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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #80 on: 12/23/2012 04:19 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 55 No 02 - February 2013


Opening the final frontier
 Stephen Ashworth opens our look at space tourism and commercial space opportunities for existing organizations, new-start companies and entrepreneurs with a preview of existing and emerging activities.
 
Dream Chaser
 Gerard van de Haar and Rudolf van Beest take a look at the space-plane being developed by Sierra Nevada Corp from old NASA and Soviet designs the company hopes will return wings to the International Space Station.
 
Flying the Lynx
 Following his report on what it’s like to fly aboard a ballistic suborbital space-plane, Nick Spall talks to XCOR CEO Andrew Nelson about the company’s plans to get the Lynx up and running.
 
Astrometry in orbit: Gaia
 Philip Corneille tells the story of the Gaia telescope, a major European project for astrometry, the precise measurement of stars, and provides a review of precursor missions that make Gaia possible.

Patrick Moore – an obituary
 Spaceflight Editor David Baker observes the life of Sir Patrick Moore, astronomer and mapmaker and remarks on his contributions to the NASA Apollo Moon programme and the value of, so-called, ‘amateur astronomy’.

Asteroid miners hunt for platinum...
 In a somewhat cynical observation on lavish claims for mining valuable minerals in the asteroid belt, Tim Worstall reflects on the hype and finds it lacking in common sense and a basic understanding of macro-economics.
 
Britain in Space – £1.2 billion to invest in lucrative ESA projects
 
World News Analysis – Musk aims for Mars: eventually – Laying the ‘Golden Spike’

International News – Orion advancing toward 2014 liftoff
 
In brief – news shorts from around the world
 
A View from the Hill – Obama’s Christmas present to NASA
 
Satellite Digest – 481 November 2012
 
ISS Operations Summary – 16 November to 14 December 2012
 
Off the Shelf - The Red Rocket’s Glare - Into the Cosmos - A little gift with a big symbolism - A4/V2 Rocket DVD-R; Operation Backfire The V-2 Rocket; V-2 Rocket White Sands/Post-War

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #81 on: 12/23/2012 06:01 PM »
I wish they would make the cover images larger on their site (or have links to larger images of the cover). I've also found the site difficult to navigate--you can find these indexes of issues one way, but not via other parts of the website. Overall, the BIS site is much better than it previously used to be, but it can still lead down dead ends.

Thanks for the feedback, having written the new BIS site when it first went live, it's much appreciated, and I'll feed it back to the people who have now taken on the task over the last year!

There are still areas the navigation can be improved as you say, and any suggestions you have will be taken onboard!

The news is definitely a lot, lot better and more up to date than on the old website of a few years ago, and now with the talks being videoed for members who can't get to the BIS, there are some really useful improvements.

Once again, thank you very much for such useful feedback :-)

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #82 on: 12/23/2012 07:34 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 55 No 02 - February 2013

I'll have something in the March (or maybe April) issue. It's about robotic lunar exploration.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #83 on: 02/13/2013 08:34 AM »
Spaceflight Vol 55 No 03 - March 2013


Is there an Earth analogue?
 Philip Corneille reviews the search for other worlds in space and asks if there is an Earth-like world out there amid the billions of planets likely to populate the stellar systems in our galaxy and in others beyond. He also looks at the quest for super-Earths and at the record for known planets to date.

Working with Sir Patrick Moore 1954-2012
 At the invitation of Spaceflight, the world’s most famous living space artist, David Hardy, paints a picture for us of his work with the world’s most famous amateur astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore. Across what others would consider a lifetime, both men had an empathy that needed few words to create living visions of space as imagined for those who could only wonder at the heavens and at the vehicles that may one day take mankind to the stars.

The Once and Future Moon
 Dwayne Day turns his analytical eye toward the upcoming generation of small lunar probes from both NASA’s Discovery and New Frontiers programmes. Building on a series of manned and unmanned precursors, scientists have much to learn from a generation of equipment far more advanced and providing much more information than earlier probes were able to glean.
 
