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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 01 – January 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 01 – January 2005

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International Space News
Europe reaches the Moon in style, Maiden flight for new Soyuz, New space prize, Military relies on commercial satellites, Small windows for Shuttle launches, Rockets may replace some Shuttle missions, Huge demand for space trek, GPS system spawns new cooperation, ESA control centre, Cassini homes in on Titan, New Mars proposal from Beagle team, Intensive rehearsals for Shuttle return

Satellite Digest

Ice cap meltdown
Clive Simpson

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Ariane 5 launch campaign
Joel Powell

Preparing for Mars
Yury Zaitsev

Flights of fancy
John Geenty

Correspondence
BBC’s grand tour of solar system, Space tourism is way forward, Space Shuttle Discovery’s teardrop, Inspiration is sadly lacking, Asteroids offer opportunities, Saturn rocket success record, First hand history at Autographica

Society news
55th International Astronautical Congress
Bob Parkinson

Into Space
Homo Spaciens
Adam Hawkey

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 02 – February 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 02 – February 2005

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International Space News
UK industry calls for greater space role in strategic priorities, Huygens trajectory to be mapped on Earth, Option for mid-May Shuttle launch, Energia rocket may fly again, Vega wins RapidEye contract, New facility for Webb mirrors, Committee fails to embrace Galileo, BT profits from Eutelsat sale, John Young retires, Italian astronaut assigned to Space Station flight, Weather data in greater demand, UK-Japan link on hyperspectral satellite, Bush appoints new NASA boss

Satellite Digest

Things that go clunk in the night
Dwayne A. Day

Environmental all-rounder
Clive Simpson

SpaceShipOne makes history over Mojave
Nicholas Spall

The artistry of Chuck Rogers
Joel Powell

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

From above the Iron Curtain to around the Moon
Dwayne A. Day

Correspondence
On the shoulders of an aviation giant, Atlas Centaur launch failure, New space race driven by competitive market, Now decisions will define future for decades, Saturn V class replacements necessary, NASA should use Energia to return to the Moon, Raising the level of debate about life on Mars

Society news
Space weekend - a review of UK space activities
Dave Fearn

Astronaut’s insight on Shuttle ISS missions
Rex Hall

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 03 – March 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 03 – March 2005

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International Space News
Huygens data scare down to command error, SSTL forges closer China ties, Blair supports satellite early warning system, Shuttle system parts in place for launch, Japanese ion thruster working well, First launch of Delta 4 Heavy, Arianespace to launch new UK military satellites, Veteran cosmonaut dies, Russia seeks partners for Mars station, Robot contract for Hubble, New year honour for Foale, Shuttle commander retires

Satellite Digest

Deep Impact
Rudolf van Beest

Titan - a glimpse into the unknown
Clive Simpson

Astronaut legend
Ed Hengeveld

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Roving on the red planet
Philip Corneille

Correspondence
Evolutionary appraisal for space-farers, Mistakes will cost public support, Impact wave could be ten times higher, Over-looked record of German pioneer, Structured approach to space infrastructure, Predicting She Zhou 6 launch times, Time for clear thinking on access to space, Last lunar outpost, Dangerous point of view

Into Space
Tony Beswick

Society news
Refurbishment and repair plans, Articles with educational bias wanted

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 04 – April 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 04 – April 2005

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International Space News
In orbit Shuttle repair demonstration planned for spring, Space Station assembly to end by 2010, Falcon launchers come to market, Budget higher but still less, Finally its celebration time for Ariane 5, Navigation payload test, Earth-bound telescopes rescue Huygens data, Option to free up Soyuz seats, Baikonur to get new launch centre in 2008, Leading launch company bags new Eutelsat craft, Beagle 2 report finally published, Launch rate takes a dip, Team recommends new ‘Hubble’, Australia rejects space for third time, First Inmarsat-4 readied for launch, Ireland’s Ariane 5 contract, Development of crewed vehicle

Satellite Digest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Dragon in space
Chen Lan

Time for a gander
Clive Simpson

Jewel in the sky
Dwayne A. Day

Correspondence
Divergence between BBC book and TV series, Philosophy of keeping things simple, Planetary landings are cultural achievements too, The how, what, where and when of life, Convictions lie outside scientific discussion, Discovering the fingerprints of life, Real evidence, Big booster technology, Balloon mission set for 2006

