 54 No 08 - August 2012

Contents

Dragon Opens New Space Era
Ken Kremer witnessed the exciting launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 with its Dragon logistics capsule and reviews the mission and its importance as a milestone in space operations.

Last Look from a Live Shuttle
Invited on to the flight deck of the Shuttle Endeavour, Ken Kremer took a last look at the powered displays and recorded the event for Spaceflight.

Curiosity closes on Mars
NASA’s flagship Mars mission to the floor of Gale crater is only weeks away from arriving at Mars. We look at what it takes to put it down safely.

Asteroid BEES
Alison Graham takes time out from research for her PhD to tell us about her groundbreaking work on a method of deflecting Earth-threatening asteroids

The Mighty Atlas Part Six: A Cold Start
While Atlas was lifting payloads to space courtesy of Air Force upper stages, NASA was developing a cryogenic stage to give it interplanetary potential – but not everyone wanted it built.

The Origins of the BIS in Manchester and Liverpool
Gurbir Singh tells the fascinating story of how the BIS was founded in Liverpool, while celebrating the origins of the Manchester Interplanetary Society.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – A new boost for space entrepreneurs – UKube-1 clears milestone – Moon rocks for all!

World News Analysis – The next logical step – Wings for space now a routine – SpaceX to transform the market?

International News – Life after the Space Station

In brief – news shorts from around the world

A View from the Hill – political space news hot from Washington DC

Satellite Digest – 475 May 2012

ISS Operations Summary – 15 May to 15 June 2012

Letters

Society News – The Northern Meeting

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #70 on: 08/04/2012 12:38 PM »
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Spaceflight Vol 54 No 09 - September 2012

Contents

Enterprise lands on Intrepid
Ken Kremer took his camera to New York to savour the arrival of Shuttle Enterprise and its placement on the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid where it will be viewed by the general public.

Space Tourism Takes Off - Almost
Nick Spall begins a series on the new opportunities for thrill-seekers with a review of companies and individuals pushing on the boundaries of space tourism and ultimate high-ride adventure flights.

Rare Birds Take Flight
Dwayne Day took time out to visit the Udvar-Hazy Museum near Dulles Airport on a special day when some unique visitors flew in to display some unusual and rare sights including the Shuttle Discovery and NASA’s Super Guppy.

H-1 No 2015
Dr Jens Heide reports from the Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin on a very special exhibit and reflects on the fate it might have had if original plans to fly it toward space had been fulfilled.

The Mighty Atlas Part 7: Centaur the Workhorse
The development of NASA’s cryogenic upper stage for the Atlas launch vehicle was anything but easy and technical problems were only a small part of a struggle to get the Centaur into service.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – Boom time for UK industry – Microgravity Medicine – Parliamentary Space Committee reception

World News Analysis – Skylon takes another step forward – Farnborough 2012

International News – NASA unveils space-bound Orion

In brief – news shorts from around the world

A View from the Hill – political space news hot from Washington DC

Satellite Digest – 476 June 2012

ISS Operations Summary – 16 June to 14 July 2012

Letters

Book reviews – Interplanetary Outpost; 2052, A global forecast for the next forty years; Rockets and People Vol IV - The moon Race

Society News – Excavating the future – Who got us to the Moon? – Patrick’s Picnic
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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #71 on: 09/30/2012 09:01 PM »
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Spaceflight Vol 54 No 10 - October 2012


Contents

Curiosity reaches Gale Crater
After months of anticipation and sleepless nights for the team running Mars Science Laboratory, the Curiosity rover finally made it down to the surface of Mars within a short distance of the desired landing spot. The Editor reports on a landing anticipated for 10 years and brought to fruition by outstanding engineering and a superb team of flight controllers, scientists and support staff.

Neil Armstrong 1930-2012
In a special tribute to the first man to walk on the Moon, the Editor looks back on Neil Armstrong’s life and a career covering his activities as a combat pilot, test pilot and astronaut. Famous for being the commander of Apollo 11 and for ever remembered for his first steps on the surface of another world in space, Armstrong also made a major contribution to high speed and high altitude flight research piloting the hypersonic X-15 and many other types of aircraft. In this special commemoration of a great life in the service of country and of ideals, we pay tribute to the outstanding achievement that places him in the pantheon of the greats among elite bands of pilots and explorers.

2001: The Lost Science!
Adam Johnson provides a fascinating insight to the science behind the film 2001 and describes how he has played a significant role in archiving and preserving the collection of Frederick I Ordway, the man responsible for guiding the creative genius of Stanley Kubrick.

