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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #100 on: 11/26/2013 03:37 PM »
That reminds me that I have several article submissions to send into Spaceflight, including something on the Iraqi space program and something on nuking asteroids.
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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #101 on: 12/14/2013 07:26 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 56 No 01 - January 2014

Russian EVA patches
A look at Russian EVA patches , now a familiar sight on the suits of space-walking cosmonauts.

Red Team 4 to the Pad
 The first of a news series looking back at dramatic or merely memorable moments in the history of space flight.

The first telescope on the Moon
 Regular contributor Philip Corneille looks back almost 42 years to the first telescope placed on the surface of the Moon.

Remembering Scott Carpenter, an explorer from Colorado
 Fabrizio Bernardini attended the memorial service for Malcolm Scott Carpenter to bring us a touching reflection on the life of a great astronaut.

Walking on Mars – in Utah!
 If humans are ever to get off planet Earth and explore the dusty surface of Mars, research into how to live on the Red Planet will empower a new generation of astronauts.

India’s first and only Spaceman
 Gurbir Singh met Rakesh Sharma, the sole astronaut from one of the world’s oldest civilizations, and learned what gave him the pride and the dignity that characterised this great pioneer.

The ISS at 15!
 Remembering the launch of Zarya and Unity at the end of 1998, the first elements in what became the International Space Station, we remember what a colossal achievement that was.

Regular Features
 
Britain in Space – London space summit – SIGS sets new goals for UK
 
World News – Commercial Crew picks up pace – ESA defines Orion module – CBO tots up human flight cost
 
Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world
 
From the Editor
 
Satellite Digest – 492 October 2013
 
ISS Operations Summary – 21 October to 15 November 2013

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #102 on: 01/03/2014 09:55 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 56 No 02 - February 2014

A walk on the Wild Side
 In Moment from History this month Luca Parmitano relives a potentially life threatening experience as he describes his unexpected encounter with floating globules of water inside his helmet.
 
Solar Dynamic Observatory
 Stunning images of a sometimes violent Sun and observations from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory almost 52 years after the launch of the first Orbiting Solar Observatory.
 
Retelling the tale of Mars Exploration
 Philip Stooke explains his passion for mapping the exploration of Mars, creating the first accurate survey of US and Russian missions as attention focuses once again on the Red Planet.

Sleuthing the Cold War Space Sleuths
 Dominic Phelan opens a new series from the China/Russia Forum on how the BIS uncovered Soviet space secrets and filled in the gaps.
 
Electra Mars Radio Relay
 Joel Powell tracks down the real reason why MAVEN got a break from the US government shutdown and got to launch on time.
 
Regular Features
 
Britain in Space – UK drive for military satellite growth – SSTL spearheads UK drive – Roy Gibson honoured – Astrium engineer wins IET award

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #104 on: 02/12/2014 12:00 PM »

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #105 on: 03/12/2014 09:21 AM »

Spaceflight Vol 56 No 04 - April 2014

Wishing upon a Red Planet
 Dwayne Day reflects on a snowy day in Washington that shut down the locals but which proved no problem for Bas Lansdorp!

Replacing Soyuz
 Bart Hendrickx retraces the attempt to find a replacement for the ubiquitous Soyuz spacecraft and summarises the latest attempt at providing for existing and future requirements in Russia’s human space flight programme.

India’s Mission to Mars
 Gurbir Singh explains the background to India’s spectacular mission to Mars, now en-route to the Red Planet, and links it to a grander ambition.

Your Name in Space
 Carrying the names of people from around the world on microchips, spacecraft routinely serve as emissaries of Earth’s citizenry, as Joel Powell explains.

Searching for Snoopy
 In May 1969 NASA sent Apollo 10 on a route-proving flight to the Moon, the spent Ascent Stage of the Lunar Module going into solar orbit. Nick Howes goes in search of it.

Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment
 The author of a new book on the political repercussions from President Eisenhower’s reaction to the Russian coup of Sputnik 1 explains why he wrote it.

Britain in Space – Space attack from organized crime

World News Analysis – Robotic filling stations

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

From the Editor

Satellite Digest – 495 January 2014

ISS Operations Summary – 17 January – 16 February 2014

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #106 on: 03/12/2014 10:47 AM »
Interesting spacecraft on the cover.....

