Spaceflight Vol 59 No 10 – October 2017

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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.

Regular Features

News Analysis – Smallsats are “Go”!

A Letter from the Editor

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

ISS Report – 9 July - 8 August 2017

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

Obituary – U R Rao 1932-2017

Satellite Digest – 537 July 2017

Correspondence – Natural selection? – Declarations of faith

Society News – BIS Silver Pin for Michael Foale

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