Books
Clementine Atlas of the Moon, Virtual LM, Urban Astronomy, Lunar Exploration, Rocket Science, Walking in Space, How NASA learned to fly in space

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 05 – May 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 05 – May 2005

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International Space News
Space tourists can expect accidents, New NASA administrator appointed, Chinese support for Galileo, Frozen sea on Mars, First new Inmarsat satellite launched, Pillinger proposes Mars sample return, Shuttle launch day draws closer, Israel selects SAR system, Pluto craft nearing completion, Japanese booster back on track, Cassini finds atmosphere on Enceladus, Military lifts Boeing embargo, Spritzer marks new beginning, Greece joins ESA

Satellite Digest

From rocket garden to orbiter processing
Rudolf van Beest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Onwards to Mars
Gerard van de Haar & John Catchpole

The forgotten mission of Pioneer 5
Joel Powell

Russian rocket man
Alexander Zheleznyakov

Anxious precursor to Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
Philip Corneille

Correspondence
Flight surgeons regarded with justifiable scepticism, Humility has been all but lost, Sweeping away opposing view, Inspiration is a dangerous thing, Pertinent reminder of catastrophe, Imaginative proposals required for planetary exploration, Shenzhou programme, Titanic volcanoes, V1 prototype

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Walking in Space, Carl Sagan – A Biography, Astrodynamics 2003, The Mammoth Book of Space Exploration and Disasters, The Story of the Space Shuttle

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 06 – June 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 06 – June 2005

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International Space News
Question mark over Space Station logistics flights, New NASA boss intends rapid progress, Europe and US plan Jupiter moon mission, SSTL signs up for handful of launches, New space boss at QinetiQ, Europe heads back to Mars, Houston – we have a comic, Japan plans launch of prototype capsule, Russia and Ukraine work on new booster, Software fixes for Delta IVH, Satellites at risk from rising carbon dioxide levels, Shuttle launch date likely to slip into summer

Satellite Digest

Society collects special award

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Painting space
Ed Hengeveld

VEGA helps prepare CryoSat for launch
Clive Simpson

Farewell to Complex 36
Joel Powell

Daring in-orbit repair of Solar Max
Dr Neil Da Costa

Simply mechanical
Nándor Schuminszky

Correspondence
‘Voyage’ type mission to planets a non-starter, Disadvantages of on-orbit assembly, Science and religion, A question of risk, Zero gravity surgery – and how to avoid it

Society news
Obituary – Stanley William Green

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 07 – July 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 07 – July 2005

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International Space News
Starchaser set to float this summer, Private project on verge of success, Russians press for 12 month flight, Microcosm of star-forming region, New NASA organisation looks forward, Mars rover breaks distance record, Genesis heads home on final lap, New spy satellites to have radar ‘eyes’

Satellite Digest

Dutch flavour to Space Station mission
Neville Kidger

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Apollo 11 - a flight into history
Ed Hengeveld

Artificial gravity - The ultimate countermeasure against space deconditioning
Adam Hawkey

Ukraine astronaut eyes suborbital flight
Hartriono B. Sastrowardoyo

Pushing iron - On-orbit support for heavy intelligence satellites
Dwayne A. Day

Voyager 2’s encounter with Neptune
Philip Corneille

Correspondence
Question mark over first Mach 1 flight, Mars is threat to astronauts, Paradox of distance from Earth record, Members attend Delta launch, Canine claim to fall of fame

Book notices

Into Space
William Barton

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 08 – August 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 08 – August 2005

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International Space News
Phoebe’s surface reveals clues to its origin, X-Prize contender dips into space, A celestial rarity, Milestones for Europe’s new launcher, Euro supports Indian launcher, China’s ambitious space plans

Satellite Digest

Europe aims to give future Mars landers higher priority
Clive Simpson

Astronauts enhance Space Station science operations
James Oberg

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Apollo 11 - flight into history
Ed Hengeveld

Armstrong - a name etched in time
Geoffrey Bowman

Voyager 1’s amazing trip to Saturn
Christopher Gainor

First light
Dwayne Day

Indian visits Salyut 7 station
Philip Corneille

Crew revive dormant Mir space station
Philip Corneille

Correspondence
Ariane 5 ‘cat flap’ was optical illusion, Beagle on a shoestring, Energia refines flight times, Space needs fundamental shift in thought process