Britain in Space – New UK Interstellar Association leads the way
 
World News Analysis – NASA and ESA to fly astronauts to deep-space
 
International News – New firsts – Time capsule
 
In brief – news shorts from around the world
 
A View from the Hill – NASA signs Bigelow for the ISS – Gloves on or off? – Kay Bailey-Hutchison retires
 
Satellite Digest – 482 December 2012
 
ISS Operations Summary – 15 December 2012 to 15 January 2013
 
Inbox – An unfair subsidy? – An inspiration for interstellar – Human flight in decline? – A young Yuri – New media

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #84 on: 02/13/2013 01:06 PM »
Cool. I'll have something in April on Mars sample return that is pretty good, if I may say so myself.

And I've got a bunch of other articles in the works too. One of them I think is pretty neat and has some interesting illustrations.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #85 on: 05/05/2013 05:28 PM »
Those receiving the June 2013 issue may find the following link of interest about Skylab
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=12332.msg1014334#msg1014334
« Last Edit: 05/05/2013 05:30 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #86 on: 05/25/2013 01:43 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 55 No 06 - June 2013

Reflections on ‘The Sky at Night’
 Arguably the world’s most famous space modeller and long-serving model-maker for films and television shows, Mat Irvine tells us what it was like working with Patrick Moore on the world’s longest running astronomy programme.

Skylab – NASA’S First Space Station
 This month is the 40th anniversary of the most cost-effective space station ever launched. Using redundant Apollo hardware already built, it was America’s first manned orbital facility recovered from near disaster by its first visitors.
 
Science aboard Skylab
 Skylab focused on Earth resources, solar physics and the investigation of materials in space – as well as studying the human reaction to long duration flights. How did it stack up against expectations?
 
A second Skylab
 The attraction of launching a second Skylab played long and hard on managers at NASA, which considered several possible ways it could have contributed to the human space flight programme.
 
Lunar Transient Phenomena
 A member of the Apollo science instruments team at NASA Headquarters, Donald A Beattie describes for Spaceflight how partial obscuration of surface features on the Moon got everyone excited back in the 1960s.
 
‘Peenemunders’ pass away
 Space historian Frank H Winter reports on the recent demise of three great rocket pioneers who went to the United States to help put astronauts on the Moon.

Apprentice turned Master – 2
 The Editor concludes a personal reflection on his conversations with Jesco von Puttkamer, who died on 27 December 2012.

A Conversation with Al Worden – 1
 In the first of a two part feature, Chris Starr held an engaging and frank conversation with Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden during his recent visit to the UK.
 
Britain in Space – New European Satellite Navigation Competition – Every Child a Space Scientist
 
World News Analysis – Asteroid goal for first manned Orion flight
 
In brief – news shorts from around the world
 
US Space Politics – NASA to get flat budget – at most
 
Satellite Digest – 485 March 2013
 
ISS Operations Summary – 17 March to 16 April 2013

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #87 on: 06/07/2013 08:15 AM »
Spaceflight Vol 55 No 07 - July 2013

AMS-2: Rewriting Physics from the ISS
 Philip Corneille looks at the background to what for many is one of the truly great experiments currently being conducted aboard the ISS – the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer – and summarises the results so far.
 
Keep Track Down Under Part One: Origins
 First of a two-part survey of the Deep Space Tracking Network and a visit made by Philip Corneille to the facilities at Tidbinbilla near Canberra.

New life for vintage pads - 1
 Gerard van de Haar takes a look at some once familiar launch pads around Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and finds a few in a state of disrepair and several getting a new lease of life.

The Mighty Atlas Part Eleven: A very special day
 Noted space historian Joel Powell concludes his look at the preparation and flight of MA-6, the Atlas that launched John Glenn into orbit on 20 February 1962.
 
The Virginia Air & Space Center
 A walk around the exhibits at a museum merging the historic achievements of NASA’s Langley Research Center and the US Air Force’s Langley Air Base in Virginia.

UK Space Conference 2013
 UK Space Agency Director Dr David Parker tells us why this event is a significant step forward for Britain in space.
 