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #107 on: 04/07/2014 05:38 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 56 No 05 - May 2014

Luca Parmitano’s suit leak – a warning
Spaceflight’s ISS guru George Spiteri reports on the shocking results from a NASA inquiry into the reasons behind the near fatal suit leak in July 2013.

Asteroids Galore
Philip Corneille brings his astronomical knowledge to bear on the asteroids, explaining how they can be exploited as a future mineral resource.

Nuking an Asteroid
Once again, Dwayne Day digs into the archives and discovers how MIT students proposed to launch Saturn V rockets to conduct a nuclear strike on a rogue asteroid and how that idea might have current appeal.

Off-Earth Mining
From Dassault Systemes GEOVIA, Steve Carter explains how 3DEXPERIENCE technology could speed resource mining of asteroids and accelerate future activities in space.

American spy satellites in the USSR
Christian Lardier looks back into published and unpublished records to work out whether US space satellites in the Corona and SAMOS programmes were recovered in Soviet Russia, with surprising results.

Into the Silent Sea
Tony Quine has been talking to the director of a new film which takes as its theme the myth of ‘lost’ cosmonauts from the early Soviet space shots.

Your Name in Space Part 2
Joel Powell concludes his two-part feature by looking at opportunities for public participation in the Mars missions.

The Fermi Paradox – or is it?
Why is it we have not yet encountered the teeming hordes that populate this universe? Is it perhaps that they have developed genetic self-coding and have no need to travel?

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #108 on: 04/07/2014 11:05 PM »
One reason you might want to buy the issue.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #109 on: 05/02/2014 12:13 AM »
Joel Powell has a detailed article on the early Vanguard launches in this issue.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #110 on: 06/06/2014 05:51 PM »

Spaceflight Vol 56 No 07 - July 2014

On a Critical Path: NASA’s Tracking & Data Relay Satellite System
 Joel Powell links current developments in connecting Earth-orbiting satellites and spacecraft with their ground control centres and examines NASA’s TDRS system. A network of satel-lites first launched in April 1983 is now a robust and widely used tracking and relay network without which much of the data obtained by orbiting platforms would be lost.

The Plutonium in the Closet
 Dwayne Day recounts the fascinating story of how plutonium 238 fuel for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators used to power deep-space spacecraft has come, gone and re-turned with only vague explanation for the reasons why! He shows how a resurgence of ‘new-found’ plutonium has doomed a potential replacement for the standard RTG which could have been a valuable technology boost.

Flashback
 As we come up to the 50th anniversary of the start of the space race, when Russia officially approved a dash to put cosmonauts on the Moon before NASA, Spaceflight begins a new series. Each month we will look back at events 50 years ago which play into the events of today, recalling how the space programmes of all the space-faring nations have been shaped by that seminal event in the history of the Cold War.

Yuri Gagarin: A Contribution to Peace
 Chronicler, author and broadcaster Gurbir Singh offers a view which places Yuri Gagarin outside the propaganda machine of the USSR. Was he a product of a well oiled publicity campaign for encouraging uncommitted countries to warm to Russia and its communist sys-tem? The evidence, says Singh, is there but was that also a fabrication?

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #111 on: 06/06/2014 07:54 PM »
So my article in Spaceflight is somewhat of an exclusive. The information has been available for quite a few months now, but nobody was paying any attention to it. So I finally decided to write an article about it, explaining what is happening.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #112 on: 06/18/2014 09:53 PM »
Better copy of the cover.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #113 on: 07/07/2014 09:02 PM »
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Spaceflight Vol 56 No 08 - August 2014

Business as Usual?
Neil Da Costa reports from Star City on the return of the Soyuz TMA-10M in April and notes that the congeniality and comradeship that characterized their expedition was not shaken by the political disagreements between the West and Russia over Ukraine.

Index: Orion
The Editor begins an occasional series looking at the new generation of spacecraft coming off the stocks to characterize the specification and operating requirement for NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

A New Spacecraft Rising – Dragon V2
SpaceX unveils its 21st century people-carrier with expectations that it could be flying next year of the year after. As a design icon it is an aesthetic dream, giving crewed vehicles a style change.