Britain in Space –UK scientists support Curiosity – Capturing the 2012 London Olympics from space

World News Analysis – Commercial crew vehicles shortlisted

International News – Rising demand for plutonium – Fabric heat shield tested

In brief – news shorts from around the world

A View from the Hill – political space news hot from Washington DC

Satellite Digest – 477 July 2012

ISS Operations Summary – 15 July to 14 August 2012

Book reviews – American Missiles The Complete Smithsonian Field Guide; Modern Statistical Methods for Astronomy; Measuring the Universe

Letters

Society News – Prestige Lecture with Julie Payette – Apollo Symposium

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #72 on: 11/10/2012 02:16 AM »
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Spaceflight Vol 54 No 11 - November 2012
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Contents

Curiosity Gets Rolling
Six weeks on in the mission of Mars Science Laboratory, the Curiosity rover is moving across the surface of Gale Crater at the start of an epic geological tour at the foothills of Mount Sharp.

A Russian Adventure – Star City
Tony Quine took a tour of Star City outside Moscow and stopped to look at the space exhibits in Russia’s capital, returning with advice and recommendations for the intrepid traveller.

On Becoming a Scientist Astronaut -1 Familiarization
In the first of a two-part series, Nick Spall relates first-hand experience at beginning his space flight training course at the NASTAR Center in Philadelphia.

Diamonds in the Sky
With space tourism promising to take people on the ultimate adventure trip to the edge of space and entrepreneurial endeavours to carry fee-paying passengers on the journey of a lifetime, we look at one organization literally promising the Moon!

Is NASA on the Edge of Going Bust?
Science writer Steven Cutts looks at the changing face of space exploration and suggests that a culture of caution and a societal preoccupation with conspicuous indulgence has stunted the national self-denial that once fuelled great space adventures.

Britain in Space – Carbon footprint index – Sir Martin Sweeting honoured – Designer trip to Houston – GAIA gets cold test

World News Analysis – International Eye on the Sky – MAVEN passes hurdle – Mirrors for Webb telescope shipped

International News – The last farewell

In brief – news shorts from around the world

A View from the Hill – Challenges to reliance on ‘commercial’ programmes

Satellite Digest – 478 August 2012

ISS Operations Summary – 15 August to 14 September 2012

Society News – BIS inducts new President – An address by the retiring President – New BIS President addresses AGM – From Imagination to Reality: a special BIS day


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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #73 on: 11/10/2012 02:46 AM »
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Spaceflight Vol 54 No 12 - December 2012Contents

Apollo 16 Anniversary Dinner
Mark Yates relates a memorable experience with the US Astronaut Scholarship Foundation on the celebratory events associated with the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972, the penultimate lunar landing in the Apollo programme.

Endeavour’s farewell to the skies
Ken Kremer was atop the massive Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center when the Shuttle Endeavour made her final flight to Los Angeles.

On Becoming a Scientist Astronaut - 2 Flying the Simulator
In the second of a two-part series, Nick Spall describes his experience with the centrifuge at the NASTAR Center in Philadelphia and explains the physiological effects.

Corona and the flattery of theft
Dwayne Day tells a tale of intrigue, subterfuge and the race to get contracts for successive generations of equipment for spy satellites.

Let the science begin
Spaceflight looks at the complexities of NASA’s Curiosity rover as it begins a journey of exploration across the floor of Gale Crater.

The Mighty Atlas Part 8: A change of ownership
When NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center was criticized for poor management of the cryogenic Centaur stage the project was moved to the Lewis Research Center amid a flurry of recriminations and blame-calling.

COMPETITION!
Win a deluxe box set of Universe worth £99

Apollo Symposium
Spaceflight hosted a day reflecting on the role played by British and Canadian scientists and engineers during the historical Apollo missions of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Britain in Space – The future is bright – Bridget gets a Royal visit – Mission X launch

World News Analysis – Earth-sized planet in Alpha Centauri B

International News – Earth observation market strong – Reusable booster abandoned

In brief – news shorts from around the world

A View from the Hill – Big cuts looming – Romney-speak – Boxed in?

Satellite Digest – 479 September 2012

ISS Operations Summary – 15 September to 15 October 2012

Letters

Society News – A raconteur unleashed – BIS in Naples


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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #74 on: 11/10/2012 02:47 AM »
Note that I have an article in the December issue. It is about the effort by Fairchild Camera and Instrument Company in April 1960 to steal away the Corona spy satellite camera contract from Itek, the company that designed it. I have mentioned that elsewhere on this board.

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