Fred Clarke – Reflective Memories
 A selection of tributes to Fred Clarke, younger brother to Arthur C Clarke, following his recent demise, with thoughts from those who knew him well.
 
Britain in Space – Tim Peake for 2015 ISS Expedition
 
World News Analysis – High Flight takes a Step Closer
 
In brief – news shorts from around the world
 
US Space Politics – Conflict or Convergence?
 
Satellite Digest – 486 April 2013
 
ISS Operations Summary – 17 April to 15 May 2013


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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #88 on: 07/06/2013 09:04 AM »
Spaceflight Vol 55 No 08 - August 2013



Keeping Track Down Under Part Two: Interplanetary Spacecraft
 Philip Corneille completes his visit to Australia’s flagship tracking station with a description of the vital work it has done in supporting planetary exploration for more than 50 years.

SLS Progress Report No 2
 Continuing our periodic series covering development of NASA’s Space Launch System, this month we look at the work underway at the Stennis Space Center, and note changes to what was formerly, and more famously, known as the Mississippi Test Facility. We also report on an important milestone in getting the SLS to the pad.

Spacefest V
 Chris Starr reports from Spacefest V where astronauts and key players in national and international ventures rub shoulders and share thoughts, reflect on times past and ponder what lies ahead.

Coming of the Titans
 Joel Powell continues his reflective examination of 1960s rocket programmes with a detailed look at the Titan ICBM, developed as a hedge against Atlas and matured into a reliable and steadfast launch vehicle for the US Air Force and NASA.

New life for vintage pads - 2
 Gerard van de Haar completes his look at launch pads along the Cape Canaveral coastline that have changed roles in the past decades leaving some with a future and others shrouded in uncertainty.

Britain in Space – An arboreal survey – UK to measure gravity waves – Looking for excellence

World News Analysis – Reassembling asteroid – All-electric satellites – Green fuel – Clooney says ‘enough!’

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #89 on: 07/07/2013 03:26 AM »
Bigger version of the cover.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #90 on: 08/05/2013 11:49 AM »
The newest issue.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #91 on: 08/05/2013 11:49 AM »
My article in the newest issue.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #92 on: 08/05/2013 12:40 PM »
Oh! I wish I could read all of that. It's been about ten years since I've seen that great magazine on the bookstore shelves here in New Zealand... :(
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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #93 on: 08/05/2013 01:32 PM »
Oh! I wish I could read all of that. It's been about ten years since I've seen that great magazine on the bookstore shelves here in New Zealand... :(

Yes that was a nice teaser. I've got to have that issue.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #94 on: 08/05/2013 02:11 PM »
My article in the newest issue.

An excellent article, well written and I learned a lot.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #95 on: 08/07/2013 03:37 PM »
Anyone wanting Spaceflight can subscribe at www.bis-space.com and get it mailed direct.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #96 on: 09/11/2013 09:53 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 55 No 10 - October 2013
THE BIS AT 80!

The BIS at 80
BIS President Alistair Scott reviews the state of the Society in this, its 80th year and looks to the wide range of activities in which it is now engaged, projecting ahead and giving his appraisal of challenges as it looks to the future.

A Prehistory of Outer Space
Dr Bob Parkinson looks back over the last eight decades to give an overview of contributions made by the Society to domestic and international ventures, at home and abroad, explaining how the BIS influenced decisions over the type of rocket needed to launch the first satellites into space.

A new alliance - a new start
Scott Hatton, chair of the IAF Space Society Committee reflects on the importance of the International Astronautical Federation, to the role played by the BIS from its outset, and to the new IAF Alliance.

Paths to the future
Richard Osborne, chair of the BIS Technical Committee reviews the many separate technical and study activities underway to provide the Society with its first hands-on development of payloads designed for space flight, to study the requirements of future space programmes and propose exciting new missions to the Moon.