Spacefest 6
Chris Starr reports from Pasadena, California, on this year’s gathering of astronauts, scientists, engineers and managers in an informal gathering with plenty to talk about and to share with enthusiasts.

The Bachem Natter
In the first of a three-part feature, Brett Gooden tells the story of how the world’s first man-carrying vertically-launched rocket was born in Germany and why.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – ESA Report Endorses Skylon – UK charts new paths

World News Analysis – First manned Orion shunted to 2023

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

From the Editor

Satellite Digest – 499 May 2014

ISS Operations Summary – 16 May – 15 June 2014

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Obituary – John C Houbolt (1919-2014)

Off the Shelf – Aerospace Projects Review Dyna Soar

Society News – IAC2014 Competition - BIS-Italia visits London - Chinese/Soviet Forum 7 June 2014

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #114 on: 08/08/2014 12:43 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 56 No 09 - September 2014

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Sir Bernard Lovell and the Soviets
 Dominic Phelan unravels a bizarre episode in the history of the Cold War space race and asks whether one of the UK’s most brilliant radio astronomers was victim to a Soviet bid to either recruit or irradiate him.

The road to Mount Sharp
 As NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover departs the safe zone where it landed for new and rugged terrain ahead, we look at features and sites that have so far kept the vehicle slightly behind its scheduled traverse log.

HEOS 1: A 50th Anniversary
 Philip Corneille remembers Europe’s first deep space science satellite and describes its origin and why it contributed so much to knowledge about our local region of the solar system and why that is important.

Bach Natter Part 2
 In Brett Gooden’s second instalment of his three-part look at the world’s first vertically launched man-carrying rocket, the Natter test pilot pays the ultimate price and his accident is investigated.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – SpaceUP - UK Style - UK A magnet for space - New hand on the rudder

World News Analysis – Spaceplane contracts awarded - Ariane 6 contest hots up

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

From the Editor

Satellite Digest – 500 June 2014

ISS Operations Summary – 16 June – 15 July 2014

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #115 on: 09/08/2014 04:40 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 56 No 10 - October 2014


The Last Man on the Moon
 Rick Mulheirn has been to the movies, more specifically to the Sheffield Film festival to talk with former astronaut Eugene A Cernan about his life, his epic flight as commander of the last Apollo mission to the Moon and about the film that has been made about it all.

The Farnborough International Air Show 2014
 Mat Irvine packed up his sandwiches and took a trip to this year’s Farnborough International Air Show to see what the space agencies and the commercial companies were putting on display and to get a feel for an industry in a state of change.

The Bachem Natter Part 3
 Historian and specialist on one of the more bizarre weapons of World War Two, Brett Gooden concludes his three-part story about the world’s first vertically-launched man-carrying rocket and the influence this had on post-war developments with rocket powered aircraft.

Close Encounters of the Top Secret Kind
 Dwayne Day looks at a strange incident during the height of the Cold War when for a while it appeared the Russians might be trying to intercept a US spy satellite and takes look himself at the practice of satellites spying on satellites.

Britain in Space – Spaceports UK

World News Analysis – Rosetta arrives!

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

Satellite Digest – 501 July 2014

ISS Operations Summary – 16 July – 15 August 2014


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Spaceflight Vol 56 No 11 - November 2014

The Tachyon World
 In asking us to consider whether tachyons exist or can be thought to assemble a parallel existence which we can bridge, Robert B Cronkhite is challenging current thinking in physics. We think it is a debate which should be joined.

Low cost space – from imagination to reality
 Scott Hatton previews the Reinventing Space conference, hosted this year by the British Interplanetary Society in London, and emphasises the urgent need for a renaissance in space activity.

LonCon-3
 BIS President Alistair Scott enthuses over the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention and the Society’s presence, where much interest and attention was evident.

Hill climb with a difference!
 Spaceflight previews the next major phase in NASA’s Curiosity mission as it gets into the extended phase of operations in the foothills of Mount Sharp.

Floating Free
 Looking back 30 years to the first untethered spacewalk, Ken MacTaggart recalls the unique experiences of Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless when he tried out the Manned Maneuvering Unit.

