Spaceflight Vol 59 No 03 – March 2017

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Region in a future Mars colony?
Konrad Szocik examines whether a permanently isolated colony on Mars will choose to have a religion based upon new and reconsidered philosophy of purpose, or whether the conventions of Earth-based colonisation will no longer apply.

Rosetta - Ice and origins
New studies of the Rosetta mission reveal high quantities of carbon dioxide ice while other researchers place the origin of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the outer reaches of the solar system where the Kuiper belt resides.

The Kelly Twins
Rick Mulheirn takes the Kelly Twins in hand and describes an evening in which they discuss all aspects of their space activities at another stunning Space Lectures event.

Where no bullets fly
Spaceflight takes a look at the threats to civilian satellites from a diversification of intelligence gathering assets now providing instant information overlain with sensory data from ordinary citizens as they go about their daily lives.

Gold plated monster – JWST nears completion
Dwayne A. Day took time to check out the latest assembly and test stages for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center, finding it entering the next phase of tests.

Regular Features

News Analysis – Data Highways Open – Going, going… – ExoMars Success

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

ISS Report – 9 December 2016 - 8 January 2017

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

Satellite Digest – 530 December 2016

Society News – Interstellar Challenge 2016

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