Meet the team!
Spaceflight pulls aside the curtain at BIS headquarters in London and takes readers behind the scenes to see who really does the work to keep the Society alive and well on a daily basis. We look at staff and volunteers, remembering that this is a combined team effort delivering lectures, meetings and four publications.

Britain in Space – Alphasat hailed as a great success – Fertile ground? – Letter from the Editor

World News Analysis – X-37B heading for KSC?

In brief – news shorts from around the world

US Space Politics – Noose tightens on Orion – Lori Garver to leave NASA

Satellite Digest – 489 July 2013

ISS Operations Summary – 16 July to 15 August 2013

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
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Spaceflight Vol 55 No 11 - November 2013

Mission to a Dusty moon
Launched on 6 September by the first Minotaur V, the LADEE spacecraft is heading for a rendezvous with the Moon and a survey of the lunar atmosphere where dust, charged particles and a very thin gaseous envelope bring trace changes to the environment of our nearest celestial neighbour.

The Home of Atlantis
Rick Mulheirn tours the new home for the Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Editor reflects on a high-performing spaceship that carried a variety of military, planetary and astrophysical payloads as well as contributing to the assembly of the International Space Station and performing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

The birth of European comsats
Cliff Hughes winds back the clock and traces the origin of space telecommunications in Europe, beginning in the heart of the continent and migrating to the UK. The development of communications satellites within ESRO led directly to Eutelsat, which in turn resulted in OTS and ECS.

The ‘Comet of the Century’ – from Skylab
Nick Howes talks to Skylab astronaut Ed Gibson about the third and final visit to NASA’s one and only all-American space station, asking him particularly about the observations the crew were asked to carry out on a comet that ended up being dubbed the ‘fizzle’ on Earth but a heart-stopping spectacle from space.

Mining the asteroids
Steven Cutts takes a long, hard look at suggestions that deep-space flight by humans could secure and retrieve an asteroid and bring it closer to Earth for analysis and sample-return, asking whether it is as easy as it sounds and why do it anyway?

Britain in Space – SSTL designs exoplanet survey platform – EKSA in force at EPSC

World News Analysis – Resurrecting WISE for asteroid hunt – Apollo launch pad for sale – Ten cubed

In brief – news shorts from around the world

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #98 on: 10/11/2013 01:38 PM »
Here is a bigger cover image.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
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Spaceflight Vol 55 No 12 - December 2013


Peake practice
 Keeping track of UK ESA astronaut Tim Peake, Spaceflight reports on training sessions with the remote manipulator system in Canada and on familiarization checks with the Orlan space suit and Russia’s unique EVA equipment.

End of a 40 year Countdown
 Bart Hendrickx tells the story of Russia’s NK-33 rocket engine programme, beginning when it was designed for the fated N-1 Moon rocket launcher. Now the NK-33 powers the first stage of the Antares rocket used by Orbital Sciences to place the Cygnus resupply module in orbit.

Mixed messages from Curiosity
 The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) box on NASA’s Curiosity rover has produced results which, while not precluding the fact that life could have existed on Mars in the first aeon of its evolution, may make it more difficult to detect traces of such activity on later missions.

MAVEN to Mars
 Continuing our coverage of news from Mars, MAVEN is set to launch mid-November on a mission to find out why the atmosphere of Mars is so rare today, helping to unravel indications of a very different environment in the past. Set to reach Mars in September 2014, MAVEN will complement earlier spacecraft and target the Sun-Mars interaction in a unique way.

The 2013 IAC in Beijing
 Scott Hatton reports from Beijing on the 64th International Astronautical Congress where politics had a part to play but where the BIS made ground on exerting an international stance through agreements consolidating cooperation with new groups. With a memorandum of understanding between the BIS for the UK and the NVR for the Netherlands, a great deal of progress was made toward expanding mutual interests within the IAF and between respective organisations. .

Viewpoint
 Nelson Bridwell takes us into the speculative world of space faction, where possibilities for the future collide with the realities of the present. Arguing for a balanced view of why we go into space, and that real space exploration need not be profitable, he sets the bar at a realistic level and supports an early Moon base as the way to proceed.

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