Soviet Tracking Ships – and Robert Bartini
 Russian specialists Brian Harvey and Bert Vis describe the vagaries of the Soviet floating space tracking facilities and explains how one man wanted something entirely different.

Regular Features

Britain in Space – How does HSF affect your child?

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

World News Analysis – NASA awards Commercial Crew contracts – Conflict in Europe – SLS delayed

Satellite Digest – 502 August 2014

ISS Operations Summary – 16 August - 15 September 2014

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #117 on: 11/07/2014 08:36 AM »
Spaceflight Vol 56 No 12 - December 2014

A Secret Client
 On 16 September an Atlas 401 launched a top secret payload for an unknown client. The weather was appalling and the launch occurred within the last second in the window. What was that all about?

The Role of Space in STEM Education and Outreach
 The summary of a paper presented at the IAC in Toronto championing the role of space educators in motivating students for STEM courses.

ESA spaceplane ready
 Jacques van Oene describes the plans for a European manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle assigned to fly on a Vega rocket from Kourou.

Rukavishnikov: The unlucky cosmonaut
 Spaceflight ISS contributor George Spiteri looks at the life of one cosmonaut who never quite seemed to find the luck he deserved.

A new star for Orion
 Linda Herridge reports from the Kennedy Space Center on plans for the first flight of Orion, scheduled for November.

Next Steps for SLS
 David Todd met up with key people involved in the development of NASA’s new Space Launch System and reports on the latest developments.

IAC 2014 Toronto: Notes from the Congress
 David Todd reports on news and gossip at and around the 65th International Astronautical Congress in Toronto.

Show and tell for Italian astronaut
 Fabrizio Bernardini reports on the experiments selected for Italy’s first female astronaut on her forthcoming Futura mission.

Echoes of Apollo
 Nick Howes tells the intriguing story of a boy gripped by space and who went on to play an important part in the Apollo 11 story.

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #118 on: 12/16/2014 03:33 PM »
Spaceflight Vol 57 No 01 – January 2015

 Antares Falters As the forensic engineering analysis of the failure of an Antares rocket on 28 October reaches its preliminary conclusions, what was responsible for the catastrophic loss of more than 2 tonnes of cargo for the ISS and what impact will it have on the future for Orbital Sciences?

The Apollo 15 Standup EVA Space historian Joel W Powell digs out the details on Apollo 15 commander Dave Scott’s unique survey of the Hadley Apennine landing site from his position standing on the ascent engine cover, head and shoulders out the top of the Lunar Module Falcon.

Tim Peake Speaks of Principia Spaceflight’s Nick Spall talks to British astronaut Tim Peake about his Principia mission, now less than a year away from launch on a Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS where he will remain for approximately six months.

Star Wars, LOSAT and QuickStar Dwayne A Day has dug into the history of a little-known series of satellites emerging from the Brilliant Pebbles concept which evolved from the mid-1980s Strategic Defense Initiative, a US missile defence shield.

For All Mankind In another of Nick Howes’ interviews with prominent space personalities, Russell (Rusty) Schweickart describes his experiences as an Apollo astronaut and more recently for his role in setting up the B612 Foundation raising public awareness to the danger of asteroid impacts.

World Space Week 2014 A British Success Vix Southgate provides a brief wrap-up on a successful series of events around the UK in support of World Space Week, acknowledging the dawn of the Space Age when Russia launched Sputnik 1 in October 1957. -

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Re: Spaceflight Magazine
« Reply #119 on: 12/16/2014 04:18 PM »
I have an article in there on LOSAT-X, which was one of the last SDI satellites. I managed to get in contact with one of the project engineers and he provided some new information on it. LOSAT-X was a Ball Aerospace QuickStar satellite. Ball was marketing QuickStar as an inexpensive smallsat in the early 1990s. What they discovered was that it was too small to be of value to anybody. LOSAT-X was the only one they built.

If you look at the history of American satellites, you'll find a few periods where there is a push for smaller (and less expensive) satellites, and then that enthusiasm died out. The late 1980s-early 1990s was one such period.

LOSAT-X was not similar to some other satellites that had LOSAT designations. They were all unique and LOSAT was simply a handy designation for low altitude satellites ordered by the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization.

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