Book notices
Futures, Life in the Universe, Visions of the Cosmos, Space Review Risk Analysis, Amateur Astronomy

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 09 – September 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 09 – September 2005

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International Space News
SOHO searches for hundredth comet, Chinese astronauts paired up for flight, New rocket engine tested in Russia, Tourist ticket threatens Canadian flight, New vehicles to replace Space Shuttle, Intelsat’s first sea launch, Further boost for Europe’s Aurora programme, European instruments to fly on India’s Chandrayaan-1, Coldest ever object launched to space, Turkey’s space ambitions, Arabsat eyes fifth generation system

Satellite Digest

Military dilemma over laser ASATs
Dwayne A. Day

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Extended mission for MER twins

Deep Impact’s smash and grab
Clive Simpson

Space tourism
Dr Steven Fawkes

Detective work identifies rocket engine
Alan Lawrie

Will the first humans on Mars walk or run?
Adam Hawkey

Into Space
The Extraterrestrial Adaptation
Cameron McPherson & Evan Tyler Davies

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 10 – October 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 10 – October 2005

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International Space News
Rescue scenarios for next Shuttle missions, Lunar rovers in leading proposal, Robonaut’s first steps, US tests soft landing techniques, Insurance revolution on cards, Space marker at Farnborough 2004, Canada could aid Hubble repair, Pluto mission delay, ESA’s women in bed study

Satellite Digest

Messenger on its way to Mercury
Gerard van de Haar

UK plc urged to join future
Clive Simpson

High life on Mars
Philip Corneille

Science of uncertain returns
James Oberg

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

The last lunar outpost
Dwayne Day

Correspondence
Progress ultimately depends on commercial potential, Bringing space tourism to the UK, Astronaut at Cheltenham festival, Cardiovascular complications for long space missions, New developments at museum

Book notices
Hubble - Mirror on the Universe, Space Safety Rescue and Quality 2001, Lost in Space - the Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age, Lunar Bases, History of Rocketry and Astronautics, Soyuz A Universal Spacecraft, Backroom Boys, Missie Delta, On the Frontier Experimental Flight at NASA Dryden

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 11 – November 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 11 – November 2005

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International Space News
Crash landing shakes up Genesis secrets, Arianespace’s healthy order book, Atlas II retires, Insurers file liability claim, Psychology of Shuttle return to flight, India’s expansive plans, Euro space policy appointment, Orbital debris, UK seeks global monitoring role, Room with a view, Huygens checks out, New Japanese spy sats

Beagle 2 team leaves no stone unturned
Clive Simpson

Satellite Digest

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

Lunar panoramas
Mike Constantine

Space Station tourists
Bert Vis

Moments in the training of an ESA astronaut
Gerard van de Haar

In the shadows of the Moon race
Dwayne Day

Correspondence
Correcting misconceptions about human Mars missions, Economic mission architecutre, Humanoid form for space robotics, International venture

Into Space
Neil Ralph

Society News
First woman in space to give Society talk, Annual general meeting, Blue Streak book launch

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Spaceflight Vol 47 No 12 – December 2005

Spaceflight Vol 47 No 12 – December 2005

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International Space News
Second team unveils plan for Space Shuttle successor, Space Station crew returns to Earth, China’s latest manned mission hailed a success, ESA to request Kliper funding, Balloon explorer for Mars, First satellite servicing mission for space tug, Astronauts on the move, Norway orders new satellites, Palm trees from orbit, ESA selects asteroids, Next Shuttle launch targets May, World’s biggest space show comes to Britain, ESA loses environment satellite

Satellite Digest

Moonrise
John Catchpole

Venus Express
Philip Corneille

Space Station Chronology
Neville Kidger

The reluctant Space Shuttle
Ed Hengeveld

Replacing the Space Shuttle
John Catchpole

Working on the Moon
Dwayne A. Day

Correspondence
Professionalism and dedication of UK’s rocket scientists, Comments on the age of the Earth, Space farers turned politicians

Books

Society News
Spaceplanes – past, present and future Society’s Annual General Meeting

2005 Index to Spaceflight contents

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